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04-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By kayakindude

It's the little things

I'm more of a stumbler than studier, ironic considering my background is in training. That said I have a few frustrations that hopefully sharing will help the next newbie out there-

PAS sensors-...
02-12-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By kayakindude

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have...

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have one regular and one pro, but only setup our tandem so far. I rotate the two batteries.

You will need a 10mm fork or have to feather down the motor...
01-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,382
Posted By kayakindude

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries...

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries removable for air travel? Fine with riding non electric when away for work. I like the quick release system I have so you can switch to between but...
01-16-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,382
Posted By kayakindude

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get...

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get somewhat normal and I have to actually go back to the office again I am probably looking at something similar. Only apprehension of a seatpost...
12-18-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,679
Posted By kayakindude

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and...

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and it was a lot of fun. Rode along the Pacific coast highway with about 20 riders. It was similar to a real world group ride. There are two drafting...
10-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By kayakindude

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As...

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As others mentioned it depends on what you are looking for. Swytch will take the edge out of climbing and pulling a loaded trailer for a crew looking for...
07-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,028
Posted By kayakindude

The other big advantage of the radar unit on busy...

The other big advantage of the radar unit on busy roads is it shows not only if the lane is clear to take (to execute left hand turns) but how far apart the vehicles are spaced. I've learned what...
07-24-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,028
Posted By kayakindude

I use it with my garmin watch which I strap...

I use it with my garmin watch which I strap around the handlebar. Alerts you on how fast a vehicle is closing and if there are additional vehicles behind them. Double beeps and turns deep red on a...
07-18-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By kayakindude

Most unusual collisions

Been riding 35 years on the road and always watching for vehicle threats and other hazards, but never saw this one coming.

Riding in my lane at about 18mph and saw 2 teens riding the sidewalk in...
06-12-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,138
Posted By kayakindude

I do the same on my Wrangler, I leave the tires...

I do the same on my Wrangler, I leave the tires on (now that the front has a motor hub). I just tie red cloth strips to each rim since it is an oversized load. Have not had any issues and I use...
05-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,567
Posted By kayakindude

A lot of good feedback on motors and wattage. It...

A lot of good feedback on motors and wattage. It makes asking the OP what kind of rider they are and type of terrain pertinent.

On indoor rides I'm an average 220 watts and the wife 95 watts, so...
05-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,685
Posted By kayakindude

I second the value of the radar. It provides a ...

I second the value of the radar. It provides a rapid beep on top of the deep red when a car approaches at high speed, showing exactly how fast they are closing. The other huge thing it does is tells...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,564
Posted By kayakindude

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem...

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem mount and gain one of the great advantages of their bag systems at a non brompton price.

Have a Brompton bag on my Dahon for the last 3 years for...
05-16-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,993
Posted By kayakindude

On your left Sometimes you just have to...

On your left

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Kudos to the "diver"
05-11-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,567
Posted By kayakindude

Getting back to the basic question posed by the...

Getting back to the basic question posed by the OP. I went with Swytch. 250 watt front hub system that adds 6 pounds, 4 of which is a quick release battery that mounts on the front handlebar. This is...
02-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,090
Posted By kayakindude

I too settled on Rouvy and really enjoy the...

I too settled on Rouvy and really enjoy the Ironman routes. One thing that would be a great add on would be the ability to filter routes by live riders. Depending on your mood it would be great to...
02-24-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was...

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was able to get a solid test in. It was about 45 degrees out and we rode 18 miles, clocking in on the hour.

Test was on the tandem pulling a trailer....
02-24-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By kayakindude

I like that you can ride and work at the same...

I like that you can ride and work at the same time. I added a tripod recently and can answer calls and messages as needed.
02-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

New PAS system arrived today. ...

New PAS system arrived today.
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Great that the company provides support...
01-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By kayakindude

Just curious why you would want to switch the...

Just curious why you would want to switch the front wheels? The 250 watt hub motor is barely heavier than a regular rim...maybe 2 pounds more? Any detachable battery system should work for you, while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By kayakindude

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized...

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized bike. I was looking for something larger for my son and the Montague just seemed overpriced for what you get. Just keep in mind that speed has to do...
12-15-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

Unpacking-

With the cons being the delivery delay no doubt one pro is the care and design of the packaging. Everything down to the individual boxes are labeled and laid out logistically....
12-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

Finally!

