Originally Posted by old motorbike
Try Craigs List or a police auction. I just sold my first build with a shift kit, and I loved it even here on flat ground. I think if you have hills steep enough that can't be pedaled up, you could use a shift kit (unless it's illegal) in your state.
I'd go with the police auction. My local Craigslist has people who must think there's gold under all that rust and dirt on the Huffys and Schwinns they ask $80+ for.