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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By linberl

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I have recently discovered (out of necessity) that my...
07-19-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,819
Posted By linberl

One thing to keep in mind is that anything with...

One thing to keep in mind is that anything with the range you want is going to be heavy as hell, and no way you are going to pedal normally (which you said you wanted the ability to do). Nothing...
07-19-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

Link to another review from another user: ...

Link to another review from another user: https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/my-onemotor-review.28536/
07-19-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

No such label as it is a removable kit, sunshine....

No such label as it is a removable kit, sunshine. And it complies with all regional laws. did you get shown up by someone on an ebike and get your feelings hurt sometime? because for someone who...
07-19-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By linberl

SF has been investing a lot of $ in bike...

SF has been investing a lot of $ in bike infrastructure. There's plenty room for improvement but now there's the wiggle, and some protected bike lanes. Users of the bikeshare tend to be folks on...
07-19-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

The bike goes up to 20 mph if you choose that...

The bike goes up to 20 mph if you choose that setting in the app software. It is made for international regions, and has options to set it at 15, 20, and 28. Since I have mine set at 20mph, it is...
07-19-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

So today I spent some time admiring how Jeff...

So today I spent some time admiring how Jeff enabled software on the controller (and app) that calculates range on the fly. As I was coming down the Bay Trail the wind just came up and about knocked...
07-19-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,984
Posted By linberl

I guess it depends on where you are. The main...

I guess it depends on where you are. The main pathway across the East Bay (opposite S.F.) is the Ohlone Greenway. There are stops signs at nearly every intersection it passes (not that most...
07-19-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

In California, it is illegal to ride a motorized...

In California, it is illegal to ride a motorized bike that can go faster than 20mph on a pathway. Most fit riders can go that fast without motors so that is a non-issue. As to experience, I'd be...
07-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By linberl

Have someone follow you from behind while you...

Have someone follow you from behind while you ride. If it switches from one knee to the other, it very well could be you have a dominant side causing minor leg length variations. This is very...
07-18-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By linberl

My suggestion is try it yourself. If you find...

My suggestion is try it yourself. If you find after getting used to your settings that you are having problems, THEN consider paying for a bike fit. Worst case is you will be more informed and more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By linberl

Since you're familiar with California locations,...

Since you're familiar with California locations, I'll answer with that. I wouldn't try to ride Mt. Diablo with either an 8 or 9 speed. However, it totally depends on your physical condition and what...
07-16-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Hardly making things up....you did not qualify...

Hardly making things up....you did not qualify your comment to just those bikes you rode. Sounds like you rode some really crappy ebikes. whatever.
07-16-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

So a "few" makes you an expert? Have you ridden...

So a "few" makes you an expert? Have you ridden a Stromer? Van Moof? Or a small friction drive? Not all ebikes rides the same, not even close. You're making these grand generalizations on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By linberl

I have 45+ years in customer service management -...

I have 45+ years in customer service management - in every instance where we made a misrepresentation to a customer, we made some attempt to correct it. If we could not correct it after the fact,...
07-16-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

You just like to try to create arguments, don't...

You just like to try to create arguments, don't you? IF the throttle is on the bike (which it only is for use on the roadways, not on the pathways) then I can use it to clear an intersection if...
07-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

No, you specifically said "how the pedal assist...

No, you specifically said "how the pedal assist switching system" works. You did not say "one type". It was at best a massive generalization. And torque sensors are on the higher end e-bikes and...
07-16-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

My system does not even supply power until I have...

My system does not even supply power until I have completed a couple revolutions of the pedal. It also has a throttle (which I don't use unless I'm about to be hit by a car) and it kicks in...
07-16-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

How is a torque sensor a red herring? Most...

How is a torque sensor a red herring? Most quality e-bikes have them.
07-16-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Semantics. Ride on the road and tell a cop you...

Semantics. Ride on the road and tell a cop you aren't subject to the vehicle code, lol. Where you ride matters more than what you ride.
07-16-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

No more than when I ride with a motor, same...

No more than when I ride with a motor, same cadence, same distance.
07-16-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

ARTICLE 4. Operation of Bicycles [21200 - 21213] ...

ARTICLE 4. Operation of Bicycles [21200 - 21213] ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 479. )

21200. (a) (1) A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights...
07-16-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Cadence sensors provide more power the faster you...

Cadence sensors provide more power the faster you spin; no different than riding a regular bike. I don't apply any force when I ride my bike without the motor - I use a high cadence to propel myself...
07-16-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Glad I live in California, as class 1 does not...

Glad I live in California, as class 1 does not make them faster than a human powered rider and requires pedaling, and it makes sense. I completely support class 1 being defined as bicycles. Any bike...
07-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By linberl

I was having a toe clenching issue (to the point...

I was having a toe clenching issue (to the point of getting cramps) and I was thinking I needed different pedals until I read something somewhere which made all the difference...ymmv. someone posted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By linberl

In terms of resale, does the age of a bike affect...

In terms of resale, does the age of a bike affect value? Just as cars depreciate with time, I would expect this 2014 bike to sell for less than a 2016. Seems to me the dealer should offer some sort...
07-15-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,122
Posted By linberl

Five months now since I sold my car. Man, I do...

