Anyone have any experience with these.
I did many internet searches on the
subject, but what I'm looking for is
personal experience, i.e. electric vs.
gas, 2 cycle vs. 4 cycle, etc.. The new
area where I will move next year will
make it impossible to ride a bike. So,
I'd like one of these things to help me
up the hills.
On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:52:00 -0400, Blattus Slafaly wrote:
Some older folks with medical problems find riding a bike very good
cardiovascular exercise but if the hills where this poster is moving are a
problem a motor may be the only short term method to overcome that. The OP
may have just left this information out intentionally.
That is how I read the post. I wouldn't try steep hills anymore either
just because of the above reason.
Sorry, I would have to make that decision based on the size of the hills
or go for a stationary bike.
When I was a kid we used to have "motor bikes" that went under the name of
Whizzer. The gas motor was mounted between the handle bar and the seat. You got
it going by peddling fast and then tightening the belt and the motor would start
(if you were lucky). I haven't seen one in years. I think it ran on straight
gas. I don't recall mixing oil to it.
Western Auto may have sold them. Hope you find one... Chuck
Gas conversion motors are sold, my friend put a 2 stroke on a bike for
maybe 350$, electric are 1000-near 2000.00 for a complete bike and a
NiMh pack. It depends on how many miles you need to go and your
pocketbook. Electric is nice but I bet 3 years is pack life and maybe
2-300 to replace.
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