Re: My first build. Need some advice and I have some questions.
I don't make believe to know doodily about motors & bikes, but I do understand the value of customer service.
whichever way you choose to ride, it might not be a bad thing to have a local bike shop in your corner. I know first hand some of them are a little difficult with which to deal - just like their customers! - but when you get on board with a good one, it can be a real trove of knowledge and save you some time & headaches.