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Post by LockH » Jun 11 2018 10:00pm

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Junges set off on the Mickelson Trail:
https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_ ... 8f547.html

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For the sake of the stalwarts who follow our annual, oxygen-powered, electric-assisted bicycle misadventures, I apologize in advance for... (He and his wife, Ardath, are riding their electric-assist bicycles along South Dakota's Mickelson Trail and Iowa's Raccoon River Trail. Their Cheyenne sponsors"...
... and some ebikers will be pleased to note the"Hanging Junge" prefers electrocution. [Phew]
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Ikea recalls all Sladda bikes, offering full refund
("The faulty belt drive did it in"):
https://www.curbed.com/2018/6/8/1744179 ... all-refund

:cry:

Starts:
Ikea is slamming the brakes on one of its most interesting offerings in recent years: the clean-lined, relatively affordable Sladda bike designed to make cycling a palatable mode of transportation to the urban masses. Now this initiative is coming to an end, as the Swedish furniture giant has announced it’s recalling all Sladda bikes and doing away with them entirely, Fast Company reports.
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It’s a shame that this project geared towards creating more sustainable urban commutes didn’t work out. But perhaps the next opportunity is already emerging: electric bikes and scooters.
:) :mrgreen: :twisted:
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Post by LockH » Jun 11 2018 11:04pm

Got beer?
CL austin > for sale > bicycles - by owner

Electric Bicycle A2B Ferber - $900 (Caswell and 48th)
https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/ele ... 80692.html

Starts:
I'm lowering the price. You can still buy it for the higher price, but that's up to you. $900+ a bottle of monk-crafted beer (your choice).

Unlike most of the electric bikes here on Craigslist, this is a pretty pricey bike. Its MSRP is $2399, much higher than the other bikes I've seen on here. I bought this bike at cost since the shop was getting a bunch of new models in and they needed to move these A2Bs.
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The only things that aren't working on it are the front and rear lights which is normal for the 2 electric bikes I've owned.

Everything else is working like it came out of the shop. I bought it at electric avenue in the Triangle and it's been a fun ride. I'm only getting rid of it because I just bought another electric bike and there are too many bikes in my little space here. Come test drive it. Its a pedal assist bike and requires no license to operate. It tops out at 20 mph and I ride it all over the city. The price is $900+ a bottle of beer brewed by monks.
(That's a GOOD beer btw...)
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Post by LockH » Jun 11 2018 11:24pm

Snakker norsk?
Elsykler blir stadig mer populært. Dette må du tenke på før du kjøper det.
("Hvilken type motor skal jeg velge? Hva slags bremser er best? Skal girene sitte innvendig eller utvendig? Her får du rådene."):
https://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/spr ... 6517b.html


Hehe... kidding... seen in English:
Electric bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. You must keep this in mind before you buy it.:
https://tech2.org/norway/electric-bicyc ... ou-buy-it/

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Elsykler is in the wind today. Among other things, a survey shows that the environmental package has carried out in Trondheim that the number of electric bicycles in the city can be doubled in the next year.

The address newspaper has talked with Morten Utheim Johnsen and Kristoffer Stork, who runs two of the city's specialized bicycle shop. Here is your advice for you who wonder about electric bicycle purchases:
WOW. Yer Norwegian really SUCKS. (Elsykkel... "electric bicycle".) :lol:

... and BTW... Wiki:
Trondheim is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It has a population of 193,501 (pr.4 kvartal 2017), and is the third most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. It is the third largest city in the country, with a population (2013) of 169,972 inhabitants within the city borders.
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 12:07am

How an ebiker goes camping...

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B-Turtle inflatable bicycle camper makes long two-wheel journeys more comfortable:
https://newatlas.com/gentletent-b-turtl ... ler/54960/

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Austrian inflatable tent specialist GentleTent is slowly adapting its air-filled tent technology from ground camping to vehicular camping. It showed an inflatable roof-top tent at last year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon and put the focus on the all-new B-Turtle bike camper at this month's Abenteuer & Allrad. This innovative pop-up bike camper hauls gear behind your bicycle, then inflates within minutes to create a cozy two-person shelter.
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GentleTent has developed it with e-bikes in mind but warns that it's only for use with pedelecs that max out at 15.5 mph (25 km/h) or less.

