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06-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By restlessswind

Step-Over Electra Townies

Ok, From the beginning, I always would squeam and squawk about these hideous looking bikes. However, I feel it is an acquired taste. First, I bought my wife a new Step-thru Towie Go (e-bike) a...
05-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By restlessswind

My ( new to me) Dyno Roadster

All original and kept indoors. Even the tires and tubes are original!...
05-19-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,890
Posted By restlessswind

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is...

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is COMFORTABLE. If you love your bike and sell it, I guarantee you will regret it. It's a lot of work and expense to get a new bike .....jussstt...
05-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By restlessswind

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge....

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge. Personally padding loss may require a tweak. That or the saddle foam has broke down. It may not look fatigued, but the cellular structure might be. 2...
12-20-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By restlessswind

They would be better is they had springs and not...

They would be better is they had springs and not elastomers. I can't do the elastomers.
Electra's XL wide double sprung from the special edition bikes are pretty comfy. They are available ala carte
12-19-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By restlessswind

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent,...

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent, especially Felt. Ones with double coil springs and a concave cushion seem to work best for me (on cruisers)
Give your saddle a chance. Play with the...
12-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,391
Posted By restlessswind

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0... ...

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0...

I've hit the 2000 mile mark. I still have a quiet chain and haven't needed to lube it yet. After the initial break-in of the spoke true, I haven't...
10-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,207
Posted By restlessswind

I was at a REI garage sale last Saturday and I...

I was at a REI garage sale last Saturday and I was able to grab a returned (new) B17 for $40. Yay for me!
10-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,340
Posted By restlessswind

It's called personal space. No different than...

It's called personal space. No different than tailgating in a car. If he wanted to draft, then ask me. I don't understand rudeness!
10-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,340
Posted By restlessswind

Crazy Commute this morning

My normally uneventful commute along a 12 mile stretch of MUP was quite interesting...and scary. First, I approached a pair of riders taking up the whole path. I dinged my bell, and again, and...
10-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,562
Posted By restlessswind

Truing wheels is fairly easy for side-to side...

Truing wheels is fairly easy for side-to side wobble...

Watch...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1SHmFBihKM
09-24-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By restlessswind

Yes, I get grumpy when I can't ride. It's mostly...

Yes, I get grumpy when I can't ride. It's mostly due to rain, cold or fog. (I commute a good 17+ miles each way), and other times when family matters get in the way. I think of bicycling as my new...
09-23-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By restlessswind

after the exposure to 99% humidity with an...

after the exposure to 99% humidity with an average rainfall of 3cm at any temperature above 277 K, you must dissemble each chain link and soak in a mineral spirits bath for 3 hours, followed by a...
09-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,045
Posted By restlessswind

Saddles are mounted to seatposts.

Saddles are mounted to seatposts.
09-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,062
Posted By restlessswind

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's...

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's light enough to travel on a trunk carrier.
1 year same as cash, 30 day return policy. Trek support. Not apologetic for not getting something more...
09-03-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By restlessswind

I rode my Raleigh Special 3 20+ miles on Sunday....

I rode my Raleigh Special 3 20+ miles on Sunday. All MUP From Carmichael, along the American River to Folsom, along Willow Creek and back
08-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By restlessswind

Mine is listed for $150 this one... ...

Mine is listed for $150
this one...
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/carmichael-electra-cruiser/6956086581.html...
08-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By restlessswind

And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!! ...

And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!! :roflmao:
Congtrats on your (is it 3rd or 4th?) new cruiser this month!!
08-13-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,814
Posted By restlessswind

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road...

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road tripping), I prefer a D.S/hybrid bike, modified to my fit (slight lean forward with the ability to sit upright). For schlepping around, I love my...
08-07-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,691
Posted By restlessswind

vwry nice bike. Reviews on Amazon were worthless....

vwry nice bike. Reviews on Amazon were worthless. Nothing mismatched, not small. Small scratch from packaging. Needed to loosen the hub bearings and bottom bracket. Other than that, some spoke...
07-26-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,691
Posted By restlessswind

I'm a junkie!

I have been eyeing this bike for several months, and I finally bought the last one when the price hit $174

Raleigh Special 3... :bike2:...
07-17-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 422,501
Posted By restlessswind

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Need to customize a little. Just unboxed and put together....
07-15-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,282
Posted By restlessswind

Firmstrong Urban Deluxe mini-review

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I received the Urban Deluxe Saturday morning.
It came 5 days...
07-09-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,866
Posted By restlessswind

Most of the cheap internet order bikes are hub...

Most of the cheap internet order bikes are hub drive. The quality varies. Some hub motor bikes are very expensive too.
I think the lower end, lighter mid-drive bikes feel the most like a...
07-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,282
Posted By restlessswind

I just bought a Firmstrong Urban Deluxe on a...

I just bought a Firmstrong Urban Deluxe on a phone order yesterday with them. They insured a 365 day satisfaction return policy, including return shipping. I say get the one you like the looks of...
07-08-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,680
Posted By restlessswind

Look on Craigslist first. Used women's cruisers...

Look on Craigslist first. Used women's cruisers are abundant and cheap, (and often very clean). Look for an Electra or Sun.. They are built with better materials than neo-schwinn
With handbrakes,...
07-05-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,776
Posted By restlessswind

This is what I beleive you are looking for ...

This is what I beleive you are looking for

https://electricbikecompany.com/color-customizer/step-1-pick-model/step-2-pick-color-type-model-c/step-3-customize-model-c-stock-color/

. EBR did a 90...
07-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,776
Posted By restlessswind

try radpower bikes

try radpower bikes
07-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,776
Posted By restlessswind

Check out www.theelectricbikecompany.com and...

Check out www.theelectricbikecompany.com and check out www.electricbikereview.com for a starting point
04-19-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 30,374
Posted By restlessswind

OP question is Why...? My thought is When? I...

OP question is Why...? My thought is When? I don't ebike all the time. I ebike on my 30 mi RT commute. I ebike if there are large hills. Other than that, I like to just bike.
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