Mountain bike in oz

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Katelin, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Katelin

    Katelin New Member

    Hi anyone on oz, what's a cheapish mountain bike that will fit a 48 cc Zbox??

  2. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    just about anything,

    look for straight stays, anything that has "sexy" curves to get close to the wheel is going to interfere with the chain, wear through and break.

    disc brakes on the rear can be annoying to get around, what with sticking a sprocket in there.

    try to avoid alloy frames...hi tensile or cromo is best.

    24" wheels "usually" have 32 spokes and prefer 8 hole sprockets rather than the standard 9 holes for 36 spokes. so go for standard 26" rims.

    fat downtubes can be annoying, requiring special mounts. try to get something with standard skinny 1" tubing.

    rear suspension frames usually dont work. avoid. the few that do are hard to find. read, impossible to find...

    there can be issues with the front derailleur interfering with the rear mount. remove. you wont need it. same as drink bottle lugs.

    make sure the frame is "deep" enough. usually 16" or more. anything smaller can be a tight squeeze, not necessarily impossible, just awkward.

    the scrapyards are far better sources of GOOD frames. amazing what people throw out... Kmart is a no no!

    and dont waste your money at the bike shops... or tell them what youre doing!
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Don't even think about motorising a bike if it doesn't have front and rear disk brakes.
    These days you can get a reasonably good entry level mountain bike with disk brakes for around $450