The life of the peripatetic ebiker

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » May 30 2015 8:31am

DAND214 wrote:But speed demon bikers are ok?
You can't believe how many bicycles pass me when I'm in slow mode!
Dan
Hehe... Sadly Canadian/Ontario laws restrict power to 500 watts (Continuous. But no mention of PEAK wattage outputs. Hehe) But EVen in "slow mode" no problem passing hundreds of cars EVery day on our "congested" roads. EBikers are encouraged NOT to "show off"... too much. The "car addicted" hate that.
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by technopeasant » May 30 2015 1:06pm

I was showing off to a line of cars last summer (they: stopped at a random sobriety checkpoint on a Friday night, me: three beers high after a long day of bike building). After I waved myself through the checkpoint I got my comeuppance at home when I couldn't uncleat one foot and fell headfirst into ten feet of water. Hilarious. (Bike stayed dry, too.)

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » May 30 2015 3:58pm

"...couldn't uncleat one foot..." Dang. Must remember not to buckle foot stirrups too tight. (At least pedals not too low to ground re other ("Western") spurs on my boots.) :twisted:
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Aug 25 2016 10:23am

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Hehe... Just realized I have a pic of me rolling before I woke up in a strange bed (and lost ability to balance on two wheels [sigh]). And it's the same bike I used for my tattoo... THOUGHT could add to ES thread "The Well Dressed Ebiker", but long tailed jackets may be hard for folks to find. :) Pic found as used as my ID pic on web forum LinkedIn.
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Dec 20 2016 8:08pm

google.ca "lock hughes electric bicycles:"
E-bikes banned from cycling trail | Toronto Star
https://www.thestar.com › News › GTA
Sep 6, 2011

Lock Hughes - Ebikers Ball Hey! I've been kicking around... | Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bionxinternati ... 0096250344
Lock Hughes to BionX International Corporation ... The objective of this "exercise" is to promote sales and repair of the electric bicycle in our "GTA", of course.

Lock Hughes | Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/lock.hughes
O/O Phoenix Ebike Promotions. Research ...

Lock Hughes | LinkedIn
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lock-hughes-227a5413
Car vs. bike may become bike vs. e-bike on Sherbourne - The Globe ...
www.theglobeandmail.com › News › Toronto
Sep 29, 2012

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » May 31 2017 10:47pm

Just checkin'in... Pic of current project ("trike"):
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... seen here:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=57408
(Was thinkin' friction drive front wheel...now thinking carbon/belt drive...)

... and here "Phoenix Ebike Promotions"... to profit from buying lots of this thingees:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 15&t=60564

So. Basically alive and still trying to keep kickin'. Hehe... Thinking of one of my ancestors that helped bring German "Kinders Garten" to Toronto/Canada (aka "kindergarten") as an equivalent to bettery-electric traction w/bikes... :wink:
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Aug 20 2017 9:16am

[Burp] I wanted to respond to this current ES thread, and thought I might chuck it into THIS thread as it sorta sums up my "ebiking life" so far? Astute readers may note I've been signing ES posts lately as "Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike PROMOTIONS"?

... `cause I actually forked over some cash to get me/the biz registered in Ontario as a BIZ (sole proprietor)?

There are OBVIOUSLY waaay more folks here that are WAY more knowledgeable than I about "Ebike technology"... so I thought I might try my hand at PROMOTING the tech. In any business, "marketing"/promoting ones goods or services is a "part of the equation" to profit (aka "making money")? ... and while I may have wasted my life as an accountant (hehe... they hate it when I say that...) before accounting I graduated from a local college - a "polytechnical institution", itself now graduated to be a degree-granting university - with a Certificate in Marketing (and went to my first university to be an "EE" - electrical engineer).

Anyway. The ES thread "Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?":
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=89714

... and I can maybe "sum up" this thread so far with the OP and some responses:

Thread starts:
So I am curious to know why more of you are not in the business?
Please don't tell me about the risks and aggravation. don't tell me about high costs
there is a sweet margin to be realized by assembling and selling your own.

... and ends: With that thought in mind, maybe we need a Professional E-bike Builders Association dedicated to dealers, and would-be dealers, who build their own, rather than importing over-priced ready-to-rides?



... and replies/Comments include: "making something you ride your self is one thing and making something to sell to the public is a whole different ball game"

"For what kind of bike and electric system? Suspicious Alibaba trinkets?"

"Legal reasons."

(OP Henry notes "question is more concerned with the USA market.")

"Most of us can cook too. Not many of us want to start a restaurant."

"No money in it."

