I had a routine service performed on my electric bike today, and was shocked to find a whole list of things that needed attention. The brakes, gears, chain, kick-stand, handlebars, and speed sensor all required adjustments. It cost a few quid - but that's money well spent as it feels like a new bike! #BikeTooter #EBike
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The absolutely insane freight capacity of Dutch cargo bikes: I expect Dutch, class 8, 20-wheel cargo bikes any time now.
“The dxb #delivery #bike is built on a somewhat conventional-looking #ebike frame but quickly throws that convention to the curb when you see the #bike’s rear. That’s where the company has installed a fan-forced #pizza oven that has been “expertly engineered to provide the hottest, smoothest and safest ride for precious #pizza cargo” https://electrek.co/2023/11/15/dominos-delivery-electric-bike-pizza-oven/ 🚲⚡️🍕
"If you live in an outer suburb or regional towns, you may find…an #electricCar is better suited.
(My family's case since 2004😉)
I received delivery of this $$$$$ Wattwagons Supercharged Hound #eBike. It came with a ridiculously cheap front fork, a heavy clanker. I am honestly embarrassed for the company. After much research, I spent another $200 for an air fork, and learned how to install it.
The Hound now has decent front suspension! It’s an incredible 100+ mile utility beast (photos of it setup for a passenger), but I warn you: do not order on-line from #Wattwagons, unless you have tremendous patience & trust.
My Juiced HyperScorpion #ebike‘s motor has always made a lot of extra noise, like the gears inside warble when they’re spinning fast but not accelerating/decelerating under load. #Juiced support says it’s not a problem, but it feels bad to me.
I finally put all the pieces in place to disassemble & grease the planetary gear teeth inside the Bafang hub motor.
Result: the motor is quieter! And now I know how it fits together! (Though wondering how I can get into those gears own bearings.)
After a lot of deliberation, I'm going to get a Ride1Up LMT'D #ebike. https://ride1up.com/product/lmtd-2/. Mostly brand name components, has the power I want (750W nominal, class 2/3), comes in a step through, swept handlebars, hydraulic brakes and not the heaviest. I'm going to order it home, assemble it to whatever extent I can, then pay a local bike shop to check it over. Super excited for it! #BikeTooter
Big thanks to @sam for a lot of advice :)
"I Bought An #EBike, And It's Now Become My Entire Personality"
Hell yeah, I'm more annoying than a vegan CrossFit engineer about this, but FR it will change your life.
Turns out my legs are weak as hell after not biking much. Good thing it's an #ebike! Gonna need that assist while getting back into it.
Deze #ebike van #Decathlon heeft een unieke motor: is dit een gamechanger? https://www.bright.nl/videos/1163728/deze-e-bike-van-decathlon-heeft-een-unieke-motor-is-dit-een-gamechanger.html
#Ebike-fabrikant Mate is gered van de ondergang https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/1163631/e-bike-fabrikant-mate-is-gered-van-de-ondergang.html
My SO is #ebike shopping. Needs to be
- available under the Irish bike to work scheme,
- have luggage racks for carrying the puppers
- step through frame if possible
- fat or skinny tyres
- mostly road and bohreen use.
Any insights from the #Mastodaoine massive?
Met deze #ebike gaat Grundig de strijd aan met Gazelle https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/1163550/met-deze-e-bike-gaat-grundig-de-strijd-aan-met-gazelle.html
A few months ago our family invested in a shiny new Tern HSD P9 e-cargo bike. It's our first "family vehicle" - shared equally between my wife and me. We use it to transport our 7-year old daughter, pick up groceries, drive to hockey practice, go on hiking trips, and all the other things people with cars might do.
A car-free (or at least car-lite) world is possible.
Esta e-bike de carga é compacta, mas pode carregar até 190 kg na garupa
I've joined the ebike bike gang! Sadly my order won't arrive until late January, but it's something to look forward too!
I got myself a 48V 20AH battery which is advertised as more than 50KM per charge... if that's true, I'm going to try to limit my car usage as much as possible. (edit: that battery was actually a different bike, but who's counting!)
Seems like this entire service model needs some work to protect workers from exploitation and the public.
Delivery Companies Don’t Want to Supply Delivery Workers With Safe Batteries and Bikes
The two biggest problems with electric bikes aren’t even about e-bikes:
Poor infrastructure and bike theft
"These are issues with solutions, and we should work to implement those solutions."
I hit the 400 mile mark on my new Tern Vektron e-bike on the way to work. It happened right near the bakery, which I took as a sign that it was a good day to pick up scone to have with my morning coffee.
Almost all of my riding has been to and from work. It's an 8-mile round trip, so that's about 50 commutes on the bike, and not in the car. The trip is much more enjoyable riding on the bike path through campus; the route for the car is on the bypass highway that goes around campus.
Helaas weer eentje: Nederlandse #ebike-maker #QWIC is nu echt failliet https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/1163046/helaas-weer-eentje-nederlandse-e-bikemaker-qwic-nu-echt-failliet.html
The world’s 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars
Ok #ebike people — I tested a bunch today and realized I want one a non-cargo bike that’s comparatively light and feels like riding a regular bike but with a boost. I think I’m going to get this one (on sale for $2400). I test-rode them all, and the boost performance on steep hills is enough for me (I’m pretty strong). Any opinions? #biketooters https://www.valenciacyclery.com/product/trek-verve-2-lowstep-365895-1.htm
Hey #bikestodon - I’m #tall, in the USA, and want an #ebike primarily for weekly grocery trips and related errands. Step thru form factor so it’s suitable for riders 5’8”-6’5”. Don’t want full cargo bike eg urban arrow - no garage.
