Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: Llamero; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.58 seconds.

  1. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,388

    I have gotten up to 99 miles on my BionX equppied...

    I have gotten up to 99 miles on my BionX equppied Xtracycle by pedalling down hill with the regen on (this was during a century ride to see how far the battery could go). In real-life it depends on...
  2. One thing to remember though, is a balance. For...

    One thing to remember though, is a balance. For example, in Washington, people are taking nature preservation to the extreme and are lobbying for the removal of fire-lookouts and hiking trails. The...
  3. That's sort of what Acadia National Park does...

    That's sort of what Acadia National Park does here, and the locals love it. From December 1st through to April 8th or so, all the gates are closed so that only foot and bicycle traffic is allowed...
  4. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,388

    I've actually turned off the governor and found...

    I've actually turned off the governor and found the motor still tops out at around 20 MPH, simply due to the counter EMF. This is actually good engineering on BionX's part, as motors tend to run at...
  5. Replies
    121
    Views
    3,562

    I would say around 2-3 miles. We live 1.5 miles...

    I would say around 2-3 miles. We live 1.5 miles from work and prefer to walk rather than ride. That way, we can talk, enjoy the day, and finish waking up before arriving. Any more than that, and...
  6. Replies
    110
    Views
    2,877

    I live car free because I hate the stress, hassle...

    I live car free because I hate the stress, hassle and expense of car ownership/dependence (I have better things to spend my money on).

    I live in a small apartment because I hate cleaning, and the...
  7. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,187

    Meat is notorious for it's high carbon...

    Meat is notorious for it's high carbon foot-print, but that's also because Americans eat far more meat than is nutritionally essential.

    In regards to biking on a cheeseburger, you could make the...
  8. Replies
    94
    Views
    2,822

    My first car was a Lincoln Continental. Between...

    My first car was a Lincoln Continental. Between insurance, gas, a new strut, a failed $2000 transmission repair, new tires, and insurance in just two years I dumped $5,000 into that car and drove it...
  9. A while back I did a lot of research into...

    A while back I did a lot of research into electric vehicles and battery technology to decide whether to go electric or not. What I came to learn is that if you live in a very flat area with little...
  10. Here in rural Maine, young adults are also...

    Here in rural Maine, young adults are also forgoing car ownership as well, but there is no mass transit to fill in the gap. Instead, they're car pooling in with those who do own cars, or having to...
  11. Replies
    676
    Views
    149,202

    Sticky: Poll: Be careful with the motorcycle idea, especially...

    Be careful with the motorcycle idea, especially on the east coast. We're in Maine, without a car, but do have a motorcycle to supplement our transportation, and it is completely unusable from...
  12. Sadly, I can't help but wonder if you factor in...

    Sadly, I can't help but wonder if you factor in decreased buying power of this age group due to rapidly rising education costs, as well as a miserable job market, sums up to a lot of young adults...
  13. Replies
    20
    Views
    410

    Moving car free

    Here's a neat article about a guy who moved across town car-free. You gotta love the hateful comments at the bottom :rolleyes:
    ...
  14. Poll: The problem with this is the same problem with...

    The problem with this is the same problem with any data mining study. There's no one out there determining how many cars are still drivable, let alone being driven. I would love to know people's...
  15. Bipolar is actually very manageable without meds...

    Bipolar is actually very manageable without meds if you're vigilant. The meds make the brain feel foggy, and slows it way down so that hypomania doesn't take-off, but the consequence is you can't...
  16. Replies
    5
    Views
    433

    ^That^ I start with the middle on my face, wrap,...

    ^That^ I start with the middle on my face, wrap, the ends behind my nexk, and then let them drape over my chest. I then zip up the jacket, and the scarf stays put.
  17. The problem with depressive disorders is that...

    The problem with depressive disorders is that they have a strong positive feedback loop (hence why they area disorder in the first place). When depressed, you no longer want to go out and do stuff...
  18. Replies
    21
    Views
    733

    I do pretty much the same thing. I use my...

    I do pretty much the same thing. I use my derailleur as much as I can in winter, but always park it at the perfect FG combo, so that when nature decides my bike needs to be a single speed, I'm ready...
  19. Thread: Throttle speed

    by Llamero
    Replies
    5
    Views
    347

    Another idea for the knees would be to take your...

    Another idea for the knees would be to take your bike to a local bike shop and get the bike properly fit. Also, if you pedal at a slow cadence, this can also hurt your knees pretty fast, so a lower...
  20. Thread: Throttle speed

    by Llamero
    Replies
    5
    Views
    347

    Keep in mind that the windings on a motor are...

    Keep in mind that the windings on a motor are setup for a specific range of RPM. Most electric bike motor manufacturers don't just limit the motor to 15-20MPH, they build the motor to travel at this...
  21. This is a useful link for figuring out haw many...

    This is a useful link for figuring out haw many watts you will need to climb the hillls around you. Knowing how far you want travel, the speed at which you want to travel, and how many watts of...
  22. Thread: Black ice

    by Llamero
    Replies
    68
    Views
    2,255

    Am I the only one who has never fallen on snow or...

    Am I the only one who has never fallen on snow or ice? I have strapped pedals, but have never even come close to falling. On ice the bike is rock solid (although this is probably because of my...
  23. Replies
    3
    Views
    322

    Torque sensor on the rear wheel. The harder you...

    Torque sensor on the rear wheel. The harder you pedal, the more throttle you give to the motor. Completely hands free riding :D
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    439

    I use Nokian Mount & Grounds. They have low...

    I use Nokian Mount & Grounds. They have low rolling resistance on pavement, and enough tread to get through snow up to a few inches deep (the key is to keep your speed up, and an electric motor...
  25. Replies
    10
    Views
    439

    The other nice thing about an electric system...

    The other nice thing about an electric system with regenerative braking is that you basically have antilock brakes on the bike. It is very nice on the steep downhills to just crank up the regen, and...
Results 1 to 25 of 180
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4