New guy in Colorado
I've been lurking for a few days now. I'm interested in trying a motorized bike project because I love tinkering with anything with a motor, and this project will probably more affordable than any other motorized project. I'm now unemployed so affordability is a big factor. Even though some wouldn't consider it a prudent way to spend money, I have to keep my sanity. Luckily, my wife is still employed and understands my need to tinker.
I am thinking about doing a beach cruiser with a basic engine kit from one of the numerous online vendors. I ckecked into used bikes from Craigslist and pawn shops. There weren't any that had the "style" that I liked. I found some good candidates at Walmart and Target. I saw an Iron Horse Beach Cruiser that was on clearance for $80 today. The new bike is close to the same price a the used bikes I saw.
Now I'm trying to decide on which engine kit I should go with. I'm a big dude so I'm considering a Skyhawk kit. I'll probably pick up the bike tomorrow and do some more reading on the various engine kits and vendors.
Hopefully, I can provide some input after my experiences. I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions along the way.