#Movilidad | Specialized Turbo Creo 2: amortiguación Future Shock y hasta 190 km de autonomía para este icono del Gravel.
Bei solchen Meldungen habe ich Zweifel am #Rechtsstaat.
Es bleiben Sachbeschädigungen und schwerer Raub.
Und Nein, der Zweck heiligt nicht die Mittel.
“There are plenty of reasons to switch from a car to an #ebike. #Ebikes are #ecofriendly, efficient, take up less room than a car, can carry cargo and lower the physical barrier to entry compared to a traditional #bike"
#bicycle #cargobike #cycling #bicycling #mobility #transportation
Good question: #Ebike rebates: Are you taking advantage of your city or state programs?
"If you’re interested, it’s smart to check your local area for pending or existing legislation” https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/e-bike-rebates-are-you-taking-advantage-of-your-city-or-state-programs
#Movilidad | CUBE Longtail Hybrid, una nueva bici eléctrica SUV con motor Bosch, cambio automático y una enorme batería
BUT, when using the motor simulator on ebikes.ca, those two different results don't add up. I shouldn't lose THAT much high end-speed when reducing the wheel size. Even taking into consideration different riding positions and tire resistance, etc. the change shouldn't be that drastic. So what am I missing?
Riddle me this, Batman: I have rear wheel hub motor from the original Swytch bike indigogo campaign. 36v,22a controller. It was on a 700c wheel and I could regularly get up to 26-28mph on max PAS on a flat. I had the motor re-laced into a 20" wheel and can barely get above 16-17mph. After looking closely at the motor, it seems likes it's a Shengyi DGW22, which is nearly identical to the sx2 from GRIN, standard wind. 1/2
Trying out google maps alternatives.
Apple maps? Still feels icky, though the phone integration features seem useful. I have airtags on my #ebikes.
Definitely not going to use Waze (a google product)
Organic Maps seems like a really cool project. I can get into that, probably. Are there any Organic Maps folks here in the fediverse?
…but it's ebikes that are the real threat #Ebikes #Cars #Speed https://www.irishtimes.com/crime-law/courts/2023/09/22/man-accused-of-driving-lamborghini-at-217kmh-in-co-mayo-was-caught-up-in-the-moment/
Irritated letters in The Irish Times in answer to Finn (Finn's female???) McRedmond's fluff piece about ebikes https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/2023/09/22/electric-scooters-and-bicycles/ #ebikes
"As #ebikes age, they are quickly turning to electronic waste destined for the scrap yard along with old laptops, tube monitors, and old cell phones. That is something the industry needs to be prepared for. I hope there is regulation that will require companies to support these products for a reasonable period of time."
Quit complaining carbrains and #cycling snobs!
“all the research points to positive results when it comes to #bicycles with an electric boost” #ebikes
“People who ride #bikes should support people who ride #bikes. People who drive cars should #sharetheroad with all users. Communities should want various modes of #transportation, and options that include saving the planet” https://www.bicycling.com/news/a45244769/heres-why-we-all-need-to-support-e-bikes-instead-of-complaining-about-them/ #cycling #infrastructure #safestreets #health #climatechange
I think if vehicle trips were analyzed, lightweight electric bikes/trikes/quads would be found adequate or preferable in many instances, recognizing there would be a big difference between urban and rural areas because of distances and infrastructure.
I think getting more of these types of vehicles on the road is mostly about creating infrastructure (consistent, ubiquitous bike paths would go a long way), and changing personal habits.
You don't suppose stories about EV being little better than fossil fuels for the environment, and stories about lethal, exploding batteries (neither of which are accurate) were generated and disseminated by the fossil fuel industry, do you?
I mean, they wouldn't do that, right?
