Re: How long have you known about China Girl Kits? : Poll
Just over 3 years ago.
Was riding thousands of pedal-powered miles and thought that having a little motor assist would be nice sometimes. Would a weedwacker-type motor on a bike be feasible?
So I googled and found "the other bike site". From there I found out about this much better site.
I didn't really learn a lot from the forums regarding my build. I sort of had a plan in my head to start with and went with it. Worked out good for me.
I suppose I was checking out people's homemade motorized bicycles a while before I realized that the China Girls were such a common, standardized platform.
When this home-built Homelite gives up (still going - 2011 is gonna be its fourth year), I will probably go for a ChinaGirl/Shiftkit setup. But maybe not. I really do like the process of DIY.