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    Need a bike to put Fun9 mid drive in??

    New to all this (haven't had a pedal bike since college, '75) and I may be all wet but I tend to jump into stuff. I just ordered a Fun8 48v/750w mid drive unit and 48v/12ah Li-Po bottle mount battery setup from Hallomotor. Now I need a bike to put it in?? I'm 66 years old with chronic Fatigue so I'm not racing but I think I can handle a little pedaling . Want something comfortable to cruise to the store (1/2-2 miles), Beach (1/2-8+ miles), downtown (4 miles) and wherever. There are some small hills around town but I'm hoping the battery will pull them with little effort? I like the Mountain bike and cruiser styles (29? fatty?). Guessing Disc brakes are a must (cable or juice?). How about a sprung front fork and/or seat stem? Strong frame (I'm about 220lbs) and components would be important too. Not against spending a little but don't need "crazy". Any help, comments, ideas would very helpful. Thanks

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    Found three bikes on local Craigs list:
    Canondale Dirt Jumper, Canondale dirt jumper
    GT Avalanche LE, All custom GT Avalanche LE
    Specialized HardRock 29er, 2013 Specialized HardRock 29er XL/21 Frame
    They are likely more than I need but have disc brakes??? Would like to stay under $400 too??? Canondale??? I'm 6' so 21 frame may be too big? Thinking 19"??

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    Well, I got a deal on a new Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 29. Hope it works out well??

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    I been riding the hardrock around some and really enjoy it but the pedaling does do me in. It is a 21" frame and seems fine but sure wouldn't go bigger. Bafang Kit and battery just arrived from China yesterday, hope to get it installed this weekend...

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    Got it all put together! Rocks!!!

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    Congratulations.
    Got any pics of your build?

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    Looked at the HolloMotor site and the only mid-drive listed was a no name 500 watt system. How did you order yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old View Post
    Looked at the HolloMotor site and the only mid-drive listed was a no name 500 watt system. How did you order yours?
    For some reason there was alot more on the site a month ago???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Congratulations.
    Got any pics of your build?
    IMG_0294 small.JPG

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    Nice clean looking build. Well done.

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    OH, great job especially for a first timer.

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    OH, great job especially for a first timer. Would you please tell us how much your kit cost? I'm considering a similar one from a more local supplier, but the price is about $1300. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old View Post
    OH, great job especially for a first timer. Would you please tell us how much your kit cost? I'm considering a similar one from a more local supplier, but the price is about $1300. Thanks
    Thanks guys! I like it! I got the drive and battery shipped from China for about $1100.

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    OH, thanks for the price. I would have asked in a private message, but don't have the requisite 50 posts. What's amazing to me is that Portland Electric "advertises" the kit, with 48/10 battery for $975 including shipping. The choices are daunting (FOR ME).

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