Introductions - old f@rt
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05-19-08, 01:13 AM
Hi folks. I'm new here and just wanted to say hi. I live in a small town in Tennessee. The town doesn't even have a red light. Just stop signs. I'm 54 (as of the 16 of May) and I'm looking to start riding a bike again. One thing that I wanted to do different is this... I wanted to put a 4 stroke engine kit on the bike. Does anyone here do that type of stuff? Or is this board for "pure" cyclist only? I hope not because I would love to have someone to talk to about it. I don't have a bike yet but I'm trying to save up to buy the bike and the engine kit. The bike I want will cost me about $112 and the engine kit will cost $324 (plus shipping). Sounds like a lot more when I type it out :). If anyone is interested, here is a link to the engine kit that I think I will get:
Thanks for lending an ear to an old f@rt. I appreciate your thoughts good or bad. If I'm out of line with my motorized talk just let me know and I will put a lid on it (smile). Anyway..... glad to be here and hope to be here a while.
Not sure how many around here have strapped a gas engine to their bikes. There have been some talk about electronic assist kits though. Good luck with the project.
I'm 54 (as of the 16 of May) and I'm looking to start riding a bike again.
Awesome. I was 55 when I took up cycling again. I'm now 63.
One thing that I wanted to do different is this... I wanted to put a 4 stroke engine kit on the bike.
Why in the ???? would you want to do that. What's the fun in riding atop a motorized whatsit? Take a deep breath and say to yourself -- "I am the engine."
Now, go to the Southeast Regional (http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=234) subforum and introduce yourself. I'll let the others in that forum decide what your penance should be. ;)
05-19-08, 08:04 AM
Ron always cuts to the chase!
There probably are a few people who put motors on their bikes, and I suspect that they show up in the AltBike forum. Not many of us do gas motors, but there are a fair number who go with the electronic assist e-bikes.
Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions :) !
05-19-08, 08:26 AM
The website doesnt say anything about the weight of that kit. I think you will need something a lot sturdier than a $112 bike to mount the motor. It might be difficult to fit in a lot of standard frame shapes. The illustrated example on the website only has a single pedal gear which would be a problem when you dont want to use the motor. I have seen quite a lot of electric assisted bikes. I am trying to persuade my wife to get one so we can ride together. I think this makes a lot more sense as the lack of noise with the electric is more suitable for riding with a leg powered cyclist.
05-19-08, 10:03 AM
Hi again everyone,
I can see that this is not the place for a motorized bike conversation. But that's ok. Nothing to be upset about. I appreciate the posts that everyone made and I thank you for your responses. In between the time I posted here and now, I found a site for motorized bikes. The site is: http://www.motoredbikes.com/
So if anyone else comes in talking about motorized bikes you can send them to that site. I am not affiliated with that site in any way so this is not a commercial endorsement. Just thought that you might like to know in case someone else like me came along :)
Thanks to everyone for your responses,
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