Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mac, Nov 19, 2007.

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  1. mac

    mac Guest


    I am 6 ft. 2; weigh 220 lbs. and because of age, ride moutain bicycles at a slow pace.

    I want a motor bike that will provide enough power for steep hills.

    I would like to learn from the group what is the best power train to use; ie. chain; belt, etc.

    I would like to know who makes the best gas motor to be used and what displacemrnt would be most satisfactory.

    Also, I would appreciate knowing what bicycle manufacturer makes the best bike for this application.

    I know this is asking a lot and some may be hesitant in making recommendations.

    I thank all of you in advance regarding any help that you take time to offer.



  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    cool! well, i know you're new, but i suggest you try to learn a bit about using the search WILL find tons of info here to help you make your choices...whenever you find a topic that interests you, feel free to post a reply to it with your input or question.

    btw-you're not gonna have a problem with your weight or height if you do your homework :)

    welcome to the MBc :cool:
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  4. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Yup! do the home work. Awsome, Augie, gentile yet to the point. Mac, Tom, Augie and the moderaters have laid it out so that there is all the information you could want at your call and beckoning. Just learn the search functions and off you go. I'm sure you can ask the proper questions within the proper threads, Mac.
    May the farce be with U.
  5. senseibruce

    senseibruce Guest

    Welcome brother.
  6. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome Mac to MBc. You will find the answers you need and most everyone here eager to help from selection to install to maintenance. Move slow now so you can move fast later.
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Hi Mac. Welcome to MBC. IMO the threads on hill climbing concentrate on Gebe too much. Don't neglect checking out Staton chain drive.
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it sure is easy when a new member will clue us in ahead of time, no?

    mac...'van's right, of course...this is why you have to do some research. people tend to go with the first "recommendation" they receive as gospel and that can lead to buyer's remorse later, and maybe we lose another potential riding buddy.
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Ya, that is a good point, Augie and don't you wish they all would have the decency to do that?
    Good on ya Mac!
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Hey Mac! Welcome, welcome, welcome. Take a look around, do your searches and research, and I'm sure we'll have you up and rolling in no time... If you need help with the tech. stuff (navigating the board, etc.) don't be afraid to ask.
  11. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc.
  12. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    It s not the height and weight you should be concerned about, it is the age. If you follow real peoples advice you grow up and get old. We have given up on growing up so..... welcome to the MBc tribe from the Giant Side of Texas!
  13. kenspice

    kenspice Guest

    Hey Mac, I found out that it's not age nor the face that looks like a week old doughnut but the want to "get out n' do it" that counts. Like the others say, the info and the answers are here so look around and enjoy. Get a real hill climber and go hunting with me. I'll enjoy the ride and you can haul my elk out for me.... Ken
  14. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to the community

    Hi Mac,
    First off welcome.
    I spent the last few days on this site researching and learning before I fork out any dough. It is a treasure trove of information and hints, best uses, and how too's and some how not too's as well. After all the reading I have done hear I fell very confident that you will find all the information you need to make your decision.
  15. Hello & welcome to MBC. You should sift through all the information here before making an engine choice. I will tell you what I like & the next guy will tell you something different. I would take in as much as possible as you may like something different. Good luck. Dan