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  1. calvin

    Yes, see my 1000 mile review in the Motiv forum.

    Yes, see my 1000 mile review in the Motiv forum.
  2. calvin

    Newton Meters on a Pioneer Allroad

    Nm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_metre .... one Newton meter equals .74 foot pounds force, and .74 ft lbs equals about one watt. Still don't understand? Me neither. If you only get 65 Nm from a 500 watt motor, it appears that a lot of energy has disappeared somewhere.
  3. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    Mine is 40-622.
  4. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    Standby!
  5. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    No, not thinner, just more robust.
  6. calvin

    A2B 36 volt external battery

    That link is dead. The working link is: www.rechargeablepowerenergy.com . Good info Ann.
  7. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    Thanks to Cameron at Motiv, I swapped the tires out to Schwalbe Marathon Plus, with kevlar strips and the tubes have been slimed. So no more flats. I have not had any rattling, my bike seems to be sturdy.
  8. calvin

    A2B 36 volt external battery

    You might call BatteriesPlus in SF 415 885 5500. See if they can help you.
  9. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    Yup, and the question is: What can be done to cool the battery and to prevent the damage?
  10. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    I had to modify it.
  11. calvin

    Batteries, how much life do they have, and how hard is it to carry a second one?

    Go for a long ride @ about 18mph, note your range. Include your weight and other parameters. For accuracys sake, try throttle only and no heavy pedalling! I'll betcha you get about 24 miles total.
  12. calvin

    Batteries, how much life do they have, and how hard is it to carry a second one?

    Two miles per amp hour. If you don't weigh much, are on the flats, with no head wind, and you sip at the battery, and you pedal moderately and if your bike is not a cruiser style, you will get more miles per amp hour, perhaps much more.
  13. calvin

    Electric Bike Primer Ideas...

    At higher speeds, generally two miles per amp hour. At slower speeds I can approach 40+ miles on a my 36 Volt, 15 AH battery.
  14. calvin

    Motiv Shadow - 1000 Mile Review - Part 1

    Please note that this review is going to be updated as I accumulate more info. I purchased this ebike about 13 months ago. I live close to everywhere I want to go, therefore it took me all that time to accumulate that mileage. Most of the problems that I have encountered with this ebike have...
  15. calvin

    Are you a guest? Why not sign up?

    You are better off in many ways by becoming a member. You can post questions, viewpoints, pics and join or start discussions. Contribute and become a well liked neighbor in this community. Ebikes are a revolution in personal transportation. Join the revolution. Get on board. Do it Now!
  16. calvin

    Electric Bike Primer Ideas...

    All of the above. I would like to see this site become even more informationally deep and wide. So that the viewers have even more reason to stick around and return again and again. Sort of like Slashdot is for the nerdic people. Court would probably need some help to accomplish this. The site...
  17. calvin

    Motiv Sleek for retired 62 yr Female, 5'7" recreational use

    I have had this bike for about 13 months, and have driven it 1034 miles. I will post a rather long review on this bike on this forum and ES by tomorrow.
  18. calvin

    Motiv Sleek for retired 62 yr Female, 5'7" recreational use

    The Motiv Shadow has a non-adjustable shock, that actually works. I also installed a Thudbuster. Yeah, that makes for a vertically oscillating, but cushioned bouncy ride. That diverts energy. However my hands, butt, and back stay happier during long rides. If you are a young buck, you don't...
  19. calvin

    Motiv Sleek for retired 62 yr Female, 5'7" recreational use

    Cameron at Motiv will put a pedalec sensor on this bike if you ask for it. It will have to cost more though.
  20. calvin

    E-motorcycles, e-scooters, e-bikes, and e-trikes... ZEV corp

    This company has quite a model line up. Never heard of them before. A older YT video shows that they have been around for at least a couple of years : Also here's a cargo bike: Check out their website: http://www.zelectricvehicle.com/26.html Prices are really competitive. This is not...