This bike for build? Or?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by rettus1, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

    Hey guys. New to the forum. This will be my 3rd build and this time I really want to do it right. My engine and everything is in the mail. I got ever after market part I could to go with it and I intend to have the intake and everything matched. The only thing I need is a bike to mount it on. I was going to get a Huffy Nel Lusso but I definitely don't like coaster brakes and I would have to add a front brake to it. So this is the one I'm thinking about now www.walmart.com/ip/29-Schwinn-Low-Glide-Men-s-Cruiser-Bike-Dark-Red/37370371. Do you think the engine and everything would fit in there? Or do you have recommendation on another bike? I'm definitely open to suggestions. I'm willing to spend up to like $225 or so but of course cheaper is always better. Everything is in the mail so I have to get a bike quick! Any feedback is appreciated!
     

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  2. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    A two stroke would probably fit, but might be a little tight. A four stroke I'd say probably not. You didn't mention which you had ordered. I always recommend some type of front suspension because it makes the ride smoother and more comfortable. I'm curious as to why you felt you needed to have "every aftermarket part you could get", because not every aftermarket part is going to enhance performance or do what it's supposed to do and you didn't list anything specific in that department. I also feel its better to see how an engine performs stock, broken in and tuned properly before upgrading. Seems like you're rushing into it a bit, and that's not the way to do it right. I'm working on a custom build that's taken me a year already, and the only aftermarket parts I'm using are a different carb and muffler for a 79cc predator (four stroke, non kit). Though there are some performance parts available, I'm waiting until I've actually ridden it to make any other decisions.
     
  3. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Also, if you're willing to spend up to $225, you can probably find a vintage American made frame on eBay for Craigslist for that price or less. Just gotta look around more.
     
  4. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

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    Well heres the list of what Ive ordered:
    Chainring - Freewheel - 36 Tooth (SBP-CR036)
    Chain Guard 36 tooth (SBP-FWCG036)
    Mirror (SBP-RVM01)
    Engine Hardware Kit (SBP-EH020)
    CDI - LIGHTNING HIGH POWER CDI (SBP-CDI-01)
    MixMizer (SBP-MIX01)
    Spring Chain Tensioner
    66/80cc Top End Gasket Set Bicycle Engine Kit Replacement Part Motorized Bike
    BBR Tuning Torquer Up Exhaust Pipe Expansion Chamber Muffler
    Combo Brake and Clutch Lever Bicycle Engine Kit Replacement Motorized Bike
    Mega Motors 66/80cc Black Angle Fire Bicycle Engine Kit - 2 Stroke
    Signswise Red Racin Carburetor Fits 80cc 2 Stroke Engine Motorized Bicycle
    M-Wave Steel Double Leg Side Bicycle Kickstand
    Sunlite Speedometer
    Bicycle Motorized Bike Friction generator Dynamo Headlight Tail Light 6V 3W
    NGK (4085) BPR6HIX Iridium IX Spark Plug, Pack of 1

    Ive done quite a bit of research and I had the bike picked out until I just rode it. So now Im trying to figure that out....




    Also, any other suggestions on items I should get?
     
  5. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    That friction generator is a good choice, you can use it to charge a sealed battery but you will need a 4 pin scooter rectifier to go with it.
     
  6. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

  7. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Some of the huffy's aren't so bad, but why didn't you check eBay for an American frame? The nel lusso is not one of the better huffy's because the welds holding the luggage rack tend to be sloppy and break from the vibration.
     
  8. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

    All said and done, I have $666.72 in this build.
     
  9. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

    I just really like the bike. I seen one built on it about a month ago and its what inspired me to build a new one
     
  10. rettus1

    rettus1 New Member

    I could just return it to walmart once it arrives, what exactly would you recommend? Id like it to look nice as well. The engine kit and exhaust I ordered is black, thought it would go well with the nel lusso.
     
  11. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Well, some of the vintage frames may need a new paint job, but other than that should be fine. I'm using a 1956 Roadmaster boys frame that I got in a trade. Roadmasters were produced by Cleveland welding, who also produced western flyers and a few other brands. Them you also have schwinns, any vintage American cruiser should be fine as long as there is no pitting in the frame. Just search eBay, post some links to what you find and myself and others can look over them and let you know what we think. However, some eBay frames may come without wheels or forks, so you will need to source those as well. If you want really good suspension and you can find a pair, Suzuki K10s will bolt right up to a bicycle frame, they're kinda heavy but they're hydraulic and you can't beat the quality and comfort. If you want something a little lighter, I'd suggest a nice used pair of downhill forks, most come with a tab for a disc brake caliper. I know the nel lusso looks great, I've considered it a few times myself but looking at the shoddy welds makes me change my mind every time.
     
  12. johnsteve

    johnsteve Member

    my wallwarts bike sucks. Its a cruiser. The frame does not fit the motor like i expected, and the peddle fell off after about a week. I think someone tried to put 2 right peddles on it so the left peddle totally stripped though the crank and the peddle. Spend about 50 dollars fixing it myself. Lesson learned. Id take it back but not worth the hassle with the motor on it. on top of that the wheels were not true and the tires are crap. If I was another person, guess id be pretty ****ed, but i figure it was a good learning curve for me. Years ago I use to work on bicycles and its a good refresher for me to work on this bike. That being said, I would ever buy a wallworts bike again. My next bike is a frame that caught my eye that has the gas tank in it. cant remember where i saw it, but i can build it to my specs and be satisfied. Just my 2 cents.
     
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