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Old 07-02-2008, 06:25 PM
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Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chico, CA
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Hi Guys, I joined last week and have found the info immensely helpful. I had help with the install, but am comfortable with much of this even though I am not a mechanic. I have about 35 miles so far and it seems like you fix/replace one thing and another breaks/leaks/strpis. I have replaced about 75% of the hardware and am getting new gaskets today and am awaiting the spring loaded tensioner that misteright1_99 recommended to me. The chain falling off has been my biggest obstacle (some people would probably kill for that issue). Once you get through the break in and replace/repair the crappy chinese hardware, do you finally get to a somewhat reliable ride? I guess my question is, how often do you have to repair stuff once you get things done correctly with the right parts? Reliability is big for me based on the round trip 20 mile commute I want to use this for. Do you get to a point where its just tighten and maintain or are these chinese kits something you will constantly be battling for reliability?

Thanks! Ill post some pics once I get the new tensioner on, hopefully this weekend!
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