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08-23-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,109
Posted By Roytoy

Wow that's a sweet bike.

Wow that's a sweet bike.
11-04-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Roytoy

I'd try just googling electric trikes and look...

I'd try just googling electric trikes and look for one that looks similar. I don't know much about trikes.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,204
Posted By Roytoy

Thanks everyone. Its not a deal breaker, I still...

Thanks everyone. Its not a deal breaker, I still rode all summer and will ride all winter when possible. I just wanted some opinions on my situation. I at last have a stairwell outside that I can...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,204
Posted By Roytoy

What's an LEED rating? I need something like this...

What's an LEED rating? I need something like this for my argument.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,204
Posted By Roytoy

I tried that. I offered to police a small area...

I tried that. I offered to police a small area and keep it clean and safe. I wanted it to be my mission to promote more commuter cycling, but he won't budge. I'm up against a wall of ignorance.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,204
Posted By Roytoy

Indoor Storage at Work?

I've been trying to convince our facilities manager to let me put my bike inside on bad weather days, since we have an enormous factory with thousands of feet of unused space. He refuses to budge on...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 123,136
Posted By Roytoy

Beautiful ride this morning. 55 degrees, didn't...

Beautiful ride this morning. 55 degrees, didn't see one car. South Dakota is so nice in the Fall.
08-23-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Roytoy

I use my pedal assist always, and I get about 20...

I use my pedal assist always, and I get about 20 miles with a 500w 48volt setup
06-10-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,177
Posted By Roytoy

This is what happened to me. 2 bikes that were...

This is what happened to me. 2 bikes that were terrible candidates for conversion. I found the one that I ride now because I was on Craigslist looking for a cheap steel bike to convert. While on...
06-10-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,177
Posted By Roytoy

The reason I commute on my ebike is because it...

The reason I commute on my ebike is because it knocks out some exercise time that I would normally have to spend in a humid, germ-ridden gym. People try so hard to have the discipline necessary to...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 123,136
Posted By Roytoy

Beautiful 45 degree morning. No wind, no traffic,...

Beautiful 45 degree morning. No wind, no traffic, just me, a monster drink, and my awesome bike.
05-18-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 853,378
Posted By Roytoy

Man I'm gonna look into one of those. Nice ride...

Man I'm gonna look into one of those. Nice ride dude! :thumb:
05-13-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By Roytoy

Yes, but geared down mine is easy to ride. It...

Yes, but geared down mine is easy to ride. It weighs 53 lbs. I too bought mine so that if I was super tired at the end of the day I knew the bike would help me ride home.
05-13-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Roytoy

I got a super sweet ebike for $1800.00, if that's...

I got a super sweet ebike for $1800.00, if that's your question. I name it in my avatar. Its bulletproof so far and I ride it often to work.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roytoy

Wow, thanks! I'll look them up!

Wow, thanks! I'll look them up!
Forum: Commuting
04-14-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roytoy

I found quite a few on Amazon. I have it narrowed...

I found quite a few on Amazon. I have it narrowed down to 2 that look like they are made very well.
04-14-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Roytoy

Thanks. I found quite a few on Amazon. I have it...

Thanks. I found quite a few on Amazon. I have it narrowed down to 2 that look like they are made very well.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roytoy

Well, thanks to some of you. Especially...

Well, thanks to some of you. Especially lostarchitect for having my back, and yes, I live just outside of the Badlands at the base of the Black Hills. I see you are from Brooklyn. I lived on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roytoy

No, Yes,(stair railing) and no, respectively.

No, Yes,(stair railing) and no, respectively.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roytoy

Outdoor Cover

I've been commuting for a few weeks now on my fat ebike. Do any of you that commute daily use a cover in case of rain or to prevent sun damage? I'm wondering if there is a high quality cover out...
04-13-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Roytoy

Good Cover?

I have to keep my ebike outside all day while I'm at work, as I'm sure a lot of us do. I'm concerned more about sun damage than rain, as summer is upon us finally in the Dakotas. There are a lot of...
03-15-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Roytoy

Sometimes mine does that, but then it recovers on...

Sometimes mine does that, but then it recovers on it's own. If I'm at around 80%, when I climb a hill it pulls the display down to nearly 0% and then when I level out everything is fine. At the end...
03-07-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Roytoy

Yes, I have thought about this, and likely will...

Yes, I have thought about this, and likely will go that route. I just locked up this morning and looked up at the clouds and was wondering if I should put the cover on my bike, and if not, would it...
03-07-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Roytoy

C961 Display Waterproof?

I have a C961 display by Bafang. In the manual it says "Leave on display membrane for more water-proof." Hilariously worded. I did leave the membrane on, but how water-proof is this unit? If a...
03-04-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Roytoy

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-03-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Roytoy

Charger Arc

Every time I plug my charger into my battery there is an arc/spark. The charger is unplugged from the wall. Is this common?
02-29-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,736
Posted By Roytoy

I bought my ebike to get me to ride more, so I...

