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Old 09-13-2011, 01:00 AM
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Default Re: Which Bike Is A Better Choice?

Either one is an bad idea. I think it's a good idea to at least spend as much money on your bike as you did on your motor. If you start with a lousy bike it's really hard to get to the point where it feels decent. I would check and see if the wheels have spokes that crossover one another before they go from the hub to the rim. This is referred to as a laced wheels and it is a lot stronger. If you're short on cash I think your money would be spent a lot better in buying a good used by as opposed to a poor new one. When I'm riding my motor bicycle it's really good not to worry about the bike falling apart.

You're putting an awful lot more strain with the 2 hp motor that even the strongest professional bike racer can exert. Plus the added fun of all of that vibration. Kinda like, if you take a standard bicycle and strap it to a paint shaker when you think will happen?


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