Can't wait to set everything up this weekend. Over a foot of snow coming Thursday so may be awhile before I get to test it out....
11-29-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,050
Posted By kayakindude

I was a distance runner in my younger days and...

I was a distance runner in my younger days and had the same flexibility issues you mention. Been active in yoga for about four years. First 3-4 months were really hard, but I gained the ability to...
10-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

Really glad you are enjoying it. I'm looking...

Really glad you are enjoying it. I'm looking forward to installing the kits and great advice to review the full guide. Anything in particular to watch out for?

It just took me 6 hours to install a...
10-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a...

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a reply to my less than happy why haven't I heard anything email, I received the following-
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10-06-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,907
Posted By kayakindude

I disagree. I've posted on multiple forums here...

I disagree. I've posted on multiple forums here and stated from the beginning that my reason for the thread was the lack of information on this and other forums about this kit. A big part of buying...
10-05-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,448
Posted By kayakindude

Most of the team, the stoker and pacer. ...

Most of the team, the stoker and pacer.
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08-29-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,815
Posted By kayakindude

Picked up my (technically 3rd) tandem while on...

Picked up my (technically 3rd) tandem while on vacation in South Carolina. 2007 in mint condition, plus a touring trailer thrown in with the deal. Somehow fit this and and two weeks of packing into...
08-11-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By kayakindude

It's funny but I have the opposite problem....

It's funny but I have the opposite problem. Several times a person has yelled at us "she's doing all the work!", my wife being the stoker. Apparently I have to step up my game:)
07-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,815
Posted By kayakindude

Enjoying our 1st road tandem. 91 Cannondale with...

Enjoying our 1st road tandem. 91 Cannondale with a few added features as we build up the mileage. Having a face cloth clamped to the handlebar with a beach towel clip is a great addition for the...
07-16-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By kayakindude

That is exactly what happened to me. I got a...

That is exactly what happened to me. I got a ticket in the mail for doing 59mph on I-295 at 0130 in the morning where it crosses from Maryland into DC and the limit inexplicably drops to 50mph. Not...
06-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,633
Posted By kayakindude

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By kayakindude

Well the good news is it's a cassette. Bad news...

Well the good news is it's a cassette. Bad news is it already has 11 teeth....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,664
Posted By kayakindude

Interesting response to someone trying to share...

Interesting response to someone trying to share some real life folding bike experience with you. Next time try going with something other than saying I'm arguing with you. Take a look at the...
06-03-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,029
Posted By kayakindude

That one made my day!

That one made my day!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By kayakindude

Kudos to Brompton

Really impressed how this company is stepping up for the front line in the pandemic.

Forbes: Wheels For Heroes: Brompton Crowdfunds To Provide NHS Staff With 1,000 Bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,858
Posted By kayakindude

For someone with 2 posts you seem really...

For someone with 2 posts you seem really defensive of your capitalized TERN.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,004
Posted By kayakindude

I completed two centuries last season on my...

I completed two centuries last season on my Airnimal in about 6 hours, each time, found it no different than past centuries on my cannondale. Most people say hey that's cool looking, only one said...
11-21-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By kayakindude

Vintage Cannondale

After a few near misses we picked up our 1st road tandem through the local craigslist. It was a pretty beat up 1991 model, but the bones looked solid. Already have two older Cannondales and love the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,818
Posted By kayakindude

Velocity also has great customer service. I blew...

Velocity also has great customer service. I blew a spoke on my Airnimal and called Velocity (based in Michigan). They set up a package with all the different spoke lengths and walked me through the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,863
Posted By kayakindude

Here are a few pics of the Via. Comparable to the...

Here are a few pics of the Via. Comparable to the Campo. Someday I need to put a review together but overall these are quality bikes for the price. If you are a military Vet they will give you an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,610
Posted By kayakindude

I fly mine all of the time, Vybe in a suitcase. ...

I fly mine all of the time, Vybe in a suitcase.
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I leave my fenders...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,603
Posted By kayakindude

24 inch Tires

Just a heads up for those of you running 520- 24 inch tires and looking for something in the states besides Panracer...Chain Reaction cycle out of the UK has the Schwalbe Durano tires. Found the...
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