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Old 05-04-21, 03:17 PM
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Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)

New saddle and stem, cages, rear rack, pedals, Rene Herse tires.
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Old 05-16-21, 04:01 PM
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Old 05-22-21, 05:34 PM
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Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting with seats, the stock one was pretty good, trying a thick cruiser seat (it's very plush). Very simple operating machine, handles well, ride is pretty good ,and very efficient with battery usage. It's also manageable, it's pretty light for an e-bike and I can lift it in the mini van easily.
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Old 05-23-21, 06:40 AM
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Cool

Purchased on Alibaba on 14 JAN 2021, received on 19 MAY 2021.
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Will need to cut the fork steertube and maybe fit a different stem.

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Old 05-23-21, 07:31 PM
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Looks like a brute! What are the specs?
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Old 05-24-21, 02:28 AM
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My Merida eSPRESSO 300SE EQ 504Wh

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Old 05-24-21, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Looks like a brute! What are the specs?
Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr battery.
Not teh most powerful motor, but sure is a hefty e-bike.
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Old 05-24-21, 07:13 AM
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Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr battery.
Not teh most powerful motor, but sure is a hefty e-bike.
1 KW should be quite strong-- I have a mid drive with only 350 watts but it has quite a bit of torque. I put a 1000 watt front hub motor on a bike for a friend and then test rode it before handing it over. I thought it was too much for the old Trek 830 it was on. Yours looks like it was built for the motor.
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Old 05-24-21, 07:15 AM
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My Merida eSPRESSO 300SE EQ 504Wh

Nice lookin' bike-- looks like a good commuter. Comfy?
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Old 05-24-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Nice lookin' bike-- looks like a good commuter. Comfy?
Thanks. Yep it's very comfy. I swapped out the saddle for a Brooks All Weather C17 .
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Old 05-27-21, 04:23 PM
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for exercising and going fast





for getting around the city


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Old 06-19-21, 04:41 PM
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1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the decals, prepped and shot it. Assembled with BBS02 and 52V, 4 ah battery (not shown). Shakedown of the 41 pound bike was uneventful, but it pedals well and is pretty fast even at level 1 (of five). May also ride with a 52V, 14 ah battery which is attached magnetically to the water bottle mounts.
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Old 06-20-21, 07:02 PM
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1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the decals, prepped and shot it. Assembled with BBS02 and 52V, 4 ah battery (not shown). Shakedown of the 41 pound bike was uneventful, but it pedals well and is pretty fast even at level 1 (of five). May also ride with a 52V, 14 ah battery which is attached magnetically to the water bottle mounts.
Nice clean setup! It should be fast-- that Fuji should be pretty efficient without a motor. How fast?
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Old 06-20-21, 07:05 PM
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Old 06-20-21, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk12 View Post
Nice clean setup! It should be fast-- that Fuji should be pretty efficient without a motor. How fast?
Thank you. I should have said for an old man. Right now 42/14 gearing and at 100 rpm, 25 mph. I've had a similar bike with a 52 tooth chainring to 30, and may alter this one with a larger ring too.
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75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF yesterday. 3,500 feet or so climbing, used 32% of the battery even with bonking pretty hard on the way back.


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Old 06-25-21, 10:13 PM
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My Rad Power RadWagon Cargo Ebike

Enjoying the MoBand live concert at the park .....

Stopped for a bite to eat at Taco Bell .....
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Old 06-29-21, 06:52 AM
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75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF yesterday. 3,500 feet or so climbing, used 32% of the battery even with bonking pretty hard on the way back.


Impressive!
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Old 07-08-21, 04:34 AM
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E bikes will be the future of modern world.
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Old 07-30-21, 09:20 AM
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Latest conversion in progress. Came across a used bafang front motor/wheel/tire for $45. They were taken off an Uber bikeshare ventture that failed, so they are good motors. I've not owned a cruiser bike since I was 14 years old, so I bought an inexpensive Hyper Commute from Walmart. I had the electrical parts laying around, but if I had to buy them new, it's about $90 for a controller kit with LCD display, brakes, sensors, etc. In the photo below, I stuck a $25 hoverboard battery in a frame bag to get the bike running. A bigger battery will cost a lot more.

Drawbacks right now are that the motor/wheel were designed for disk brakes, but the frame is v-brakes. I will have to change the rims to flat rims compatible with rim brakes, but for puttering around at 14 mph, the current brakes work. I'm a little concerned about a front motor without torque arms, but the forks are steel, and Uber did not use torque arms. However, I will add them later. The motor is also a bit loud. Classic ebike whime. The grey color of the frame is boring.

The original bike was not too heavy, coming in around 34 pounds. It's an easy ride on flat ground in assist level 1, probably about 100W of assist. The bafang climbs our local hills well under throttle. The high bars make for a novel riding experience. I could probably go pretty far w/o my seat getting sore. Put some tunes in the music player, and off we go.


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Old 07-30-21, 10:24 AM
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2021 Specialized Vado SL 5.0 EQ

Love this bike! Over 2,000 miles since I got it (March 29-July29), with about half of that bike touring on gravel, dirt and pavement.
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Here is what I am commuting on this year. I know I have posted a picture of this bike before, but it has undergone changes since the last picture.
  • NuNinci drive (I added it, not stock)
  • 26" wheels ( I added them, not stock)
  • TSDZ2 Motor ( I added it, not stock)
  • throttle ( I added it, not stock, I had to replace the controller in the TSDZ2 in order to make it work)
  • hydraulic brakes
  • Gearing changes have allowed for 20-23mph
One is the reason I went with this frame was that I was looking for the cheapest bike that came with hydraulic brakes. I added them to a previous bike and I am sold on them. It never really fit me, even though it was supposed to be the best size for my height (5'6"). For me the throttle was a must, it seems to give a bit of a boost when combined with pedalling. When riding in headwinds, which is very common where I ride, I am usually knocked down to 13-15mph, the throttle seems to add about 2mph to that, so long as I am also pedalling.

I like the Nuvinci drive motor, there was no real loss in speed when I switched to it, and I already had it mounted on a set of 26" wheels, which lowered the bike a bit more. That said, the TSDZ2 just does not have the power. I was only able to get it up to 20 with a lot of regearing.

You can see the Wald baskets, I like them. The PVC tube is for my walking stick, I refuse to call it a cane.
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Old 08-15-21, 10:24 PM
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  • throttle ( I added it, not stock, I had to replace the controller in the TSDZ2 in order to make it work)
Huh? Is there something special about that throttle as opposed to the options available with the TSDZ2? Because the half-twist throttle I got with mine seems to work fine, at least with the bike on the stand. Haven’t had a chance to take it on the road yet though, just finished the build late this evening.
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Huh? Is there something special about that throttle as opposed to the options available with the TSDZ2? Because the half-twist throttle I got with mine seems to work fine, at least with the bike on the stand. Haven’t had a chance to take it on the road yet though, just finished the build late this evening.
On the earlier ones, the controller didn't support the throttle.
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On the earlier ones, the controller didn't support the throttle.
Didn’t know that about the TSDZ2, thought it was the most up to date model.

So is yours also the earlier 36V?

This is my latest build with a 52V TSDZ2 OSF, plus a 48V 500W Bafang 20” front hub for both redundancy and better traction off road:



About to go out for the first test ride. Speed sensor cable plus two extensions were not quite long enough to reach the rear wheel, D’oh! Have read that the TSDZ2 actually performs better without the sensor anyway, so guess I’ll find out.
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