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Old 09-04-2008, 12:50 AM
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Location: Deerfield, NH
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Default Re: motor bike functionality?

I think if you want maximum pedalling functionality you will go for a build that incorporates a freewheeling hub or a friction drive you can disengage when not in use. I used a chine fire kit which allows me to pedal the bicycle with the clutch disengaged but I am still dragging the chain around the sprockets. The drag is not something oppressive but I am aware of its existance. It does not bother me because I got the bike for exercise anyway but someone more used to pedalling freely might resent the extra friction. To me, the motor is just a kicker to give me more range.

50cc Slant Head mounted on a $5 Huffy mtn bike
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