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Old 02-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #1351
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I got these bikes for one or two for $25 at a yard sale. So I put an electric motor on one. So far only a few hundred miles on it but it will take me 12 miles in the drift-less area of Wisconsin on a charge with some pedaling. The electric motor conversion was a $300 kit. It came no where near fitting on this bike.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #1352
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I got these bikes for one or two for $25 at a yard sale. So I put an electric motor on one. So far only a few hundred miles on it but it will take me 12 miles in the drift-less area of Wisconsin on a charge with some pedaling. The electric motor conversion was a $300 kit. It came no where near fitting on this bike.



$300 You could have bought an electric or gas scooter for that much. And it would take you more than 12 miles.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:14 AM   #1353
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$300 You could have bought an electric or gas scooter for that much. And it would take you more than 12 miles.
there are advantages to having a motorized bicycle over an actual scooter in some areas.. like the ability to lane split in a congested area (in areas were lane splitting typically isnt legal), less restrictions on parking, and no requirements for insurance or registration

Its a nice tool to have for fairly short distances..
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #1354
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there are advantages to having a motorized bicycle over an actual scooter in some areas.. like the ability to lane split in a congested area (in areas were lane splitting typically isnt legal), less restrictions on parking, and no requirements for insurance or registration

Its a nice tool to have for fairly short distances..
you forgot the most important thing if you run out of juice there are still the pedals.

PS it is sort of nice in that few other people have one.

PPS down here in texas where the land is flat it gets closer to 30 miles per charge.

edit PPPS I have not seen a $300 electric scooter that would even make it up 1 mile of 10% grade.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #1355
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Put some high pressure road tires on it, and you'll extend your range and speed
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #1356
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Put some high pressure road tires on it, and you'll extend your range and speed
thanks but most of what I ride is gravel or dirt. I am a little afraid of high pressure tires.

PS at this time I am so dumb that I have both major types of valve stems on my tubes so as I pump up the tires I have to take the inflater off the pump and revers it for each tube.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #1357
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thanks but most of what I ride is gravel or dirt. I am a little afraid of high pressure tires.

PS at this time I am so dumb that I have both major types of valve stems on my tubes so as I pump up the tires I have to take the inflater off the pump and revers it for each tube.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #1358
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #1359
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Hi, I have a bike problem.

CX - Scott Team


Road - Argon 18 Krypton


MTB 1 - Specialized Stumpjumper


MTB 2 - Jamis Dragon Pro


MTB 3 - Yeti ASR


In the current configuration, the Stumpjumper has the full 2x10 XTR groupo taken off the Yeti. New XT 2x10 to be put on the Yeti.

I have a couple more bikes hanging around as well without pictures.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #1360
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I don't get it.

What's the problem?!



I need to take some pics, but in the garage are 5 bikes and a frame. There's another frame 'coming from TX'

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #1361
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Its got me on it, but here's the Quattro Assi:



On Wed's ride. Right now its got Red on it with the Zeta WCS wheels.



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Old 02-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #1362
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thanks but most of what I ride is gravel or dirt. I am a little afraid of high pressure tires.

PS at this time I am so dumb that I have both major types of valve stems on my tubes so as I pump up the tires I have to take the inflater off the pump and revers it for each tube.
Just buy a presta adaptor and leave it on the presta(skinny) valve. Then you can leave your pump set up schrader.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #1363
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thanks but most of what I ride is gravel or dirt. I am a little afraid of high pressure tires.

PS at this time I am so dumb that I have both major types of valve stems on my tubes so as I pump up the tires I have to take the inflater off the pump and revers it for each tube.
I'm a fat bastid and run 700X32 @90-95 PSI on dirt and gravel all the time. The roads around here make it virtually impossible to avoid it. Schwalbe Marathon.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #1364
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I'm a fat bastid and run 700X32 @90-95 PSI on dirt and gravel all the time.
Wow! I run 32mm at 50psi. Quite a difference.

I'd run less, but, some of our gravel is 1-1/4". I asked the commisioner WTF that's about. He said they had it in the yard and wanted to clear it out. Gee, thanks.........Dumbass!
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:35 AM   #1365
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I'm a fat bastid and run 700X32 @90-95 PSI on dirt and gravel all the time. The roads around here make it virtually impossible to avoid it. Schwalbe Marathon.
thanks for all the advice. I really will make people think I am bad as next time I pop a tube I am planning on putting moose SP? foam in my tires.
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