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04-02-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Khb

Tern and Bafang (M400)

Tern used to use only Bosch, last year or so they put a Bafang M400 on the entry level Vektron ... this model year there seem to be 5 models of Vektron, 3 of which are Bafang based (but none of the...
03-30-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,273
Posted By Khb

Probably moot....

This being such an aged thread ... but my input for whatever it's worth:

If you are doing a total cost comparison, remember to include oil, insurance and all the fiddly stuff. I rode motorcycles...
03-30-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,659
Posted By Khb

Family mounts...

I've got a Stromer ST-1, (until the stay at home order) daily year round commuter. I've got over 15K miles on the puppy. Stromer uses their own bespoke rear direct drive motor with regenerative...
03-30-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Khb

I don't know about BV, but some other local shops...

I don't know about BV, but some other local shops are open by appointment only ... service drop-off/pickup purchase pickup (all usual pre-sales discussion via phone) and no rentals.

Have you...
12-23-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,853
Posted By Khb

As it happens, I bought my son the bike. I can...

As it happens, I bought my son the bike. I can say with some confidence that the battery provided is D3611D.

... "luna cycles" ....

While certainly worth checking, it seems to be a different...
12-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Khb

Bafang low temp sensor?

This morning I was riding my sons Vektron, although both the display and the battery built in indicator both showed >80% (before power cut out)

charging only consumed 114Wh .... and I had 90% left...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,227
Posted By Khb

1) See Bike Friday I commute 26miles daily...

1) See Bike Friday

I commute 26miles daily on a Stromer (coming up on 15K miles); rain, snow ... so I've got some ideas about what works for me ;> A couple of days ago, we scored a pretty new...
11-25-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,853
Posted By Khb

Bafang M400?

While cruising Craigslist for a bike for my son, I spotted a Tern Vektron D8. Apparently Tern moved from the original Bosch (still used on their higher priced bikes) to the Bafang M400. I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By Khb

Best wishes! Let us know if there's anything...

Best wishes! Let us know if there's anything those of us "local" can do.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,280
Posted By Khb

Google maps uses 10mph as an average speed for...

Google maps uses 10mph as an average speed for (unpowered) bicycles, which matches my experience with unpowered bicycles as well. My typical average speed on the Stromer is 15-17mph (much of my...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,280
Posted By Khb

my winter ebike experience

I ride a Stromer ST-1. I've put on a bit over 13K miles over the last few years.


Fenders: Not a big fan. I prefer to ride without. But here in Greater Denver, there's not usually much water,...
07-29-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,124
Posted By Khb

ebike only...

Yes, and I'm guessing probably remain that way (at least as a factory option). Other than needing ample and dependable power supply, there's probably nothing inherent about that requirement.
07-29-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,124
Posted By Khb

ABS brakes

I think the ideal solution would be ABS brakes (ala cars and some motorcycles). Here's one article, https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bosch-brings-anti-lock-brakes-to-bicycles/ I can't endorse...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,031
Posted By Khb

If "dress" doesn't have to be really dressy,...

If "dress" doesn't have to be really dressy, https://www.duluthtrading.com/mens-middle-management-flat-chinos-95113.html?dwvar_95113_color=DEK#q=dress%2Bpants&lang=default&start=2 I haven't used...
07-11-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,525
Posted By Khb

I sold my wife's Pedego on Craigslist. There's a...

I sold my wife's Pedego on Craigslist. There's a lot to be said for selling locally. CL, Offerup are good choices.

As for pricing, if it's a name brand ... look at CL and Ebay (filter for...
06-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,330
Posted By Khb

I've put close to 13K miles on a Stromer ST-1;...

I've put close to 13K miles on a Stromer ST-1; it's worked so well I got rid of my car a couple of years back. My current commute is 13m each way, and involves a fair stretch of MUP (the Mary Carter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,448
Posted By Khb

So, has anyone on this forum ridden a NYFTI?...

So, has anyone on this forum ridden a NYFTI? What's it like to ride? Durable??
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,503
Posted By Khb

Seems like no one has mentioned Downtube:...

Seems like no one has mentioned Downtube: https://www.downtube.com/minib-11sp-belt-drive-folding-bike/
I've had my eye on one, but I was able to find a used Dahon ... but I've wound up using it...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,995
Posted By Khb

10% ...not ... *sigh* My typical commute takes it...

10% ...not ... *sigh* My typical commute takes it down to 50-60% not 10. I charge at both ends of the commute. IF (and I've done this precisely once) I do the entire round trip on a single charge,...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,995
Posted By Khb

luck?

Well, the original battery was replaced early, around 5500 miles. I normally charge at the office, so more than 50% SoC almost always. But I do commute in the snow, and cold takes a toll on battery...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,995
Posted By Khb

reasonably well

I've been riding a Stromer as my primary (and for the last two years, my only) commute vehicle. Denver isn't overly salty; I've broken 12,000 miles. The first battery was replaced under warranty,...
10-22-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,339
Posted By Khb

Anyone tow a full sized bike with a Burley...

Anyone tow a full sized bike with a Burley Travoy? I've used the flatbed to tow my folder (ala noglider above) obviously I could just try it ... but learning from other's (especially if it turns out...
10-04-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,467
Posted By Khb

I haven't used a single wheel trailer. I've got a...

I haven't used a single wheel trailer. I've got a Burley cargo (two wheels) which does well with heavy loads. But riding with it is very noticeable. I've also got a Travoy, which mostly feels like...
10-04-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By Khb

Personally, I have a whole ensemble. I usually...

Personally, I have a whole ensemble. I usually only activate a few.

