Re: Motorbicycling 101
I think one important point is that builders need to find a good, sturdy bike with strong wheels that are in good shape, I have read about a few accidents from hub and wheel failure and that could have been prevented. If you have an older bike, installing new bearings and greasing them well, and replacing rusted, fatigued spokes with heavier stainless spokes (have a pro do the job) can mean the difference between a safe ride and danger.
I would beware of super cheap department store bikes as well. Quality costs a little more and your future may depend on it.