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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Bionx PL350 High speed option

    After almost giving up hope my Bionx kit came in today. I hope to ride the cross bike to work tomorrow and install the kit for the ride home.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Got to ask- Or is it just me being dense.

    What is a Bionx Kit?- and does it come in blueberry flavour?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    It falls into the category of Things Not To Be Spoken Of.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    It falls into the category of Things Not To Be Spoken Of.
    So it doesn't come in Blueberry then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    So it doesn't come in Blueberry then?
    Sorry but we mustn't speak of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Got to ask- Or is it just me being dense.

    What is a Bionx Kit?- and does it come in blueberry flavour?
    It's a high end, low weight, lithium battery powered electric assist kit. It's going on my cross bike to assist me in longer commutes (at higher spees), commutes with studded tires through slush, and commutes when I'm just run down tired and can use help. I should be able to swap the kit (rear wheel) out in 10 minutes to go back to a regular cross bike configuration.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    It's a high end, low weight, lithium battery powered electric assist kit. It's going on my cross bike to assist me in longer commutes (at higher spees), commutes with studded tires through slush, and commutes when I'm just run down tired and can use help. I should be able to swap the kit (rear wheel) out in 10 minutes to go back to a regular cross bike configuration.
    JanMM was right then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    After almost giving up hope my Bionx kit came in today. I hope to ride the cross bike to work tomorrow and install the kit for the ride home.
    Nooooooooooooooo........!

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    After almost giving up hope my Bionx kit came in today. I hope to ride the cross bike to work tomorrow and install the kit for the ride home.
    Now I know what it is- and have to state that it is not something I would use-Buses are more comfortable- I can see the reason why you might need one- Providing the commute is long enough and the Snow is deep enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    Nooooooooooooooo........!
    YESSSSS! What, I can't have a toy? Don't miss the point of the Bionx - it's a pedal assist - it adds power proportional to your effort pedaling.

    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Now I know what it is- and have to state that it is not something I would use-Buses are more comfortable- I can see the reason why you might need one- Providing the commute is long enough and the Snow is deep enough.
    Ah, but you have a working bus system. My fallback is my car. Metro around here gets spotty 10 miles outside of town and I'm over 20 miles out.
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    And here it is - complete with partially installed bottle generator and halogen light 46 lbs. I swapped out the compact crank for a normal road double Trutative crank and ISIS BB I had on hand. The rear is a nice Shimano 11-27T freewheel (not shown, oops)

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    Blasphemy I say

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    Is the Bion where you keep the hampsters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoMad View Post
    Blasphemy I say
    Want to race?
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    Sure, but if your riding that thing I'm riding my "yellow" bike. Seriously, I would like to hear how it works out for you on your commute.


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    Why a bottle gen. on a setup with that kind of juice?

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