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Postby emiller » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:24 pm

I was looking at these beautiful cruisers from Ridley http://www.ridleymotorcycle.com/motorbike/ there powered and was thinking of maybe buying one until I saw the price. Well they buy there bikes from felt http://feltracing.com/08/thumb.asp?catid=1504,1519 and I think I would rather peddle for the price. They are adding almost $2000.00 for a motor and bladder tank to a bicycle you can buy for about $400.00.
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Postby cuyeda » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:42 pm

With a gas powered motor attached will it need a license plate to ride on the street? I was at the local Best Buy last night, and looked at an electric powered bicycle. It didn't have the vintage styling, but the price was under $500. An extra battery pack could be added. With an electric motor, it was still considered a bicycle.
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Postby Mauleskinner » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:46 pm

cuyeda wrote:With a gas powered motor attached will it need a license plate to ride on the street? I was at the local Best Buy last night, and looked at an electric powered bicycle. It didn't have the vintage styling, but the price was under $500. An extra battery pack could be added. With an electric motor, it was still considered a bicycle.

In Minnesota, an electric-assisted bicycle is still a bicycle (as long as the motor won't propel you over 20 mph on flat terrain).

Gas-powered bicycles, however, are basically considered mo-peds or scooters. They have to have lights, horn, license, etc.

Your state's mileage may vary ;)

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Postby emiller » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:35 am

I ended up buying a 1945 Columbia cruiser from a local Sisters on the Fly member that needs a total restoration. It looks like this bike
http://www.nostalgiamerchants.com/image ... ivBike.jpg
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:25 am

emiller wrote:I ended up buying a 1945 Columbia cruiser from a local Sisters on the Fly member that needs a total restoration. It looks like this bike
http://www.nostalgiamerchants.com/image ... ivBike.jpg
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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: that's the kind my wife wanted, but I got her a 14 speed instead. She was worried about the skinny tires and the shifting and brakes -- you know -- pretty much everything (I think it's a gender thing :roll: ), but she's getting used to it. If you don't have any hill to speak of a single speed can be a great ride -- hope you enjoy it! :thumbsup:
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Postby emiller » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:00 am

Here are my tires I just bought for my bike. Painted my bike copper so it should look cool.
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:07 am

emiller wrote:Here are my tires I just bought for my bike. Painted my bike copper so it should look cool.
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:oops: yer a girl aren't you? :lol: :lol:

Then are chick tires for sure! 8)

You may get a snake trying to get amorous with your wheel! :o
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Postby Ivar the Red » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:29 pm

emiller wrote:Here are my tires I just bought for my bike. Painted my bike copper so it should look cool.
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I likey!!!! Where did you find those? :thinking:
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Postby emiller » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:02 pm

http://www.sweetskinztires.com/sweetski ... ducts.aspx
Checkem out they even reflect light at night.
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Postby Ivar the Red » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:53 pm

emiller wrote:http://www.sweetskinztires.com/sweetskinztires/products.aspx
Checkem out they even reflect light at night.


Thank you! I will definitely check them out. I've got an old cruiser I want to fix up.
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Postby emiller » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Update on my cruiser, here it is when I bought it and after paint and waiting on the chrome.
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Postby emiller » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:28 pm

Jim took some pics of my bicycle at cruise night. What do you think.
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Postby Nic » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:40 pm

They make the motor kits for any bike. There are a few places you can get the kits. Some i have seen have options for chrome parts and tanks. Or painted. So you can dress them up better than shown in this link.

http://www.bikemotorkit.com/documents/34.html
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