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    How did you feel when you ride your first E-Bike?

    This thread is all about how did you feel when you ride an E-bike for the first time?
    Do you remember any special thing that happened when you ride it for the first time?
    Also if you want to share anything about your First E-Bike Please Share here.

    #2
    From my observations of the many people I've let ride mine

    After the very first pedal:

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    • tklop
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      I described my first ride on my project page; Bonneville Salt Flats crash footage playing in my mind's eye...

      I've made extensive modifications and adjustments since that time, and my bakfiets operates wonderfully now.

      But even so...

      There's no way in hell I'd trust anybody else with the keys to my bakfiets.

      My project is one-of-a-kind, and I'm both its inventor, and its sole test-pilot. So obviously nobody else to date has received the type-ratings to become qualified to operate my machine--there's no other examples to train upon.

      But were anyone else to ever try...

      Originally posted by AZguy View Post
      ... After the very first pedal:

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      I have no crystal ball--but I predict I'd get much the same result you described. :-)

      I might trust somebody like you to handle piloting the bakfiets with a little systems-familiarization, AZguy --but it'd take somebody with your sort of mechanical savvy, and riding experience. "Detuned" as it is--I'm pretty sure the sixty-five-amps worth of hang-on-to-the-handlebars three-wheel-drive acceleration would likely win you over in short order... Next thing you know, we'd read here about you building yourself one with a refrigerated cargo-box (for food and beverages adult or otherwise), room for tools, spares, and overnight camping-gear--and soon you'd be posting updates about your cross-country adventures through the desert sands! Or--okay--well, maybe not...

      But for now? No way.

      No way in hell I'd trust anybody else with the keys to my bakfiets.
      Last edited by tklop; 07-21-2020, 07:32 AM.

    • AZguy
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      Funny stuff.. I'm confident I could pilot your beast with appropriate briefing although I've always taken better to things that lean to turn... just have to take it more slowly... I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to pilot many different types of craft on land, sea and air and certainly wouldn't pass by the opportunity to try something more on the novel side of things =]

      I've got a rear hub bike that I'll let most anyone ride although I do remember telling a fellow that runs in my group of friends and acquaintances he wasn't invited... but he drinks too much and has lousy coordination even if sober... No use having someone get hurt...

      My primary BBSHD ride will get exchanged with folks that have similar rides (more opportunities for me!) or enough pertinent experience... but that's about it...

    • tklop
      tklop commented
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      Well, AZguy if int'l travel is ever possible again--and if you ever make it to Europe--I'll gladly give you some bakfiets check-rides, and help you earn your tri-motor type-rating!

      I've loaned out my TSDZ2 conversion for a "test-ride" to my ex's father. Later, converted my Giant Mio--which now lives with my ex with the same mid-motor--and that bike too is (I assume) shared by others from time to time... But those are idiot-proof systems, and even in the 48V "750W" version (in quotations--because contrary to some users' non-standard settings, that's only their peak output-rating) --they're honestly pretty tame. I don't worry too much about anybody getting themselves hurt... Grown-up? Know how to ride a bicycle? You'll probably do alright with a TSDZ2.

      though yeah--there's always some... Certain folks we just need to save from themselves (and yeah--sometimes that's both drunk or sober)...
      Last edited by tklop; 07-23-2020, 08:13 AM.

    #3
    I just finished my ebike build, and my first ride was a combination of thinking "THIS THING IS SO COOL", and "this thing could TOTALLY KILL SOMEBODY".

    I quickly realized you simply CANNOT be in granny gear and hit the throttle with throttle ramping on. That is an instant wheelie looking to loop you on your butt. Once I turned off throttle ramp, and turned down down the top speed, amperage, and phase amperage, it's way more rideable. I've been working on dialing-in the PAS, so now it gives a usable extra help pedaling. Top speed is something I can pedal with, although I need one more part (second battery cutoff so I am running dual boards) before I am ready to take it to the local trails and really dial it in for riding big hills. I have a wild hair to add torque sensing in the BB, but I figure I'll live with PAS and throttle for now and see how it goes. It's a weekend of work, and about $350 to add the torque sense, ya know.

    Jose

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    • tklop
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      Ah, yes. More familiar experiences of yet another inventor and sole test-pilot of a Cyclone mid-drive mod! ;-)

    #4
    In the beginning wow 18 mph I am "flying" now thats just lame. After a 30 + bike 18 mph is like being an an antique train from the early 1800s

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      #5
      One month with my new Rad Power ebike. This thing is super cool and fun! down from driving every day to driving 3/4 days a week too. I purchased it at https://electrickbikes.com/shop/

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        #6
        My first ebike attempt was half hearted. I added an outdated Currie kit to my wife's old mountain bike. It was not fun to ride, especially using SLA bricks.
        - I did like modding the kit. I made a battery box for the frame using an ammo box. I made a container for my controller from an old motorized bicycle fuel tank and mounted the main switch on it. That allowed me to ditch the unsightly Currie rear czrgo rack. That kept me busy for a spell.
        "Lies never hurt anybody. Its the findin' out..." -My Name is Earl

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          #7
          I felt like I had gained extra strength - nice feeling!

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            #8
            I own Daymak EM 1 mini scooter and when I rode that bike, the feeling was great due to the comfortable ride and the suspension was so smooth that it didn't hurt me.
            Last edited by Victoria; 08-04-2020, 02:44 PM.

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              #9
              I have a 750 W conversion. Initially I used a low power assist thinking I didn't need much help and I didn't want to strain the motor and controller. I now leave it on full power. If you have the power, you may as well use it.

              It feels exhilarating to fly at a speed I couldn't possibly pedal at.

              I own a bicycle, ebike and motorbike. I like the ebike as a great compromise. Fun to ride but still get some exercise.
              Last edited by Janice; 08-14-2020, 12:22 AM.

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                #10
                Welcome Krypton - I am superman

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                  #11
                  Felt like at least it gets me from a to b but this thing sucks.

                  2006 LashOut Electric Bicycle

                  They were good though 2 day mail me part that darn clutch thing.

                  Got me from my place to school cheap for sure.

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                    #12
                    ut how did you feel when you ride an E-bike for the first time?
                    Do you remember any special thing that happene

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                      #13
                      I'm 50 , and have owned some form of a MTB consistently since I was a kid .
                      Riding a BBSHD equipped EMTB for the first time April, a year ago made me feel like a kid again with limitless energy ! I havent looked back since . I have 2800 miles since then !
                      I was so perfectly equipped when the Lockdown happened .
                      I rode everyday . Now back to work , i commute by bike everyday , and ride light trails .
                      I feel that now , i will always own some form of E-Bike

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                        #14
                        Hi, it's a wonderful experience to ride an e-bike
                        Thank you.

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                          #15
                          Love riding this e thing. Crusing along at 20, I think, "I got this." So I turn off the power to check the difference. What? This ebike is so HHEEEAAAAVVVYYY. Damn. Turn power back on. Oh, yes. Back to being superman. Biking is easy so pleasurable with 1,000 watts of power on your side. Lunacycle KHS500. Thumbs UP!

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