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10-04-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,908
Posted By cat0020

I put one of these on my wife's road bike, give...

I put one of these on my wife's road bike, give her bike some bling:
https://i.imgur.com/ql9kwFj.jpg
https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/shimano_dura-ace_derailleur_7700_gs.html

42cm frame, 650...
10-03-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,551
Posted By cat0020

Yeah, it's a 2003 or 2004 model Tuscany. ...

Yeah, it's a 2003 or 2004 model Tuscany.
Ultimate frames have rear wheel cutout on the seattube for shorter chainstays.
https://i.imgur.com/xmZQUvy.jpg
10-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,551
Posted By cat0020

My trusty road bike since 2004, over 50k miles...

My trusty road bike since 2004, over 50k miles pedaled on this 2001 Litespeed Ultimate frame.
https://i.imgur.com/3sjJo6G.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KOelI8J.jpg

My retro TT bike since the 90's,...
10-02-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 35,751
Posted By cat0020

Yeah, I'm not much of a convertible fan, such as...

Yeah, I'm not much of a convertible fan, such as the Z3.
But I've always been a big fan of the Z3 Coupe ever since it came out in 1999; never could afford one.
I've been actively looking for Z3...
10-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 35,751
Posted By cat0020

It is a 2001 Z3 Coupe, came out of Skunk Works at...

It is a 2001 Z3 Coupe, came out of Skunk Works at BMW:
https://youtu.be/a4asFd5BucU
10-02-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 35,751
Posted By cat0020

Been after one of these for nearly a decade,...

Been after one of these for nearly a decade, finally found one at the right price during the pandemic.
https://i.imgur.com/laWqthU.jpg
10-02-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,274
Views: 2,663,318
Posted By cat0020

I had converted mid-90's Bontrager for my (4;11")...

I had converted mid-90's Bontrager for my (4;11") wife.
laced up some disc hubs to narrow 24" BMX rims, disc brake conversion, 155mm cranks, powdercoat orange paint, Penuts stickers. ...
10-02-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,551
Posted By cat0020

Picked up this Tuscany from FB marketplace few...

Picked up this Tuscany from FB marketplace few weeks ago.. $850.
Yellow tires really gave away how long it's been sitting.
https://i.imgur.com/WHSW8uV.jpg
09-30-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

Seems like a fair review of the Fiido T1: ...

Seems like a fair review of the Fiido T1:
https://youtu.be/DXO8W3kT8go
09-19-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,319
Posted By cat0020

This is a behemoth of a folding ebike: 35Ah...

This is a behemoth of a folding ebike:
35Ah battery.. 30+ mph capable..
https://electrek.co/2022/09/19/wallke-h6-review-fast-electric-bike/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 90,752
Posted By cat0020

Sunday meet with the Coupe Cartel: ...

Sunday meet with the Coupe Cartel:
https://i.imgur.com/OLzc9HF.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CRINmrQ.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By cat0020

I started carrying a pool noodle on my bike while...

I started carrying a pool noodle on my bike while commuting.
https://qz.com/1620913/the-best-cycling-hack-is-a-pool-noodle/...
08-31-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

Upcoming legislation, I hope it passes: New...

Upcoming legislation, I hope it passes:

New York’s proposed e-bike rebate could slash electric bike and scooter prices by 50%

https://electrek.co/2022/08/31/new-york-e-bike-rebate/
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,393
Posted By cat0020

Upcoming legislation, I hope it passes: New...

Upcoming legislation, I hope it passes:

New York’s proposed e-bike rebate could slash electric bike and scooter prices by 50%

https://electrek.co/2022/08/31/new-york-e-bike-rebate/
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,393
Posted By cat0020

I've also tried a few compact folding ebikes,...

I've also tried a few compact folding ebikes, genreally they are fine if you're not carrying it up & down stairs.
But my commute require me to take the PATH to get across from NJ into Manhattan,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,393
Posted By cat0020

I've been commuting on folding bikes from Hoboken...

