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  1. pocomo

    Review: Electra Vale Go!

    Hi @BillyB - Congrats to your SIL on her new ride! I put one of these on the back of my wife's bike; it has attachment loops underneath which I tied to the rack rails with zip ties. https://www.rivbike.com/collections/bags/products/kzsd4fakje4544fialkjefoiau9ooooe546 Kind of expensive, but...
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    Elby S-1 9-Speed in Orange, Like New -- SOLD

    When I was thinking about purchasing an Elby from Amazon back in December ($2999 + tax) I emailed back and forth with a local mobile bike tech who has a contract to deliver and support the Elby. He was very open and pretty clear that they are reliable bikes and he has had no issue getting...
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    Elby S-1 9-Speed in Orange, Like New -- SOLD

    I wish you had posted this back before the holidays, when I decided to just 'buy something" due to limited availability. Good Luck with the sale!
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    Review: Electra Vale Go!

    I just bought one of these from a local shop for my wife's xmas present. I really appreciate @Dewey's analysis above, and I happen to agree with it but in COVID world availability trumps a lot of other factors. This was in stock in a nice color (the blue on the EBR review bike), comes with a...
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    Great writeup @BMWzenRider! That's how it's done :) Thanks for putting in the time for the benefit of the EBR community. I really do think this bike is something special, and I'm glad it has allowed you to get back to an activity you clearly love after your injury. Hopefully the coming R&M...
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    One Motor Initial review, small frame size bike

    Are they still offering only a 6-month warranty? This was also pretty concerning to me, as it doesn't demonstrate faith in their own engineering.
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    One Motor Initial review, small frame size bike

    Awesome report, thanks for the writeup! Your real-world mileage is in line with what I would expect from such a compact unit, and is probably a little under my needs. I have been doing more riding since stay-at-home began and now most of my joyrides are 27 - 32 miles. Hows the noise from...
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    Yup, BBS02B, the non-HD version, 750w. I used it for commuting on the street for 3 years on a dutch-style city bike. It was a great intro to electric mobility; eventually the battery system (not the motor) failed and I decided to move on.
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    Ya know, are pictures really necessary? Not trying to be a jerk but it looks like a basic hardtail mountain bike with a frame-mounted battery and a black rear hub. Exactly like how it looks on the Raleigh site. Is there something in particular you wanted to see?
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    The Costco Raleigh bike arrived yesterday; I built and test-rode it today after work. The unpack/build process was easy and took less than an hour. Mine showed up in 95% condition. The packing job was great but the battery did break free from the mount during transit and was bouncing around...
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    I got a shipping notification but delivery is more than a week out. I will still report back here for the sake of any general curiousity.
  12. pocomo

    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    I am happy to do so. Given that the top tube is sloped, at what point do you measure? Also, it will be some time before I receive, assemble and measure this bike. I doubt Costco will be carrying these for very long; you might want to take a flyer yourself if you have a warehouse nearby for an...
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    I'm no geometry expert, but the Costco bike appears to use the same frame as the current Raleigh Miscoe. That bike (https://www.raleighusa.com/electric/leisure/misceo-ie-step-over) shows a standover for the medium frame at 744mm (29.3 inches).
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    Raleigh and Rambo e-bikes at Costco (Raleigh No Longer Available)

    Thanks for the tip @PineNut. I just ordered one of the Raleigh bikes. I will report back to this thread with impressions. If it arrives trashed it's not a big deal for me to return it to the local warehouse; otherwise I wouldn't be taking a flyer on this.
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    Death Wobble Anyone?

    Hey @MattsQuickE - did you get this straightened out? Just curious.
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    Death Wobble Anyone?

    This is often caused by an excess load bias toward the rear of the bike. Are you carrying a lot on your rear rack? If so, take a test ride without your normal load and see if the onset of the head shake changes. If it does, you could think about mounting a front rack or front panniers to help...
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    Checking in from Hudson, New York

    Yeah, I'm more in the mid-distance city commuter category so not much direct experience with your goals. One of the most well-known members here is @Ravi Kempaiah who holds a number of long distance ebiking records and just started a new distance-oriented ebike company (WattWagons); you might...
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    Checking in from Hudson, New York

    Welcome @Dmooreny! The Hudson valley is such a fantastic riding area! That's a beautiful bicycle. You sure you want to ugly it up with a big battery wart, honkin' motor blob and wide chinese cranks? You might consider trying out a simple front hub motor, which can be installed and removed...
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    Best tires/wheels for all-seasons commute on pavement

    IMO those are great tires. But most of the major manufacturers are making ebike-rated tires these days, no harm in trying out something else!
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    Best tires/wheels for all-seasons commute on pavement

    I wish I could fit those tires on my bike! Seriously, when you have a motor helping you out a little bit of weight and friction doesn't have much impact. Is there an range problem or other issue you are trying to solve?