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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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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
The aesthetics on it are genius! It looks a lot like my '15 Indian, which is just about the sweetest thing on wheels.

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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