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Old 11-05-2012, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bowling Green, KY
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Custom eBike - '89 Bianchi Mainstreet 24vdc motor w/ 24v/30ah LiFePO4 Battery Pack

2006 Prius - '06 Toyota Prius 2
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I have a lot of experience with ebikes and I know quite a bit about velos. The biggest drawback to a velo is safety. Velo's ride so low, they are not safe to drive on the road. Additionally, they can't ride in a bike lane b/c they are too wide. This extremely limits their usefulness. Velo's require less energy (than a regular bike) to maintain speeds above 12mph but require more energy to get to 12mph (since they are heavier). They also require more energy to climb a hill (due to weight).

In order to best assist you, I need to know more about your goals.

1) What is the intended use of the vehicle?
2) Do you live in a high traffic area?

I would be happy to answer any questions for you but I want to make sure we start out on the same page.
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