The Biking Thread

Merle Nelson

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Thanks for sharing that story, Pat!

Today I was looking at the line-up of "ebikes" on the internet. Oh boy, oh boy, there's a lot to chose from, and the prices and features are competitive. For an asthmatic old timer like myself a midline ebike with pedal assist runs about 1,000 to 1,500 bucks. On our local park trails and log roads, all permitting, it could give me a comfortable radius of 10 to 20 miles easy. I'm thinking serious.

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This guy is someone I made contact with through an ebike forum. I think his focus is making ebikes cheaper, lighter, and more stealth by converting normal bikes.
 

SeanKroll

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Thanks for sharing that story, Pat!

Today I was looking at the line-up of "ebikes" on the internet. Oh boy, oh boy, there's a lot to chose from, and the prices and features are competitive. For an asthmatic old timer like myself a midline ebike with pedal assist runs about 1,000 to 1,500 bucks. On our local park trails and log roads, all permitting, it could give me a comfortable radius of 10 to 20 miles easy. I'm thinking serious.

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It you have a bike, you can got a front hubs motor and battery packs cheaper. I don't know current details.
 

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No_Bivy

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damn. Sucks if folks missed warning signs. He must have been in a terribly dark place to make that decision. Awesome adventure until then
 

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Walked Nala at the golf course today. Someone had road their fat tire mtn bike around before us. It must have been a lot of work because the snow was at least a foot deep for most of the path.
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Any Housers ride fat tires?
 

No_Bivy

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they float on sand and snow. Other than that no advantage. I wonder if that was a E bike with fat tires through that much snow.
 

No_Bivy

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most E bike you still have to pedal. Some have a throttle though. They are a blast to ride
 

pigwot

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With guidance from myself and my chief mechanics at the bike shop I owned they built the frame and mounted the components. We built the wheels for them, as they were mostly book-learned engineers and not very mechanically-adept. That’s the main reason I went with them: to provide the practical know-how!
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pigwot

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As I recall the Univ of Delaware “Laminar 448” topped out at 58 +/- mph.
The USC/General Dynamics team ran a two-person (pedaling sitting back to back) called the “Vector” that you can see in the video I linked, with a sleek polycarbonate shell. They were the top speed that year at 62.9mph !!
 

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I thought the fastest was 81mph. I wonder if it was less wind resistance, or a stronger rider that made the extra 20mph.
 
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