Bontrager Titanium Framed, 1500w electric rear wheel hub with 48v 20ah battery.

Nickysticks

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Life is good. I live in Forest Knolls, CA, and have one of the nicest commutes I can imagine, 20 miles of low traffic and gently winding roads thru redwood forests. Will post a vid if I ever remember to record it. Spent the last few years struggling endlessly with 80cc motorized bicycle kits, recently moved on to electric and have not wasted a single god forsaken moment working on my ride more than i need to.
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I feel I am a representative of a new type of Rider on the road. I work hard for a living as an arborist, so while I can appreciate getting a good sweat going I just don't have it in me to pedal in the morning, climb all day, and then have to pedal back, at least that is not a sustainable long term plan. i also have an overpriced and underpowered but very reliable Electra Cafe Moto Go! With a 350w Bosch performance line speed mid drive pedal assist, which when compared to a motorcycle is not so good but compared to a bicycle it is very pleasant to ride, 300% pedal assist is nothing to sneeze at
 
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JRA

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Pardon me for saying but that Ti Bonty is worth some cash on the vintage market depending on its condition and meant to be a lightweight bike by design. Adding all that weight to it is kind of a shame and hopefully doesn't end in failure.
 

Nickysticks

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Pardon me for saying but that Ti Bonty is worth some cash on the vintage market depending on its condition and meant to be a lightweight bike by design. Adding all that weight to it is kind of a shame and hopefully doesn't end in failure.
I do know this so there are no pardons required, it is a real work of art... I could spend hours admiring the damn near flawless welds...picked it up fully set up for $850 after a brief Craigslist search, didn't fully realize how many people have looked much much harder but an eye for quality is something I've got, and also feel glad when I'm hitting 45 mph that I know it is highest quality material paired with highly skilled artisans = me making it home in one piece after ~40 mi daily commute
 

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FlatSix911

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I do know this so there are no pardons required, it is a real work of art... I could spend hours admiring the damn near flawless welds...picked it up fully set up for $850 after a brief Craigslist search, didn't fully realize how many people have looked much much harder but an eye for quality is something I've got, and also feel glad when I'm hitting 45 mph that I know it is highest quality material paired with highly skilled artisans = me making it home in one piece after ~40 mi daily commute

A very nice ride... I have always had a thing for the simple beauty of Titanium.