Rated to carry at least 300 pounds (rider plus cargo) up an incline (market basket in #somervilleMA upcentral st to the top of Spring Hill). Sub 2k usd, ideally sub 1k. Any #recommendations for brands, models, or other criteria? #BikeTooter
I went out with the eeb, today. At the top of the Gempen, I had a "really not the right tyres!" moment, when I wanted to get out of this rut. The front worked, but the rear refused, and I found myself standing on my left leg, with the bike sideways on the floor.
Note to self: find some 27.5" 2.3" tyres that work. #eBike #BikeTooter
The world’s 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars
We hop in the car to get groceries or drop kids at school. But while the car is convenient, these short trips add up in terms of emissions, pollution and petrol cost.
Howdy from Felton, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
I bike less often since moving here because there's an extremely steep hill in one direction and aggressive drivers on a highway in the other direction. Solution will likely be a high-torque electric kit added on to my mountain bike, which will be in budget in a couple of months.
#Ebike-merk #QWIC dreigt failliet te gaan: wat ging er mis? https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/1162272/e-bike-merk-qwic-dreigt-failliet-te-gaan-wat-ging-er-mis.html
Heute ist so Wetter, da ist man froh ums E-Bike zum #Pendeln... Ohne den elektrischen Rückenwind wäre heute #mdRnH wesentlich anstrengender (wegen Gegenwind) und unangenehmer (wegen länger im Regen unterwegs) geworden. Mal ganz davon abgesehen, dass #Sturmtief #LINUS hier in den nächsten Stunden eh noch heftiger werden soll. #Frostpendeln #EBike #mdRzA
From a distance at first you hear cow bells dinggling and jingling and may picture calves prancing merrily, or sheep in motion. Then you see the “herd” is merely neat rows of boats swaying on the water of the harbor. The wind chimed pretty dings tonight, like a big happy farm.
'Suddenly, ebikes are everywhere, having gone from fringe leisure pastime to one of the fastest growing segments of the global transport market.
Ebikes range in cost from $600-$20,000 but Dr Elliot Fishman, who heads Melbourne’s Institute for Sensible Transport, says he would be wary of anything under the $2,000 mark. If that sounds expensive, keep in mind the average annual running costs for most cars are in excess of $10,000.'
Dr Elliott clearly unfamiliar with Leitner eBikes 😉 - consistently rated highly by users and they are very affordable. I'm on my second one in 6 years and very happy with it.
It's been a busy week but I was finally able to write part 2 of my Micromobility America recap!
This one focuses less on groovy vehicles and more on the great conversations I had with people about their thoughts on micromobility and the future of transportation.
Featuring Sarah Goodyear of The War on Cars podcast - @TheWarOnCars - a California councilor whose city is doing a great job of building bike infrastructure, and more!
In der #Schweiz bauen Bürger ihre #Solaranlagen in Genossenschaften selbst auf ☀️
eine neue, minimal-invasive Ultraschall-Behandlung wirkt gegen #Leberkrebs ⚕️
und ein neues #Ebike aus🇫🇷 lädt sich beim Fahren selbst auf
👇Unsere neue Ausgabe ist da
It's not much compared to some, but this weekend I hit 1000 miles on my bike odometer! (It looks like 1100 but there is an extraneous line)
I started back in April 2023 after not having (seriously) ridden a bike in about 10 years.
If anyone is feeling like you want to (re)start riding but are afraid, I totally recommend what I did: get a low-power, lightweight ebike and ride the hell out of it.
It was a huge confidence boost for me, just knowing I had that little extra power to get to my destination even if I'm tired and there's hills and wind. And now I'm in such better shape from riding that I don't really need the boost anymore, lol.
#ebike #BikeTooter #cycling #BikeCommuter #BikeEverywhere
First look at the new #cycmotor #photon #middriveebike conversion kit. This is the latest edition to #cyc’ s x1 pro gen 3 & x1 stealth gen 3 models. The new cyc photon is much closer in design to the bafang bbshd mid drive motor. The power of the photon is less that of the bafang bbshd but it delivers other benefits including a #torquesensor bottom bracket.
Might be easier to say I collect collections :D
We didn't have much luck handing out candy at our house, so I took my ebike out for a ride.
I went to German Village, and there were many people near Schiller park! It's kind of a destination for families all around Columbus.
Also, good thing I wore my ski gear, because this Halloween was also our first snow.
So I went down to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago to attend Micromobility America and geek out over all the small electric vehicles on display.
Here's Part 1 of my recap, if you're interested in seeing the kinds of ebikes, electric scooters, mini-cars, and electric cargo trikes etc. that were at the event.
Wow my paper "The rise of the e-bike" reached 10,000 views!
Based on an original theoretical framework & a survey of 14,000 commuters
Open access: https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2021.1897236
I don’t even live in a city and I’m considering this; I just wish suburban & rural roads in Maryland, USA were safer for cyclists. I’m keeping my non-e-bike Domane, too, though! #ebike #cycling #sustainability https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/10/17/electric-bikes-cars-cost-testing/
My latest blog post: Bringing a VanMoof X3 or S3 Back to Life – Part 2 – Battery Pack
...or, charging 40 lithium ion cells by hand, in order to convince a smart charger that it too can charge 40 lithium ion cells!