Does anyone else have an electric bicycle?

DGS49

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I just took my first long ride on my Himiway fat-tire cruiser. I went about 17 miles at an average speed of 13mph.

This was a shakedown run, intended to see how it deals with pretty nasty hills as well as regular riding on a paved bike lane. The bike performed above my expectations.

I alternated between power assist zero and one, providing at least half the motive force myself. On the steeper uphills I took it down to second and third gears, and I must admit that I resorted to the right throttle to finish off the worst hills.

I had the tires inflated to 20psi, and I think that's too low for pavement. I have pumped them up to 30 for my next run.

My old WalMart bike rack utilizes two rods to hold the bikes, and I don't think that will work for the Himi. I'm happy to report that I took a Harbor Freight cargo carrier and modified it with a motorcycle chock (also Harbor Freight), and with a couple of tie-downs it works great, with zero out-of-pocket. Job done.
 

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