The B-Turtle launched earlier this year, and deliveries begin this summer (Northern Hemisphere). It's priced at €2,990 (approx. US$3,500), which includes the trailer, tent, guy-lines, stakes, repair kit and hand pump. The tent can be inflated more quickly and easily with an electric pump, sold separately. GentleTent also has a Vienna-based rental operation in the works, through which you'll be able to rent the B-Turtle with or without an e-bike.
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 5:59am

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Retro Onyx electric mopeds blur the line between e-bikes and motorcycles:
https://newatlas.com/onyx-rcr-cty-elect ... ike/54998/

Hehe... ESB "Search found 36 matches: onyx". :lol:

"can hit 5,400 watts for short bursts"... :shock: :mrgreen: 8)
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 10:26am

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50 Cycles launches electric bike that generates cryptocurrency as you ride:
https://cyclingindustry.news/50-cycles- ... -you-ride/

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Specialist electric bike retailer and distributor 50 Cycles will mark 15 years in business with the launch of an electric bike label, dubbed Toba, that generates cryptocurrency for its customers as they ride.

The range of bikes will be delivered in two months’ time, with customers able to generate ‘LoyalCoin’ at a rate of around £20 worth to each 1,000 miles ridden.
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 10:50am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 3 matches: Mylo"... and none of them THIS "Mylo"...

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Mylo e-scooter folds in under a second:
https://newatlas.com/pim-bicycles-mylo- ... ter/55003/

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If you work in the city but live on its outskirts, traveling to the office by train or bus can be much less stressful than taking the car. But the distance from the train station or bus depot to your desk might still be quite a trek by foot, leading many commuters to invest in portable transport solutions – ranging from rollerskates to Solowheels and pedal assist e-bikes to kickscooters. After being well received in Asia, Pim Bicycles is adding another option for that last North American mile ... the Mylo folding e-scooter.
... and includes a short vid on YT:
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 2:36pm

Hehe... Wonder who was making belts for the Ikea Sladda bikes... :mrgreen:

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Gates adds personnel to support growth in e-bike and bike share markets:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industr ... yAd8GMna1g

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DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Industrial Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt system, has created several new positions within its bicycle division to meet growing customer demand in electric mobility and share/fleet bikes.

“While the bicycle industry as a whole is experiencing soft growth, we continue to grow our product line to meet the needs of consumers and manufacturers in all of our main bicycle market segments: electric bikes, share bikes, pedal bikes and stationary fitness bikes,” said Todd Sellden, the global director of Gates Carbon Drive.
HAHA... Again with the "stationary" bikes... :lol:
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 2:51pm

Huh. ESB "Search found 0 matches: Origami FireFly"? (Always suspicious when I see this...) :lol:

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("Press Release")

Origami FireFly Folding E-Bike Launches Kickstarter Campaign:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3812876

And... they're off. :)

Starts:
Now Seeking Community Support via Kickstarter, This Efficient & Lightweight Folding Electric Bike comes with a Wide Range of Features!

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Richmond, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/12/2018 -- Origami Bicycle Company has proudly announced the launch of a remarkable electric bike, which is packed with many amazing features and will become a trendsetter in daily commuting. The company has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds and support for this e-bike and its goal is to raise a sum of $50,000 in this fundraising campaign.
On kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/79 ... ing-e-bike

So far:
CA$ 1.00 pledged of CA$ 64,976 goal
1 backer
39 days to go
Converted from US$ 1.00 pledged of US$ 50,000 goal
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 4:33pm

Hehe... Seen from the city where I started out from...

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CRD asks for public input on electric vehicle infrastructure:
https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/news/articl ... astructure

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Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District (CRD) is kicking off its brand new Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Bicycle (E-bike) Infrastructure Planning Project with a public survey to better understand regional interest in—and opportunities for—new charging infrastructure across the region.

Given growing interest in EV and E-bike technology, staff are working with local municipalities and electoral areas this summer to further understand how the CRD can support the transition to electric transportation.

Open until July 8, the data collected in this survey will help staff understand the barriers and opportunities for EV and E-bike charging—including priority locations for new charging stations—which will be used to create a best practices guide and model policies for local governments in the region.
As always, hope my responses weren't "too rude" (eg re using "normal" electric outlets... speed of swapping batteries...)

