Alan B wrote:The best price I found this weekend was 4.259 for regular.
And it took quite a bit of it to tow the trailer on a camping trip.
Great on your test ride! Excellent energy consumption rate!
So you pedaled up to get going and then engaged the motor! You'll probably get over that.
Kinni420 wrote:Woot gratz on the test ride JKB! now finalize that baby and GO GO GO!
docnjoj wrote:Lowering that batterypack to an underseat mount should make a huge difference in handling qualities. I had problems even on a suspended trike with the battery mounted on the rear rack It made the handling much worse but when I put it under the seat it was like a different trike.. Definitely worth the effort.
jkbrigman wrote:My lights suck. They are ordinary AA and AAA powered bicycle lights. They worked, but they don't cut it. I want to make something way more powerful and use a DC-DC converter as the power supply off the main traction pack. This little battery action doesn't cut it.
Warren wrote:"I realized this week that this bike is a very good clone of the Bachetta Giro 20 - in fact, if you look closely at the two, you can see enough similarities to wonder if it's only the minor differences in frame construction that differentiate between the two."
Sorry but your bike has some very significant differences. The front wheel is much further back. This makes the wheelbase too short, and puts too much load on that small front wheel. If you get a chance, ride a modern medium wheelbase bike like the Bachetta, RANS, Volae, etc. You will be amazed at the difference.
Kinni420 wrote:only thing I can think of atm is fabrication. Perhaps a metal shop could build you something under there with padding and a nice secure door, welded to the frame or something to keep it from swinging. No where to really hang a pack under there without that problem. Ill have to grind my brain on this one. Watch for sharp corners! your calves with thank you when you come off the pedals for a stop or something.
veloman wrote:This is what you need for 30mph commuting.
Oh, and thanks for the thanks! Glad I could help!
veloman wrote:Keep an eye on this for sale section:
http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageb ... ay.php?f=5
There are some rear suspension recumbents, but can't think of any on there at the moment that have a longer wheelbase. I think rear suspension on a recumbent would be a no brainer, especially for electric.
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