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Old 01-24-2021, 10:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you don't mind me asking what is the price range for building your own?
If you shop around, you're looking at $360 for the BBS02 motor/controller kit, which comes with the chain ring, cranks, display, throttle, and wiring (all plug and play).

To that you would need to add a battery and charger, whose cost really depends on your desired range/charging speed. And, of course, a bike. But you can get a nice used bike for peanuts.

You can also go cheaper with the motor/controller and use a wheel motor kit for <$200. These are fine if you don't have lots of hills, you just can't shift gears on the motor like you can in a mid drive.


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Old 01-29-2021, 04:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have an e-scooter and love it, although it can be tiring during long-distance riding.
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If you shop around, you're looking at $360 for the BBS02 motor/controller kit, which comes with the chain ring, cranks, display, throttle, and wiring (all plug and play).

To that you would need to add a battery and charger, whose cost really depends on your desired range/charging speed. And, of course, a bike. But you can get a nice used bike for peanuts.

You can also go cheaper with the motor/controller and use a wheel motor kit for <$200. These are fine if you don't have lots of hills, you just can shift gears on the motor like you can in a mid drive.
Okay, that is very affordable! I already have a Trek 820 or 850, I cannot remember off the top of my head. That kit looks awesome! I read this review about it.

edrivenet.com/bafang-bbs02-review

I think this is the route I'm going to go. A bike will be way more comfortable for the long ride. I just need to find a safe spot to put it now. I might check out a couple of the parking garages in the area I think they have rentable bike parking in locked cages which would be worth it in my opinion.
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I was wondering about safer bike parking options. Good solution.
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I was wondering about safer bike parking options. Good solution.
Well, I'll report back about the safe parking solution. I was more speculating that I might be able to find something like that. I have heard that some garages do have that type of option but I'm not entirely sure one is near to where I am working.

I have to admit that I'm getting a little excited to build this thing after watching the videos on it. Worst case scenario, there are quite a few co-workers with huge trucks and canopies, I think I will probably be able to "rent" the bed of one of their vehicles if I cannot find a parking garage.
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The issue I had with my build was the bottom bracket. I had to get a special bottom bracket tool off ebay. And a friend's crank pulling tool since those go on taper fit. Honestly, you can just take the nuts out and go for a ride and they'll come loose eventually (don't go too far away from home to walk), which can damage the old cranks and, but you'll be replacing them anyway. Also, after riding about 20 miles on my new bbs02, I had to re-tighten the crank arms and bottom bracket.
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My wife has the segway ninebot max, it's a nice piece of equipment, it doesn't feel like a cheap toy at all. Easy to ride and comfortable with the larger pneumatic tires (pump to the max for the most range of course!)

Having said that....20 miles will be haul on a scooter. Even wide open at 18mph/30kph you're looking at over an hour, with some stop signs and road crossings you might be looking at 1 1/2 hours each way...darn near 3 hours of scootering per day.

Which would simultaneously be crazy and awesome!
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You can check for an electric unicycle, im actually with a gotway nikola+ but thats a bit overkill for you. There plenty of used one, i sold my old gotway ACM16 for 500$ and i could do about 50km of range. the advantage is portability. i alway store my wheel behind the driver seat on the floor. Then when the charging station is a few km away i use the wheel to come back, even in winter.there is a huge forum about the Euc. Check my youtube channel for a few video of me riding wheels: lavaboQC
Im also looking for a small electric kickscooter for my wife and the inmotion L9 look like a good one.
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Im also looking for a small electric kickscooter for my wife and the inmotion L9 look like a good one.
Drat! For a moment there, I thought I'd found a local! (Shawnigan Lake is like 30 minutes from me)

Carry on, nothing to see here...
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Drat! For a moment there, I thought I'd found a local! (Shawnigan Lake is like 30 minutes from me)

Carry on, nothing to see here...
yeah weird that so far away same name!! ok here shawinigan came from atticamek tribe i think, from Achawenegan or something like this (no writing from the autochton only oral) meaning where you haul your canoe (portage in french) because of the falls (its been called Shawinigan Falls before)

sorry to hijack the tread - we love our historic/specific region in canada!!

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