New Bike Advice

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

  1. p75213

    p75213 New Member

    Hello,
    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.
     

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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome

    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
     
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