Re: Reasons for riding MB
I have loved road cycling since I was a teen, but now I'm busy all the time with a child, and mountain biking whenever I get the chance, I'm too pooped to ride a road bike. The motorized bicycle lets me get to town and back (10mi round trip) without being drained.
I wanted something like this since I was a teen, dreaming of putting an edger motor on an old Schwinn. I never tried it, but someone found me a beach bike in the dumpster and I ordered a china kit. I didn't have a good experience with the china kit and finally ordered the friction drives I wanted in the first place. Now it's loads of fun, since the bike still works like normal with no drag except the dead weight if the engine is off. Works for me. I feel confident in the bike and use it to pull my daughter on our weekly "safari" through grassy rural roads or nature parks.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.