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Old 06-25-2020, 10:51 PM   #71
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I was looking into converting our old bikes when we got an email from Rad selling off last years bikes for $900 each plus another $200 total off if you buy 2. So at $800 each we couldn't pass up the deal and would be hard pressed to convert our old bikes for that. I do have a 30 year old Schwinn Moab mountain bike (high tech back in the day) that I'm seriously thinking of converting and adding disc brakes. To be honest these ebikes are lots of fun and you still get a work out if you don't ride with high pedal assist level. Think I'll start planning out the conversion of the mountain bike now
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I was looking into converting our old bikes when we got an email from Rad selling off last years bikes for $900 each plus another $200 total off if you buy 2. So at $800 each we couldn't pass up the deal and would be hard pressed to convert our old bikes for that. I do have a 30 year old Schwinn Moab mountain bike (high tech back in the day) that I'm seriously thinking of converting and adding disc brakes. To be honest these ebikes are lots of fun and you still get a work out if you don't ride with high pedal assist level. Think I'll start planning out the conversion of the mountain bike now
Not seeing anything on Rads webdite, got a link?
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:46 PM   #73
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Wow,
I have been contemplating making one myself. I have even bought a used beach cruiser to do so, but I get lost in the maze when searching parts etc.
I sure would not mind if you expanded some with part numbers, where you purchased the equipment, etc.


Thanks, Jim
check out this kit has everything you need except battery pack.


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Thanks. My wife ended up converting her old $60 Walmart mountain bike to electric using a kit and battery from Amazon. She also replaced both V-brakes for good measure. So she now has a $700 old Walmart mountain bike.

The only thing we could not do was bust the left pedal loose for the cadence sensor. So she just uses the thumb throttle and loves it.

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not for sure but I think the left pedal is left hand threads. Did you try to go clockwise to remove it vs counter clockwise?
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not for sure but I think the left pedal is left hand threads. Did you try to go clockwise to remove it vs counter clockwise?
Yeah, we found sites that said the left hand pedal was either regular or said ti was reverse. :(

We tried both ways and just could not budge it. I wanted to cut it off but got vetoed.

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I think Hilton Head must be dangerous! We bought 2 bikes after our spring visit to our RV pad in March. We have had them only 2 weeks and have over 50 miles on them. We went to Palmetto Bluff and purchased Pedego Bikes. The model is the Interceptor. We couldn’t be happier....Ours has both pedal assist and a throttle. On the model we chose the pedals are set slightly ahead of the placement on a normal bike. With bad knees it was important to be comfortable. This was absolutely the right bikes for our creaky old knees. We are 67 and 69 years young. My sons complain that I need to slow down!!



We purchased a Swagman bike rack suitable for e bikes on a motorhome. The cover is more difficult due to the size of the bikes so we are having covers made at Covers and All.com....I’d have to let you know how that comes out. The bikes weight 50 lbs each without the batteries. It does take 2 of us to lift the bikes on the carrier.


For a cover, we went to Lowe’s and bought the largest BBQ grill cover they had. Covers two bikes quite well, then to secure it we used a cargo net made for a pickup bed. Keeps the bikes clean and dry, as well as out of sight, out of mind to thieves!
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For a cover, we went to Lowe’s and bought the largest BBQ grill cover they had. Covers two bikes quite well, then to secure it we used a cargo net made for a pickup bed. Keeps the bikes clean and dry, as well as out of sight, out of mind to thieves!
Oooo... good idea! Was just noticing how dirty my bike got last weekend.
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:09 PM   #78
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We bought the Lectric XPs (these are fat tire folding 48V bikes) as well and absolutely love them. They fold up and actually fit in a 40GA storage container and we can get 2 of them in the back of our Wrangler Toad, we like the way our bikes arrive clean and they are easier to move around in the containers as well.
Paul do you still like your Lectric XPs? We have been looking at the fold up version ourselves... just looking for some feed back from someone who actually has them before pulling the trigger.
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Paul do you still like your Lectric XPs? We have been looking at the fold up version ourselves... just looking for some feed back from someone who actually has them before pulling the trigger.
Yes I think they are great. They've been awesome in helping us really expand our exploring around our campsites.

They just released an improved version with front suspension and is more waterproof. The price is now $999 and still one of the best if not THE best value in a fold-up eBike.

The only downside is that there is an 8-10 week wait now for bikes. There have been lots of delays this year with their supply chain but the bikes are great!!
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Agree with Paul65k about the Lectric e-bikes. Here’s a picture of mine in the storage bin. I just slide it inside the door of my trailer and it rides just fine.
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......do you still like your Lectric XPs? We have been looking at the fold up version ourselves... just looking for some feed back from someone who actually has them before pulling the trigger.
Just thought I'd add my two cents as well.
I bought my wife the step thru version and we love it. My wife is not an avid "cyclist" and her Lektric let's us ride together ever when I'm trying to get a workout in with my road bike. Actually I can't quite keep up.
This isn't the ebike for me though. I've ridden on a trek ebike and the dimensions and gearing are much better for me. So if you're looking for fun bikes that are great for getting around quickly and even getting groceries this could be it. If you're serious about cycling and want to leave your road bike home and use this for workouts it "might" not work.
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Yes I think they are great. They've been awesome in helping us really expand our exploring around our campsites.

They just released an improved version with front suspension and is more waterproof. The price is now $999 and still one of the best if not THE best value in a fold-up eBike.

The only downside is that there is an 8-10 week wait now for bikes. There have been lots of delays this year with their supply chain but the bikes are great!!
Thanks Paul this is what I was hoping to hear that you are pleased with them. The 8 to 10 week want be a problem for us since we are winding down a coast to coast trip and the next trip want be until fall...going to get them on order ASAP.
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Agree with Paul65k about the Lectric e-bikes. Here’s a picture of mine in the storage bin. I just slide it inside the door of my trailer and it rides just fine.
That's an idea.
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Just thought I'd add my two cents as well.
I bought my wife the step thru version and we love it. My wife is not an avid "cyclist" and her Lektric let's us ride together ever when I'm trying to get a workout in with my road bike. Actually I can't quite keep up.
This isn't the ebike for me though. I've ridden on a trek ebike and the dimensions and gearing are much better for me. So if you're looking for fun bikes that are great for getting around quickly and even getting groceries this could be it. If you're serious about cycling and want to leave your road bike home and use this for workouts it "might" not work.
We aren't big cyclist we just enjoy doing short rides. We rode our bikes more while we were camping in Yosemite last week than we have ridden them in a while. We have fold up bikes now and we think the fold up will fit us best.
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