NewB in St. Louie

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

  1. Databob

    Databob New Member

    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

    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