Hello from Colorado

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by aclubb, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. aclubb

    aclubb New Member

    I've lurked for a couple weeks. Now that I finished ordering the parts, here is the "official" introduction.

    The Plan
    a commuter motor-assisted bike capable of taking me 32 miles per day.

    I ride this frequently on my road bike, but I don't like having to take a shower at the end of the ride, or having to pack clothes.

    I have an "old" (1999) Trek 7000 frame waiting in the wings for a motor. and some other upgrades.

    So far the parts list is: 2010 48cc GRUBEE motor kit + Sick Bike Parts HD shifter kit + SRAM Attack 9spd shifter + cheapo light kit (better one to follow pending electrical system install). :idea:

  2. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Hi, welcome.
    I strongly recommend a 66cc Grubee engine. You are losing 3% horsepower for every 1,000 foot elevation gain and a 66cc is the better option over the 48cc...no cop will know the difference if you are stopped.
  3. aclubb

    aclubb New Member

    are all the parts besides the motor in the Grubee kits identical? -- Carb, exhaust, etc.

    My trip is mostly flat. -- I figured I'd be legal first and if I needed more power I'd label engineer a 60cc into the works.
  4. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. I did a 50 mile round trip commute, once a week when I lived in Arizona. I added a 3/4 gallon fuel tank but didn't really need it.
  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    You sure you are in Colorado? Seriously, get the larger engine or you'll probably end up with buyers regret.