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Old 08-11-15, 02:36 PM
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Greetings,
Been riding since I was a little kid. Do pretty much all the work on my bicycles as far maintenance, repair, and replacement. Currently in the process of getting rid of my car and not replacing it so my latest bike thing will be attaching a BionX motor unit to a used Raleigh I recently picked up. Hope to have the motor in a week or so and install it as soon as time permits. Essentially I live in a valley and the only relatively flat road out is not biker friendly in the slightest which means the only other routes are up and over the mountains, my hope is that the BionX motor will help flatten the hills and lighten the load when I come home from shopping. I've heard very positive things about the BionX products so I'm rather optimistic about being able to go at least a full year without owning a car. Guess we'll see how that goes. My personal favorite bike to ride is my Schwinn Suburban (metallic blue) and would have much preferred to have put the motor unit on the Schwinn, but given the weight I figured it would have had a substantial impact on battery life. Anyway, I also have a unicycle which I have only recently tried to learn to ride, so far there's still quite a learning curve. Don't do too much in the way of mountain biking anymore, mostly roads and paths, but perhaps I'll put my mountain bike back together someday and get back out in the woods that way.
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Old 08-11-15, 03:18 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Don't know anything about electric bikes. I'm 70 and can still make it to wherever I want to go.
The folks in the Electric Bikes forum can probably give you some info. Good luck.
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Old 08-11-15, 03:23 PM
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Old 08-11-15, 06:47 PM
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Old 12-10-15, 08:28 PM
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I hear what you're saying about the weight of the Suburban, I have a 1972, opaque blue one that weighs in at 42 lbs.
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