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Old 09-17-2019, 05:13 AM
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Firefly ebike prototype

I was cruising reddit and noticed “some guy” building up a new electric commuter. Turns out it’s an owner of Firefly. Bosch 3D printed some mounts and he(I’m assuming?) was building it up.




https://reddit.com/r/ebikes/comments...muter_project/
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:31 AM
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It appears that FF has a Rapha party or something last weekend where they were going to show a prototype, so this make sense. If anyone here reads this and can post would be interesting.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:36 AM
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I'm in Switzerland riding as we speak

ebikes ubikquitus.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:59 AM
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Ebikes are the next big thing after gravel.

Interesting to see the news outlet coverage of Eurobike this year. Lots of ebikes.

Makes sense to dip their toes in and see where it goes
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:07 AM
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I spoke briefly with Tyler at D2R2 and he mentioned that Jamie was working on this. As the kids would say, that bike will have the drip. Love the Skunkworks covering of the bottom bracket. I’ll hold off for the folding version—imagine a 20lb folding titanium Firefly e-bike...

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Old 09-17-2019, 07:35 AM
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Yup! Finally out of the prototype stage and into production. Instead of focusing on making a specific eModel, we have instead focused on making an eUpgrade to any of our existing models. This one is a commuter.

eBikes are kind of polarizing to the cycling community but they do serve a purpose. They are efficient transportation. In this case, don't think of it as replacing a bike, but like replacing a car. Boston traffic can suck hard in a car. An eBike commuter makes it tolerable. Gotta run errands after work? No problem. Gotta find parking in Cambridge? No problem. All this during rush hour? No problem.





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Old 09-17-2019, 07:42 AM
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ebikes ubikquitus.
Riding home yesterday..along 26th street..bike lane..very slight uphill..got dusted off by some guy on an ebike, fatbike, thing..he's not pedaling at all..but going almost the speed limit(25mph), in the bike lane..he stops at stoplight..looks both ways, pedals about 3 times and off he goes..not pedaling..and he ran the red light too..

geez..electric scooters..
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:57 AM
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Riding home yesterday..along 26th street..bike lane..very slight uphill..got dusted off by some guy on an ebike, fatbike, thing..he's not pedaling at all..but going almost the speed limit(25mph), in the bike lane..he stops at stoplight..looks both ways, pedals about 3 times and off he goes..not pedaling..and he ran the red light too..



geez..electric scooters..
Isn't it nice that at least he wasn't driving a car? He even stopped at the stoplight :-)

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Old 09-17-2019, 08:10 AM
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Tyler and Jamie...awesome new development. Thank you both for all your great thinking.
We all have pals that we would love for them to be able to join us on our rides.
This is something that would see frequent use in my household for all the reasons mentioned.

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Old 09-17-2019, 08:13 AM
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When do they become scooters?
At a certain speed they should travel on the road.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:17 AM
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As i'm sure other members can attest, non-ebikes are mostly a US thing. Ebikes are all over europe.

@Tyler, can you talk about that bosch mid-drive? That doesn't look like other Boschs.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:38 AM
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When do they become scooters?
At a certain speed they should travel on the road.
100% agree.. e'assist', sure, why not..but e'drive'? I see motorized scooters in the bike lane all the time too...
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:41 AM
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The retro ( of our investment) plan (I assume for FF customers) is great. Someday I will probably need it.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:41 AM
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When do they become scooters?
At a certain speed they should travel on the road.
A very reasonable question.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:58 AM
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Yup! Finally out of the prototype stage and into production. Instead of focusing on making a specific eModel, we have instead focused on making an eUpgrade to any of our existing models. This one is a commuter.





Hey Tyler,

Great work as usual. A bunch of Qs...

Was this a customer project? Do I recall a prior Bosch bike from FF? If yes, what's different this time? Have you looked at the Superpedestrian solution (aka "Copenhagen Wheel") - any thoughts there?

Rock on...
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