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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. calvin

    Pedego Recalls 5000 Batteries

    Because two customers had melt downs during the charging of their batteries, Pedego decided to do a recall. Read this: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/2015/02/09/pedego-recalls-5-000-e-bike-batteries#.VOADinVGjUZ
  5. calvin

    Rocket Powered 207 mph bicycle...

    It's crazy to ride a bike 207 mph. But here it is: Professional driver... Don't try this at home.
  6. calvin

    Polaris purchases the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo

    The known facts are here: http://www.brammo.com/newsletter/html/polaris-press-release.html here: http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/17/polaris-acquires-brammo-e-motorcycles/ and here: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1096484_polaris-acquires-brammos-electric-motorcycle-business These...
  7. calvin

    Kevlar protected Lithium Ion Battery (Thanks U of Michigan)

    Professor Nicholos Kotov and his team has set up a company: Elegus Technologies to try and market this product. The point is to reduce fires, by eliminating dendrites. See here: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/bulletproof-battery-prevent-fires-researchers/story?id=28546381 and here...
  8. calvin

    A Bicycle Built For Four!

    I noticed this in my LBS (The Bikers Edge in Peoria, AZ) and took a pic of this four wheeled bike.
  9. calvin

    Support Your Local Gas Station

    I was visiting "The Bikers Edge" my local bike shop. I was talking to the owner who said that he has been selling a lot of gasoline kits for bikes. He pointed to one bike he has been setting up and I had to take a pic and share it with you. This is a Honda 4 Stroke 50cc engine. Does 20 to 22...
  10. calvin

    Baidu Dubike first prototype smart bike by a search engine

    Chinese search engine Baidu has a teaser site displaying a very cool looking ebike. When and where it'll become a purchasable item is left for you to guess. Click on the arrow to get the video. http://dubike.baidu.com/web.html
  11. calvin

    Here's a electric cargo trike with a different style.

    Right here: https://www.eta.co.uk/2014/12/23/johanson3-electric-cargo-trike-a-modern-day-rickshaw/
  12. calvin

    Another Lithium Battery Fire

    Again it looks as though a bad charger is at fault: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/it-just-went-boof-e-bike-batteries-can-cause-fires-toronto-man-warns-1.2865471 This guy bought a new e-scooter, and evidently used an old charger. The bike didn't come with a new charger evidently, which...
  13. calvin

    The Competition: Gasoline Powered Bikes

    A couple of weeks ago I was being followed by a gasoline powered bike. I have been seeing more of these than I have of ebikes. A noisy and smoky option for sure, but since you can get a kit for a couple of hundred dollars, why not buy one of these instead of an ebike?
  14. calvin

    Debate Over Electric Mountain Bikes revisited.

    An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the ongoing fight over where this type of mountain bike can go.... http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-fight-to-ride-electric-mountain-bikes-on-the-trail-1411599454 another article here...
  15. calvin

    Are protected/buffered bike lanes a good idea or Not?

    I came across a couple of articles concerning innovations in separating bikes from motorized traffic. All of the new ideas seemed to be a great. See here: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Transportation/Bicyclists/Lanes-Facilities-Parking/ and here: However, after reading this piece by...
  16. calvin

    What ever happened to ebikes powered by hydrogen fuel cells?

    Two to three years ago, articles concerning fuel cell powered ebikes were in the news for a while. Then the whole subject disappeared. Now another manufacturer is making the attempt to stir this pot again. Eurobike was to be the unveiling of the "Vorradle S3 FC" see this...
  17. calvin

    What ever happened to ebikes powered by hydrogen fuel cells?

    Two to three years ago, articles concerning fuel cell powered ebikes were in the news for a while. Then the whole subject disappeared. Now another manufacturer is making the attempt to stir this pot again. Eurobike was to be the unveiling of the "Vorradle S3 FC" see this...
  18. calvin

    House burns down due to exploding bike battery

    This occurred in Bend, Oregon read the article here: http://www.ktvz.com/news/bend-house-fire-raises-lithium-battery-issues/27888920
  19. calvin

    Do bike manufacturers have the right to privacy when resolving problems?

    I am starting to have misgivings about us slapping the manufacturers publicly in the face when these problems pop up. I know if I had a issue with my Motiv Shadow, I would email or call Motiv and speak to Cameron or another employee. Only if that problem was not addressed properly would I think...
  20. calvin

    Solar Powered Bikini Anyone?

    I'm ordering mine today, can't wait to hook it up to my battery! Click on graphic for a human model. http://www.solarcoterie.com/.