I use my PX200 every day to go to work, and I use it for weekends away and usually a week touring in the summer. I prefer a good strong midrange to lug up hills, and the ability to maintain a cruising speed with all my winter waterproofs on (wind resistance is very high with them on!!). I already have a short 4th gear for this reason. Reading the threads on this board, I get the impression that a Pinasco 213, long stroke crank, and Sito plus would be a good bet? However, my local scooter shop tells me they feel the Pinasco kit is very prone to seizing and is unreliable. Obviously, I need a reliable bike. Anyone have any thoughts?
Also, does the Pinasco need crancase work, like Malossi? What sort of top/crusing speed would be reasonable to expect?