Re: Looks or performance.........
I too follow the mantra of form follows function.
I built my motorized bicycle to be quiet, reliable, not butt ugly, and as fast as those criteria let it be. Usually when I create a part I try to make appear to be a factory made piece. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I throw it away and start over.
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.
Does not come with a fortune cookie."