Been riding this lately.
Was busy this weekend and built up this single speed "backup" bike, though I'll probably use it to fart around with the girlfriend also. It was a crappy magna frame I had laying around, went to the local co-op and spent 20 bucks and built her up, I do need to get a different seat but other than that it rides pretty good.
One does not always have to be loaded to the max and some days it is nice to travel really light...
For comparison my 531 framed fixed gear road bike and vintage geared road bike weigh 21 pounds and everything on them is alloy while the CCM still rocks it's original crank which might weigh as much as the frame.
Sixty Fiver, what handlebars are those? They look cool.
Such pretty bikes. Such good ideas. You guys have works of art.
I've been commuting on my 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport for the last couple weeks. I really like the faster and more nimble ride. It's a lot more fun on my long commute than prodding along with a 40 pound mountain bike.
It's actually about three inches longer than I was going to cut it, I keep the cables a little shorter to prevent the bars from spinning when on a stand or trunk mounted car rack
How many hand positions do you get? Obviously the drops, but is there a way to ride on the hoods or something?
My daily commuter
*Worksman Industrial Tricycle (500-pound capacity).
*36-volt SLA battery
*500-watt hub motor (front wheel)
*22 amp controller (inside wooden box on back deck with battery).
*Top Speed: 22mph.
*Can handle most hills unassisted (but I pedal frequently to help the motor and to maintain good speed on hills).
*Total outfit weighs 130, plus my 200 pounds.
*Can easily pull another adult sitting on the back (they sit on the box facing away from me with feet on platform). I usually just haul one of my kids around the neighborhood for fun.
*Range: About 12 miles in a hilly environment, 20 miles on the flats.
* My commute is 4 miles by paved bike path each way. No mingling with cars.
This is another E-bike I built (www.ebikekit.com).
Same specs as the tricycle (in terms of the motor and battery kit). Very fun and effective, and easy to balance if you can get the weight in the frame instead of on a rear rack.
My next project will be must more powerful, will use LifePo batteries (48-volt) and will have offroad capability. It will be based on this bike model (cromoly frame):
Fairmont, you seem to have missed the point....
Ride with my hand in the bend of the bar most of the time... also use the ends for a wider lower position (acceleration and climbs) and can sit up and ride with my hands at centre where the bars are un-wrapped as even with a narrow hand position the bike is really stable.
The wide position is good for track stands too... :)
Is that a centerpull?
Nothing special here.