Just how much work you planning to put into this bike?
A lot, if I need to start from scratch especially..but i am enthusiastically willing.
Great posts thus far, I really like those voltage cycles and that silver motorino is pretty nice as well.
Liveforphisics, it is not the opposite of function because a bigger style bike as this would be would be more capable for storage. I would wager the reasons for why a motorcycle looks like a motorcycle have to do with meeting the needs of power but we should also concede that their designs are also better suited for storage.
Yes i could get saddle bags for a regular framed bike but this has never looked cool in any way on a regular bike. So i will admit that this is more psychological than serving a physical function or is it? If a bike also weighs more isn't it true that the balance will be more centered when adding storage capacity?
And also the world is not purely scientific, if we were all emotionless robots, then i wouldn't mind zipping around on one of those basket cart e bikes, surely you can see, based on our brain chemistry, a need or a social function of having a vehicle that goes beyond physical function and looks nice, or cool.
and i also believe that these ebike laws are not based on our notion of what a bicycle should look like, after all where would creativity and freedom of expression go if that were the case.