Re: Noob from Louisville, Ky
Personally, I'd get a cheap cruiser. Especially if you like riding your current bicycle as a bike. You won't be doing much peddling after the conversion because the engines and chains add enough drag that you basically won't want to. I own 5 bicycles so it was easy to just take one (a cruiser in my case) and convert it. I don't think I would ever put a motor on either my mountain bike or my "commuter" bike.
Besides, the just look real slick in a cruiser!