Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Motorcycles / Scooters
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I bought a folding electric bicycle!

I got a folding electric bicycle so I can do short trips in the neighborhood.

And it only cost $100! Most folding bikes without an electric motor are more than $100 used. It's nearly new and it spent most of its life in a garage. The only thing wrong with it was a loose pedal crank. But, 5 minutes with a socket wrench got it back in shape.

It's a Riviera Folding Electric Bicycle from Santa Barbara Electric Bicycle Company. It didn't come with a manual, but I plan to buy one off ebay so I can figure out ways to improve efficiency.

It's a blast to ride! I can do 20-25 mph. And it lasted all afternoon (maybe 2-5 miles). I'm a bicycle rider anyway so this thing just makes those trips that are a little longer that much easier.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 05-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
needs more cowbell
dcb's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,038

pimp mobile - '81 suzuki gs 250 t
90 day: 96.29 mpg (US)

schnitzel - '01 Volkswagen Golf TDI
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)
Thanks: 158
Thanked 267 Times in 210 Posts
nice score, strap a milk crate on back and go grocery shopping
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 0000000
Posts: 129

NinFo - '09 kawasaki ninja 250R
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by dcb View Post
strap a milk crate on back and go grocery shopping
this comment got me laughing, because i have used a milk crate many of times myself.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 01:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
Frank Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,685

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,566
Thanked 3,469 Times in 2,172 Posts
Hecka good deal!

I have a Songi electric bicycle and I like it (when it's over 40 deg F out).

I saw a pretty nifty electric bicycle at Menard's today... looked like something I might even prefer over the Songi because it has proper bicycle ergos- it's actually made to pedal while the Songi's pedals are mainly there to fulfill the legal requirement for pedals... it's at the low low price of $699.


  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com