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04-03-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By youthcom

I was thinking the same thing with having a steel...

I was thinking the same thing with having a steel insert on the inside. And I actually work in a machine shop albeit in the quality side. Have some ideas on how it could be done, but I'm hesitant to...
04-03-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By youthcom

It's my commuter bike 32 miles a day 5 days a...

It's my commuter bike 32 miles a day 5 days a week year round in the Chicagoland area. There was some wear on the stanchions too under the seals, but it appears only cosmetic. So I'd like to see if I...
04-03-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By youthcom

Over 7000 miles a year on an ebike capable of 28...

Over 7000 miles a year on an ebike capable of 28 mph assist. The groove looks to be 0.5 deep. Here's a reverse impression cut half to show profile.
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04-03-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By youthcom

Corrosion on magnesium lowers replace?

Two seasons of urban winter riding & the road salts seem to have eaten away (pitting?) some of the material surrounding the axle nut/dropout probably from accumulating there. This is a Rockshox...
05-15-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By youthcom

Just search for Bionx G2 console. It'll be the...

Just search for Bionx G2 console. It'll be the cheapest listing.

I'm trying to figure how to post the battery since shipping these are a big hassle/expense.

Here are pics of the battery. Again...
05-14-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By youthcom

There are no markings beyond the barcode sticker...

There are no markings beyond the barcode sticker that rubbed off on mine. I'm assuming there are not separate versions of it and that they're interchangeable.

You could try finding a local ebike...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,799
Posted By youthcom

Ebike is the only realistic solution if you want...

Ebike is the only realistic solution if you want to keep bike commuting those distances with less/no sweat. Get one with torque sensing & it'll feel like a normal bike, but with the effect of a...
05-13-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By youthcom

I still have the all the parts, but I've been...

I still have the all the parts, but I've been procrastinating on getting rid as much as I can to recoup some of the $1900 I paid for the bike in 2014.

I'm in Chicago, but I put it on Ebay for $80...
05-10-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By youthcom

I have that bike that I've been meaning to get...

I have that bike that I've been meaning to get rid of through parts. Was bought new in Aug 2014 (but model could be earlier year) & ridden through to April 2016. Retired it because I wanted a faster...
12-10-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,739
Posted By youthcom

I just bought Bar Mitts & wow what a difference!...

I just bought Bar Mitts & wow what a difference! I was able to ride in 20's 5-10mph wind with just fingerless summer gloves. I have the same Lobster gloves & had to put in chemical warmers in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 118,911
Posted By youthcom

I found this 18mm wrench today. It was a size I...

I found this 18mm wrench today. It was a size I didn't have and needed for a new ebike that used 18mm axle nuts purchased this summer. I had already bought a regular length wrench for it but might...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 125,536
Posted By youthcom

I ran over a rabbit this morning on a dark wet...

I ran over a rabbit this morning on a dark wet Chicago side street next to a forest preserve during very light sprinkling rain. I didn't notice it, just felt my front wheel go over something. Went to...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,479
Posted By youthcom

Nice plan. The only downside your limited speeds...

Nice plan. The only downside your limited speeds for ebikes. I just got one that assists me up to 28mph (45kph) & I can do about 21-22 mph avg on a 16 mile one way commute accounting for lights &...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,253
Posted By youthcom

Been using them for awhile & the only issue is...

Been using them for awhile & the only issue is the platform side not having much bite as mentioned. I want to try them so I could use my boots in the winter & occasionally sandals in the summer.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By youthcom

Not exactly, but there is an eyelet close enough...

Not exactly, but there is an eyelet close enough to the same location on the drive side. The brake is mounted on the inside so it looks like it should clear it without having to use a disc compatible...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By youthcom

Mounting Rack on Disc Brake Eyelet?

Seems kinda iffy to me, but do any of you think this would cause any issue if one were to use a disc brake mounting point to also support one side of a rack?
06-13-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,599
Posted By youthcom

What is the disc side rack leg bolted to?

