Re: Hi From Lake Worth Florida
Welcome to the forum, Kevin.
You've come to the right place for help and advice.
Feel free to ask questions but there is also a world of information available by using the search feature. Type in key words and you'll have pages to read on any subject associated with building and maintaining a motorized bicycle.
There are some very successful electric bikes/motors available today that might interest you. Check out our E-Bike section for information.
As for gas powered bikes the most common is the Chinese in-frame 2 stroke. These do not easily allow for friction free pedaling, as a rule due to the parasitic drag on the rear wheel from the engine even with the clutch disengaged.
There are friction drive systems that can be completely disengaged from the bike wheel so pedaling is like normal. Lots of other options to choose from and we're always here with help or advice.
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