Dreams bearing fruit

Scarlet/Fire

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50 years ago(how the #%^* did that happen) as a boy reading Dads Popular Mechanics,I noticed an ad “ make an electric mini bike” Wow! A few bucks would get you the plan- basically an alternator and a battery mated with a mini bike frame,never built it -but never forgot it either!
In 05 built my first EBike with a kit - amazing how that cost 1k and now you can get a whole bike with lithium batteries for a little more! Ride On Emigos !
 

ChezCheese:)

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Kitsap Co, WA
Back in the 70s, I used to collect movie stills. You know - - glossy B&W 8x10 photos from Hollywood film promotion. One night, I had a vivid dream, where if you looked at a movie still, the film would start playing as you held the photo. It was so cool! I dreamed an iPad or tablet 40 years ahead of its time.
 

harryS

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In the early 80's I bought a Commodore 64. I learned how it worked and picked up an Atari 400. Got involved in machine language and pushing pixels around the screen, One night I dreamed there were computer games with realistic animations, and when I woke up, all there was was Pacman.

WIth ebikes, my first one was 2015, Now it's 2021, and I do not need anything more than wha I had then. People want electronic shifters, ABS on their brakes, better torque sensor, etc.. I'm happy with a lightweight simple ebike(s).
 

PedalUma

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I would see hub motors on the train and drool. My first was a BBSO1 with a throttle and brake levers. Ugly. That was in Feb. 2017. I have made about 45 bikes electric since then. Now my builds are minimalist. Less is so much more. I do not want electric shifting or Bluetooth. But internal gears are nice. As a little kid at four I was using my great-grandfather's tools and a power grinder to make my own toys. By nine I could solder capacitors and resistors, winding coils, making my own toys. Now in my older life I am still making my own toys.
 

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Scarlet/Fire

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I would see hub motors on the train and drool. My first was a BBSO1 with a throttle and brake levers. Ugly. That was in Feb. 2017. I have made about 45 bikes electric since then. Now my builds are minimalist. Less is so much more. I do not want electric shifting or Bluetooth. But internal gears are nice. As a little kid at four I was using my great-grandfather's tools and a power grinder to make my own toys. By nine I could solder capacitors and resistors, winding coils, making my own toys. Now in my older life I am still making my own toys.
Nice bike! Giving people the opportunity to get out of a car is a good thing!and in style I might add!
 

Dallant

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In the early 80's I bought a Commodore 64. I learned how it worked and picked up an Atari 400. Got involved in machine language and pushing pixels around the screen, One night I dreamed there were computer games with realistic animations, and when I woke up, all there was was Pacman.

WIth ebikes, my first one was 2015, Now it's 2021, and I do not need anything more than wha I had then. People want electronic shifters, ABS on their brakes, better torque sensor, etc.. I'm happy with a lightweight simple ebike(s).
Atari 1040 ST was my first computer. I dreamed that someday I’d have more RAM. Now my phone has over 500000 times as much.😳
 

PedalUma

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USA
I is so true. Thank you. If I can take a 1938 Stumpjumper and reuse it as an electric bike that blows away $9400 eBikes it helps save the planet. I just built a new bike out of box last night. It has 1500W, and goes 46.7Mph with a throttle and weighs 90 pounds with an orange peal paint job. It is kinda gross. A big waist, waste.
 

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PedalUma

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The ride today was amazing. When I was six-years-old I would draw pictures of public transportation where everyone had pedals.
 

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