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    If speed becomes an issue, there's an easy-enough technical fix. Push manufacturers, by law or consumer groups, to install a speed regulator in the controller. Have the motor automatically kick out or fade around 15 or 18mph. That should be plenty of speed for the average user, and it doesn't prevent them from going faster if the want to push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eBikeDude View Post
    Sorry for the slow reply. Last i checked, I was not a spambot. But if Hal has anything to say about it, that could change.
    Very glad to hear that. Welcome to the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwalf View Post
    If speed becomes an issue, there's an easy-enough technical fix. Push manufacturers, by law or consumer groups, to install a speed regulator in the controller. Have the motor automatically kick out or fade around 15 or 18mph. That should be plenty of speed for the average user, and it doesn't prevent them from going faster if the want to push.
    Because no one with a 49cc scooter has ever put on a big bore kit or removed the restrictor from the exhaust... I don't see that doing much to restrict anything and I don't believe that we should be doing it anyway. There's a speed limit right now on the Capital Crescent Trail which most fit cyclists are capable of doubling in the downhill direction. Should we put an automatic brake on bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
    ... the mining damage that occurs to support battery technologies is far larger than that used to support the steel and oil to power old school autos.
    I'd like to see backing for that assertion from a reliable source.

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    There are ebikes that can be bought outright with electric boost or assist. Then there are kits that one can buy that can be added to most any bike/trike. Then there are the hobby/experimenter who patch together their own solution.

    I've been looking at the second solution due to the combination of long distance and amount of ascent, especially in the last two miles when I should be in cool down.

    One can use this simulator to understand the resulting torque/power at different speeds from a variety of component configurations;

    http://www.ebikes.ca/simulator/

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillStewart View Post
    I'd like to see backing for that assertion from a reliable source.
    Try google then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
    Try google then.
    That is the standard reply when someone has no backing for an assertion. Case closed.

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    Here are some comments from e bikers that tried them out on the W&OD.

    http://epluselectricbike.com/faqs/ca...-bike-go-fast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillStewart View Post
    That is the standard reply when someone has no backing for an assertion. Case closed.

    It's the reply when your attitude isn't worth my time to find you a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
    It's the reply when your attitude isn't worth my time to find you a link.
    You are simply attempting to deflect an examination of your assertion - I'll bet you cannot find a link that supports that assertion from a reliable source. I'm all for discussing the impacts of various approaches to transportation and energy, but we have to have a basis for rational discussion - simply making unfounded statements is not the way. If you were not, then it should be easy for you to back up your claim. You're on...

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