My bike is a Surly Big Dummy Xtracycle with Stokemonkey motor, described in detail elsewhere. I named it “The Spirit of Ithaca”. I’ve changed so many parts it’s hard to give it a value, but you could probably get a comparable electric cargo bike for $3,000. Bicyclists may notice that my bike has an unusually large chainring. Last year I doubled the voltage of the motor from 36 to 72v, making my bike much more powerful—it can carry two adults up the steepest hills in Ithaca. Since by design the Stokemonkey motor moves the pedals, the increased power increased the speed of the pedals and it became necessary to increase the size of the chainrings to slow down the pedals.

My bike is a Surly Big Dummy Xtracycle with Stokemonkey motor, described in detail elsewhere. I named it "The Spirit of Ithaca". I've changed so many parts it's hard to give it a value, but you could probably get a comparable electric cargo bike for $3,000. Bicyclists may notice that my bike has an unusually large chainring. Last year I doubled the voltage of the motor from 36 to 72v, making my bike much more powerful—it can carry two adults up the steepest hills in Ithaca. Since by design the Stokemonkey motor moves the pedals, the increased power increased the speed of the pedals and it became necessary to increase the size of the chainrings to slow down the pedals.

My bike is a Surly Big Dummy Xtracycle with Stokemonkey motor, described in detail elsewhere. I named it “The Spirit of Ithaca”. I’ve changed so many parts it’s hard to give it a value, but you could probably get a comparable electric cargo bike for $3,000. Bicyclists may notice that my bike has an unusually large chainring. Last year I doubled the voltage of the motor from 36 to 72v, making my bike much more powerful—it can carry two adults up the steepest hills in Ithaca. Since by design the Stokemonkey motor moves the pedals, the increased power increased the speed of the pedals and it became necessary to increase the size of the chainrings to slow down the pedals.