I've been commuting on folding bikes from Hoboken to Coney Isl. since 2013.
I rode a Bike Friday Tikit from 2013 to 2017, until I got T-boned by an SUV in the rain.
https://i.imgur.com/j2akvCD.jpg...
08-30-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,350
Posted By cat0020

New (used) bike day, found on FB marketplace...

New (used) bike day, found on FB marketplace $850.

2004 Litespeed Tuscany, Ultegra 6400 all around, Ksyrium SL wheels.

Fully functional FlightDeck, Campy pedals, some vintage collector items.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 950,674
Posted By cat0020

New (used) bike day, found on FB marketplace...

New (used) bike day, found on FB marketplace $850.

2004 Litespeed Tuscany, Ultegra 6400 all around, Ksyrium SL wheels.

Fully functional FlightDeck, Campy pedals, some vintage collector items....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 90,752
Posted By cat0020

Fortunately, no. The car doesn't even have...

Fortunately, no.
The car doesn't even have Bluetooth.
https://i.imgur.com/h6pSRQ8.jpg
08-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By cat0020

Someone was kind to send me a link through PM: ...

Someone was kind to send me a link through PM:
https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Mountain-Bicycle-Lithium-Battery/dp/B0B97Z6RHW/
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By cat0020

I've been commuting with folding bikes in NYC...

I've been commuting with folding bikes in NYC metro since 2013.
Started out with a Bike Friday Tikit, had about 2k miles on it until I got T-boned by an SUV in the rain.
Went through a few other...
08-17-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By cat0020

“The most elegant, beautiful piece of machinery that’s ever been designed”

Very sad news:
https://www.bikeradar.com/news/mike-burrows/
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/NKrTcedQLb8CkgkNE72NFP-1024-80.jpg
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ePbzzyZ8GiJRnvNbSg2gdS-768-80.jpg...
08-12-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By cat0020

For a complete ebike under $700, I think it's a...

For a complete ebike under $700, I think it's a great first ebike for folks to try.
Plenty of acoustic bicycles that cost way more then $700.
If $700 can get a person to enjoy cycling and get a...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By cat0020

Alibaba cargo ebike came with two batteries, they...

Alibaba cargo ebike came with two batteries, they each weight quite significantly.
I didn't ride as far as one of those batteries can offer for range; eventually I have much more items to carry...
08-05-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,924
Posted By cat0020

That may be the case to you, but not for majority...

That may be the case to you, but not for majority of ebike community that operate ebikes for reasons different than yours.
Regardless who fixes these cheaper ebikes, they are not meant for two...
07-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 137,774
Posted By cat0020

As headline figures, ZapBatt...

As headline figures, ZapBatt (https://www.zapbatt.com/) already reports, from its existing battery technology:


Software and hardware extends the cycle life of ZapBatt Lithium Titanate battery...
07-22-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By cat0020

40000 km on a solar powered, regen recumbent...

40000 km on a solar powered, regen recumbent ebike:
https://youtu.be/a-4JPYHcfxQ

Solar Ebike Suntrip Ride from France to Iran:
https://youtu.be/XIMM25unnU8

More recent take on regen for...
07-20-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,319
Posted By cat0020

Spend some time on Youtube? ...

Spend some time on Youtube?
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=luna+eclipse
07-16-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By cat0020

120 mile range is a bit optimistic, maybe a 85...

120 mile range is a bit optimistic, maybe a 85 lb. rider with PAS going most of the way.

I have a similar micro folding ebike with 12" wheels, 400w motor, 48V, 20.5 Ah battery capacity.
But it's...
07-12-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By cat0020

Trying to make money using ebikes is not easy. ...

Trying to make money using ebikes is not easy.
You lose profit margin the more you need to invest into your ebike.

Ask yourself if you really need hydraulic brakes?

Are your brakes fading...
07-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up...

