Hmmm, so just to make sure we are on the same page, if I don't design and build my own bike frames, motors and transmission I am not a Motorized Bicycle Company?
I know that is not what you meant, it just sounded like that to me at first read ;-}
I consider myself an motorized bicycle company, and a damn good one at that.
No, I don't design and manufacture frames, but I sure as heck design and make other things and every build I do is a custom job from top to bottom.
Not only that, when I can get a deal on a good bicycle for ~$125 I can build and sell a quality
motorized bicycle for ~$500 and make my $185 standard build money.
Well usually anyway. It depends on what the bike needs to meet my quality standards.
For example these two builds just went out for under $600.
Note that above bike has a drive side tensioner because of the vertical dropouts and the buyers desire for ease of chain tensioning.
This one like most others don't get a tensioner on the drive side.
My shifter bikes like these sold for ~$1000.
I am all for drawing a line in the sand between real builders and posers.
I use nothing but Skyhawk motors, replace all the wiring with my own custom keylock ignition system, and nothing leaves the shop with stock grips, poor motor mounts, or one brake.
So am I just a poser with web site skills?
Grab your stick and draw a line and lets play some volley ball ;-}