The new Bikes in Buildings law is live in NYC as of today. Buildings have a 30 day period to decide how to handle it, but my building put in some vertical racks and I was the first one to hang a bike on one this morning. It's in the loading dock by the security office so it's pretty safe. Time to get the ebike I'm thinking.
I'm still looking at the Trek line since I do like their bikes but they're so expensive - $2400-2700 or so. And they can't be found. Bicycle Habitat says they will get some in a few weeks, a place out on Long Island says they won't arrive until March or so.
There really isn't a big difference between spending $1900 for a Bionx Kit plus $700 for a bike and paying $2600 for a bike with the kit specially mated to it. What is Trek doing that makes a Valencia Plus different from putting a Bionx PL350 on a Valenica? The nice rear rack?
I'm riding a Trek 7100 hybrid - pretty heavy and maybe 20,000 miles on it. I suppose I could just get the Bionx kit and install it on that? It's only a 7 speed rear wheel which I think is good if you're putting a hub motor on the wheel. I read somewhere that 8 and 9 speed bikes are more difficult. Still, with so many miles on the bike already I'm thinking that the bottom bracket might just fall off.
And where does one get a torque arm anyway?