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07-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,831
Posted By 350htrr

The EU mind set is to keep a bicycle a bicycle......

The EU mind set is to keep a bicycle a bicycle... :thumb: With a "little" bit of assistance from an Electric motor to assist/allow more people to ride bicycles who, without that little bit of...
07-21-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,831
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, it does/would feel great, I am sure... But...

Yes, it does/would feel great, I am sure... But you are not riding a bicycle anymore. IMO.
07-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,831
Posted By 350htrr

That IS true, Unfortunately, it ends up being the...

That IS true, Unfortunately, it ends up being the same thing, your USA laws for E-bikes prove it,... The EU laws are sensible, they "allow" a little assistance, and no throttle, and a pedal pressure...
07-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,831
Posted By 350htrr

Some people who "actually" ride E-bikes with...

Some people who "actually" ride E-bikes with pressure sensors compared to throttles, compared to rotation/cadence sensors, seem to "understand the "difference"... ;) and... people like you do NOT......
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,066
Posted By 350htrr

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and...

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and still have it on for the GPS for navigation and monitoring my ride with ride with GPS app... You just need to put the phone in airplane mode... ;) and...
06-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,480
Posted By 350htrr

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine...

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine for most riders. I deem the cap of 32 kph quite safe as one could easily attain this speed going on a slight decline. My 13 y/o could hit this speed...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By 350htrr

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding...

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding places for charging the battery every day... I "solved" that problem by charging my, and my wife's E-Assist bike batteries from my camper's solar...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By 350htrr

Headwinds are actually worse than going up...

Headwinds are actually worse than going up hills... IMO Mentally speaking, going up some big hills you know it's going to take more effort more time, going on the flats and into a 30Km+ headwind is...
01-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,480
Posted By 350htrr

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than...

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than motor bikes.... That, I would go along with... ;)
09-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,311
Posted By 350htrr

UN-Fortunately there are jerks everywhere, in...

UN-Fortunately there are jerks everywhere, in every segment ... I got kicked off the E-Bike section of this forum, because I kept insisting that, an E-Bike with a throttle was a MOPED... :foo: ...
08-11-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,301
Posted By 350htrr

No problem, you, or everyone else can and should...

No problem, you, or everyone else can and should ride the type of bicycle they want to ride... :thumb: My point is trying to be, for the people who say that hydraulic disc brakes aren't worth it, it...
08-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,301
Posted By 350htrr

I assume those 6 disadvantages are for disk...

I assume those 6 disadvantages are for disk brakes...
1, I haven't had to adjust mine for the last 20 years...
2, Never happened in the last 20 years...
3, I don't see that at all...
4, If you...
08-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,301
Posted By 350htrr

And I, Have 50,000+ Kms on my Grimeca disc brakes...

And I, Have 50,000+ Kms on my Grimeca disc brakes and since I changed the Dot 3 brake fluid to Dot 3 synthetic the first year... Nothing has ever been done to them except to change pads 3 times over...
07-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,301
Posted By 350htrr

Disc all the way.... I would not buy a bike...

Disc all the way.... I would not buy a bike without disc brakes... :innocent: Same with index shifters.. I would not buy a bike without index shifters... :innocent: I guess I am just too old to...
07-26-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By 350htrr

If you want to keep the bicycle as a bicycle,...

If you want to keep the bicycle as a bicycle, with some assist... I would get a pressure sensor type of system that controls the amount of assist, NOT, a rotation sensor type of E-Assist... and......
06-17-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,297
Posted By 350htrr

More like a moped to my thinking.... Though it...

More like a moped to my thinking.... Though it looks like it can be pedalled, but at 100Lbs I would say you would go nowhere without the motor...
05-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,036
Posted By 350htrr

I think you are mistaking normal and sustainable…...

I think you are mistaking normal and sustainable… Today it seems that society thinks and sees , what IS viewed, as normal, is NOT really that sustainable, but IS, being viewed as normal, and...
04-22-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,036
Posted By 350htrr

Yea, isn't it AMAZIING that as far as I know,...

Yea, isn't it AMAZIING that as far as I know, there hasn't been a CURE for anything in the last 40 years... :innocent: (I'm probably missing some, but generally speaking...) Only drugs that one must...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,956
Posted By 350htrr

I do NOT KNOW... BUT, when I put my lights on...

I do NOT KNOW... BUT, when I put my lights on (flashing front and flashing rear,) I did seem to notice, some difference. :thumb: People passing me, were passing me farther, away, and people pulling...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 58,745
Posted By 350htrr

Mayhap it's also better to ride an assisted...

Mayhap it's also better to ride an assisted E-Bike and have a bit of assistance than not ride a regular bicycle at all, if you need a bit of assistance... :thumb:
03-30-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By 350htrr

I believe the estimated death caused by the...

I believe the estimated death caused by the COVID-19 is now 200,000 for the US ( a low number IMO )... 40,000 or so deaths from transportation is not in the same category IMO...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 58,745
Posted By 350htrr

Not sweating enough...??? :rolleyes: Just use...

