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05-22-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,812
Posted By fizbiz

Driver took a left where at an intersection with...

Driver took a left where at an intersection with a "NO LEFT TURN" sign. He didn't make an unsafe left, it was downright illegal at any time under any circumstance. Fault is clear, and was admitted...
05-19-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,812
Posted By fizbiz

Driver wrecked my primary transportation (my bike)...should I be compensated...?

So one month ago a driver took an illegal left turn and I T-boned the side of his car, went through window, and left a nice imprint of my body on the body panels. My frame is bent, and being a 650...
02-24-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,574
Posted By fizbiz

"to be fair to papamotor RuggedRiderAUS had said...

"to be fair to papamotor RuggedRiderAUS had said the motor itself is good and the battery is excellent too, also he has said that he dropped the bike a few times, and has also ridden it off road a...
02-24-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,574
Posted By fizbiz

I wonder why that is? I don't blame the consumer...

I wonder why that is? I don't blame the consumer for the way the E-bike movement is going. You're right though. It does seem like a big experiment. I for one like to tinker and thought my E-bike...
02-23-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,574
Posted By fizbiz

As an owner of a Chinese kit I may be slightly...

As an owner of a Chinese kit I may be slightly biased but I see no reason mine will not continue to function well for a long time. True I had to tighten the spokes after 5 miles (probably were loose...
01-28-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

Would installing the limiter require a different...

Would installing the limiter require a different controller or can I just add it inline?
01-27-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

Thanks for the response Julie, but it is working...

Thanks for the response Julie, but it is working just fine. I never actually measured my speed. I just thought there was a limiter based on a previous post (prob for a different kit).
01-27-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

I thought these kits were set to a 20 mph limit...

I thought these kits were set to a 20 mph limit by default? I'm almost positive I read that earlier in the post. I was under the impression people removed some sort of limiter in order to achieve 30...
01-25-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

So today was the day. Finally all systems were go...

So today was the day. Finally all systems were go and I went for a test ride. First impressions...this thing is quick. Good torque. I was expecting to have to pedal to get it moving, but even that is...
01-21-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

So I got my kit a few days ago and have been...

So I got my kit a few days ago and have been working on it (no rush as the battery has not arrived yet). I had a question about the torque bars though. The squared out hole for the axle to go through...
01-10-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

My main concern with going too quickly is getting...

My main concern with going too quickly is getting doored. As such I will rarely sustain speeds much higher than 15 or 20. Also...in MA, bikes capable of more than 30 are considered electric...
01-10-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

PAS is not required right? I am basically looking...

PAS is not required right? I am basically looking for an electric motorcycle that is allowed to use bike lanes and does not require registration. Don't want to pedal at all. Terrain is relatively...
01-09-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,571
Posted By fizbiz

Hey EBike...I'm about to purchase a RWD...

Hey EBike...I'm about to purchase a RWD conversion kit for my Trek 7.3. 48V 1000W. I was wondering what is required to make the 6 speed freewheel that comes with it work? My bike has an 8 speed Deore...
01-09-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By fizbiz

A few questions before I pull the trigger...

Had a few questions before I pull the trigger on a Papa motor kit. I have a trek 7.3 (read aluminum). I want the 48v 1000w kit. I understand I don't want a hub motor on an aluminum fork but is it...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By fizbiz

Backpack. I only go short distances so that may...

Backpack. I only go short distances so that may play into your decision. As mentioned in earlier posts, I feel I can best protect my laptop from serious shocks this way. I have a not inexpensive...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,328
Posted By fizbiz

True...there is no law that say you need to try...

True...there is no law that say you need to try to be a half decent human being capable of showing at least small amount of respect to strangers, in fact many of them encourage the opposite. Still,...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By fizbiz

>>>>>> Sanyo Eneloop <<<<<< No...

>>>>>> Sanyo Eneloop <<<<<<

No question about it. Browse the candlepower forums for abundant (and extensive) battery tests by people who demand a lot more from batteries than you ever...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,357
Posted By fizbiz

Agreed...I know it's fashionable to hate on...

Agreed...I know it's fashionable to hate on aluminum but I've watched too many of my precious machines get eaten away right before my eyes. I won't go near a steel bike in the foreseeable future.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By fizbiz

I recently received my Fenix LD22 flashlight. 2...

I recently received my Fenix LD22 flashlight. 2 AAs. 190 lumens. 2 hour runtime (On Sanyo Eneloop NiMH batteries). It's not a major step up on the LD20. Very slightly brighter and a tiny bit more...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By fizbiz

Well...that makes two of us...at least. I usually...

Well...that makes two of us...at least. I usually pat it like a horse.
04-20-12, 02:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,998
Posted By fizbiz

Wow did this thread go off on a tangent. I am...

Wow did this thread go off on a tangent. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Fenix LD22. Just shy of 200 lumens with a 2+ hour runtime on two AAs. I have about 12 AAs so I don't ever see myself...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,788
Posted By fizbiz

Being overtrained is not painful. It is...

Being overtrained is not painful. It is experienced as tightness/soreness/weakness that persists for weeks. I strongly suggest a break of at least 2-3 days. If you feel good after that than keep...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,788
Posted By fizbiz

When people ask if they are overtraining they...

When people ask if they are overtraining they usually get the reply that they aren't riding enough to be in a state of overtraining. 20 miles a day just isn't enough. That's a load of bull. A warmup...
04-10-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By fizbiz

When I walked into the bike shop to take a look...

When I walked into the bike shop to take a look at the 7.3 FX and I saw it in satin grey I knew I was going to leave with that bike in my truck...and I did. I was 95% sure that was the bike I wanted,...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,757
Posted By fizbiz

This is BRILLIANT. I commend your creativity. One...

