Actually the only spoke I've adjusted has been on a $221 power wheel, after about 4000 miles. **** grey metal spoke, but a thick piece of it. The real steel yuba spokes require no adjustment. If I'd installed the motor myself using DTswiss spokes in a real alloy wheel, spokes wouldn't have needed adjusting.Indianjo I dunno about alot of the stuff you posted here.... I respect your points on Hubs more than Mids. I will grant you that hubs are easier on chains but you dont mention they are harder on spokes....etc. Also about pedaling without the power on... I would never want to ride any Ebike with the power off
Chains don't break, they round the tips of the sprocket off and start jumping if you don't change them in time. I'm 8500 miles into these sprockets without changing or popping. One chain down.
Enjoy your coffin. My father believed in avoiding exercise in retirement and got two good years before a stroke destroyed his memory. He had 6 years trapped in a mind that couldn't remember anything before death released him. I've known many men that died of heart problems 2 to 4 years after retirement. I work my heart & lungs very hard on my bike unpowered, and have been retired 14 years without heart problems. I've had HBP & diabetes that whole time. No insulin, no pricking of finger 4* daily, no pain in feet. I don't need 6 hours of intense struggle against a headwind, is why I carry electricity. Distance is fixed, assistance is variable with a throttle. Not to mention I survived 157 days of covid19 when vaccines were limited to 80 year olds in nursing homes, with no oxygen therapy & no antiviral drug available yet. There are fit guys that ride powered all the time, but they ride 3 or more hours a day. I have other hobbies; I only ride 3 1/2 hours twice a week in the warm months.