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04-30-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I put about 15 miles on it this afternoon, it is...

I put about 15 miles on it this afternoon, it is a very pleasant way travel. I suspect with a mix of assist levels when you need it I'll probably get about 30-35 mile range.
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04-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Talking Cruiser GO

Picked up the single speed cruiser version, so far I really like it. Bike has plenty of pep, hill climbing ability, and stops well. I like the old school frame design over the high Townie, and the...
04-29-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Don't forget water, just because it's an e-bike,...

Don't forget water, just because it's an e-bike, it doesn't mean you can't get de-hydrated.
04-16-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice little bike, I could see a lot of uses for...

Nice little bike, I could see a lot of uses for it. Looks like they are out 4 weeks.
04-06-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Trek calls it Volt to Miami Green.

Trek calls it Volt to Miami Green.
04-05-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A Little Good Weather

Finally got a day of decent 50 deg. weather. Took my Trek Marlin 5 out for a little path riding, it does very well. Nice ride, the big wheels roll over roots etc nicely, the lightweight makes for...
04-02-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little...

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little 250W 24V front hub motor for steep hills. I think they are steel ,so that will work great for the application.
04-02-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New e Townie?

Anyone try one yet, the integrated battery in the frame really looks nice.
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03-27-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A small black front hub motor kit would be very...

A small black front hub motor kit would be very nice on the bike. I have one on a heavier cruiser and use it on grades and hills, still very quiet and you hardly notice it on the bike.
03-25-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I replaced my Trek stock hard mountain bike seat...

I replaced my Trek stock hard mountain bike seat with this Sela from Walmart. Way better comfort and it was only $20, have this brand of gel type seats on a few of my bikes. This one did not affect...
03-05-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,099
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have a 2022, been riding it all over, I use it...

I have a 2022, been riding it all over, I use it as a daily rider and was glad to have it today, there were 30 ft. sections of slush on the trail, it handled them with ease. What color did he get?
03-01-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I know what you mean, I have all kinds of...

I know what you mean, I have all kinds of "wheeled" machines, bicycles, e-bikes, recumbent bikes, recumbent trikes, electric scooters and motorized bicycles.
02-28-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides...

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides very "light" brakes solidly, no surprises. Did a few trails creek-side, and it handled bumps and loose stuff with ease. On the pavement it's fast...
02-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Daily Rider

Replaced my FX with this one, it's light,climbs well and rides very comfortably over rough roads. I was apprehensive about using a MTB but the hybrid was just too rough a ride , this is working out...
02-26-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,731
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I had a 26" Schwinn American with the Bendix red...

I had a 26" Schwinn American with the Bendix red band 2 speed, it was nice. I got very good at shifting the bike,and could hit 22 MPH on a flat. You just have to be aware when you stop, the gear gets...
02-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,731
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Very nice looking cruiser, I'll bet you it rides...

Very nice looking cruiser, I'll bet you it rides nice..
12-19-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,632
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble...

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble Big Apples, I noticed about a 15-20% better efficiency in this bike, and the ride and handling is way better. Out for a little 29 deg. 4 mile ride,...
12-19-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,632
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Another Good Cheap Cruiser

Picked this one up on discount for $150, it had a dented fender (not using it anyways). 7 speed and v-brakes to boot, after tuning and greasing it's very smooth, comfortable and stops very good. Nice...
12-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,632
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I put some good tubes in it, it's nice and quiet,...

I put some good tubes in it, it's nice and quiet, and for my 2-5 miles on the trail across my street it works fine. I actually like the look and vibe of the thing better than some quality bikes.
12-07-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,632
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The cheapness of these bikes is hilarious, you're...

The cheapness of these bikes is hilarious, you're basically getting something to tinker with, or a frame kit. The tire on this one went flat sitting in the house, the valve came un-glued from the...
12-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles...

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles on the cruiser, snow is in the forecast....
12-01-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,632
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Bayside

$198 for this little cruiser, all the usual department store bike issues , but not bad. They never have enough grease in these causing premature bearing failure, took the crank one out and it was...
11-05-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my...

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my buddy changed his RAD City tires, and my Mission takes standard 650X45 B (27.5X1.90) tires?
11-04-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Looks like a pretty decent e cruiser foe the...

Looks like a pretty decent e cruiser foe the money, check the graphics out on the description, they are actually describing what the front and rear wheel do " is guides you like a rudder"
11-04-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Looks nice, I picked up a RAD Mission, fits in my...

Looks nice, I picked up a RAD Mission, fits in my Minivan around 47lbs, has good range (about 35 miles) and I think it will hold up to 275 lbs? I think they have them for $999 or so. I put a lot of...
11-02-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I personally could never get used of the left...

