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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by nashe, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. nashe

    nashe Guest

    Hi, board.

    Brand new here .. and relatively new to the idea of motorized bikes!

    I've teetered between getting a moped or a small motorcycle for a while now--but the idea of motorizing a bicycle sounds like a blast. And good practice/a learning experience when it comes to working with engines.

    My neighborhood is scooter/bike-friendly; most of the places I roll on are close .. And it's summer! What an exciting project. :)

    So glad I stumbled on this forum. I ordered my engine kit a couple of days ago .. and I've been desperately scouring the 'net for an info-well like this.

    I think imma' wait for my engine to arrive before getting the bike itelf; especially after reading all the horror stories of folks with motors that don't want to fit their bikes.

    Hm .. I guess I'll quit before I get too rambly. But expect to listen to dozens of questions from me in the near future! :p

  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Hey Nashe,

    So, what kind of engine kit did you get? Have you picked out a bike?

    These things are a lot more fun than mopeds, you can zip thru shortcuts, and nobody notices the engines thanks to AIR CONDITIONING keeping them cooped up.
  3. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    80cc chinese

    Hi all,
    I just purchased the 80cc chinese engine kit from ebay...I cant wait it should be shipped out here any day now...I still need a bike though...lol
    I like hermossasa vikings bike...it's from the online walmart store for $79.00. I was going to look here in my home town first...I used to own a moped as a kid, and now I will own it as a grandma LOL. Need to install sidecar for for Loomis my dog...lol Just klidding he'll just have to go in the car. Have a great day all and happy trails... :razz:
  4. nashe

    nashe Guest

    It's an 80cc engine from the Kings Motor Bikes web site. I'm thinkin' it's probably Chinese .. but I don't know.

    I'm waiting on the bike. Right now I ride around on a huge old vintage Sears 10 speed (it was free! :D), but the gears are kind of wonky and the frame is too big for me. I'd like something a bit smaller (more controllable) if imma' be flying around on a motor.

    I'd like to track down an old Schwinn or another vintage-y Sears bike; but if all else fails I know I have a couple old Trek mountain bikes at my parents' house. We'll see what turns up![/b]
  5. nashe

    nashe Guest

    Re: 80cc chinese

    That's a rockin' deal for that bike. Too bad Wal-mart has to be so EVIL! :p :)
  6. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Craigslist is an easy source for bikes, even go an hour or two radius to track down a good one.

    My bike store dealer got a 1950's Schwin Phantom (black), a rare one with zero dents, for $300, worth $3,500.

    But there are plenty of bargains for $50 or less.
  7. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Welcome to the forum!!!

    Good call on waiting to get a bike until you get your motor. I got a bike before i got my motor and ended up having to get a different bike cause it didnt fit on that one.
  8. nashe

    nashe Guest

    I'm definitely scouring that 50-bucks-or-less bargain bin at this point.
    .. yeah. And crossing my fingers that something will turn up on Craigslist or Ebay.

    But I'm not too picky. This is my first project, so I'm more concerned with something that runs than something that looks uber-awesome.

    The uber-awesomeness will come later. :cool:
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    35 dollars-[​IMG]
    Both found between ordering my kit, and getting it.
    Keep looking!
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    that's the 'tude! :evil:

    i liked hearing how your line of thought switched to a motoredbike. i may be biased, but i think you've made the right choice...
    welcome to MBc 8)
  11. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Welcome aboard.
    I have vintage bicycles, motored bicycles, and small motorcycles. My ride of choice is a motored bicycle. I just can't get enough of it!