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06-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By edwong3

Perhaps this one?

I have no personal experience but Rad Power just introduced a new commuter type bike with a base price of just under $1,000.

https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radmission-electric-metro-bike
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06-22-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By edwong3

Post is totally inconsequential to my original...

Post is totally inconsequential to my original statement. I trust a company or an individual until they give me a reason not to. I believe that today, no e-bike company that has some market presence,...
06-21-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By edwong3

Good point. But then we would have to be careful...

Good point. But then we would have to be careful with any manufacturer then. If we can't give them the benefit of the doubt, what's the point in spec sheets?
06-21-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,255
Posted By edwong3

Ok

Alright. Fair enough. These bikes (Rad Power) are not for you then. That is perfectly fine and your reasons are your reasons. Hopefully your next purchase will fit your needs and desires perfectly....
06-19-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By edwong3

I looked at this bike as a possible next...

I looked at this bike as a possible next purchase. I prefer the "step-thru" design for it's ease of approach-ability. I am older now and have moderate disabilities. I no longer believe this frame...
06-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,255
Posted By edwong3

Points well taken however we need to remember...

Points well taken however we need to remember that Rad Power is a "direct to consumer" sales model. They don't sell wholesale to bike shops which would then raise prices to those levels that maybe...
06-19-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,255
Posted By edwong3

That seems to be quite the opposite of what...

That seems to be quite the opposite of what current owners are reporting. I am not questioning your bike mechanic's ethics or anything like that but I would question his motives and quietly do the...
06-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By edwong3

Hello and Welcome! If you came here for...

Hello and Welcome!
If you came here for "everything e-bike", you're in the right place. Enjoy your time here.
06-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By edwong3

Ah, I see you finally got it. Congratulations! It...

Ah, I see you finally got it. Congratulations! It looks like a winner just telling from the photos. I have seen some of the videos on YouTube and it's very impressive in how it performs. Have a lot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By edwong3

"Falling into the rabbit hole now......

"Falling into the rabbit hole now... https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif )"
Some people call it, "The slippery slope". I know that feeling.:)

Enjoy the bikes. They seem to be...
06-09-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By edwong3

Well, I guess that is just too bad. It is sad to...

Well, I guess that is just too bad. It is sad to see a business close, especially if it's a bike company.😢
06-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By edwong3

It says it right on top of the Home Page that...

It says it right on top of the Home Page that their checkout is under construction and to call their number to order. I found a number of videos on YouTube about this bike including unboxing,...
06-08-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By edwong3

You think so?

Why do you say that? Are they already out of business?
06-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By edwong3

Different

Interesting looking bike and not too expensive for a specialty bike. It almost looks like it can be used as a compact cargo bike too or at least as a grocery getter using standard panniers. I'm...
05-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By edwong3

Yes

It does get me out of the house. Being legally disabled makes it more challenging to move considerable distances (i.e. Over a mile) on my own muscle power, so standard bicycles are not the best...
05-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,738
Posted By edwong3

Is it Canadian...eh?

Maybe the OP in that forum lives in Canada. There, the legal nominal output limit for e-bike motors is 500 watts. Here is a link to the Rad Mini on the Canadian site. Notice that the motor power...
05-26-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By edwong3

Looks really solid. I don't know if the bike in...

Looks really solid. I don't know if the bike in this video is that same exact bike you ordered but if not, it is close. The review seems favorable overall.
...
05-26-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,738
Posted By edwong3

Well that is your opinion and you certainly have...

Well that is your opinion and you certainly have the right to express it. But forgive me for saying this but I just can't take this latest post of yours seriously.when you say things like, "yes, they...
05-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,738
Posted By edwong3

I disagree...

If you look at their new 2020 models, I would not place them at the entry level category any longer. They are more like mid range. You want to talk entry level then you would look at models from...
02-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,417
Posted By edwong3

Well the range is certainly good for such a small...

Well the range is certainly good for such a small package. Nice.
02-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,417
Posted By edwong3

That is pretty impressive. I'm curious. Do you...

That is pretty impressive. I'm curious. Do you have the compact battery or the extended one?
02-27-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By edwong3

Absolutely, I never stated that a front hub motor...

Absolutely, I never stated that a front hub motor can be used without a torque arm. Also, the fork must be robust enough to safely endure the pull from a strong motor. Headsets must be up to the task...
02-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By edwong3

I think I read somewhere that front mounted hub...

I think I read somewhere that front mounted hub motors should not exceed 400 watts or so. So yes, I can see how a high torque 750 watt front mounted hub motor could present a safety risk.
02-18-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Ah yes. Another "stealthy" e-bike that doesn't...

Ah yes. Another "stealthy" e-bike that doesn't advertise or give very many hints if any that it is one. Maybe this is a growing trend? Looks great! Enjoy it.
02-05-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Stealth is right! I had to look hard to see the...

Stealth is right! I had to look hard to see the rear hub motor. Very nice and classic bike. It would look perfectly at home parked by a table at an outdoor bistro while you sip on a latte.👍
01-26-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By edwong3

Green...good choice! Adds even more class to the...

Green...good choice! Adds even more class to the bike. I have only ridden 24v and 36v bikes but I am going to see what I can do to try out a 48v model.
01-25-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By edwong3

I took a look at that bike on Blix's website....

