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Sunday, August 23, 2009

To Pedal or Not to Pedal

I think for a little while, I'm going to bolt on some foot pegs in front of the seat on the bottom edge of the frame, so my toes are just behind where the pedals circle around (they move when the motor runs), so that I can do some serious hard-testing of the system without any pedal input at all, and be sure that I don't "help" the system by unrealizingly pedalling (since I'm so used to it).

I'd like to test it to breaking if it's going to, while I am on shorter trips that aren't time-sensitive (so I can pedal home with all that weight if I have to).

The end result of the system will be to have a pedal-assist that *requires* some pedalling, but not a lot, but at the moment I am more interested in breaking all the stuff I can before I rely on it. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Good idea! I have used a similar approach at times. --Joe


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