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by georgefromvt
Oct 08 2018 7:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front basket. Handlebar vs frame attached.
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Front basket. Handlebar vs frame attached.

Recently purchased front baskets for my Radcity and Elux Newport. I've been using panniers but wanted to redistribute weight. The Elux required handlebar attachment, Wald basket fit like a charm. Cost only 25 bucks and installed in less than 20 minutes. I bought the Yuba breadbasket for the Radcity....
by georgefromvt
Sep 12 2018 8:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Elux LCD Display Power Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Elux LCD Display Power Meter

I purchased a new display from Elux, easily swapped out and bike OK. Display wasn't cheap, $125 plus shipping. There must be other suppliers? Any suggestions? Thanks.
http://bigstone-nj.com/node/10
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by georgefromvt
Sep 09 2018 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Elux LCD Display Power Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Elux LCD Display Power Meter

My Elux Newport bike died. I think it's the LCD power meter. Batteries OK, screen was flashing when caught in heavy downpour. Yep, there was water in the meter. Anyone know the name of this meter? I've contacted the company and waiting for response. PP Elux.jpg PP2Elux.jpg Elux.png https://www.eluxb...
by georgefromvt
Aug 24 2018 7:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3157

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

Radpower increasing prices by $200 thanks to the tariffs. My local bike shop also reported increase in almost all bike parts d/t the tariffs. Prices will only affect American buyers not Canadians. https://www.radpowerbikes.com/pages/rad ... nouncement
by georgefromvt
Aug 09 2018 5:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3157

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

I emailed Radpower. https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radcity-electric-commuter-bike?variant=5032659419167 This was their response: " Hi George, We are aware that tariffs on ebikes will be going into effect. At present, we are currently investigating how we can best limit the impact for our com...
by georgefromvt
Aug 09 2018 7:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3157

Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

Anyone else heard ebike prices expected to rise d/t tariffs? No real surprise, shop any grocery store. I swear everything is going up. https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/electric ... s-tariffs/
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by georgefromvt
Aug 02 2018 8:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Trail flat, an unexpected problem.
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Trail flat, an unexpected problem.

I carry a can of tire inflator, works OK providing leak isn't too large.
https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Bike-Tire- ... op?ie=UTF8
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by georgefromvt
Aug 02 2018 6:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front basket for Radcity
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Front basket for Radcity

I'm looking for a front bike basket for my 2016 Radcity. Radpower only sells baskets for their 2017 models, mine is a 2016--not compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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by georgefromvt
Jul 25 2018 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec

PBSC bikes appear to be direct drive hub powered. I'm in Montreal in a few weeks, hope they're available.
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by georgefromvt
Jul 22 2018 8:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

It looks like Valleybikes is identical to Zyp Bikes in Alabama. Their bike program is two years old, wonder how it's working.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivt0sGFpxJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmVtw1plcPg
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by georgefromvt
Jul 22 2018 8:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

Last evening I tested five Valleybikes. Three had power, two no power despite meters indicating charge. But the fob worked well and the included security cable is convenient for fast trips in a store or shop. The powered bikes were OK but hope Valleybikes work on quality issues. I met three people o...
by georgefromvt
Jul 20 2018 8:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec

Longueuil is testing an electric bike share program (PBSC). Montreal has the tried and true Bixi bike share program but they're not electric assist. Anyone try the PBSC ebikes in Longueil?
https://www.bixi.com/fr/blogue
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by georgefromvt
Jul 14 2018 6:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

I strongly endorse bike share programs but after riding Valleybikes, very disappointed. Almost half the bikes had no power despite meter reading fully charged. Numerous bike riders also shared similar experiences. Really sad, because the infrastructure is in place and plenty of initial positive PR b...
by georgefromvt
Jun 30 2018 11:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

Northampton Massacchussets has an Electric bike share program!! I just downloaded the app, will test one tomorrow. Great way to introduce young people into Ebiking!! Anyone have experience with their bikes?
https://www.valleybike.org/about/e-bike/
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by georgefromvt
Jun 30 2018 10:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google maps for biking
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Google maps for biking

