The favourite commuter continues. 6 month milestone for cycling every day to work this year, half of that now on A2B Metro.
I noticed lower performance in low to 0°C temps... or maybe it was the legs that were sluggish =P
I finally suffered the the loose rear mudguard rattle. Fixed it temporarily with some cable tie clippings jammed in the bracket gap.
Fixed it properly taking the axle nuts off, mud guard bracket bolts off, and using newspaper packing strap plastic cut down to bracket thickness in a U liner around the bracket in the swingarm to compress and eliminate all tolerance. Silent ever since.
I removed the top chain guide at one service, wife cleaned up the lounge-come-workshop, and haven't found it since. Chain would drop off to the guide going up to top gear on heavy shifts (always when passing someone on a climb, grrr!). So I have a few cable ties linked around the swingarm through an unused cable guide tab, providing vertical guide keeping the chain from bouncing off shifting to top gear.
Rear hard luggage case is cable tied solid to rack with four 7-8mm ties plus a couple spare for additional bungee cord points. I loop the cords around rear subframe and case to keep the layers of clothes as they come off warming up on the 20km trip to work.
An unused kitchen now storeroom/lockers at work where I now park it daily for charging, instead of the basement bike lockers. Without this spot, I would have a dilemma for charging the frame battery. I got a whole new Tornaro mid drive N360 drive bike featuring removable battery instead of the price of a new A2B rear battery. Bummer to carry 20Ah of battery just to be able to recharge 10Ah removable, when you only use 6Ah. A rear battery removing frame battery would give room for the 52V speed up that Ypedal has done.
Very happy with the A2B Metro, it is my favourite e-bike, and the quality in design and finish is apparent compared to cheaper options, and that counts with commuter routine and reliability.
My Norco A-Line with Hyena Hadron kit is faster but isn't as convenient a commuter bike (also isn't legal as the A2B is) and I'm only ~5min slower on journey (35min avg. to 40min avg.) but would spend more than that time saved with less convenient luggage, storage, and unique charging setup (A2B shares common charger with old chinese e-bike, and the Tornaro, so I have 3 chargers across work/home).
Thumbs up for the A2B Metro.