"From what I have seen, owning an independent bike shop has gotta be one of the hardest ways to make a living. You're open 7 days a week. It's seasonal. You stare at the walls in the winter months. You got people like me who come in and buy an inner tube, but otherwise get my stuff from amazon or ebay, plus you don't want to keep a big stock of parts anyway."

"Building for ones self is a passion, but start building to sell to others and it becomes tedious and monotonous."

"Batteries and time."

"Because it is not a good business to start with. Building good bikes is expansive and very few are willing to pay for them. Selling cheap bikes is a lot of problem for little profit.

We are not in China and the ebike market here is very small. Our typical ebike customer is looking for Western world service and quality, but conditioned by web publicity to Chinese price. Those who are starting ebike businesses are enthusiasts who want to contribute to the EV revolution. If they expect good profit, they are dreamers."

"The idea of business is to make money. If you don't need money..."

"These is no money."

(Written Wed Jul 26, 2017) "Eventually, the ebike markets will offer better ebikes for lower costs." (Ed: HUH? Read any newz lately?)

"The market in Orange County, CA seems small and growing at glacial speeds. There are enough good shops that it would be murder to try and compete IMO."

"It would be neat to know the percentage of people in America, that actually own a ebike. Maybe 1 out of every 20,000 people ? That's not a lot of room for sales/ profits. It is still a " niche" market."

OP Henry pops up: "Total cost: $624.00
I could assemble myself, but getting a little old--in fact, way to old for that--so I pay my assemblers $70.00 per bike.
So my total cost: $694.00.
My selling price: $1499.00.
Profit per bike: $805.00. Mark up: 86%. Margin: 54%.
In 2016 I sold 42 bikes. So far this year, I have sold 22. Not a big deal, but I am happy and my customers are happy, especially because they always know where they can bring their bike for service."

"Because people suck." (ED: ???)

"I personally would never want to own that type of ebike and where Iive, there isn't much of a market for it."

"Based upon the numbers you post here, this isnt a business, but a hobby. Why would you encourage anyone to get involved with a business that clears less than $40k a year pre tax?"

"I wouldn't do it here, where the sales would hardly reach a fraction of Henry's numbers, with the kind of bikes that I build especially."

"I've thought about doing it in my spare time, but I don't have a house to be able to do that."

(Henry again): "I am surrounded by 7 Pedego stores (within 25 miles of me), one in Long Beach, just 4 miles away. I love it 'cause e-bike shoppers hear of and go to Pedego first and come away with sticker shock."

"the liability factor is a pain in the ass if you sell a bike that's over the legal maximum it can cause no end of problems that's not counting issues with battery's fires and what not currently the bike shop just fits components provided by the customer or sourced online as a kit so that the shop is not legally responsible for the wattage speed and battery's."

(... and AGAIN Henry):"I have purchased the domain name: PEBA (Professional E-bike Builder Association) and have already designed the logo and now in the process of building the website.
PEBA will be dedicated to professionals who build, or want to build. their own e-bikes FOR RESELL."

"Most bike manufacturers won't sell wholesale to a dealer who doesn't show proof of liability insurance."

(Henry):"The beauty of a dealer building his own e-bikes (instead of buying from an importer/wholesaler) is that he does not have to bet the farm. He can start one bike at a time."

(Don DiCostanzo and Pedego referenced repeatedly...)

BINGO: "I do the Ebike hustle, much like Henry. All out of my own garage. Mostly Kits and Custom conversions.
I do best when the customer buys all the parts (From me or elsewhere), and I charge a decent price for my labor to build the bike."

"They shop for the lowest price" (Watt EVer happened to "best VALUE"?)

(Henry again):"my personal ride is an electric scooter..." (ACK!)

"Motors don't really have a power rating. They have a thermal limit vaguely correlated to a power rating." <- Golden Words. Hehe...

(H again):"Well, ya ain't gonna see 35mph on a 250W bike."

"Aero drag rises exponentially with speed. 35 mph takes about 2.5 times as much power to sustain as 25mph." <- Watt he said. Hello? Hehe

"should have titled the thread "Why are e-bike businesses not more into DIY builds?""

(H again):"there are some really nice bikes selling ONLINE for less than $1500. They show up here all the time wanting me to fix those "higher performance features," because they can't get them serviced ONLINE."

... and again:"You might keep an eye out for the upcoming:
PEBA (Professional E-bike Builders Association) Dedicated to e-bike dealers and folks who want to be e-bike dealers who, I believe, should be building their own bikes instead of depending on over-priced importers that go out of business faster than dealers can get those bikes on their floors."

BINGO (again): "Customers DON'T REALLY know much about ebikes..."

