Re: Avid cyclist looking to build 1st motor bike
I agree, the rack mount designs do leave you the easy option to use the bicycle as a pedal only bike. The first time I saw or heard of motored bikes in America was when I talked to an old man who was riding a road bicycle with a chain ring mounted on the front wheel. I thought it was just for looks, and asked him about it. He said it went to a motor and told me about bike engines. He said there was no point in taking off the cog because it didn't really affect his pedaling (century rides and charity races), but the kit came off easily.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.