Best frame to use?

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Eric29, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Eric29

    Eric29 New Member

    Hey everyone! I recently received my 66cc Skyhawk engine kit (with a dent in the gas tank) anyways, I had to cancel my previous project due to the fact that the engine, gas tank, and muffler would not fit on the style of frame I was using (a female shimano cruiser) but my question is, what is the best frame style I can use, that will allow me to safely attach motor, gas tank etc...? Keep in mind, I want it to lean more towards a vintage style. Thanks!

  2. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    Huffy Cranbrook or schwinn swindler 275
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    anything steel
  4. Nanonevol

    Nanonevol Member

    What's wrong with aluminum?
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    The Cranbrook and equivalents will work fine. Older, steel pre-2000 beach cruisers are generally more durable and they ride smooth.
  6. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    It's more prone to vibration fatigue. You would have to be more cautious if you had to drill any holes in it. It's lighter, which is desirable. When I've drilled it, I've always sleeved the hole with a stainless steel tube/sleeve to run my bolt through, flared both ends and used a nyloc nut and tightened carefully so as not to deform the aluminum. Most of the time it was on hang gliders.
  7. Bill M

    Bill M New Member

    Somethin like this...

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  8. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    That should work fine. Looks like it will be a bit painful to ride though!
  9. SunkyWorks

    SunkyWorks Member

    Some versions with welded on rear racks I would avoid. Some have reported cracked frames.