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Post by wturber » Jun 12 2018 5:03pm

LockH wrote:
Jun 12 2018 4:33pm

As always, hope my responses weren't "too rude" (eg re using "normal" electric outlets... speed of swapping batteries...)

:lol:
Seems right on to me as far as e-bikes go. If there are a significant number of bikes getting charged, then all you need is a simple coin-op vending box like a parking meter. You could charge 3-4 times the actual cost of the electricity and everybody should be happy. The bike rider gets convenience and Kilowatt Hour of juice for about 50 cents U.S. and the vendor can probably pay for the vending box and eventually turn a profit.
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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 5:37pm

wturber wrote:
Jun 12 2018 5:03pm
Seems right on to me as far as e-bikes go. If there are a significant number of bikes getting charged, then all you need is a simple coin-op vending box like a parking meter. You could charge 3-4 times the actual cost of the electricity and everybody should be happy. The bike rider gets convenience and Kilowatt Hour of juice for about 50 cents U.S. and the vendor can probably pay for the vending box and eventually turn a profit.
Hehe... LOVE the thought of coin-op battery swap. :mrgreen:
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TechCrunch is an American online publisher of technology industry news founded in 2005 by Archimedes Ventures whose partners were Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. It reports on the business of tech, tech news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products like ebikes, etc.
Macy’s acquires minority stake in tech retailer b8ta:
https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/12/macys ... iler-b8ta/

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Macy’s has partnered with b8ta, the retail-as-a-service startup that originally started as a way to let people try out new tech products. Macy’s has acquired a minority stake in b8ta and will use the startup to enhance The Market, an experiential-based retail concept at Macy’s. By partnering with b8ta, Macy’s envisions being able to scale its Market concept faster, Macy’s president Hal Lawton said in a statement. For b8ta, this is an additional source of revenue.
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b8ta initially launched as a store that showcased products like the Gi Flybike, a folding electric bicycle, and Thync, a wearable for achieving mindfulness and boosting energy, into physical stores to enable customers to have real, tactile experiences with them.


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Post by LockH » Jun 12 2018 8:56pm

Lord Justin in the newz... :mrgreen:

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North Van couple commences epic bike trip using solar power:
http://www.nsnews.com/lifestyle/north-v ... 1.23333612

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Anne-Sophie Rodet and Justin Lemire-Elmore show off their solar powered tandem trike that the North Vancouver couple will ride in this year’s epic Sun Trip kicking off later this week.

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A North Vancouver couple is prepping for an epic cycling expedition that will see them peddling forward – while often looking backwards – through Europe and beyond.

Anne-Sophie Rodet and Justin Lemire-Elmore are two of approximately 40 participants in this year’s Sun Trip, an exceptional event that challenges participants to ride from Lyon, France to the Guangzhou region of China using only a solar electric bicycle.
:mrgreen:

ONLY regret these two aren't traveling velomobile-style, w/a shell wrapped in thin-skin solar...
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Justins "bike" VERY "low tech" in modern terms... :wink:
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Ultra-fast electric charging tech among Faraday Challenge grant winners:
https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3 ... nt-winners

Will interest MANY... who have nEVer heard of a "small" battery, and battery swapping... :lol: (I'm sure not "pathetic losers", but...)
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Vancouver could be next for dockless bike and scooter shares:
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news ... ter-shares

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A man rides a shared electric-assisted bicycle in downtown Seattle. Shared bikes that can be left wherever the rider ends up are helping more people get access to the mode of transportation, but they are also producing some chaos with discarded bikes cluttering public spaces, blocking sidewalks and even placed in trees and lakes.

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If you’re celebrating the end of oBikes, be prepared for something much worse
("THEY’RE the yellow blights cramming footpaths and hanging from trees. They’ve been booted out of Melbourne, but this is not the end of the share-bike scourge."):
https://www.news.com.au/finance/busines ... 2795a500a9

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VICTORY! Australia has won a decisive battle against the invasion.

oBike, the Singaporean bicycle sharing company whose yellow bicycles appeared in Sydney Adelaide and especially Melbourne in the past 12 months, has waved the white flag in the Victorian captial and surrendered. It will retreat from the city, bitter and bruised.

