Re: How NOT to ride a motorized bicycle
I swapped him out for a set of cheap suspension forks with Vbrakes.
This guy is an adult, but he's a bit...slow. "Not differently enabled" slow, but not the sharpest marble in the bag. He tries SO hard but just has no mechanical mojo.
I fix his stuff very cheap or free since he's so earnest and loves his bike so much. I just don't have the heart to tell him he should walk.
He's getting better though, at least he managed to keep it running long enough this last time to wear the tires a bit. This is one of those guys who would go over a cliff with a big s$%t eating grin just because he loves riding so much. He has no idea he is so bad at it.
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
If you can't afford it, build it yourself.