I am a US Navy Veteran, chief electronics technician, electrical engineer, technology consultant, the Principal of Augmented Pedals located in Edgewater, Colorado.
I have been custom building, riding, selling and supporting fast quasi-legal eBikes and eTrikes for over 25 years now.
Vehicles that do not require a title, registration, insurance or a drivers license to operate.
Transportation that can be pedaled well past the 20 mph limit for an eBike with a throttle.
Some large enough for passengers and cargo.
Ranges up to 300 miles.
Over-engineered to last for years.
I can custom build your dream augmented pedal vehicle.
Though getting better all the time, MANY new factory eBikes purchased can fail quickly with moderate to heavy use.
Yes even the $10k+ ones !
AND good luck with the $2-$3,000 ones.
Many last just past the 1 or 2 year warranty with moderate use.
Poor design and inexpensive parts.
They just wear out.
Battery packs that are only a few cells in parallel.
Using 100% of your cell's rated power/capacity every time.
Most geared eMotors can wear and make noise.
Though I have had success recently with the Grin GMAC.
Brushed eMotors have wear replacement parts.
Mid-drives sending power through even heavy derailleur gears and chains is a bad idea.
Mid drives using a belt, fixie chain or shaft drive can last.
Most Li Ion packs are only 3-4 cheap cells in parallel and only warrantied for 1 year.
I advocate a combination of being able to pedal to 30+mph and a fast efficient Direct drive hub motor. Extremely low maintenance and long life.
I mostly use vendors with a 2-5 year or longer warranty.
I over-engineer my battery packs to allow actual 2,000+ cycles.
using only 85% of rated cell specs. Charging to 85% most of the time.
50% when stored. Only Charging to 100% just before required.
Real Dependable Transportation, not a Toy.
I may be able to install powered hub(s) or mid-drive on on your existing bike / trike
or I have access to:
Up to lifetime warranties
Titanium or Chromoly frames
9-18 speed pedal or hub transmissions
Pedal mounted x2.5 Speed drives
Pedal to 50+ mph (without e-assist)
Belt or Shaft drives
DOT rated tubeless moped rims and tires
Hydraulic anti-lock disc brakes
Adjustable full suspension and shocks
Lighting and turn signals
Collision detection / avoidance
Fully Enclosed Vehicle options
Roll Cage, Seatbelts, Airbags
OEM ~ Dealer for:
Access to any part available through US bicycle distribution.
Helping People Get Around !
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