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03-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By LeeG

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little...

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast...
03-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By samkl

Nothing to add... just would love to hear...

Nothing to add... just would love to hear people's thoughts on this. We're looking at getting an e-cargo or regular cargo bike for potentially carrying a kid, and it'd be interesting to see what...
03-03-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By elcyc

BBC documentary: "Why 2020 was the bicycle’s best year in decades"

Why 2020 was the bicycle’s best year in decades
https://www.bbc.co.uk/reel/video/p090h6zl/why-2020-was-the-bicycle-s-best-year-in-decades
03-01-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By mev

20 years since I last owned an automobile

On February 28, 2001 I dropped car keys under the floor mat for a friend to retrieve. Next morning, I cycled away on a one year bicycle tour that brought me across the USA, one lap around the...
02-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By andychrist

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50873528683_e7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50873528683_e7eaff4b95_c.jpg

Built up this LWB e-cumbent with underseat and rear rack; drilled out a Radical Design trailer hitch to fit over the 12mm axle....
02-27-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By veganbikes

I know it is a bit late in the thread but not so...

I know it is a bit late in the thread but not so bad that it is a Zombie but I do like the front loaders more and more as I ride them. I have been riding the R+M Load and Packsters for quite a while...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By Brett A

I've always used 1,000 miles as a rule of thumb....

I've always used 1,000 miles as a rule of thumb. What happens over time is the chain stretches and the pins get farther apart. The chain rings and cassette wear to accommodate that new spacing, and...
01-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By freeranger

I don't ride an e-bike, but I look at them as I...

I don't ride an e-bike, but I look at them as I would any motorized vehicle. It's the operator that determines if it's used correctly, or becomes a menace. There is one on a mup I visit that is...
01-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By 10cup

No, $10.95 for two keys.

No, $10.95 for two keys.
01-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By cabledawg

I currently have a longtail and have been looking...

I currently have a longtail and have been looking to switch to a bakfiets (front loader) style. My longtail is incredibly versatile with racks, bags, side frame extensions and even a sidecar but the...
01-12-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By rumble b

yeah I never found studded tires to offer a...

yeah I never found studded tires to offer a significant advantage either
01-11-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By TheKoala

Vote for long tail

Long tail. They handle like regular bikes and are easier to maneuver from the ground too. They are also easier to store than cargo bikes with a box.
they can also haul quite a lot of stuff with a...
12-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By 2manybikes

If your getting a trike with two tires in the...

If your getting a trike with two tires in the back it will have one wheel drive unless you spend a lot of money, The one wheel drive doesn't work well on slippery surfaces.
12-24-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By HobieKen

Joined the e bike crowd.

Ex mountain biker who previously rode a TREK Fuel 100 10 years ago. At age 65 I've only been riding my hybrid on the road, but have recently been wanting to explore new things, gravel roads, perhaps...
12-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By Kabuki12

I am hoping that the internal geared hub will be...

I am hoping that the internal geared hub will be easier on the chain. The bike shop where we bought the bike did say that the chain requires more maintenance than my regular road bikes. My wife’s old...
12-22-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,773
Posted By sloppy12

I have 3000 miles on a rad wagon. they are fine...

I have 3000 miles on a rad wagon. they are fine solid bikes it does 30 mile round trips to work just fine. the brakes are the weak point but its a easy upgrade(They work its a cargo bike and they...
12-18-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,437
Posted By LMM2855

I haven't had a car for many years and that means...

I haven't had a car for many years and that means riding in all weather, so I have a few tips to offer for staying warm. This is more for utility cycling such as hauling groceries and commuting to...
12-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,437
Posted By mcours2006

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D
12-17-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mulberry20

Are you wearing a Merino base layer and Merino...

Are you wearing a Merino base layer and Merino socks?

I would kill for that weather. That is shorts weather and summer gloves for me.
12-13-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By speedy25

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point. ...

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point.

Yamaha went seeking e-bike dealers when they brought their goods to NA. I was one of their first dealers. I thought they would be picking established...
12-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By edwong3

There is a huge variation of quality in products...

There is a huge variation of quality in products made anywhere on the planet and I think that nobody who is of reasonable intelligence would dispute that. The idea however that anything made in China...
11-22-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,115
Posted By downtube42

When I've gone down on ice there was no planning,...

When I've gone down on ice there was no planning, there was just splat and slide down the crown of the road to the curb.

Studded tires for ice.
11-21-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By cubewheels

Snob cyclists is a "non-issue" in my observation....

Snob cyclists is a "non-issue" in my observation. Snobs are everywhere not just in cycling.

The main problem I see with serious cyclist is they often take their "seriousness" too far, often...
11-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By rsbob

I’m a psycholist acknowledgement is the...

I’m a psycholist

acknowledgement is the first step to recovery.
11-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By CargoDane

If you ride a motorcycle, you're a motorcycle...

If you ride a motorcycle, you're a motorcycle rider, if you drive a car, you're a driver. Drive any motorised wheeled vehicle, and you are a motorist. Ride a bicycle (or tricycle or whatever) and you...
11-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By blakcloud

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch...

