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  1. A different bike is not likely to make a...

    A different bike is not likely to make a meaningful difference in terms of time or perspiration, unless is has electric power.
  2. You can rig up an affordable e-bike to handle a...

    You can rig up an affordable e-bike to handle a 25% slope.

    The two bikes that you want to work with are good in that they have 20" wheels = better climbers, bad in that they are aluminum frame =...
  3. No room inside?

    No room inside?
  4. I fully agree with merlin and chojn on the...

    I fully agree with merlin and chojn on the principle of self insurance and consider myself a wise informed consumer of insurance.

    However, I see merit in twocycle's one time trip and purchase of a...
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    Hmmm... so you are looking for opinions on a...

    Hmmm... so you are looking for opinions on a non-electric bike that is similar to an electric bike the izip? I am a bit confused but hope to follow the thread and see what transpires...
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    Maybe it's like those mechanical odometers on...

    Maybe it's like those mechanical odometers on older cars - it has wrapped around and is starting over...
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    Wha-hoppen to the 40K?

    Wha-hoppen to the 40K?
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    The Bafang kits are available as BBS01 with 250W...

    The Bafang kits are available as BBS01 with 250W or 350W and as BBS02 with 500W or 750W. There is a BBS03 on the way which if I recall correctly is 1500W.

    Lots of variables in how it will climb -...
  9. 1) I have no idea of what is "typical" use for an...

    1) I have no idea of what is "typical" use for an e-bike. Some like to rely on electric power much, or nearly all, of the time. Others enjoy cycling but find a need for occasional power to help...
  10. My wife and I use our Bromptons occasionally...

    My wife and I use our Bromptons occasionally locally for picnics or a trip to a farmers' market but primarily use them for travel. We have ridden 30 - 40 miles many times but our longest day of...
  11. kurtp13 - I am curious to see responses to your...

    kurtp13 - I am curious to see responses to your inquiry. I am planning a trip to London in the spring and intend to bring my Brompton. London will be the first stop before heading to Copenhagen,...
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    Well done fietsbob - quite a milestone! I have...

    Well done fietsbob - quite a milestone!

    I have gone back through the archives and I am working my way through fietsbob's body of work - as I write this now at 40,055 and counting. I am up to...
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    Best wishes Tom - Hang in there!

    Best wishes Tom - Hang in there!
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    Sunwukong - I think that you are on to something...

    Sunwukong - I think that you are on to something good. Nice pick-up on that Trek T100. Stock is good - no need to get caught up in upgrades, especially until you have rolled up some miles on it.
    ...
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    Now if you are really interested in flying, here...

    Now if you are really interested in flying, here is a tandem airbike for about the price of a Calfee :

    ISON Tandem AirBike Builder's Log -- Southern airplane tour

    Actually, a little cheaper:
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    tartare - so sorry to hear about this incident...

    tartare - so sorry to hear about this incident and your GF's injuries and damage to her ride. I am relieved to learn that she is okay - it could have been much worse.

    As for the DB that ran her...
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    Seems that you are getting good advice here byrd....

    Seems that you are getting good advice here byrd.

    As much as I love bikes and look for reasons to buy another, a two day trip is not sufficient justification. Can you just take along that mtn...
  18. Glad to see that this is working out for you...

    Glad to see that this is working out for you twocycle - way to stay with it - looks like a sweet ride, enjoy!
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    Well done Ritterview - very cool pic!

    Well done Ritterview - very cool pic!
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    Did you want to edit this again or are you good...

    Did you want to edit this again or are you good to go now? I realize you may think you are a guru in the ways of forums and qualified to tell others what to post and what not to post, but here's a...
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    I'm not sure that you would get it anyway, so...

    I'm not sure that you would get it anyway, so I'll pass on the notion of sending you an alert. In a thread discussing bike builders and with people some making general statements that a builder has...
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    twocycle - I'm afraid that I am not clever enough...

    twocycle - I'm afraid that I am not clever enough to be coy, but it appears that you are easily amused, which is a good thing, really.

    While I appreciate your attempt to "set the record straight",...
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    Glad that I could amuse you. I was reading...

    Glad that I could amuse you. I was reading through the discussion and about to turn in late at night and I really don't are enough about Calfee to do a search. But it is obviously a matter of great...
  24. Hmmm...maybe you could use it as a mock-up for a...

    Hmmm...maybe you could use it as a mock-up for a titanium Brompton...
  25. Enjoy your new bike and good luck with your...

    Enjoy your new bike and good luck with your exercise program...
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