Re: Extremely New. Need Advice
[QUOTE=5-7HEAVEN;486916]Sorry allen, not meaning to disrespect or belittle anyone. In my opinion, if you're looking for cheap, dependable transportation, a motorized bike is not it. It can be cheap to start off, but not dependable on the cheap.
Just my opinion, the cheapest way to get into this hobby is to buy someone else's bike they gave up on. Then spend the extra $$ making it dependable. I lucked out and bought a second hand Trek mountain bike which had a Mitsubishi TLE43, Staton gearbox and NuVinci hub. The only thing it needed was to fix the rear flat and rear brake. It cost me $200 plus less than $5 for the flat. Brakes will cost less than $20. I bet the seller didn't put 100 miles on the bike.
Now THAT is a cheap dependable, quality bike with expensive parts. The rear wheel is the Monster hub w/12g spokes. The seller easily put over $1,000 in the bike.
WOWZER WHAT A STEAL ! IVE GOT A 40CC tANAKA ON A GIANT FRAME AND SPENT ABOUT 1500