Saturday, March 29, 2008
According to the MFR's website this little 80cc motor will push this bike up to 35-40 mph. I can't wait to get a computer mounted up to the bike and see what it will do. As a few of my buddies were zipping around on it, it looked as it was doing 25+ with no problems.
The entire "pedal assist" kit weighs in at 19lbs. which makes this 45lb. bike with 3 hp get a supposed 150 mpg.
I can see some of my friends outfitting their cruiser bike with these as well and start some sort of strange race series.
I put in an inquiry today to see what they would sell me 5 more for. If it is reasonable they will be in my shop in just over a week.
I will do a full review of this product once ample testing has been completed.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I’ve heard the term ‘bike porn’ many times but usually it is referencing some fine Italian handmade bicycle or the latest hot gadgetry…. Until now, the masterminds over at http://www.albes.com/ took advertising their bike shop to a whole new level. It is genius; it will grab the attention of any adolescent cyclist and I’m sure the permanent marker on the inner thigh of the star of the video will get any fingers to type in the web address.
Here’s the Youtube link. You may have to sign in as the video is NSFW.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Here are a few of his most viewed videos:
About his bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c5fAxpeDFs
About his other bikes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA1VU32kx9I
About triathlons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvnwwVeQzZQ
He also has many other videos addressing pro racing, his favorite riders, accessory reviews including a cycling basket that is sold at Walmart.
I’m still trying to figure out if this guy is for real but if he is… (I’m taking a collection of bike parts to assemble an old Look KG381 for the guy. All I ask is that the parts are shimano 9 speed compatible and functional). We'll have to find an allies in SC to see if they can spot his bike outside of Walmart.
There are not many folks out there that are this obsessed about cycling and their bike is a 30 pound Huffy.
I hope you find as much entertainment out of this guy as I did. What a nut!