It's been too long since I posted here. I'm still riding, albeit with pain in my legs and feet. I'm in the process of converting the Metro to a 1kw direct drive. It's been slow, laborious...and now I think the motor may be defective. I have it mounted but not connected. The thing is, it's so hard to turn the wheel, it's as if there is an invisible rim brake holding it. I'm discouraged.
The ST700 is pretty much finished, and is my daily ride. I had a bike mechanic look at it while he was here mounting the tire on and truing the Magic Pie 5 wheel. The factory had installed 2 lower races, and that was messing it up. Now it steers as well as the Metro. I have it set for 7 assist levels, and when I select the 7th the bike surges forward even if it's already over 20MPH. Ludicrous Mode for bicycle.
Finally, I refurbished my old spare EZIP for my sister, with new tires and tubes, brakes, seat and mirrors. Took me just one evening, for once.
So the Metro may never get done, at this rate. I spent $100+ getting the wheel motor ready to mount, $600 for the wheel kit, and more hours than you'd think mounting it. If it's defective I may try for a refund and put in a cheap Ebay DD motor. I'm very unimpressed so far with Golden Motor products.