The New EZip "StepThrough"

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by ViBiker, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. ViBiker

    ViBiker Banned

    Just got an EZip, for $258, including shipping! Of course, I immediately began my upgrades.

    The StepThrough ...

    My newest bike began life as a "2009 Ladies, EZip Trailz".
    Of course, I always improve on the basic model. Improvements include:

    20T to 16T motor side freewheel upgrade.
    (Sight alignment problem, bent motor bracket slightly, to re-align.)

    11-32T 7spd freewheel upgrade.
    (Tried 11-34T freewheel first, but chain seemed too long for 11T, went 32T so I could have the option of shortening chain, by a link or 2, later.)

    Took off the OEM slip & slide tires and replaced with 2.125 road-worthy whitewalls. Also installed a 5x "slime" filled tube in the rear tire.

    Adjusted hub bearing tightness, aligned wheels, adjusted brakes, etc.

    The result is a beautiful, comfortable, cruiser.
    Sadly, too nice for any of the "Ladies" I know!

    So, ... I have added an elegant StepThrough to my stable of eBikes!

    Total upgrade time ... about 4 hours. Re-replacing the 7spd and re-aligning the motor gears caused the project to take much longer than necessary.

    Thanks mikefish! (Sarcastic tone) If you hadn't told everyone about this deal, I might have got it even cheaper! (ha ha ha!)

    Will supply pictures, as soon as, snow is gone, and sun comes out.
  2. ViBiker

    ViBiker Banned

    The 2009 EZip StepThrough!

    The Sun, came out. Here are the promised pictures.
    The 2009 EZip StepThrough! Upgraded from 2009 Ladies EZip.


    Threw on some big "comfy" whitewalls.


    16T & 7spd 11T upgrades are working nicely!


    Oh! ... The green valve cap? As long as I was replacing the rear tire, I installed a "5X Slime filled tube", supposedly thorn, nail etc. resistant! [email protected] Walmart.

  3. ViBiker

    ViBiker Banned


    Oh no!
    Got my new EZip, perked er up, took er for a ride and putted along?

    I think I got stuck with a 250w motor!
    Supposed to be a 450w!

    The good news?
    Instead of 20mph, it putts along at 17mph, but almost silently!
    Might be nice for a 100lb girl, but at 200lb, not for me.

    Damn, either I have to pick up a cute little "sweet thing" or ...
    I could break out one of my spare 450watt'ers.
    I picked up 3 from AllElectronics a year, or so, ago.
    A 250w will come in handy for something