Is this a good bike?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by s_beaudry, May 12, 2009.

  1. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    do the pedals have a free wheel action when not pedaling ??
    if not if motored those THINGs will be going pretty fast -- hit my ankle !!

    steering looks like it may be a doggie at speed ??

  3. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Member

    So you want an adult big wheel? The front wheel is freewheeled for coasting, yet has no gears. I wouldn't motor it.
  4. bambam

    bambam New Member

    What does one look for in a bike to motorise (sorry, newbie, but I dont' see any NEWBIES READ THIS guide to this type of question). I've seen some cool choppers, but they have a 'coaster brake' which I presume is a no-no.

    I guess you want gears, good brakes (disk/drum?) and some room on the frame, but that's just a guess...
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Tadpoles and variations have that same look, but the drawback of motorizing that one would be finding yourself miles from home and not having the advantage of a sprocket and multi-gears. (hill climbing or running out of gas).

    It looks to me like your legs would be in constant motion, like on a kids big wheel, though one of those 5 star reviews says this:
  6. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I like 7 speeds minimum, for the brakes and the hill climbing.

    You are looking for 2.25 tires, which most cruisers have, or at least 2.0's, like the comfort bikes.

    Steel frames or cro-alloy seem to hold up best, the thin aluminum tubing sometimes has a stress problem.

    Check Craigslist for bikes, probably plenty of options there !

    Here's a NOOB thread by Sparky:
  7. bambam

    bambam New Member

    okay, and next newbie question - anyone know of services in the uk where you can get a bike conversion done professionally? I really want to get into doing this myself, but right now I have a need for some transportation, which supercedes any requirement for new toys to tinker with....
  8. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    Could someone link me or show me a (somewhat)good recumbant for less then $400?

    Is there such a thing?
  9. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member