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Old 04-03-2021, 11:14 PM   #1
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Trek Pure electric trike pushes past 4700 miles.



As electric bikes goes this bike has been flawless in going for the 5000 mile record.

How many bikes can claim this title?

I never thought it could go this far,

This all started in 2017.

All the bearings are wearing out, needs a full axle rebuild.

Trek, you made a great trike, best of breed. Put electric drive to it, it is unstoppable.

A Crystalite 900 watt front hub motor powered by 5 DeWalt 40 volt 300 amp hour batts @ 36 volts. 56 miles of energy storage.
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Well,
That sounds pretty darn good for an E-bike (er, a trike). You say you're using "DeWalt" batteries? What did the bike come with? Did it not last? Do you install the DeWalts in series, what?
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Yes it is, much farther than I believed the bike was capable of. The physical bike is wearing out. Cheap bearings, but can be re-built.

The big thing I see in the electric bike craze, 5 years in and 4700 miles. Is, protatary batteries.

I see so many new battery designs, that I have to ask, are they going to be around in a couple years to replace the original battery?

People are spending big bucks on electric bikes, but like the motorcycle consolidation. Many will be left stranded by bankrupt companies.

I will follow up more tomorrow, with non proprietary energy storage tech.

Perfection is the enemy of simplicity, that creates performance @ an affordable rate with a good return on, ROI.

5 DeWalt DCB407's charged for 56 miles of service, if one wants to sit in the seat that long.

That's 37.5 amp hours X 36 volts on a bike.
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I've got a 2014 Diamondback Overdrive comp with 8,000 miles. Over the years I upgraded the front forks, handle bar and a few other things. I'd replaced the chain, brakes, a LOT of tires and a few tubes. At 6500 miles it began to skip shifts and the gears were worn so badly the chain began to slip. I replaced everything that can be replaced from wheel bearings to shift cables, rebuilt the headset, did a few more upgrades and trued the wheels. It rode like it was brand new again!



Do the repairs and keep it going, I'm amazed at how many miles these will go.
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Doing just that, servicing for the next 4000 miles.
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I got a cheap battery powered weed-eater used weekly that is going on 8 yrs with same OEM battery
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Nice seeing your reply Old Biscuit, seems like a lifetime of events have happened since my planned departure into full-time since talking to you.

Hope you are doing well, we are doing fine, rebuilding the trike, & new Samsung RF18-A fridge on order too.
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Nice seeing your reply Old Biscuit, seems like a lifetime of events have happened since my planned departure into full-time since talking to you.

Hope you are doing well, we are doing fine, rebuilding the trike, & new Samsung RF18-A fridge on order too.

Slap some new bearings in that trike
Couple rattle cans and some streamers for the handle bars


Life is getting better day by day...recovering and getting on with life

Hope your plans to FT are still ago!!!!
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Plans for full time were filled in 2018, Got a replacement rear for the trike, I,m going to scratch it for parts. Then replace the bearings with German bearings in it to go 10,000 miles in the original axle.

Batteries are still 100% 5-Dewalt DCB407"s, 37.5 amp hr's of 36 volt. Batts are from 2017
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An eBike is not pure electric. It's a plug-in hybrid using biofuels as the non-electric energy source. So my question is, how many of those 5000 miles did you pedal it?
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An E-bike is 100% electric and hence why it is totally silent.

As for how many miles I have pedaled out of the 5000,,,, probably about 17 ish.
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