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Ordered my new ebike

 
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It's due to be here Friday.  I can't wait to try it out.  The gas savings should pay for the bike in two summers.  I watched the video on putting it together and it looks like it takes about 10 minutes.  This is the bike I decided on.

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How exciting!! I used to live in a place where I could (and did) bike everywhere and I miss it so much! In fact bikeability is a big part of the move we're planning- the next house will be in a place where I can cycle again (here it's not so much hills as general danger on the roads).
I look forward to seeing the inevitable hauling cart too!! Have fun with the new bike!
 
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That looks fantastic! I particularly like the front basket being attached to the frame. I did a bike that way recently and it really handles solidly and more predictably. Particularly with rear drive bikes, when the front basket is on the front fork there is a break-over point where it will send you to the ground, and shifting weight within the basket will wildly affect that behavior. You won't have that problem! Enjoy your new wheels!
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:How exciting!! I used to live in a place where I could (and did) bike everywhere and I miss it so much! In fact bikeability is a big part of the move we're planning- the next house will be in a place where I can cycle again (here it's not so much hills as general danger on the roads).
I look forward to seeing the inevitable hauling cart too!! Have fun with the new bike!



Thanks, I'm very much looking forward to it.  I can take "the long way" to my job and avoid all highways, so it's just rural country roads and the last couple blocks is residential.  The way is only 9 miles, and there is a grocery store closer than that, so, fingers crossed, this should become my daily commuter.

Daniel Schmidt wrote:That looks fantastic! I particularly like the front basket being attached to the frame. I did a bike that way recently and it really handles solidly and more predictably. Particularly with rear drive bikes, when the front basket is on the front fork there is a break-over point where it will send you to the ground, and shifting weight within the basket will wildly affect that behavior. You won't have that problem! Enjoy your new wheels!



That was something I hadn't even considered actually, so it was a lucky accident.

 
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My commute sounds very similar to yours.  This really does sound like a fun way to travel in nice weather.  Have fun!
 
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