Hello BikeE fans!

[Christmas Family picture]
Our Family Picture. December 2000

[Picture of BikeE Sitting next to the Ami]

The BikeE sitting next to the Ami 6 Citroen. Which is stranger?

[BikeE on my '89 Honda Accord]

BikeE sitting atop the Honda Accord '89. Notice the extension and the front wheel supporting the fairing. The Zipper fairing did collapse on me at 65 MPH, so I use the front wheel to hold it in position. I have the bike at a slight angle, so the front fender on the bike doesn't have to bend too much. The plastic conduit is used as an extension, as the wheel base is longer than the usual Yakima rack, or upright bikes.

[Picture of handlebar]

This BikeE is equipped with radio, light switch, bell, cyclometer (Cateye solar), mirror, oh and a water bottle.

[Picture of handlebar]

Using the Handlebar mount, the Niterider is mounted over the front wheel, using aluminum straps and zip ties. Mounted on the struts supporting the Zipper fairing.

[Picture of battery and rear fender]

I've got the batteries hidden inside the frame. See them sticking out just above the rear wheel (wrapped in duct tape). I have them out so that you can see them in this picture (normally they ride completely hidden inside the frame). The rear fender was attached to the frame. This didn't work when riding in the rain (It rains everyday in Seattle, pass it on), so I attached it to the rear fork. Also, I used a small piece of aluminum sheet metal to mount the rear tail light (no drilling, just slips right in).

[Picture of front fender]

The front fender wasn't stopping the bottom of my legs and the bottom of the frame from getting wet, so notice that I extended the front fender to catch more water (gray piece of plastic conduit), and now it's working great. Keeps the bike cleaner too. Also I had to replace the original quick release lever, it broke from repeated use (within 2 months).

[Picture of front fender]

A closeup of the rear fender.

Last updated 2/10/01 by Dan Hughes (dhughes@toysrbob.com)