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Old 06-25-2014, 11:42 AM
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I ride my motorized bicycle when I tire of pedaling most of the time just to
go a bit further than my old legs can & a bit faster.
I like that mode of operating. I think I spend too much time cruising around letting the motor do the work. I am going to try helping it out more. What's the point of having pedals otherwise? Might as well get a little scooter.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:15 PM
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Considering my age, my legs are getting really strong again,
both of them, the one with the steel rods & the one with two
severed tendons. Injuries are one reason I went to motored bikes.
but pedaling definitely has certain advantages. I'm in much better
shape at 65 than I was at 40. It's been a long road back & I
dumped a few vices along the way. I'm getting to where I ride in
high gear much of the time. 5 years & 5000 mi. ago it was the opposite.
In contrast, I've probably only 1500 motored miles. I shocked myself
today. I looked down at my computer & I was cruising a 16mph.
A year ago my avg spd. pedaling was 7.8 mph.

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Old 06-26-2014, 12:44 AM
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Because they have the best features of both bicycles and motorcycles. The engines are interesting in their own right, and you have the simplicity a bicycle as the running gear. And because I'm both a bike and small engine mechanic it satisfies an interest.

I also used to own a 1960's VeloSoleX and I loved it's quiet funkiness and fuel economy. It was the best bike to take on weekend garage sale junkets, even had people think it was there to be sold.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:53 PM
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happy to ride at a stately and serein 24 MPH and the views .............. man the views, at that speed they take forever to go by ............ and for every uphill ride there is a downhill coming up to take the pain away ........... and ........... she can ride on the handlebars
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:22 PM
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I hope by "she" you don't mean a passenger.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:04 PM
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Just me here but I like that you can make your own parts and let's face it, buy really inexpensive parts. Honestly, you can make a less then $200 kit/engine move a junk yard bike way faster then you should. (wear a helmet!)

It is insane that we do this and even crazier that we support each other in taking perfectly good bicycles, strapping motors on them, and if we live, chat about it. It is a crazy 12 year old's dream! Or eight year old's.


But dang! Done right, is so cool!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:44 PM
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Support each other, heck yeah!! Sometimes, I think we egg each other on!!

(And something amazing usually is the result!)
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:05 PM
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Support each other, heck yeah!! Sometimes, I think we egg each other on!!

(And something amazing usually is the result!)
Ayup! So True. Build some thing cool......
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:51 PM
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Just me here but I like that you can make your own parts and let's face it, buy really inexpensive parts. Honestly, you can make a less then $200 kit/engine move a junk yard bike way faster then you should. (wear a helmet!)

It is insane that we do this and even crazier that we support each other in taking perfectly good bicycles, strapping motors on them, and if we live, chat about it. It is a crazy 12 year old's dream! Or eight year old's.


But dang! Done right, is so cool!
Listen, when I was 12 years old I would have killed for the buzz bike I have now.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:09 PM
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I could not agree more, Tom.
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