Worksman / GEBE Tanaka commuter build.

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by rgm1960, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. rgm1960

    rgm1960 New Member

    Hello all. I am planning my first build. Bicycle would be a Worksman INB, airless tires, front drum brake, single speed. Engine / drivetrain would be Tanaka PF-3300 32cc 2 stroke with GEBE belt drive. I weigh 180 lbs. I live in the desert where temperatures in the summmer can reach 115 degrees. Bike will be a daily commuter, 14 miles roundtrip. Is this a good plan? Any suggestions? Reliability is my major concern. Thanks in advance.


  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Sounds like a good plan.

    Get a combination water/backpack, carry tools and a spare belt.

    How's the asphalt road condition, potholes, poor maintenance, etc?

    How's the traffic? Any bike paths/bike lanes?

    If there is more than one way to get to and from work, try them all. My work commute is 12 miles round trip. After years of commuting, I found the safest route, which is easiest on myself and my MB.

    I also geared and installed a reliable engine with enough power for the ride.

    Good luck.