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10-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,607
Posted By Route 66

My nearly maintenance free new bike

I bought this bike about a month ago and I think I'm in love. I've been riding a bike for 60+ years and I was hoping to find one that didn't require all the usual maintenance. This is my Spot ACME...
09-13-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,955
Posted By downtube42

Ride more, you'll go faster and/or further. ...

Ride more, you'll go faster and/or further.

Other than that... that's cycling.
08-19-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By Attilio

For biking on a bike path an ebike isn't that...

For biking on a bike path an ebike isn't that useful although if you're so new and out of shape to it better you get the start that way. More cyclists = better for everyone. But life throws you...
08-19-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By Attilio

EBikes Are Cool!

Just wanted to share my thoughts about a recent change of heart I had for ebikes. I wasn't that thrilled up until recently thinking the motor plus battery was a cop out for people that just didn't...
08-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,636
Posted By rydabent

Dont give up cycling. If you set you rust. I...

Dont give up cycling. If you set you rust. I am a very blessed person physically, since at 83 I can ride anything I want to. I prefer recumbents, and have a recumbent bike and trike. If you...
08-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,636
Posted By cobolman

We just purchased a Schwinn IC4 stationary bike...

We just purchased a Schwinn IC4 stationary bike and our son-in-law assembled it for us. It's not like riding on the street but it gives me a good way to exercise. I go for my first ride in a an...
08-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,734
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor rode my high end e fat bike and went...

My neighbor rode my high end e fat bike and went out and bought a RAD Rover. That was three years ago. So far he loves the bike. His only complaint has been that it is not really capable off road...
07-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,319
Posted By creativepart

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put...

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put them in the back of the tow vehicle if you have a travel trailer and if you have a motorhome (Class A or C) that you tow a car behind (called a Toad...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By GhostRider62

I did 18 miles each way for a couple years or at...

I did 18 miles each way for a couple years or at least when I wasn't out of the country.

If you are young, fit, and the job does not have stress, it is doable.

I was lucky, the CEO was a...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By Saltuscany

If you did 12 miles each way 4x week, you should...

If you did 12 miles each way 4x week, you should be able to do 20. I used to ride 36 miles round trip every day year round ( except hard rain and snow). Averaged 4 days a week. I did this for years...
06-27-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By hevysrf

Priority makes a 3 speed belt drive aluminum in...

Priority makes a 3 speed belt drive aluminum in dark blue, you won't like the tires but could learn wheel lacing by swapping in a Nexus 7 hub.





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06-05-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,701
Posted By VegasTriker

This is only going to work for you if you get a...

This is only going to work for you if you get a bike that is one you will ride more than you ride your current bike. You will need to find one that is reasonably comfortable, Try out a variety of...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By RoadKill

pre-covid I rode about 8 miles each way 3 days a...

pre-covid I rode about 8 miles each way 3 days a week. Then covid hit, office shut down, and I moved. When office reopens my commute will be 21 miles each way but the route is more enjoyable... but...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By mschwett

on a class 3 ebike you could possibly do that...

on a class 3 ebike you could possibly do that commute in an hour, but itíll depend a lot on the roads.

weather would be the biggest factor for me. riding an hour on a lovely morning with just a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By h_curtis

I was doing 19ish miles one way for a month and...

I was doing 19ish miles one way for a month and loved it. It takes time, but I just enjoyed it very much. On the way home I would crack open a beer midway to enjoy and I did enjoy it. Well...
06-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,777
Posted By cxwrench

There is absolutely NO mileage number at which...

There is absolutely NO mileage number at which you should replace your pads. It is totally dependent on your individual riding style, your body weight, and how you maintain your bike. Some people...
06-01-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,777
Posted By surak

The pad manufacturer specifies the minimum...

The pad manufacturer specifies the minimum thickness. I just eyeball it. If they start making a clunking sound against the rotor, then they're past due for replacement. And no, the level travel won't...
05-25-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,108
Posted By Pop N Wood

HR 727...

HR 727 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-bill/727/text) defines what a low power ebike is in fairly simple terms. Not sure why people keep saying it is fuzzy.

How they go...
05-24-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife has a cheapie electric bike with a hub...

My wife has a cheapie electric bike with a hub motor and throttle. I bought it used with a bad battery about 5 years ago and bought a battery on eBay for a couple hundred dollars. That bike still...
05-24-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

Here is my bike after it's maiden commute to work...

Here is my bike after it's maiden commute to work and back today. This thing is awesome! I changed the saddle for a Brooks All Weather C17 because i find it comfortable.
...
05-23-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By klevin

I have no doubt folks do these things. I also...

I have no doubt folks do these things. I also have no doubt the internet is "full" of accounts. But these things, and folks, are outliers, or using cheap(er) hardware.

But, it's too easy to...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By surak

I had a 33 mile roundtrip commute with roughly...

I had a 33 mile roundtrip commute with roughly 1700 ft elevation gain (more on the way in). Most I ever did was 4 days before I felt shattered, but that's because I have a habit of going hard...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By bargo68

My commute is just under 25 miles one way. 48.2...

