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Forum: Commuting 07-28-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By chas58
Freezing kills the bacteria, removing any smell. ...

Freezing kills the bacteria, removing any smell.
You can kill bacteria by freezing or boiling.
Try putting that smelly sponge in the microwave or in boiling water. Same thing - kills the...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By chas58
The solution for sweaty smelly bike clothes at work.

Iíve long tried to hang up my sweaty clothes around my cube at work, hoping they will dry and not get too stinky before I ride home. Certainly if they donít get fresh air, they are going to smell...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By chas58
Enjoy! My favorite is 700x28mm for fast...

Enjoy!

My favorite is 700x28mm for fast commuting. I use that on my fixie (which of course has a flip flop hub for single speed use).

A 26x2.125 tire has roughly the same diameter. The...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,200
Posted By chas58
One caveat. Synthetics stink. One...

One caveat. Synthetics stink.

One improvement I have made is to use wool. I have $100 wool cycling jerseys, but honestly, a $5 merino or cashmere sweater from Salvation Army works just as well. ...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,151
Posted By chas58
Yep, it is a matter of time. 25 miles takes...

Yep, it is a matter of time.

25 miles takes me about 1.5 hours (I'm a strong cyclist on a fast road bike).
Doing it every day is exhausting.
If I slow down and ride at about 85% of my normal...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-27-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By chas58
You talking about my custom 3lb build from em3ev,...

You talking about my custom 3lb build from em3ev, or something else you can point us to?
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-27-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By chas58
Here is my light weight bike build on endless...

Here is my light weight bike build on endless sphere:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=49691&start=100

I have a thread on it here too, although it is probably 3 years old...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-14-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By chas58
The UK site: Pedelecs - Electric Bike Community...

The UK site: Pedelecs - Electric Bike Community (http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/)
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-13-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By chas58
Speedy, did any of this help?

Speedy, did any of this help?
Forum: Commuting 07-13-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By chas58
commuting can be a good opportunity to do...

commuting can be a good opportunity to do intervals. You can mix it up a bit.

Practice hard accelerations from a stop
practice shorter high gear accelerations to build muscle
practice longer...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-12-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By chas58
The problem is that there is a lot of ambiguity...

The problem is that there is a lot of ambiguity in the Ohio law. It appears that they were not really thinking of e-bikes. None of this really seems to address low powered electric bicycle using...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-12-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By chas58
That is some good information. I see you edited...

That is some good information. I see you edited it to clean it up a bit.

Assuming the OP is talking state laws, specifically Ohio, that is a different question. And as stated above, state laws...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-12-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By chas58
Funny man. :rolleyes: the reference to...

Funny man. :rolleyes:

the reference to "that" referrers to california, not US federal guidelines. Depends on the country, but there is a clear distinction between low speed and high speed bikes...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-12-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By chas58
Good question! No good answer though. ...

Good question!
No good answer though.

First, this is an international community here, but I'm going to infer from your post that you are talking US Federal laws.

Answer: it doesn't make any...
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By chas58
Yep, it is really the sidewall & tube (not the...

Yep, it is really the sidewall & tube (not the weight) that mostly determines the rolling resistance. you are essentially pushing a bubble around the tire when it moves, and that deflection of a...
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By chas58
Google is your friend. Seriously - that is a...

Google is your friend. Seriously - that is a topic that demands more than a few sentences in a post.

Try searching for bike trail and fork rake. It is the trail that greatly defines a bikes...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-30-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By chas58
I ride without a suspension, but I can easily...

I ride without a suspension, but I can easily bunnyhop and maneuver my light weight bike. For the weight of bikes you all use, a suspension is pretty much required. I do put a lot less air in my...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By chas58
Thanks for posting! Weight does not have...

Thanks for posting!

Weight does not have much to do with rolling resistance. There are a lot of factors, but the suppleness of the sidewall is one of the biggest factors.

Weights biggest...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By chas58
Good responses. I like a twitchy -...

Good responses.

I like a twitchy - responsive bike, but you can't really stop paying attention to what you are doing on one. Certainly an endurance bike (not a touring bike) or even a gravel bike...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-27-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By chas58
Good thoughtful replies. Yeah, its not likely. ...

Good thoughtful replies. Yeah, its not likely. It is possible, depending on the circumstances.

Probably not possible in England (unless you are like me, LOL).

Something like the specialized...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-27-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By chas58
Yeah, I know where this is going. ;-) The...

Yeah, I know where this is going. ;-)

The biggest flaw:

Your battery is 5Ah. If it is a typical battery, it is good for 5amp draw (i.e. 1 C). The smallest controllers are 15amps. So you...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By chas58
True. I road a group ride Saturday without my...

True. I road a group ride Saturday without my "take-a-look" and was kind of freaked out that I didn't know what was going on behind me all of the time. I've gotten spoiled with that thing.
Forum: Commuting 06-22-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By chas58
I have an electric motor for that. Of course...

I have an electric motor for that.
Of course you can't tell the bike is electric, which is part of the fun.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-22-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,615
Posted By chas58
The 5 Kalamazoo ghost bikes in a row

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :cry:

http://img.wennermedia.com/article-leads-feature/ap_810658817158-2810bf8d-a9ec-4949-81e3-4a466b8674a3.jpg
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-22-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By chas58
Funny that you say it is improbable, or not...

Funny that you say it is improbable, or not doable on an e-assist bike.

Did you see my graph and proof above? 350 watts, 7 miles, 20 minutes, a typical part of my daily commute. My full commute...
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