Re: beginner and need some intro help
I pedalled a Univega Arrowpace for a decade and it was a sturdy bike. A 2 stroke motor should fit in the frame unless your frame size is small.
The back wheel on mine required frequent spoke replacements under pedal power. Run the largest tire available, which is probably 27x1 3/8. Replace the drop handlebars with cruiser or mountain bike bars and brake levers.
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