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Electric Yuba – settling in

It seems like weeks since I made the last modification to the bike, other than some panniers, I think it is basically finished. The last mod was a new front brake cable to give a little more slack when handling

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Electric Yuba – well it is a cargo bike!

The build of the Yuba is nearing completion, only one project to complete after the fitting of these bits and pieces. So the Yuba is a cargo bike, and I bought it to serve as a business vehicle so that

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Electric Yuba – programming Bafang BBS01B

As I have described before, I am not particularly happy with the performance of the Lekkie 300W mid drive motor out of the box. It’s good, but it does not suit me. The problem is, we are all different, ride

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Electric Yuba – gear sensor

I ordered a Lekkie Gear Sensor from Bicycle Junction, which arrived this morning, and also a splitter cable so that I can connect it in. Because of the length of the cable (about 300mm), and the position of an appropriate

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Electric Yuba – gearing

I have had a good couple of days with the Yuba. After 60 or so kilometres riding it two things were obvious. Firstly, the gearing needed work. Secondly – the “power profile” needed adjusting, i.e. the amount of assistance given

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Electric Yuba – just how far will it go?

Well, yesterday I found out. After 23km on Sunday, including about 200 metres of climb, I thought I would leave it without charging, and do a few short trips to see how far the battery went. So on Monday the

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Electric Bikes – Yuba Mundo eV4 – first rides

So, the build was finished at 6.00 on Friday, and Saturday morning I took it for a first ride, into Porirua to take my wife a coffee at work, and to buy some mudguards. Obviously this was to be a

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Electric Bikes – Yuba Mundo eV4 – delivery and build

  OK, it all happened today! I rang Bicycle Junction just before midday, and was told that my motor kit had just arrived, and I could pick up the bike! At just after 12, I drove into Wellington to the

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Electric Bikes – a new addition to the stable.

After 3 years of building and maintaining our two Giant Elwoods with Bafang 8Fun rear hub motors, I have decided to purchase a new e-bike to act as a company vehicle for my computer repair business. My existing e-bike is

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