What do you think of this bike and kit?

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  1. burrus

    burrus New Member

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    Going to be doing my first my first build. Considering this bike to start with.

    http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/5611504406.html


    Wanted to know what you think about the bike and about front suspension on an MB. I am 6'3" and 240lbs so I need something kinda big.
    This is the kit I think I'm going with:

    http://www.bicycle-engines.com/SkyHawk-AngleFire-GT5A-66cc-Bicycle-Engine-Kit.html

    As far as engine kit, it was suggested to me by a veteran builder in AZ.
    I've been wrenching for years, but never built an MB. I saw one about 5 years ago and was very intrigued by them.
    There is a grip shifter on this bike, so any suggestions to get around that, they would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Agreen

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    The name Giant is only a brand, so it could actually be any number of 7 different sizes.

    https://knowyourbike.com/giant/sedona-lx

    One concern some will have is that the frame is aluminum, thus susceptible to premature stress cracking. Aluminum work hardens with repeated impacts and vibration. I have a gt2-a frame, and have not had issues. I attribute that to the well balanced engine and solid mounts.

    Also, the frame diameter may be too big for the engine mount. I would not want to use the alternate mount on an aluminum frame. It's a little U-bolt that could crush right through the frame. There is another mount made for large diameter frames, and I believe sickbikeparts sells it. Worth looking at if that's the frame you decide on.

    The engine, I know nothing about. It may be a winner for all I know. If you're somewhat mechanically inclined then I'd tear it down upon receipt and clean it up before installing it. I would also look in to balancing it. It doesn't take much. A small, accurate scale and some time is really all you need.
     
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