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PiousPedals

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Hey what's goin on motoredbikes.com!?! Just checkin in to say hello... One day I would love to build something custom :cool: but for now here's my townie with a modified GeBe kit on it... I mounted the engine kit to the frame instead of the axle... I've rebuilt the rear wheel about 4 times and have finally gone with a single speed rear wheel to get the correct flange radius and spacing for a new drive ring. Over 12,000 miles :eek: on this bad boy so far and she still purrs like a kitten!

sorry bout those IMG tags... I'll get it right one day! RTFM right?
 

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spunout

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welcome to MBc!
nice job on the mods...with it attatched to frame instead of axle, i'm guessing that will extend the life of the wheel quite a bit, without as much added stress. cool.
looks comfortable, too. :cool:
 
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PiousPedals

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Thanks for the welcome guys!

Yeah, hopefully the mods will help the wheel last longer... The biggest problem that I can see if the super comfy geometry of the Townie... Most bike puts 60% of the riders weight on the rear wheel, The Townite puts more like 80-85%... I'm 225lbs. and 6'2" so at 30 mph a bicycle rim takes serious abuse... (Maybe losing a few pounds would help top end speed and wheel damages!) The kit being mounted to the frame just makes roadside tube repairs much easier to manage...
 
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beast775

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townie frame geometry

those bicycles are excellent for the price.great motor bracket mods.what a great ride.i like it.ow ya welcome!its fun here.
 
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