Re: New to motors - long time bicycler
I am also a long time bicycler that has been messing about with motor assist for awhile. Congrats on making the leap into the void! One word of advice though is that the jackshaft shifter that is now available makes a really good compliment to the motor you are planning on using. It is another couple hundred bucks but I feel it is a worthwhile investment for the long run.
One thing I can guarantee is that not only your wife will think you are nuts to put a motor on a bike until they swing a leg over yours and come back with an ear splitting grin on their face!