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The OFFICIAL E-bike(electric)/green discussion thread

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The OFFICIAL E-bike(electric)/green discussion thread

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Hi, that's right, I have an official thread here because this is used to discuss the electric bike which are green/eco-friendly products.

So go ahead and discuss electric bikes that look like scooters and just regular bicycles!

http://www.ebikes.ca/faq.shtml

This is an example of an electric bicycle:
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w00t my first thread in green/eco-friendly sub forum, may it be a milestone for many years to come!

originally a bicycle/ebike thread but most discussion about e-bike and there is already a bicycle thread in the sports section.
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My bike has a lot more speeds. So far anywhere from 1 to 72km/h.

I haven't had any problems, never have to charge any batteries and any competent person can work on it. I also won't have a $300 battery to replace in a couple of years.

Buy a regular bike and ride it, you'll be surprised what you will be able to accomplish. Your waistline will shrink too :D
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AzN_RiverdaleCI wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2007 7:51 pm
Hi, that's right, I have an official thread here because this is used to discuss the electric bike which is a GREEN product.

k so anyways, is this place good?
http://www.daymak.com/bikes-toronto/eb/mainsect.html

and which bike would you recommend?

I want something that can go to the max speed and has lots of power.
and range.

Also I have a question, on the site the smart e-bike says:
Speed: 20-32Km/h(13.6-19.8mph)

while almost everything else says:
Max Speed 32 km/h

so..does that make the smart-bike slow? :confused:

w00t my first thread in green sub forum, may it be a milestone for many years to come!
Heh, thriving to be the "Official" guy? :p
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May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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onecoolloser wrote:
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Heh, thriving to be the "Official" guy? :p
das rite!


also costco's bike doesn't have regen abilities.
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So...what bikes or electric buys do you guys drive? brand and speeds please.
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Why do you need an electric bike? Do you have no legs? All that the battery is going to do is weigh your bike down, and make you more sluggish on uphills, increasing your reliance on that battery (which is not "green").
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Oct 7th, 2007 1:40 am
Why do you need an electric bike? Do you have no legs? All that the battery is going to do is weigh your bike down, and make you more sluggish on uphills, increasing your reliance on that battery (which is not "green").
Well,
how about if I do have a regular bike but would like to get one for transportation when I am not able to ride my regular bike and don't want to take the bus.

I kind of have the situation right now where I can't ride my bike 2 or 3 days a week and would rather take something other than the city bus.
It's not a place I can walk to, and my other option is a cab/taxi wich is kind of $$ to do.
So, what would you suggest for a 20k max trip on fairly flat roads?

One advantage of an electric bike over a scooter is I don't think you need to pay for insurance for these....
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What the heck is so 'green' about an electric bicycle?

The batteries are manufactured using ecologically unfriendly materials and they require (depending on ther market) that oil or coal be burned to charge them up - it is a VERY inefficient means to operate a powered device.

Buy a reguar bicycle (less energy involved in the manufacture and the technology is 'cleaner', too). You'll get exercise too.
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But with a regular bicycle, I arrive on time for work all sweaty and eww.

With an electric bike, I arrive on time and no-sweat.
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Bump, come on people, bicycles/ebikes are the new thing man, i totally owned the downtown core today.
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Oct 8th, 2007 2:43 pm
What the heck is so 'green' about an electric bicycle?

The batteries are manufactured using ecologically unfriendly materials and they require (depending on ther market) that oil or coal be burned to charge them up - it is a VERY inefficient means to operate a powered device.

Buy a reguar bicycle (less energy involved in the manufacture and the technology is 'cleaner', too). You'll get exercise too.
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then what makes a car green? same thing, bicycles FTW! cars FTL!
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