I bought my ebike to get me to ride more, so I use assist 99% of the time. Occasionally on longer rides when the wind comes up, I'll use the throttle just because it is fun and I have it.
02-25-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,448
Posted By Roytoy

That is a sweet bike. It was the first one I...

That is a sweet bike. It was the first one I looked at, but was still 6k and that's what I paid for my used Chevy Tahoe, so I passed on it. If I hadn't just bought something that I really enjoy I...
02-23-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By Roytoy

Was this colder than the day you saw it say 45...

Was this colder than the day you saw it say 45 miles? I've been riding on 25-30 degree mornings and I can see a drastic shift in my battery level when I'm out too long , or when its windy. As long as...
02-23-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Roytoy

Thanks for clarifying, as that painted a...

Thanks for clarifying, as that painted a depressing scenario. Nice to see you looking for a better lock than to give up on your ebike. :thumb: I certainly agree that they are a wonderful vehicle, and...
02-22-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By Roytoy

I overwhelmed myself with this info at first, but...

I overwhelmed myself with this info at first, but then decided to just charge and ride and see how it turns out. If my battery doesn't last as long as it should, then I will buy another one and...
02-22-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Roytoy

That sucks, I never thought about that battery...

That sucks, I never thought about that battery looking like a bomb. That's likely and issue in quite a few areas.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,076
Posted By Roytoy

At the time it was the only one offered. $35 in...

At the time it was the only one offered. $35 in the 80s, or about 10 deliveries at Sprint Messenger Service.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,076
Posted By Roytoy

Dang dude, you're making me ferklempt. A friend...

Dang dude, you're making me ferklempt. A friend of mine borrowed that Fuji and totalled it on 34th street. He tried to run that downhill stretch on 5th Avenue that ends at 34th, and he tried to cross...
02-18-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roytoy

I've wondered if that Hill Topper stuff was any...

I've wondered if that Hill Topper stuff was any good. Its always the first thing that comes up when I google electric bicycle.
02-17-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,743
Posted By Roytoy

Good info. I shall begin correcting people...

Good info. I shall begin correcting people immediately. Right now its time to leave work and ride my ebike downtown to get pissed! :)
Forum: Commuting
02-17-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,076
Posted By Roytoy

I prolly brought it on myself, if you believe in...

I prolly brought it on myself, if you believe in karma. When I first arrived in NYC I was a foot messenger and was saving for a bike. Some guys uptown on Broadway approached me with a Fuji mountain...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,076
Posted By Roytoy

I was once a messenger in NYC, (80's) and I had...

I was once a messenger in NYC, (80's) and I had my Fuji Sagres stolen on Park Avenue while I was making a drop. The guy used a 6 foot 2x4 to break my Kryptonite U lock. The hot dog guy on the corner...
02-17-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,743
Posted By Roytoy

Thank you! I'm constantly correcting people on...

Thank you! I'm constantly correcting people on this. Saying you could care less means that you are okay with something. What about "for all intensive purposes?" Don't get me started on that one. As...
02-16-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roytoy

It will be a while before I actually think about...

It will be a while before I actually think about another bike. I'm really loving the heck out of the one I have. Its just fun to look at what else is out there, and every thread I read mentions a...
02-16-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roytoy

Ohm Urban 700. I like the looks of the Cortland,...

Ohm Urban 700. I like the looks of the Cortland, but the idea of regenerative braking is interesting.
02-15-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roytoy

I just googled that bike. I think I know what my...

I just googled that bike. I think I know what my second ebike will be.
02-12-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Roytoy

27 miles on the new bike thus far, and 3lbs lost....

27 miles on the new bike thus far, and 3lbs lost. This is going very well. :thumb:
02-09-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,958
Posted By Roytoy

What's an Xtracycle?

What's an Xtracycle?
02-09-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roytoy

I'd just go for it and get a whole new bike. I...

I'd just go for it and get a whole new bike. I got mine for $1700 complete, two weeks ago, and it is a pretty decent setup. I'm new to this though, so maybe someone who knows more will help. I did do...
02-09-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Roytoy

I have been concerned about complacency. I try to...

I have been concerned about complacency. I try to stay focused, which is hard when I'm having so much fun. Good advice, and thanks for the input.
02-08-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roytoy

Very clean looking design. :thumb:

Very clean looking design. :thumb:
02-08-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,977
Posted By Roytoy

I don't foresee any regs happening in my area. I...

I don't foresee any regs happening in my area. I may be the only guy in a town of 75k with an ebike, and my hub motor is on the rear wheel, hidden by saddlebags. I plan to stay as "under-the-radar"...
02-08-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Roytoy

I've seen those in videos. Might have to look...

I've seen those in videos. Might have to look into that.
02-08-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Roytoy

I had it easy. I rode downtown after work...

I had it easy. I rode downtown after work Saturday and on the way back I had 20 degree wind chill in my face. I cut through the fairgrounds during the stock show and found out how well my fat tires...
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