If you had it to do over again ...

bjaspud

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Hi, I'm a newbie here. I've been on-line for a few days soaking up as much knowledge as I can before posting. First let me say that I'm hooked. I can't wait to order a kit and start building.

The first question is .... do I build using a single speed bike or do I start off with 10 speed mountain bike? Which should I choose and why? Pros - Cons?

Thanks,
Spud
 

brisbane_boy

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hey spud. Welcome. It all depens on what you want to use ur bike for? My 1st build was a 21 speed mountain bike. And ill admit i never changed gear.
I think that if you got a old mountain bike the ones with the larger frame they engine should just bolt staigh on and be alot less complicated.
 

Dave31

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Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.

Mine is a single speed, I would rather have a multi speed bike. I have a lot of trouble taking off from a dead stop. There are times at higher speeds I would like to pedal and help my motor out but I just do not have the gear to do it.
 

5-7HEAVEN

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I'd find a dual-suspension 21-speed bike with disc brakes that'd accept rack-mount and frame-mount.
 

Rayzor

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Im going to build mine as a 21 speed. My bike will be my only transportation anywhere and the gears do help a bunch up hills that your motor cant climb.
 

tyrslider

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Worksmans Are Great! I have one I'm gonna stuff a 4 stroke into for a very good friend of mine! It's gonna be 8 speed Sturmey Hub w/ 11g spokes, front drum and suspension. Good times! Love the rear dropouts you can run a bmx chain tensioner on your axle!

Brisbanes right the old chromoly mtb's are a good 1st build! They handle well too!
 
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