27 Feb '16, 7pm

Wondering how long you can ride your EVELO #ebike before it needs a charge? Wonder no more!

Last week I took on a 2-day, 7-commute work-a-thon. Basically I ride from job to job to job over the course of 36 hours. My mission was clear. Test how far this bike can go without a charge. Turns out the charge wouldn’t be what stopped me. The chain generally derails a few times a year, but that’s no big deal. It should only be a 2-5 minute repair and some dirty hands. But these last few days, it derailed 8 times in 4 commutes… that’s just too much. A quick look told me that the chain was obviously far too loose, but I was away from my tools and would be for the remainder of the journey. I was going to have to nurse it until I got home. I figured I would just be able to loosen the rear wheel/gear and push it back a few cm to tighten the chain up. So, how DID the battery hold up? That’s my type of battery (Luna) to the left. On the 5th commute without charging (after 40 so...

Full article: http://www.evelo.com/challenge/johnny-five-alive/

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