beach Cruiser bike build

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by epickel1, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. epickel1

    epickel1 New Member

    Ok, i have been researching motorized bikes for a while now. Can someone point me in the right direction about buying a motor, or where to get a bike. Any info will be appreciated.

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    You can get a 2 stroke motor from one of the vendors that advertise on this site or take a shot on EB. The cruisers at walmart will work. They made Murray bikes in Tennessee throughout the 70s. I would look for one of those as they are light, sturdy and dampen engine vibration well.
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    For beach cruisers there's a site called by that name or similar that has nice bikes, they specialize in beach cruisers out of long beach cali.
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  5. Bzura

    Bzura Member

    Make sure that you re-grease the front & especially the rear hubs, the headset & the bottom brackets on any bike you choose. You may need to remove the fenders or buy heavy duty ones if the ones on your bike are flimsy. (Most WallyWorld bikes have weak fenders). The fender issue is one of safety. The added vibrations from the engine can loosen mounting hardware or just cause the fenders themselves to sway. If one of those supports or the tip of a fender gets caught on a tire tread it can get sucked up into the bike frame and crumple up between the tire and the frame. Best case scenario is that your tire locks up at 25MPH and you manage to hold on for dear life and do not get hurt. Or your front wheels locks up, the bike stops & you continue over the bars at 25MPH.

    Fortunately this has not happened to me because I have taken the advice of others on this forum, but sadly it has happened to people on this forum.

    This is a quote that I like a lot. It applies here, and in almost every aspect of life:
    "Anyone can learn from their own mistakes. Only a wise man can learn from the mistakes of others."

    I am not always a wise man these days, and before the age of 38 I NEVER WAS.
  6. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Lowrider bikes work good too. Steel frame, small tube diameter.
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  7. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    I'm liking that low rider. Nice colors.