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Old 05-03-2011, 10:00 AM
Nougat Nougat is offline
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Default Re: Long trip planned-- advice welcome!

If you want reliability and simplicity, you should be doing a rack mount friction kit. You can save some money by using a Harbor Freight engine. This will give you more flexibility about which bicycle platform you use, since you won't need to worry about mounting in-frame. It also eliminates the complication of an additional chain and sprocket. And it won't cost too awful much more than a HT two stroke kit and all the incidentals you'll need for it, and all the hassle of fooling around with it.

Just put a bunch of extra tires and a gas can in your trailer.
When asking for advice, you did not specify whether you wanted only good advice.

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