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Forum: Electric Bikes 03-17-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By npkeith
Terra Trikes has a "power cruiser", but its a...

Terra Trikes has a "power cruiser", but its a reverse trike. Here a link (http://www.electric-bikes.com/trikes/trikes.html#TerraTrike)
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-17-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By npkeith
The simple answer is yes, there are electric...

The simple answer is yes, there are electric bikes that let you recharge the battery by pedaling or riding downhill - here is a link to one...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-16-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By npkeith
Karma - the prices I quoted are for pairs of...

Karma - the prices I quoted are for pairs of batteries without the housing.
RLSchell - I do take the charger and charge at work - even before the battery was dying on the way to work. Now I have no...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-16-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By npkeith
New batteries for an ElecTrec

Hi all, back again.
Now its official. I REALLY need new batteries for my ElecTrec (My commute to work is 7 miles, either flat or gentle down-hill most of the way, with a few gentle ups. My battery...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-05-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By npkeith
extra wide tire liners?

My son has an Electra Straight 8 with 20"x3.0" 'Fatty-0' tires. I've had to repair flats multiple times (once it was both tires at the same time!) and ended up replacing both tubes. Each time I...
Forum: Commuting 11-25-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By npkeith
I got one of these...

I got one of these (http://www.ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=travelbiker) (just arrived, won't have a chance to mount it 'till the holiday). It came with a (removable) shoulder strap. ...
Forum: Commuting 11-20-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By npkeith
I pay my employer $30 a quarter for mine - $120 a...

I pay my employer $30 a quarter for mine - $120 a year. Admittedly I get $60 a quarter for riding my bike 3 or more days a week, so in effect I get it for nothing but only get a $30 a quarter bonus....
Forum: Commuting 11-19-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By npkeith
If you want a helmet blinkie, I recommend the...

If you want a helmet blinkie, I recommend the planet bike blinkie 3H (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3010.html). Small, light, on a pivot so it always points back.
Forum: Commuting 11-19-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,128
Posted By npkeith
Transitions lenses are great except from one...

Transitions lenses are great except from one thing - the hotter it is, the lighter they stay (or the less dark they get). I live in Southern California, where it gets to 110 degrees F routinely. ...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,128
Posted By npkeith
Yeah - I've been looking at some of the Rudy...

Yeah - I've been looking at some of the Rudy Project flip-ups. Gulp! $250-350, possibly more for the hi-strength Rx inserts.

Like I said, much of my commute is in the dark, so I need clear...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,128
Posted By npkeith
glasses recs

Not sure which forum to post this in, but its for commuting, so here goes:

I'm 40, and have crappy eyesight - my glasses are -5 on both sides, with a mild astigmatism to boot.

I'm looking for a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-18-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By npkeith
Hmm. I stand corrected. I'm a little ambivalent...

Hmm. I stand corrected. I'm a little ambivalent though. I may not have thought it through. If I soup it up to the point where it goes over 25mph, then its a motorcycle, and I need indicators and...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-17-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By npkeith
Hi power recumbent trike

Has anyone tried mounting a high-powered conversion kit (something like this (http://www.greenspeed.us/bionx_500_lithium_battery.htm)) on one of the better recumbent tadpole trikes? Something like a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-17-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By npkeith
I remember a camping gear guide that had a method...

I remember a camping gear guide that had a method for a NiCd "lobotomy" that involved hooking up wires to a 12v car battery and just barely stroking the wires over the NiCd (I can't remember what...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-17-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By npkeith
My electrec was doing that a lot after a tire...

My electrec was doing that a lot after a tire change. It turns out the bike shop had removed the motor. When they put it back on, it was too loose. My guess is the chain has stretched and is just...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
Posted By npkeith
Kensington now makes a 64gig USB flash drive. ...

Kensington now makes a 64gig USB flash drive. Just install everything on that. But I guess you'll still have to have your OS (es) installed on a platter-based drive.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-05-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By npkeith
Now if only they would enforce the ban....

Now if only they would enforce the ban....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-03-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By npkeith
Here ya go. Get one of these...

Here ya go. Get one of these (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4355). Highly illegal in the US of course, but it makes you think. I think they should be built into movie theaters and...
Forum: Commuting 11-03-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 732
Posted By npkeith
HA! My workplace provides bike lockers that I...

HA! My workplace provides bike lockers that I have to rent! No lockers or showers, I change in the john. I get to sign up for the state run bike to work program for some goodies, but I don't even...
Forum: Touring 11-02-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By npkeith
Odd pannier Request.

Appologies for the cross-post, but no one in electric bikes has an answer, so maybe someone here will.

Does anyone know of a pannier that will fit on the left side of an ElecTrec...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-02-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By npkeith
That bad huh? Nobody's got a clue? Maybe I'll...

That bad huh? Nobody's got a clue? Maybe I'll cross post in one of the gear forums.
-K
Forum: Electric Bikes 10-31-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By npkeith
Panniers on an ElecTrec

Any one know of a pannier that will fit on the left side of an ElecTrec (over the motor?) I was originally looking at an Ortlieb, but the shortest one they make is 11 inches, and there is 8 1/2" (at...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-31-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,114
Posted By npkeith
+1 on the media thing - "Tonite on local 2, the...

+1 on the media thing -
"Tonite on local 2, the story of an ecologically-minded student being told he can't ride his bike to school!"

Oh, and make it the ACLU you call - maybe you can get...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-31-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By npkeith
I disagree - rare earth magnets are cheap - 7.8...

I disagree - rare earth magnets are cheap - 7.8 cents each here (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13516). You can buy bundled throwie kits without magnets here...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-31-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By npkeith
Throwies anyone?

This is a partial cross post from a reply to a thread on industrial design over on the commuting board. I just wanted to throw out a "what if?" kinda question:

Anyone know what a Throwie ...
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