Re: Greetings from Florida
Welcome to the forum. We have quite few Florida members. They're scattered all over the 'Sunshine State'.
Without knowing your skills or mechanical experience I'll make a suggestion regarding your idea about building a "custom" bike. These things look simple but some folks get into trouble trying to get too ambitious with their first bike. You might want to stick to a basic build for your first. This will give you some experience to draw from and make a custom build a little easier and have a better chance of being successful and reliable.
Just a suggestion and not talking down to you, just offering some insight.
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