Lightest eBike Kit gives electric superpowers to your bike

E-bikes are not a cheap pleasure; their costs are usually well over $1000. But if you still have a two-wheeler that is in good shape, and also are looking forward to electric power, then the Lightest system on Indiegogo will be the perfect choice for you. An Italian startup Bikee Bike launches its “Lightest eBike Kit” that turns any normal bicycle into an e-bike. The latest product from the Bikee Bike should convince with its low weight, which is between 1.6 and 1.7 kg (without battery) depending on the version. The drive is installed in the bottom bracket area and then acts on the existing chain. The Lightest eBike Kit is available in four different variants. At 1.6 kg, the smallest version with 250 watts is particularly light. It has a nominal voltage of 36 volts, transmits 70 Nm to the driveshaft, and supports electrically up to 25 km/h (16 mph) speed. This version with battery weighs just under 4 kg, including mounting materials. The bike becomes an S-Pedelec in one of the three more powerful variants. These have an output of 500, 750, and 1000 watts, which provides support in turn to speeds of 35, 42, and 50 km/h (22, 26, or 31 mph), respectively. They work with a nominal ...

The New York Daily News reports Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the Boston new-wave band, died

The New York Daily News reports Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the Boston new-wave band, died in his Manhattan home today. When I was at BU my friend worked at Elsie’s diner in what is now the Hotel Buckminster. We’d see Ric and other band members eating there late nights before they got famous. Then suddenly everyone in the dorm had their first record. Sad news indeed. I don’t know whatever happened to it, but for a while, Ric Ocasek had a studio in the Back Bay or Fenway. He was extremely generous with helping young musicians out. I worked at a cafe on Newbury Street for a while that he & Paulina Porizkova used to visit sometimes. She was funny & had a wicked sweet tooth, which I could relate to. Anyway, they tipped well & were extremely nice, and I think I got a hickey to every one of his songs in junior high, so I’ll always have a soft spot for him. Here’s a Globe article about that studio. He recorded some really iconic bands there as well, Ministry, Bad Brains, Romeo Void, Cheap Trick, ’Til Tuesday etc etc Ocasek and Orr were in a CSN-style folk trio called Milkwood that released an album 5 years before The Cars’ debut!? this is wildhttps://...