I personally could never get used of the left throttle, the right hand twist is almost intuitive on every motorcycle.mini-bike,ATV I ever sit on. Too many decades of this type of control for me, can...
11-01-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do...

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do they put the thumb throttle on the left side? If I owned one, I would have to change it over, every motorcycle, e-bike and scooter I have, has the...
09-25-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The electric stuff nowadays is a blast, we ride...

The electric stuff nowadays is a blast, we ride with a group comprised of e-bikes, one wheels, e-unicycles, e-kick scooters ( I have a couple) the technology for e-bikes is getting very good, I'm...
09-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By FREEBIRD1

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate...

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate from the motor power. I'm curious, back in the day, if any members owned a Whizzer, and what was required on it?
09-23-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I see all kinds of "electric rideables" nowdays...

I see all kinds of "electric rideables" nowdays on trails, in the city etc. Electric skateboards, electric unicycles(EUC's), one wheels, kick scooters, bicycles that look like mopeds, hover boards,...
09-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By FREEBIRD1

$11,000 US for this bike?

$11,000 US for this bike?
09-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That happened to me on my Mission, and it turned...

That happened to me on my Mission, and it turned out the controller wire was loose. I pushed it back on and tightened the locking ring and all was well.
08-15-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I understand, it's an "e-scooter".

I understand, it's an "e-scooter".
08-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Little Friend

The Segway Ninebot Max, these are so much fun and versatile, the motor is almost silent and it will hit 18.5 MPH. Build quality is excellent and the ride is great with pneumatic tires. I rode it as...
08-15-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,998
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I would not worry about it, go and enjoy your...

I would not worry about it, go and enjoy your bike, the RAD's are a little clunky compared to high end e-bikes, but they are pretty reliable. I have not done anything to my Mission except adjust the...
08-13-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,998
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've had 2 of their bikes, the Mini, and I am...

I've had 2 of their bikes, the Mini, and I am riding a Mission. Mine were very reliable, I got rid of the Mini because it was to "mopedish like". The Mission is just an urban type bike with larger...
08-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few...

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few months, nice reliable/durable no-fuss e bike. I like to do 5-10 miles after work on it....
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,696
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still...

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still worked. Owner had a Rans V2 as well for $400, check the local CL, Offer Up, Facebook, they take up room so people like to clear em out....
06-15-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Costco Jetson Bolt Pro, sometimes they are...

The Costco Jetson Bolt Pro, sometimes they are only $299, I rode one they will hit 15-16 MPH and go about 10-12 miles a charge. Surprisingly they are built pretty good and will get you where you're...
05-28-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,625
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case...

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case ultimate's, ride improved about 50% and they did not slow it down any. The grip is fantastic, and these will handle some gravel if needed. The ride however...
05-26-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,625
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks for the info I will try a different tire,...

Thanks for the info I will try a different tire, no idea ho people rode these bikes with the stock 700X32 tires .
05-26-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,625
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I tried running lower pressures, it helped...

I tried running lower pressures, it helped slightly but I am still taking too many jolts, the great efficiency of the bike is offset by the beating I would take going any distance on roads. It's...
05-25-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By FREEBIRD1

They are intriguing, I have all types of...

They are intriguing, I have all types of bicycles, never had one of these. From some of the vids, the performance is impressive, and they have strong frames that look like they would hold up. I have...
05-25-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,625
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like the climb ability, handling and...

I really like the climb ability, handling and speed of my FX, but I have to do something about the ride to use it on anything but smooth bike trails. Mine is bone jarring on any type of in-town...
05-25-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,353
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Solex in the day was also a great get-away...

The Solex in the day was also a great get-away machine for a 13-14 year old, oddly some of the step through e-bikes I see today look similar. I could actually peddle the Solex if necessary a ways. I...
05-25-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That looks like a pretty nice design, suspension...

That looks like a pretty nice design, suspension and shaft drive, looks like a standard size battery as well. Will be interesting on how it performs.
05-25-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By FREEBIRD1

This DaHon model with the mid drive looks like a...

This DaHon model with the mid drive looks like a quality unit, the little ones in the sub $600 range, are probably a roll-of-the-dice to get a good one....
05-24-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Micro E Bikes?

Anyone own one of these? I see they are being marketed quite a bit. Some of them look like they have some pretty capable power systems as well. I'm talking the 14" wheelbase models like the Jetson...
05-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 974,412
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting...

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting with seats, the stock one was pretty good, trying a thick cruiser seat (it's very plush). Very simple operating machine, handles well, ride is pretty...
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like mine, does what they say it will,...

I really like mine, does what they say it will, simple operation and for a bike with no suspension the tires give a pretty good ride. The single speed doesn't bother me at all, with the assist, it...
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