Mid-Drive Shifting Technique

PedalUma

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USA
@Alvin1957, Check for chain stretch and cog/sprocket ware. Look at the shift cable and housing condition and clean and lube the derailleur.

@chrisrad, First test of the candy red bike. The saddle is high because it is a S/M frame for the Nurse who purchased it. Torque sensor, 80Nm, 27.7Mph, 41.4 pounds with the battery. Internally geared hub with coaster brake. Extra-duty chain. 16-T cog.
 

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m@Robertson

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This comes up so often I ended up dedicating an article on it. Plus a couple of ebike groups I help moderate have a lot of new-to-mid-drive users and having this as a simple link has saved a lot of fingertip wear :D

 

Art Deco

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Region
USA
City
Selinsgrove Pennsylvania
@Alvin1957, Check for chain stretch and cog/sprocket ware. Look at the shift cable and housing condition and clean and lube the derailleur.

@chrisrad, First test of the candy red bike. The saddle is high because it is a S/M frame for the Nurse who purchased it. Torque sensor, 80Nm, 27.7Mph, 41.4 pounds with the battery. Internally geared hub with coaster brake. Extra-duty chain. 16-T cog.
You do nice work if nobody has told you yet ... do you feel like the money worked out for both you and the nurse buyer? That's quite a special bike. You won't find another donar ? Like it. Her.
 

PedalUma

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Region
USA
@Art Deco, I rode this bike two-years-ago. And fell in love. Then it vanished when transferred. Same serial #. It was not properly scanned, so sat in a warehouse for two-years collecting dust. When buying a IHG wheel for a friend I spotted it in a blue transfer blanket on Thursday PM in a LBS. I bought it on the spot. Immediately a guy from Orange County offered to rent it at $80 per day. Then I sold it to the Nurse the next day, Friday, when it was less than 1/2 way completed. I am happy, she is happy. This bike was the last of its curvy kind in North America. Mic Jagger could pull off riding this candy red bike better than a Nurse.
A few Crème bikes are still being sold in Montreal on Pre-Order only: https://velolifestyle.com/dutch-city-bikes
My own personal Crème was purchased new in 2019 for $365 plus tax. Now (not yet electric) Crème bikes are going for about $1,200 plus tax and shipping in Canada. These triple butted chromoly European frames are beautiful. I sent one like my lugged bike to my cousin in Boston in 2019. It too cost $365 including shipping.
Here is my lugged Crème with coaster brake and a tool bag. I use it for gravel rides and it flies. Why get an Adidas logo jacket when you can sport Cashmere?
 

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PedalUma

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Region
USA
@Art Deco, I rode this bike two-years-ago. And fell in love. Then it vanished when transferred. Same serial #. It was not properly scanned, so sat in a warehouse for two-years collecting dust. When buying a IHG wheel for a friend I spotted it in a blue transfer blanket on Thursday PM in a LBS. I bought it on the spot. Immediately a guy from Orange County offered to rent it at $80 per day. Then I sold it to the Nurse the next day, Friday, when it was less than 1/2 way completed. I am happy, she is happy. This bike was the last of its curvy kind in North America. Mic Jagger could pull off riding this candy red bike better than a Nurse.
A few Crème bikes are still being sold in Montreal on Pre-Order only: https://velolifestyle.com/dutch-city-bikes
My own personal Crème was purchased new in 2019 for $365 plus tax. Now (not yet electric) Crème bikes are going for about $1,200 plus tax and shipping in Canada. These triple butted chromoly European frames are beautiful. I sent one like my lugged bike to my cousin in Boston in 2019. It too cost $365 including shipping.
Here is my lugged Crème with coaster brake and a tool bag. I use it for gravel rides and it flies. Why get an Adidas logo jacket when you can sport Cashmere?
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Printed in 1882. That is the technique.