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07-15-19, 05:38 PM
07-14-19, 07:11 AM
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Posted By BigAura

I have not modified my point of view at all. ...

I have not modified my point of view at all.

Here are my points as they have always been and continue to be.

1. eBikes ARE NOT bicycles (whether they have a throttle or not) and should be...
07-13-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By BigAura

Most recreational non-motorized riders crank 150...

Most recreational non-motorized riders crank 150 watts. Legal eBikes motors can produce up to 750watts (ONE HORSEPOWER). So potentially a lot more than 300%.

eBikes aren't in the same power-class...
07-13-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By BigAura

No they don't. With geared bikes you have to...

No they don't. With geared bikes you have to sacrifice speed/distance for the ease-of-effort. You don't get energy for free. Any no-motor geared-bike is 100% human powered --> no matter what the...
07-11-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By fishboat

All this would be great fodder for the e-bike...

All this would be great fodder for the e-bike forum.

Sadly it continually floats to the top of another forum..why..well..if it were on the e-bike forum it would have a brief lifespan..and folks...
07-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By drpaddle

[QUOTE=mpetry912;21019983]It's not Eroica rules...

[QUOTE=mpetry912;21019983]It's not Eroica rules by any stretch. Also they are doing the middle fork ride which is a pretty idyllic ride. See pic

Even Eroica rules at least in the US are not that...
07-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By Biker395

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do...

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do some riding in Europe this year, and by the wonder of e-bikes, my SO might actually go along and ride with me. :thumb:

But the analogies offered...
07-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By jskash

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

Good article from bicycling.com on cycling and aging....
07-05-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By bikemig

Buy first, sell later!

Buy first, sell later!
07-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Shwinn Paramount

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Saw a nifty blue Paramount going for $165 today in Carlsbad....
07-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an...

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an electric motor. I have done my research and my next modification after wearing out my 6800 50/34, 11-28 gearing is to have a more climbing friendly...
07-04-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By big john

Let me just say that I am not a "naysayer" and I...

Let me just say that I am not a "naysayer" and I have nothing against e-assist or e-whatever as long as the rider is not a menace to others. Some of the analogies used here are dubious, however.

I...
07-03-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,153
Posted By fietsbob

C 15 will be nice.. Riding it in your wet ...

C 15 will be nice.. Riding it in your wet swimming shorts for the bike part of the triathlon wont damage it ..
07-03-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By Climb14er

Sorry to bust the marketing of E Bikes but at...

Sorry to bust the marketing of E Bikes but at sixty six plus, riding for so many years and climbing the high peaks for almost fifty years, I'm not going to buy an E Bike! I've got motorcycles for...
07-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,903,272
Posted By rustystrings61

Older 24-in wheel Trek 800 built up with MicroNEW...

Older 24-in wheel Trek 800 built up with MicroNEW 3x7 brifters for my 12 year old son.
...
07-03-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,153
Posted By ThermionicScott

Like this one? :innocent: ...

Like this one? :innocent:

https://i.imgur.com/UfN2M4Y.jpg
06-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,091
Posted By tyrion

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1308/2341/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1308/2341/products/3_web_1024x1024.jpg
06-29-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By dweenk

Call me lazy, but if the BB spins fine - I would...

Call me lazy, but if the BB spins fine - I would wait until it doesn't. Fix what needs fixing.
06-27-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By jackbombay

And a motor makes it so that any...

And a motor makes it so that any inexperienced/incompetent rider can ride "dangerous and too fast". Where you really have to try hard and train regularly to ride a non motorized bicycle too fast, and...
06-27-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By conspiratemus1

Exactly. People use these motorized toys on MUPs...

Exactly. People use these motorized toys on MUPs just because they know they'd get run over on the road by cars.
06-27-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By NVanHiker

Not in my future only because I ride solo and...

Not in my future only because I ride solo and don't have to keep up with anyone. I'm 72, bypass surgery, mild COPD etc. etc. but I commute and tour. I occasionally ditch my ego and push the damn bike...
06-27-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By madpogue

People may not need "validation", but to use...

People may not need "validation", but to use motorized means on infrastructure meant for non-motorized use, they do need authorization. MUPs were indeed designed, built and intended for use by...
06-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By smontanaro

Stainless Steel M4 14mm screw and nut

I needed some screws and nuts for pump clips. The hardware store didn't have what I needed, so I ordered 100 SS 14mm long M4 slotted screws and accompanying 7mm SS nuts from McMaster Carr. I needed a...
06-25-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By 2cam16

Awaiting your pick-up and rebuild. ;)

Awaiting your pick-up and rebuild. ;)
06-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ex Pres

And no one asked to see the rest of the frame?

And no one asked to see the rest of the frame?
06-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,141
Posted By horatio

Riding slow is not easy! Spent an hour today...

