You know your a E-Biker when ....

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by oldhaq » Jul 01 2010 6:01am

.........you keep checking the latest posts in a forum thread called "You know your a E-Biker when ...."
My bikes:
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Choppermeister and JJWCC - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 50#p246270
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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by yopappamon » Jul 01 2010 4:06pm

...you get really agitated when the ES site goes down for half a day.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by docnjoj » Jul 01 2010 4:08pm

oldhaq wrote:.........you keep checking the latest posts in a forum thread called "You know your a E-Biker when ...."
I resemble that remark!
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E-bike stable at our house

Steintrike Mad Max full suspension trike rear Cute 100H going on: Whoops, Cute wheel broke but I fixed it.
Sun USX delta trike EbikeKit small geared front wheel sort of front suspension for wife

Agniusm/A123 AMP 20 36 volts on the Steini has been taken off.
2x16000 Multisport from HK now gone as they died after 2 years
New Luna 10S bottle battery 13.6AH now on mine
Relatively New 10S4Px2 for wife's bike giving 20ah @ 40 volts home made Panasonic from Tumich. BMS's rule.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by johnrobholmes » Jul 01 2010 4:28pm

..when you are looking at your "prime" bicycle hooks in the garage and realize that only one is not an ebike, and you don't own it.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by johnrobholmes » Jul 02 2010 7:56pm

and on a friday night you aren't out getting drunk with friends. You are at home working on wheels and bike builds. New wood box for the lipo, yeah!! :lol:

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jul 02 2010 8:22pm

... you spend ALL MORNING trying to figure out why you can't get MS paint to work properly, including using multiple restore points thinking that it USED to work properly in Vista, and then just use picnik to save it and THEN the REST OF THE DAY making a Frankenstein monster from 2 pics of something you most likely never build! :roll: :lol: :mrgreen:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Zoot Katz » Jul 02 2010 10:13pm

. . .when you can name the owners of more than half the ebikes you notice on Main Street.

Sitting at the café for a couple of hours there's usually about six that go by not counting the scooter types.
Most of the ones I don't know are riding machines bought off the hook.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by zap » Jul 07 2010 11:19pm

... you just got home with 55 lbs of groceries in the panniers or 75 lbs in the push trailer without a drop of sweat because the bike or the trailer pushed you uphill to the store and gravity drug you all the way back home... AND... the Kill-A-Watt meter tells you it took all of $0.06 worth of fuel to do it.
Woody... a "5 speed" pusher/shopping cart

Woody doing what he does best!

A stock Currie E-Ride mtb
2 stock Currie E-Ride folders
A bit of a basket case Tres Terra Europa

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Evoforce » Jul 08 2010 2:13am

SHE rolls her eyes and says its a Guy thing. When the bike shows back up (again) in the living room for; more battery, more power, more brakes, more controller, more motor, more engineering.....And REPEAT Oh..and the reason you are not in the garage is because of all the other unfinished projects (piling up) that are on the back burner.
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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jul 09 2010 12:57am

....... The saying "Only Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun" now also includes you on your E-Bike! :mrgreen: :twisted:

(it was near record high today for Portland Oregon, 98 DEG!! :shock: :shock: )
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by georgefromvt » Jul 09 2010 5:08am

You found new use for your ski clothing. Even though it's 20 degrees and pitch black, a good front light and warm ski clothing wont stop you from enjoying a long winter drive!

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Post by denverebikes » Sep 13 2010 12:44pm

oldhaq wrote:.........you keep checking the latest posts in a forum thread called "You know your a E-Biker when ...."
Hilarious! I was gonna say something along those lines.

...you spend more time talking about your bike to traditional bikers when you ride it in the city than actually riding it
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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Sep 14 2010 12:03am

Good stuff! Keep it coming!!

You buy a $200 ski suit from goodwill for $15 and you don't even own a pair of skis! :twisted:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by docnjoj » Sep 14 2010 5:38pm

You DO own a pair of skis but intended them for your e-trike suspension. Yeah it was real!
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E-bike stable at our house

Steintrike Mad Max full suspension trike rear Cute 100H going on: Whoops, Cute wheel broke but I fixed it.
Sun USX delta trike EbikeKit small geared front wheel sort of front suspension for wife

Agniusm/A123 AMP 20 36 volts on the Steini has been taken off.
2x16000 Multisport from HK now gone as they died after 2 years
New Luna 10S bottle battery 13.6AH now on mine
Relatively New 10S4Px2 for wife's bike giving 20ah @ 40 volts home made Panasonic from Tumich. BMS's rule.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by amberwolf » Sep 14 2010 8:55pm

Mine are for my trailer suspension... ;)

(and eventually the cargo bike, and then trike, if they can survive the trailer)

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by friedwires » Sep 14 2010 9:04pm

you spend your last ten bucks on shrink tube,while payday is four days away

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Zoot Katz » Sep 14 2010 9:45pm

friedwires wrote:you spend your last ten bucks on shrink tube,while payday is four days away
Ain't that the truth. I ate a lot of rice and beans building my ebikes.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by amberwolf » Sep 14 2010 11:00pm

You can afford *beans*? :shock:

;) :lol:

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Post by AussieJester » Sep 14 2010 11:28pm

amberwolf wrote:You can afford *beans*? :shock:

;) :lol:
:mrgreen: Yeah Zoot sheesh....poor amber here has to share dry dog food with his dogs and here's you all 'whoa is me' with your rice and beans i bet the rice was even fried and the beans warm ...bloody yuppy :mrgreen: :P

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by aaronski » Sep 15 2010 7:35pm

... your bike has more juice than your hybrid.
... or you think about pulling the hybrid pack for the bike!
Wow I've been here 7 years! had a kid and took a break. Back on a Vector Ebike just for fun.
Broken bike and electric bits everywhere. Sometimes it's a bike and I ride it.
Broken too much crap. pulled 3kw from a 350 watt ebike kit motor, pulled 100c out of HK lipo. much melted wire and plastic. Amazed at the progress this group has made in ebiking.

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by friedwires » Sep 15 2010 8:23pm

your $13000.00 ice bike sits in the rain while your $500.00 pile of e-junk sits in the garage high and dry :D

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Post by LI-ghtcycle » Sep 15 2010 9:48pm

You think about all the new things to buy JUST so you can figure out a way power them with your E-Bike battery. :D
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by BlackburnPete » Sep 15 2010 10:02pm

You know you're an e-biker when...
You grab a couple of bags of zip ties just to have on hand!
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Post by amberwolf » Sep 15 2010 10:33pm

Or when you save the zip ties off the dog kennels as you assemble them at work. (they use small zips to hold the halves inside each other for shipping). :)

(I also save the styrofoam and thermal gelpacks from the fish shipments; the styrofoam coolers make good transport for frozen groceries in my trailers, and the flat styro sheets used in the cardboard boxes make good liners for my bike-mounted cargo pods, but have to be replaced periodically due to damage from the stuff carried in them daily).

OH...and when you save the old dog stylist dryer/blowers to see if the big motors can be used to run a bike. ;)

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Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Ykick » Sep 16 2010 7:34am

when you buy and use Anderson connectors by the 100's...
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