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08-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By LeeG

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is...

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is moped/motorcycle territory regarding hp, tires, brakes, suspension and drivetrain. Sure you can get an ebike to operate at that speed but the difference...
Forum: Foo
07-28-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 810
Posted By RubeRad

QFT My old post here seems to have been...

QFT


My old post here seems to have been disappeared:
https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1191379-one-nation-tracked.html

but SF is right this is in the same neighborhood as smartphone tracking;...
05-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By MNebiker

Aostirmotor: If you feel compelled to continue...

Aostirmotor: If you feel compelled to continue writing this sort of stuff, perhaps you might consider dumping it into the blog on your own company web page rather than cluttering up this forum?
05-06-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By Nightcap

I know nothing about the OP. Given their choice...

I know nothing about the OP. Given their choice of topics and didactic writing style, I am assuming they’re on the autism spectrum. You don’t have to be a cool kid to enjoy an e-bike.
05-06-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By BFBot

HIBERNATION STATE TERMINATED. SPAWNING NEURAL...

HIBERNATION STATE TERMINATED. SPAWNING NEURAL NET REGENERATION. ESTIMATED ACTIVATION 7.2e+6 MICROSECONDS.
04-30-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By tds101

Thumbs down You seem to be posting inane drivel with...

You seem to be posting inane drivel with ridiculous suggestions and "Captain Obvious" requirements. I'm finding it hilarious that you're saying we should use knee pads on an electric bike. Who in...
04-27-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By fishboat

I'd never buy anything from anyone who writes...

I'd never buy anything from anyone who writes like that. Very strange.
04-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is...

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is being used to train chatbots.
03-25-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By palincss

Even banning all Class 3 ebikes from trails...

Even banning all Class 3 ebikes from trails doesn't necessarily make much sense. Although they do have the capacity for enormous abuse, in the end it's all down to the rider. I know several people...
03-22-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By Jan Feetz

In the OC: ...

In the OC:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/945x687/oc_bike_path_d51712acfbe3554c95749b9ac23650db002ca4b1.jpg
03-22-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By sloppy12

Depends. check local laws. were I am at they...

Depends. check local laws. were I am at they are fine not considered a motor vehicle.
03-22-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By gpburdell

Legality of riding on a MUP depends on...

Legality of riding on a MUP depends on jurisdiction and in some places the classification/power output of the ebike.

I'd suggest looking up the ebike specifics for your nation / province / state....
12-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By GWG

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Riding partner Misty..she doesn't bat an eye at 10-12 mile trail rides in...
12-24-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By Tpsfoto

2020 Trek Verve 2+ ebike

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/16ed8dbd_5299_4e2e_895d_a798cde786d7_40fb697968d7400caa5eed074ad7b1ba1ec89b6c.jpeg...
12-20-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By cj3209

Most fun all year...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lauf_fork_on_canyon_grail_on_ef600ad0f1a2be36bbfbabaaae6fcc7aefaadc0d.jpg
Canyon Grail-On with Lauf fork (required some customization...
12-14-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By veganbikes

But an e-bike is pedal powered a motorcycle uses...

But an e-bike is pedal powered a motorcycle uses only a motor and throttle no pedaling? Are you saying you dislike bikes or were you confused by what an e-bike is?
11-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By billridesbikes

How would you even enforce it? Motorcycle cop...

How would you even enforce it?
Motorcycle cop on the MUP?
"Excuse me sir, but this looks like an unlicensed e-bike please submit to a search. Sorry, but we'll have to confiscate this Pinarello F12...
11-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By 2old

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike...

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike paths and in parks and 28 mph, PAS on streets) is fine. However a system for training new riders would be welcome, but infeasible since it allows the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By Awkward Caveman

Noise-cancelling headphones are more useful than...

Noise-cancelling headphones are more useful than reporting clowns to the circus.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ratell

There's also Wald folding baskets ...

There's also Wald folding baskets
https://waldsports.com/store/rear-baskets/582-rear-folding-basket/
Forum: Foo
08-21-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By SkinGriz

Karens and Do-Gooders make life worse. She...

Karens and Do-Gooders make life worse.

She probably feels self righteous completely missing the point that she potentially introduced a whole other level of violence into the situation.
08-19-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By Attilio

EBikes Are Cool!

Just wanted to share my thoughts about a recent change of heart I had for ebikes. I wasn't that thrilled up until recently thinking the motor plus battery was a cop out for people that just didn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,704
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Funny you would mention this. I lived in a town...

Funny you would mention this. I lived in a town on a river that was popular for canoeists. I bought myself a canoe and inquired about the canoe racks near the public marina, and was told that if...
08-03-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By CliffordK

I have no doubt here is a need for urban/suburban...

I have no doubt here is a need for urban/suburban dedicated mountain bike trails. I'm glad to see most of those projects are being done on private land and land trusts.

I'm not a big fan of...
07-29-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,326
Posted By KPREN

Without the e bike I would probably be down...

Without the e bike I would probably be down around 500-800 miles a year now instead of 4,000+
07-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By Inisfallen

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths....