I'm biking Montreal in a few weeks, using my Android for GPS needs. I'm having issues with Google maps Audio. Keeps sending audio to …..gmail.com. Bluetooth is off, played around with my Google account but still can't fix the issue. Any suggestions? Thanks. I use an old GPS for my car so not much ex...
by georgefromvt
Jun 25 2018 8:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Montreal bike slide
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Montreal bike slide

I'm traveling to Longueuil Quebec in a few weeks and need to use the Metro. Anyone have experience with the bike slide? Will it accept a bike with a 2.3 " tire? http://www.stm.info/fr/infos/conseils/cyclistes/glissoires-velos http://cyclingquebec.com/fr/montreal Rental-bike-next-to-artwork-at-the-La...
by georgefromvt
May 22 2018 9:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: It's now Spring 2018.. Why haven't e-bikes gotten cheaper?
Replies: 74
Views: 3630

Re: It's now Spring 2018.. Why haven't e-bikes gotten cheaper?

Ebikes cheaper?? You haven't been to a gas station or super market lately!!! Everything is going up. My little tax break doesn't cover the higher cost of gas, groceries and living!! Check out the price of razors next time you're shopping.
by georgefromvt
May 22 2018 8:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Public parking; How to prevent damage/vandalism to bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Public parking; How to prevent damage/vandalism to bike?

I'm vacationing Montreal this summer, looking for a hotel with safe indoor parking. Any tips/suggestions? Locking bike to rack is easy but how do I prevent vandalism/damage to my bike? https://www.mtl.org/fr/explorer/quartiers/ouest-de-l-ile http://cyclingquebec.com/en/montreal?gclid=CjwKCAjw_47YBRB...
by georgefromvt
May 05 2018 8:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Correct charger? Luna Cycle Standard 2 amp 52 volt charger
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Correct charger? Luna Cycle Standard 2 amp 52 volt charger

My Luna cycle battery charger for my 52 volt 13.5 amp battery died. I order the new standard 2 amp 52 volt Luna Cycle charger. They sent me a charger marked Umini 2 amp 58.8 volt Charger. Customer Support immediately answered my email, said it's the "correct charger…...52 v batteries 100% is roughly...
by georgefromvt
Aug 23 2017 9:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear bike light too bright.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Rear bike light too bright.

MadRhino wrote:Yep. That is what I told you: Not very bright, but brighter when you brake.

You will like them. The battery does last, and they survive extreme weather.
Thanks. I'll mount them tomorrow. I really appreciate the automatic on/off design.
by georgefromvt
Aug 23 2017 8:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear bike light too bright.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Rear bike light too bright.

I broke down and purchased two Lucid bike lights. First impression: appreciate the automatic on/off and sleep mode. Mode is set by orientation, no programming required. Con: could be brighter. My hotshot lights easily outshine the lucids but I do like the braking mode. Hope to see more bike lights w...
by georgefromvt
Aug 22 2017 7:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tonaro dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Tonaro dead?

Tonaro here in the US sold under the Evelo name has worked for me in the past 4 1/2 years and 10k+ miles. Now on 2nd battery pack (bottle style) purchased from Luna Cycle which mounts easily on the downtube of my Aurora. No need to be concerned about a proprietary replacement battery. I did had a p...
by georgefromvt
Aug 12 2017 10:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear bike light too bright.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Rear bike light too bright.

One the best invention for biking safety, is the Lucid brake light. It is not very bright but big enough to be seen in daylight, and automaticly much brighter when you are braking, that is detected with deceleration sensor. It does work with batteries so you can clip it anywhere, and portable to an...
by georgefromvt
Aug 10 2017 2:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear bike light too bright.
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Rear bike light too bright.

Biked last night, driver stopped to complain about my bike light. "Almost blinded me" was the driver's complaint. Anyone else receive complaints for too bright/distractive lights?
https://www.rei.com/product/110174/cygo ... bike-light