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Forum: Foo
04-30-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By late

Bike across Italy. ...

Bike across Italy.

https://ciclismoclassico.com/tours/bike-across-italy/
04-30-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By late

You need better health insurance..

You need better health insurance..
Forum: Northeast
04-25-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By late

m2244, how about a ride report?

m2244, how about a ride report?
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 79,071
Posted By late

I am drinking some green tea right now. Never had...

I am drinking some green tea right now. Never had flavored green tea, but it sounds nice.
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By late

Gonna add one more, this is mine. Park in...

Gonna add one more, this is mine.

Park in Portland and take the ferry to Baileys island, and then ride up to Brunswick, and have lunch with the family. We used to make it a loop, and ride back to...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By late

https://www.nemba.org/trails/maine

https://www.nemba.org/trails/maine
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By late

There's the Lighthouse Loop, which goes around...

There's the Lighthouse Loop, which goes around the South Portland area. There's a nice ride that goes around the Kport area, and another one that goes around the Kittery area.
...
04-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By late

Suspension stems

I wanted to talk about suspension stems.

My first one I got close to 30 years ago. It had a simple pivot, which meant when you braked, the bars would not only go down, they would also move towards...
04-20-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By late

You don't want to leave the battery outside all...

You don't want to leave the battery outside all winter.
04-17-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By late

Range can be an issue with a 360wh battery. They...

Range can be an issue with a 360wh battery. They sell a range extender bottle battery, you may need it.

You have a lot of bikes to pick from. Test a ride a few, is there a Gazelle dealer in your...
04-14-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By late

Never heard of it. I don't know anything...

Never heard of it.

I don't know anything about that, either, but that surprises me not at all. I'm hoping the price does eventually come down, because the battery I have has 3 years on it, and...
04-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By late

If you can't recharge at work, you may need a...

If you can't recharge at work, you may need a second battery. They are very expensive.

If you have hills, you want gears.

Cheap ebikes come with a ton of compromises. Compromises that can let...
04-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By late

Might I ask why? My wife and I both have mid...

Might I ask why? My wife and I both have mid drive motors. They are also pedelecs, so you have to pedal to get power. No throttle. A mid drive gets to use your gearing. Which reduces power...
04-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,939
Posted By late

That reminds of a news item I saw a while back. A...

That reminds of a news item I saw a while back. A cyclist in Florida got bumped by a car on a bridge. It went over a freeway, and so did he. A family going to Disney World found his hand in the grill...
04-11-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By late

Vive la France! A lot of Europe has been...

Vive la France!

A lot of Europe has been working on making their countries more bike friendly, but that's a new one.
Forum: Introductions
04-11-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By late

Hi, I live in southern Maine. Can't help with the...

Hi, I live in southern Maine. Can't help with the wheel, anything like that I take to a bike shop. If it's been sitting in a garage for decades, it prob needs a tuneup.
Forum: Foo
04-07-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By late

Born to be wild

"Evidence is mounting that a tiny subatomic particle called a muon is disobeying the laws of physics as we thought we knew them, scientists announced on Wednesday.The best explanation, physicists...
04-04-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By late

I bought the rack about a decade ago. After I got...

I bought the rack about a decade ago. After I got it, I didn't like the way it looked on the bike. So it went on a shelf. When I got my new bike, I guess I didn't pay attention, but it turns out...
04-03-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By late

Looks good, thanks.

Looks good, thanks.
04-03-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By late

https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/advice/buyers-gu...

https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/advice/buyers-guide/11-of-the-best-e-bikes-for-around-1000-2021-electric-bikes-on-a-budget
04-03-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By late

Rear light for a Tubus rack

I've got the minimalist Tubus rack. It's like the Fly but a different color. It's got a small panel with a single hole to attach a light. The newer ones have 2 holes, but this is an old model with...
04-02-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By late

Have you called your Trek dealer?

Have you called your Trek dealer?
03-28-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By late

Just because...

I was watching a whiskey channel on Youtube. I can't drink whiskey anymore, but I used to, and on this channel the guys do goofy stuff.

In this episode they got a couple of Radpower bikes. These...
Forum: Foo
03-25-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9,512
Views: 1,169,274
Posted By late

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdtaThCpyPM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdtaThCpyPM
03-25-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 937,159
Posted By late

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80_img_1921_3fe90a53e52f8ff122b1b359b796310c01022c30_6ac2cbc22bf951dfcc776e03d0dc03b4c4729b7b.jpg
2017 Felt ebike.

