I started with a tremendous amount of online research into motorized bicycles. My research indicates that this forum is the leading informational site and discussion site for installing and maintaining a motor on a bicycle.
I live in the Cajun heartlands of Louisiana and recently moved to a smaller community from the greater metropolitan area of New Orleans. I lived in New Orleans for 7 years.
It would have been nice to have a motorized bicycle after Katrina, that's for SURE!
The ensuing climb of gas prices that peaked at $5.00+ per gallon convinced me that I needed a motorized bicycle.
Being the passionate gadget head and techie that I am I set out to construct an electronic motorized bicycle and have realized the best tack to take at this time is to put together the far less expensive and more practical gasoline powered bicycle.
A multi-fuel bicycle motor is my ultimate goal. A biofuel motor for a bicycle is my long term goal.
My short term goals are to install and test the 2-stroke bicycle motor that is so commonly available on the internet. I have a great bicycle candidate, it is a Men's, 26" Raleigh comfort bike with the "Raleigh-Taiwan" plate circa 1981, the year I graduated from high school. Even then I was dreaming of a bicycle with a motor.
I appreciate every persons dilegence and participation on these boards and look forward to learning as much as I can to make my motorized bicycles comfortable and long-lasting and a part of a better America.