Riding slow is not easy! Spent an hour today pursuing "active recovery" with the power meter. Every little tilt of the road caused the power to jump! I spent a lot of time in the 34x26 gearing,...
06-22-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By jackbombay

Exactly. I don't care that you actuate the...

Exactly.

I don't care that you actuate the motor with the pedals, that's irrelevant, it's the fact that it has a motor that is relevant, not how the motor is actuated.
06-22-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By Reynolds

No hate on e-bikes here. I just don't consider...

No hate on e-bikes here. I just don't consider them bicycles, that's all.
06-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By jackbombay

I want to build a pedal assist bike with a 2...

I want to build a pedal assist bike with a 2 stroke motor, just to push the point that pedal assist IS motorized.

It'd be rather easy to build, something that drags on the BB spindle pulls the...
06-21-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By Reynolds

And to think I was angry with my washing machine...

And to think I was angry with my washing machine stupid error codes... now on bicycles?
Oh wait, it wasn't a bicycle!
06-21-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,545
Posted By noglider

My main errand/commuter/fun bike needs a new rear...

My main errand/commuter/fun bike needs a new rear rim, so until I take care of that, I'm riding my track racing bike. I had forgotten how much fun it is.

It's a 1971 Raleigh Professional Track...
06-21-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm not against new technology and I understand...

I'm not against new technology and I understand how pedal assist works. What I am against is defining an e-bike as a bicycle. When you add a motor, it fundamentally changes the concept. It doesn't...
06-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By mechanicmatt

Error Code 16 = "pedal"

Error Code 16 = "pedal"
06-21-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,141
Posted By horatio

Digging into the Friel book now. He's big on...

Digging into the Friel book now. He's big on using FTP for measuring fitness and training. According to his FTP "estimate" guide, mine should be just below 300W! Hah! I haven't found a local route...
06-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: Why does no one understand that e-bikes...

:lol: Why does no one understand that e-bikes aren't bikes they are mopeds.

Another way to answer it:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"...
06-20-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tell him to turn it off and on again, might buy...

Tell him to turn it off and on again, might buy you some time to look it up. ;)
06-20-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By texaspandj

Possibly a lateral move, HOWEVER, if it came...

Possibly a lateral move,
HOWEVER, if it came with Shimano's equivalent to that (105), you wouldn't have to change a thing. :innocent:
06-20-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By shelbyfv

The reason folks aren't buying your...

The reason folks aren't buying your argument/position/theory is that you are including two very different things in your use of the term "assistance." As Biker395 has made clear, a rider powered...
06-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,034
Posted By bruce19

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The...

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The day I can't ride a bike (hope that never comes) I will be on my Ducati a lot more.
06-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,405
Posted By non-fixie

Well, I guess I don't

Today a coworker came up to me:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"
Coworker: "What does error code 16 mean?"
Me: "......."

:o
06-19-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By robertj298

You are correct

You are correct
06-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,141
Posted By horatio

Update: found a used set of Garmin Vector 2S...

Update: found a used set of Garmin Vector 2S pedals for a good price. Planning my baseline tests now. Updates to follow (for anyone interested! :roflmao:)
06-18-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,381
Posted By bogydave

Fishing with bike

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Using my bike to get to river to fish,
Russian...
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Views: 654
Posted By juvela

----- very nice respray! :) 105bis...

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very nice respray! :)

105bis chainwheels also non-stock

they were not created until 1977

potential spacing problem as teeth cut from both sides of stock, unlike the 93 c/w's which...
06-15-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,870
Posted By Bogester

Greetings ...new to the Ironman club. I picked...

Greetings ...new to the Ironman club. I picked up this beauty off the sales section and it was better than expected. Excellent condition and upgraded with Dura Ace parts. New...
06-15-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,870
Posted By markwesti

It's just a ascetic thing to me rc . Nothing to...

It's just a ascetic thing to me rc . Nothing to do with weight loss , If anything needs to loose weight it's me . Classtime , I did that once back in the 70's to a POS Gitane I had . But now that...
06-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,869
Posted By gesta

Last weekend I finished 600km brevet with my...

Last weekend I finished 600km brevet with my Carbolite 103 -tubed PH8M bike, no bad feeligs towards the frame. 22.5h ride time and 34.5 hours from start to finish, so it was not even close being the...
06-14-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,870
Posted By phtomita

Got the SL-6400 Tuesday, but only installed today...

Got the SL-6400 Tuesday, but only installed today after work. Works great and now have a silver fd shifter with a charcoal rd shifter :D
The brake lever hoods are much more whiter after cleaning up...
06-14-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,870
Posted By texaspandj

Dude, you gotta start somewhere. Might as well be...

Dude, you gotta start somewhere. Might as well be the best year of their Ironman lineup.
06-13-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,789
Posted By FiftySix

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt...

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt great. Excellent. :)
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