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Day Six bicycles

Posted: Nov 13 2021 3:05pm
by aerobic man
Does anyone have any owner contact or is aware of any feedback on Day Six electric bicycles? They are expensive, but seem to be very comfortable and user friendly.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Nov 13 2021 7:16pm
by Chalo
Look at the Electra Townie. It has the best qualities of a Day 6, but it's still a reasonable bike (which Day 6 really isn't).

Don't get an electric Townie because it's way more cost effective to convert a pedal model.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Nov 16 2021 10:04pm
by Hillhater
Very different geometry to a Townie, and those who have them , love them.
Pity there is no suspension though !
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Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Nov 16 2021 11:52pm
by Chalo
Hillhater wrote:
Nov 16 2021 10:04pm
Very different geometry to a Townie,
That's right. And where they differ, the Day 6 is profoundly wankered.

Some people can ride and commit to anything, but that doesn't mean it's worth a damn.

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Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Nov 17 2021 12:52am
by Hillhater
Everyone has different preferences..
Some want a super light carbon “fixie” road bike..
Some prefer a fat tire , full suspension , cargo hauler
Some prefer a “full house” DH , MTB with 8” of suspension
Some prefer a full recumbent
Some prefer a Townie
Some prefer a Day6
...Each to their own ! :wink:

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 9:25am
by tomjasz
Chalo wrote:
Nov 13 2021 7:16pm
Look at the Electra Townie. It has the best qualities of a Day 6, but it's still a reasonable bike (which Day 6 really isn't).

Don't get an electric Townie because it's way more cost effective to convert a pedal model.
All of my bikes had been Townie, Smoothie, and Pure. I now fall to easily and have a Day6 trike coming. Riding a two wheel Day6 is the best qualities of those three. You’re a youngster quick to mock, but always helpful between the jabs. Almost true... <silly grin>

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 1:14pm
by Chalo
tomjasz wrote:
Jan 14 2022 9:25am
Chalo wrote:
Nov 13 2021 7:16pm
Look at the Electra Townie. It has the best qualities of a Day 6, but it's still a reasonable bike (which Day 6 really isn't).

Don't get an electric Townie because it's way more cost effective to convert a pedal model.
All of my bikes had been Townie, Smoothie, and Pure. I now fall to easily and have a Day6 trike coming. Riding a two wheel Day6 is the best qualities of those three. You’re a youngster quick to mock, but always helpful between the jabs. Almost true... <silly grin>
Sorry to hear about falls becoming a serious problem for you. I know I've reached an age where I don't just dust myself off and forget all about it. Fun to be called a "youngster", though I grow weary of presenting ID when I'm well into my fifties. I'm not flattered at those times.

Here's my answer to flat foot type bikes. It looks like a bike, rides like a bike, and maneuvers steadily like a bike. The fork offset isn't all out of proportion with the head angle. If my buddy in the picture had been more busted up, I suppose I'd have started with a step through:
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He still rides it often, even though he's recovered from his serious injury.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 2:13pm
by calab
I like that seat setup but how does it not collapse with any sort of sideways angle and the placement of the added seat post further back makes it easier to do wheelies for attention.
Chalo wrote:
Jan 14 2022 1:14pm
tomjasz wrote:
Jan 14 2022 9:25am
Chalo wrote:
Nov 13 2021 7:16pm
Look at the Electra Townie. It has the best qualities of a Day 6, but it's still a reasonable bike (which Day 6 really isn't).

Don't get an electric Townie because it's way more cost effective to convert a pedal model.
All of my bikes had been Townie, Smoothie, and Pure. I now fall to easily and have a Day6 trike coming. Riding a two wheel Day6 is the best qualities of those three. You’re a youngster quick to mock, but always helpful between the jabs. Almost true... <silly grin>
Sorry to hear about falls becoming a serious problem for you. I know I've reached an age where I don't just dust myself off and forget all about it. Fun to be called a "youngster", though I grow weary of presenting ID when I'm well into my fifties. I'm not flattered at those times.

Here's my answer to flat foot type bikes. It looks like a bike, rides like a bike, and maneuvers steadily like a bike. The fork offset isn't all out of proportion with the head angle. If my buddy in the picture had been more busted up, I suppose I'd have started with a step through:

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He still rides it often, even though he's recovered from his serious injury.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 2:33pm
by Chalo
calab wrote:
Jan 14 2022 2:13pm
I like that seat setup but how does it not collapse with any sort of sideways angle
It doesn't. It forms a truss with the seat stays and rear axle. Sideways forces on that part of a bike are negligible anyway, because they just knock the bike to the ground.

Banana seats aren't known for collapsing, and they're propped up with much flimsier supports than this.

Something like this with a comparable riding position is much more likely to collapse, backwards not sideways:
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and the placement of the added seat post further back makes it easier to do wheelies for attention.
The seat is set back 7", but the bike frame has chainstays at least 4" longer than average for a bike. It has a long wheelbase, it's pretty heavy, and it runs on 24V 30A. No wheelies on the menu, though it will cruise at 23-24 mph.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 2:39pm
by tomjasz
Nice Chalo!


Day6 Joy

I expect it’ll eat rear tires as fast as a Flat Foot 2 wheel. Fat arse set so far back.
If I wouldn’t end 48 years of bliss over a pedicab... Well I briefly considered it.

Re: Day Six bicycles

Posted: Jan 14 2022 3:02pm
by tomjasz
Chalo wrote:
Nov 13 2021 7:16pm
Look at the Electra Townie. It has the best qualities of a Day 6, but it's still a reasonable bike (which Day 6 really isn't).

Don't get an electric Townie because it's way more cost effective to convert a pedal model.
Old Townie I believe built in USA. I looked for another frame for 12 years.
Is has a DPDT switch between two batteries. Voltmeter reads both too.