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07-14-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,234
Posted By turbo1889

Sad but true. Of course I do have this crazy...

Sad but true. Of course I do have this crazy fantasy that we will get really lucky and the first other intelligent species that encounters us will be something like a aggressive authoritarian...
07-14-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,422
Posted By turbo1889

Unfortunately, obvious common sense isn't so...

Unfortunately, obvious common sense isn't so common.


On one hand:
----- Many motorists think they have a right to run down anyone that gets in their way and can't comprehend that vulnerable...
07-13-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,422
Posted By turbo1889

So in other words the majority of swimsuits...

So in other words the majority of swimsuits aren't allowed on that beach and you have to go buy a swimsuit from a Bible thumper catalog (or so as to not pick on one specific religion and to be an...
07-13-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,422
Posted By turbo1889

I have yet to encounter any such signs in my...

I have yet to encounter any such signs in my travels. I have however had to deal with a few motorists who are under the mistaken idea that cyclists must dismount and walk their bikes through all...
07-13-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By turbo1889

Ah, the old brushed motor friction roller kits,...

Ah, the old brushed motor friction roller kits, that takes me back so many years.
07-12-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By turbo1889

It's possible, its just you usually have to build...

It's possible, its just you usually have to build completely from scratch. And yes low voltage means you get less power out of the same size motor so you have to use an awful big and powerful motor...
07-11-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By turbo1889

12v e-bike systems are possible (I have built a...

12v e-bike systems are possible (I have built a few myself and have another low voltage build planned) but to my knowledge there are no commercial kits designed for that low of voltage and I've had...
07-11-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By turbo1889

Starting with the disclaimer that I don't...

Starting with the disclaimer that I don't currently have one of these motors myself yet so everything I say should be taken with a small grain of salt. I am looking into getting one or more of them...
07-10-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By turbo1889

Cycle tracks, MUP's, Bike Paths, etc . . . ...

Cycle tracks, MUP's, Bike Paths, etc . . .

In and of themselves are based on a half way decent idea and when only considered in a parallel straight through situation they make a lot of sense.
...
07-10-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By turbo1889

Personally I'm of the mind that probably the best...

Personally I'm of the mind that probably the best bike to convert would be an old name brand steel frame mountain bike with V-brake mounts on the rear. XD rear hub with rear V-brakes and a seven...
07-10-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By turbo1889

Mid-drive will give you the best hill climbing...

Mid-drive will give you the best hill climbing ability obviously.

However, there is another option that is brand new on the market. Specifically a two speed hub motor were the low gear nearly...
07-09-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,964
Posted By turbo1889

It's not the cell phone that is the problem. If...

It's not the cell phone that is the problem. If it weren't the cell phone it would be something else.

How about instead of doing this piece meal and banning this and that specific behavior we...
07-09-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,605
Posted By turbo1889

Do some internet research on what professional...

Do some internet research on what professional back-country guides give their "Total dude never rode a horse before and now is going to ride one all day" customers to wear. Worn by females primarily...
07-06-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

In response to JoeyBike: I've personally...

In response to JoeyBike:

I've personally never attempted to ride up the "Going to the Sun" on bicycle during the Summer when it's open to automobile traffic. I've only ridden up it on bicycle...
07-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

In My Personal Experience: ----- On roads...

In My Personal Experience:


----- On roads with 25-mph or lower speed limits bicycles and cars mix just fine and VC works and works well regardless of how thick automobile and bicycle traffic are...
07-05-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

About Yellowstone and Glacier parks specifically...

About Yellowstone and Glacier parks specifically my experience backs up what the others have been saying, when the roads are only open to cyclists, peds., and horse back riders and the snow clearing...
07-04-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

Not a problem, sorry I forgot to reply to your...

Not a problem, sorry I forgot to reply to your inquiry. Just one of those things that slipped through as the thread ballooned in page number.

I mainly cycle around my home state of Montana...
07-03-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By turbo1889

As far as the tire puncture issues are concerned....

