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05-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nightdiver

Depends how quickly you want to be able to...

Depends how quickly you want to be able to install them. I find that in general, the easier they are to install/remove, the less effective they are at being actual fenders. The SKS Raceblades are an...
05-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By Nightdiver

The only thing limiting the distance is you. The...

The only thing limiting the distance is you. The gearing only limits your speed. On flat ground any of those ratios (including the original 42x18) could be fine or impossible, depending on the...
05-04-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Nightdiver

I have the CT46 and CT71. The CT46 is the super...

I have the CT46 and CT71. The CT46 is the super ventilated one, borderline water shoe style. Both fit about the same, and both are really comfy on and off the bike. I've had Lakes in the past and...
05-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Nightdiver

I've been using some Shimano super ventilated...

I've been using some Shimano super ventilated shoes from their commuter line. I find them to feel just as wide as Sidi mega sizes and far more comfy for walking around. Pretty inexpensive too.
04-03-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Nightdiver

Not sure where you're located (different...

Not sure where you're located (different countries bring different models to their markets), but the Bafang M400 versions have been in Tern's line up for a few years now. Tern actually had Bafang...
02-08-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,934
Posted By Nightdiver

No idea why the salesperson said that. I don't...

No idea why the salesperson said that. I don't think there would be much difference. I think either one would be good.

Two other differences come to mind: One is the lower front cargo carry on the...
02-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Nightdiver

Not sure if I should have started a new thread...

Not sure if I should have started a new thread for this, but a recent post of mine had a manufacturer's name censored. Not sure why since it isn't an offensive word in any way that I can tell. It's...
02-06-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By Nightdiver

There are cranks that are meant to even out the...

There are cranks that are meant to even out the Q-factor, such as the Lekkie crank arms, but if I understand them correctly, they actually make the Q-factor wider! There are crank arms for the TSDZ2...
02-06-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nightdiver

Sorry, forgot to hit the post button. Some other...

Sorry, forgot to hit the post button. Some other brands that make electric box bikes include: Larry Harry Bullitt, Riese and Muller, Yuba, Douze, B****e, Urban Arrow. Of those, B****e and Urban Arrow...
02-06-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Nightdiver

Yeah, I think I'll just stick with what the...

Yeah, I think I'll just stick with what the manufacturer recommends. Can't say I've ever had any issues running mineral oil brakes for thousands upon thousands of miles. Besides, if Shimano and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Nightdiver

Lynskey.

Lynskey.
01-28-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nightdiver

Totally agree with you, that box bikes are ideal...

Totally agree with you, that box bikes are ideal for cargo hauling, as they put the weight so low and in the middle of the bike. The reason I asked is because I notice a lot of people considering...
01-27-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nightdiver

When you say "a ways away", what do you mean?...

When you say "a ways away", what do you mean? Like Costco runs from Arcata? Or running into Arcata from Bayside? Because those trikes are great when your terrain is relatively flat (even with...
01-23-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Nightdiver

This is exactly it, especially in Europe where...

This is exactly it, especially in Europe where the bike market now completely revolves around electric. So of course Eurobike is the single largest and most influential one, but there are dozens of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Nightdiver

Rapid Transit is a hugely improved experience and...

Rapid Transit is a hugely improved experience and a better rack in general. The rolling part is just like comparing a pull behind suitcase vs a spinner type suitcase. The Trolley Rack can only be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,431
Posted By Nightdiver

Plenty. But I'm pretty sure they won't ship out...

Plenty. But I'm pretty sure they won't ship out of the country. If you're specifically looking at the Riese and Muller versions, the company is very protective of their individual distributors and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,431
Posted By Nightdiver

Hydroformed versions start around $1500 USD and...

Hydroformed versions start around $1500 USD and go up to around $4500 for the Rohloff model.
12-26-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Nightdiver

Great thinking! Kudos for taking the safe route...

Great thinking! Kudos for taking the safe route even if it isn't your ideal solution.
12-25-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Nightdiver

FYI, that's not spreading it 7mm, it's 9mm since...

FYI, that's not spreading it 7mm, it's 9mm since the actual fork OLD is 74mm nominal, so if you found a hub for 83mm wide (which would be a very strange width to produce for a bicycle), then you're...
12-23-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Nightdiver

Your spacing is actually 135 rear and 74 front....

Your spacing is actually 135 rear and 74 front. Those are what you'll need to keep in mind when looking for motors. As for using a front motor, you should consider two things... 1: It will likely...
11-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,365
Posted By Nightdiver

Except the teased bike from the OP isn't the BYB....

Except the teased bike from the OP isn't the BYB. It's the HSD (https://www.ternbicycles.com/bikes/hsd).
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,205
Posted By Nightdiver

Most brands that successfully do omni-channel...

Most brands that successfully do omni-channel actually handle it based on geography. If a customer places an order for a bike on the website, the closest dealer that has it in-stock gets the sale...
11-01-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Nightdiver

Many 20mph bikes will start to taper off 1-2mph...

