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      CommentAuthorGeoff
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2016
     
    For those on the edge of going electric, NYCE Wheels in NY is having a Grand Opening/Clearance Sale to celebrate their new location.

    I've been eyeballing a mid-drive system for quite a while, and couldn't pass up the steal of an offer they had on a Kettler Twin electric with a Panasonic drivetrain. Free shipping was included. Looks like I grabbed the last one in stock, too, because it's no longer available online.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2016 edited
     
    Evelo and Electron electric assist front wheels

    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2016
     
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-02/electric-bike-makers-woo-americans

    Electric Bikes Won Over China. Is the U.S. Next?
    E-bike manufacturers are wooing Americans.

    June 2, 2016
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2016
     
    T:
    T:ha ... the copenhagen wheel has been 'taking pre-orders' for what seems like 2+ years now... I hope they are really really (REALLY) getting close to launch (for reals this time!) ...

    Looking forward to when they finally hit market, clear out the inventory of the pre-orders and just have a "BUY NOW!" button on their site for immediate shipping.

    I'm guessing Jan 2016 ..


    the pre-order page now says "Orders placed today will be shipped as soon as we have fulfilled existing orders, which are expected to begin shipping later this month. Pre-order now to reserve your place in line."

    so we'll see! later this month (july) is just the next week, so I hope it comes true!


    It is hard to tell, but it seems like starting in May 2016 a few of the very first early adopters are finally getting their wheel's shipped:

    http://copenhagenwheel.tumblr.com/

    what, 3-5 years after the kickstarter started? Electron Wheel and Omni Wheel are good alternatives for right now on the market. Hopefully by Summer 2017 the Copenhagen wheel will be fully available and able to just buy and ship!
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    Luna Cycles in L.A. just electrified FIVE Cycle Trucks SUB. ZOOM! ZOOM!


    Luna Cycle Truck Cargo Ebike


    USA fabricated Cycle Truck Cargo S.U.B Utility Bike (see specs)
    SUB (sports utility bike)
    Powerful BBSHD Mid Drive (BBSHD) or BBS02
    Chromoly steel
    Full Color Dashboard DPC-14
    52v Shark Panasonic Battery 14.5ah 700 watt hours
    21 piece Luna Ebike Tool Kit

    Luna 130BCD Spider and Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring
    Cycle Truck Caddy Rack and Bike Stand
    Luna Mini Advanced Charger
    Programming Cable
    Professional assembly
    Please note this bike is programmed for 750 watts for street use.
    Total Weight of Bicycle (With Racks): 60 lb


    $2,299.95
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    I tried to buy a LUNA Bafang kit. Price was good, but it was sort of an "85% complete" deal--didn't want to have to solder hot battery leads, etc. Also not 100% sold on the over-voltage--running these things at 52V when they were designed for 48V. So went with the Lectric Cycles E-Rad Bafang kit instead. Costs more, but it all works together and customer service was great. But I agree, the electrified cycle truck looks pretty cool, and I'm sure it hauls ass, based on my experience with the 48V Bafang 750W installation.
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2016
     
    T:
    T:
    T:ha ... the copenhagen wheel has been 'taking pre-orders' for what seems like 2+ years now... I hope they are really really (REALLY) getting close to launch (for reals this time!) ...

    Looking forward to when they finally hit market, clear out the inventory of the pre-orders and just have a "BUY NOW!" button on their site for immediate shipping.

    I'm guessing Jan 2016 ..


    the pre-order page now says "Orders placed today will be shipped as soon as we have fulfilled existing orders, which are expected to begin shipping later this month. Pre-order now to reserve your place in line."

    so we'll see! later this month (july) is just the next week, so I hope it comes true!


    It is hard to tell, but it seems like starting in May 2016 a few of the very first early adopters are finally getting their wheel's shipped:

    http://copenhagenwheel.tumblr.com/

    what, 3-5 years after the kickstarter started? Electron Wheel and Omni Wheel are good alternatives for right now on the market. Hopefully by Summer 2017 the Copenhagen wheel will be fully available and able to just buy and ship!


    just as one final update, it does seem finally that maybe some early adopters from Dec 2013 are maybe (some of them!) getting their wheels shipped

    https://medium.com/@CopenhagenWheel/an-update-on-production-3eb42ef5ccbd#.e1jbtooic
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016 edited
     
    ====
    UPDATE
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    Found the 135 mm MTB hub does indeed accommodate 130 mm Road spacing:

    WHAT IS THE REQUIRED DROPOUT SPACING TO FIT THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL?
    https://superpedestrian.com/support/article/What-is-the-required-dropout-spacing-to-fit-the-Copenhagen-Wheel

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    For Copenhagen Wheel, I only see hub spacing options for 130 mm Track and 135 mm MTB:
    https://www.superpedestrian.com/

    Any idea if there is a 130 mm Road in the not so distant Superpedestrian future?

    Or maybe 650B (584 mm) instead of only 26 inch (559 mm) or 700c (622 mm) builds?

    Or should I just get an electric bike, like maybe the 700c 2017 iZip E3 Protour or 650b Trek Super Commuter 8S and be done with it?
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
     
    Gottobike,

    Just get an electric bike. You don't need to spend >$3000 though.
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    Nicole Burgess in OB is selling her Trek Tranport with BionX e-assist. I think she was asking $1200.


    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2016
     
    I know Superpedestrian is going to deliver any decade now but in the interim, has anyone checked out the Zehus?

    Seems distribution is only B2B at the moment.

    Has anyone got to try one of these or know if any of OEM's listed distribute in US?
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2016 edited
     

    Truck Trike V3.3 AnimationPedal power to front wheel with electric hub motors powering the rear. Made in USA.

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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2017
     
    FWD doesn't have to be that complex.



    (Yes, I had this from '99 to '05)
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      CommentAuthorSariously
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2017
     
    Recently got a Faraday Porteur. Ordered through Adams Ave Bikes.


    Faraday Porteur at Lake Murray

    Faraday Porteur at Balboa Park

    Faraday Porteur at SDSU
    • CommentAuthorrandomjive
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2017
     
    Nice!
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2017
     
    Except for that saddle angle. Looks painful.
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    Shady John:Except for that saddle angle. Looks painful.


    Saddle nose is supposed to be pointing slightly up for Brooks saddles for increased comfort level.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2017
     
    I must be constructed differently from Mr. Brooks.
    • CommentAuthorrandomjive
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2017
     
    I guess it may also depend on your body proportions and riding position preference.