Not sweating enough...??? :rolleyes: Just use less throttle and more pedaling... ;) and you won't feel as chilly. :thumb: Dizzy after an E-Bike ride...??? :twitchy: That is a signal to eat better,...
01-17-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By 350htrr

10... from 4 years old to 14 years old.

10... from 4 years old to 14 years old.
12-22-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,419
Posted By 350htrr

I am almost, NO, Make that 100% sure, I am not,...

I am almost, NO, Make that 100% sure, I am not, in the same league as most people here... BUT, Guess what, I don't care... :foo: , OK, I do care, but... :50: I just keep on pedaling, even tho, I use...
12-13-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By 350htrr

Guess what... Whenever, you do things, that are...

Guess what... Whenever, you do things, that are taxing your muscles/heart, you are improving your overall health... If combined with a normal/,or even a less processed diet, like a diet one would...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,986
Posted By 350htrr

Mopeds, they are mopeds IMO... and should be...

Mopeds, they are mopeds IMO... and should be treated like mopeds, NOT, E-Bikes, let alone E-Assist bicycles...
09-08-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 32,667
Posted By 350htrr

Thousands... WOW, and I thought I had a...

Thousands... WOW, and I thought I had a problem... one or two a year... :rolleyes: NOT, a problem |I guess, I just needs to relax a bit... :innocent:
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,986
Posted By 350htrr

See... IMO the real problem here, is that there...

See... IMO the real problem here, is that there are, at least, "two speeds" a bicyclists goes by, Level road, and up a hill, then there is into the wind, and with the wind. BUT, for now, The real ...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,815
Posted By 350htrr

This battery problem in the cold is a red-herring...

This battery problem in the cold is a red-herring as far as E-Bikes go... IMO. Why...??? Because you can take the battery inside and charge it over night, and when you get to where you want to get to...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,612
Posted By 350htrr

Really,... Really... coming from you,...???...

Really,... Really... coming from you,...??? Woefully inadequate... WOW... He is trying to keep the E-assist to a minimum, (unlike the vast majority that you always complain about), Like, as close to...
06-25-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,561
Posted By 350htrr

100%, it's pretty simple actually... :thumb:...

100%, it's pretty simple actually... :thumb: Instead here in N. America, it's the super athlete's numbers that seems to be the cut off point for assistance for average riders... :rolleyes:
06-20-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,561
Posted By 350htrr

and... There you go, It ends up that people...

and... There you go, It ends up that people actually ARE the "problem". now I am fairly sure that wasn't what you meant , but, there you/we, are...:innocent:
06-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 46,615
Posted By 350htrr

and... I agree with you 100%. Never said it...

and... I agree with you 100%. Never said it wasn't additional power... My point is both are assistance because most people could not would not ride a single speed because they don't have the energy...
06-19-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,561
Posted By 350htrr

The "solution" to E-Bikes being "bicycles with...

The "solution" to E-Bikes being "bicycles with some assistance" or actually being motorised bicycles, (mopeds) is rather simple, IMO The EU has done it already, they are passing Laws that say things...
06-14-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,561
Posted By 350htrr

Ding, ding... ding... We have a trifecta......

Ding, ding... ding... We have a trifecta... :innocent: Having said that, I am still , 100% for E-Assist bikes being "regarded legally as bicycles", BUT, that one would still |NEEDS/MUST have to...
06-07-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,416
Posted By 350htrr

That is the exact same kind of thinking everyone...

That is the exact same kind of thinking everyone had in the 1,900's when the horseless carriage came about... Most people would have said, it will never work, it will be a rich mans toy... it will be...
06-05-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,416
Posted By 350htrr

and... That WILL change, If, it was on...

and... That WILL change, If, it was on "auto-pilot", it will be changed/upgraded, to "obey" the 3' rule...eventually,... ;)
06-02-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,416
Posted By 350htrr

I would say you would be 100% wrong... In the...

I would say you would be 100% wrong... In the long run... Certainly for the first while there would be a higher % of cyclist's/pedestrians that would end up being run over, and hurt or killed, even...
03-30-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 46,615
Posted By 350htrr

Getting an E-Assist bike is not necessarily about...

Getting an E-Assist bike is not necessarily about not being able to climb hills, at least not for me. It's about having fun while climbing the hills and riding a bike normally when you can... :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-12-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,893
Posted By 350htrr

Get an E-Bike, 1/2 the work, 1/2 the sweat, 1/2...

Get an E-Bike, 1/2 the work, 1/2 the sweat, 1/2 the time... But you can still pedal as much as you want/can... :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 58,745
Posted By 350htrr

That is exactly what you can do with an E-Assist...

That is exactly what you can do with an E-Assist bike... ;) I do that every ride, I put in all the effort I can and with a 35% assist on level 1 I can go farther or get to where I want to go in less...
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