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Discussion in 'GAS POWERED BIKES' started by sdframe, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. sdframe

    sdframe

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    I'd been waiting for an appropriate (ok, cheap) large frame sturdy road bike to come along so I could hang this tank off the top bar and build a motor bike around it. This Schwinn filled the bill: It's sturdy (and heavy.) I added truss rods, a bull moose handlebar and thornproof tires and tubes.
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  2. wheelbender6

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    How are the 27 inch light weight wheels holding up? I would think they are more sturdy than more modern 700c wheels.
     
  3. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Very nicely done!
    I bet it flies on those skinny tires too.


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  4. sdframe

    sdframe

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    I only ride it occasionally, but the wheels seem to be holding up just fine, and, yes, it's slightly faster than the 26 inch ballooners.
     
  5. OddJob

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    Steve, how many gallons does the tank hold? Those bikes get like 100 mpg don't they?
     
  6. sdframe

    sdframe

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    I'm guessing more like 80 mpg. These cheap Chinese two-strokes are not exactly fine tuned. They are fun, though.
     
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