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Old 03-16-2010, 06:08 PM
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Location: Nowra, NSW, Australia
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Default Re: Some seriously basic newbie queries

Hello OzCruiser.
First, yes, you can still pedal as a normal bike with an engine kit fitted, but with a HT kit there is more drag due to the extra chain and clutch friction.

Usually, it doesn't matter what gears your bike has, for a standard single-speed setup.

Having said that, a Sick Bike Parts shift-kit transfers a HT engine's drive from LHS to RHS, into your normal drive-train, allowing you to use your gears.
I have one fitted, driving my 6-speed derailleurs. I'd never go back to a single-speed MB.
Can get down to 5mph in first, or 50mph in 6th on a slight downhill.

... Steve
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