Motorizing a Giant (brand) Bicycle

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by HseLoMein, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    Hello All,

    I was at my local bike shop buying new pedals for my shifter kit. I was broswing through their collection and i came across a commuter bike that is made by Giant Bicycles. It is an aluminum alloy frame, which they call their alloy "Aluxx". It also comes with disk brakes , fenders, spring seat and a rack with straps. Do you think that the bike will be safe with that engine and a shifter kit on it.

    Here is the specs of the bike.
    Hello All,

    I was at my local bike shop buying new pedals for my shifter kit. I was broswing through their collection and i came across a commuter bike that is made by Giant Bicycles. It is an aluminum alloy frame, which they call their alloy "Aluxx". It also comes with disk brakes , fenders, spring seat and a rack with straps. Do you think that the bike will be safe with that engine and a shifter kit on it.

    Here is the specs of the bike.
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/lifestyle/2306/32161/

    Will the engine vibrate the bike apart:eek:
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009

  2. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    i doubt you would have problems with that bike BUT $650. average retail !?! ZOWEEEEEE

    steve
     
  3. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    the one i am really looking is lasts year's model. its about 400 on clearance right now.
     
  4. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    did you look in craigslist or other local peer to peer lists ?

    i bought a $450 Trek for $200. that way.

    steve
     
  5. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    by the way, i just looked at that link again and i'm not sure you'll have enough room in that frame for the jackshaft.

    i hope someone with that experience will give some insight on that.

    steve
     
  6. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Good point, I just measured mine and you need a minimum of 2 1/4 inches of room behind the seat post.
    I'd go for it if it will fit and if you can get it for that sale price, they are a great bike.
     
  7. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    yes but that's 2.25" how far above the the bottom bracket ? it looks to me like the wheel is CLOSE to the seat post in the critical area.

    steve
     
  8. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    It looks a little too close to me.
     
  9. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    Looks like ill have to go back to the bike shop with some tape measure.
     
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