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02-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Good post. I created the original one...

Good post.

I created the original one about carfree in Oslo. I didn't realize they are continuing development on the dream.

I like the fact they are giving grants for those looking to...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
Posted By Dahon.Steve

You have to fight them because the ticket will be...

You have to fight them because the ticket will be much higher next time around. I've been given a summons twice, once for riding on the sidewalk and breaking a red light.

The sidewalk ticket...
01-25-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,709
Posted By Dahon.Steve

GM went bankrupt but Bionx was a closed system...

GM went bankrupt but Bionx was a closed system that made it very difficult to replace their batteries or controller. I see too many companies jumping into the e-bike band wagon to make an extra buck...
01-17-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,709
Posted By Dahon.Steve

This is the route I'm going to take. ...

This is the route I'm going to take.

I'm going to buy the electric wheel an either install a DIY kit on the rear. There are too many companies making electric bikes at the moment and you're...
01-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I wonder if you can still do this today? I...

I wonder if you can still do this today? I believe the Sram dual drive is no longer available. However, if you use an 11 speed hub in conjunction with a 3 speed internal, that's only 33 gears?
01-01-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,709
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I want to return the topic back to the original...

I want to return the topic back to the original post because one of the main reasons I'm staying away from the electric bike movement is due to the fact there is no nationwide repair center for them....
01-01-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Dahon.Steve

This is interesting. How do you remove...

This is interesting.

How do you remove the tire liner from the rear tire once it's completely used up?
Forum: Northeast
12-30-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 27,524
Posted By Dahon.Steve

If it doesn't rain, I'm riding over the rivers...

If it doesn't rain, I'm riding over the rivers tomorrow! Should be safe since it's New Year's Eve and I doubt trucks will be an issue. I rode over the rivers this summer and it was all clear! The...
12-29-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Unfortunately, I prefer a large selection of...

Unfortunately, I prefer a large selection of bikes and I end up buying from Brands Bicycle in Long Island. I have purchased from New York City in the past but bike shops tend to have a limited...
12-27-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,709
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Those who are already carfree today did so...

Those who are already carfree today did so without an ebike. In fact, most of the country who are carfree don't even use a bicycle and it's highly unlikely they will spend over 1K on a motorized...
12-25-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Dahon.Steve

There are a number of 3 speed bikes for sale on...

There are a number of 3 speed bikes for sale on Bikes Direct.

I will say this about the 3 speed hub (Shimano) in the winter. It tends to loose efficiency because the cold freezes the internals....
12-25-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,502
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I have to say that I'm spending more on Amazon...

I have to say that I'm spending more on Amazon each year to avoid long lines. I remember waiting 2 or 3 hours at ToysRUs during the holiday season and wished there was an alternative. I can't even...
12-25-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Good one. I'm approaching 20 years carfree...

Good one.

I'm approaching 20 years carfree myself and I often worry about having to buy one in the future. Getting fired from my last job of ten years made me realize I may have to do something...
12-17-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The new suspension seat posts hitting the market...

The new suspension seat posts hitting the market are getting better each year. There was really only the Thudbuster and then everyone else. Now we have options! Traditionalist like me like the...
12-16-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,766
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The scooter companies are using investor capital...

The scooter companies are using investor capital money to operate and like Uber, most are losing money. However, the challenge today is developing an electric scooter built heavy duty for commercial...
12-16-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,275
Posted By Dahon.Steve

It depends on the bike shop who did the assembly....

It depends on the bike shop who did the assembly. If you're buying it online, take it to the best shop who will do a complete tuneup costing $100.00 or more. I believe the warranty on Raleigh bikes...
12-16-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dahon.Steve

If you look at the video and others like it,...

If you look at the video and others like it, you'll see the bike stolen are ALL out in plain view! This is why I lock my bike away from foot traffic if possible. The crooks can't steal your bike if...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,256
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Here's the problem as I see it. Creating...

Here's the problem as I see it.

Creating a route is time consuming. It requires constantly zooming in at street level using Google maps to see if the road is safe for cycle touring. Then you...
12-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,766
Posted By Dahon.Steve

You know what worries me about the electric kick...

You know what worries me about the electric kick scooter? The fact that you need more safety gear than a bicycle. Each year scores of people are injured and they are all over the internet. The...
12-02-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Agreed. Those in this forum who are...

Agreed.

Those in this forum who are liberated from auto ownership with the help of a bicycle makeup a very small portion of the carfree population. Most of those who are carfree are exactly...
12-02-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I guess since the car is so part of our culture,...

I guess since the car is so part of our culture, an adult male without one for 20 years is an anomaly. Maybe it was a slow day for the CBC but the article hit home personally because I will be...
12-02-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By Dahon.Steve

+1 Very good points. I was thinking...

+1
Very good points.

I was thinking about this and you are not supposed to wear a helmet extremely tight, because once it presses very hard against your temples, it becomes painful and likely...
12-02-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,985
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The bike lanes are not that bad! They are bad if...

The bike lanes are not that bad! They are bad if you intend to ride above 10 mph! I use them for kick scooting with my Xootr and very rarely have issues because I'm slow. The person in the YouTube...
12-02-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,323
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I think what Grant sees is the end of the road...

I think what Grant sees is the end of the road for his business. Electric bikes are a niche at the moment but are about to go main stream. Overall, the electric bike purchaser tend to be the same...
12-02-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I think this company might be on to something. ...

I think this company might be on to something. We've seen fabrics like fleece, wool, e-Vent, Gore-Tex and other but none really have an answer to the cyclist problem for winter clothing. I'm glad...
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