Re: Traveling cross-country via moped

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I don't know.... I'd say get something like a quality MTB or a cruiser that doesn't come from Wal Mart. Obviously the frame will have to not break, but I think your primary concern will be wheel bearings. Sealed bearings are great, but serviceable bearings should give you longer service on the road. Keep in mind that bicycles aren't designed to go at super high speeds (except road bikes that won't be suitable for your purposes). You'll be putting some serious stress on the wheel bearings. You may want to go with disk brakes, but if you use rim brakes, make sure you get those salmon-colored pads.

The thing is, I'm wondering if you might be happier putting together a touring/randonneur bike and going that way. With the right gearing and a bit of training, you won't ever need to use that engine, and you'll save a lot of weight. A google search yielded rusa.org; also check out the touring section of bikeforums.net.

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  Traveling cross-country via mopedTopic by: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 03:17PM
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