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by Z0RR0
Apr 22 2019 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What makes for a beautiful custom eBike?
Replies: 33
Views: 1610

Re: What makes for a beautiful custom eBike?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder indeed. To me, it has to look as clean and as normal as possible. A few models qualify, as prebuilts. https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/orbea-gain-e-bike-review-14-1506355097751-rnhzwd2w0b78-265f5d7.jpg While I love how integrated everythin...
by Z0RR0
Jul 20 2018 3:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

What's everyone's take on the ebikebc kits? Specifically, this one: https://ebikebc.com/product/d35-complete-conversion-kit-350w/ It's 1,000$CAD all said and done. Not necessarily all the oomph/speed I originally wanted, but rather discrete despite the big controller and presumably very easy to set ...
by Z0RR0
May 28 2018 2:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

Indeed, from QC. Shockingly enough, I don't think it's a necessity given my route. I'm on a bike path most of the time, and the few streets I have to ride on are narrow/busy (15kph max, I'd say) and in decent shape. I do have a couple hundred feet of pavers, but I don't plan on barreling down those ...
by Z0RR0
May 25 2018 12:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

Long time no update, sorry to those expecting a quick build! I got me a donor bike, a Redline Conquest Sport! Stock photo: http://www.searchingbicycle.com/images/listing_photos/00U0U_10SOEnjSUJn_600x450.jpg Friend of mine wasn't using his gravel bike, and it looks like a good option so far. Not crap...
by Z0RR0
Mar 20 2018 11:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1580
Views: 155795

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Since we're talking design and versions and whatnot, I would LOVE to see you guys (or anyone) come up with a more modern geometry, with more head angle, and the signature "kinked down tube that premium MTBs have. Essentially look at what Haibike is doing in terms of designs, but not quite as high-en...
by Z0RR0
Feb 14 2018 4:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

I had not heard about the Q100 / 128c motor until I got on here recently. Is there a hub motor out there that is small (~5" dia.) with integrated controller? That'd be absolutely perfect for me. RE : theft, I have other bicycles, namely some 100$ WalMart junker that I use for sketchier destinations....
by Z0RR0
Feb 08 2018 9:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

Thank you, appreciate the thought-out reply! I'm with you on most of it. The MTB would be overkill, for sure. It would be more comfortable, more solid, more fun, safer (in case I do hit a pothole or curb, or have to emergency brake), but there is something to be said for a light slippery roadie that...
by Z0RR0
Feb 06 2018 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Stealth & quick-ish e-bike for short commute, opinions

I'm planning on building (or buying) an e-bike to make my commute shorter (quicker) as soon as winter allows, opinions welcome! It's ~6mi of 70% bike path 30% city streets each way, mostly flat (200' elevation?) and I can charge at work if need be. On a regular bike, my avg speed is 15-16 kph. Eithe...