Whelp, I wasn't going to do it then I did it. The first chink in the armor was I bought Deacon Patrick's Bike Friday Haul-a-Day and put a kit on it. It's a great grocery hauler and a good platform for the juice, but as an unloaded "just ride" bike it's a bit quirky. Every time I rode it I couldn't help thinking "Man, this kit on my Cheviot would be great!"
Then I got to thinking about my Pashley Clubman road bike with Paul Racer brakes. It's a great bike, but with the Chev as my "regular bike" I just wasn't using the Pashley. So I ordered another mid-drive kit and got to parts swapping. Now the Chev - with it's long wheelbase and excellent, predictable handling - is my non-quirky "just ride" ebike, and the Pashley got the Paul Melvin tensioner to match its brakes for a nice, light British 2-speed with Albastache Bars, one Suntour bar-end and an old Mavic derailer. I did my first shakedown ride on eChev today (it's been raining, sorry for the low-light pics) and hoo boy is it fun! Realistically it's overpowered on full boost (the no warranty frame warranty is now definitely a no), but I wouldn't ride something like this that way. With the Pedal Assist System on a low setting it cruises along very nicely, like a Riv with a really good tailwind. This wasn't the original plan when I bought the frame, but I'm really happy with how all three bikes have turned out now. Pics! https://photos.app.goo.gl/e3xXX701DfqcRihA3 Joe Bernard -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.