Originally Posted by bandito
OP its obvious your not a newbie................do what you want and quit wasting folks time.
I appreciate your vote of confidence, but I really know very little about bicycles and how cheaper frames and running gear hold up to the stresses of being motorized. I am sorry you feel that asking those who have been there and done that for their opinion is a waste of time.
From reading through these forums, I have learned quite a bit from others asking questions that might otherwise be "common knowledge", hopefully someone else can read this thread and maybe it would help them make a decision on which platform to build off of.