Spot #25

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Owned by: ansonk

  • Year Bought/Built: 2013
  • Motor: Mac Motor 10T from em3ev
  • Battery: 50v 14AH from em3ev
  • Controller: Infineon 25A from em3ev
  • Fastest Recorded Speed: 29 mph (46.67 kph)
  • Range: 30 km (18.64 mi)
  • Weight: 75 lbs (34.02 kgs)
  • Total Cost: $2500

The original Raleigh frame was a legacy from my ex step dad. Piece by piece I added the ebike components, Zzipper fairing, xtracycle bolt-on cargo kit, and recently, a Bikes at Work trailer setup. The bit-by-bit approach made it more affordable.

The fairing makes the bike somewhat faster, increases the range, and makes it lots more visible at night + comfortable in winter. This is a practical car-replacement and mostly does regular day-to-day stuff, except it’s more fun and you can stop for a bit to watch the crows chasing each other around the apple tree up the road. I ride it for everything from grocery getting to hauling a trailer with my shadow puppet teaching supplies across town, to cruising between my jobs at different schools…