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03-17-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By npkeith

Terra Trikes has a "power cruiser", but its a...

Terra Trikes has a "power cruiser", but its a reverse trike. Here a link (http://www.electric-bikes.com/trikes/trikes.html#TerraTrike)
03-17-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By npkeith

The simple answer is yes, there are electric...

The simple answer is yes, there are electric bikes that let you recharge the battery by pedaling or riding downhill - here is a link to one...
03-16-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By npkeith

Karma - the prices I quoted are for pairs of...

Karma - the prices I quoted are for pairs of batteries without the housing.
RLSchell - I do take the charger and charge at work - even before the battery was dying on the way to work. Now I have no...
03-16-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By npkeith

New batteries for an ElecTrec

Hi all, back again.
Now its official. I REALLY need new batteries for my ElecTrec (My commute to work is 7 miles, either flat or gentle down-hill most of the way, with a few gentle ups. My battery...
03-05-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,843
Posted By npkeith

extra wide tire liners?

My son has an Electra Straight 8 with 20"x3.0" 'Fatty-0' tires. I've had to repair flats multiple times (once it was both tires at the same time!) and ended up replacing both tubes. Each time I...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By npkeith

I got one of these...

I got one of these (http://www.ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=travelbiker) (just arrived, won't have a chance to mount it 'till the holiday). It came with a (removable) shoulder strap. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By npkeith

I pay my employer $30 a quarter for mine - $120 a...

I pay my employer $30 a quarter for mine - $120 a year. Admittedly I get $60 a quarter for riding my bike 3 or more days a week, so in effect I get it for nothing but only get a $30 a quarter bonus....
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By npkeith

If you want a helmet blinkie, I recommend the...

If you want a helmet blinkie, I recommend the planet bike blinkie 3H (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3010.html). Small, light, on a pivot so it always points back.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,513
Posted By npkeith

Transitions lenses are great except from one...

Transitions lenses are great except from one thing - the hotter it is, the lighter they stay (or the less dark they get). I live in Southern California, where it gets to 110 degrees F routinely. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,513
Posted By npkeith

Yeah - I've been looking at some of the Rudy...

Yeah - I've been looking at some of the Rudy Project flip-ups. Gulp! $250-350, possibly more for the hi-strength Rx inserts.

Like I said, much of my commute is in the dark, so I need clear...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,513
Posted By npkeith

glasses recs

Not sure which forum to post this in, but its for commuting, so here goes:

I'm 40, and have crappy eyesight - my glasses are -5 on both sides, with a mild astigmatism to boot.

I'm looking for a...
11-18-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By npkeith

Hmm. I stand corrected. I'm a little ambivalent...

Hmm. I stand corrected. I'm a little ambivalent though. I may not have thought it through. If I soup it up to the point where it goes over 25mph, then its a motorcycle, and I need indicators and...
11-17-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By npkeith

Hi power recumbent trike

Has anyone tried mounting a high-powered conversion kit (something like this (http://www.greenspeed.us/bionx_500_lithium_battery.htm)) on one of the better recumbent tadpole trikes? Something like a...
11-17-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,958
Posted By npkeith

I remember a camping gear guide that had a method...

I remember a camping gear guide that had a method for a NiCd "lobotomy" that involved hooking up wires to a 12v car battery and just barely stroking the wires over the NiCd (I can't remember what...
11-17-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By npkeith

My electrec was doing that a lot after a tire...

My electrec was doing that a lot after a tire change. It turns out the bike shop had removed the motor. When they put it back on, it was too loose. My guess is the chain has stretched and is just...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By npkeith

Kensington now makes a 64gig USB flash drive. ...

Kensington now makes a 64gig USB flash drive. Just install everything on that. But I guess you'll still have to have your OS (es) installed on a platter-based drive.
11-05-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By npkeith

Now if only they would enforce the ban....

Now if only they would enforce the ban....
11-03-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By npkeith

Here ya go. Get one of these...

