Monthly Archives: June 2014

Electric bikes – more thoughts

Last week I went to my first call out from the shop on the bike – the customer was quite amused by it! At the weekend, Lynn and I did a 27km round trip to Porirua, with a detour on

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Electric bikes – commuting statistics

I have just completed by 5th commuting ride, and the 4th since I topped up the batteries and reset the cycle computer. Total distance on the charge so far is 32 km, total elevation gained is 436 metres, average speed

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Electric bikes – first commute

After our electrifying success charging the batteries (god that is sad!) this morning I rode the bike to the shop. 4.8km by the main roads, but that would mean mixing it with buses, schoolchildren delivery vehicles and 40 ton trucks,

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Electric bikes – battery charging

We went for a longish ride today, and the battery I had been testing with and using for the last two weeks finally gave up the ghost, with a few hundred metres of uphill tracks to go! Boy are these

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Electric bikes – riding

With the build finished Lynn and I should start getting some serious riding in, starting this weekend hopefully. Besides getting used to riding the bikes and their capabilities, we will also be looking at range. I  got these batteries in

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Electric Bikes – final build post

I have had a hard week, but a good week, finishing off the bikes. Firstly, while I was waiting for Lynn’s replacement controller to arrive, I decided to convert the second battery to a “saddle pack”. This was more straightforward

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Electric bikes – new battery

Just a quick photo of the first “saddle pack” battery, on a bike, being used. I stopped for a coffee at Aotea Lagoon and took this against a reasonable backdrop for a change!

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Electric Bikes – on the road

I swapped the controller from Lynn’s bike to mine, strapped on the “safe case” battery, and went for my first ride. Then quickly  back to the shop to turn the PAS sensor round on the cranks as pedal assistance when

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