The bug bit me

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by PAPAGALLO, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. PAPAGALLO

    PAPAGALLO New Member

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    Hello guys

    i have been bitten by the bug and want to build a new motorbike.i have a 1952 schwinn frame to start,but many have told me not to use it because it will not withstand the motor vibration and will crack and break.i would not like to mess this vintage frame so i ask:is this true,are these frames so weak?any input would be greatly apreciated.
     
  2. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    All I can say is that many people look for the older frames because they are thicker and stronger than the newer thinner cheap bike frames made in China, I'm gonna say that unless you just want to keep the frame as a collectible it is probable a good frame for a motor bike, maybe some of the wiser guys on the matter will chime in soon and let you know their opinions on it which will out weigh mine.

    Peace, Map
     
  3. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    Check out bairdco's builds.....
    I rest my case. ;)
     
  4. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly.........

    Didn't mention Baird, but that is the first person who came to my mind when I read this post.

    Map

     
  5. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Those old Schwinn frames are steel beasts. I've owned some in my time, and my dad still has his old Schwinn Corvette. A '52 frame should actually be able to withstand whatever bicycle motor you want to bolt on.
     

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