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths. They can't go fast enough to be a problem. ;)
07-27-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,326
Posted By KPREN

Got my e fat e bike working great again so I...

Got my e fat e bike working great again so I decided to go for a ride. Ride was 28 miles (44.7kMim) of roads and 60.4 miles (96.7km) of bike path for a total of 88.4 miles (141.4 km). Climbing was...
07-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By rydabent

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here...

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here and they have won. They get more people out of the house and off the sofa.
07-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,326
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry for altering your response but THAT, I'm...

Sorry for altering your response but THAT, I'm starting to think, is the primary cause of angst in the whole ebike discussion.

People who truly hate on ebike, excluding the obvious trolls of...
07-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,326
Posted By PeteHski

Every e-bike I have seen has a torque sensor and...

Every e-bike I have seen has a torque sensor and they are limited to a maximum 250W here in the UK. They also have to cut out above 15.5 mph. Throttles are illegal too, although they can have a...
07-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
Posted By KPREN

I do not see overpowered e bikes on bike paths as...

I do not see overpowered e bikes on bike paths as a big problem stateside. I think it's much more of a contrived problem from people with an overactive mind whom are not very pragmatic. The...
07-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I...

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I ride both, depending on my mood and why I am riding. From all the posts I have read a lot of other people do as well.

More important than Leisesturms...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of...

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of decades now and are still being treated like a guilty pleasure. Something to 'outgrow'. Something to be a bit ashamed of needing. It matters. Why?...
06-27-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,326
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've never understood people's aversion to...

I've never understood people's aversion to ebikes.

I honestly feel anyone who truly enjoys bicycling would find a way to enjoy an ebike.

They aren't a replacement for a road bike, just...
06-21-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By mschwett

75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF...

75 mile round trip to nicasio reservoir from SF yesterday. 3,500 feet or so climbing, used 32% of the battery even with bonking pretty hard on the way back.

...
06-17-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By rydabent

I guess some people need something to whine...

I guess some people need something to whine about. People that try to control what other people do are tiresome.
06-16-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By livedarklions

I think the debate is shifted from whether there...

I think the debate is shifted from whether there will be ebikes on the paths (there will) to "what is an ebike?" How fast and how heavy is too fast or heavy?
06-16-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By Bald Paul

You really have to check local ordinances before...

You really have to check local ordinances before assuming any legality.
I just happened to have a brochure for a nearby rail trail, and was looking closely for any mention of e-bikes.
"No motorized...
06-01-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
Posted By alloo

No Class 2 ebike less than 750W is an ebike....

No Class 2 ebike less than 750W is an ebike. Mopeds are 49cc or less with a 1.5 to 2 HP motor depending on your jurisdiction. Do you own or ride an ebike? It seems a lot of posters don't know the...
05-27-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By mschwett

for exercising and going fast ...

for exercising and going fast


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/c73a8827_c854_4e77_9e9e_68343be0f8c9_412d563e4cc1f33e9a7f349ff0970a98a6774d31.jpeg...
05-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By Steve B.

Entirely correct. I love the activity for the...

Entirely correct. I love the activity for the exercise, but also love using a bike to explore and forget others do the same.
05-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,523
Posted By J Palmer Cass

Maybe they don't want a workout, maybe they ride...

Maybe they don't want a workout, maybe they ride for pleasure. Odd, that?
01-27-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,057
Posted By Pop N Wood

Europeans tend to use bikes for transport whereas...

Europeans tend to use bikes for transport whereas the US seems to be more for sport. I think commuters can see the benefits, whereas someone trying to set a personal best thinks power assist makes...
12-06-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pop N Wood

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for...

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for partially the same reason as the OP, i.e. work commuter, car free trips to the store, but also just for the experience. Then the covid hit and my employer...
12-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By dabac

Covid aside, Iím an all-year bike commuter. 2x16...

Covid aside, Iím an all-year bike commuter. 2x16 miles daily. In a place where winter really means something. Once the studded tires went on, the commute wore me down. I got consistently slower day...
11-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. its about the same as riding any bike. ...

Nope. its about the same as riding any bike.


Knowing a few nurses. I kinda ignore all of their blame games. ebikes had nothing to do with more visits, people getting off the couch did. lol...
08-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By 2old

The "bike" in question, with 20 HP, has as much...

The "bike" in question, with 20 HP, has as much in common with an ebike as a 10,000 HP nitro-fueled drag race car has with a Toyota Corolla. Anyone who uses this example to condemn ebikes is...
08-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By BoraxKid

Can we just make this thread an official e-bike...

Can we just make this thread an official e-bike hate thread? E-bikes seem fine for the old and the crippled population, but no self-respecting, able-bodied person should ever mount one of these...
07-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,379
Posted By greenspark

It is interesting what people will say in the...

It is interesting what people will say in the safety of their bubble sitting in front of a glass screen typing into a keyboard. I wonder how we would react to Mike saying this if we were in a...
06-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,379
Posted By cabledawg

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having...

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having e-assist means more bike commuting for me. With a back injury that causes weakness on one side and now a knee injury on the other side, there's days...
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