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07-19-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By alloo

On my Raleigh Retroglide, I have replaced the...

On my Raleigh Retroglide, I have replaced the stock seat which was hard, with what I thought would be a softer seat from the Electra Townie. My butt doesn't hurt as much but it's not making that much...
07-19-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By alloo

I rode today in 101F. I use my cooling vest from...

I rode today in 101F. I use my cooling vest from motorcycling over my jersey. I think in the future, I would use my cooling vest over my tshirt as it seems to keep me cooler that way and I don't have...
07-19-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By alloo

I'm not sure how to answer this question. I feel...

I'm not sure how to answer this question. I feel better on my bicycle than my scooter. I carry more water and use my cooling vest more which keeps me soaked in water to regulate my body temperature....
07-18-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By alloo

I'd also look at an Electra Townie Go! Very...

I'd also look at an Electra Townie Go! Very comfortable bike.
07-17-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By alloo

You should also look at craigslist for bikes and...

You should also look at craigslist for bikes and just get the bike tuned up.
07-16-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,398
Posted By alloo

Nope, I live in CO

Nope, I live in CO
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By alloo

I do a similar commute. I would look on...

I do a similar commute. I would look on craigslist for a used bike, tune it up, maybe get tubes and tires. It takes me about 45 mins to ride. How much time do you want your commute to be? Are you...
07-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By alloo

An ebike would make both of you more successful.

An ebike would make both of you more successful.
07-14-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By alloo

Townie has the feet forward technology. You would...

Townie has the feet forward technology. You would be even more on your rear a semi recumbent bike. Never owned a cruiser, but have a raleigh retroglide 2.0. I prefer the Townie Geometry when all is...
07-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By alloo

I just want to live to 80, give me a shot.

I just want to live to 80, give me a shot.
07-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,407
Posted By alloo

I take breaks where the facilities are even if I...

I take breaks where the facilities are even if I don't need one. Water and pee breaks.
07-09-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By alloo

I own a sixthreezero EvryJourney 7 spd. Good...

I own a sixthreezero EvryJourney 7 spd. Good bike, but I like my Townie bikes better.
07-07-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By alloo

I'd look at Aventon Pace 500, Blix Sol or Aveny,...

I'd look at Aventon Pace 500, Blix Sol or Aveny, and Rad Power Bikes.

https://electricbikereview.com/

https://electricbikereport.com/
07-07-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By alloo

Who makes these bikes?

Who makes these bikes?
07-07-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By alloo

How old are the tires? Do the tires have any...

How old are the tires? Do the tires have any cracks? Schwabe tires are awesome.
07-04-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By alloo

Thumbs up https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Black Townie with Bullhorn bars

I love my bike with the...
07-01-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By alloo

Well, I did look at the Trek Verve+. I recently...

Well, I did look at the Trek Verve+. I recently tried level 3 to come home it cut 5 minutes off of my 50 minute commute time each way. I like the Trek Verve+ but was concerned about the 250W Bosch...
06-29-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By alloo

I am committed to a cruiser style bike if...

I am committed to a cruiser style bike if available, otherwise I like step through cruisers. Blix recently update their Sol and Aveny to 48V hub driven bikes. I'd like to compare hub vs mid drive for...
06-29-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,658
Posted By alloo

I bring my battery inside and charge it.

I bring my battery inside and charge it.
06-29-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By alloo

I would look at Mid Drive bikes. Pedego doesn't...

I would look at Mid Drive bikes. Pedego doesn't have the monopoly on ebikes. They're a lot of great ebikes out there that cost less. Good luck on your search.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,720
Posted By alloo

Cold/Drizzle. You can warm up very easily with...

Cold/Drizzle. You can warm up very easily with layers. It's harder to cool down when it's hot.
06-29-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By alloo

Most new bikes this would be true. I found on the...

Most new bikes this would be true. I found on the used bike market 21d, 27d Townie bikes are cheaper. Maybe Electra has more 27d bikes that they need to move.
06-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By alloo

I think the Electra Townie is a great choice too....

I think the Electra Townie is a great choice too. https://www.electrabike.com/ I would also look at used bike as most are a good value. Good luck!
06-27-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 853,779
Posted By alloo

My ebike

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Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,513
Posted By alloo

Bike w/Fenders

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Townie w/Fenders
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By alloo

I like these guys:...

