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Old 04-28-2015, 08:41 AM   #1
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Eco-Friendly Electic Bike/Scooter

Interested in a scooter type bike, but not another gas engine to look after? Check out this post & video I made reviewing my new Jetson Electric Bike.

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Old 04-28-2015, 02:43 PM   #2
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Totally Jetson's cool!

Congratulations on your discovery and enthusiasm. I, for one, share in your delight.



I wholly agree that electric bikes are indeed, the most bad-ass, lightweight, fluid-free, forms of local transportation. I always wonder why trailer people carry and support heavy, stinky, loud, leaky gasoline/oil scooters. I have electric bikes that weigh less than a Schwinn beach cruiser, fully recharge in an hour off my Globe Trotter, and go like mad....


I've been building electric bicycles since 1999, and have concluded that pretty much, you have two options. Buy internet or bike store, proprietary, unsupported, discounted, Chinese junk from clueless incommunicable distributors selling out-dated, discontinued technology, OR, build one yourself from fine bicycle components and well researched electronics from long established suppliers.


I've built dozens and dozens of electric bikes and trikes. There are at least ten in my house right now. I don't build them for profit. For me, it's a matter of curiosity, understanding, and development of a fantastic technology, and I really, really, really, like bicycles. Yes, I know that they're not as fast, long ranged, or endurable as a BMW GS or YZ125, but they are the perfect putt for campgrounds and quietly enjoying nearby interests.


I can speak knowledgeably about electric bicycles. I thought of of starting an electric bike thread, but I'm so damned busy, and find that nearly forever on Airforum, there has been little to no mention or interest....



I'd be happy to help anyone interested in these magnificent contraptions. They do work! Everyone should have a few.


Here are some images of what's on my benches and stands today... So now everyone knows, I live in a bicycle zoo...
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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You have some amazing bikes there! I doubt few have the wherewithal to actually build a bike, or add an e-kit.

Another one I'm interested in is the Stromer ST2. Price is the issue - it's nearly $7,000!
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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Beautiful Bikes!!!! Like the aqua blue with aluminum looking box on back and the three wheeler with umbrella.
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I love the folding bikes and Haul-a-Day cargo bikes by Bike Friday. They make some with Bion-X electric-assist.

You can get a Haul-a-Day with BionX, too!

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Great topic. I have a Trek 7200+ electric assist bike with lithium battery and hub motor. Sure puts the fun back in riding in hilly country. Fortunately was able to find a used one at 1/3 of the new price.
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I have a Trek 7200 as well. Put a Hilltopper electric bike kit on it 5 years ago. Fun, cheap to operate and really tames the hills.

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Just an update - I did a simple mod, and now my bike will do 28 mph. It seems to have the same range - think alot of power was wasted limiting it to 20 mph. Basically, you unclip the wire for the governor. It's great on the hills now if you build up some speed before you start to climb.
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