My commute is just under 25 miles one way. 48.2 round trip, to be precise. I work 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) and I ride 3 of them usually. If I'm feeling haggard, I'll drop a day and only do 2. I try...
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like mine, does what they say it will,...

I really like mine, does what they say it will, simple operation and for a bike with no suspension the tires give a pretty good ride. The single speed doesn't bother me at all, with the assist, it...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By zandoval

I used to commute about 12-15 miles each way on a...

I used to commute about 12-15 miles each way on a daily bases for a copula years. My biggest problem was not the time or distance. It was having a back up in case of inclement weather or mechanical...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By gear64

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of...

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of years, until I decided the 'suicide' mile wasn't worth the risk. Never found a viable alternative to that one mile near the office. Land locked by...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By aplcr0331

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here...

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here in the states ranges from 16 to 18.5 (and on some occasions is 31.5) miles depending on which route I take. When I lived in the UK it was 21.5 miles....
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I had a 21 miles commute for 2 years until covid...

I had a 21 miles commute for 2 years until covid killed it. It is doable. I drove a car during bonafide rain days. It is totally doable. My commute was 2100 feet of elevation gain too. Actually, the...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By noglider

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too...

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too tiring to do every day. I did it two or three days a week. Some people are stronger or tougher or whatever, and yes, there are some who commute 20...
05-15-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By Pop N Wood

Good info. Would just like to caution comparing...

Good info. Would just like to caution comparing the price of a DIY kit bike to a fully built factory ebike. Customer support is expensive while DIY kit types (like me) are more likely to fix...
05-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By 2old

YR, you might take a look at electric bike...

YR, you might take a look at electric bike report's review of the Ride 1 Up; it's a rear hub design, but you'll see the premium for a mid-system when comparing prices.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By Colorado Kid

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is...

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is doable. At times it get to be a pain. (Weather.) The thing is, it puts a lot of wear and tear on your bike. Make sure you have a back-up bike ready...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By RonE

I certainly think such a bicycle commute is...

I certainly think such a bicycle commute is doable, but you certainly have to consider the time commitment, the weather, the amount of daylight available, and your work hours. You might be able to...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By timdow

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X...

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X times per week. It's really not a problem except that it is a time commitment.

I have the option fo riding the train if need be but rarely do.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By debade

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do...

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do not feel badly if you combine motor vehicle assistance for part of your commute. A 5 or 10 mile commute is still significant.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By gregf83

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've...

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've got less rain so should be doable. I would usually average about 4 times a week during the year as I would need to drive for one reason or another. I...
05-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By YankeeRider

Aventon Pace 500

As others have mentioned, the single-speed gearing on the Radmission may be limiting, unless you're in pretty decent shape and riding on level roads. Of course, it's hard to beat the Radmission's...
04-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics...

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics worker flawlessly. I used it to get me back in shape for a few months and my friend still has it. The Mission looks like a nice bike, the mid step...
04-15-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By cat0020

Maybe that's why nobody is giving you a Rad...

Maybe that's why nobody is giving you a Rad Mission?

Single speed e-bike may not suit your purpose, but plenty of other people can use it without the complication of shifting gears while cycling....
03-29-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less is the best way to lose weight,...

Eating less is the best way to lose weight, exercise adds definition to muscle and helps you look better.
03-29-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By bwilli88

Yes, it can but you will also gain from building...

Yes, it can but you will also gain from building muscle mass.
Diet.
you lose weight by reducing intake.
03-29-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine...

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine months.
But eating an entire pizza after a relatively tame ride probably wonít help with weight loss. See what Iím getting at?
03-29-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By alo

The most important part of losing weight is diet....

The most important part of losing weight is diet. With the right diet, cycling can be very beneficial.
03-29-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Any exercise combined with the right diet can...

Any exercise combined with the right diet can help you lose weight. Question is how much exercise and what type of diet. There are plenty of internet articles on this.
03-29-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,686
Posted By Outrider1

There's a formula for losing weight which is...

There's a formula for losing weight which is actually quite simple...eat less, move more.
03-18-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By 2old

I'm all for Class 2 for two reasons, that it...

I'm all for Class 2 for two reasons, that it makes bicycling possible for challenged individuals who might not otherwise be able to ride and if someone is injured riding and can't pedal, they can...
03-17-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By linberl

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on...

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on the bike path UNLESS you go too fast. Folks will definitely call the police if you are speeding and making it unsafe for walkers, kids, and slower...
03-17-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By chancelucky

It's really less a matter of catching every...

It's really less a matter of catching every e-bike on the path as it is essentially putting any e-bike on the bike path that gets in an accident or causes a problem at fault. On my
local multi-use...
03-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By KPREN

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths...

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths generally have a 15 mph 25Kph speed limit. I generally stick pretty close to this limit. Busting 20mph stateside on the bike path is akin to being...
03-14-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,846
Posted By badger_biker

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes...

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes suggestion about Gazelle and happily found a couple of shops in the area that carry them. She tried the Medeo T10 and the Ultimate T10. Of course she...
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