New Bike Advice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by p75213, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. p75213

    p75213 New Member

    I live in Sydney Australia and am looking to purchase a internal combustion motorized bike. I am not really mechanically minded and would therefore prefer a bike that is already assembled. As I understand it the motors are mounted in the bike frame or on the rear hub. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods?

    I intend to use the bike for shopping (couple of grocery bags) and some recreational use.

    Any advice or recommendations appreciated.

    Tyrone Faulkner.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member


    the most simple mount would be the friction drive set up

    a little extra time spent with chain set up may be time well spent

    do some reading here on site -- should help you a lot

    get one and then ride that motor bike THING
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Check out the photo gallery and read about the experiences people have had with different drive trains. A lot of it is personal preference. A 2 stroke, frame mount, chain drive engine is generally the cheapest.
    There are usually people that sell assembled motor bicycles locally. I see a lot of them on craigslist. Cheers