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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by eAdopter, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. eAdopter

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    Hello Tesla owners and reservation holders!


    I purchased a Model S in 2013 and love the car. These forums seem to be good for sharing experiences. I hope it’s alright to share some ideas.


    For decades I've been a bicycle enthusiast, riding both road and mountain bikes, and want to share some information with other conservation-minded folks.


    In the spirit of using less fossil fuel and continuing to exercise, last year I purchased an electric bike. I completed months of research and test rides and chose a rather expensive model.


    I drive my Model S for longer trips, and use the bike for short trips to the grocery store, etc. We feel like electric vehicles are part of an important conservation trend. As a bonus, both the Model S and electric bike are fun!!!


    My current electric bike is good but it barely fits into the back of my Model S because the rear wheel can't be (easily) removed. I think this is true of all/most hub-motor electric bikes. And I don’t know if the bike will fit into our new Model 3.


    I considered putting a hitch on my Model S. I also considered roof racks. Last week I found a better solution to share with you.


    While browsing the internet I found a crowdfunded electric bike. The brand is Flux, here's a link: www.flux.bike


    It has quick-release front and rear wheels, and a 13 or 17 ah battery for excellent range up to about 45 miles. With both wheels removed, the bike will easily fit into the back of my Model S and I'll be able to ride in new places away from home. It might even fit into the Model 3. Nice!


    I hope this is helpful for others considering a more electric lifestyle.


    We're looking forward to receiving our Model 3! Best of luck to everyone!!!
     
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  2. eAdopter

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    Hmm, no other eBike riders?
     
  3. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I ride my bike with my own 2 legs. I need the exercise. I tend to get a bit pudgier in winter.
     
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  4. igotzzoom

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    I do. I have a ProdecoTech Phantom X. It's a full-size folding bike. It's one of the few, if not the only FS folding e-Bike that I'm aware of. I bought it secondhand, and had to have about $700 worth of work done to it, including a new motor. It's in the shop currently to get an upgraded chainring (sprocket). I have a trail that goes most of the way from my home to work, and weather-permitting, I love riding into work.

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  5. Tree95

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    I think this looked so much like spam that we're ignoring it.
     
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  6. eAdopter

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    Nice looking bike!
     

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