Five months now since I sold my car. Man, I do NOT miss it at all. Was just a freakin albatross around my neck (financially) for very little benefit. I have picked up a small electric friction drive...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By linberl

You just have to get creative with things they...

You just have to get creative with things they censor. I can't use the actual name of my bike, a p@k1t, here without it being bleeped. Find a creative way to spell it out...
07-15-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

A pic of my "1M cargo bike"....a Dahon Mu Uno...

A pic of my "1M cargo bike"....a Dahon Mu Uno with motor. Battery is in the rack bag. To shop, I retract the cable and put the little motor in the bag with the battery, then clip the bag to the top...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By linberl

I don't know about availability where you are but...

I don't know about availability where you are but the Bike Friday pocket llama folds well enough for your needs, and people ride them over the Alps. They are steel so repairing can be done anywhere,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By linberl

There's nothing like having your own bike which...

There's nothing like having your own bike which you know fits you like a glove. I've had some awful rental bikes in years past. I'm a hard fit anyway, but it really makes adventures special when...
07-14-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

I fail to see what you're talking about - I was...

I fail to see what you're talking about - I was expecting, from your comments to see horrific accidents killing and maiming pedestrians on bikeways. It's a discussion of the mechanics of building a...
07-14-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

A motorbike is not a bicycle - they don't have...

A motorbike is not a bicycle - they don't have pedals and cannot be combined with human effort to propel them.

No I don't understand where you are coming from because I see no need to give up...
07-14-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

1M has a lot of functionality - I had a tiny...

1M has a lot of functionality - I had a tiny cheat sheet taped to the battery for a few days as I learned the combinations, lol. It's actually very easy and natural once you do it a few times. Turn...
07-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Part of the problem I think is that people assume...

Part of the problem I think is that people assume if you have an ebike (or add a motor as I did) you ride motorized all the time. That's not true. I rode 12.4 miles today, only 2 miles with the motor...
07-14-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

So tell us...when the day comes (and it will)...

So tell us...when the day comes (and it will) that you can't ride anymore, or ride where you want or as much as you want, will you just give up? Will you let go something that has been an important...
07-14-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

I'll be removing the front bracket and putting my...

I'll be removing the front bracket and putting my Shimano 105 brake back on today =)....
07-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

I deleted my initial response to you because I...

I deleted my initial response to you because I thought about this while out walking the dog. What if e-bike purchasers were required to attend and pass a skills class? would you then have issues...
07-14-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

You must magically think that e-bike riders all...

You must magically think that e-bike riders all just got up off their sofas and went out to buy ebikes suddenly. You're wrong. Many e-bike riders are cyclists, who rode regularly bikes and acquired...
07-13-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

If being clueless was a reason to keep people off...

If being clueless was a reason to keep people off bike paths, no one would be allowed to ride. Please, tell me how much force is there when my son rides at 24mph unassisted? Is it more than someone...
07-13-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Speed is speed. If a human can go 24mph...

Speed is speed. If a human can go 24mph unassisted (my son does it all the time) then why does it matter if an e-bike can go 15 or 20mph assisted? It isn't whether it has a motor or not that is the...
07-13-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

My ebike motor can put out 750w, too. But I've...

My ebike motor can put out 750w, too. But I've only gone over 15mph one time, when I first got it to try it out. Cars can go 120+mph so should we ban them because some people might use them...
07-13-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 22,248
Posted By linberl

Frankly I don't think people assessed it all that...

Frankly I don't think people assessed it all that much, people just don't like change. But in any case - even if the motor IS boosting human effort (to varying degrees, not 300%) so what? I don't...
07-11-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By linberl

I sold my ebike on CL a long time ago. Take the...

I sold my ebike on CL a long time ago. Take the time to write a good ad, with lots of detail, photos, and links to info on the bike. Be clear about your charging technique and how many cycles your...
07-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By linberl

Who said they are riding wet muddy paths? I live...

Who said they are riding wet muddy paths? I live where the weather is GOOD, lol. But, in any case, the system I bought has user replaceable belts designed specifically for dry/normal or wet (more...
07-10-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By linberl

I'm hardly an expert, but I think it depends on...

I'm hardly an expert, but I think it depends on what you want and how you want to use it. I know mid-drives are great for folks who climbs lots of hills. Hub motors aren't as good on hills but are...
07-10-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By linberl

I've been getting better at my technique, lol. So...

I've been getting better at my technique, lol. So here's an example of a ride today that sounds like your kind of ride....I went out for a second ride because it was a lovely evening, did 6 miles,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 207,048
Posted By linberl

My Bike Friday pakiT, dressed up with my new...

My Bike Friday pakiT, dressed up with my new OneMotor electric drive, on a water pitstop during our evening ride along the Bay.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By linberl

Well, he's got the receipt so it's not stolen =)....

Well, he's got the receipt so it's not stolen =). Check the age and condition, but honestly, I often see bikes underpriced in Cupertino on CL. Less competition for folders than in the City.
07-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By linberl

I'm not one of those people who just wants to go...

I'm not one of those people who just wants to go super fast all the time. I just want some assist. Basically, I use the 1M to put in the same effort as when I don't have a motor (by pushing a higher...
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