I took a look at that bike on Blix's website. That is a very elegant design. What color did you get ? Also, it would be very interesting to get your opinion on the mid-drive vs hub motor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By edwong3

I looked at that bike on Citizen's website back...

I looked at that bike on Citizen's website back in 2018 and they had an introductory offer for about $499 where you would get the bike together with a travel case and the Muffin air free tires...
01-14-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Thanks! Well when I ordered mine from a seller...

Thanks!
Well when I ordered mine from a seller on eBay, I paid $329.89. The reason why I remember the price to the exact penny is because just today, I was reviewing my eBay purchase history when I...
01-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Here's my e-bike. Affectionately the "Little Puddle Jumper"😃

I've gone through most of this long thread and am amazed at the e-bikes some of you folks have posted here. From epic self built projects to high end production bikes and everywhere in between. Here...
01-10-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By edwong3

Radpower Bikes.

Thanks for posting this. I am considering later in the year to get a larger e-bike for grocery shopping and general transportation and have been looking at the Radcity Step-thru or the Radwagon...
01-05-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By edwong3

Really?

That kind of response is disappointing to say the least. I didn't expect that coming from you. Now, I am really glad to have exited the discussion. Have a nice day.
01-04-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By edwong3

I'm DONE!

Listen, I'm done with this discussion. I get it. You probably enjoy a good debate but I believe we should direct that energy towards a more relevant topic than trying to link the movement towards...
01-03-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By edwong3

Once again, at least from the news I have watched...

Once again, at least from the news I have watched about the subject of e-cigarettes, the concern the specialists stated were health related. Also, they have done studies that found they are actually...
01-02-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By edwong3

I think we can add that it might be worth it if...

I think we can add that it might be worth it if the item(s) are of a unique nature or a compelling unique selling proposition (USP). There may not be anything earth-shattering about the e-bikes in...
01-02-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By edwong3

To be perfectly transparent, the e-bike that you...

To be perfectly transparent, the e-bike that you see in my avatar, is what I currently ride. It has a throttle but is limited to 25 km/hr or 15.5 mph and uses a geared 250 watt hub motor. I suppose...
01-02-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By edwong3

Well, NY State will be in a small minority in...

Well, NY State will be in a small minority in trying to emulate EU e-bike laws. Almost all of the rest of the country recognizes "Class 2" (Throttle and pedal assist) with 750 watts max motor power...
12-25-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By edwong3

I can't remember the name of the Taxi service in...

I can't remember the name of the Taxi service in Europe that have been using Tesla Model S in their fleet but they never "baby" their batteries. They charge them up to 100% as they can't afford to...
12-23-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By edwong3

It might sound like hype but the truth of the...

It might sound like hype but the truth of the matter is that current Tesla batteries are lasting in the several hundred of thousands of miles before serious degradation. Upping the life expectancy to...
11-21-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,393
Posted By edwong3

One reason why e-bikes are more expensive is...

One reason why e-bikes are more expensive is because generally, they're manufactured in much smaller quantities than standard unassisted bikes of the same type. The "economies of scale" are not in...
11-08-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,207
Posted By edwong3

I'm easy to please...

The Tern GSD S00 would tick all the boxes for me. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for utilitarian bikes:

https://www.ternbicycles.com/bikes/471/gsd-s00

What's the caveat? Well, the...
11-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Ah, now I see your attraction for that style of...

Ah, now I see your attraction for that style of bike. Adding an electric version to your collection is a natural progression.��
11-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 907,524
Posted By edwong3

Nice! Reminds me of the mopeds of the 70s. Good...

Nice! Reminds me of the mopeds of the 70s. Good price too. Looking forward to a review next year.👍
10-24-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By edwong3

In all fairness, you'll see a lot of people in...

In all fairness, you'll see a lot of people in NYC riding regular bikes too fast as well, and the crazy maneuvers some of them do in traffic, especially those "bike messengers" on fixed gear rigs.
10-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By edwong3

@bhtooefr...

@bhtooefr (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bhtooefr-84469.html)
"And, note that the proposed New York state law would also allow classes 2 and 3, but with Class 3 only allowed in NYC (not the...
10-21-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By edwong3

I am of the opinion that all states should have...

I am of the opinion that all states should have adhered to the definition of e-bike per the Federal Government which basically says:


Electrically driven bicycle has less than 750 watt motor
...
10-21-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By edwong3

I hear what you say. I thought it was a unique...

I hear what you say. I thought it was a unique feature for a 28 mph capable e-bike with a throttle. But have you seen some of the really powerful models some niche manufacturers are trying to sell on...
10-21-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By edwong3

Looking for an affordable "Class 3"?

Check out this relatively new entry into the market. For the money ($1,399), it's hard to go wrong. 👀

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5itD9Mb4acs
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,225
Posted By edwong3

Let's not forget Citizen which has also thrived...

Let's not forget Citizen which has also thrived with just an online presence though their budget friendly prices might have helped tremendously besides effective marketing.
10-14-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By edwong3

This man looks like he is singlehandedly moving...

This man looks like he is singlehandedly moving an entire apartment. Respect.:thumb:
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