I like these guys: https://www.axiomgear.com/products/bags/trunk-bags/

You can find them cheaper on the web.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,513
Posted By alloo

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I originally got a bike without fenders, but installed fenders...
06-27-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By alloo

I guess it's the same townie, but now you can go...

I guess it's the same townie, but now you can go on paths? It looks like the same bike with now 9 speeds. I ride my Townie as a beach cruiser I ride on bike paths and packed gravel trails. Maybe...
06-26-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,783
Posted By alloo

Looking back, I love both bike. After a few...

Looking back, I love both bike. After a few months of ownership, I prefer the Townie, better quality but expensive boutique brand. When I got my sixthreezero EvryJourney 7 spd, I had a mobile bike...
06-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By alloo

blixbikes.com radpowerbikes.com

blixbikes.com

radpowerbikes.com
06-24-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,621
Posted By alloo

After a couple month of commuting every other...

After a couple month of commuting every other day. My insulin doses are being decreased. My blood sugars are hitting more lows. I finally bought my ebike and it has cut my commute down to 50 mins...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,108
Posted By alloo

I'm going to try a rain poncho even though it's...

I'm going to try a rain poncho even though it's less Aerodynamic.

https://www.harborfreight.com/emergency-rain-slicker-69830.html?_br_psugg_q=poncho
06-19-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,525
Posted By alloo

I try to ride most days. If I need to get...

I try to ride most days. If I need to get somewhere quick, I take my scooter.
06-18-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,176
Posted By alloo

I'll be 54 next year! lol

I'll be 54 next year! lol
06-18-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,927
Posted By alloo

Speeding on Bike Paths

Is this an issue in your city? This is what is happening in Denver.

https://kdvr.com/2019/06/17/first-ticket-for-speeding-on-a-bike-path-in-denver-will-cost-you-100/
...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,708
Posted By alloo

A cooling vest or wet your shirt when before...

A cooling vest or wet your shirt when before riding home in addition to hydrating with Gatorade or something.
...
06-17-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,456
Posted By alloo

I would get a sixthreezero bike, try the bike fit...

I would get a sixthreezero bike, try the bike fit tool. You should be fine.
06-16-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By alloo

Any suggestions?

Any suggestions?
06-15-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By alloo

Replacement Chainring Guard

Anyone know where I can get a replacement for my chainring guard? Anyone know what the part number or supplier...
06-15-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By alloo

Here's the air pump that I use. ...

Here's the air pump that I use.

https://www.harborfreight.com/high-flow-hand-air-pump-63304.html
06-13-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,153
Posted By alloo

I ride to work two-three times a week. I ride my...

I ride to work two-three times a week. I ride my scooter the other days. I haven't owned a car since 2005. For back up, I ride public transportation, uber, or rent a car.
06-13-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,586
Posted By alloo

A few people at work commute by bike to work. I...

A few people at work commute by bike to work. I share with them my weekend activities, bike shop visits, what I have learned.
06-13-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,023
Posted By alloo

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Townie 21d w/Bullhorns
Townie with the Electra Cruiser Bullhorn...
06-13-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,934
Posted By alloo

My Townie 21d with new frame grommets from...

My Townie 21d with new frame grommets from Trek.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190613_151817793_a5a591a6429557f6989342048768cd26a5b7d997.jpg
06-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,783
Posted By alloo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Townie w/Bullhorn bars
Townie with the Bullhorn bars from the...
06-13-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By alloo

As a first ebike, I think it's a good start. The...

As a first ebike, I think it's a good start. The other bike that I thought really hard about at the above $2000 price point was the Townie Go 8i. The townie could still be in my future, but at least...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,935
Posted By alloo

What you don't mention is how far is your commute...

What you don't mention is how far is your commute or how long does it currently take to commute from your new house. You mention that no bike is in your price range. I see lots of clearance sales in...
06-07-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By alloo

Funny that you mention the Cross Core, that is...

Funny that you mention the Cross Core, that is the first ebike that I test rode because I ride a Yamaha XMAX 300 scooter. I liked the drive, but not the bent over position.

Yesterday, I purchased...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,406
Posted By alloo

I don't care how they deliver my groceries as...

I don't care how they deliver my groceries as long as the groceries arrive in great shape. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,843
Posted By alloo

I have three bikes. A Electra Townie 21d with...

I have three bikes. A Electra Townie 21d with Cafe bars, front basket, rear rack(Commuter), an Electra Townie 21d with Bullhorn Bars, front basket, Fenders, and rear rack(Commuter, but in the shop);...
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