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch everyone who rides two wheels as cyclists. Some are just bike riders. I am a cyclist and identify as much. My wife does not consider herself as a...
11-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By rsbob

Certainly can relate to the end of the video...

Certainly can relate to the end of the video where people who know you ride unload all their animosity of ill behaved riders since they know I ride a bike. Have also been threatened by idiots in...
11-21-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm short on time, so I'll have to watch the...

I'm short on time, so I'll have to watch the video some other time. But I agree with the above quoted post. Keep in mind however that there are some members here who will insist that unless one has...
11-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,027
Posted By BobbyG

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and...

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and positions I identify with...but it was a bit verbose and slow for my taste (I make TV commercials). I do give the creator props for creating and...
11-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By hsuBM

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds...

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds just the same. Yamaha has nearly a century of uninterrupted experience designing exceptional quality (reliability and safety) into mopeds.

If I...
11-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By Papa Ado

The primary difference of our e-bike chains vs...

The primary difference of our e-bike chains vs regular chains is the pin riveting technology used. Extended durability is an added bonus from us as e-bike riders usually ride farther.

Mid motors...
11-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to add to what AlmostTrick alluded to...

Just want to add to what AlmostTrick alluded to above WRT to getting stopped in the cold due to a flat, and/or other maintenance issues. I learned this the hard way on a ride at 15°F. Depending on...
11-13-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,423
Posted By Ed Wiser

I use Velofix. Which will come to your home an...

I use Velofix. Which will come to your home an fix your bike.
https://www.velofix.com/
I have been using them for years now and don’t trust a LBS to work on my bikes.
11-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,423
Posted By CargoDane

"Stuck up" is my judgement. Take your place in...

"Stuck up" is my judgement. Take your place in line, buddy. It sounds like the same affliction Tesla, large BMW and Mercedes owners exhibit: I have more money than average, so I can park anywhere,...
11-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Hypno Toad

I ride through the winters in Minneapolis and...

I ride through the winters in Minneapolis and I'll ride temps below -25F. I'll happily do both: ride slower with longer duration and ride fast with shorter duration. It really comes down to the...
11-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By parkbrav

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is...

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is 1 hour in 15F/-10C temperatures with goggles on. At that point, my eyes start freezing shut even wearing the goggles
11-06-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By gecho

Personally I think you would be safer riding with...

Personally I think you would be safer riding with lower exertion in the cold (though I don't). I say low exertion rather than low speed because on my fat bike I can be riding hard and not going very...
11-06-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By AlmostTrick

With proper clothing as long as I'm riding I'll...

With proper clothing as long as I'm riding I'll stay warm enough and will get to my destination in a timely fashion. My concern is having any type of breakdown that'll cause me to stop and then...
11-06-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By pdlamb

I think the optimum is to ride as fast as you can...

I think the optimum is to ride as fast as you can without sweating. (Much.)
11-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By John Nolan

There's really no danger in the cold. per se,...

There's really no danger in the cold. per se, unless you're not dressed for it. Frostbite is a risk in truly frigid conditions, and in that case, wind chill would be a consideration.

The greatest...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,621
Posted By BobbyG

Beautiful Fall Commute...

Colorado Springs is a nice town to bike commute in.

https://youtu.be/FY0V2kRvQQE
09-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By viperocco

Giant Simple Single

Hello all - just wanted to share a pic of my Giant Cruiser. I have been thinking of selling but it has some really good lines so am rethinking that decision. I did not care for the handlebar sweep...
09-10-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Sy Reene

maybe something simple.. been around for decades?...

maybe something simple.. been around for decades?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/product_image_1406271942_grande_0836b963772f8a2d98e0f9f4f9c8c4afe5dd43e8.jpg
08-12-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,753
Posted By xyz

Does this mean you ride on ice? When I lived...

Does this mean you ride on ice?

When I lived in LA, whenever it was going to hit 50 degrees the news channels would go beezerk with ads calling it a 'blast of winter'. And everyone would be...
08-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,753
Posted By dabac

I don’t do ”winter cycling”. I merely commute...

I don’t do ”winter cycling”.
I merely commute year round where winter is a season to be noticed.
07-28-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By jack pot

> if you want a bullet proof little ride a honda...

> if you want a bullet proof little ride a honda RUCKUS can be had for less than any good Ebike ... it's got range & reliability & PARTS/SERVICE > used ones go for $1-2K
...
07-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By cooker

You should also review local regulation/laws...

You should also review local regulation/laws surrounding ebikes and see if there are any special rules and restrictions around where you can go or how you can use that bike compared to a non-powered...
06-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By FiftySix

My local Dominos Pizza had at least a pair of the...

My local Dominos Pizza had at least a pair of the Rad Power electric bikes for delivery purposes this past Spring of 2020. It seems they were only used for a few months, now all the deliveries are...
06-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By Witterings

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as...

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as well.
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By datlas

The OP has not answered my question about how...

The OP has not answered my question about how he/she defines worn chain.

I wonder if the LBS said it was worn.

Bueller??
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