As far as the tire puncture issues are concerned. I personally on my Yuba am running 26 inch size "Bontrager Hard Case Ultimate" tires in their H# or LT# series tires with "Stop Flats 2" liners and...
06-21-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,199
Posted By turbo1889

That is completely understandable, and I've seen...

That is completely understandable, and I've seen that kind of situation myself a time or two where automobile traffic was moving so slowly that a cyclist can get through town from one side to the...
06-19-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,199
Posted By turbo1889

The only time I leap frog with cars is when I'm...

The only time I leap frog with cars is when I'm edge riding (usually on a decent width and condition shoulder edge to the right of the white line, but sometimes also on extra wide lanes that are wide...
06-15-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,461
Posted By turbo1889

The top four pictures are not bicycles from the...

The top four pictures are not bicycles from the same company as the lower pictures. Top four pictures are "Oto Cycles" (take out the space and add dot com to the end). The come standard with...
06-15-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,461
Posted By turbo1889

Apparently you are cosmetically prejudiced and/or...

Apparently you are cosmetically prejudiced and/or you expect other people to be.

I just see some nice looking e-bikes with a sense of style. Heck at least they have a good fairly usable pedal...
06-15-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

Any obligation a vehicle that is being passed may...

Any obligation a vehicle that is being passed may have to avoid a collision may have.

THAT SHOULD NOT BE USED AS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE OVERTAKING VEHICLE INITIATING A DANGEROUS, IRRESPONSIBLE,...
06-14-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

Yah, that's quite true. Reminds me of when I...

Yah, that's quite true.

Reminds me of when I mentioned a while back in another thread that I bicycle on the interstate freeways up here (on the shoulder edge mainly but on a few narrow bridges...
06-14-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

Realized you might take my last post as a...

Realized you might take my last post as a criticism as to how you ride rather then me explaining why I must often do different. To clarify:

You might not have the problem of your releases trying...
06-14-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

For me the door zone is almost an absolute never...

For me the door zone is almost an absolute never do that, not just for me, for any poor sap that could step out in front of me. Clobbering a ped. while on my bike would put me in the position of the...
06-14-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

I would a agree that while there is not always a...

I would a agree that while there is not always a legal obligation for a cyclist taking the lane on a narrow two lane road to pull off the road at a safe spot and allow a long line of cars backed up...
06-12-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,041
Posted By turbo1889

Either the road is wide enough for two...

Either the road is wide enough for two automobiles going opposite directions and a cyclist to share or it ain't. If it ain't wide enough, then hugging the white line until a threesome is about to...
06-04-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,234
Posted By turbo1889

No it is *NOT*. It's intentional, evil, and has...

No it is *NOT*. It's intentional, evil, and has put people in hospitals. Other than that....

-mr. bill[/QUOTE]

I do suppose that if you were a person with some kind or respiratory weakness...
06-04-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,234
Posted By turbo1889

Yup, its one of the least dangerous forms of...

Yup, its one of the least dangerous forms of cager head harassment of cyclists. Getting less often though due to more and more newer diesel engines have clean enough and tight enough emission...
06-01-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,832
Posted By turbo1889

Both Sixty Fiver and Nightshade have legitimate...

Both Sixty Fiver and Nightshade have legitimate points in turn.

I totally agree with what 65er said about having high top end gears for when your not carrying a load and the ability to annoy...
06-01-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,832
Posted By turbo1889

On a cargo bike with triple chain rings up front...

On a cargo bike with triple chain rings up front on the crank. I like to set-up the chain ring sizes so that:

----- the smallest inboard chain ring is as small as I can possibly have it and...
06-01-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By turbo1889

Modular idea using bolts to connect modules in...

Modular idea using bolts to connect modules in and of itself isn't a bad one though.

I'm thinking a rear drive module with the main frame triangle and seat and rear wheel and then various front...
06-01-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By turbo1889

For a person without welding skills that might...