Here ya go. Get one of these (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4355). Highly illegal in the US of course, but it makes you think. I think they should be built into movie theaters and...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 989
Posted By npkeith

HA! My workplace provides bike lockers that I...

HA! My workplace provides bike lockers that I have to rent! No lockers or showers, I change in the john. I get to sign up for the state run bike to work program for some goodies, but I don't even...
Forum: Touring
11-02-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By npkeith

Odd pannier Request.

Appologies for the cross-post, but no one in electric bikes has an answer, so maybe someone here will.

Does anyone know of a pannier that will fit on the left side of an ElecTrec...
11-02-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By npkeith

That bad huh? Nobody's got a clue? Maybe I'll...

That bad huh? Nobody's got a clue? Maybe I'll cross post in one of the gear forums.
-K
10-31-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By npkeith

Panniers on an ElecTrec

Any one know of a pannier that will fit on the left side of an ElecTrec (over the motor?) I was originally looking at an Ortlieb, but the shortest one they make is 11 inches, and there is 8 1/2" (at...
10-31-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,657
Posted By npkeith

+1 on the media thing - "Tonite on local 2, the...

+1 on the media thing -
"Tonite on local 2, the story of an ecologically-minded student being told he can't ride his bike to school!"

Oh, and make it the ACLU you call - maybe you can get...
10-31-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By npkeith

I disagree - rare earth magnets are cheap - 7.8...

I disagree - rare earth magnets are cheap - 7.8 cents each here (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13516). You can buy bundled throwie kits without magnets here...
10-31-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By npkeith

Throwies anyone?

This is a partial cross post from a reply to a thread on industrial design over on the commuting board. I just wanted to throw out a "what if?" kinda question:

Anyone know what a Throwie ...
10-30-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 78,243
Posted By npkeith

Call me crazy, but the thought of having live...

Call me crazy, but the thought of having live steam that close to fairly sensitive portions of my anatomy gives me the heebies.
10-29-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By npkeith

I called Electrik Motion today. The batteries...

I called Electrik Motion today.
The batteries ARE replaceable - those aren't pop rivets, they're 3mm hex, just deep in.
They say they use a pair of 12v 14Ah deep cycle SLAs that are basically...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By npkeith

Do you know what a Throwie ...

Do you know what a Throwie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throwie)is? Just an LED, a battery and a magnet taped together - you throw them at anything made of iron and they stick and glow until the...
10-28-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By npkeith

replacement ElecTrec battery?

Anybody know what kind of SLA batteries are inside the battery pack that came with my ElecTrec? It'll cost me $200+ to buy a new pack after shipping if I go to Electrik Motion. Can I get it any...
10-23-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By npkeith

Called Electrik-Motion to ask about a rack (they...

Called Electrik-Motion to ask about a rack (they have one thats custom for the ElecTrec) and asked Eddie about the weird throttle thing. He says he's seen it before - its caused by corrosion on some...
10-20-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By npkeith

ElecTrec throttle issues?

Does anyone else have an ElecTrec? If yes, have any of you had issues with a quirky throttle? Mine has started to get weird. Sometimes it dies when I want to pull away from a stop (hit the...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By npkeith

Same here - outta nowhere..

Same here - outta nowhere..
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By npkeith

OK. You win.

OK. You win.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By npkeith

A little known hazard of bike commuting...

10 minutes from home, 2/3 of the way up the last hill, I'm hammering to pull away from a light, when WHAM! What I'm assuming was a bee hits me in the mouth, and manages to sting me INSIDE my lip! I...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,477
Posted By npkeith

Panniers on a full suspension bike?

Hi all. Noob for this forum.
I've been bike commuting to work for about 3-4 months. I ride an Elec-Trek (now Rayos) 8 speed electric bike, about 7 miles each way. I work in a shirt and tie kind...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,659
Posted By npkeith

I live in Southern California, and there are no...

I live in Southern California, and there are no less than 4 intersections on my 7 mile each way commute where a bike lane becomes a right-turn-only lane. I asked a motorcycle cop about this once...
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