This is BRILLIANT. I commend your creativity. One of the most entertaining posts I've seen on any forum in a long time. I literally laughed out loud (and such is not really characteristic of my...
03-28-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,305
Posted By fizbiz

Honey...I mix it in my water. All natural and the...

Honey...I mix it in my water. All natural and the best kind of sugar you can possibly ingest. Also...when mixed with water it is absorbed into the bloodstream even more quickly than pure honey.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By fizbiz

I love the Bontrager Hardcase specifically...

I love the Bontrager Hardcase specifically because they last a long time and are practically bulletproof. But...as mentioned earlier, this means the compound is harder. Hard= poorer wet weather...
03-20-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By fizbiz

From what I understand testicular torsion is a...

From what I understand testicular torsion is a medical emergency. From the time the condition becomes painful you have a very short time to get the situation under control before lack of blood flow...
03-20-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By fizbiz

Bontrager All Weather Hardcase.

Bontrager All Weather Hardcase.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,168
Posted By fizbiz

I understand resistance from family members. What...

I understand resistance from family members. What I don't understand is peoples inability to comprehend that. Bizarre as it seems to some...my Mom wants me to outlive her. That's not going to change...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,836
Posted By fizbiz

I would say definitely. But not because of a...

I would say definitely. But not because of a $0.50 spike. Long term though...as prices break $5 and continue to rise people will wise up. That in turn will make it more acceptable and fashionable,...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By fizbiz

Or you could just shrug your shoulders and move...

Or you could just shrug your shoulders and move on...Not to be a jerk or anything, but these little rants about what ONE person said are kind of pointless. Let's not be so sensitive about...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,076
Posted By fizbiz

Skull cap. I can't believe I never really...

Skull cap.

I can't believe I never really thought about the convenience of being bald for a commuter cyclist until now.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By fizbiz

I don't know how much light the Alias puts out...

I don't know how much light the Alias puts out but I would figure 200-300 lumens (I could be wrong). You can get a fully self-contained LED light that puts out double that. That is due to the...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,100
Posted By fizbiz

How are you liking the Avenir Panniers? I was...

How are you liking the Avenir Panniers? I was about to pull the trigger on some myself but am torn between the sensible purchase and the expensive one (Ortlieb Back Roller Classic). Keep trying to...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By fizbiz

I'm assuming it's because HID technology is...

I'm assuming it's because HID technology is rapidly becoming obsolete. LED's have changed the game. They have far too many advantages over HID's. In fact, the only real disadvantage to them is (was?)...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,336
Posted By fizbiz

Yeah...I noticed that. Was thinking about...

Yeah...I noticed that. Was thinking about swapping out the handlebar for something a little narrower anyways. Well that, and bars that don't require an adapter in order to use bar ends.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By fizbiz

That was brilliant. Such a simple idea...so well...

That was brilliant. Such a simple idea...so well executed. Great choice of music.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,336
Posted By fizbiz

That looks AWESOME! I was debating whether or not...

That looks AWESOME! I was debating whether or not to get aero bars for my FX 7.3. I think your pic just convinced me to. Something about the smaller frame works with the aero bars. The combination of...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,144
Posted By fizbiz

There seems to be too strong of a perceived...

There seems to be too strong of a perceived correlation between weight loss and fitness. There two are certainly related but you CAN have one without the other. If you are riding for over an hour a...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By fizbiz

Another vote for Trek FX. (Mostly because I have...

Another vote for Trek FX. (Mostly because I have one.) It will put you somewhere in between upright and road bike. I have a 7.3 and love it.
01-19-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,153
Posted By fizbiz

Avoid Jack3d. Not that it doesn't have it's...

Avoid Jack3d. Not that it doesn't have it's place...but this is not it. Use a glucose drink or some substitute. Even a glass of juice will put some carbs in your system. After that keep a slower pace...
01-18-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,552
Posted By fizbiz

That's awesome! Congratulations.

That's awesome! Congratulations.
01-17-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,552
Posted By fizbiz

Please don't do that. It's like me going to the...

Please don't do that. It's like me going to the road cycling forum and asking them...well anything. I constantly have to shoot down the crap my buddies have picked up on that site. Not that there...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 13,145
Posted By fizbiz

Are people seriously concerned that riding behind...

Are people seriously concerned that riding behind someone who has a lit cigarette is going to negatively impact their health? That's ridiculous. Unless you are standing right next to someone who is...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By fizbiz

Is a hose down sufficient to reasonably protect...

Is a hose down sufficient to reasonably protect from rust, or is it really necessary to properly wash the bike with a mild detergent? Note I said reasonably. I understand component service life with...
12-30-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By fizbiz

Wow...I thought I was about to dive into a heated...

Wow...I thought I was about to dive into a heated but largely one-sided discussion on how steroids will kill you. Nice to see some sensible discussion. It is true however...that if one studies the...
12-24-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By fizbiz

Low carbs...never. I stay naturally lean and...

Low carbs...never. I stay naturally lean and actually force myself to down calories. Save for one or two times a year. Even then I really only cut fat out of the diet. You are absolutely right about...
12-21-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,340
Posted By fizbiz

There is a really good documentary on aspartame....

There is a really good documentary on aspartame. I believe it's called Aspartame- Sweet Misery. It's on youtube in 7 parts. A little dry but WELL worth watching. It made me sick to my stomach.
12-21-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,552
Posted By fizbiz

Having exact numbers helps a lot. I would try...

Having exact numbers helps a lot. I would try something like this:

For the next 2 weeks, 4-5 days a week, use 10 lbs (maybe a couple more, but no less) and do 3 sets to 30 with at least 2 but not...
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