A good bike to mount engine?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by ovni, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. ovni

    ovni Guest

    I just got my 70cc kit from thatsdax. I have a beach cruise/mountain hybrid. The engine does not fit in the frame.

    What is a stylish cruiser, stretch cruiser or chopper I can place the engine without frame alterations.

    Please provide links and pictures if possible. I was looking at target.com and they have some nice bikes. Amazon also does. Please help.

    Will this work? http://www.copacabanabikes.com/catalog/firmstrong-chief-beach-cruiser-p-49.html
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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    best way to help the next new builder is to read forum-captions and post in the proper forum...stay tuned, someone will be along to help.
  3. npk1977

    npk1977 Guest

    Is it close, are there little tweaks you could do? Perhaps we could help you with those?
  4. ovni

    ovni Guest

    not close at all. The fame has a weird look to it.
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:Ovni, peruse throughout the motorized bike forums, print the bikes you like that the engine fits. email/contact the owners, ask questions about their installations, likes and dislikes, and what they would've/should've/could've done for a better engine installation....
    orrr carry your engine with you to trial-fit the bikes in the shops, stores and private owners. remove the engine mounts and studs, apply masking tape so the mounting surfaces don't scratch the bikes you're measuring.
    be very careful while measuring, because if you scratch the bike(s), ya might have to buy the bike(s).
  6. ovni

    ovni Guest

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  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

  8. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

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  9. ovni

    ovni Guest

    Thanks! I pm'd him a few days ago. No reply yet. Hopefully he's still around this forum.
  10. rcjunkie

    rcjunkie Guest

    Go easy and purchase a Schwinn Searcher or Schwinn Skyliner. Both are comfort bikes and work well with the engines.
  11. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Stay away from a stretch for your first build unless you can access a welder or have some experience or just enjoy aggravation. A beach cruiser or mtn bike is the easiest to set up. Just my opinion...
  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Get a moon dog from wally world.
    Fits great, looks great, the cost is great. Beach cruiser. It's the green one on Dacs front page of his site.
    I have had one for a few months now and love it.
  13. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:ovni, Moondog(Kulana) and Schwinn Skyliner are both WalMart items. i've seen many Kulana bicycles on the net and some in person. it seems to be a VERY good choice, because i've never heard anyone complaining of its engine installation.
    i've scrutinized the Skyliner. its quality seems to make it to be a better choice, especially with its front suspension fork. the 7-speed option necessitates a larger rear-frame/dropout area and less interference for the chain and sprocket.
    the balloon-tired Schwinn Aerosport and Felt cruisers are also interesting prospects with their balloon tires, 12g spokes, springer forks.

    i'm also looking for the right bike for my twin-engine install.