1. MatCauthon137

    MatCauthon137 New Member

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    ok, so i have heard, also it says in my installation manual, to use wheels with 12 to 14 ga. spokes. My question then (now you can tell I am really new to even repairing bikes) but what ga. normally comes on a 26" mountain bike? If it matters, which it probably does, my bike in question right now is a roadmaster mntn sport sx. Should I just run my rear wheel down to my local bike shop and ask them the ga and to regauge to a 12? .spr.
     
  2. bandito

    bandito New Member

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    What drive train are you using to help folks to better answer your question?
     
  3. MatCauthon137

    MatCauthon137 New Member

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    I got the motor kit from gasbike.net, it is a Grubee 48 cc starfire. nothing spectacular, but I am certain it will suit my needs :D
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I've never had a problem with the light spokes. (But I do prefer the heavy ones!)
     
  5. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    the spokes are pretty strong on the roadmaster sx sport mountain bike.
    my first build was on one and it was a very tight fit,i even had to cut and drill the frame to get it to fit right and my air cleaner still didnt fit. my rear wheel was warped(im not sure if it was before or after i put kit on)but i liked the bike,but was hard to put kit on it.
    but once the kit was on,it ran good and i liked that the engine took up the whole v-frame space.
    i bought a new bike: a schwinn delmar cruiser,a lot smoother ride. cruiser tires plus springy seat.i lot of room in the v-frame part,so much room that i had to make a mount for the engine.but no cutting or drilling on this one.the only down side is the spokes on this bike are not as strong as the roadmaster,but there holding up for now.good luck on your build. if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

    i kept the roadmaster for a electric bike project i might do.
     
    #5 Cabinfever1977, May 25, 2009
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