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gillies

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Jul 2020

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    I'm likely getting a ebike (r&m packster 80).

    I had a shot of a pals ebullit which was limited up to 30km/h and this felt much closer to a natural cruising speed compared to the 25km/h limiter on the Bosch CX I used in the r&m.

    I spoke with lbs about tuning the motor, he said it is entirely possible but will leave an indelible and warranty voiding mark on some internal log somewhere.

    Is this true and there any way around it? I don't want to go crazy speeds but 30km/h just feels better, especially given that a lot of roads around here are 20mph limits.

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    The idea is that the slanted roof (which locks in place ) is another layer of deterrent, making it hard to access the anchor or find room for big bolt cutters

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    Sure, maybe but i don't think those are available with a cargo bike of this type off the shelf.

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    Yeah, it's a sort of 'overlapping layers of deterrent' thing.

    Wheel lock, alarm lock, locked gate, camera, busy (ish) street, battery removed (heavy weight is a bonus in this instance, haha)

    Insurance confirm they'll cover it anyway so that's weight off.

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    I rode it with assist off. It heavy! Will just have to be careful never to let battery run out, haha.

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    Just got this built. Does a job as shelter, herb planter and garden wall all in one.

    Big slab of concrete in there where a anchor will go, will add a tarp to the side and a gate to the front along with an alarmed disc lock and a camera which should be enough to keep the bike safe from thieves and bad weather. It is in my tenement front garden so it's a high traffic area which I think will actually make it more safe.

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    Yeah, for sure - but having the gates drive is a really high selling point for me given how much salt is on the roads here in Glasgow through winter.

    I'll be buying from LBS which is cargo bike specific so hopefully that's a benefit.

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    Nuvinci

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    Fairly set on a packster 80 with a custom canopy. It's the only bike I can find with enough space for 2 kids and shopping that comes with my preferred config of gates carbon drive and Bosch set up.

    Test ridden it and happy with how it rides too, even if not quite so fun as a ebullit

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