1 Stromer factory light
2 niteriders. One on my handlebars, one on my helmet. These are bright (1100 lumens and 900 (I may...
09-26-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,147
Posted By Khb

many wise words elided .... How big/heavy...

many wise words elided ....

How big/heavy are the loads? You might well want a cargo style bike, and/or front and back racks (I have a Stromer, standard rack on the back, a Thule on the front). Do...
09-26-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,566
Posted By Khb

+1 for the "take the range with large grains of...

+1 for the "take the range with large grains of salt". However, different boost algorithms and different motors can certainly result in different ranges. Also, the ability of the rider doing the...
09-26-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By Khb

"People on the bike pane won't get used to your...

"People on the bike pane won't get used to your silent rocket ebike. "

Bulldinkies. Observe the speed (posted is probably 15mph; folks on road bikes (around here at least) typically do 20 on the...
09-18-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,835
Posted By Khb

When I started, I had only a 7 mile 1-way...

When I started, I had only a 7 mile 1-way commute, but it was quite hilly and I have fairly extensive knee damage dating back to college. In addition, I had family commitments, so adding a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,186
Posted By Khb

Apple's airpods automatically switch from stereo...

Apple's airpods automatically switch from stereo to mixing the two channels to mono based on whether you have one or two pods in your ears. I find one pod (since I'm US based, usually the right) lets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Khb

Personally I like the MKS quick detachable...

Personally I like the MKS quick detachable pedals. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQ44JG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
08-28-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Khb

Living next to Denver, we don't get a large...

Living next to Denver, we don't get a large amount of snow (but when it does, most of the cities plow the snow directly into the bike lane ... where it melts ... and then refreezes every night for a...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By Khb

Love panniers, have at least 4 sets (ortlieb,...

Love panniers, have at least 4 sets (ortlieb, thule, bit of arkel, timbuk2, axiom) ... but if the ONLY time you need the storage is shopping ... I'd go with baskets or a Burley Travoy.

Of course,...
08-28-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Khb

Yes, it only takes a little "black ice" to put a...

Yes, it only takes a little "black ice" to put a rider out of commission. I commute nearly daily, and the extra cost/slightly degraded ride is well worth it for me.
08-28-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,110
Posted By Khb

An ebike and a trailer is also a fine way to go...

An ebike and a trailer is also a fine way to go (could be one of the shorter length cargo bikes, like a Tern GSD or just a regular ebike). I've been very happy with my Stromer. Admittedly, I didn't...
08-28-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,953
Posted By Khb

Ever tried a recumbent?

Ever tried a recumbent?
08-27-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,696
Posted By Khb

Long and interesting thread. Like many others, my...

Long and interesting thread. Like many others, my position is that we don't need a law ... but I almost always ride with a helmet (decades of motorcycling and bicycling). One thing I don't recall...
08-24-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,310
Posted By Khb

Travoy clips

Burley's price for clips seems a bit high. Anyone know what this kind of clip is generally called and where they might be sourced?...
08-24-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,950
Posted By Khb

Before I got married, my one time manager gave me...

Before I got married, my one time manager gave me some good advice. She said, whenever you want something expensive ... ask yourself can you buy 2. I said why? She said you want X, your wife to be...
08-22-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,622
Posted By Khb

It doesn't have much in the way of padding, but...

It doesn't have much in the way of padding, but https://www.axiomgear.com/products/bags/handlebar-bags/seymour-oceanweave-handlebar-p7/ it's very big, so there'd be ample space for some foam if you...
08-21-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,935
Posted By Khb

Good points about "nothing is best" and etc....

Good points about "nothing is best" and etc. elided.

If we agree on a goal, there may be something which is optimal.

I suggest the appropriate goal is to replace the maximum number of...
08-21-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By Khb

A few years back an ebike shop opened up and I...

A few years back an ebike shop opened up and I turned up on opening day. They let me ride a dozen or so bikes from a wide variety of manufacturers. The one that felt the best *to me* was Stromer. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,520
Posted By Khb

On MUPs I just use my voice (mostly), if I really...

On MUPs I just use my voice (mostly), if I really need attention (or to chase geese) I've got https://orpland.com which is louder than a bell but not enough for the cars/trucks in intersections. For...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
Posted By Khb

I second the suggestion about an ebike. That...

I second the suggestion about an ebike. That makes it doable on a daily basis. Invest in a second charger and charge at the office.
08-21-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Khb

Great work!

Great work!
08-17-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Khb

Sorry for the double post! I didn't see the...

Sorry for the double post! I didn't see the replies and thought I'd neglected to confirm the post.
08-17-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Khb

Side/kick stand for early 2000's Gary Fisher?

There appear to be a couple of mount points on the rear (if not for this, what were they intended for?). However, I've only seen center mount and "clamp style" mounts for the rear ... any vendors or...
08-16-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,328
Posted By Khb

Kickstand for early 2000's Gary fisher

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1379/img_4009_699a9b19e396c3909d84121a45de267f70001ae8.jpg...
08-09-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By Khb

Kudos Rock!

Kudos Rock!
08-08-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By Khb

Well, either I misunderstand 1x or cross...

Well, either I misunderstand 1x or cross chaining. With one sprocket in the front, and a bunch in the rear (my understanding of 1x) I don't see how there's any cross chaining.

SRAM and Shimano...
08-08-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By Khb

I wouldn't say 1x isn't entirely a gimmick. If...

I wouldn't say 1x isn't entirely a gimmick. If one wants to avoid "cross chaining", the usability of several gears with a traditional front derailleur setup is compromised. With the 1x drivetrains,...
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