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  1. Kingsinger

    New RadCity

    Cool. As of 5:30pm pdt today, Google Maps says it's around 50 minutes to drive from Seattle to Edmonds (average speed 21.6 mph), so you're not really losing that much time on the electric bike (average speed 14.4 mph), and you probably aren't sitting in traffic most of the way home.
  2. Kingsinger

    New RadCity

    Seems like most people end up with the Lunacycle batteries. Pretty sure people said the Dolphin pack will fit the stock connector on RPBs, although it may have a smaller capacity than the one you linked to.
  3. Kingsinger

    New RadCity

    How long does it take you to bike from Edmonds to Seattle?
  4. Kingsinger

    How many miles do you get on your RadRover/Radwagon?

    Thanks. So your trip was about 1.45 times faster than the Google Maps Bike directions (average speed of around 13.73 mph vs. Google Maps directions, which assume average speed of 9.5 mph). Just trying to understand how an electric bike might affect travel times vis a vis the the projected bike...
  5. Kingsinger

    How many miles do you get on your RadRover/Radwagon?

    How long does it typically take you to ride that 20 miles? I'm assuming that slope is from Google Maps and that it assumes a slower average speed that you achieve on the Wagon. Or is that assumption wrong? I suspect you've told us that info in a different thread, but I've forgotten. Sorry.
  6. Kingsinger

    Radmini battery upgrade?

    If the only constraint was getting the most watt hours for the money, then you are undoubtedly right. Indeed, the cost benefit for the other Radpower bikes seems different to me, because they all seem to use a standard shark pack/bottle mount and they have more traditional frames where a...
  7. Kingsinger

    Radmini battery upgrade?

    I'm pretty sure the Mini's controller could handle a 52v battery, which might allow you get some extra watt hours out of a similar form factor as the existing Mini battery. So that would be one approach. Another option option would be to get a smaller secondary battery to supplement the existing...
  8. Kingsinger

    RadCity in the Wild in South Seattle

    I haven't ridden one, but I saw one up close in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood the other day. Asked the guy how he liked it and he said it was great. I bet it would be okay on packed trails. It's got suspension forks, yes? But I'm pretty it also has street tires on it. So I guess that could be...
  9. Kingsinger

    RadCity in the Wild in South Seattle

    Not yet. Maybe someday. But definitely curious about other people's experiences. Of the Rad offering the Rad City seems the most practical for my needs. I live in central Seattle, so it seems like it could be a great way to get around for trips under 8 miles and occasional longer trips.
  10. Kingsinger

    RadCity in the Wild in South Seattle

    How do you like riding it so far?
  11. Kingsinger

    Tire options for RadMini? Rack options?

    Yes, at least in the Seattle area, I think the bike racks on the bus will only accept tires less than 3 inches wide and bike that weigh less than 55lbs. So if you can get by with 3 inch tires, then the rack on the front of the bus might be an option.
  12. Kingsinger

    Any RadMini people out there

    Encountered this RadMini out in the wilds of West Seattle on Friday night.
  13. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    Why would you have been disappointed about the regen on Radcity? Tech specs indicate it has regen also. Does it work differently than on the Radwagon?
  14. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    If the Rad City had been available when you bought your Radwagon, do you think you might have opted for the Radcity instead?
  15. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    Yes, Radcity is the one that makes the most sense to me, at least in the abstract, for urban riding/commuting. Because it weighs under 55lbs without the battery, is normal bike length, and doesn't have tires wider than 3 inches, it would play best with Seattle's public transit grid (easy to put...
  16. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    Doesn't the Radrover have a geared hub, rather than a direct drive motor like on the Radwagon? That would mean better torque on hills, no? JL
  17. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    Not an electric bike user yet. One of these days, though. Trying to learn ...
  18. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    So average speed of a little under 12 mph. Or a little under 14 mph if you go flat out. Not bad. So when you say the car beat you by 15 minutes, is that 1 hour 15 minutes for the car? Or an hour and half? In either case, that's a crazy low average speed for the car? Google maps estimates 40...
  19. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    Btw, how long does it take you to make that commute everyday on your Rad? I can't imagine the estimated time on google maps is correct, as it's assuming an average speed of 9.5538 mph.
  20. Kingsinger

    PAS on hills

    You're probably right. I'm familiar with the google maps elevation info for bike routes, but I got those Seattle figures from here, because I found it easier to extract information about specific stretches of road: http://veloroutes.org/hillgradecalculator/ But the info here definitely could be...