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up sharing a squatting toilet & outhouses with no running water.
Bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles out number cars about 10 to 1 where I grew up.
My older...
07-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

Private sector is going electric for deliveries,...

Private sector is going electric for deliveries, too.

https://electrek.co/2022/07/04/amazon-to-use-walking-electric-cargo-bikes-to-replace-thousands-of-van-deliveries/
...
06-13-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think...

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think it's a good value.
Compare to Lectric XP 2.0 at $1000, REI bikes are a bit expensive, but Lectric doesn't have retail stores that may offer support....
06-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,908
Posted By cat0020

I remember it came in a case with a watch: ...

I remember it came in a case with a watch:
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/dura_ace_25th_1998.html
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/speed_047.jpg...
06-10-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

Exciting new offerings from REI: ...

Exciting new offerings from REI:

https://electrek.co/2022/06/10/rei-co-op-cycles-generation-e-1-2/
...
06-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-...

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-electric-mail-bike/
The USPS is already testing mail delivery by electric bike with these neat little US-built mail bikes.

Far better than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,834
Posted By cat0020

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing...

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing factor of sensitivity to brakes.
The Mercier seems to have 35-55mm shorter wheelbase than the other mini velos that I have experience with; likely...
05-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,399
Posted By cat0020

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range...

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range electric bikes with NLAW rockets to take out Russian tanks

https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/ukraine-soldiers-electric-bikes/

NO, that's not the battery...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday: ...

Nice day out yesterday:
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this...

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this morning..
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down. ...

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down.
I've been riding my 20" Sundeal mechanical disc brake folding bike for over 3 years.
The rotors are 140mm, calipers are cheap, cable actuated, brake...
05-07-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,259
Posted By cat0020

PAS 80 mile range.. with 2.5 batteries.. looks...

PAS 80 mile range.. with 2.5 batteries.. looks heavy..
https://electrek.co/2022/05/07/fucare-launches-wild-looking-new-28-mph-gemini-electric-bikes-with-dual-batteries-for-long-range/...
05-02-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By cat0020

For years, I would switch cranks on my bikes...

For years, I would switch cranks on my bikes according to my flexibility.
In the winter time, when I'm less flexible, I ride with shorter crankarms.
I ride more on the indoor trainers/rollers...
04-29-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By cat0020

Could be crankarm length related. Generally,...

Could be crankarm length related.
Generally, ebikes have less available options for shorter crankarms from the factory.
if your wife is smaller in stature, she may require shorter crankarms....
04-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By cat0020

The micro ebikes that I bought in OCT 2021 has...

The micro ebikes that I bought in OCT 2021 has small 14" steel wheels with tubeless tires.
https://i.imgur.com/XKIi8lF.jpg
The fat tire ebike I purchased prior to pandemic has 20x4.0 cast wheels...
04-26-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By cat0020

Yeah, if only this XP Premium has cast wheels,...

Yeah, if only this XP Premium has cast wheels, I'd be all over it.
My Lectric XP 2.0 is experiencing loose spokes with only 550 miles on it.

I feel that the XP Premium can also have narrower...
04-23-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By cat0020

75 lb. for single battery or dual battery for...

75 lb. for single battery or dual battery for this Premium model?

Personally, I have no problem wit hub-motor ebikes, but $1800 for a mid-drive with dual batterie is a very good deal.
I hope...
04-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,319
Posted By cat0020

Luna launches its first hub motor e-bike and...

Luna launches its first hub motor e-bike and lowest-cost model yet, the feature-packed Luna Eclipse. $1400.
...
04-17-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,399
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/uk2ou5gt_94

https://youtu.be/uk2ou5gt_94
04-13-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,319
Posted By cat0020

Fix from Fiido: ...

Fix from Fiido:

https://electrek.co/2022/04/13/after-revealing-that-their-bike-has-a-tendency-to-break-in-half-fiido-quickly-announces-new-plan/
...
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