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    Seeking a Compact Ebike Built For Outdoor Boat / RV Storage?

    The Haibike Radius Tour looks really awesome - thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, it seems like that model has been discontinued and it is no longer easy to find anywhere. Haibike USA seems to no longer have any compact bike options at all, actually. Are there any other compact bikes that have...
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    Seeking a Compact Ebike Built For Outdoor Boat / RV Storage?

    The Tern Vektron is very promising - but the bike is rated for 230lbs of carrying capacity. I wrote to Tern and the General Manager wrote back saying: I weigh a bit under 250, and once you factor in groceries and gear I worry that the Tern will still prove to be overloaded. But perhaps worth...
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    Seeking a Compact Ebike Built For Outdoor Boat / RV Storage?

    We've had a pair of eJoe EPIK SE's that have served us well for the past five years - but they have aged badly (especially since we moved onto a boat) and have deteriorated to the point that it is time to replace them. So what should we get? There are a LOT more Ebike options than when we were...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    FYI - we ended up buying two E-Joe Epic SE's. Two of them just barely fit in the back of a Mini Cooper, and with less than an inch to spare into our cargo bay. Overall we are loving them - but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Now I am trying to track down accessories that fit the...
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    Green Bike USA?

    So many options! We are off to test drive the eJoe and hopefully a few others today. Thanks for all the feedback! - Chris
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    Green Bike USA?

    Has anyone here tried out Green Bike USA's products? They claim to be makers of America's "Best Selling Electric Bike" - but with that claim it seems very weird I can't find any mention of the company on the forums here at all. The folder GB-FS5 looks interesting for our needs - and it seems...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    eJoe emailed me saying the Epic SE folds to be 17" wide. I wonder why the discrepancy with what you measured? Hmmm... Hopefully we will get to ride / fold one in person soon. Thanks! - Chris
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    Now I am wondering if I could fit two eJoes in a space 32" wide - the other dimensions seem fine, but will two bikes be able to mesh together to fit into the tight space? It would be great to be able to fit two bikes into the back of a Mini Cooper with the seat folded down too. I wonder if that...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    His response lays out my biggest worry doing a conversion onto a folding bike frame: "Whenever you do a conversion yourself there’s the extra time to adjust things and get it right… sometimes it simply won’t work with your frame and other times it works but the wires create a messy look. It’s...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    I am starting to look into conversion options - but I am a bit wary having never done any "bike mechanic" work, and I don't want to take on a big project that gets between us and being able to enjoy our bikes. Given enough time I'm sure I'd be able, and would enjoy the process. But instant...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    I've never ridden a fat tire bike before (of any sort), but that does look intriguing and I've added it to our potentials list. I do notice a lack of fenders or a cargo rack. Being able to cary groceries home is important, as is being able to drive down a wet dirt road without ending up wearing...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    The feedback from this group has been great - thank you all! I've been doing some work to distill down further what we are looking for, and I've started to put together a short list of contenders. Here is what we are looking for: Size Constraints: RV Bike “Garage” is 28” tall, 32” wide, and...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    We haven't planned our route across Arizona yet - but Tucson is a possibility. What bikes are carried by local dealers that we might get a chance to check out? The Cemoto looks interesting - but we aren't really after a mountain-bike style ride. Thanks for the reply, - Chris
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    George - Thanks for the great feedback! We have no way to transport a full-size bike - that is why we have been bike-less for the past four years that we've been living in a bus conversion. We've cleared out a storage bay though - and are eager to put it to use as a bike garage. The biggest...
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    Folding eBike Suggestions for a Technomadic RV Garage?

    Waiting to check out models in 2016 isn't going to work- I think I'd like to have bikes on board no later than Christmas, and ideally much sooner. I just found out that there is an eBike shop (Eco Motion) in Santa Fe that stocks some folding models, and even has rentals. Maybe we'll go check...