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by magic carpet
Feb 20, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Shy Spy, hide a GPS tracker inside your seat-tube
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Shy Spy, hide a GPS tracker inside your seat-tube

:?
TylerDurden wrote:I'm wearing one right now...

...it's very comfortable.

Internally?

TD, I've sent you a PM or two. Wazzup?

Mike :?:
by magic carpet
Feb 10, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Made in Canada, eh?
Replies: 56
Views: 4463

Re: Made in Canada, eh?

Saw these ebikes at the BikeExpo last week in TO. Very impressive, but where do you ride them? They can't be legal on bike paths or bike lanes with their speed potential. Salesman said they were legal ebikes, but maybe their introduction has been delayed until their status can be clarified. I didn'...
by magic carpet
Aug 10, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

I have a suggestion for an experiment for you.

Why don't you try storing the lithium battery internally?

Mike
by magic carpet
Jul 24, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

So based on this forum and others I bought an Epik Whistler in Toronto just over a month ago and I wanted to report on the results: I've done a 4 hour ride at the highest motor speed setting and the battery lasted the whole way, there and back. quote] This is impossible. At the highest speed of 40 ...
by magic carpet
Jun 29, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Hi Bill, Sorry I can't help with the CA mods. I'm not into making my Ebikes street-illegal. Toronto is waking up to the realization there are electrified bicycles amongst the cyclists and they aren't too happy about it. EScooter enthusiasts refer to their scooters as "EBikes" and the public is unawa...
by magic carpet
Jun 29, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had my Physical yesterday, and…
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: Had my Physical yesterday, and…

Windsurfing is a dying sport because it's so freaking hard to do. Lessons are crucial to get up the learning curve. But it's great "fun" exercise if you live near a sailing spot. I started Windsurfing in the 70's when booms were teak and have witnessed the rise and fall of the sport. I sold boards,...
by magic carpet
Jun 29, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had my Physical yesterday, and…
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: Had my Physical yesterday, and…

I also thought of rowing : Don't know how I'd pull it off but I would love to have a single or 2-person watercraft, something where I could run up a sail and tool around the lake. 'Course it'd have to have a lil' electric motor for trolling in and out :wink: But I think a couple of oars would do ni...
by magic carpet
Jun 29, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: E-bike in Toronto
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: E-bike in Toronto

Blue Avenue, Daymak, and Mobility Unlimited are Electric Scooter Stores. EzRiders is the Pedego, Wisper, Stromer, Izip and Polaris dealer and is located on the Danforth near Woodbine Avenue. Their phone # is 416-461-8989 Amego is the new dealer for the Epik mid drive bikes as well as a couple other ...
by magic carpet
Jun 29, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Hi Whistlers Been a while since I started this thread and Wasy has far surpassed me in mileage and experience, but just so everyone knows, my Whistler has continued to perform faultlessly. My sister has been riding it regularly and loving it! Her previous ebike was an early Schwinn and the Whistler ...
by magic carpet
Mar 29, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

WASYLBRYTAN wrote:
:mrgreen:
I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can start putting on some serious mileage without freezing myself.[/quote]
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Me too! :P
by magic carpet
Mar 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Hi Waslybrytan, I'm glad you're happy on your Epik again and I appreciate you keeping us informed about your experience. Thanks also for investigating the origins of the bike and confirming it to be Melody's Dad's original design. My apologies for suggesting otherwise. I assume you were never a high...
by magic carpet
Feb 17, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 2010 Pedego Interceptor
Replies: 29
Views: 8543

Re: 2010 Pedego Interceptor

I believe all it takes to take the 'governer' off an Interceptor is turning a screw on the controller. I haven't done this personally, but that's what I heard. These bikes are surely a LOT better on 48v full speed. I don't like how Pedego tuned them to be easy off the line. It's suppose to make the...
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Miro,
I am the OP on this thread (original poster).

