Originally Posted by Dan
I think the first thing to be considered is the bicycle and becoming a master bike mechanic. It is the very foundation and first safety concern.
Just a thought.
And a very good thought it is. I came to MABs in my later years after a lifelong involvement with cycling and a prerequisite interest and fascination with materials, tubing and joinery, drive trains, wheel building, etc. I've built up far, far more bicycles over the years, of all types, than I ever will motorize. Indeed, it is the bicycle first. This is reinforced every time someone asks if I can fix their minimally/never_maintained bicycle or brings me a pos carp bike wondering if I think they could put a motor on it.