Is this a good frame for mounting a 2-stroke HT?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Canon, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Canon

    Canon New Member

    I want a sturdy bike with good brakes and front suspension. After unsuccessfully searching craigslist and local pawnshops I decided I would just splurge on one of these guys. The only thing that worries me is the angle of the top tube. Anyone recommend this bike for motorizing or is it not worth the price?

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    IMO, a better choice would be a steel frame.

    Engine vibration is mighty rough on aluminum frames.
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Here is what you have to work with.... The ideal angle for a HT is 75 degrees. Mounting/
  4. roughrider504

    roughrider504 Member

    A larger frame Motobecane Elite looks to be a better choice, even though it has 700c wheels. You would still have to get the large frame adapter like the ones from SickBikeParts.

    A 29er would be pretty awesome too.
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    junkyards. you find some amazing stuff there ;)

    chromoly tigwelded shogun, with a huuuuuuge frame :D

    not to mention anything else they have...
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I think that frame is fine. Probably made by Kinesis. It should be comparable to the Specialized Hard Rock, and they hold up well. Like the others, I prefer steel frames for easy engine mounting and long term durability.