How much would you pay for Custom Happytime bicycle frames

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by mickey, Jan 31, 2008.

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How much would you pay for a HT custum frame?

  1. under $100

    7 vote(s)
  2. $100 - $200

    11 vote(s)
  3. more than $200

    6 vote(s)
  4. What's the fun in that? I like to build my own.

    7 vote(s)
  1. mickey

    mickey Guest

    How much would you pay for a bicycle frame, designed from the ground up, for the 2-Stroke China engine?

    Grubee and, I assume, other China vendors, sells bicycles with the frame designed to fit the HT kit with the heavy duty rear hub and built-in gas tank. Some models come with caliper brakes and front suspension, with aluminum or steel frames.

    Odd that I can't find an importer who offers them but I figure its a question of price and demand.


    EDIT: I should have bumped the price range a bit. Feel free to post what, if anything, it would be worth to you to just bolt up and ride.
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  2. HI

    I'd want a high quality frame....probably oversize aluminum tubing...Mountain bike with full suspension. (since the frame would be built from scratch, maybe the oversized top tube could serve double duty as a gas tank and the seat tube could have a chamber built into it to act as a built in boost bottle).....Also, since it is a custom frame, where the engine mounts to the bike frame, the frame could be necked down a bit to allow for a hassle free install of the HT engine or maybe predrilled to accept the oversize tubing adapter of the HT kit.

  3. To keep the price down I would go for an average looking beach cruiser frame but with critical areas strenghtened,built in tank and welded on motor mounts that the happy time would just slide on without the studs,then some 6 mm bolts screw right on. Take out the built in tank part to keep the price down and maybe weld some tank mounts so you don't see the studs. Just like the motor mount idea,4 6mm bolts screw right up and maybe cap it off with a color coordinated plastic cap.Or forget the cap idea and get anodized 6 mm allen bolts to look fly.Even with just the motor mounts if you get it to mold with the frame would be enough for people to show you some green. I would keep it steel and would weld triangles in all the corners to assure this is the last frame you will ever buy.
    I would also look into disc brake 12 guage spoke rims front and rear and a solid rear sprocket that don't rely on them spokes.
    This has been my little vision for a little while myself. I need to learn how to weld first,but my vision is just as described and sell the whole bike on craigslist keeping it all local just to see where this goes.
  4. mickey

    mickey Guest

    I hear ya. Did you follow this link in my post? That first yellow bike looks like what your describing. I like it as well and its the cheapest (I think) The aluminum one looks the most fly though.
  5. WOAH! I just checked it now. I like that drum brake set up.

    Yes. That aluminum frame is pretty bad**s. I wonder how much he's gonna sell it for?
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  6. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Motor mounts,10g spokes,drum brakes and real rear hub with sprocket on a stretch, steel frame. I'm good...
  7. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Happy time custom frame

    What is a Happy time custom frame?
  8. mickey

    mickey Guest

  9. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Or these....

    Attached Files:

  10. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    god i love your bikes iride/ dan! keep it up bro!
  11. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    What does the I ride customs come with?
  12. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    They come however you want. as a matter of fact, Brutus is getting a face lift and will be taking a long journey to Tasmania.

    Any questions about the bikes should be via a different thread or PM...

    Thanks wavy! Can't wait for the rally!!
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  13. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Hmmm. Only 24 votes and 19 in favor at any price. I guess there is a reason no one is importing these frames.

  14. mickey

    mickey Guest

    And apparently my math skillz have atrophied. :eek:
  15. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member