...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By late

I live in Maine, and there are some roads I won't...

I live in Maine, and there are some roads I won't ride on. That may be one of them. What's the typical speed of the cars? It also might help if we knew what road that is, somebody is likely to have...
03-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By late

Further down the road

Ebikes can ride like a truck. I put a Redshift shock stem on mine, and it works well. If you are trying to avoid another bout of carpal tunnel, it's something to consider.

My wife has a...
03-22-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By late

Watch the video. What I am saying is what...

Watch the video. What I am saying is what happened.
03-22-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By late

Build it, and they will ride. Studies in Europe...

Build it, and they will ride. Studies in Europe show that people with ebikes do longer commutes, much longer.

The burbs are going to die, for the most part. We need to make cities liveable, and...
03-20-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By late

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1616278932_d714f4dc7d881fe944bfcc02ec91b3da6c2bbb44.jpeg

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03-20-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By late

The commutes are longer than that, and we need to...

The commutes are longer than that, and we need to rebuild cities into sustainable places to live anyway.
03-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By late

The phone hub has a speedo built in. You don't...

The phone hub has a speedo built in. You don't have to use your phone.

If you're commuting, I'd get a commuting oriented bike. There are other choices, like the Trek Verve 3, which is fast, and...
03-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By late

You'd be surprised. In a place like...

You'd be surprised.

In a place like Netherlands that has superb cycling infrastructure, the number of riders is amazing.
03-19-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By late

That is a fantastic idea, how much does it cost?

That is a fantastic idea, how much does it cost?
03-19-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By late

No idea, but I have my doubts. I have a...

No idea, but I have my doubts.

I have a Kryptonite that weighs several pounds. In your situation, I'd find a couple decent locks that don't cost a ton, and use both on your bike.
...
03-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By late

Some of the Bosch motors are noisy, my wife has a...

Some of the Bosch motors are noisy, my wife has a less powerful one. It's noisier than my Shimano motor, but not as noisy as that. I'd guess that if a motor is putting out a few hundred watts,...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,829
Posted By late

Measurement, the skinnier tire feels faster, but...

Measurement, the skinnier tire feels faster, but it's actually slightly slower, assuming everything is set up properly. Pros would not have switched unless it was better.

I ran Paselas for a...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,829
Posted By late

I used to run them on my Gunnar Sport, best tire...

I used to run them on my Gunnar Sport, best tire I ever owned. They were crazy to stop making them.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,433
Posted By late

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to...

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to Italy, I used a service that guaranteed everything. Worked out fine, but it was massively expensive.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,433
Posted By late

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite...

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite where you stay in places, and eat in restaurants part of the time?

Have you ever ridden a bike like a Bike Friday 60 or more miles? Which is my way...
Forum: Foo
03-16-21, 11:25 AM
03-15-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By late

Diamondback has a new line of ebikes

They are so new, most states don't have any yet. Most are $4100, which is the bad news. But they weigh about 46 pounds, are Class 3, and are well equipped. Something to look for.
...
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,103
Posted By late

It's just a button. ...

It's just a button.


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Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By late

When you say bike touring, do you mean...

When you say bike touring, do you mean traditional touring (tent, sleeping bag, stove) or lite touring (motels, B&B, restaurants).

What sort of mileage do you plan on doing?

You live close to...
03-14-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By late

The BBC on how the pandemic is making Europe a better place to ride

There is an ebike boom happening in Europe, cities across the continent are working to make their city more bike friendly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-I6HFQXquU&t=208s
...
03-14-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By late

That depends a lot on what you want to do, and...

That depends a lot on what you want to do, and what the budget is.

What are your plans? Do you want to commute, carry cargo, cross the country?

I like my wifes bike, it's a Trek Verve 2. It's...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By late

There were size limits on cars passed in the 70s....

There were size limits on cars passed in the 70s. Not sure if they apply to trucks, but they should.

They should then be enforced.

Reason 536,297 why we need a Carbon Tax...
03-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,250
Posted By late

My 2 cents is that would be a good choice. I...

My 2 cents is that would be a good choice.

I get up pretty steep hills with a 250, but it is work. If I had to routinely deal with 800 feet of vertical gain, I'd be looking for a more powerful...
03-13-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,250
Posted By late

The big surprise was the test ride. It took me...

The big surprise was the test ride. It took me about 10 seconds of riding before I knew I was going to buy it.

So try test riding a couple. My wife has a Verve, and loves it.

About the weight,...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 09:44 AM
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