In case anyone is wondering why it's loaded on the front of the bus. I am a bus driver for Saint John Transit. I often have to meet drivers out in the middle of routes to take over the shifts. It's great. I no longer need to figure out where to park. Just load the bike on and get to work
The bike is getting lots of attention out here. The only exposure we have had in Saint John to electric bikes are the Canadian Tire all steel 400w external extra sprocket and chain drive system and/or the little scooter looking bikes.
The local bike shop that I bought the original bike from has spoken to me about finding a couple of kits to install on some $400 bikes.
They do get plenty of calls from people looking for electric options but don't have any experience with them.
If I can come up with a reasonable introductory kit around $400-$600 that we can put on a demo or two. If they start selling, they want me to be the ebike guy
I have a background in computer software and hardware. My entire life has been spent ripping stuff apart to see how it works. I am simply loving this bike.
I have been playing with the advance settings on the Cycle Analyst and trying to maximize the efficiency of my ride without compromising the hill climbing abilities. So far I am doing really well. I have it tuned to have soft gradual launches, maximizing my amps around 20 for most rides and topping my speed out at 25kms seems to keep my WH/KM down from 24 to 13wh/km.
This makes me happy and extends my range. I really like it because I can do the round trip to work and still not be deep in the batteries DOD! Yay!
Any Questions and/or comments are always appreciated.