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  1. She

    She New Member

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    You all sound male and young! LOL Im a middle aged lady who LOVES to ride her bike. I was going to buy a assisted bike(electric) but it would be more trouble than its worth(imagine running out of electric in a middle of a ride?). I really am using it as an assist vehicle. Im in NY which is a no no here I've heard. Im doing a couple of things to make it less noticeable that Im using a engine. One is a cover of some sort...like a front saddle bag thats been cut to fit (no front or back or bottom just the sides) and a gas tank out of a aluminum cup(those coffee style ones)? Don't know if I can actually do that but I would like to try. Also since I will be pedaling that will make it less noticeable too. Anyway I'm here to learn a few things. Nice to be here.

    .blady
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Folks have disguised their engines before. A friction drive might be just the ticket for your idea.

    I will say that even though these motorized bikes are a no no in Ohio, I have had minimal problems with the law.
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    BTW Some of us young guys are old guys. LOL!
     
  4. She

    She New Member

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    Friction drive? Had to Google that. Sounds good if I buy a second one. Right now I have a front set. HAHA We have some older ones here. Yeah!! Thats a relief!! Not that I don't mind younger ones. LOL
     
  5. 2door

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    And some of us are older than others :) but we're all here to help when we can.
    Good luck with your project. Post photos when complete.
    Have fun, ride safe.

    Tom
     
  6. superharry

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    Young at heart! My bike is uber quiet, and have yet to even be looked at by PD. If you plan on pedaling most of the time, it should be no problem. IMHO....
     
  7. She

    She New Member

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    Hey thanks super Harry. Thats good to know. I plan on using it to go back and fro to work. I also plan to take it on the train at times...covered up of course. After I get used to it...who knows....
     
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    LOL! You may stop peddaling too!
    Well, a bit for takeoff... I did 80 miles yesterday and didn't get tired or sweaty at all. he he he
     
  9. LR Jerry

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    Lookup NY moped laws and build as close to that as you can afford.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Don't rule out electric. Pedaling along with the motor can really exyend the range.
     
  11. LR Jerry

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    Some parts of NY have really come down hard on gas powered bikes. But they don't mess with electric bikes.
     

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