- Petaluma, CA
Tell that to this guy!Just show me your Strava profile.
Indeed, people recording on Strava are more credible because they can prove they have gathered necessary experience.
Yes Marquez but this guy is not an EBR Forum member and I do not think he rides e-bikesTell that to this guy!
They used to call him 50,000 mile a year Freddie!
a bit more here
I read the story of Freddie Hoffman in the July 2001 issue of Bicycling Magazine. Before I originally posted this page, I did a search on the web to try to find more information about him, and foun…miles4melanoma.com
He does ride electric bikes but was also known as the cigar smoking Hummer Guy. Our former Governor is not really a cyclist, he is more into Harleys. He could be on EBR, using a different name, such as @Armando55, or whatever. I like Acoustic, Acoustic-Electric, & Electric. He is also a moral force in the Republican Party.Arnold Schwarzenegger
I've just watched the "Arnold" documentary on Netflix.He does ride electric bikes but was also known as the cigar smoking Hummer Guy. Our former Governor is not really a cyclist, he is more into Harleys. He could be on EBR, using a different name, such as @Armando55, or whatever. I like Acoustic, Acoustic-Electric, & Electric. He is also a moral force in the Republican Party.
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As for such an expensive e-bike, it is funny not to be able to find a slightest mention of the e-bike motor, battery or specifications
His ebike reminds me of the T-1000. Did he melt him down and turn him into an ebike? Haha
as a teen i did the same thing. I was considering installing front brakes on my bmx bike and decided a comparison was needed. I went as fast as i could and locked the rear, noting the distance to stop. Repeated it rubbing my foot on the tire and it got sucked into the fork. I went ass over teakettle and was a walking scab for a while (we wore no safety gear in the 70s). To this day if i am immersed in cold water all the areas I lost skin turn purple . I look like a Rorschach test.I remember my freind and I had bicycles with a banana seats and coaster brakes when we were kids.
We could do wheelies but without a front brake, the only way to do a wheelie on the front wheel was to stick your foot into the front forks and jam the front wheel just enough to get the back wheel off the ground.
We called it a "Rhino".
I only tried that trick once.
Not only do go over the handlebars, but you take the whole bike with you because your foot got stuck in the forks.
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but heavy bikes make the locking process much more difficult.
Often we'll have to re-orient the bicycles around a bike lockup, including having to lift them to get snug enough for u-locks to fit. More often than not this involves me picking up my wife's 60-70 lb rig because the size and awkwardness is too much for her. She's a very fit person, early 30s, etc. It's just a game of millimeters sometimes given the size of our bikes and the massive down tubes that house the batteries. Unless the down tube approaches the size of a traditional bike's tube I would prefer non-integrated batteries. Better looking (subjective), more locking options.
Outside of cargo bikes we're done with 60 lb "full power" e-bikes. "super light" 28-30 lb from here on out!
Actually Stefan, I dont think there is room for both, as some point the american lust for more speed, more power, and more range pushes the ”bike” right out of ebike, and moves it clearly into emotorcycle.all fair points!
i think we’ll see the market for road going (not MTB) bikes bifurcate. bikes used for utility - commutes, hauling cargo, car replacement - will likely get even heavier, more powerful, more features like integrated lights, automatic transmissions, racks, fenders, suspension, etc, and possibly become registered and able to cruise at 25+ mph.
on the other end, bikes ridden for fun and pleasure (the equivalent of touring, road, cruiser etc bikes from the last few decades) will get lighter and simpler, more like regular bikes, staying in class 1 or something similar that allows them to be used anywhere an unpowered bicycle can be.
there’s definitely a place for both!