NewB in St. Louie

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Databob, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Databob

    Databob New Member

    Hey,
    I'm Bob. I'm in St. Louis and new to motored bicycling. I ride a motorcycle. I also *take* my bicycle to the park and ride it around, I just hadn't thought of connecting the two. Anyhow, I'm fairly good with tools, and I'm planning a build here soon. I've read up a bunch on the forums and decided to get a cheap Chinese engine off E-bay figuring I'll be able to keep it running.

    Now I just gotta decide on what type of bike to mount it in.

    I'm looking at a vintage Hercules 3 Speed, made in England, with 26 x 1 3/8 Tyres

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/727915808.html


    Anyone have any thoughts as to if this is an appropriate bike to motorize?

    Thanks - and thanks to anyone who has posted info/advice on the HT engines. It's already kept me from making a few mistakes, and firmly set me on the path to make others...
     

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi welcome; most bikes used have 2" tires because of the comfort and strength.
     
  3. Databob

    Databob New Member

    Thanks for the advice. Do you know any brands/names that generally look like that style, but have wider tires?
     
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    generally 1.75--2.00 are on cruisers and beach bikes. mitch
     
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