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    I bought a Specialized Langster years ago, and...

    I bought a Specialized Langster years ago, and that has worked well for me and meets your needs. Cheap, very light and fast. The new one is a lot different though. Seems to me the Kona paddywagon...
  2. Geeze, I don't know where to start. I would try...

    Geeze, I don't know where to start. I would try going to bmsbattery.com or em3ev.com and seeing what they have. BMS battery has good stuff, but no customer service, EM3ev has better stuff and much...
  3. I really hope it works too. I put a detailed BOM...

    I really hope it works too. I put a detailed BOM (bill of materials) for anyone to create this bike on their own (posted on Endless Sphere). Roughly $200 for the bike, $140 for the battery, $100...
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    The gas/battery ban is a long standing ban. ...

    The gas/battery ban is a long standing ban. Yeah, I left a camping fuel bottle in Australia because I didn’t think of that, long before 911. I was tempted to dump the white gas down the airport...
  5. Well, May is just about here and this is turning...

    Well, May is just about here and this is turning into quite a drama. First Yahoo makes it sound like the greatest thing to come to crowd funding, and then quickly backpedals. Too late, it has gone...
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    Those look like Topeak you have on there? Not...

    Those look like Topeak you have on there? Not very durable for that type of trip. Ortlieb is the way to go (I have both).

    Yeah, with batteries, your best bet would be to have them shipped from...
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    That is some of the best advice I have seen in...

    That is some of the best advice I have seen in this thread. The weak point when using undersized tires is the valve area. Just pump a tube up with no tire and you'll see how it expands. We are not...
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    I have some 1.0 and 1.5 inch tires. I like them...

    I have some 1.0 and 1.5 inch tires. I like them (they are light) but I don't like how silly a mountain bike looks with small tires. I got some 26x2.0 Serfas Drifters the other day, and I'm liking...
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    Just looking at your bike, my thought is to get a...

    Just looking at your bike, my thought is to get a handlebar bag for small batteries and some better rear panniers. If you are talking a small light motor to go up hills, you could use a front...
  10. Thread: bike tire specs

    by chas58
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    That doesn't look like a very high quality tire. ...

    That doesn't look like a very high quality tire. Its hard to say. How old is it? Some tires are now e-bike speed certified, and that might be something to look into. Quality tires is cheap...
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    Good points. I have beat the living daylights...

    Good points. I have beat the living daylights out of my CF mountain bike for 20 years, and so far so good. Steel does tend to ding or bend when damaged, where damage to CF is basically invisible.
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    That clarifies things. The comments fit much...

    That clarifies things. The comments fit much more to a hybrid than a cross bike.
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    Very true, even if they are 28's. Silly me, I...

    Very true, even if they are 28's.

    Silly me, I bought some 28's to replace my 25's and they were the same size (different tread width though). That was a waste of $$$.

    446227
    Michelin Pro4...
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    I'm not following you. A messenger bag with a...

    I'm not following you. A messenger bag with a front strap (i.e. chrome or Timbuk2) works great for those of us here with your requirements. Then again, I use a chest strap on a backpack too...
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    Generally local jurisdictions superseded federal...

    Generally local jurisdictions superseded federal law. Local police can always write you up for a local ordinance. (Just look at NYC and e-bikes).

    Its rather a grey area. In Michigan, I would...
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    I just get one of those plastic seat post things...

    I just get one of those plastic seat post things for my rear wheel, and that works well.

    Generally if the water is deep enough for my to worry about the front tire, I just ride straight through it...
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    I agree.. I used to choose between two evils...

    I agree..

    I used to choose between two evils like that untili I started using a messanger bag with a front strap. Solved both problems.

    Backpacks are at the wrong place for biking:
    - too high...
  18. I don't think rim width was your problem. If the...

    I don't think rim width was your problem. If the tire bead isn't seated on the rim, it is an installation problem (and caused your wobble). Someone mounted them bad, and if they are like that long...
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    In general, water only hurts the open lubricated...

    In general, water only hurts the open lubricated parts, like the chain. Keep the chain and maybe derailleur lubed, and you should be OK. Rain water doesn't have salt in it, but yeah, your bike may...
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    Salvation Army (just like the OP). Just look in...

    Salvation Army (just like the OP). Just look in the section for black or grey sweaters. Its not unusual to find them worn/washed just once (after they shrunk from being washed in hot water).
  21. Thread: Peds

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    Link updated above Posting date was NOT April...

    Link updated above

    Posting date was NOT April 1st. I guess it's a different world out there...

    Some excerpts:

    According to a tipster named Steve C., just before noon a man wearing a red and...
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    I can one up you on that. Look for merino...

    I can one up you on that.

    Look for merino wool for the cool days. My synthetic jerseys stink as soon as I put them on (I commute daily). With merino, the smell fine after a month. I think Iím...
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    I quit wearing cycling clothes for commuting when...

    I quit wearing cycling clothes for commuting when I realized the general public has an anti-lycra bias. Drivers act really weird when I am riding fast on a racing bike wearing a helmet and lycra. ...
  24. The exact answer to your question is on the...

    The exact answer to your question is on the Schwalbe web site.
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    +1 Good point!

    +1 Good point!
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