After about 3 weeks of it collecting dust in my house, I managed to drop my bike off at the repair shop last Monday. Just that task required the services of a pick-up van since even the closest repair shop is too far from my house to drag the bike there.
Now that the engine has been remade, it has to run about 1,000 km before it gets back into proper shape. That task is bigger than it looks due to the engine’s small size: 70cc.
So according to the mechanic, I shouldn’t ride faster than 40 km/h, take any passengers or go non-stop over long distances until the running is complete. I think I used to ride my mountain bike faster than that. It was definitely more fulfilling. I miss that bike.