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Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Khb

Is there a question hidden in here somewhere? ...

Is there a question hidden in here somewhere?

If so, perhaps the answer is: "rinse 'em out, squirt with febreze, hang up discreetly"
06-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,028
Posted By Khb

I've put close to 13K miles on a Stromer ST-1;...

I've put close to 13K miles on a Stromer ST-1; it's worked so well I got rid of my car a couple of years back. My current commute is 13m each way, and involves a fair stretch of MUP (the Mary Carter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,925
Posted By Khb

So, has anyone on this forum ridden a NYFTI?...

So, has anyone on this forum ridden a NYFTI? What's it like to ride? Durable??
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,017
Posted By Khb

Seems like no one has mentioned Downtube:...

Seems like no one has mentioned Downtube: https://www.downtube.com/minib-11sp-belt-drive-folding-bike/
I've had my eye on one, but I was able to find a used Dahon ... but I've wound up using it...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,482
Posted By Khb

10% ...not ... *sigh* My typical commute takes it...

10% ...not ... *sigh* My typical commute takes it down to 50-60% not 10. I charge at both ends of the commute. IF (and I've done this precisely once) I do the entire round trip on a single charge,...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,482
Posted By Khb

luck?

Well, the original battery was replaced early, around 5500 miles. I normally charge at the office, so more than 50% SoC almost always. But I do commute in the snow, and cold takes a toll on battery...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,482
Posted By Khb

reasonably well

I've been riding a Stromer as my primary (and for the last two years, my only) commute vehicle. Denver isn't overly salty; I've broken 12,000 miles. The first battery was replaced under warranty,...
10-22-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,550
Posted By Khb

Anyone tow a full sized bike with a Burley...

Anyone tow a full sized bike with a Burley Travoy? I've used the flatbed to tow my folder (ala noglider above) obviously I could just try it ... but learning from other's (especially if it turns out...
10-04-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,983
Posted By Khb

I haven't used a single wheel trailer. I've got a...

I haven't used a single wheel trailer. I've got a Burley cargo (two wheels) which does well with heavy loads. But riding with it is very noticeable. I've also got a Travoy, which mostly feels like...
10-04-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By Khb

Personally, I have a whole ensemble. I usually...

Personally, I have a whole ensemble. I usually only activate a few.

1 Stromer factory light
2 niteriders. One on my handlebars, one on my helmet. These are bright (1100 lumens and 900 (I may...
09-26-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By Khb

many wise words elided .... How big/heavy...

many wise words elided ....

How big/heavy are the loads? You might well want a cargo style bike, and/or front and back racks (I have a Stromer, standard rack on the back, a Thule on the front). Do...
09-26-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By Khb

+1 for the "take the range with large grains of...

+1 for the "take the range with large grains of salt". However, different boost algorithms and different motors can certainly result in different ranges. Also, the ability of the rider doing the...
09-26-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By Khb

"People on the bike pane won't get used to your...

"People on the bike pane won't get used to your silent rocket ebike. "

Bulldinkies. Observe the speed (posted is probably 15mph; folks on road bikes (around here at least) typically do 20 on the...
09-18-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,908
Posted By Khb

When I started, I had only a 7 mile 1-way...

When I started, I had only a 7 mile 1-way commute, but it was quite hilly and I have fairly extensive knee damage dating back to college. In addition, I had family commitments, so adding a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,546
Posted By Khb

Apple's airpods automatically switch from stereo...

Apple's airpods automatically switch from stereo to mixing the two channels to mono based on whether you have one or two pods in your ears. I find one pod (since I'm US based, usually the right) lets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Khb

Personally I like the MKS quick detachable...

Personally I like the MKS quick detachable pedals. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQ44JG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
08-28-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By Khb

Living next to Denver, we don't get a large...

Living next to Denver, we don't get a large amount of snow (but when it does, most of the cities plow the snow directly into the bike lane ... where it melts ... and then refreezes every night for a...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By Khb

Love panniers, have at least 4 sets (ortlieb,...

Love panniers, have at least 4 sets (ortlieb, thule, bit of arkel, timbuk2, axiom) ... but if the ONLY time you need the storage is shopping ... I'd go with baskets or a Burley Travoy.

Of course,...
08-28-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By Khb

Yes, it only takes a little "black ice" to put a...

Yes, it only takes a little "black ice" to put a rider out of commission. I commute nearly daily, and the extra cost/slightly degraded ride is well worth it for me.
08-28-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By Khb

An ebike and a trailer is also a fine way to go...

An ebike and a trailer is also a fine way to go (could be one of the shorter length cargo bikes, like a Tern GSD or just a regular ebike). I've been very happy with my Stromer. Admittedly, I didn't...
08-28-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,181
Posted By Khb

Ever tried a recumbent?

Ever tried a recumbent?
08-27-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,153
Posted By Khb

Long and interesting thread. Like many others, my...

Long and interesting thread. Like many others, my position is that we don't need a law ... but I almost always ride with a helmet (decades of motorcycling and bicycling). One thing I don't recall...
08-24-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Khb

Travoy clips

Burley's price for clips seems a bit high. Anyone know what this kind of clip is generally called and where they might be sourced?...
08-24-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,577
Posted By Khb

Before I got married, my one time manager gave me...

Before I got married, my one time manager gave me some good advice. She said, whenever you want something expensive ... ask yourself can you buy 2. I said why? She said you want X, your wife to be...
08-22-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By Khb

It doesn't have much in the way of padding, but...