Melburnians decided the bicycles were the enemy, and fought an insurgent war against them. They threw oBikes into the river and the bay, or hung them from trees. People will generally treat pubic property with less respect than private property, but this went beyond that. Many Melburnians resented the bicycles — many of which fell over when parked — cluttering footpaths. Too often the bikes were in a state of disrepair and resembled little more than rubbish.
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WATT UBER AND FACEBOOK HAVE IN COMMON

Bike share companies are learning from Uber. Uber needs lots of drivers all over the place to be useful to customers. Meanwhile, the more customers it has, the more drivers want to work for it.

We call this a network effect. The most classic example of the network effect is the telephone. As you can imagine, it was hard to sell the very first one — there was nobody to call. But as the network of people with a telephone got bigger and bigger, having a telephone became more and more useful.

Network effects explain facebook too. Nobody wants to join a social network that nobody else is using, so we pile into Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, whether we like it or not. The more people in the network, the higher the value of the network.
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FLIP TO THE BIRD

The next share bike invasion may not be a share bike at all. In the USA, electric scooters have come out of nowhere in the last few months. The companies are backed by hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital money and the scooters are suddenly all over big American cities.
... and:
I suspect the electric scooter is more than a fad. It has some major strengths the shared bike does not, and not arriving all sweaty is only one of them.

• Standing is better than sitting for people in skirts or suits (modesty/ pedalling could erode your nice trousers.)

• Scooters are lighter and easier to lift up steps or over the kerb if needed. Lower weight also means less battery-power is needed.

• Easier to mount/dismount: feels safer in traffic if you want to leap off.

One big problem with the electric scooter business is making sure the scooters get charged. For now, the company pays a bounty of about $10 to $20 every time someone takes a scooter back to their house and plugs it in. That can lead to some weird behaviour, as in this next video.


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Bicycle Times will be about fun. Riding a bike is fun. It was fun when you grew up. Now it’s even more fun, and practical too. You do it for many reasons, but you do it your whole life, and there are tons of niches to interest yourself in along the way.

There’s riding to be done every day. Commuting, exploring, touring, transporting, racing or just riding along. There’s city rides to be done, and country rides too. And it’s all fun. This will all be presented with an informative, no attitude style, on the web and in the quarterly print magazine.
Solar powered electric cargo bike in the form of a micro car:
https://bicycletimesmag.com/solar-power ... micro-car/

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One part bicycle, one part solar, and one part car. It’s a Velomobile! The first velomobiles or velocars showed up around the 1930’s and 40’s. During the oil crisis in the 1970’s, Pedal Powered Vehicle, or PPV, were introduced to the Unites States. They were manufactured in Sterling Heights, Michigan and sold for less than $400. Unfortunately, they did not win over the hearts of U.S. citizens even with all that trunk space.
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But these fun bicycle like mini cars continue to have a fanship and I can see why. They look extremely fun to ride (or is it drive?). Two companies in the United States are producing Velomobiles that have solar power; North Carolina-based Organic Transit developed the ELF, and Massachusetts Better Bike offers the PEBL.

Both are three-wheeled electric tricycles with enclosed seating and they will do speeds of up to 20 mph under electric-only power. Both off a roof-mounted 100W solar panel. Like most electric bikes these velomobiles can be charged quicker by a standard outlet.
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Cyprus Mail is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Cyprus. It was established in 1945. It claims to take a completely independent political position and has no political affiliations. It is published daily (except Mondays), and most of the local articles are available online on the newspaper's website.
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Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
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Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and capital of the eponymous district. Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus after Nicosia, with an urban population of 183,658 and a metropolitan population of 239,842. Limassol has been ranked by TripAdvisor as the 3rd up-and-coming destination in the world, in its Top 10 Traveler’s Choice Destinations on the Rise.
The electric bicycle for the first time in Cyprus:
https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/06/13/the- ... in-cyprus/

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The electric bicycle is gaining fans all around the world, and for the first time in Cyprus is available for sale from TSHIBO in Limassol.

With the prices of fuel rising, the electric bicycle offers a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative. A new take to an old form of transport, ideal for those who like their exercise and the not so athletically inclined. The bicycles offer options while riding to switch between pedaling, pedal assistance or full electric motion, making even uphill cycling effortless.
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Sacramento‘s new candy-red rental bikes are hot. Here‘s what you should know about them:
https://brookvilletimes.com/sacramentos ... bout-them/

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You may have noticed them around. The streets of Sacramento are suddenly dotted with a legion of slightly-cool, slightly dorky-looking candy red bicycles.

