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  • millervideo
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    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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  • DexterCycling
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    Hi, it's a wonderful experience to ride an e-bike
    Thank you.

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  • Steampunk
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    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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  • yomanew
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    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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  • Rotary_spark_gap
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    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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  • AZguy
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    Welcome Krypton - I am superman

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  • Janice
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    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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  • Victoria
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    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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  • Jonathantuba
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    I felt like I had gained extra strength - nice feeling!

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  • Wheelbender6
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    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.

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  • James800
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    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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  • Rotary_spark_gap
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    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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  • tklop
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    Ah, yes. More familiar experiences of yet another inventor and sole test-pilot of a Cyclone mid-drive mod! ;-)

  • tklop
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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.

  • DaHose
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    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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