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  1. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    I would not give any credence to any of their shipping predictions or promises at this point.
  2. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    And another update from Jeff: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: Good news: At long last we've received the first batch of battery packs and chargers. Our supplier managed to deliver a partial shipment prior to the Chinese New Year shutdown, and we now have 100...
  3. Nirmala

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    And yet another update: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: Good news: At long last we've received the first batch of battery packs and chargers. Our supplier managed to deliver a partial shipment prior to the Chinese New Year shutdown, and we now have 100 battery...
  4. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    Another update and another delay....shipping supposed to start in late January now: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: We hope you are all enjoying the Holiday Season. As you've likely guessed, things are moving more slowly than expected on our end, as our battery...
  5. Nirmala

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    Another update and another delay: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: We hope you are all enjoying the Holiday Season. As you've likely guessed, things are moving more slowly than expected on our end, as our battery supplier had a surge in last-minute orders from...
  6. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    I have no idea when this will really happen, but given the past history, I would not hold my breath. I have a sense that they will finally carry through with their promise for backers, but it sure is taking a long time.
  7. Nirmala

    Ebiking is shown to be healthy in new study

    Most of us know this already, but here is a study showing that ebiking is good for you: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/06/major-study-shows-electric-bikes-good-for-health/ From the study: There was moderate evidence that e-cycling provided physical activity of at least moderate intensity...
  8. Nirmala

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    Latest update about the ShareRoller, now called OneMotor: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: We have exciting news! At long last, we have officially LAUNCHED the all-new ShareRoller SR4, which we have rechristened: ONEMOTOR Once all...
  9. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    Here is the update about the ShareRoller, now called OneMotor: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: We have exciting news! At long last, we have officially LAUNCHED the all-new ShareRoller SR4, which we have rechristened: ONEMOTOR Once...
  10. Nirmala

    Good article about Cycling in the Netherlands

    Good article about how the Dutch integrate bikes into their entire transportation system: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/28/17789510/bike-cycling-netherlands-dutch-infrastructure
  11. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    Another update with good news: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: I'm happy to report that we've finally begun producing ShareRollers! Here's what the final device looks like: a ShareRoller Mini Battery Pack + Motor Module + Wireless Throttle + Wireless PAS all...
  12. Nirmala

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    Another update with very good news: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: I'm happy to report that we've finally begun producing ShareRollers! Here's what the final device looks like: a ShareRoller Mini Battery Pack + Motor Module + Wireless Throttle + Wireless...
  13. Nirmala

    Electric Hydrofoil Bike?

    Here is an article with some more info: https://newatlas.com/manta5-hydrofoil-ebike-ride-on-water/55611/
  14. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    Another update from Shareroller: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: At _long_ last, we have finally received our Production Battery Pack samples (only a solid month behind what we expected when we last wrote). But rather than vent about how behind schedule these...
  15. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    And yet another update from Jeff. They are still improving, but the shipping now looks like July at the earliest: Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: We promise we truly did set out to write a 'quick' Update many, many days ago, but brevity just doesn't seem to...
  16. Nirmala

    Subscription model for Ebikes

    Van Moof is offering a subscription where you can rent an ebike for $298 down and then $19 a month. It would seem to lower the cost of entry for a lot of people, and might even make sense if you are moving somewhere for just a short while, but do not want to take your bike with you, as you can...
  17. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    I think one of the benefits of PAS is that you do not need to think about the system, it just works in the background and makes you feel like you are much fitter than you really are :) In contrast, the throttle requires you to always consider whether to use it or not. Nowadays, I mostly use...
  18. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    Tailwind runs continously...so it would be helping on any uphill that you can still keep up a speed of 8mph or more. There are definitely multiple levels of assist in both tailwind and PAS. Tailwind would work great on headwinds, again unless you were slowed down to a crawl (under 8mph), in...
  19. Nirmala

    ShareRoller - Quick and Dirty Electric Bikes

    As I understand it, most cadence sensors "push" the same amount no matter how fast or slow you pedal. It is usually just a simple on/off switch that turns on whenever the pedals are moving and off when they stop moving. The level of "push" or assist would depend on the settings you have...
  20. Nirmala

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    Another update including info about a new wireless PAS (Shipping now predicted for June 1st): Hello ShareRoller Indiegogo backer: A quick update on our progress over the past two months (including an exciting new enhancement!) and our latest expectations for delivery...