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12-07-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,731
Posted By kahn

The main issue I see with many of those uses is...

The main issue I see with many of those uses is bike security when you get to a destination whether work, school or shopping. In the US or where I live, leaving a bike unattended is very risky. ...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,977
Posted By Stadjer

That's not entirely fair. If you want a wild...

That's not entirely fair. If you want a wild Netherlands one third would be a swamp where you couln't lay your sleeping bag down and another third would be North Sea. It's not really a country, it's...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,977
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you. I no longer bother to argue with...

Thank you.

I no longer bother to argue with people that have no respect for rules. In their mind they are always right since rules do not apply to them.
11-04-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are two DIY kits, Tongsheng TSDZ2, and...

There are two DIY kits, Tongsheng TSDZ2, and Bafang BBS02 and BBSHD. I feel the Bafangs are more reliable, The BBSHD is quite powerful and about $750. I feel the BBS02 is more than enough, and it...
10-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By mclewis1

One of the better threads I've found that...

One of the better threads I've found that contains many external references to battery technology and charging information.
https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/e-bike-battery-guide.24443/
10-03-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By Manster

According to my research

...it is total time with the battery at 100% SOC that hurts longevity. I charge to 85% after every ride and only top off right before a longer than usual ride.
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,831
Posted By saddlesores

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. ...

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. anything mass-produced will include some defective units.
what are the odds of winning any given lottery? millions to one, yet there are winner(s)...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,100
Posted By djb

terribly sad thing to hear. I've followed his...

terribly sad thing to hear.
I've followed his videos for years and I find his body of work to be the strongest travelling videos I know of.
His way of connecting with ordinary people was always...
08-31-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By KPREN

Quote: Originally Posted by 2old View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2old View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1236984-ebikes-cool.html#post22208050)
AFAIK, motor wattage is pretty much what a motor can produce...
08-22-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By mclewis1

The linearity of the voltage to capacity...

The linearity of the voltage to capacity relationship of a particular battery will be dependent on the design and chemistry of the battery, it's age and condition, and how it's being discharged. Yes,...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Doug64

Ammended: ​​​​​​My wife and I have done...

Ammended:

​​​​​​My wife and I have done similar routes several times.

Possible route:

Anacortes> Friday Harbor> Lopez Island> Friday Harbor > Sidney, Vacouver Island> Swartz Bay, Vacouver...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,737
Posted By djb

I've never had a really bad experience like this,...

I've never had a really bad experience like this, but I think its very fair to say that your statement holds a great deal of truth, and one must always be very aware of this when dealing with border...
03-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,363
Posted By KPREN

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about...

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about one ride.
02-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By spinnanz

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11-20-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,529
Posted By Koyote

Good luck getting anyone to understand this....

Good luck getting anyone to understand this. Hell, plenty of posters in this thread can't seem to understand why a wheelset is NOT priced at 2x the cost of a rear wheel, even though the answer is...
11-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,593
Posted By Cyclist0108

I just claim mine is an automatic weapon, so I...

I just claim mine is an automatic weapon, so I don't have to register it or get a license.


But, seriously, the truth is even more odd.

I am "required" to have a license/registration within...
11-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,593
Posted By Reflector Guy

When we were kids, our town issued stickers with...

When we were kids, our town issued stickers with serial numbers to put on each bike. I assume it was just a taxing thing, sort of like the windshield stickers many suburbs issue. But I'm not sure...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,359
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you already own the bike or not? Generally a...

Do you already own the bike or not? Generally a drop bar bike uses shorter top tube than a bike for more upright bars. Based on that I would say if you already own the bike, get the bars that would...
11-12-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By hokiefyd

As a follow-up -- to confirm that, loosen the...

As a follow-up -- to confirm that, loosen the cable adjustment entirely (so the cable does not operate the mech) and back out the lower limit screw so that the mech is bottoming out "on itself". In...
11-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By MidTNBrad

The great thing about standards is that there are...

The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them. :)
11-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By Geepig

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a...

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a cheap bike with a coaster brake that often refuses to re-engage drive after using the brake, so I often have to push it and pedal for up to 200 m...
11-05-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,629
Posted By CargoDane

I use it as a simple comparison. I know what I...

I use it as a simple comparison. I know what I have (although I forget), but it's easy to put into a calculator, and from there I can see if I want a bigger/smallerchainring (front sprocket in my...
11-05-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,629
Posted By ScottRiqui

Not quite, although the values are related. ...

Not quite, although the values are related. Since "gear inches" gives you an equivalent wheel diameter, if you want to figure out how far the bike travels with one crank revolution, you have to...
11-05-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,833
Posted By LV2TNDM

There doesn't seem to be a direct correlation...

There doesn't seem to be a direct correlation between price and durability. However, extra steps in the production process SHOULD improve durability such as heat treating and applying coatings. In...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By tyrion

3x9 Deore is a very solid drive train. I don't...

3x9 Deore is a very solid drive train. I don't know why you're having troubles with it, but if you can get it working correctly, I think it's a much better system for touring and commuting than 1x11....
10-19-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,661
Posted By Mojo31

The better stuff is lying on the road, not flying...

The better stuff is lying on the road, not flying above it.
10-18-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,915
Posted By cyccommute

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack...

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack here. First, Nylon and polyamide are the same thing. Nylon fibers are used in all kinds of applications. If you use a toothbrush or have a carpet...
10-18-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,915
Posted By Skulking

Why would I listen to you about that? You're...

Why would I listen to you about that? You're just some random guy on the internet.
10-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,915
Posted By Skulking

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes...

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes Graves disease, but knowing people around here, I bet we'll have this all sorted in the next 20 posts or so.
10-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,661
Posted By wolfchild

Protein deficiency doesn't exist, I never heard...

Protein deficiency doesn't exist, I never heard of anybody developing health problems because of not eating enough protein. I blame the fitness industry especially the bodybuilding culture for...
10-17-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,661
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Maybe. Another possibility is the idea of needing...

Maybe. Another possibility is the idea of needing a protein drink after a ride is probably promulgated by pros needing something convenient to get easy cash into their pocket.
10-17-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,661
Posted By 70sSanO

I can usually judge my protein level by how many...

I can usually judge my protein level by how many posts in a thread I can read. If I canít make it past 50, I know I need more protein. On days when Iím feeling particularly strong I can breeze...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,208
Posted By robow

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking? ...

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking?

well then,

"Why isn't bikepacking just called touring?"
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,208
Posted By MarcusT

Catch phrases, marketing and perception. ...

Catch phrases, marketing and perception.
Younger folks and hip oldsters do not want to buy a touring bike, but they will buy a bikepacking bike
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By djb

good idea on making a new one. Plus the bonus of...

good idea on making a new one. Plus the bonus of a new topic is that given that most of us have more time on our hands now, bringing up stuff again helps us from being bored out of our gourds and...
04-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,668
Posted By flangehead

Traffic Safety Culture

For the United States, you have posed the $200-billion-a-year question. More importantly, it is the 30,000 lives/year question.

Our road culture values speed and convenience over life and limb and...
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