Acquired a mid-90's Diamondback Axis frame that was ugly, but no dents, had it acid-dipped and powdercoated. Ran well as a SS (32/19 magic ratio) for a year, then electrified it with a 350w Dillenger hub and 36V battery. Used for errands for a year and a half as 20 mph throttle assist (CA Class 2 before there was one), then removed throttle and changed to PAS with an 8-speed 12/34 cassette and 34/22 front. Been running off road for the last six months and it's been a blast. Weighed it today at a hair over 40 pounds. BTW, the SKS seatpost mounted bottle carrier was a great acquisition for $10 from Performancebike.
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