Recent content by keithb

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    Mounting Rear MIK Rack Over Allant+ 8S

    Perhaps something like I put on my Super Commuter 8S will work for your Allant 8S. https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/my-super-commuter-8s-rear-bag-solution.29658/
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    Hitch Rack for Supercommuter+ 8S

    Dougmaui, No problems mounting two Super Commuters on my Thule Easy-Fold XT-2. See photos. Best, Keith
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    My Super Commuter 8S Rear Bag Solution

    GuruUno, Glad you like the design. It should work equally well on your new Allant+. It is really easy to fabricate the struts yourself. Should take less than an hour to make both. Tools needed are: Hack saw or any powered metal saw to cut the steel tubes. Bench vise to pinch the ends of the...
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    My Super Commuter 8S Rear Bag Solution

    On my Super Commuter 8S, I needed a rear rack-bag capable of carrying two extra Bosch batteries, tools, accessories, snacks, etc. The minuscule stock SC8 rack essentially limits rear-bag options to panniers. My solution was to buy a Topeak QR Beam seat post rack (Link Removed - No Longer...
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    SuperCommuter Mods

    My go-to source for Super Commuter+ 8S specs... more detailed that Trek's own page. https://electricbikereview.com/trek/super-commuter-plus-8s/
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    This marshmallow field is almost ready for harvest.
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    Fender Bolt Recall: 2017-2019 Super Commuter+ 8S

    TREK SAFETY RECALL NOTICE Dear Consumer, The purpose of this letter is to notify you that Trek is recalling model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. Our records indicate that you purchased the following model: 2017, 2018, 2019 Super Commuter+ 8S If the wrong bolt...
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    Suspension Forks for Verve+?

    Not as effective as a full suspension fork, but have you considered a ShockStop Suspension Stem? I put one on my SC8 and it noticeably lowered the shock forces and vibration transmitted to my hands. https://amzn.to/2XvQp5Z http://bit.ly/2XyZye5
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    Considering purchasing a Super Commuter+8S soon - timing OK?

    Thank you for posting those photos. Very helpful.
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    Considering purchasing a Super Commuter+8S soon - timing OK?

    Luv2ride, I ordered the 14631 and my LBS said that rack has a new model number. So they ordered me the new model number. When I tried to fit the new rack to my SC8, it seems way too narrow at the top as it rubs on the existing SC8 fender rack. Could you post some photos from the back of your SC8...
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    TREK TELLS DEALERS TO REMOVE ALL SUPER COMMUTER BIKES FROM FLOOR!!!

    Is the “dongle” you installed on your SC8 the “bikespeed-RS” from Germany? Any further comments on the ride experience with the dongle installed (positive or negative) are appreciated. Thanks!
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    TREK TELLS DEALERS TO REMOVE ALL SUPER COMMUTER BIKES FROM FLOOR!!!

    Almost 23,000 miles on your SC... that's amazing! On long multi-battery rides, do you swap out your batteries when they quit or at a certain remaining battery level? Have you noticed any degradation in the batteries?
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    SuperCommuter Mods

    Bought my Super Commuter 8S on Craigslist a few weeks ago. Thanks to all for the great ideas here. I have made the following mods/improvements. Kinekt aluminum seat post Redshift Shockstop stem 90mm, 6-degree nose up Bontrager clip pedals Garmin1030 package Garmin RTL 510 radar tail light...
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    Considering purchasing a Super Commuter+8S soon - timing OK?

    I bought three neoprene wine holders for $12 on Amazon. Holds my extra batteries and/or charger. For the battery, just fold the neoprene handle loops over the end. Now I just have to figure out how to mount my bag on the SC8 fender.
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    Considering purchasing a Super Commuter+8S soon - timing OK?

    Thanks for that information. BTW, I called my local Trek dealer today and asked what kind of price they could give me on two Powerpack 500's. They said $865 for one or $819 each for two... so I ordered two. Prices are coming down! Will probably adopt your Bontrager rack and Topeak bag solution...