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Beasho

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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #195 on: January 02, 2017, 06:39:08 PM »
As I said The Rack is Strong Enough to carry people


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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #196 on: January 02, 2017, 06:45:29 PM »
I'm going to make the argument FOR the FAT tires, considering the thread is for fatbikes.


I've found 4 psi works great for the soft stuff ..... floats right over everything, and that's just using my legs!


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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #197 on: January 03, 2017, 08:56:38 AM »
The stress test worked.  Your daughter looked pretty stressed  ;)

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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #198 on: January 03, 2017, 12:19:05 PM »
Wife asked to go bike riding today. Afterwards, she said she wants an E bike. She was worn out chasing me.  :D

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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #199 on: January 10, 2017, 02:27:40 PM »
I just added this suspension seat post to my bike. I found myself riding over too many bumps seated and taking shots to the spine. Normally we'd stand when riding over bumps, but with the motor, it doesn't feel stable and natural to stand. I think I'm missing the stability you get from driving hard on the pedals when standing.

Anyway, this seat post blew my mind. It works way better than I thought it might.


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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #200 on: January 10, 2017, 04:54:48 PM »
that suntour suspension seat post looks awesome and is on my list of upgrades once the FLX arrives.


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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #201 on: January 10, 2017, 04:59:16 PM »
that suntour suspension seat post looks awesome and is on my list of upgrades once the FLX arrives.


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Ed, would you start a new thread in Random when your bike arrives?  I have been interested in one of those FLX bikes too and would love to read your first impressions and ride report. 
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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #202 on: January 10, 2017, 05:03:55 PM »
Willdo.

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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #203 on: January 15, 2017, 03:04:56 AM »
It was a tight fit on my wife's 13" Motobecane. Battery had to mount outside the frame.

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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #204 on: January 15, 2017, 08:48:46 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #205 on: January 15, 2017, 10:13:06 AM »
That bike looks trail worthy.
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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #206 on: January 17, 2017, 02:26:10 PM »
I'm going to make the argument FOR the FAT tires, considering the thread is for fatbikes....

I have been thinking that I would add larger tires because in soft sand it takes everything to keep my bike going.  Considering that I weigh 180 the bike is 60 lbs and the added board, surf rack, wetsuit and dinner from the night before could be 50+ lbs the entire rig is starting to push 300 lbs.  . . .

It looks like I have the capacity to add 4.5" tires, with 1/4" on each side, and given all the power from the Lunacyle 1500 Watt motor WHY NOT GO BIGGER..  The electric fat tire bike is like the HUMMER of bicycles.
 

I ordered a 4.5 inch tire off Amazon - KENDA Juggernaut 26X4.5.  Measuring the difference between the original 4.0 inch and the replacement "4.5 inch" tire I am seeing close to a 20% jump in width.  As measure from edge of tread 3.6 inches on original "4.0 inch" tire to edge of tread on NEW rear tire 4.25 inches. 

The difference in the soft sand is remarkable.  The bike now floats over the soft stuff vs. struggles.  All the difference in the world.  The rear tire worked so well I may not even have to replace the front tire.  The clearance is JUST BARELY visible.  The little Nobby "fingers" were flicking the frame but I'll take it. 
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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #207 on: February 24, 2017, 11:45:05 AM »
Lunacycle just released its full complete bike for those who dont want to build their own.  It looks pretty amazing. 40 MPH!!!


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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »
That's one solid piece of kit, from about the only company I'd trust to deliver what they promise. Good folks.
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Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« Reply #209 on: March 21, 2017, 10:49:46 AM »
Since I can't find the $$$ for an ebike at the moment I think I have a solution, have a bike and a dog........

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dogpower/192830112


Certainly would help with range anxiety.

 


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