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Old 12-19-2011, 12:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I was talking to a bike mechanic who has been working on bikes for nearly 40 years and asked him if there would be an issue with going 50mph on a bicycle and he seemed to think you would be just fine as long as it was not a wal-mart bicycle.
I also heard just the other day that some schwalbe tires are a LRR tire and they would be ideal for a bike like this to help with a little extra range.
Of course the pedals are not there to help you get home when the battery runs dead... most people don't go on 20 mile electric bicycle trips, 5 to 10 miles at most, the pedals are there because it's a bicycle and bicycles have pedals and electric bicycles have pedals and a motor that can be removed without affecting it's use as a bicycle.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The aesthetics on it are genius! It looks a lot like my '15 Indian, which is just about the sweetest thing on wheels.

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This is pretty darn cool! That Etek motor is good for 20 hp bursts, (although the batteries might complain) so this would be a pretty quick bike. I'd like the "engine" in flat black, the rest painted like your old Indian. (I had a couple 43 Sport Scouts)

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