Many 20mph bikes will start to taper off 1-2mph before the limit, so you're generally maxing out around 18-19 which on some roads can feel a bit slow. Having the 28mph option can be nice in those...
10-27-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By Nightdiver

Cetma sells a frameset for a box bike so you can...

Cetma sells a frameset for a box bike so you can build up yourself. The geometry is much more "aggressive" than a dutch style bakfiets or Urban Arrow, but not as sporty as a Bullitt.
09-27-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,129
Posted By Nightdiver

If you're talking about excessive speed, then...

If you're talking about excessive speed, then these bikes are already banned from bike paths in CA. CA follows the model ebike legislation which classifies all ebikes capable of speeds over 20mph as...
08-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,326
Posted By Nightdiver

They sold the Mundo as an electric bike for...

They sold the Mundo as an electric bike for several years. They called it the elMundo. It was essentially just an aftermarket Bafang conversion direct from Yuba, although earlier versions might have...
08-05-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,332
Posted By Nightdiver

Check out the Tern Vektron. They make a few...

Check out the Tern Vektron. They make a few different models at different prices, and they sell via brick and mortar stores.
07-23-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By Nightdiver

For Bosch, it's more about the generation of...

For Bosch, it's more about the generation of motor. The new generation motors, including Active and Active Plus, and the soon to be released Performance all have minimal extra drag when the motor is...
07-03-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nightdiver

Gotcha. Makes sense now. I've never heard of any...

Gotcha. Makes sense now. I've never heard of any policing anywhere in CA. Does it actually happen on bike paths some places? I've seen all sorts of crazy **** on bike paths in Northern CA. Enough so...
07-03-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nightdiver

I guess I really misunderstood your post. What...

I guess I really misunderstood your post. What did you mean by "not really relevant in the US"? It sounded like maybe you thought s-peds weren't available for purchase in the US.
07-03-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nightdiver

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by this,...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by this, but s-peds are sold in the US and some of the larger ebike dealers are doing pretty good volume in this category.
06-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nightdiver

Much respect to the person in the video though....

Much respect to the person in the video though. That is some seriously awesome work on their end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By Nightdiver

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being...

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being discussed it is impossible to say. What is a "typical" width 406? I have ridden 406 bikes designed for everything between 28mm and 62mm. Some of those had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By Nightdiver

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451...

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451 parts. The limiting factor is the tire size since that will determine the total diameter of the wheel and whether that will then fit into a frame/fork....
05-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By Nightdiver

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget...

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget and experience level. Anything you can buy new isn't worth buying (for the reasons Aubergine gave you), but anything used would require decent bike...
05-10-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,821
Posted By Nightdiver

You really can't go wrong either way and your...

You really can't go wrong either way and your kids will love riding on the GSD. I think the biggest thing to sort out is a solution for the rain since Tern doesn't offer anything. Let us know your...
05-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,821
Posted By Nightdiver

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or...

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or G&O? What do they recommend? Those guys really know their stuff.

For me, as soon as you say "kids", and assuming space allows, it automatically goes...
05-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,821
Posted By Nightdiver

Seems like you already have a good understanding...

Seems like you already have a good understanding of the differences. GSD wins if you're tight on space, either at your home or the places you need to take your bike. It also wins for riding more like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,769
Posted By Nightdiver

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22....

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22. Built like a flat bar road bike.
04-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Nightdiver

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended...

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended to be ridden as bikes first and foremost and will reward you for treating it like any other bike. So for riding hilly terrain, either set and forget...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,023
Posted By Nightdiver

Grrr... Arrgg... 11 years = epic!

Grrr... Arrgg...
11 years = epic!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Nightdiver

For the speeds you're talking about, the current...

For the speeds you're talking about, the current gearing on that bike should not be an issue. My best guess would be wind resistance from a more upright posture compared to your road bike companions....
03-13-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nightdiver

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that...

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,614
Posted By Nightdiver

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've...

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've seen yet. Except those mismatched tires... How's the 4-speed work? What are you using for your shifting system? Have you already made a separate...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nightdiver

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack...

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack a horizontal or sliding dropout system. PF30, BB30, and other bottom bracket standards are able to take eccentrics to provide chain tension. Usually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 680,884
Posted By Nightdiver

I think what other posters are comparing to is...

I think what other posters are comparing to is the original claimed weight from the Kickstarter page, which was 20lbs for the single speed, 21lbs for the 10spd, and 24lbs (23.7 actually) for the...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,885
Posted By Nightdiver

All great advice!

All great advice!
Forum: Commuting
01-11-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,022
Posted By Nightdiver

Did you really just post a thread in the...

Did you really just post a thread in the commuting forum asking if anyone here commutes? Did you even look at any of the threads in here? Go browse the first couple pages and then see if any of your...
01-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Nightdiver

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in...

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in high wear areas, and it can be removed without damaging the paint. When applied correctly it is more or less invisible and it is really tough stuff. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,614
Posted By Nightdiver

Looks like a 2-speed.

Looks like a 2-speed.
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