What is the disc side rack leg bolted to?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 119,836
Posted By youthcom

I usually find small change, but recently in one...

I usually find small change, but recently in one day I found a nickel & a live .357 bullet. The bullet was sitting on a suburban curb & beat up from probably being run over several times, but was...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,253
Posted By youthcom

Has anyone here used these pedals yet? Thoughts?

Has anyone here used these pedals yet? Thoughts?
Forum: Commuting
12-28-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By youthcom

I like the made in Vermont Darn Tough merino wool...

I like the made in Vermont Darn Tough merino wool socks. Below forties my toes get a bit too cold with mesh cycling shoe though so I use them with a waterproof winter non cycling boot.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By youthcom

I had chain slip issues that were fixed when I...

I had chain slip issues that were fixed when I replaced my derailleur. I forget whether it was because the pivots were sticky or developed too much play. I think it was the latter.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,253
Posted By youthcom

Talk about timing. Mallet 2's are my commuter...

Talk about timing. Mallet 2's are my commuter clipless pedals & this happened to me last Friday on a 3 year old pair. Luckily I didn't fall just swerved a bit & there was no traffic immediately next...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,940
Posted By youthcom

I don't have a drivers license & my commute went...

I don't have a drivers license & my commute went from 4 miles round trip to 33 miles roundtrip when the job moved so an ebike was my go to solution because I didn't feel like I could do this commute...
08-08-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By youthcom

Workout not torture. Admittedly another reason is...

Workout not torture. Admittedly another reason is my e bike isn't very stealthy & the warmer weather has brought out more bike commuters so I wanted to blend in more. Coincidentally someone passed me...
08-05-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By youthcom

Job moving about a year ago meant my commute went...

Job moving about a year ago meant my commute went from 4 miles to over 33 miles round trip. I bought a bionx equip bike & have over 5500 miles on it since then from this commute. Lately though I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,785
Posted By youthcom

About 2.5 hours five days a week for a 33.4 mile...

About 2.5 hours five days a week for a 33.4 mile round trip commute. I had been using an electric assist bike up until recently to make it manageable year round in Chicago, but have mostly gone back...
07-14-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By youthcom

2nd try today and I just needed to open the valve...

2nd try today and I just needed to open the valve more. I did remove it entirely & noticed wear around the cone that seals it so perhaps it needed to be unscrewed more then normal.
07-14-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By youthcom

I'm not trying to bleed the brake with the bike...

I'm not trying to bleed the brake with the bike upside down. I am trying to push the oil into the brake so the air & oil "bleeds" out at the lever at the top. What is happening is that I am unable to...
07-14-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By youthcom

This video here...

This video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKKe6av-0U

I operated the brakes while I had the bike upside down to work on it causing them to get spongy & bottom out. My first bike with...
07-13-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By youthcom

Bleeding Tektro Auriga Comp Brakes Leaks At Caliper Outlet

I'm trying to follow the procedure from the youtube video & the pdf for these brakes, but I cannot push the oil through the outlet at the caliper. I have loosened it & even if a little the oil just...
07-06-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By youthcom

I wonder how much life is left in my OHM Urban...

I wonder how much life is left in my OHM Urban XU700. Bought it last August & have accumulated over 5500 miles on it with a 33mile daily commute since then. Mostly use level 2 assist & battery gets...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By youthcom

I reexamined my skipping/jumping issues & decided...

I reexamined my skipping/jumping issues & decided to try a whole new derailleur & that seem to have done the trick. I had replaced cassette (sram), chain (kmc), middle chainring, derailleur pullies...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By youthcom

My commute went from 2 miles to about 16.7 miles...

My commute went from 2 miles to about 16.7 miles & to cope with this 5 days a week I went the electric assist bike route. It tops out at 20mph for the assist & pushing it while following some stop...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By youthcom

This was over 5 years ago. At the time I returned...

