Re: well my bike was stolen...
Hi U.M. Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen, even if it was a "beater." What makes it worse is that they took it from your porch!
In my limited experience, I've found that every bike you build becomes better and better. I've done 4 of the 2 strokes and learned a lot on each one. I'm doing my first 4 stroke now and am pretty confident that it will turn out well.
Stay on your horse my friend.