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Old 12-17-2008, 01:53 AM
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Talking Re: thinking about a motorized bike for pedal assist

Welcome. I have a different opinion to offer, though the others are entirely fine suggestions. I prefer 1 speeds and live in a hilly area; idea is that I help it up the hills to remain up toward top speed and it keeps me movin on the flats. I gear the pedal gear kinda tall like 44/16 or 44/18, I'm most helpful to the motor at 10-23ish mph. So I mainly pedal up the hills and get quite a bit of excersize; I burn a few calories on a 22 mile rt commute. The way there is more down hill, and the way home not so much. W/ the 4 strokes you get drive side freewheel, you can w/ 2 strokes too but I guess most are turned off by wide cranks. Anyway just some thoughts.
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