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  1. KidWok

    Dahon Qix D8 + Swytch

    I had written the last post after I had gotten the replacement controller, installed it, and took it for a short ride to make sure it worked. A few days later, I had my son (110 lbs) on it and we were out for about 25 miles when the controller failed in the exact same way the previous one had...
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    Dahon Qix D8 + Swytch

    Hi all! Over a year later...I finally got the Swytch kit and got it working! So I ordered this thing in late June of 2018 and was told it would be delivered later that year. I actually ordered two of them. Time and time again, the company gave me delivery timelines that they failed to meet...
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    ST1 Replacement Bottom Bracket/Crankset alternative

    Sorry...I can't help you there. I didn't much care for the FSA parts on my bike so I replaced them. Tai
  4. KidWok

    Stromer ST1 Limited 3-Year Recap + Good Accessories

    I'll include some service interval notes on this thread as I'm coming up on three years and 9k miles. I ride my ST1 LE year round in rainy Seattle. It gets used for commuting, towing my kid on a third-wheel bike, towing the Costco run home on an Ikea Sladda trailer. While not entirely a car...
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    ST1 Replacement Bottom Bracket/Crankset alternative

    Hey all, My ST1 Limited Edition is coming up on 9k miles as I also am nearing my three year anniversary with it. Did about 4k miles in year one, but got and sold a GoCycle G3 in year two and got a Tern GSD last year that have brought my annual mileage on the ST1 down a bit. I have been...
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    Cracked Torque Sensor plate on ST1

    Nope...and I did use a hand tool to tighten it so just be careful how tight you crank it down! Tai
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    Cracked Torque Sensor plate on ST1

    I had a flat tire a couple weeks ago on my ST1 and it happened to be across the street from a auto repair place. I used their 19mm wrench and air to change my flat tire. As I was tightening the nut back on, I heard a crack. Figured it was just those locking washers seating with each other but...
  8. KidWok

    2017 Elite with Big Ben tires: Tuffy or Slime needed?

    I used slime in my ST1 LE for awhile. They sealed up a pinprick hole indefinitely, but couldn't handle a small glass induced gash, which made for a big mess. Now using Orange Seal in tubes. So far so good. Needs to have more added every so often, but most reviews say it works very well. Tai
  9. KidWok

    Over50's Tern GSD Chronicles

    We got an orange one...Seattle is kind of gray in the winter so I wanted something that would stand out. We got the dual battery, Cargo Hold panniers, Sidekick lower deck and two Sidekick cushions, all of which are ready with delivery. We might get the Transporteur front rack when it comes...
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    Over50's Tern GSD Chronicles

    Picking mine up any day now! Had hoped to get it Sunday but they found damage when they opened up the box.
  11. KidWok

    Dahon Qix D8 + Swytch

    Hey all! I'm really excited to build up a Dahon Qix D8 with the yet-to-be-released Swytch system. I have the Dahon being delivered next week and the Swytch likely won't be delivered until late this year. I previously had a GoCycle G3 that didn't quite meet my ideal for a folding e-bike. Am...
  12. KidWok

    Gocycle G3 user review

    I've decided to try again with building a folding electric bike. Have a Dahon Qix D8 on the way and also pre-ordered a Swytch 50 mile 250w Dahon kit. Total cost between the two for under $1,300. Expect the Swytch to arrive much later this year. I had previously done the pre-order for the...
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    Gocycle G3 user review

    You might want to look into the Bike Friday e-Pakit. It uses stackable batteries each under 100wh. That said, TSA and airlines seem to all have different rules about what batteries you can take. TSA says you can take two batteries. Some airlines don't allow batteries at all.
  14. KidWok

    Stromer ST1 Limited 3-Year Recap + Good Accessories

    Just passed two years and currently have ~6200 miles on an ST1 LE. It has been solid. I've replaced the chain at 3500 miles when it hit .75 on my chain checker. I'll rotate chain 1 back in at 7000 miles and chain 2 back in at 10500 before completely replacing freewheel, chainring, and chains...
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    Maxxis Gypsy 26 x 2.1 e-bike tire?

    Thanks Rick...after 6k miles, the Big Bens seem to still be going strong. Will try Maxxis Gypsy next. Tai
  16. KidWok

    Rear rack trunk bags? Messenger bag?

    I use two Ortlieb Office Bags with QL2 attachment. You can mount them so they angle back and don't get in the way of your heels (I have size 11 feet). I use one on each side and usually have more than enough room for clothing, laptop, food, etc. Tai
  17. KidWok

    Mud flaps

    Got my ST1 LE 19 months ago and have put on 6k miles so far. Last year was the wettest year on record in Seattle for quite some time. It was pretty obvious that the fenders wouldn't be long enough so I added mud flaps, as I have many times before on road and commuter bikes. I quickly...
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    Ikea Sladda trailer for ST1

    FYI...The Sladda trailer at Ikea is $130 and will work with the ST1 rear axle with just a slight bit of filing to make the hole in the hitch bigger. I just took an old love seat to the dump today with it. Got a lot of laughs as it looked like I was pulling a rickshaw. Tai
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    ST1 Extra Battery?

    I use two Ortlieb Office Bags on my St1 LE for everyday commuting. One has my laptop with extra padding. The other holds food, clothing, etc. The ST1 battery fits nicely inside and I think it would be possible to carry two batteries if necessary. Tai
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    Pedals - do you use the stock or did you upgrade?

    I use BMX flat pedals with pins for grip. Anything without pins feels too slippery in wet conditions depending on the sole design. I would prefer not to be clipped in on an e bike. Tai