What is the deal with that 1980's stove and no kitchen cabinets next to it, just a bedroom night stand and tote boxes?
That picture brings me back to basement apartments and rooming houses.
Was paying 650 a month in NY plus 300 in summer and 400 in winter for electric and gas in upstate NY and kitchen was much worse. Looked like an episode right out of Happy Days. No insulation or modern windows.
This place is around 500 square feet with the closet for my e bike workshop and since is on the third floor am allowed to run a 10,000 BTU AC all summer and have my own gas furnace which I control the heat settings for the winter. 375 bucks a month gas and electric included.
That last picture, now thats some high class hardwood flooring. Not only that, but are those black zip ties over the left and right displays?
It is actually linoleum. in the closet / e bike workshop and the kitchen. I obviouslly ruined the floor and will probably get some cheap new large tile and replace all that as well as do some painting to get my security back. However am in no big rush to move out of here any time soon.
Don't put too much power into the Bikeling hub motors. I did and the clutch or one way bearing started slipping. I did like that little hub but it didn't like how I abused it. Was in a wet field of grass and weeds and when I hit the switch for more power it started slipping. I made it home but unable to get parts to repair it. Now I have MACs.
The e bikeling hub motors will never be hooked up to anything but 10S - 36 - 42V packs ever. The entire time I lived here in Ohio up to August - about 14 months I rode a single 500 watt e bikeling motor on a very heavy 27.5" dual suspension but 26" wheels with disk brakes and probably put about 500 - 1,000 miles on it. I pedal assisted up hills and basically took care of it. It is on the rear of the Giant Roam as a helper motor for steep hills as can work with the same motor on the front (700cc wheel) as well as pedal assist up hills. On flat ground I wont need the rear motor. The front motor is 3 to 4 mph faster on flat because of the 700cc wheel.
I have my 20" bike with the 1,800 watt brushless motor but is scary at high speeds so limited it to just under 30 mph with the 1,500 watt controller. It is why I am looking at a 60V - 3,000 watt brushless motor for 4 - 4S - 5 Ah hard case LiPo packs and the Haro V3 - 26" mountain bike for 40 mph.
I still have East Street (the Giant Cypress hybrid 700c bike with no motor now). I was thinking about a high output BMC or MAC for the back of that. It is an easy pedal bike so a GEARED hub is better as zero drag. And I have a 27.5" Silver Dimondback mountain bike I was considering for the cro motor V4 but a 1,500 watt direct drive hub motor is a cheaper option.
I like the easy on/off of the step-through frame, pretty much a necessity if carrying anything on the rack.
Headlight, taillight and brake light area great safety bonus, to say nothing about the dual oversize disc brakes.
Really need the giant tires for potholes, snow, sand and gravel etc., through quality front suspension.
Love all the wires and cables running through the frame!
Integrated key lock is a nice security enhancement.
It does have positive features for an every day commuter. There is a list if features needed to make an e bike legal in all 50 states though and was looking at it. I am considering maybe getting my motorcycle license someday.
DOT approved headlight with high and low beam function
Headlight indicator light visible to the operator to show when the high beam is operating
Battery-powered, DOT approved tail light and brake light (with a switch for both front and rear controls) which must operate for a minimum of 20 minutes with only battery power
DOT approved turn signals for motorcycles manufactured after January 1, 1973 (most states mandate this, but some do not)
Rearview mirror (usually one, but some states require two)
Horn (some states mandate an electric horn)
DOT approved tires installed
Fuel tank should be DOT approved (The FMVSS specifies steel, but almost all states do not enforce this, so it will not be covered)
I may be able to hook up a dimmer switch for my head light for the low beam. I know I have rear view mirrors. One , maybe two.
It would not be really difficult to find a small 250 cc dirt bike frame to start. Perhaps a small 450 cc road legal bike with a blown motor and would already have some or all the features on that list. However for thruway speeds nothing less than the Cro - motor would work and the FX - 75-5 motor would be ideal since I already own it.
I would need to invest about 1,000 in the frame and wiring and the list for a legal bike and 1,000 in batteries. The 45 kilowatt controller came with the motor. I would need to take a test and pass it for a license plate though but then could go any where as it would be classified as a motor vehicle and not an e bike. I do not drink until after midnight anymore so don't need to worry about that.
Not sure if a second stimulus check is on the way or not but thinking about a street legal bike instead of a second vehicle for the summer. Still waiting on newer and better / cheaper battery technology.
What do you think ?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.