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I just can't keep away... journeying back to EUC's sooner than planned/expected?!


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It is tough to stay away from EUCs once biten by the bug. Sorry your having these annoying health issues. Best wishes on selling your Ebike and the purchase of a new ACM2. Exciting! 

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3 hours ago, TremF said:

It's done! ACM2 1300wh & trolley handle being delivered Saturday. Many thanks to @Marty Backe for the advice & Ian @ SpeedyFeet for having stock & sorting a Saturday delivery option for me. :)

Great. Let me (us) know what your real-world mileage is with this new wheel.

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27 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Congratulations and welcome back TremF!

Funny! My situation it just the opposite where I try to ride before the wife returns home from work. :ph34r:

 

Thanks @Rehab1 :) hopefully it will be good to be back once I settle back in on the ACM2.

I'd go for a ride before she gets home but my kids don't want to at the moment. They were still in bed earlier (6:30am) when I popped out for a quick ride around the block. That would have been an ideal time for a decent ride. Very few, if any, people about.

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7 hours ago, TremF said:

Well... It was delivered bright & early yesterday along with a trolley handle. Hopefully with the bottom bar of the trolley being thicker & better quality steel than the original it will last longer. 

With it being wet out yesterday I figured I'd wait to see if today would be any better. So far it's great out.

I popped for a very quick ride earlier and I'm not as confident as I was with my previous ACM, especially as my feet hurt, but it seems quieter than the original and a lovely smooth ride & acceleration. I wore my jeans with built in kevlar and knee and hip pads, a fleece with built in elbow & shoulder pads, my D30 padded riding gloves & Bell Annex Shield Mils helmet. My feet hurt because I usually use big boots which are super comfy but today I had my trainers on.

The extra thickness of the ACM 2 is very noticeable & uncomfortable but as I get used to riding again I'll relax more and also my usual boots will make the ride a little easier.

Anyway, hopefully, when my wife gets home from work this afternoon I might pop for a more decent ride to make sure I'm comfortable before I use it for work tomorrow. Do a decent canal ride. 

In time I'll do a range test to see what I can get from the 1300wh. I'm hoping for around 40 miles so need to find a good cruise speed to help with that.

Great. Glad the delivery came through without a hitch. As you know, your feet and legs will adjust to the ACM2. It does have a nice smooth ride.

Look forward to hearing what you get for range.

:cheers:

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2 hours ago, TremF said:

I still haven't gotten around to a proper range test yet. I'm still struggling with my condition though I finally have permission to work one day a week from home so hopfully that will help ease things.

I did manage a ride yesterday though. In total it was 27 miles and I had 41% battery left. The maximum speed I went was 26mph on a nice stretch of canal path. :D 

The ride was cut short by the amount of pain I was in distracting me from enjoying myself. I actually wanted to turn around at 3 miles but a few rest breaks helped me go further.

To say I'm suffering today is an understatement. I'm hoping it's still the worsened effects from riding the e-bike and that the working from home and riding the ACM2 will help get back to more manageable pain levels soon. 

That sounds about right for a 1300wh wheel, and where you're riding it fast a lot.

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7 hours ago, TremF said:

To say I'm suffering today is an understatement. I'm hoping it's still the worsened effects from riding the e-bike and that the working from home and riding the ACM2 will help get back to more manageable pain levels soon. 

I feel terrible for you!

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14 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

That sounds about right for a 1300wh wheel, and where you're riding it fast a lot.

If my calculations are correct then I might get 40-45 miles on a charge which will be perfect for me if I am able to take advantage of that mileage. My only problem is that I don't like riding when the beeps start at around 20% battery. :laughbounce2:
Mostly I was just cruising along at whatever speed the ACM2 likes to sit at. It was only on my return journey that I pushed it, especially along my favourite part of the canal.

I'm riding in Soft mode now too as I find it hurts my feet and legs less and also softens some of the bumps along the canal enabling a more comfortable, and faster, ride whilst possibly giving a little more mileage. :) 

 

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:efefb6a84e:  I regret suggesting that you move to an E-bike instead of the EUC.   Just thought after a few of your falls it might be a safer mode of transportation to avoid accidental trauma that may aggravate your condition.

It sounds like EUCs may still work out for the best hopefully.

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57 minutes ago, TremF said:

If my calculations are correct then I might get 40-45 miles on a charge which will be perfect for me if I am able to take advantage of that mileage. My only problem is that I don't like riding when the beeps start at around 20% battery. :laughbounce2:
Mostly I was just cruising along at whatever speed the ACM2 likes to sit at. It was only on my return journey that I pushed it, especially along my favourite part of the canal.

I'm riding in Soft mode now too as I find it hurts my feet and legs less and also softens some of the bumps along the canal enabling a more comfortable, and faster, ride whilst possibly giving a little more mileage. :) 

 

I am glad you are enjoying your ACM2. It is probably the best value among all eucs. If, however, you had 41% battery left after 27 miles, you aren't likely to get 40 mile range, unless you substantially reduce your speed. The last 50% of a battery is not linear in any way. It doesn't duplicate the range you receive in the first 50%. 

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21 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:efefb6a84e:  I regret suggesting that you move to an E-bike instead of the EUC.   Just thought after a few of your falls it might be a safer mode of transportation to avoid accidental trauma that may aggravate your condition.

It sounds like EUCs may still work out for the best hopefully.

Who could have known? :) My nerves on the Monster, after the ACM accident, was my biggest influence and two wheels are safer than one, they just can't go in as many places :)

I feel confident again on the ACM2 and in soft mode it does feel like it glides along better and smoother than the original ACM. Also I get a more positive reaction while riding the ACM 2 than the big ugly e-bike which adds to the feelgood factor. hehe.  

21 hours ago, Jerome said:

I am glad you are enjoying your ACM2. It is probably the best value among all eucs. If, however, you had 41% battery left after 27 miles, you aren't likely to get 40 mile range, unless you substantially reduce your speed. The last 50% of a battery is not linear in any way. It doesn't duplicate the range you receive in the first 50%. 

I get what you're saying and totally agree. I do keep thinking of sticking to a nice cruise speed but like on the e-bike, where I sometimes peddled faster than the assist could take me, I keep giving in to temptation :) At least I know I can get more than the 25 miles I used to get on my original 820wh ACM.

I might set the tiltback to kick in at 15mph and see how that influences the range. 

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Wow... It seems I might get the 40+ miles after all. 

Before I set off on my ride, last week, the ACM2 battery was 100% and the apps (Gotway, Wheelinfo & WheelLog) all showed 113 miles or 181km. Currently my battery level is 29-31%, depending on the app, and the apps all show 152 miles or 244km which is a difference of 39 miles or 63km so far.

I'm going to risk not charging the ACM2 tonight and ride to and from work again tomorrow. I know I am going to be into the 20% beeps so will either do the same route as today or a shorter one depending on the frequency and annoyance of the beeps :)

 

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I get 65km (40 miles) from my 1300Wh ACM at 80kg and riding not much slower than my 30km/h beeps for much of the time. So 40 miles is doable.

And it's 15% alarm I think, but since under load and no load is so different in %, doesn't matter.

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