Hi there, folks. A few of you are liable to recognize me. But during some recent lurking I didn't see very many of the people I remember. I do remember some folks who had some real wit. I hope they are still around. Anyway, in the spring of 2008 I built two in-frame, 2 stroke happy time bikes. I got a lot of miles out of them and found them to be pretty enjoyable. One of them died in, I think, 2009. Clutch was all rusted. (hint; make your own gaskets) The other one died in 2010. I probably could have figured out what was wrong and kept it going. But I was getting a bit tired of the attention these bikes needed. About that time I slowed down on visiting this forum. Nothing personal. I just came to feel that I'd read everything I wanted to read and said everything I wanted to say. Not long after that I bought a Currie e-Zip electric bicycle. It's not at all bad for the money and it's still running. A pretty good bike, though somewhat limited. So as this spring was coming on I began to feel the itch for a gas powered bike again. So I bought a Huffy Cranbrook and a 50 cc happy time motor kit. You'll find a photo attached. I can't tell you how impressed I am with the Cranbrook. It's a stout bike, just made for this particular task. 12 gauge spokes. When I was straightening out the wheels I found that I had to use the notch for 11 gauge on my spoke wrench on the front wheel. This has me a bit stumped; I have a hard time imagining that they'd put 12s on the rear and 11s on the front. But it doesn't matter. It's a tough bike and the motor fit almost like a glove. I guess I'm exaggerating; I had to make my own motor mounts. But the frame does give a nice, big space to work with. I've been putting the finishing touches on the bike the last few days and taking it out for trial runs in the neighborhood. I've got it feeling comfortable and I think it's ready for the work commute tomorrow. Wish me luck.