Sounds good, Cabinfever. That's what I am going to do to ..... have an old Bianchi Ocelot from 1991 that I am putting my motor on. It's a mountain bike but with road tires; I have a feeling that it will work extremely well. Plan to use it as a pedal-assist bike for commuting to work - 20 miles each way. Please post a picture after your shakedown cruise; by the way, I am also in NY. Best of luck and enjoy the ride.