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greencat
07-24-2010, 11:46 PM
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The Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser pictured above is modelled after the bikes that were prevalent in the 1930′s with one small but important difference, these bikes have discreet electric motors built into the rear hub and a small lithium-ion battery pack mounted on the rear luggage tray. Preferring to use balloon tires instead of suspension the PCCC (that name is just too long to keep writing) offers a smooth ride and the lithium-ion battery can keep propelling you along for 30 miles at 20 miles an hour, which means this bike is actually a potential daily transport option for people who live within 20-30 miles of the office, school or university – especially if they encounter traffic jams and road-related delays on a regular basis (electric bikes zip past traffic jams with glorious impunity).
The bike features a number of brand name parts including Shimano SIS Index Shifters and Dia-Compe Brakes. The 6 speed transmission mated to the brushless electric hub motor will have no trouble scooting you around town and up obnoxious hills even if you aren’t in the mood for pedalling. The PCCC currently sells for $1,695 USD which makes it a surprisingly affordable electric vehicle (less than 5% the cost of a Nissan Leaf) and the perfect zero-emissions neighbourhood cruiser.

Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser Specifications
Power: 500 watts
Gearing: 6 Speed
Motor Control: Throttle
Maximum Speed: 20 mph
Range: 30 miles
Battery Type: LFP
Motor Type: Brushless Gearless Hub Motor
Foldable: No

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Desert Rat
12-25-2010, 04:24 PM
Riding a Pedego bicycle is unlike any other biking experience.

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Chris and Shelly Thomson of Fuel Free Recreation recently began selling Pedego Electric Bikes to the Southwest Florida community. The husband and wife business team is seen here in a portrait at their home in Golden Gate Estates on Thursday, December 16, 2010.

With a swift push back of the kickstand, a person can pedal like they would on any normal bicycle. But with a quick twist of the handlebar, the electric engine kicks in and suddenly the wind is whipping through your hair, a smile making its way across your face as you realize that this is no ordinary bicycle.

The brainchild of Pedego Electric Bikes in Irvine, Calif., the electric bikes are sold nationwide and now can be found in Southwest Florida thanks to Fuel Free Recreation LLC., a locally run alternative transportation business that opened up its virtual shop in November.

Read More...PHOTOS Ride on: Entrepreneurs bring electric feel to bicycling Collier, Lee roads » Naples Daily News (http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/dec/24/Pedego-Electric-Bikes-bicycle-Thomson-Collier-Lee/)