Full Suspension Bicycle

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by andyinchville1, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. HI All,

    I have been seriously looking for another bicycle to mount a Dax 70 engine on.

    I want a full suspension bicycle but have been unable to find a particular model with a satisfactory rear suspension (most have the shock right where the engine needs to fit in)....Is there a full suspension bike out there that would work for the Dax 70?



  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    The geometry is agin ya. If you find one where you can mount the engine, how will you get the power to the pivot point and still have pedals? Don't get me wrong, I'm rootin for ya. If you figure it out, that's something I would want to copy.
  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    The Next Avalon is so close to being what I was looking for when I went looking for a suspended comfort bike to motor but modern styling apparently dictated that the down tube be curved upwards in a pointless manner rather than a classic S cruiser shape. Just not enough room for the motor.
  4. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    KHS Solo One?

    KHS makes a mountain Single Speed with what is called a Soft Tail. The mono seat stay has a slip joint with a elastomer inside. The chain stays flex and provide 1in.-1.5in. of travel. These bikes come with Rockshock front suspension. They can be found on the used market for $150.00 - $200.00
    There should be room for an engine in the medium to large sizes.

  5. Get a springer or shock fork and a suspension seat post. Problem solved.
  6. sklein25

    sklein25 Guest

    I'm not a big fan of suspension seatposts, only cuz when you get off the seat to absorb the really big bumps or drops. You are then loosing the rear suspension and having to rely on your legs to take in the absorbtion. Now this shouldn't be a problem if you're riding smooth roads all the time, but if you decide to go off-road on some difficult trails. Then you could definitely benefit from a nice cushy rear end. However; I'm not sure if it's at all possible to mount one of these Made in China bike engine kits on a full suspension framed bike. I think that if you were to find a frame with enough space to mount the engine, you would run into some engine drive chain slack issues each time the rear wheel would move up and down to absorb the big bumps and landings. Anyone here have any luck mounting these engines into a full suspension mountain bike???

  7. I think a jack shaft that runs thru the rear swingarm pivot point would work to eliminate the chain tension problems.
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Since the pivot point is generally the center of the bottom bracket, perhaps you could move the pedals a bit?
  9. Hmmmm....I have a pile of old junk bikes....looks like maybe this winter I'll try fabbing up a whole frame....Only problem with this approach is the fact that most of the bikes I would be taking parts from are old and cheap bikes (not that that is bad) but I was hoping to get a moderate quality mountain bike prebuilt with some good components on it...Oh well, it'll be a good first stab at a full suspension bike at least....
  10. take a look at a classic dayton twin flex very pricey but if your making a frame you could possibly use that idea nostalgic.net
  11. MrCrowley

    MrCrowley Guest

    I swear I have seen kits for full suspensions before. They basically install like a rear pannier rack, and are mounted to the rear swingarm only. you would then just route cables, etc. past the pivot point to the handlebars?
  12. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    he is talking about a frame mount for a f/s...most rack mounts will work fine
    just not what he is looking for
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    crowley, the bicycle in Golden Eagle's link (upper left) is the perfect example of what you're talking about, many more examples in the "rack'em" forum.
  14. Proboscis

    Proboscis Guest

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  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest


    nuff sed :cool:
  16. Wow....That frame looks like it would work!! ;-)

    Now the problem is finding one!

    I really wish I could find a new production bike that would be like that one!

    Good find tho....I will start a search!

  17. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Something a little different

    Not meaning to hi-jack the thread, but this is about rear suspension. Since I need to stretch this frame to mount the engine, I've been toying with the idea of adding rear suspension.


    I'll probably be using a jackshaft to get the drive aligned with a leftside mounted 48t on a freewheel. I might be able to mount the jack close enough to where the pivot point would be to minimize the pogo effect (And the idea with this is to cruise, not to race). Any opinions? Comments?
  18. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Seems like if your pivot points keep the same length and you are able to spring load all the tentioners, it should work like winding a rubberband around your two index fingers then rolling one over the other.
  19. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    That is quite a classic indeed!

    Andrew, there are literally hundreds of frames that are similar in design to that one that can be had for relatively cheap.
  20. try1897

    try1897 Guest

    I just got a Schwinn hydroformed full susspension 24 speed bike Its an Impact all alunimum frame with the triger shifters. I got three of them all different styles . really cheep but all the rims where bent beond fixable. and one of the pedal cranks was snapped off and another bent. I found out they had gone thru the trash truck compactor.But they are all new bikes?????? I got a set of wheels and got the Impact up and running and was concidering a rear engine for it. T in WV