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Add stokemonkey to Big Dummy or get an e mundo?

Old 08-04-10, 08:22 AM
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Add stokemonkey to Big Dummy or get an e mundo?

I've been thinking about adding a stokemonkey to my Big Dummy but really am not sure about having it electric all the time, or having the extra weight when not needed. But if it were electric I'd use it for more trips particularly in the heat and wind, hills aren't an issue here. I have one delivery that is 17 miles one way, used to do it in the winter but it was an all day trip. Then I stumbled upon this https://www.cycle9.com/c9store/electr...ndo-bike-p-147

So I'm thinking for less money than a stokemonkey I can get a whole electric cargo bike. This may be a dream come true, 2 cargo bikes one electric one not.

Anybody experience the emundo? What are your thoughts on this idea?
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Old 08-04-10, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by soappedaler View Post
I've been thinking about adding a stokemonkey to my Big Dummy but really am not sure about having it electric all the time, or having the extra weight when not needed. But if it were electric I'd use it for more trips particularly in the heat and wind, hills aren't an issue here. I have one delivery that is 17 miles one way, used to do it in the winter but it was an all day trip. Then I stumbled upon this https://www.cycle9.com/c9store/electr...ndo-bike-p-147

So I'm thinking for less money than a stokemonkey I can get a whole electric cargo bike. This may be a dream come true, 2 cargo bikes one electric one not.

Anybody experience the emundo? What are your thoughts on this idea?
Well I don't know what you consider as expensive or cheap but I can tell you 42170 for a bike that comes with a 24v motor and a 12ah battery is pretty expensive to me. My question is do you really need 2 bikes? Some people use an electric push trailer behind their bike. The trailer has the motor and batteries. It can also be used to carry additional items and is used to electrically push the bike. When you don't waht or need the motor you simply disconnect it and leave it at home. To me this is a better answer for your occasional motorized needs. I would reccomend a heavy duty 2 wheeled trailer so you can cary enough battery power for a 34+ mile round trip. By the way a trailer can use a cheap hub motor for it's power.
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Old 08-04-10, 05:36 PM
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Thanks but I don't like trailers, had a B.O.B and gave it to the mechanic at the LBS. Do I need two bikes? No. Do I wnat more than 1 bike, yes already have more than one bike. Still wondering about an eMundo.
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Old 08-04-10, 06:07 PM
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My ebike is a cargo hauler. I strapped an XtraCycle to the back of a Giant Lite (the Panasonic inline motor version).
I believe with the Stoke Monkey you get the benefit of the gears. Inline to the chain, when you shift down the motor is able to deliver more torque to the rear wheel--very advantageous when carrying a load.

A hub motor has a 1 to 1 drive and just can't pull like an inline motor.
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Yea Todd says they offer significantly more torque than in the back wheel motors,
he started working on the design in S. F. That city with it's hills.

putting it on a crossover tandem crankset, you still have the use of a complete triple crank mountain bike drive
or a Rohloff hub in the wheel .. on the other end of the crank..

Do wonder how it would combine with a Nu Vinci continuously variable hub in the wheel ..
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Old 08-15-10, 07:13 AM
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Don't know whether a separate bike is better for you or not, but I don't think that eMundo is such a deal. You are getting it "ready to go" but you could save a fair bit by installing yourself. For the same money, you could get a similar motor, with a lithium pack.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Yea Todd says they offer significantly more torque than in the back wheel motors,
he started working on the design in S. F. That city with it's hills.

putting it on a crossover tandem crankset, you still have the use of a complete triple crank mountain bike drive
or a Rohloff hub in the wheel .. on the other end of the crank..

Do wonder how it would combine with a Nu Vinci continuously variable hub in the wheel ..
I have a NuVinci on my XtraCycle inline motor bike.
I love it. Even more so than my Rohloffs.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Yea Todd says they offer significantly more torque than in the back wheel motors,
he started working on the design in S. F. That city with it's hills.

putting it on a crossover tandem crankset, you still have the use of a complete triple crank mountain bike drive
or a Rohloff hub in the wheel .. on the other end of the crank..

Do wonder how it would combine with a Nu Vinci continuously variable hub in the wheel ..
I've used Nuvinci CVS hubs with both Cyclone motor kits and now a Currie (modified to drive through the hub) and I love it and would never go back to a chain jumper again.
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