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Old 05-20-16, 09:17 AM   #1
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a survival bike?

I didn't know weather to post this in altbikes or here (or if it's posted somewhere already). thought it was interesting though

https://www.google.com/search?q=moto...ive&gws_rd=ssl

never done a bike with a motor, and if I did I'm thinking electric, but one of my future projects is a hacked up mongoose dolomite/massif combo to end up with (a not particularly serious try at) a fat tire edgerunner looking thing. this will probably add some inspiration to whatever I cobble up.
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Old 05-21-16, 09:17 AM   #2
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Old Heavy schwinns. with Foam filed tires , since the world will be in Chaos you can not get any inner-tubes ,

buy a Geiger counter too. all the Nuclear reactors will be un monitored.
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never done a bike with a motor, and if I did I'm thinking electric, but one of my future projects is a hacked up mongoose dolomite/massif combo to end up with (a not particularly serious try at) a fat tire edgerunner looking thing. this will probably add some inspiration to whatever I cobble up.
I think electric is a good idea and common sense unless you are the kind of person that would chopper to the top of a hill to coast back down. Some people are too self-obsessed or stupid to understand the consequences. Internal combustion has been superseded especially a 2 stroke engine. The problem with electric is the solar panel you will need to go off grid is going to be expensive. I went with a fully suspended bike rather than a fat-bike because I ride a lot of roads to find great base camps and I wanted a low rolling resistance.
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Old Heavy schwinns. with Foam filed tires , since the world will be in Chaos you can not get any inner-tubes ,

buy a Geiger counter too. all the Nuclear reactors will be un monitored.
I think this is the more realistic prediction to reduced or non-existent industrial production.

What can you maintain and keep rolling?

Heavy duty Frames with low maintenance tires.

I HATE to loose the wonder of the ages (the pneumatic tire) but considering that you would have a range extending & efficient (compared to walking) transportation. You would be the KING OF THE ROAD at about 10 mph!
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I think electric is a good idea and common sense unless you are the kind of person that would chopper to the top of a hill to coast back down. Some people are too self-obsessed or stupid to understand the consequences. Internal combustion has been superseded especially a 2 stroke engine. The problem with electric is the solar panel you will need to go off grid is going to be expensive. I went with a fully suspended bike rather than a fat-bike because I ride a lot of roads to find great base camps and I wanted a low rolling resistance.

that looks serious. haven't forgotten the idea, just letting it develop in my head and as I find parts. I need to get my pic taking ability back, but I have started a regular tire version of the fat tire bike I was thinking about (somewhat. I'm really thinking of it as a hooligan cargo bike). just happened across parts that worked for the idea. it's letting me play with some ideas that may transfer to the fat bike idea because it would be harder to come up with fat bike parts again to experiment with.


I have a few solar panels. not sure if they'd be too big for a bike. i'll need to actually start playing with the idea, and see what motor I could luck across, if I try a motor at all.


thanks all, for the thought on it.
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