Crude City Scooter Club Forum Index Crude City Scooter Club
the Edmonton Chapter of the Vespa Club of Canada
 
 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

New wheels. I think I am going to call it Trigger(ed)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Crude City Scooter Club Forum Index -> Offtopic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
coyoteran



Joined: 19 Sep 2006
Posts: 807
Location: X Marks the spot...X stands for danger...two lines crossing over one another means to me...stay away

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: New wheels. I think I am going to call it Trigger(ed) Reply with quote

Cyclists say I am cheating. Car drivers want me off the road. Pedestrians want me off the sidewalk. Motorcyclists actually have a legit argument when they say "Get a real bike!" But it makes me happy so f%*# em all.

No registration or insurance, 3 cents worth of electricity to cover the 16 km round trip commute, top speed of 36 kph (off road only), battery range of 50-70 km depending on how hard you hit it, and about as much exertion as you would have on a 15 minute brisk walk.

If you haven't ridden an e-bike you should give it a try. They are stupid fun.

T



IMG_20190930_141737 (1).jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  3.22 MB
 Viewed:  11 Time(s)

IMG_20190930_141737 (1).jpg



_________________
Vy is it vee get too soon olt and too late schmart?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbcollier



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 3677

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has a decidedly post-apocalyptic, mad-max look to it
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Kevin



Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 596
Location: Dovercourt, Edmonton

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eBikes are fun. The cheap ones can be super sketch.

Some are already more than capable of moped replacements. Look at this years Bosch drive line. a few models have up to 75 newton meters of torque.


Even the China Bafangs (M500/M600) have more than enough torque to strip gears if you turn them up too high.


I hope we get a true "E" moped/small motor cycle market.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coyoteran



Joined: 19 Sep 2006
Posts: 807
Location: X Marks the spot...X stands for danger...two lines crossing over one another means to me...stay away

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was actually seeing all the Bosch e-bikes in Germany a couple of years ago that got me thinking about it.

Ultimately the cost and long term maintenance of the mid drive bikes was a deal breaker for me so Chinese parts, on a Canadian build was the way ahead. My electronics background should help me keep this thing on the road for a few years any way. 490 km in the last 6 weeks that did not go on the truck so that's a good thing I think.

Maybe a studded tire in my future. True DIY style though. Sheet metal screws in a beefy tread pattern.

_________________
Vy is it vee get too soon olt and too late schmart?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kevin



Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 596
Location: Dovercourt, Edmonton

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pros and cons to each setup.

I'm with you, i like hub motors more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Crude City Scooter Club Forum Index -> Offtopic All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group