This was over 5 years ago. At the time I returned the bike to REI & bought a Dahon Mu XL Sport with a Nexus red-band 8 spd IGH instead. Doesn't get much use but I still have it today.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By youthcom

Not looking for cheapest, but best...

Not looking for cheapest, but best price/performance ratio. Not something high end nor bottom of the barrel & preferably something I can just go to the local Performance bike shop to get.

I don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By youthcom

Best Bang For Buck 9spd Chain/Cassette Combo?

Looking to replace my 9 speed sram combo that is slipping alot especially when powering from stop even when they were new (now over 2 years old). Derailleurs & chainrings are Shimano 105. Using this...
03-04-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,471
Posted By youthcom

Yes my Bionx is limited to 20 though with either...

Yes my Bionx is limited to 20 though with either throttle or assist I can just about maintain around 18mph maybe because I'm heavier then the assumed weight. Just saying that to justify that price I...
03-03-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,471
Posted By youthcom

A local dealer has that Felt & it does look...

A local dealer has that Felt & it does look sweet, but at 4k I would need it to be able to assist up to 28mph like some other e-bike companies are doing. I got a deal on bionx equipped bike from the...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By youthcom

I think Federal law limits throttle only to 20mph...

I think Federal law limits throttle only to 20mph though a few brands are offering up to 28mph with pedal assist & these are usually for off-road. I bought a Bionx equipped bike last fall to help do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,141
Posted By youthcom

Amazon has the Dahon Speed Uno for $300 shipped...

Amazon has the Dahon Speed Uno for $300 shipped for the next hour as part of a lightning deal. It's single speed & coaster brake only though.
01-23-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By youthcom

Low pressure wide tires are suppose to be good,...

Low pressure wide tires are suppose to be good, but I don't believe anything beyond these 4" wide tire fatbikes would work well for that kind of snow. On the upside you get a nice upper body workout....
01-20-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,169
Posted By youthcom

Fishtailing. How do you ppl deal with it? I just...

Fishtailing. How do you ppl deal with it? I just manage, but damn it's a real workout trying to countersteer for every foot you move.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,041
Posted By youthcom

A little but haven't tried for long because as...

A little but haven't tried for long because as you say it's twitchy. Trackstanding on the 20" is much harder too compared to my geared 700c.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,030
Posted By youthcom

It should've came with instructions & there is a...

It should've came with instructions & there is a youtube video I think too, but yea the weight is support by those two velcro straps that you wrap around the front triangle & the rear wheel. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,861
Posted By youthcom

I just returned my Flyby Shuttle because I didn't...

I just returned my Flyby Shuttle because I didn't care for the noise of Nexus 7 IGH in 5 & 7 gear. For not much more then the Shuttle with an REI discount I got an '08 Mu XL Sport & the Redband nexus...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By youthcom

No shifting in that video; just pedaling forward...

No shifting in that video; just pedaling forward in 5th gear. It's like the sound of chain trying to catch the next gear but missing. Louder then I care for. I've decide to try another bike with a...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By youthcom

I'm certain this was from day one. Oh well...

I'm certain this was from day one. Oh well luckily REI has a very good return policy should I choose that route. When I went there the mechanic said it was normal. Unfortunately they didn't have any...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By youthcom

Nexus 7 IGH Noise Is This Normal?

Figure there are alot more IGH users here so can anyone tell me if this is normal for the lower end Nexus 7 IGH. There's a very audible clicking above 4th & most noticeable in 5th & 7th. This is my...
04-14-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By youthcom

Nexus 7 IGH Clicking Noise 5th & 7th Gear? Video Included

I recently got a new bike that came with a Nexus 7 IGH & when pedaling forward there is a sound like a derailleur out of adjustment in 5th & 7th gear. The markings on the hub are lined up in 4th...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,104
Posted By youthcom

I can feel this on my new REI folder(Dahon) with...

I can feel this on my new REI folder(Dahon) with a Nexus 7 (my 1st IGH experience). Not too much info from google, but this slip seems to be normal for this hub at least. The only thing that bothers...
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