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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:56 PM

3. On rare occasions

I've been known to look before I leap. Against nature but it happens.

I'm not sure how much the bike itself weighs. It has wide (not fat) tires. I want to have heavy duty adult size training wheels welded on. But with maximum load, I'd imagine we'd hover in the 175 lb range, surely no more than 200! Not interested in going very fast, especially under load. 10 mph would more than suffice. So far anyway I'm not concerned about more than an assist either, for the hills which are more rolling than sustained. This place is really more near the top range of foothills. Couldn't afford to move to the mountains or I would have.

As for range, 5 miles would be plenty. I'm town-bound on a bike, of course, and the geographic area's no more than 12 square blocks. (To give most people an idea how remote, I usually tell 'em the nearest Walmart's 65 miles away.)

Thanks for any help you can offer. As you can see, this is wayyyy outside my wheelhouse.

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