Noob from Louisville, Ky

spamh8r

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Hi all, just ordered a kit, then found this site. I'm wondering what the recommendations are for a first timer with regards to the bike-- should I use the multi-speed hybrid street/mountain bike I already have, or should I find a cheap cruiser?

I love the look of a cruiser, but I already have a mountain bike.

thanks everyone in advance for your input.
 

AslansMonkey

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Personally, I'd get a cheap cruiser. Especially if you like riding your current bicycle as a bike. You won't be doing much peddling after the conversion because the engines and chains add enough drag that you basically won't want to. I own 5 bicycles so it was easy to just take one (a cruiser in my case) and convert it. I don't think I would ever put a motor on either my mountain bike or my "commuter" bike.

Besides, the just look real slick in a cruiser!
 

Dave31

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I would go with the bike you like the best. For me it was a cruiser for the simple fact that it was way more comfortable to ride.

:ride2:
 

spamh8r

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The Schwinn Windwood is available locally for ~$130. I may give that a try, as it looks like others here have done conversions to that one already. Thanks for the input all.
 

Saddletramp1200

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Well Welcome to The Forum. Cheap bike. Hmmm. Schwinn has them, so does Huffy, and Magna, and ... I like a steel frame my self. When I land I know there will be something below me besides dirt! If you are younger, Huffy makes a great MTN bike. Agile, fast, handles great. Even with off road tires. Riding counts!