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    If you like to pedal, a smaller (250-350w) motor...

    If you like to pedal, a smaller (250-350w) motor is not going to overpower you. A 500+ watt motor is really going to over power you and you won't be adding much by pedaling as the motor is so much...
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    That is a good point. Relatively small increases...

    That is a good point. Relatively small increases in speed (~5mph) require near a doubling in power. Being happy at 20mph is much easier than doing 25mph.

    This calculator does a good job of...
  3. You could build something using one of these...

    You could build something using one of these kits: EM3ev

    I'm a pretty strong biker, but I bought a $500 kit from here and ride 20-25 miles on it
    E-bike kits 36V250W rear driving including li-ion...
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    I doubt that a claim that federal law trumps...

    I doubt that a claim that federal law trumps state law is going to hold any water. Federal law works fine if the feds are after you (think marijuana laws), but the state and local laws are going to...
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    More: Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This...

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    Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This Vintage Electric Bicycle Looks Fun


    Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This Vintage Electric Bicycle Looks Fun
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    I do get a kick out of cars that stop when they...

    I do get a kick out of cars that stop when they see me coming up behind them with a flashing headlight. I can only imagine the reaction when they realize: Sh*t, its just a bike - I thought it was a...
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    Denali is a trim level on the GM trucks, not the...

    Denali is a trim level on the GM trucks, not the model name.
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    You been watching that French guy's commute in...

    You been watching that French guy's commute in the other thread below? Thad dude takes no prisoners...
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    good reason to ride Fixed Gear and never slow...

    good reason to ride Fixed Gear and never slow down!
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    Joey, You are a strong biker. Keep up the...

    Joey,

    You are a strong biker. Keep up the good work! Commuting daily can do wonders to get you in shape.

    I find that I can accelerate as fast as the typical car up to about 20+ mph. Maybe...
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    It will be interesting to see if the specialized...

    It will be interesting to see if the specialized turbo makes any splash in the market.

    I made one myself (for 1/10th of the price). It is tons of fun and addictive. Unlike the poster above, I...
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    +1. some kind of improvised drying rack under...

    +1. some kind of improvised drying rack under the desk works best for me. Trash can or coat hanger does the trick. Those little removable 3M hooks are good for hanging things off of under the...
  13. Yeah, if you can find one in good condition. I...

    Yeah, if you can find one in good condition. I got a sweet mint condition lugged chromoly specialized a few weeks ago. Its kinda fun to ride in club training rides with those $6000 Trek Madones. ...
  14. Wow, old thread! It is a good summary though....

    Wow, old thread!

    It is a good summary though. I see kids with these things, and also strip and rebuild bikes at a co-op for inner city kids. We get a lot of bikes like this. Bottom line – most...
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    oh, let it go...

    oh, let it go...
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    I have a set of those, and they work well. What...

    I have a set of those, and they work well. What really threw me off though, is that the Randonneur 28mm are the exact same size as 25mm gatorskins, and much smaller than 28mm gatorskins. I rather...
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    I have hit on a solution that works great for me:...

    I have hit on a solution that works great for me: Merino wool.
    It dries fast and does not smell. Synthetic stuff just stinks especially when used for a daily commute.

    I like Icebreaker...
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    It does depend a lot on the bike. A lot of...

    It does depend a lot on the bike. A lot of commuters like panniers and wide tires with flat protection. A bike like that might have a typical 10-15mph average speed.

    I get a 20% improvement...
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    my experience exactly. I have 70 gear inches,...

    my experience exactly. I have 70 gear inches, but going over 140rpm on the flats is difficult for more than about 10 seconds.
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    stiff commuter/touring tires vs good fast tires...

    stiff commuter/touring tires vs good fast tires can make about 20% difference in my experience.

    tire size does not necessarily make that much difference at commuting speeds (10-15mph), but tire...
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    Anyone doubt this? Most amatuer road races...

    Anyone doubt this?

    Most amatuer road races (licensed) tend to be in the mid 20's, but a pack moving at speed will easily go into the 30's. Personally I race track. My hour record is 24 miles in...
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    If you really want to know specifically how we...

    If you really want to know specifically how we ride with precise data, go look at this page. It will give you plenty of data about the commutes we do:

    Bike Forums Commuters | Strava Club
  23. Maybe I wasn't clear. This post is SPAM, trying...

    Maybe I wasn't clear. This post is SPAM, trying to get people to hit a hidden link in the original post. There is no poster - probably just a robot.
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    Not sure what size battery you have, but couldn't...

    Not sure what size battery you have, but couldn't you just get one from bmsbattery, or do you have packaging constraints?

    em3ev.com will build you a customized battery as is possible.
  25. OP has one post with a hidden spam link in it. ...

    OP has one post with a hidden spam link in it. Makes me wonder if it is a serious question, or if we are all just talking to ourselves.

    Interesting question about winter in June - what is up with...
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