It doesn't have much in the way of padding, but https://www.axiomgear.com/products/bags/handlebar-bags/seymour-oceanweave-handlebar-p7/ it's very big, so there'd be ample space for some foam if you...
08-21-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,026
Posted By Khb

Good points about "nothing is best" and etc....

Good points about "nothing is best" and etc. elided.

If we agree on a goal, there may be something which is optimal.

I suggest the appropriate goal is to replace the maximum number of...
08-21-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By Khb

A few years back an ebike shop opened up and I...

A few years back an ebike shop opened up and I turned up on opening day. They let me ride a dozen or so bikes from a wide variety of manufacturers. The one that felt the best *to me* was Stromer. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By Khb

On MUPs I just use my voice (mostly), if I really...

On MUPs I just use my voice (mostly), if I really need attention (or to chase geese) I've got https://orpland.com which is louder than a bell but not enough for the cars/trucks in intersections. For...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Khb

I second the suggestion about an ebike. That...

I second the suggestion about an ebike. That makes it doable on a daily basis. Invest in a second charger and charge at the office.
08-21-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Khb

Great work!

Great work!
08-17-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Khb

Sorry for the double post! I didn't see the...

Sorry for the double post! I didn't see the replies and thought I'd neglected to confirm the post.
08-17-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Khb

Side/kick stand for early 2000's Gary Fisher?

There appear to be a couple of mount points on the rear (if not for this, what were they intended for?). However, I've only seen center mount and "clamp style" mounts for the rear ... any vendors or...
08-16-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Khb

Kickstand for early 2000's Gary fisher

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1379/img_4009_699a9b19e396c3909d84121a45de267f70001ae8.jpg...
08-09-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Khb

Kudos Rock!

Kudos Rock!
08-08-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Khb

Well, either I misunderstand 1x or cross...

Well, either I misunderstand 1x or cross chaining. With one sprocket in the front, and a bunch in the rear (my understanding of 1x) I don't see how there's any cross chaining.

SRAM and Shimano...
08-08-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Khb

I wouldn't say 1x isn't entirely a gimmick. If...

I wouldn't say 1x isn't entirely a gimmick. If one wants to avoid "cross chaining", the usability of several gears with a traditional front derailleur setup is compromised. With the 1x drivetrains,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,875
Posted By Khb

How small do you need it to fold? ...

How small do you need it to fold? https://www.montaguebikes.com or one of the other full size folders might do you if you don't need a tiny fold.
08-06-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Khb

Anyone used a service to rebuild? ...

Anyone used a service to rebuild? https://ebikemarketplace.com/blogs/news for example, purports to rebuild.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,349
Posted By Khb

Market day

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3968_cfbae3c45c78c32e0d60f88ba735d427d7ae3411.jpg

After a day at the office, gym bag, and visit to the farmer's market. Usually,...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,837
Posted By Khb

Back in the day, we had the Burley double. But by...

Back in the day, we had the Burley double. But by the time my younger son had graduated out of it, the younger son was bored in it; we then used a weehoo (I see someone already posted about it). The...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By Khb

Eyup you got that right. I don't recall the...

Eyup you got that right. I don't recall the Asphalt being available at the time (or more precisely, when I'd put the bag on my wishlist. My wife gifted me with the LBB bag sometime later ;>).
08-06-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Khb

Arguably, wrong group ... but if hills are an...

Arguably, wrong group ... but if hills are an issue for you, and you are willing to commit to biking ... you might consider an ebike. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-new-car-ebike-keith-bierman/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,152
Posted By Khb

For US Domestic, I've used the Downtube bag a...

For US Domestic, I've used the Downtube bag a couple of times. I had to pay for a bag, but they didn't ding me for oversize (although it is). My bike is a 20" Dahon. ...
08-05-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Khb

Several of the shops around me have drop bar...

Several of the shops around me have drop bar bikes. There's usually a little assisted fit for free, or a real serious hour or so serious set of measurements with various kinds of equipment (varies by...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By Khb

Hey bro, the folks at LBB heard your pain ... and...

Hey bro, the folks at LBB heard your pain ... and revised the bag. At least I assume mine is newer...seems unlikely they'd have gone from yellow to black for tine interior....
08-03-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Khb

MTB's are good; but you might want to steer away...

MTB's are good; but you might want to steer away from rear suspension (hard core, skip the front ;>). On the plus side, it's nice not to feel the potholes so much. On the downside, it's where...
08-02-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By Khb

Wouldn't think that would help enough ... various...

Wouldn't think that would help enough ... various people tinker with using Solar panels. If you are comfortable leaving your gear at the campsite, you could charge some base station battery (ies)...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,050
Posted By Khb

If I understand you correctly, this sort of thing...

If I understand you correctly, this sort of thing can enable a regular rack.

https://salsacycles.com/components/category/racks/rack-lock

I've been very happy with it mated to a topeak rack.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Khb

I used to swear by rim brakes. Then I starting...

I used to swear by rim brakes. Then I starting using my ST-1 as a car replacement. Going faster, heavier bike ... and up to 100lbs of stuff from Costco ... I now appreciate the factory provided...
07-31-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Khb

While the ebay price may be good, I'm not sure...

While the ebay price may be good, I'm not sure it's a great value.

I bought my ST-1 from a great shop; it was an older model (this was several years back) and it was discounted (but not as steeply...
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