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Old 08-20-2011, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Help with bike recommendations

Mike, IMO you are better off with a steel frame than AL because IF there is a problem with cracking on down the road, it's easier to find someone with a stick welder or wire feed than someone accomplished in TIG welding.

There's a lot of vibration present when going to motor power, as opposed to pumping a bicycle... and more speed overall.

What for?

As another member stated, YOU are first and second gear, the motor can take over as third/hi-gear when you release the clutch.

IMO, you would do well investigating bikes with both front and rear brakes, disk being the best available, today.

Under power, a sole coaster brake is an invitation to disaster.
No one knows when a failure will occur.
and that will be a surprise

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