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Old 08-11-2010, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Super High Quality Parts?

I think all in all, price for product & available aftermarket parts for motorizing - the Worksman Industrial Bicycles are currently the best combination of price and quality - quality applicable to motorizing that is Nice, stout frames with the potential for an in-frame tank due to the doubled top bars, very nice overbuilt wheels w/drum brakes included. There's also stainless tanks and custom motor mounts available, add in a shiftkit w/a good three speed (personal favorite/opinion) and you've pretty much eliminated most of the problematic areas (the shiftkit includes a very nice set of pedal arms, there's bottom bracket conversion kits for 3pc available too). There's also some "beefed up" Monark springer forks being offered, I've not tried them but you can check 'em out here:

Check out sportscarpat's build ta see if it's something ou'd be interested in:

As for the engines... well... they're not all the same, but close 'nuff to make the minor discrepancies irrelevant - best bet is to order from a reputable vendor whom honors their warranty, just in case ya get a dud... it happens *shrug*
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