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07-14-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By landobart

Second craigslist. That's where to go for sub...

Second craigslist. That's where to go for sub $500 bikes.
07-09-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By restlessswind

Most of the cheap internet order bikes are hub...

Most of the cheap internet order bikes are hub drive. The quality varies. Some hub motor bikes are very expensive too.
I think the lower end, lighter mid-drive bikes feel the most like a...
07-08-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By restlessswind

Look on Craigslist first. Used women's cruisers...

Look on Craigslist first. Used women's cruisers are abundant and cheap, (and often very clean). Look for an Electra or Sun.. They are built with better materials than neo-schwinn
With handbrakes,...
07-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By restlessswind

try radpower bikes

try radpower bikes
07-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By restlessswind

Check out www.theelectricbikecompany.com and...

Check out www.theelectricbikecompany.com and check out www.electricbikereview.com for a starting point
06-22-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By DGindy

New bike recommendation

64 retired in good health (some knee/back pain) looking for hybrid for exercise, fun riding in the neighborhood and light trails.Have narrowed to: Sixthreezero Body Ease or Giant Cypress DX. Both...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,604
Posted By Darth Lefty

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making...

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making yourself into a swamp cooler...
06-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By fietsbob

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service,...

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service, mechanical skills and knowledge..

you need tools to remove what you have, and different to put on the r eplacement....


ready ro spend over $200 on...
06-10-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By speedy25

You are right about the TranzX motor on the...

You are right about the TranzX motor on the Retroglide 2old. They are a good motor. I was going to recommend the IZip Dash for a commuter bike, but he already found a screaming deal.

-SP
06-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By 2old

Great price on the Raleigh; interesting to see...

Great price on the Raleigh; interesting to see how you like it long term since it has the TransX motor AFAIK.
06-04-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,530
Posted By Sojodave

Three years ago, I was diagnosed as a type 2...

Three years ago, I was diagnosed as a type 2 Diabetic. I had an A1C of 8.9 and I weighed 250. I went low carb/high fat and took up cycling. I lost 50 lbs, and my last A1C was 4.7. I ride...
06-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By larrynove

If you are going to climb uphills I advice you to...

If you are going to climb uphills I advice you to go for a mid drive motor electric bike. I owned a hub motor and they are fun on flat surfaces but not so much when it comes to climb.
Also an...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know about cutting your commute time by...

I don't know about cutting your commute time by 20 minutes, so don't get discouraged if that doesn't happen entirely. In fact, I've been bike commuting for 27 years and my average speed has dropped...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By illdrag0n

Go hard mate, your body acclimitises to whatever...

Go hard mate, your body acclimitises to whatever you throw yourself at.

I'm 147kg currently and doing 42km a day 2-3 times a week - 21km each way.
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By wphamilton

My advice is build up gradually, but don't sell...

My advice is build up gradually, but don't sell yourself short either. When I got a new commute about 9 years ago, it was 11 miles each way. I'd been riding 2-3 on a short commute, and wasn't sure I...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By guidosan

Just wondering how you get the bike and yourself...

Just wondering how you get the bike and yourself home after work if you commute one way?
I agree with Classtime and try riding on a Saturday (or day off). When I first started to commute in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By parkbrav

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six...

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six weeks last winter. The only plus was that I finished all my cardio by the time I got home and didn't need to work out after!

My suggestion is to...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By Riveting

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern)...

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern) Denver area on the C-470 trail, and it takes me about 1 hour too Unless you have a knee pain or an injury that makes it painful to ride up steep...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By daoswald

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest....

Do the two way once a week, one way the rest. Begin adding two way days as you get comfortable with the initial plan.
06-01-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By 2old

I had a 350w geared motor; slight warning: be...

I had a 350w geared motor; slight warning: be prepared to pedal if there are relatively steep ascents on your route. Haven't tried a 500w direct drive motor, but the DIY 1000w scrambles up hills...
06-01-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By Doc_Wui

A 500W geared motor might be a better fit for...

A 500W geared motor might be a better fit for Denver hills, but if you're happy getting the workout, the Rad direct drive motor should work.
...
05-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By bakerjw

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding...

I'm 55. My first road bike when I started riding seriously about 10 years ago was a Schwinn. It was inexpensive a tad heavy and had a 3x8 drivetrain. I rode at least 15,000 miles on it before...
05-16-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By mconlonx

rideshare -- ebike v. regular?

Whenever I hit a major metro area, I am always interested in and heartened when I see rideshare bikes. Boston is the nearest city to which I travel on any kind of regular basis, and they have their...
05-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By rhenning

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be...

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be a cruiser shop and if you are going to do this yourself take the old wheel into a shop and hope you get what you want. Roger
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,286
Posted By josephjhaney

I tried a frogg toggs setup last year, I'll be...

I tried a frogg toggs setup last year, I'll be using it today, but I'm not very happy with it. I think it holds in too much heat, so I just ordered a showers pass this morning, I'll swing back and...
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By speedy25

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I...

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I have 10 Zuma's I use as rental bikes. they are perfect for an easy to ride ebike that fits most people. If you want something REALLY nice, check out the...
05-04-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By 2old

Electra, division of Trek, has nicely adorned and...

Electra, division of Trek, has nicely adorned and expensive cruisers, so if price is no object, that's what I would choose (although I've seen, but never ridden one). For much less expensive, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,507
Posted By AusTexMurf

A friend of mine has the Axiom Seymour OceanWeave...

A friend of mine has the Axiom Seymour OceanWeave (possibly/marketed as made from recycled fishing nets/ocean debris). Really cool because it doubles as an insulated cooler for lunch or beverages ! ...
10-16-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,920
Posted By wgbatche

I love my Townie 7D. One of the things to...

I love my Townie 7D. One of the things to remember about the pedal forward. The position allows you to push the pedals with resistance against (pulling) on the handle bars. For example, when...
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