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Dick Henry


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posted 04-03-2024 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Henry     send a private message to Dick Henry   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Dick Henry
http://mod-bikes.com/products/mod-easy-electric-cruiser-bike-and-sidecar?_gl=1*1msr6sq*_up*MQ..&wbraid=ClgKCQjw2a6wBhDkARJHAIxMemMzvvd0bt3KlxhtJrGzzGM-Zv-Srn6Qgjj9_IxssPMrmUQ56Etau 3Au2lR5H7d2hzSMPbdIgW_FDNUqxF-PKoqtTWEaApk7
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I had an electric bike and Linda had an electric tricycle. Mine the motor was in the pedal assembly and her trike had the motor in the hub. Of the two I liked the way mine was set up the best. I was not a fan of the motor in the hub. It just didnít seem to work as well because mine had more gear options.


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That is a really nice looking antique style Ebike Dick. I just bought my first one a couple of weeks ago.
http://wiredebikes.com/

For those who don't know these bikes are not like a regular bike, mine weighs in at 88 pounds. I am a fairly tall guy and I feel small on it. I wouldn't recommend this one unless you are tall. There are a lot of reviews and some say it will run 40 mph.

I found an interesting article from my local electric company giving the history of the electric bike. Here is the link to the Ebike.

Electric bicycles may seem like a 21st-century phenomenon, but in fact, the first e-bike patent was granted in the í90s ó the 1890s.
http://www.indianaconnection.org/e-bikes-101-a-crash-course-in-electric-bicycles/

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Very interesting article. Lots of E-bikes showing up here on S Padre. Mostly older folks bringing them with them. I was surprised how heavy they are. Theyíre not slow either so Iím sure you have to have a little coordination & balance. I didnít realize the motors could be located in the pedal& hub assembly. The link I posted above was the 1st sidecar Iíd seen on a bicycle. Really neat looking. One owner posted there was a learning curve riding it. Iím sure there is. Same learning curve on a motorcycle with a sidecar.
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The drive system where the motor is built into the pedals is referred to as a mid drive. The one built into the wheel is referred to as a hub drive. Mid drives are not as common mostly because they are more expensive. Mine is a $2000 hub drive which is considered cheap.
The mid drive drives the bicycle chain, the hub drive spins the wheel and not the chain. Mid drives have the most torque.

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E-BIKES OVERTAKE BUGGIES FOR SOME AMISH
http://thisebikelife.com/e-bikes-overtake-buggies-for-some-amis/

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