ST Ebikes for 24"/25" inseam?

curiouscats

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The Jetson Bolt has pegs, the Bolt Pro model has pedals.
That's correct, Dewey, thank you. We didn't look at the Bolt Pro. That might be a possibility, if able to get a hold of one. The frame is built up over the tires so we'll need to contact the company about the standover height, since it's not stepthru.
 

Dewey

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That might be a possibility, if able to get a hold of one. The frame is built up over the tires so we'll need to contact the company about the standover height, since it's not stepthru.
Yes there a couple of these micro-mobility companies about, some sell refurbished models that may have some cosmetic damage but run, like this Swagtron EB-5 14” wheel folding bike. It looks like it uses standard crank arms, if a bike shop could replace them with shorter crank arms the seatpost slides down quite low.
 

curiouscats

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Yes there a couple of these micro-mobility companies about, some sell refurbished models that may have some cosmetic damage but run, like this Swagtron EB-5 14” wheel folding bike. It looks like it uses standard crank arms, if a bike shop could replace them with shorter crank arms the seatpost slides down quite low.
Thank you, Dewey. This looks like it might be another possibility.
 

Timpo

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Thanks again, Timpo.

We contacted the company and the measurement for seat to ground is 31", which is too high. With a different seat and post we might only gain an inch or two, but not much more.
What seat to ground length are you looking for?
25"?
Because then you'll be flatfooted, which means, when you pedal, your knees will be bent more than it should for whole time.

As you can see, it's normal that you won't be able to flatfooted (while on saddle) if you want the ideal position.

How to set up the Seat Height and Saddle Position on Your MTB | ENDURO  Mountainbike Magazine

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When you're at stop, you should be stepping off the bike anyways.

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Dewey

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It’s a single speed so might be a bit limited, a customer review on Amazon showed what looked like square taper crank arms so ask Swagtron if you could fit the 6” unicycle Sunlite steel square taper ones you can find on ebay
 
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curiouscats

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What seat to ground length are you looking for?
25"?
Because then you'll be flatfooted, which means, when you pedal, your knees will be bent more than it should for whole time.

As you can see, it's normal that you won't be able to flatfooted (while on saddle) if you want the ideal position.

How to set up the Seat Height and Saddle Position on Your MTB | ENDURO  Mountainbike Magazine

Get position right on your bike | Bike, I want to ride my bicycle, Bike ride


When you're at stop, you should be stepping off the bike anyways.

How to Fit a Bike | Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Timpo, as stated in the post, the person has some balance and coordination issues, and they'd like to be able to be on tiptoes from the saddle. A seat height of 27" or so might work. We already know it isn't good "form" but that's the reality. They could possibly learn to properly dismount but is unable to with the current ebike frame due to getting stuck in front of the seat on the frame. There is no room because their torso has to fit there and doesn't. A 30"/31" seat height puts them 5" to 6" off the ground and is just too high for them.
 

curiouscats

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It’s a single speed so might be a bit limited, a customer review on Amazon showed what looked like square taper crank arms so ask Swagtron if you could fit the 6” unicycle Sunlite steel square taper ones you can find on ebay
Thanks again, Dewey. We're still hoping the Platinum Boomerang 24" might work out - we'll be seeing it next week.
 

Timpo

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Timpo, as stated in the post, the person has some balance and coordination issues, and they'd like to be able to be on tiptoes from the saddle. A seat height of 27" or so might work. We already know it isn't good "form" but that's the reality. They could possibly learn to properly dismount but is unable to with the current ebike frame due to getting stuck in front of the seat on the frame. There is no room because their torso has to fit there and doesn't. A 30"/31" seat height puts them 5" to 6" off the ground and is just too high for them.
Oops sorry I missed that part..I should've read it more carefully. Okay that makes sense, yeah lower the better for more stability.
 

Timpo

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What's your budget? If you have a really good budget, it might worth asking companies like WattWagons to see if they will make a custom ebike.

They're definitely not cheap though, as they're a bit more higher end.
 

curiouscats

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Good idea, let us know how it goes.
We got the Pedego Boomerang Platinum 24"! They're able to be on one tiptoe while seated in the saddle using just a regular seatpost instead of the thudbuster it comes with. Would the Electra Townie 24" fit better, and could then be converted to an ebike? Possibly. But there are so many great features on the Pedego Boomerang Platinum. It works great for what we need, especially. They should be able to work on and improve dismounting now. We're so impressed, that we've all decided to get Pedegos and sell our current ebikes. We probably should've just gone with Pedego from the start, but lessons have definitely been learned. Thank you for all the help, EBR!
 
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