For a person without welding skills that might make a lot of good sense.

But for someone like me with welding skills all I see is the huge amount of unnecessary weight added by all those bolts,...
05-31-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By turbo1889

I will confess that I haven't read the whole...

I will confess that I haven't read the whole thread before posting just the OP and a few following posts and then very lightly skimmed down through the rest. I'll come back later and do so (pressed...
05-31-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,131
Posted By turbo1889

I agree in principle with what the OP has said...

I agree in principle with what the OP has said about the "may pass bicycle over double line" being a legitimate advocacy issue to "soften" the conflict between motorists and lane taking cyclists.
...
03-18-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By turbo1889

Actually its fairly hard science, humans (and...

Actually its fairly hard science, humans (and other species) have a brain core that dates back to the reptilian dominant ancient earth and it is the vicious dangerous aggressive part of our mind. ...
03-17-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By turbo1889

I do admit this system could have advantages for...

I do admit this system could have advantages for cyclists IF in combination with broad implementation a lower safer more cautious speed was what the light cycles in town were timed too. Say 15-mph...
03-17-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By turbo1889

A skilled driver with half a brain in his/her...

A skilled driver with half a brain in his/her head is fully capable of doing something very similar, all they have to do is actually rise to a basic IF/THEN state of basic logic in the outer part of...
03-17-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,508
Posted By turbo1889

Here are some better links to what as far as I...

Here are some better links to what as far as I can tell is the bridge the OP is talking about (had to scroll down the road a little from his links and get up on the bridge and at its ends and take...
03-06-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,233
Posted By turbo1889

I run both Longtail and Bakfiet cargo bikes in...

I run both Longtail and Bakfiet cargo bikes in winter conditions. The bakfiet type front loaders do better when loaded, the bigger and lower the load the better, and are terrible unloaded. ...
03-06-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By turbo1889

Your overview of approximately what the various...

Your overview of approximately what the various types of hubs can handle I can't see any flaws in from my point of view. And you are correct that to answer the specific question of the OP in his...
03-06-14, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By turbo1889

@ Ypedal That is why I said "Most e-bike...

@ Ypedal

That is why I said "Most e-bike motors . . ." in my reply. Specifics would help of course but even if we knew the exact motor unless one of us has it and knows the exact internal specs...
03-01-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By turbo1889

Folders are good so long as you buy a good one,...

Folders are good so long as you buy a good one, some of the cheaper ones just don't last.

I personally can average about 300 miles per day on my human/micro-IC hybrid powered bikes per day...
02-28-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By turbo1889

I'm no world traveler, but anything beyond...

I'm no world traveler, but anything beyond 100-miles round trip and e-bikes are not an option for me and I do 600+ mile round trips by bike at least several times every year.

For those long trips...
02-28-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By turbo1889

"World Travel" has legal issues for e-bikes. ...

"World Travel" has legal issues for e-bikes. They aren't legal everywhere and where legal the power and speed limits for legality vary considerably and some jurisdictions have special restrictions...
02-28-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By turbo1889

Most e-bike motors are not self limiting by their...

Most e-bike motors are not self limiting by their own resistance to keep them from burning themselves up. That design methodology works great for mounted electric motors and is quite common for...
02-28-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By turbo1889

When I was a kid we used to ride the farm pond...

When I was a kid we used to ride the farm pond (not deep) on our BMX bikes with ultra thin ice on top of it where you had to go fast enough to keep from falling through. Ice would bough under the...
02-26-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,164
Posted By turbo1889

Basically the way I work it is that as soon as it...

Basically the way I work it is that as soon as it starts getting frost icing early in the morning on the roads in the late Fall I put on a set of factory studded snows with their little carbide studs...
02-25-14, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By turbo1889

How mechanically and electrically inclined are...

How mechanically and electrically inclined are you?

A decent mid-drive kit added to a bike that fits you well, preferably a bike set-up specifically for kid and cargo carrying (I personally prefer...
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