What‘s up?

The Jump Bikes are the first of 900 community bikeshare rentals coming to central Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis this year. They‘re stationed at bike racks around town for people to use as they wish, mostly for short rides around urban areas.

Bikeshare programs aren‘t new. But Sacramento‘s is notable. It‘s among the first motor-assist bikeshare fleets in the country.
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Hehe... News re the VELOKS MK3 (recumbent electric trike getting bigger...

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Danish Startup Creates Full Suspension 400-Mile Range Electric Tadpole Trike, The VELOKS MK3:
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/07/da ... eloks-mk3/

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In an article in Ingeniøren I learned that engineer Lars Oksbjerre had made the bold decision to bring a novel design of a fully electric trike (3-wheeled bike) to production. A few iterations of the tadpole style design has resulted in a bike capable of extreme long-range electric assisted trips on any surface and under any condition. The low center of gravity, full suspension, and large fat tires, along with the comfortable padded seat, proves for a pleasant ride — for hours. I reached out to Lars to learn more.
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The motor is a brushless type at 3000W, 60V, 50A, from Cyclone, with peak torque at 100 Nm. It has up to 90%. efficiency and a planetary reduction gear ratio of 1:6. Motor weighs 4.1 kg, has 13 teeth on the shaft, and 21 teeth on the 26 inch rear wheel. Gearing is designed for a top speed of 40 mph at 60V. Motor controller is an upgraded BAC Ne 800 from Accelerated Systems Inc.

All electronics are built into the waterproof battery box that can be swapped in 5 seconds. Apart from the 18650 Panasonic lithium cells it contains the BMS, motor controller, DC-DC converter (12V and 5V for lights and phone charger). Remote controlled on/off, motion sensor, geofence alarm, speed alarm, real-time tracking, power setting). The battery is designed to supply 12kW of continuous power.
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‘E-Bike Importers Already Facing Sky-High Duties’:
https://www.bike-eu.com/laws-regulation ... s-10133863

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GAND, Belgium – The EU branch of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA-EU) is calling on e-bike importers that are being forced to pay customs deposits, to make themselves known. This call is made because LEVA-EU says to be receiving “Information about importers throughout Europe being confronted with a 189% deposit to be paid for their electric bicycles from China to be released.”

LEVA-EU also claims to receive “Growing evidence of customs and forwarders stating that bicycle components for electric bicycles (i.e. frames, forks, derailleur, handlebars, etc.) are subject to 48.5% anti-circumvention duties.”
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The Evening Echo is an Irish evening newspaper based in Cork. It is distributed throughout the province of Munster, although it is primarily read in its base city of Cork. The newspaper was founded as a broadsheet in 1892, and has been published in tabloid format since 1991.
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Cork is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,622 in 2016.

The city is situated on the River Lee which splits into two channels at the western end and divides the city centre into islands. They reconverge at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, which is one of the largest natural harbours in the world by navigational area.
Cycling in Cork — give it a go for Bike Week:
http://www.eveningecho.ie/opinion/Cycli ... e35ac18-ds

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EVERY year, more and more people in Cork are discovering the joys of cycling. Not just as a holiday pastime or as a form of exercise, but also as a practical way of getting around.

That could mean riding a bicycle to school, work, sports club or the shops, or when visiting friends. In other words, cycling is just a perfectly normal way of getting around. As we mark Bike Week, let’s consider why people would want to cycle in the first place.
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And if you think Cork’s hills are too tough to consider cycling, then just watch out! Electric bikes have transformed the effort of cycling - and we’ll be showing this with a cycle, led by the Lord Mayor, up St Patrick’s Hill... yes, the same hill that defeated Lance Armstrong and other pro cyclists.
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Post by LockH » Jun 13 2018 6:22am

Huh. ESB "Search found 0 matches: Ethec"? Huh...

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Ethec's awkward 2WD electric motorcycle packs a monster 250-mile range:
https://newatlas.com/ethec-2wd-electric ... cle/55021/

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The Ethec electric motorcycle – designed and built by Swiss university students – is a strange jumble of ideas that are individually very nice. With a massive 15-kWh battery box, it offers a range around 250 miles. And it's got a second hub motor in the front wheel to improve its regenerative braking.
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