What a pleasure! Just one mile, mostly on residential neighborhood roads and a multi-use path, so about 5 mins of flat pedaling. I can get used to this! #chooseazbrews #phoenix #ebike #BikeTooter #drinklocally
“there’s a hero waiting in the wings: the e-#cargobike. Not only can these bad boys deliver packages in #urban environments just as quickly (and sometimes faster) than #delivery vans, they take up far less space and are much less likely to cause #pedestrian deaths”
Fun fact #UPS started as a #bicycle #delivery company
“#Ebikes are cleaner and safer. So why aren’t we using them? https://www.vox.com/videos/2023/9/20/23882159/e-bikes-emissions-cargo-vans-delivery-climate #lastmile #lowemissionzones #safestreets
#Movilidad | Haibike Hybe, la nueva eBike para irte de carreras con motor Bosch de 85 Nm de par y batería de 750 Wh
@derekbarry I’ve been thinking the same. We also need light weight city cars in our EV mix to help reduce consumption and these may be slower. Including vehicles like those Australia Post has. On 80km/h roads there could be a 40km/h separated lane. (I don’t think bikes often do 50km/h as mentioned in article.) #EVs #eBikes
I did my version of a triathlon today: yoga in the morning; walked a bunch with my sweetheart to go down to the farmers' market, bookstore, coffee shop, furniture/design shop; rode Zelda the e-bike to go pick free plums thanks to a Buy Nothing offer. I love fall Saturdays! http://bikestylespokane.com/2023/06/11/choose-your-own-adventure-creating-your-version-of-an-athlon/
#BikeTooter #FarmersMarket #autumn #walking #yoga #cycling #EBikes #triathlon #SaturdayThoughts #weekend
It seems like lots of people, including me, have assumed BloombergNEF’s report on “two- and three-wheel electric vehicles” displacing oil consumption is a sign of victory for ebikes (for instance: https://electrek.co/2023/09/15/electric-bikes-displace-more-oil-usage-than-electric-cars/). Unfortunately, I don’t believe these reactions are correct—here’s the head of BloombergNEF’s transportation reporting saying that category *excludes* ebikes: https://twitter.com/colinmckerrache/status/1423216374323818499 Maybe something’s changed since 2021, but be cautious reposting. #EBikes
Curious on the data surrounding transport emissions and differing vehicle types over short journeys? The e-bike, it turns out, could be very, very good for the planet.
Hat tip to #BikeIsBest for making the point best too:
E-bikes . . .
“The government has warned e-bike users to stop using incompatible chargers after a coroner found a man was killed when a battery plugged into the wrong device caught fire.”
Just rolled over to 2,600 miles on my e-bike. Using carbon footprint calculator (yes we need systemic solutions not just individual, the footprint was sold to us as a way to induce consumer guilt, moving on) if I had driven those miles I would have emitted 1.1 metric tons of CO2. I'm in a state with hydropower, recently added solar panels so now my charger is the sun, and I don't use the e-assist for every mile biked.
four-wheeled cargo #ebikes, sometimes referred to as #biketrucks or #bikevans, haven’t been legal in #NYC due to local ordinances that limit #cargobikes to three wheels and a maximum width of 36 inches.
@KFuentesGeorge Yeah, I should have provided more detail. My environs are pretty flat, not really hilly at all. The one route that will be uphill the whole way will be to where my girlfriend is in assisted living, but it's not much of a grade except for the very last bit. (and then it's downhill all the way back!)
And really, all of my trips are going to be quite short. So I'm really leaning very very strongly to analog.
ebikes are the truth and the way. Especially if you're hauling things. Especially if the ride is hilly. If it's a flat ride, I'd say analog is probably ok (and could be superior in some cases, since ebikes are, in my experience, slower on flat and downhill).
I guess the question is: how tired, hot, and sweaty do you want to be at the end of your ride?
Okay, having found an apartment (yay! whew!!!), I'm going to want an errand/commute bike, since most of my shopping/errands etc will be in easy range. Need to start thinking about ebike vs analog though. Inclined to stick with analog. Will start trying some out over next month or so.
(Maybe both? But not sure my budget will allow that. Maybe I sell my fancy road bike? 🤔)
This is exactly right:
"The focus on young e-bike riders’ safety can obscure the bigger crisis: People driving cars and trucks are killing more people on our roads."
"If the goal is to understand what makes streets dangerous, we have to look at cars."
did some shopping on our Rad Bikes today. were immediately approached by an elderly couple asking "how do you like your Rad Bikes??", so we shared how much we love them.*
the reason they were familiar with the brand was that a lot of their friends apparently had bought a Rad Bike over the past year, and every single one of them just loves it.
* I am not earning a commission, although maybe I should be. 😅
Where can I get my e-bike motor repaired?
We found one specialist Ebike Motor Centre) who can help with certain brands and mid-motors, but who says it's a complex space in which to operate: https://www.cyclingelectric.com/in-depth/where-can-i-get-my-e-bike-motor-repaired
While I was only its CTO for a month before a layoff in 2022, I still dream of owning a Vässla Pedal e-bike (or preferably an unreleased successor that improved a few things).
I hope a company with better operations management buys its intellectual property because this e-bike design was beautiful, functional, and not just a motor bolted onto a bicycle.
Absolutely the king of ebike conversion kits is the #bafang mid drive. They're awesome for retrofitting. Even the 250W ones for Europeland are cool in flat/flat-ish areas. For hillier places the 350/500/750W models *look* just the same as the 250W ones and come with a sticker that says "250W", nudge-nudge, wink-wink. 500W with gears takes the biggest of unfit blokes up the steepest of hills - personal endorsement!
