Re: So how much money in your Bike?
I try to build them fairly inexpensive, but I won't use cheap bikes and components on something that I am going to be cruising at 25 to 30 m.p.h.
I buy high quality bikes off craigslist (Treks, Giant's,good quality Schwinn's with chrome moly frames, and I have a rule, I won't pay over $50.
Then you add the $150 engine kit and misc. parts (high quality tires & tubes, new seat and bars ect.) Usually end up with between $300 to $400. And alot of machine shop time building parts.