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Old 01-23-2010, 12:30 PM
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The Boy Who Never Grew Up
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Location: northeastern Minnesota
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Default Re: New to Motorized Bicycle World

Hello Cain,
Welcome to the forum. With my first build (1963 Schwinn American) I just wanted to get the danged motor mounted so I could ride without pedaling. It was so much fun that I wanted to do a second bike so that somebody else could go riding with me and so that if one was down with a problem, I still had the other to ride. The second build (also a 63 Schwinn American) went much easier than the first. Since then I found this forum and have learned so many valuable tips and met a lot of inventive folks willing to share. At the moment I'm on my seventh and and eighth builds, both 1930's Elgins. Now I find that the building is every bit as much fun as the riding and am embarking on a small business venture of building bikes for others. If I want to keep having fun building them then I have to sell some to be able to afford the hobby. I can only ride one at a time anyway.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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