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.