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    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:
    http://www.fiveflagsmotorbikes.com/W...ycleEngine.htm

    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.

    -cd-

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabdance View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by crabdance View Post
    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 subforum and introduce yourself. I'll let the others in that forum decide what your penance should be.
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    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.


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    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.

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    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,
    john

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