Update on New Tidalforce bikes
Hello miro13car.....an update. The '05 TF M750X is still DOA, as I'm not to excited, or eager, to ship the front/rear hubs with the dash to LEVT, as I don't want a $2K bill. Instead I've been on the hunt for the other TF models & in fact bought a '05 IO 750 cruiser with 10.5 original miles ($500) & also bought a '05 TF S 750X ($500) with 20.5 original miles today. Both bikes were bought under unusual circumstances that were a windfall to me. Good timing. :-)
It's interesting that I blew out the front tire on the IO cruiser in the first mile of a test ride to see the distance from the battery charge. I've since put on a pair of the same manufacturer tires but with white walls & I'm now installing a set of "shortie" '50's fender for that classic Southern California surfer look. I really like this "man" bike, though it's a shame it only goes 20mph. Maybe I'll have to do the software update with LEVT, as I want the ability to go 30+mph when I choose.
I'm going to be working on a "battery" solution once the hubs die, & I have no intention of ever going back to NiMH chemistry. I'll also install a nice front rim & upgrade to a disc brake on all the TF bikes.
And I'll be looking forward to "testing" out the S 750X in turbo mode tomorrow & of course determine the distance on the original front hub battery.
Two more Tidalforce ebikes added to the collection
Miro13car....just an update. I've just added a Black '05 Tidalforce IO cruiser with 10.5 original miles, and a Candy Apple Red Tidalforce S 750X 21spd with only 20.5 miles to the ebike collection! Currently @ 7 ebike units.
I recharged the "brick" front hub, & only after riding less than 1 mile the front tire blew out! I've since installed two new, same manufacture, white wall tires & then a pair of Nirve shortie fenders for that '50's look. :-)
It's a shame it's only a "legal" 20mph bike, as I prefer the 25+ option as on the S-750X bike. I'm going to update the front 44t gear to a 48t while going full speed. Great bike to ride, but I intend to have LEVT do the software X update. A shame I can't talk Shellie into a 48V upgrade of the rear hub too.
The other TF S-750X bike is also a pleasure to ride. It goes 25mph without peddling, or 27.5 mph with pedal assist on the flats, & I've had it up to 32.5mph on a downhill while peddling hard. I'm going to up the front gear from a 48t to a 52t to maintain the top speed.
How have your rides been going of late?