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#1
Does anyone else ride an eBike ? I should be picking up my first eBike next week …. I have to drive to Oregon to get it ….. I don't have a car (gave up driving around 10 years ago). Will be great to get on the road again …..
 

Muse

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#2
From one bike enthusiast to another: I bike all over the place, but no motor. I think it would be fun to really extend range just by adding pedal assist.

Does that count? :)
 
#3
Nice to meet a fellow cyclist ! My eBike has pedal assist. I can also ride just like a regular bicycle, but I might not be able to pedal much. My eBike will weight 124 pounds with the batteries, but not counting all the other stuff …. Heavy-duty custom battery box … 12-pound New York Kryptonite Chain Lock … 2 heavy-duty cables with heavy padlocks … extra cables and locks to secure my seat, rack and panniers ….. headlights … taillights … turn signals … brake lights … AirZound Air Horn … Surly Nice front rack … Surly Big Dummy Panniers … Ortlieb front panniers … and more …. My eBike will probably weight around 150 pounds with no cargo.
 

Jane B.

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#4
Nice to meet a fellow cyclist ! My eBike has pedal assist. I can also ride just like a regular bicycle, but I might not be able to pedal much. My eBike will weight 124 pounds with the batteries, but not counting all the other stuff …. Heavy-duty custom battery box … 12-pound New York Kryptonite Chain Lock … 2 heavy-duty cables with heavy padlocks … extra cables and locks to secure my seat, rack and panniers ….. headlights … taillights … turn signals … brake lights … AirZound Air Horn … Surly Nice front rack … Surly Big Dummy Panniers … Ortlieb front panniers … and more …. My eBike will probably weight around 150 pounds with no cargo.
Have you had a chance to try with all that weight? I seems to me it would make it much harder to balance.
 

Muse

Active Member
#5
Nice to meet a fellow cyclist ! My eBike has pedal assist. I can also ride just like a regular bicycle, but I might not be able to pedal much. My eBike will weight 124 pounds with the batteries, but not counting all the other stuff …. Heavy-duty custom battery box … 12-pound New York Kryptonite Chain Lock … 2 heavy-duty cables with heavy padlocks … extra cables and locks to secure my seat, rack and panniers ….. headlights … taillights … turn signals … brake lights … AirZound Air Horn … Surly Nice front rack … Surly Big Dummy Panniers … Ortlieb front panniers … and more …. My eBike will probably weight around 150 pounds with no cargo.
Lol, quite the difference! My bike is so light I can pick it up with a finger. But I love that both of us are taking on the world outside of the four wheel paradigm!
 
#6
Have you had a chance to try with all that weight? I seems to me it would make it much harder to balance.
I used to ride motorcycles, which are much heavier than my eBike. So, there will be no problem with balancing. A 150-pound eBike is nothing compared to the weight of a motorcycle !!!
 
#7
Lol, quite the difference! My bike is so light I can pick it up with a finger. But I love that both of us are taking on the world outside of the four wheel paradigm!
I met a local cyclist who had a titanium bicycle. It was light enough I could pick it up with two fingers. He had almost nothing on his bike though. I saw a bicycle in the bike shop, I think it was a Canon, price tag = $7,000.00 !!! I could pick that bike up with one finger !!!
 

Jane B.

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#9
I have a tandem but its at my dad's place as I have nowhere to put it and no front rider at present.
Tandem sounds like a great idea. Less peddle effort for someone that sees well and help with staying in line for someone with sight problems. And someone to share the fun for both. I have never gotten to try a tandem but wonder if it doesn't take some practice to balance with two riders rather than the one I have done.
 
#10
There are people who tour on their tandem bicycles ….. One family of four … mother with one child on one tandem bicycle … father on another tandem bicycle with a second child.
 
#12
I've never seen a bicycle like these before ….. Hybrid Tandem-Recumbent bicycles ….. Family of four, traveling with their two children for one year >>>
 
#14
I used to go riding with my family all the time. Not on the tandem though. We all had our own bikes. I only started using a tandem when I lost my sight. Dad used to ride it but now he's getting old.
 

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