Did you not read my EXTENSIVE comparison at the beginning of this thread? I have already answered your questions. I own a BionX bike which is a good standard of comparison.
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Point well taken now that I know what you are talking about. The interesting thing about this battery technology is that it supposedly allows more cycles and more longevity which in turn reduces costs. But at the rate that I put on mileage, the battery may actually outlast the bike. I am averaging ...
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

it is not about how many you can buy for price of Optibike but it is all about riding experience in my book. Opti offers now "economical" version for 6000dollars, does Epik Wistler sell for 1000 dollars??/six of them/. ________________________________ My 'riding experience' on the Epik has been fan...
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

[quote I put my battery through two complete cycles almost every day. With the battery warranty for a full two years, I think I am sufficiently protected. The extra cost of the battery is still less than the cost of drinks to replenish my energy under pure muscle power.[/quote] _____________________...
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

with all that room in the triangle and the mounts for the existing battery it doesn't seem like it would be that hard to replace it with something much larger. or you could use something as simple as the falcon ev bag and a off the shelf battery/charger combo. _______________________ Falcon EV bags...
by magic carpet
Feb 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Wasy you for sure heard about Optibike. It would be very interested to compare Epik Whistler with Optibike. We all know origins of Opti /USA-designed and built, Opti BB drive is patented in USA/ I doubt Whistler is as efficient as Optibike. Unless I missed something Any info on origins of Epik /des...
by magic carpet
Feb 02, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Hi Wasy, Glad you're liking your Epik. I sent a pic to Epik of mine after I replaced the knobbies and added some accessories and it's posted on their web site. It's the one with the old motorcycle saddlebags. Haven't been riding it this winter so I can't update my evaluation, but sure am looking for...
by magic carpet
Dec 16, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: BB Direct drive motor vs. hub style motors
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: BB Direct drive motor vs. hub style motors

I have a new BionX 350 direct drive, hubmotor on a 700c road bike, and a new Epik bb geared drive MT style bike. The hubmotor makes more sense for flat ground like Florida. The Epik, with it's BB and geared drive, is better for climbing hills where the motor can spin at high rpm's with the bike in a...
by magic carpet
Sep 29, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Review: 2010 EG Milan Electric Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 6337

Re: Review: 2010 EG Milan Electric Bike

Lot's to like on this bike. Mixte style frames are making a comeback in bicycling and this is as close to a mixte framed ebike as I've seen. Problem with emixte's is the battery must be carried on the rear rack, which makes for problems with handling, ride and carrying ability. The rack looks very s...
by magic carpet
Sep 18, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Made in Canada, eh?
Replies: 56
Views: 4463

Re: Made in Canada, eh?

Saw these ebikes at the BikeExpo last week in TO. Very impressive, but where do you ride them? They can't be legal on bike paths or bike lanes with their speed potential. Salesman said they were legal ebikes, but maybe their introduction has been delayed until their status can be clarified. I didn't...
by magic carpet
Sep 17, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Much as I'd like to keep the Epik, my sister seems to have appropriated it. She left me a text jokingly saying she'd heard I'd picked her up a new ebike. Since I'd rather see her on an ebike than her Yamaha 1100, and because her twin sister has an ebike, I took it over to her house last night to sho...
by magic carpet
Sep 14, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

hey Mike just wondering what kind of range you get with that unit? Also do you think it would be easy to add a throttle to it. Where is the controller on the bike? Thanks O. Hey O, give me another day or two and I'll let you know the exact range. I'm riding with an 'air boot' cast on my foot at the...
by magic carpet
Sep 14, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Epik Whistler
Replies: 253
Views: 26631

Re: Epik Whistler

Mike, Thanks for the response. The Bionix hubmotor is direct drive, correct? So it produces very little noise? The Whistler then would be somewhat louder? I don't suppose you have been on a bike with a geared hubmotor like the Ezee, BMC or MAC so that you could compare the sound of a geared hubmoto...