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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 10:52 am 
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Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Human muscle power isn't environmentally sustainable.

In their indiegogo campaign they claim their front hub with 250W of power will flatten any hill. ykm.gif
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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 12:10 pm 
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No way on Tonasket to Wauconda.  There is no shoulder on that road.  It's enough to drive it.  It is an official bike route and should have official shoulders on it. It is better once you get on the other side, just a bit.  I feel the same about The Loup, but it is a bit wider than the other.

Otherwise, it would be a nice ride.  I am always on the alert for bicyclists when I drive it. 

I'm about to ride to the library then back up.

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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 8:32 am 
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I finally finished putting together my ebike.
Giant Talon 2
BBSHD motor
Em3EV 52v 17Ah battery
Eggrider display
Now if this rain will just go away I can take her for a spin!

Ebike
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 9:20 am 
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They won't melt.

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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 10:41 am 
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It seems like there's a rule that ebikes must have flat bars?

For what it's worth, you don't have to put drop bars below the saddle, they can go as high as you want them.  But they give you more hand positions, which lets you move your back around for some relief on long rides.  Far more comfortable after an hour or two.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 10:58 am 
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That's the beauty of the BBSxx mid drives.  You can pretty much put them on any bike.  Here's one with drop bars:

https://electricbike-blog.com/2015/11/05/death-trap-2000-road-bike-diy-bbshd-8-speed-e-bike-1200-36lbs-w-out-battery/

Nice looking bike call-151!  How much did it cost you for the entire setup?
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Thanks Tom! The cost was almost 3000 Cdn or 2300 US. The motor kit and battery cost double what the bike cost.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 8:19 pm 
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National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 9:12 pm 
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No big thing to me but was on the bridal trails at Acadia and had ebikes ging by with fat tourons. It seemed kind of sad. The trails were not that hard. No big deals as there were carriages of tourons you had to yield to at the same time which were more irritating. Just to me if you need aid why not get a motorcycle?

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 7:45 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Just to me if you need aid why not get a motorcycle?

Ebikes are less of a footprint and easier to store at home, easier to fit on a car's bike rack, quieter. However if I had a garage to store all my crap I might have considered a motorbike.
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PostTue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 pm 
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A California company has a 36ph electric motorcycle:

https://electrek.co/2019/10/29/vintage-electric-36-mph-electric-bicycle-shelby-cobra/amp/

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PostFri Nov 22, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Seriously considering picking up a Lectric XP for $879.  Not a fan of rear hub drives but would be nice to have an inexpensive folding fat tire bike and it gets favorable reviews.  $550 cheaper than a rad mini (after tax).

https://electrek.co/2019/11/20/review-lectric-xp-electric-bike-fat-tire-fun/
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PostSat Nov 23, 2019 5:53 am 
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Folding is nice.

If you don't want a rack, and don't have a pickup, you can buy a big Rubbermaid tub that the bike will fit in.  You put the bike in the tub and slide it into the backseat.  It's easier than wrasseling a bike into a car.   That is, if the bike is the same size as a Radmini.

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