Re: Need a favor
Starting with the present motorbicycle boom phenomena is a great introduction. Then delving into how and why this came about, what made it possible and it's impact on our culture is a great human interest story. A lot of other countries rely on two wheel transportation, and now it's "cool" for us. All age groups are into motorizing bicycles and it's a great thing that young people are getting out of the house and picking up tools to learn basic to advanced mechanical skills. Whether we're blasting around the neighborhood, commuting, taking trips, racing, or building show bikes, people are enjoying this hobby. Just look at the categories on this forum to see the vast range of styles being created. What an excellent opportunity for us to express our artistic and mechanical abilities. The price, availability and simplicity of these kits allow us to build as many different styles as we expand our skills.
I think eventually you'll realize how it revitalized an interest in existing companies like Whizzer, Cushman, Simplex and mopeds.
As soon as there were vehicles and motors available, people starting putting them together to travel or race or just to enjoy. Most of the stories of vintage bikes are all about racing, but a lot of people made them just to make them and have fun. So I hope you touch on the home made bikes, as they've been around since the beginning.