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My original plan was to put on either a powered hub or a mid drive motor kit. Something electric. But those are more than I want to spend

The fallback was to put a small engine in the frame and either let it have its own chain drive to the rear, or piggy back it onto the original drivetrain so I can have access to the gears. But my frame is tiny and won't fit even the smallest of engines

So.. Now I'm back to the drawing board. Considering either friction drive or belt drive. Unless there's a way to incorporate a chain driven system without losing any of the original functionality of the bike - I want to keep the rear gearset and disc brake. 

Does anyone have any experience with this? Trying to evaluate options right now. Bike is a trek marlin 6, 18.5" frame, 29" wheels. Price target is <$300

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ive seen a few guys mount honda engines on a rack behind the seat.

No clue about how the rest of it functioned but its a good spot for mounting since you have little space to work with.

Those electric converisons are worth the money though, you may want to consider just saving go for one.

A girl that lives down the street from me did one on her bike and that thing fucking rips, man, I swear it'll do 45 to 50mph.

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Jesus that's fast

Yeah it would be nice. But stepping to electric takes it from the ~300 price range to the ~1200 price range pretty quick. Coupled with the cost of the bike, that's getting into the price range of a motorcycle and is, quite frankly, more than I want to spend for the convenience of having something like this 

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I can say that the front motor mount like broke suggested would be prob easiest. Unless you go with the traditional gas engine style like this:

 

All depends on budget and your will to get creative. Im sure you wont have an issue with either option lol

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ebay has a couple of those front motor setups in a variety of sized wheels with everything needed to do the conversion. 

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