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Old 11-05-2013, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: not to impressed with first kit looking for upgrade

For those of us who are of slender means the China Girl kits are very much a blessing. Yes they have their faults, but most of them can be rectified with the application of a little intelligence and for an affordable sum of money it's possible to end up with reliable transport.
Years ago it was the Villiers engine here in New Zealand that enabled backyard tinkerers to motorise a bike, but suddenly they're now perceived as being a classic and folk are demanding silly money for them. It hasn't helped either that scrap metal prices have gone through the roof here and a lot of old stuff that people were previously willing to almost give away is now going to the scrap merchants instead.

For some of us it isn't about how fast or powerful we can make a motorised bicycle, it's about being able to build one at all.
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