Re: Long trip planned-- advice welcome!
Upgrading the wheels/spokes is fine with me, it's not too pricey. But buying the 600+ dollar engine doesn't sound so great. There's a thread on another part of the site where people discuss the total mileage on their bikes, and several people mention estimates of over several thousand on the chinese engines. What if I go easy on it, say no more than 30-40 miles per day (I can pedal rest of way). I am also open to the idea of only going up the california coast, which means fewer than 1000 miles.
Does anyone else have an opinion on the engine bit? How far can I expect a chinese 66cc to take me (miles) before some component will almost certainly break and need repair?
Thanks for your help btw