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  1. I'm afraid of the very same thing if I'm riding...

    I'm afraid of the very same thing if I'm riding on unfamiliar roads. In those situations I keep my speed down so I have a bit more time to react. I've been riding a scooter lately and it has wider...
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    On a sub 40 degree morning and heavy rain I'll...

    On a sub 40 degree morning and heavy rain I'll wear a long sleeve poly shirt that wicks moisture, a smartwool midweight sweater, and a goretex rain jacket. I'll also carry a water resistant, but...
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    "Rain gear" in the Pacific Northwest doesn't just...

    "Rain gear" in the Pacific Northwest doesn't just consist of a jacket and rain pants. I carry more than just rain gear on my commute. "No use for fenders"... apparently it doesn't rain as often or...
  4. I'll be sticking with the scooter when I need to...

    I'll be sticking with the scooter when I need to go 35+ (none of my bicycles are going to hit that speed anyway unless I'm going down a pretty good sized hill.) Sometimes I'll see road repairs that...
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    If the weather is fine, it's fun to take the road...

    If the weather is fine, it's fun to take the road bike, and have a fast ride. However, if it's raining, I prefer my touring bike with it's fenders, rack, and panniers (to carry extra clothing - rain...
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    I have a carbon fiber road bike - Cannondale...

    I have a carbon fiber road bike - Cannondale Synapse SL2 - that I like to commute with when I have great weather and light loads. It's a blast. I have a steel touring bike with a rack, panniers,...
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    I don't think you can find a hard tail MTB with a...

    I don't think you can find a hard tail MTB with a very low step through frame... which happens to be very high on the OP's criteria due to hip issues.
  8. 35 and 40+ mph? Is that legal? Are the road...

    35 and 40+ mph? Is that legal? Are the road conditions safe for commuting at that speed? I get that kind of speed on my scooter. I've hit some things in the road where I know I would have gone...
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    A couple of things to note if you are going...

    A couple of things to note if you are going BionX.

    1) The rear dropouts need to be to the BionX specification. I believe it is a standard 135mm. My dropouts were 132.5mm. My frame was steel...
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    I can give you personal opinions based on my own...

    I can give you personal opinions based on my own research and test rides. Of the "buy 'em and ride 'em" electric bikes, my favorites are those with the bosch mid-drive motors. However, I don't...
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    Keeping your weight down has a big influence on...

    Keeping your weight down has a big influence on performance.

    Why is Weight So Important in Cycling? Part 1 | TrainingPeaks

    You don't see any "Clydes" in the Tour-de-France.
  12. Thread: Cheater

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    There is room for everyone. However, I don't...

    There is room for everyone. However, I don't suggest that ebike riders ride or build bikes that are outside of the legal limitations of their local jurisdictions. I think most of us make our...
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    You can do your research at: ...

    You can do your research at:

    electricbikereview.com

    here is there "top 10 list."

    Top 10 Electric Bikes - ElectricBikeReview.com
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    You're absolutely correct. Each tool has it's...

    You're absolutely correct. Each tool has it's specialty. I'm still chasing the truck (there are occasions when I wish I had one to haul horses... now it's borrow or rent that tool.) I have scooter,...
  15. I'm also a scooter owner. It has it's uses. I...

    I'm also a scooter owner. It has it's uses. I prefer commuting with the ebike... 90 percent of my commute is on a beautiful, lightly used, MUP... no scooters allowed. If bike lanes are not...
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    This is the battery I have with my bionx system:...

    This is the battery I have with my bionx system:

    DV Battery 48v, 11.6Ah - Electric Cyclery

    they want $1225.
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    I'm really hoping the cost will come down on...

    I'm really hoping the cost will come down on batteries. While I was put off by the prices of the battery on the haibike, I ended up buying a bionx system... the replacement cost on the battery is...
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    Specialized Defroster.

    Specialized Defroster.
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    Actually, the plastic bag has been made illegal...

    Actually, the plastic bag has been made illegal in my county. If you want a bag, you bring your own or pay 5-10 cents for a paper bag.
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    Mine was supposed to be my rain commuter bike. ...

    Mine was supposed to be my rain commuter bike. Since I live in the Puget Sound area, that means it was going to get a lot of work. However, I enjoy it so much, I'm coming up with all kinds of...
  21. Pretty rare. I'll give a nod or a wave to...

    Pretty rare. I'll give a nod or a wave to commuters going in the opposite direction. About 80 percent of the time I don't even see another commuter going in the same direction as I am... we're just...
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    I've been looking for a way to haul my golf...

    I've been looking for a way to haul my golf clubs. I came across the Burley Travoy trailer. It looks like it would be a great shopping accessory for nearly any bike.
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    Mine is a beauty and a beast. Steel touring...

    Mine is a beauty and a beast. Steel touring bike, drop bars, sti shifters, fenders, rack, dynamo hub, brooks saddle. It has an electric bionx 350 watt motor. Load it up with anything I care to...
  24. Burley Travoy trailer - looks like it will carry my golf clubs.

    This is one of the most innovative bicycle accessories that I have seen. I'm about ready to plunk down the dollars. I've been looking for a way to haul my golf clubs. This looks like it might do...
  25. Thread: Cheater

    by InTheRain
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    I think there is room for everyone. I enjoy...

    I think there is room for everyone. I enjoy driving my care, riding me ebike, and riding my carbon fiber bike.
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