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Tool Library | EP 82

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Hey Everybody! Welcome back to another episode of the Bolton Ebikes podcast. I'm your host, Kyle Chittock, the owner of Bolton Ebikes and always trying to either hopefully teach you something about electric bikes or share with you an idea I have that might improve. The situation with electric bikes. I might need your feedback on this idea.

This is the first time I'm sharing it publicly. So stick around. I think this is going to be really interesting.

In today’s episode you’ll learn more about:

  • Why getting a simple repair done at a local bike shop has been taking a lot more time lately.
  • What do you need to work on your bike if you can’t get a bike shop to assist you?
  • Is it worth it to drive a few hours to get your ebike repaired or worth it to do it yourself. 
  • What we do to work with local bike shops when further assistance is required beyond our technical support via email and phone. 
  • How we are going to empower you to repair your ebike without the added expense of purchasing a tool you may never use again. 
  • Tell us if you like the idea or have any questions, concerns, thoughts, and suggestions to info@boltonebikes with the subject “Podcast on Tool Library”.

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  • Thank you for your help in trying to find me a bike because I broke my hip I finally ended up buying a red and I’ve got 1000 miles on it in two months so thank you very much I appreciate your help

    John Hergenrader on
  • Hey Kyle , I love the idea of the tool library, I think the membership system sounds great too , as a motorcycle/e bike motor head I know the importance of tooling and researching up for the task, I dread the day I have to get into the crank sensor or rear hub motor, but know it’s going to happen sooner or later and I hope u have some system going by then . I like the idea of a membership at first , hell , if I don’t use all the tools all the time , I wouldn’t mind sending u a club fee for the info and videos and podcasts I have learned from u this last 18 months, ur review on the redshift shock stop seat post was spot on, as well as brake upgrades etc. thanks for all the ebike education and let me know when I can sign up!

    Mark on
  • If I was on bicycle a tour and knew I could get any tool I needed shipped to me that would be huge. I could lighten my load of tools I would need to carry and know the right one was available. Like going on tour with a Park (Mac) Tool truck following you. Kind of like a DIY insurance policy too.

    Gary Smith on
  • I love this idea! I prefer to buy tools as I need them to build a collection, especially hand tools. Not everyone wants to or has the space to collect tools so I think this is a great idea. I built my e-bike using Handlebar Jacks so make sure you include those. If you can source a cheap but good repair stand that handles heavy e-bikes I would buy one. That’s the one thing that would get me to do more work on my bike. You might want to include those too. Good luck!

    Gary Smith on
  • Hy Kyle! Great thought here on the tool kit! I have used the idiot light ebike tester from china and my multimeter. There is a lot to learn on these a new career for some…
    Initial Diagnostic charts go/nogo charts. Think about what is bogging the repair process down. Not sure I’d want to open a 500+ watt hub to change Hall effects or Mosfet in a BMS or and take all spokes off.. trouble shoot assoc. software.. As they bikes get even more Pricy this could be a great idea for some folks.
    May want to disclaimer or warning on the toolkits ie.. working with the connectors or bat. circuits… This would be helpful for folks with time and skills for it or they want to develop these skills..

    Richard Esposito on

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