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Old 08-20-15, 03:52 PM
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Hello from SoCal - New to Ebikes

Howdy folks! Considering converting or buying an ebike between now and year end. Thought I'd go ahead and register so I can ask questions and track threads easily. The mid-drives are what interest me. So far I've read up on the Haibikes Bosch/Yamaha and looked into the Bafang 8Fun conversion kits. Absolutely love the look of the 2016 Haibike Sduro FullNine RX.



Currently I have a cheap Big Box store Schwinn Ascension 29 that may get turned into an "E-scension" (lol) before shelling out any big bucks for a factory built like the one above.

Thanks for looking!

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Old 08-20-15, 03:53 PM
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Hey NoPhart,

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Old 08-20-15, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Hey NoPhart,

Welcome to Bike Forums.
Hey 10 Wheels - Hopefully heading down wind in TX to make the ride E-Z!

Do you know how long it takes for ew members to earn the ability to create an album and post pictures?
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Old 08-20-15, 04:15 PM
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You can do that now.

Click on the Square Icon, Third one from the right side top of each post.

Or copy the IMG from Photobucket if you use that site.
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Old 08-20-15, 04:40 PM
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I don't see the icon you are referring to?

At the top of this thread I only see (from right to left): Search Thread v & Thread Tools v

If I go all the way to the top of the page to "Gallery / My Gallery or Add Gallery", it tells me I don't have permisssion to do that?

I assumed it is because I just registered today...
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Click on EDIT on your first post, and you will see it and then can add a pic.
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Found it! Had to go into "edit" (like you said - was off looking for it...). I'll go look at my profile to see where it put the picture. Thx.
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Hi Bill. CB400 as in the mtorcycle?

I'm coming from a TW200 that I only owned for about two months. Bought it for some fun trail riding, camping and planned trips up the Eastern Sierra's for a little remote fishing, but after just one trip out into the dirt it was apparent that that little fat-tire bike was not designed for a 6'2" 230 pounder that used to race MX, TT & Scambles. From the videos I've watched, the Haibike Electric assist MTB's have more suspension than that thing (lol). On the street it was topping out at 45mph and I'd be searching for another gear while cars were passing me right and left. To be honest, it just didn't feel like a safe motorcycle without any throttle response or suspension to speak of. Great for riding slow off road and going to the local store from the camp site. Sold it in hopes of picking up a EFI Yamaha WR250R, but realized that KTM has a 390 Adventure coming and Honda may have a 250 Rally shorty after their Africa Twin 1000 release, so I was waiting to see what new 2016 models with fuel injection might be a better replacement for the TW200 when I came across the electric assist mid-drive MTB's.

I had recenty purchased my cheap Schwinn Ascension 29 (SA29) to play with and get some exercise on, but found out quickly that at 55 my endurance isn't what it used to be. Hills and headwinds take their toll. And I really crave trail riding over street or cement river bed bike trails, so the Hiabike Bosch/Yamaha mid-drives caught my interest big time. It's amazing what they can do with just a little electric pedal assist for climbing hills and weighing in at only about 47lbs. isn't bad. I'm sure the batteries will get lighter and increase range over time. I think I've actaully found a replacement for a trail motorcycle that I was going to carry on the back of my 4X4 Adventure Rig. At under 50lbs. each, I can easily carry two mid-drive MTB's.

While I wait for the 2016 Hiabike Sduro Yamaha based line to come out at a lower price point than the current Bosch, I just might slap a Bafang 8Fun onto the SA29 and see what the ebike experience is all about.

A new adventure begins...

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Hi Bill. CB400 as in the mtorcycle?
Yep, I used to ride a red 1976 cb400f. It was a fun motorcycle.
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Hey there

I;vve been interested in e-bikes as a possibility for a family member with arthritis in the knees and hips.
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You're not the only one. I have many friends that moved from jogging to cycling to save joints. Now they are considering electric assist bicycles to keep themselves active and healthy as they age. There are still a few "big ego" holdouts that say a mid-drive defects the purpose of exercise, but they haven't tried one and I honestly think they have a misconception of what a limited electric assist bicycle is all about. They think it's am electric motorcycle, but it's not at all with the 20mph 750W California legal assit limit. Many aging baby boomers will appreciate this technology soon enough.

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