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Old 03-20-17, 03:40 PM   #1
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Came home to this on my porch

So I came home today and this crate was sitting , waiting for me. A guy in Indonesia hand made it for me. I ordered it 4 months ago .
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Old 03-20-17, 03:43 PM   #2
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You ordered a crate?
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Old 03-20-17, 03:43 PM   #3
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Unboxing time
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Old 03-20-17, 03:47 PM   #4
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I like DOT approved tires for the only reason of "never dealing with a flat tire".
Last summer was my first ride on DOT tires and I'm going to say "oh what riding difference"
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Old 03-20-17, 03:51 PM   #5
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I Installed a wider bottom bracket for the chain clearance. Brings the chainring out 1" for proper clearance. I am using White Industries polished alloy crankset. 170mm long with a 46T chainring
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Old 03-20-17, 04:02 PM   #6
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That's one huge solid box for such a small item. Hate to pay the shipping bill on that baby. Is that new toy made of heavy steel, light alloy or hopefully Ti? Nice color.
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Old 03-20-17, 04:29 PM   #7
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Its steel. It has lightweight side panels. I estimate it'll be 85lbs when complete. It's a heavyweight bike class. My 2nd Emoto class Ebike. They do pedal up to 15mph fairly easy on a flat smooth terrain. I'm a rider who really like to enjoy Mother Nature. So I won't be riding stupid fast even if it is an over powered bike. I live in the country so I have a few very long steep hills to conquer along the way. I have a car but I rarely drive. I don't like paying unnecessary traveling expenses. So I ride at least 200 days out of the year. I may only drive my car 2-5 times per month. My average bike ride is 35 miles daily. The full suspension, heavier Ebikes provide a very smooth ride. I almost forgot this frame set was coming because I ordered it a while back. Looks like I may be "flipping" my black E1 soon
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I did not put it on a scale yet but it's much lighter than I thought
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Really nice, but not compatible with socal.
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Really nice, but not compatible with legal E-Bikes that one must/should pedal to be considered a bicycle. JMO.
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I must say that while I enjoy such things from a technical point of view, I don't think it's wise to show such blatant disregard of the law by riding these kind of EV's illegally on public roads and broadcasting it here.
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Oh... My dealer sets the watts output to the legal limit . There is a Ebike checkpoint I heard a few others have to deal with, next neighborhood over. I am ready . 100% legal here Thank you for your concern. It is much appreciated .
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Legal in 40+ USA states
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I hope no really nice crates were badly harmed in the making of this vehicle tho.


That was fine craftsmanship!
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Oh... My dealer sets the watts output to the legal limit . There is a Ebike checkpoint I heard a few others have to deal with, next neighborhood over. I am ready . 100% legal here Thank you for your concern. It is much appreciated .
Enjoy the ride
Sorry, I assumed its one of those Ebike1 E1 I've seen on ebay which are way, way over the 750w, 20 mph limit.

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I understand. This is a private builder. Personal freind of mine. Lives on the other side of the world from me. We both have teenage daughters that ride with us . We are family friendly riders. Gotta keep our children safe too. I've never seen this particular Ebike on the market anywhere. I don't have to mention any names but the guy calls himself an "artist". A metal sculpture than we can ride. I haven't seen any of his Ebikes overpowered .

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Just another family of Ebikers sharing the love for Ebikes.
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You guys sure were quick to jump all over him for his build without any real knowledge of what was in it. I know you hate it when non-e-bike people get wacky over our bikes so I hope cooler heads prevail in the future.

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Just to clarify; my problem would be that it would stand out and look like a MC; bad in Orange County CA. Otherwise, I would love to build one just like it; maybe some day.
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I understand the risk of giving Ebikes a bad name. Right now we are free and clear of Ebike laws being enforced to the fullest limit (let's all keep it Low-key)
As far as Ebike Law enforcement is concerned, here is my personal view. Any rider who does not obey Public Bicycle Laws will always end up in a far worse situation like broken bones, concussion , wrecked Ebike, etc...
I say "just let the real morons self destruct".
There are laws for a very good reason
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I found this motor that I may be using. It is 1000watt and accepts a 7spd freewheel. I plan on occasionally towing my grandkids on those bikes that attach to the seatpost. I think the kids are going to have big smiles
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