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A working day at Grin Technologies.

Our first largish shipment of 20 Juiced bikes arrived the other day at the Grin Technologies facility in Vancouver.  Grin is now a Juiced Bikes dealer, and has kindly agreed to store and ship the bikes, as they have more room in their new facility.  I spent the day there sorting out bikes and parts, [...]

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We have batteries!

A nice assortment of batteries and chargers has arrived! I will be getting them into customers bikes and into the on line store as soon as possible. There is a bit of everything, from 24V 20AH packs to replace the lead bricks in the old Total EV bikes, to a 72V 30AH monster with 25R [...]

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Brake pads and CrossCurrent parts

Tora is hard at work putting together a detailed parts list for the CrossCurrent, similar to what is already available for the U500.  Our goal is to have the best parts service of any e-bike.For the HD-E710 brakes on all but the most recent U500 please use the Tektro OEM pads available here.The CrossCurrent uses [...]

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Replacing lead in a Chinese scooter bike

These little bikes are everywhere in China, they are made by the millions, and they have lead acid batteries.  This one had a set of four 12 volt, 12 amp hour units to make a 48 volt pack. The bike looks to be basically brand new.The large plastic battery box almost fit a 48 V 20 [...]

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Replacement of phylion cells in an older Motorino 37V, 10 ah battery pack

A customer came to me with an older battery pack from a Motorino e-Bike.  She had called Motorino, and they are no longer supplying replacement batteries for these bikes.  The bike is in good condition, so it was worthwhile repacking this case with new cells. I had an expedition naked pack that just happened to fit [...]

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Trailer signage, events

Finally finished the signage for the Hill Eater trailer. It was done with peel and stick vinyl on Coroplast, so very light weight.Also got a banner printed up for events, here I am at the Creatively United  For the Planet event last weekend.It was a good day demoing e-bikes to the public, and I met [...]

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Passenger kit for U500

I have been testing the new passenger kit for the ODK U500 from Juiced.  It is available in the store here It consists of three parts, a seat cushion, foot rests, and a handlebar with mounting bracket.  It is remarkably easy to carry a full sized passenger on the U500 with this kit, mostly I think, because the [...]

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CrossCurrent Production up and running

CrossCurrent 1.1's are being assembled, tested, boxed.  There will be a very limited number available to Canada from this first production run.  Hoping to see the shipment here in May...

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Brodie Jouney project

Converting this bike with a rear hub motor presented a challenge in that it originally had an internally geared rear hub with a coaster brake. I upgraded to high performance hydraulic brakes on the front, with a bigger rotor, but on the rear there are no mounts for a brake caliper. I ended [...]

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Juiced plus Grin, great things to come.

Two dynamic young minds at the forefront of the electric bike industry came together recently in China.  Tora Harris, founder of Juiced Bikes, and Justin Lemire-Elmore, founder of Grin Technologies met up at the factory that builds Juiced bikes.  Both are passionate advocates of car-free transportation. Tora was presumably behind the camera taking these shots, so [...]

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