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If I had the spare cash I'd get a Derringer Cycle. But all goes into having fun on my Iron.
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cool but I did not see a price
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Derringer Cycles are $3500 plus tax and/or shipping. The price includes a choice of 250 colors, and you can mix and match at no additional charge. A blue bike with white wheels and black tires for instance. We try to never build the same bike twice, so a large number of additional finish options are included in the base price as well, a blue bike with white wheels, blue spoke nipples, and white powder coated spokes is $3500, a blue bike with white wheels, blue spoke nipples and gold plated spokes is not, some unusual finish options and most accessories are additional cost, contact us for details and a copy of the full color chart.
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Derringer Cycles are $3500 plus tax and/or shipping. The price includes a choice of 250 colors, and you can mix and match at no additional charge. A blue bike with white wheels and black tires for instance. We try to never build the same bike twice, so a large number of additional finish options are included in the base price as well, a blue bike with white wheels, blue spoke nipples, and white powder coated spokes is $3500, a blue bike with white wheels, blue spoke nipples and gold plated spokes is not, some unusual finish options and most accessories are additional cost, contact us for details and a copy of the full color chart.
Those are very nice but the motors in them look like the same ones I can buy for less than $200.
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I think I'll probably go with this one. It's got a better looking carb and A/C than most of them.

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The new 2010 Grubee Skyhawk Angle Fire 48cc bicycle engine kits are now available with major upgrades! The new 2010 edition comes with a larger exhaust port on the cylinder body for less restriction in air flow, creating more boost in power and speed and a larger front mount that is compatible with bigger bicycle frame sizes. This engine kit also comes with an upgraded high performance CNS carburetor that is designed to improve air flow and efficiency with a larger vent intake, low profile cone-style air filter and the new high quality EPA Good Year fuel line. Another great improvement is the upgraded muffler with built in heat shield for less heat and a longer Palladium cartridge for an extra quiet muffler. A new head cap design was also added to fit a spark plug in a 45 degree angle for a slimmer profile. This engine kit creates less needed head space for mounting on a bicycle and has more torque and power compared to regular 80cc engines. The head cap can also be turned 180 degrees for a preferred forward look. Newly developed with all the latest components available, these engines are the highest quality and highest performing engines on the market today. Often referred to as the "Rolls Royce" of bicycle engine kits, the Grubee name is well known for the quality and workmanship that goes behind each kit. Have you tried the rest? Now try the best!


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The one used by Derringer Cycles is a 4 stroke at least the new ones are older ones are 2 stroke. I like them but the price is way to crazy high.
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3500 kinda defeats the purpose....for 3500, I'll go with another Sportie...just saying...
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Forget the derringer, and the moped for that matter, I've gone back to the BMX. Takes me an hour now to get to work but damn it's fun...

You can't beat the fuel economy on these things either
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Forget the derringer, and the moped for that matter, I've gone back to the BMX. Takes me an hour now to get to work but damn it's fun...

You can't beat the fuel economy on these things either
I hear you, and I think you have the right idea, but this isn't a moped. It's just a motor assisted bicycle.

Here in Texas where everything is over 15 miles away and summer is burning hot, it makes sense to have a little, emphasis on little, help.
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I hear you, and I think you have the right idea, but this isn't a moped. It's just a motor assisted bicycle.

Here in Texas where everything is over 15 miles away and summer is burning hot, it makes sense to have a little, emphasis on little, help.
Fair enough. Over here there a quite a few regenerative motor-assisted bicycles from Panasonic around, a good hill will wind 'em up good for a good distance.

I can see it now, you start with that practical little cruiser, and others will follow with these...
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