"I get asked a lot when I am e-biking about
1) How far can you go
2) How much does it cost
3) How fast can you go"

"liability insurance" (Keeps coming up)

"I also get a lot of questions from observers when I'm on my ebike, but 99% of them are not interested enough, to actually buy a ebike. This is still a very niche market that wont appeal to most people." <- (... any interested in SAVING LOTS of money? Hehe)



So. That's mostly "it" so far (and sorry if I missed anybuddy out)...

In the "range of possibilities" of "getting into the ebike business" - other than promoting the tech I mean. hehe - it seems to me that choices include selling bikes made by manufactures "complete" versus DIY - to take an existing bike/trike/etc and "convert"?

One commenter noted ""It would be neat to know the percentage of people in America, that actually own a ebike. Maybe 1 out of every 20,000 people?"

... to which I might ask "How many people in America own a bike?" (Antique/vintage/etc pedal-only poop-mobile thingee.) In the house I'm staying in currently (ebiker joke. hehe) there are at least two bikes sitting unused/unloved, seen only rarely dragged out and pedaled for some "short" distances...

So anyway... I have a theory that there are a LOT/many bikes sitting around and in use around North America? ... and "just waiting for conversion"... to be "put on steroids", so to speak. :)

So. MY thought is to try offering regular/weekly maybe "conversion classes". Where "students" bring their own bikes - or one they've bought new/used - to actually do the conversion themselves (theory being one learns more by DIY). From some location like a bike shop or coffee shop, etc that can offer some munchies (for sale), "ebike bits" like one/two "suitable" motors... battery cells (and/or complete "batteries") and some basic tools (w/some for sale as well). In "ebike" terms items like a volt-ohm-ammeter for testing "stuff". Soldering guns and flux... ALL available (AND "for sale").

So turn this location into a "hang out" for ebikers. AND BTW... the "best"/"shortest commute" I've found in my life was to just roll out of bed and step across to my desk and computer. Hehe... Second "best commute" was two floors down stairs - past the kitchen where staff always has fresh coffee - to an office in the basement.

Anyway. So I would def. be looking for any location that combines work with home life to minimize time spent "commuting". ;)

So in answer to the question "So I am curious to know why more of you are not in the business?"... I've just moved AGAIN - I've been moving all my life... a LOT - and am currently eyeing a large/well-kept garage on the property as a "base of operations". Haven't seen the inside yet but knowing the owner a bit suspect it full of "stuff". Parts for building maintenance, etc etc. How "full" this LARGE garage is, yet to be determined. :)

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Jan 21 2018 3:44pm

Hehe... "Social Media" folks FacePlant (sp?) reminded me just now `bout one of my ancestors. MANY generation of males as "military" (going back at least as far as the fight in todays Belgium around the little town named "Waterloo" in 1815...) BUT perhaps folks might agree that the "best" any human might do is to change the world for future generations? (Meaning, in a "better" way...)

This post:
Back to the Park
("How does Wychwood Barns and Park evoke Toronto one hundred years ago?")

https://backtothepark.wordpress.com/201 ... dergarten/

... where the author (s?)/site explain in part:
Back to the Park is a local history blog that is intertwined with the life of Artscape Wychwood Barns, a park and cultural hub in Toronto’s mid-town St. Clair district. It demonstrates how local history can support a community’s evolving sense of place during a period of new development and settlement.
... and the article (URL includes "kindergarten") mentions one of MY ancestors ie James L. Hughes.

Hehe... So from a long line of fighters, my fight is for future ("urban") generations to live in a world that doesn't have to live with billions in property maintenance and repairs EVERY DAY... MILLIONS of animals injured and killed EVERY DAY - and many of those animals "human"...

... and as somebuddy once said... "The PEN is mightier than the SWORD".

Anyway. Regards the "problems" of urban travels for personal use? As a "fighter", My choice of "weapon" is the electric bike/trike.

:wink: :mrgreen: :)
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Mar 13 2018 9:02am

Hehe... Used to think the ES Krew liked stuff I've found about the history of motorized transportation...

Currently, thread "Horses of Iron" with near 900 posts and to date viewed almost 200,000 times since started in Jan, 2009?:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =12&t=8099

BUT, today just realized the thread on the go right now (watt I've sorta been maintaining of late...) "More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media", started by Master spinningmagnets in March 2014, with near 5000 posts to date viewed about 207,000+ times...
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=57933

Guess folks here are more interested in the future than in the past... :wink:

(Book author/"futurist" Wm. Gibson pointed out that "the future is already here, just not evenly distributed" - that new products and ideas need to start *somewhere* and then spread... Hence MY interest in trying to keep up with the news about ebikes... which is about "exploding" these days (not tapping about LiPO packs... hehe...)
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by John in CR » Mar 14 2018 12:21am

Yep, more interested in tomorrow than yesterday.

