Hi, I just came across this company in the most interesting of ways. Today is the fourth anniversary of the launch of the illegal war in Iraq we're fighting to grab all the oil .. in case you forgot. To honor this occasion there were War protest rallies in several cities, and today I went to the one in San Francisco. There were a LOT of people there, the organizers claimed at least 40,000.
While walking around I bumped into this guy with an electric bicycle, said sorry, and started to move along, but I had this inspiration to talk with him about the bike. It was a nice small folder with a pack behind the seat post, a small hub motor in the rear wheel, and highly remniscient of one which Craig Deafscooter had posted about (and sold via ebay) last fall.
The guy said it was "his" design, that he sells this bicycle and he handed me a card. I promised to contact him and give him contact info for this site, so hopefully he'll join our community.
http://www.HighTekBikes.com is the web site.
He has two bicycles for sale ... this folder is:
RATED VOLTAGE: 24V
BATTERY: 8AH Lithium Ion
MAXIMUM SPEED: 12 mi/hr
RANGE: 10 mi (varies with load and conditions)
WEIGHT: 37.5 lbs
LOADING CAPACITY: 165 lbs
EXTERIOR SIZE: 4'6" x 23" x 45"
HTB-180F Electric Foldup
HTB-180FD Electric Foldup with 6-Speed Shimano Derailer
Full Size Electric Bicycle
1) Motor power: 250W brush
2) Speed: 23-28km/hr
3) Battery: 8Ah24V Ni-Mh battery
4) Charge time: 6-8hr
5) Input voltage: 24V
6) Recharge times: >300 times
7) Maximum loading capacity: 80kg
8) Distance in one time charge: 40km
9) Material: aluminum
10) Wheel size: 26"
11) Color: optional
12) 1:1 pedal assistance system
13) Product size: 180 x 68 x 110cm
Carton dimensions: 160 x 35 x 85cm
No price listed and the page says it's out of stock, but other pages claim it is in stock.