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Old 09-18-2011, 07:26 PM
turb0_ryan turb0_ryan is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posts: 4
Default Avid cyclist looking to build 1st motor bike

After tearing down and restoring an old 70's Schwinn road bike from scratch and maintaining a fleet of 5-6 bikes of various types, I am looking for a more challenging winter project.

Buying a moped or scooter would be nice for getting around town more quickly, but that would be too easy.

I race mountain bikes and am very comfortable on a 26 inch front suspension build, so I am looking at buying an older steel frame mountain bike and retrofitting a motor.

I would prefer USA made kits/parts and am leaning towards a center frame-mounted motor for better balance and center of gravity.

I am in the very beginning of research into this, so any help in the right direction is welcome.

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