StudEbiker wrote:Just noticed it looks like you have chrome front forks. Those are pretty rare and are a desirable option for a Bike E. I like what you have done with the battery carrier. Have you checked the wheel base on your Bike E? 52"=standard Bike E, 56"=Ex. long. The long frames are nice to have even if you aren't too tall.
Thanks for the info. I haven't measured the wheelbase. I'll have to measure it. I think it is too long for my bike rack, but haven't tried that yet. The longer frame would be better for carrying batteries. I wish it was easier to get inside the main beam. There's room in there for a modest battery pack but the riveted rear fork setup takes a lot of internal space and isn't easily removable. I'm tempted to remove the rivets and make a slide in tray that bolts the rear forks on. The tray could carry the batteries forward and controller to the rear and make a very tidy package.
Interesting about the front fork. What is different about it from the non chrome units?
I have noticed a little play in the Aheadset. I'm not sure how to adjust that. it doesn't seem to be a problem, it is only noticeable when taking the weight off the front and wiggling the handlebars forward and back.