Here is what I did to my Magicycle commuter bike

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Used code M60 for $60 off sale price,
I live in a hilly neighborhood and can go up the steepest hill in pas 2 or 3. Most of the time pas 1 is enough and great for no effort pedaling. Sometimes I ride with no power assist pas 0. Have not tried pas 4 or 5 yet but 3 has been more than enough so far. I changed the seat and added a suspension post. Also added an adjustable handlebar riser so I can sit more upright. The waterproof phone bag is from magicycle and features touch plastic. I tried some soft panniers for grocery runs but did not like them so I switched to some locking hard cases. The only issue is hard starting up if stopped on a hill but other than that the single speed belt drive is quiet and maintenance free.

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Got everything I might need now on the bike. Chain lock, tools, patch kit and spare tube, foot pump and first aid kit. I have bar end turn signals on the way that should be here Thurs. Really enjoy riding.......
 
I helped my daughter's boyfriend get a Magicycle Commuter a month or two ago. He keeps getting flats; he's up to 4 now. We can't figure out what's causing them. The first two, we chalked up to cheap OEM inner tubes, as they split at the seam. None of the spoke ends were showing or poking through the rim tape. I fixed three of them for him with new tubes and showed him how to it, but when it happened the 4th time, he just gave up and stopped riding it. Very disappointing how little drive kids have these days.
 
can you talk details...hardware, ease of installation and removal etc
thx
Installation was pretty straightforward. Mounted to the existing rear bars using three ubolts on each side. Drilled the six hole necessary using a step drill. Finished with M6 stainless acorn nuts after trimming the excess bolt length.

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Can also mount without using the cross plates....

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Parts I used.....
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ok..I didn't see the bike has existing brackets .
and factory mounting points..
do they bounce?
I like these pretty good..

some time ago I put out feelers for feasible combos re these and
came up empty..

would be cool if they could quick connect
 
what I called mounting points, I shouldda called bosses for the brackets..
are they reinforced..
I dunno much so, that single point of attachment looks weak..
there's alot going for this bike..
and really good installation..
good job on layout
 
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Used code M60 for $60 off sale price,
I live in a hilly neighborhood and can go up the steepest hill in pas 2 or 3. Most of the time pas 1 is enough and great for no effort pedaling. Sometimes I ride with no power assist pas 0. Have not tried pas 4 or 5 yet but 3 has been more than enough so far. I changed the seat and added a suspension post. Also added an adjustable handlebar riser so I can sit more upright. The waterproof phone bag is from magicycle and features touch plastic. I tried some soft panniers for grocery runs but did not like them so I switched to some locking hard cases. The only issue is hard starting up if stopped on a hill but other than that the single speed belt drive is quiet and maintenance free.

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Got everything I might need now on the bike. Chain lock, tools, patch kit and spare tube, foot pump and first aid kit. I have bar end turn signals on the way that should be here Thurs. Really enjoy riding.......

Nice job with the saddle bags. Not really happy with the soft bags I have on the bike now.
 
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