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Post by LockH » Mar 14 2018 1:19am

Hehe... `Cept in human history... "things" tend to repeat themselves? ... as folks forget the past? EG today I'm seeing reports in the medias how so-and-so invented "the first electric bicycle" decades ago... and not maybe crediting Trouve rolling around the streets of Paris, France in 1881. Or Jenatzy winning the Chantekoup hill climb race in 1898. ;)
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Post by LockH » Aug 20 2018 4:54pm

One old guy "causing trouble" in local print media/newspaper... (EVer wonder why publishers are all called Ed?).
Letter2Ed.jpg
Not yet available online...:
https://bluffscommunitynews.ca/

... but they eventually do upload as PDFs... :)
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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Sep 26 2018 7:14pm

Hehe... Watt some ebikers write to local newspapers... Theory being to "Think Globally and Act Locally"... :wink:
editorial@bluffsmonitor.com

Re: Road Safety...

Hi Derek... Amusing to see I've got your interest...

In the September issue of the Bluffs monitor I noted what Wm.Gibson noted about "the future is already here", etc and you noted what Beijing and Chennai rationing systems that I mentioned? So we might perhaps continue in this theme about what other places are doing about urban transportation?

In Europe last year, as of September 20th, 2017 all electric bikes that are sold in Sweden qualify for 25% off up to a total of 10.000 SEK (approx 1250 USD, currently over $1600 Cdn...). Closer to home, in Quebec, the city of Laval (think, as Scarborough is to Toronto, so Laval is to Montreal...) since April this year has been offering its citizens a $400 subsidy to buy an electric bicycle. In British Columbia, since 2015 the sale of electric bikes have been PST exempt.

Still closer to home, in Toronto bike stores are selling electric bikes on credit, where loan payments are about HALF of a monthly TTC Metropass.

This information may only interest readers that like to get around town quicker while saving LOTS of money.[smile]

(Hints: In 2017, in Europe, Germans bought over 700,000 electric bikes. In one year. Same year, Switzerland sold 87,000, Austria sold 120,000, Italy sold 155,000, Belgium sold 245,000, France sold 255,000, the Netherlands sold 294,000... Think these folks know something North Americans don't? Another hint... In China there are now over 200 MILLION electric bikes...)

Over to you Derek... more on Torontos "Zero Vision" (sp?) strategy?

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Sep 28 2018 9:42am

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:37 AM
From: "LockH" <lockh@etc>
To: support@jumpbikes.com
Subject: electric bicycle charging stations
Hi Uber/Jump!

Amusing to read about Jump plans to set up bike charging stations in Sacramento... Folks that have been riding electric bikes for decades are having a chuckle today...

Curious what "the Big Boys" are doing about bike sharing? Folks like YAMAHA Motors? News from earlier this month from Taiwan: Gogoro (local scooter sharing company) currently has around 750 battery swap stations in Taiwan for their existing electric scooters. Riders can simply pull up to a station, remove a fresh battery from the station and replace their existing battery. The batteries are small enough to handle easily, and scooters can use more than one battery to increase range and reduce the frequency of battery swap stops.

The scooters and their swappable batteries have been wildly successful in the densely populated Taiwanese market. Over the last three years, Gogoro has facilitated over 17 million battery swaps at their stations.

So if Jump wishes to join electric bike bike riders, you might sign aboard Endless-Sphere.com:
https://endless-sphere.com/

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Oct 07 2018 8:59am

Hehe... Coming up ten years since started ES thread "Horses of Iron":
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8099

To date with over 900 posts, viewed over 200,000 times... in ES sub-forum "E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos"...

... and these daze writing about the future... as ES thread "More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media"... To date viewed almost three hundred and fifty thousand times...
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57933

... so thought I might mention some "highlights" of "EBiking History" in "ES Terms"? From history of "Horses of Iron"... First post from January, 2009:
"Caution: Gas vehicles..." Oh Oh... hehe...

"This is just for those thinking of a next life as steampunk."

AKA, some folks on the `Sphere, into "alternative realities"? Hehe...

... and fell into history... "A Flickr "group" w/pics of very early 20th century motorcycles (styling):"

... with [C]omments including "I am finding this whole Steampunk thing VERY interesting..." :)

... and I noted "Ya, OK, maybe steampunk was the wrong word <smile>... "Retro" maybe..."
... w/a pic:
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... then went on and on... hehe... though have mostly given up on history and am now "looking to the future"... (Watt happens somewhere else, usually...) ;)
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
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Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
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Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

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Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Post by LockH » Oct 13 2018 11:54am

... including:
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ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

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