This is one of the reasons I make my own ebikes. VanMoof looked cool, but a right to repair nightmare and now the typical IoT nightmare when the cloud behind it goes "poof!".
There are plenty of #ebikes for less than $1000 and many for less than $500.
You don't need to spend $10,000 on an ebike... I see some recent videos where people seem to think that's the standard ebike cost... it is not.
I feel like this should be well publicized data: In 2021 Car fires have gone down to 175,000 highway fires. In the 1980's it was much hire: 456,000 yearly car fires. THESE NUMBERS ARE WILD.
Where is the NYTimes article about car fires? Next time complains about a eBike or an EV battery remember it's all click bait.
Sidenote, I was in a car fire once. Got out in time but not before there was smoke billowing out of the glove box.
@ai6yr @ascentale #BikeNite A3. We have cargo #ebikes so I pop a tote in the back storage area and then two keep cold Trader Joe’s bags on my running board. I shop more often than I did with a car and have to be a little more deliberate about what I buy, but worst case scenario I’ll just make two runs because I have three grocery stores real close (but haven’t needed to yet).
Hey #biketooter, I'm thinking of snagging an REI Coop Gen 1.2e #ebikes during their 40% off sale this weekend as my first #ebike. Just need it for some suburban errands/transport in a generally flat (and low crime) neighborhood.
All my major destinations are ~1 mile away (a few places are more like 3mi) so range isn't much of an issue. Cost is though, and this seems like a darn good value.
Any recommendations on accessories, esp locks, helmets, or other gear?
"We call on elected leaders to address real causes of deadly collisions: road design."—Joint statement from Active #SanGabriel Valley, Bicycling #Monterey, Bike #Bakersfield, Bike #EastBay, Bike #LA, Bike #SanLuisObispo County, Bike #Sunnyvale, #California #Bicycle Coalition, California #Walks, #Claremont Streets For People, #Ecology Action, #Marin County Bicycle Coalition, MOVE #SantaBarbara County, #Napa County Bicycle Coalition, #Pasadena #CompleteStreets Coalition, #Sacramento Area Bicycle #Advocates, #SanDiego County Bicycle #Coalition, #SanFrancisco Bicycle Coalition, #Shasta Living Streets, #SiliconValley Bicycle Coalition, #Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, and #StreetsForAll.
Kudos to the EU Parliament for their ruling on replaceable batteries. Great news for consumers and the environment... and their ruling will not only cover smart phones, #eBikes too will have to follow this new regulation.
‘After three decades an e-bike brought me back to cycling’ - one case study on how there was no going back to the normal motorised routine after trying an electric bike
#ebikes #electricbikes #cycling #transport #traffic
There were six customers in total at the store (we went very early since... Well, jet lag), and FOUR of them had bike helmets on!! Solid mode share, and maybe hopefully counteracting the "oh, everyone drives here" a little bit.
Also, already missing the German bread & cheese selection.
what more can i say about #ebikes except they are the most fun thing on this planet and also will make you never want to drive in your car again
People For Bikes, the main bicycle industry lobbying group, is trying really hard to keep ebike repair tools and manuals out of the hands of independent repair shops through carveouts for ebikes from right to repair laws on the grounds of battery safety.
This is very similar to the tactics used by car companies to keep car owners locked to dealerships for repairs.
Yes, batteries can be dangerous. But what's even more dangerous is that people will improperly dispose of broken bikes when they don't have access to the documentation and diagnostic tools manufacturers make, but only license to official shops.
Besides the battery thing is a big red herring. The stuff they're holding back isn't battery repair tools, it's documentation of everything else like controllers and throttles and sensors. They would rather brick your bike than let you have control over it. #RightToRepair #Ebikes #FelonyContemptofBusinessModel
I'm trying to stay #CarFree , but a 30 minute walk to the grocery store isn't a fun hike, especially when we're running low on heavy essentials.
Any advice from someone who's gone through the process before?
In the last 6 days the NY Times has run 4 articles about e-bikes -- all of them negative.
A few other stories the paper might consider:
🔹 E-bikes pollute far less than even electric cars
🔹 Compared to autos, e-bikes pose minimal risk to other people
🔹 Unlike cars, e-bikes provide exercise
There has been a deluge of articles in the last couple weeks about the danger of #eBikes and California's push to require licensing to ride them.
As a bike rider it's never surprising to see the media and drivers blame riders for their own deaths, no matter how egregious the driver error was. And some of the cited examples are quite egregious.
But this push for education and licensing made me wonder:
How effective is Driver's Ed at improving road safety?
Not at all.