Im 6ft 5" tall, need a bicycle for my 80c.c engine

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  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I just purchased a 80cc gas engine from boygofast on ebay { its the pull start/ centrifgul clutch model}

    can anyone recoomend a decent priced bicycle { preferrable with shocks/ mountain bike} that my engine will easily fit on and that will be comfortable for my 6ft 5 " height/ 230 lb weight ?

    I have a local wal mart, but Im not sure if they have any bikes that will work for me.

    Thanks....p.s, Id like to spend as little as possible...and dont need a name brand model since I will only be using this for riding on the roads and not hill jumping or trail riding.

  2. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    bike sources?

    I don't think you will find a bike at WalMart or any dept. store that you will find comfortable. You need a bike that has a frame measuring 23-24in from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube. I'd keep my eyes open for something used on the local craigslist or newspaper classified, or perhaps a yard sale. Most of the major manufactures that sell thru the independent bicycle dealers (Local Bike Shop) make entry level bikes this large but the producers of bikes for the dept. stores do not.

  3. augidog

    augidog New Member

    i'm 6' 5" also...

    you won't find a frame to fit you on the wally-world rack. i found my original bicycle on ebay, rode it 165 miles down rt 101, where dan of iRide Customs stretched it out for me. a simple but beatiful solution...the resulting "pedal forward" frame has rocked my world!

    here's a page with the history of my motoredbike, the links on the left show the early days, the link on the right is a gallery with newer pics:

    my latest pics are on the racing forum, follow the link in my signature.
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I'm 6' 3" over 200#- I have a standard sized cruiser frame, but I have a short crank- 4.5 inches...but I have no intention of pedaling my bike other to take off from a dead stop. Also, my seat is as low as it will go, but moved back so the tip of the horn is over the seat tube- this helps, but I did it for the style. I find it comfortable even on longer rides.
  5. augidog

    augidog New Member

    "specialized" offers some nice front-suspension bikes, and they have "XL" sizes (long seat-tube, like 19.5" or more)...around $350 last i looked.
  6. split_yer_wig

    split_yer_wig New Member

    craigslist bro

    i hear big and tall myself

    thats why im lookin for 29" forks to throw on a full suspension mountain bike, big front tire will lift font end......then add ape hanger type bars.........get a spring style seat from walmart (those bell seats are comfy as ****) and i wolnt get a full 29er.......i just dont like the idea of motorizing that big of a wheel.....the 26 inch is more tourqey
  7. augidog

    augidog New Member

    ps: there is NO SUCH THING as an 80cc chinese 2-stroke frame-mount.
  8. split_yer_wig

    split_yer_wig New Member

    and from what i read about big apple tires itt sounds like a smooooooth ride
  9. wayde

    wayde Guest

    iron horse outlaw from sport chek i'm 6'1 and with my shock seat post i can only touch the ground with my tip toes
  10. Alan

    Alan Member

    My Schwinn Voyaguers are monsters. 700 tires, XL frame, and weighs a feather. Around 300. bucks. Less if you can find a '07 leftover.
  11. Jakylpops

    Jakylpops New Member

    I'm also 6'5" check out my picture thread.

    This is a 26" MTB frame with a nice long seat post and handlebars off some kid's discarded BMX bike. This is a much cheaper solution to getting a comfortable upright position than buying a stem riser for a stock you get all that extra bar space to mount your gadgets on. Since it's a bike you're probably not going to spend a whole lot of time pedaling, I wouldn't worry too much about the perfect fit, as long as you're comfortable and the engine fits the frame.

    Personally I'd love to have a set of 190mm cranks for my unpowered bike, but at this point I don't have $400-$500 to waste on them.
  12. aaabluezer

    aaabluezer New Member

    If you don't find anything local try e-bay. I've noticed a lot of x-large older complete bikes go cheap as there are not that many folks who can use them. A good lugged steel frame should offer some of the benefits of a suspension frame without the complexity as long as you are road riding.
  13. tolly

    tolly New Member

    monky hangers on 26' work 6'4" 280
  14. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Yeah, I'm just riding a schwinn 20" frame, with 700c's. Sure, 22" + frame would be nice, but really you've got to remember 3hp can only do so much with 6' 6" 260................PS- Many mods do help!~

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