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Old 21-04-2017, 10:53   #31
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We have had great luck with electric stand up scooters.
Our's are all aluminum at 24 lbs, but they make a carbon fiber model at 13 lbs.
No oily chains.
Fast and Fun.
Folds up small for dinghy ride or locker storage.
No need to lock them as we fold them and put them in the shopping cart.
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We have had great luck with electric stand up scooters.
Our's are all aluminum at 24 lbs, but they make a carbon fiber model at 13 lbs.
No oily chains.
Fast and Fun.
Folds up small for dinghy ride or locker storage.
No need to lock them as we fold them and put them in the shopping cart.
I love the scooters.. I have one.

Illegal in the UK for roads or sidewalks.
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We have had great luck with electric stand up scooters.
Our's are all aluminum at 24 lbs, but they make a carbon fiber model at 13 lbs.
No oily chains.
Fast and Fun.
Folds up small for dinghy ride or locker storage.
No need to lock them as we fold them and put them in the shopping cart.
That's a great idea! Not as much range as a good bike, but certainly enough for most uses, and it's small and light!
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Old 22-04-2017, 02:01   #34
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I imagine most want a bike though so they can carry luggage.

A bike with a set of panniers will carry a fair amount of provisions. More if like a scooter you wear a backpack too.
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This is one of our ebikes with a trailer for tools attached. It has 3-speeds, disc brakes and a range of over 40miles on the trails. Top speed is 20mph in order to be CA Class 1 legal, but it can be geared to run in the low 30s.

The bike cost $400 and and the motor and battery was a kit from Luna Cycle for another $1000. The trailer holds 250 lbs and the bike pulls it with no problem.
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I can recomend Luna cycles as well. I buyed two 750W kits, based on bafang(8fun) i think, from them and they are good quality and work amazing!
If you want good climbing capabilities go for mid drive kits, they profit from the bikes gears and can go up really steep hills...
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Re: Electric bikes

Woodland's Luna setup looks pretty good.

For over a year I was without a car or truck, and I commuted on an ebike I put together out of a Chinese ebay 1kw front wheel hub motor kit, a 20ah 48v battery, and a cheapie walmart bike. Highest speed was just under 40mph but of course I never ran that speed. Range was too short and sometimes I would get an overtemp shutdown. That's okay though. Technically in Louisiana that makes it an electric motorcycle and subject to inspection, registration, license, etc so as to not attract attention and keep my range up, I generally ran it about 15mph.

I personally do not like folding bikes. Okay, I hate them. They are so fiddly and twidgety to ride, for me. I prefer a full size bike. And an ebike will surprise you with how heavy it is. Could be an issue when getting on and off the boat with it. However a nicely set up ebike makes great general transportation, charges easily, and as for me, it also gave me a very short range backup battery for my boat, which is electric. Cheaper than a gas scooter. The battery is what will cost you the most, if you need range and power.
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We have had great luck with electric stand up scooters.
Our's are all aluminum at 24 lbs, but they make a carbon fiber model at 13 lbs.
No oily chains.
Fast and Fun.
Folds up small for dinghy ride or locker storage.
No need to lock them as we fold them and put them in the shopping cart.
Link?

I use a iMax S1 500w electric scooter that is like 36lb.

https://www.magnumbikes.com/product/...ctric-scooter/
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I use a iMax S1 500w electric scooter that is like 36lb.

https://www.magnumbikes.com/product/...ctric-scooter/
E-Twow S2 Booster

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I love My EMini fat boy folds up pretty small and runs me and my wife around on it on the back rack with a little seat I made her and I put some of those trick bike kids pegs on the back for her feet. We can get around about 15 miles on a charge and further if i peddle LOL. And the Fat tires are great in the sand or the wonderful roads in the Bahamas NOT and cheeper than the Rad Mini
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