OwnerRob Matthies
Owner's Other EVs1982 GMC S-15 Sierra
2002 Ego Cycle-2
MODIFIED 2010 Electric Motorsport Native Z-6
LocationVancouver, British Columbia Canada map
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Vehicle1999 Currie Montague full-size folding MTB
** STOLEN -- AUGUST 2012 **

Originally came with the 400w(?) Currie silver can that was either geared or engineered for low speeds, high-torque. Climbed up North Vancouver's trails and was fun to bomb downhill. Had lots of flats until I learned how to end the flat-tire plague, once and for all.
MotorCurrie Not the factory model. Brushless DC
I like this big-finned motor a lot, since the original un-finned silver can tended to
DrivetrainNow has the "big cooling fin" 600w Currie(?) motor
Batteries2 Rob's Revived Batteries, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Running on 2nd set of revived (free!) batteries. Battery box isn't bullet-proof, but my bungee cord has kept the box intact for years, like nearly-new.
System Voltage24 Volts
Sold the OEM charger, and got Soneil.
Top Speed16 MPH (25 KPH)
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Conversion Cost$550
Additional FeaturesDouble-parallelogram suspension seatpost ($150), extra-comfort gel/pad "no pain" saddle --- chosen after trying out nearly 10 saddles.

Air horn.

A magnet for bike-thieves, but the electric motor seems to keep most, not all, baddies away.
Equipped to the hilt with safety toys, for the urban mine field. Except the anti-aggression light that's on the other electric scooters.

Reading "Lives Per Gallon" is a good way to rest while this ebike is charging on a long trip. We took our ebikes on a holiday and saved $$$ -- ebikes are much cheaper than cars, on ferries. The hotel didn't get to nickel us the $20 nightly parking fee, either.

Downtown, one day, a young toughie said, 'How much you want for this bike?' I said, "Sorry, it's not for sale." He doubled his offer, and I still turned him down. Perhaps, wisely, I decided to move my ebike's parking spot to another location.

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