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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If I can get the passenger seat removed, I think Im going all in

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https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radmini-electric-folding-fat-bike

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Wow!

Well clearly that is another way to go!

Impressive battery/range/charging specs to be sure!

2x the weight, larger size folded than my 26" (I think), 6x the price. Poor packing would be a concern too, depending on where it ships from and how. I was really impressed with how my bike was packed. It clearly had a hard hit or two and the handlebar post does go through the front wheel but even with a break in the box it arrived undamaged and quickly.

From what I have read they are high quality. A comparable Tern folding ebike is almost $4k. Dahon doesn’t seem to offer one.

I am hoping paying that much will force me to use it more. :)

I decided to use the money I won in the blackjack tournament the other day to buy it.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I decided to use the money I won in the blackjack tournament the other day to buy it.

Cool!

You should buy 2 to get that $200 discount!

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I decided to use the money I won in the blackjack tournament the other day to buy it.

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Cool!

You should buy 2 to get that $200 discount!

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LOL

I only won $1,000. :)

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Got the passenger seat removed, and now I am thinking about a cheaper bike and converting it to electric myself.

You definitely inspired me to do this though.

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Got the passenger seat removed, and now I am thinking about a cheaper bike and converting it to electric myself.

You definitely inspired me to do this though.

Hmm... well, my motivation was mainly exercise but depending on how much one pedals vs. how much one uses electric power it can still be a good form of exercise. Maybe there a "kits" available now. (There have long been kits to add gas engines to bikes). Big concern would be "parasitic drag" associated with the motor and interface when pedaling and smooth transition to "boost". Like pretty much everything in life... probly good and not-so-good options out there. Do your research. Guessing full suspension would be a big one due to speed and range potentials.

Good luck. Keep us posted!

OOS:

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got the passenger seat removed, and now I am thinking about a cheaper bike and converting it to electric myself.

You definitely inspired me to do this though.

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Hmm... well, my motivation was mainly exercise but depending on how much one pedals vs. how much one uses electric power it can still be a good form of exercise. Maybe there a "kits" available now. (There have long been kits to add gas engines to bikes). Big concern would be "parasitic drag" associated with the motor and interface when pedaling and smooth transition to "boost". Like pretty much everything in life... probly good and not-so-good options out there. Do your research. Guessing full suspension would be a big one due to speed and range potentials.

Good luck. Keep us posted!

I ended up with this.

Dahon

The conversion kit I’m looking at is a mid motor. You pedal and the electric assists you.

My goal is twofold. Exercise and transportation away from the truck. With pedal assist I can gradually choose less and less assist, and if the plate in my ankle suddenly starts aching, I can still make it back to the truck.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Got the passenger seat removed, and now I am thinking about a cheaper bike and converting it to electric myself.

You definitely inspired me to do this though.

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Hmm... well, my motivation was mainly exercise but depending on how much one pedals vs. how much one uses electric power it can still be a good form of exercise. Maybe there a "kits" available now. (There have long been kits to add gas engines to bikes). Big concern would be "parasitic drag" associated with the motor and interface when pedaling and smooth transition to "boost". Like pretty much everything in life... probly good and not-so-good options out there. Do your research. Guessing full suspension would be a big one due to speed and range potentials.

Good luck. Keep us posted!

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I ended up with this.

Dahon

The conversion kit I’m looking at is a mid motor. You pedal and the electric assists you.

My goal is twofold. Exercise and transportation away from the truck. With pedal assist I can gradually choose less and less assist, and if the plate in my ankle suddenly starts aching, I can still make it back to the truck.

Congratulations Grumpy, and HAPPY NEW BIKE!

Looks like you made a great choice. Dahon is top-rated. I think you will like the 26" wheel size. If you bought it online I highly recommend taking it to a local shop for a "tune-up" - unless they do more at the factory. With my cheaper bike wheel truing was required to even begin to set the front brake correctly. Pretty blue too!

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got the passenger seat removed, and now I am thinking about a cheaper bike and converting it to electric myself.

You definitely inspired me to do this though.

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Hmm... well, my motivation was mainly exercise but depending on how much one pedals vs. how much one uses electric power it can still be a good form of exercise. Maybe there a "kits" available now. (There have long been kits to add gas engines to bikes). Big concern would be "parasitic drag" associated with the motor and interface when pedaling and smooth transition to "boost". Like pretty much everything in life... probly good and not-so-good options out there. Do your research. Guessing full suspension would be a big one due to speed and range potentials.

Good luck. Keep us posted!

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I ended up with this.

Dahon

The conversion kit I’m looking at is a mid motor. You pedal and the electric assists you.

My goal is twofold. Exercise and transportation away from the truck. With pedal assist I can gradually choose less and less assist, and if the plate in my ankle suddenly starts aching, I can still make it back to the truck.

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Congratulations Grumpy, and HAPPY NEW BIKE!

Looks like you made a great choice. Dahon is top-rated. I think you will like the 26" wheel size. If you bought it online I highly recommend taking it to a local shop for a "tune-up" - unless they do more at the factory. With my cheaper bike wheel truing was required to even begin to set the front brake correctly. Pretty blue too!

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I bought it at a local bike shop. They are finishing it up now. Having genders put on so I don’t get soaked

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Marc Lee's Comment
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