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Old 05-03-21, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Concerned about front hub motor on an aluminum fork.
they claim the 250 motor should be no problem.....
I inspect the bike daily after ridding But I may install one of those brackets on the fork to supplement them
Leeds charges $25 for it..... Amazon has them for about $10
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Old 05-03-21, 10:15 PM
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Take a look at Grin's (ebikesca); It's expensive but the best I've seen. Maybe not a good place to economize. Purchased at Amazon.
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Old 05-04-21, 03:17 PM
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Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)

New saddle and stem, cages, rear rack, pedals, Rene Herse tires.
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Old 05-16-21, 04:01 PM
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My wife's new Specialized Turbo Como SL 4.0
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Old 05-22-21, 05:34 PM
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Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting with seats, the stock one was pretty good, trying a thick cruiser seat (it's very plush). Very simple operating machine, handles well, ride is pretty good ,and very efficient with battery usage. It's also manageable, it's pretty light for an e-bike and I can lift it in the mini van easily.
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Old 05-23-21, 06:40 AM
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Cool

Purchased on Alibaba on 14 JAN 2021, received on 19 MAY 2021.
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Will need to cut the fork steertube and maybe fit a different stem.

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Old 05-23-21, 07:31 PM
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Looks like a brute! What are the specs?
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Old 05-24-21, 02:28 AM
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My Merida eSPRESSO 300SE EQ 504Wh

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Old 05-24-21, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Looks like a brute! What are the specs?
Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr battery.
Not teh most powerful motor, but sure is a hefty e-bike.
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Old 05-24-21, 07:13 AM
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Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr battery.
Not teh most powerful motor, but sure is a hefty e-bike.
1 KW should be quite strong-- I have a mid drive with only 350 watts but it has quite a bit of torque. I put a 1000 watt front hub motor on a bike for a friend and then test rode it before handing it over. I thought it was too much for the old Trek 830 it was on. Yours looks like it was built for the motor.
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Old 05-24-21, 07:15 AM
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My Merida eSPRESSO 300SE EQ 504Wh

Nice lookin' bike-- looks like a good commuter. Comfy?
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Old 05-24-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Nice lookin' bike-- looks like a good commuter. Comfy?
Thanks. Yep it's very comfy. I swapped out the saddle for a Brooks All Weather C17 .
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Old 05-27-21, 04:23 PM
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for exercising and going fast





for getting around the city


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Old 06-19-21, 04:41 PM
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1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the decals, prepped and shot it. Assembled with BBS02 and 52V, 4 ah battery (not shown). Shakedown of the 41 pound bike was uneventful, but it pedals well and is pretty fast even at level 1 (of five). May also ride with a 52V, 14 ah battery which is attached magnetically to the water bottle mounts.
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Old 06-20-21, 07:02 PM
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1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the decals, prepped and shot it. Assembled with BBS02 and 52V, 4 ah battery (not shown). Shakedown of the 41 pound bike was uneventful, but it pedals well and is pretty fast even at level 1 (of five). May also ride with a 52V, 14 ah battery which is attached magnetically to the water bottle mounts.
Nice clean setup! It should be fast-- that Fuji should be pretty efficient without a motor. How fast?
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Old 06-20-21, 07:05 PM
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Old 06-20-21, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Nice clean setup! It should be fast-- that Fuji should be pretty efficient without a motor. How fast?
Thank you. I should have said for an old man. Right now 42/14 gearing and at 100 rpm, 25 mph. I've had a similar bike with a 52 tooth chainring to 30, and may alter this one with a larger ring too.
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75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF yesterday. 3,500 feet or so climbing, used 32% of the battery even with bonking pretty hard on the way back.


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Old 06-25-21, 10:13 PM
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My Rad Power RadWagon Cargo Ebike

Enjoying the MoBand live concert at the park .....

Stopped for a bite to eat at Taco Bell .....
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Old 06-29-21, 06:52 AM
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75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF yesterday. 3,500 feet or so climbing, used 32% of the battery even with bonking pretty hard on the way back.


Impressive!
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Old 07-08-21, 04:34 AM
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E bikes will be the future of modern world.
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Old 07-16-21, 10:19 PM
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My carbon mountain bike!!!!! bought on minimotors.
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Old 07-30-21, 09:20 AM
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Latest conversion in progress. Came across a used bafang front motor/wheel/tire for $45. They were taken off an Uber bikeshare ventture that failed, so they are good motors. I've not owned a cruiser bike since I was 14 years old, so I bought an inexpensive Hyper Commute from Walmart. I had the electrical parts laying around, but if I had to buy them new, it's about $90 for a controller kit with LCD display, brakes, sensors, etc. In the photo below, I stuck a $25 hoverboard battery in a frame bag to get the bike running. A bigger battery will cost a lot more.

Drawbacks right now are that the motor/wheel were designed for disk brakes, but the frame is v-brakes. I will have to change the rims to flat rims compatible with rim brakes, but for puttering around at 14 mph, the current brakes work. I'm a little concerned about a front motor without torque arms, but the forks are steel, and Uber did not use torque arms. However, I will add them later. The motor is also a bit loud. Classic ebike whime. The grey color of the frame is boring.

The original bike was not too heavy, coming in around 34 pounds. It's an easy ride on flat ground in assist level 1, probably about 100W of assist. The bafang climbs our local hills well under throttle. The high bars make for a novel riding experience. I could probably go pretty far w/o my seat getting sore. Put some tunes in the music player, and off we go.


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Old 07-30-21, 10:24 AM
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2021 Specialized Vado SL 5.0 EQ

Love this bike! Over 2,000 miles since I got it (March 29-July29), with about half of that bike touring on gravel, dirt and pavement.
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