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The Bike.

I finished putting the bike together this AM. Had a little trouble adjusting the front brake, so I disconnected it and rode it to the nearest bicycle shop, so’s they could enlighten me as to the procedure. The guy did it so fast I had to ask him what it was that he did. He showed me quickly. It was painless, and now I know what the (poorly translated) manual actually says. Watch out! I’ve got a screwdriver and I’m not afraid to USE IT!

Had an issue with the battery charger yesterday. Didn’t seem to be charging the battery. It would click between red and green lights for a few minutes and then switch off. Called tech support at Currie Technology. Lady seemed a bit baffled. Then she had me put the battery on the bike and turn it on. FULL charge… WTF?! I think this bike has been put together and then put back into the box. Oh well. As long as the battery doesn’t futz out on me before it’s time, I’ve got no problems. She did say I needed to fully run the battery down and recharge it three times. Okkkkkkkkay.

This thing is a BEAST! And a hoot to ride. The pedal assist works like a champ. I rode around the neighborhood (close by) as I didn’t want to be stranded with a 56 pound bicycle that I’d have to manually push or ride. This thing is freakin’ heavy.

So I’ve been out for a couple hours. I rode it up the 5 floors of the parking garage at least 4 times. Still have a half a charge it looks like. The twist and go wouldn’t pull me up the ramps, but the pedal assist worked beautifully. And the twist and go throttle works pretty good on flat (or mostly flat) ground. It will really get up and GO! Think the documentation said it had a top speed of between 15 and 20 MPH. I believe every bit of that. Holy crap! Sure gave my fat ass somewhat of a workout pedaling up 5 floors. *laughs*

Anyway, here’s a teaser shot. The Beast:

eBike

More to come.

What a great idea these eBikes are!

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tfcocs
Feb. 21st, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
eBikes? That term makes me think of a three dimensional printer.
texasts
Feb. 22nd, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
Well, whatever floats yer boat. If I could have printed one out, I guess I would have.
kabuldur
Feb. 22nd, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Huh, that guy was a fast worker. I guess he's trained that way!

Lucky you got told you need to let the battery run down fully before recharging it. Although you rode more than you wanted to!

You've made me want one of these, now!

Edited at 2013-02-22 06:20 am (UTC)
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