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Old 04-21-2009, 06:51 AM
RFPavlik RFPavlik is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: HAYMARKET, Virginia
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Default Help Me Decide, Please. New To The Forum

Hi. I'm in Haymarket, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, DC. I love biking the many country roads we have locally and have plans for some 2 day or 3 day trips.

I currently have an electric bike, but do not like being limited to 20 miles before the batteries need to be charged. So I'm considering purchasing another bike and having a gas engine installed. I know I want 50CC. However, a quiet bike is more important to me than a faster bike. What would be better -- 2 stroke or 4 stroke? Since there are many hills where I bike, is the 50 CC 4 stroke powerful enough?

My wife is concerned about safety. Other than avoiding major highways, using a flashing tail light, wearing bright clothing, being cautious, and watching out for the cars, what more can I do?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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