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Forum: Commuting
10-10-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By BobbyG

Beautiful Fall Commute...

Colorado Springs is a nice town to bike commute in.

https://youtu.be/FY0V2kRvQQE
09-10-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Sy Reene

maybe something simple.. been around for decades?...

maybe something simple.. been around for decades?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/product_image_1406271942_grande_0836b963772f8a2d98e0f9f4f9c8c4afe5dd43e8.jpg
08-12-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By xyz

Does this mean you ride on ice? When I lived...

Does this mean you ride on ice?

When I lived in LA, whenever it was going to hit 50 degrees the news channels would go beezerk with ads calling it a 'blast of winter'. And everyone would be...
08-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By dabac

I don’t do ”winter cycling”. I merely commute...

I don’t do ”winter cycling”.
I merely commute year round where winter is a season to be noticed.
07-28-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By jack pot

> if you want a bullet proof little ride a honda...

> if you want a bullet proof little ride a honda RUCKUS can be had for less than any good Ebike ... it's got range & reliability & PARTS/SERVICE > used ones go for $1-2K
...
07-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By cooker

You should also review local regulation/laws...

You should also review local regulation/laws surrounding ebikes and see if there are any special rules and restrictions around where you can go or how you can use that bike compared to a non-powered...
06-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By FiftySix

My local Dominos Pizza had at least a pair of the...

My local Dominos Pizza had at least a pair of the Rad Power electric bikes for delivery purposes this past Spring of 2020. It seems they were only used for a few months, now all the deliveries are...
06-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Witterings

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as...

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as well.
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By datlas

The OP has not answered my question about how...

The OP has not answered my question about how he/she defines worn chain.

I wonder if the LBS said it was worn.

Bueller??
06-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By datlas

1% is definitely worn, so 0.125 inch = 1/8 inch. ...

1% is definitely worn, so 0.125 inch = 1/8 inch.

Some like to replace at 0.5% which is 1/16 inch.

I split the difference and change at around 0.75%.
06-25-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By GlennR

I change the Sram Red chain every 3000 miles. I...

I change the Sram Red chain every 3000 miles. I still have my original chainrings and cassette with 24,000, Chains are cheap enough.
06-25-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Pop N Wood

When I used to keep track 3500 miles was common...

When I used to keep track 3500 miles was common for a chain. i do reasonably well with chain maintenance.

Cassettes last a lot longer if you don't ride with a worn out chain. I have worn...
06-25-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By pullings

2K at best for entry-level SRAM chain..... ...

2K at best for entry-level SRAM chain.....
Front chainring (1X setup)....5K miles? Always in same ring....and has pretty bad crosschaining wear too. I expect a 2X setup will go twice that?
Rear...
06-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By John_V

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my...

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my 10 and 11 speed drive trains. I used various brands of high end chains to see which one gave me the best life and they all were about the same. After...
06-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By pdlamb

All you can really do is check the chain...

All you can really do is check the chain periodically with a ruler.

I normally count on wearing a chain out every 2,000 miles or so. I just checked the other day, and my 2,000 mile old chain is...
06-25-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed...

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed chains which I replace due to degraded front shifting from increased side plate wear causing flexibility. At that point they've only elongated 1/32" over...
06-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By xroadcharlie

Me too. I don't get it! I put on 8,000 miles...

Me too. I don't get it!

I put on 8,000 miles between 2 cheap derailleur type drivetrains and never changed a chain or sprockets with minimal maintenance. Both worked fine when I gave them away. I...
06-25-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

OP needs to provide more info: -What sort of...

OP needs to provide more info:
-What sort of drivetrain? 11sp doesn't last as long as 7sp.
-Ridden in which sort of conditions? Riding in mud and dirt may shorten life of chains and cassettes by...
06-25-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^FIFY Avoid cross chaining - avoid big...

^^^^^^FIFY
Avoid cross chaining - avoid big ring in front, big in back or small ring in front, small cog in back combos. The straighter the chain stays from chain ring to cassette the longer it will...
06-25-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By jpescatore

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my...

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my experience, unless you are constantly riding in dirt/grit and never cleaning it off! I normally closer to 3,000 miles on my road bike, longer on my...
06-25-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By datlas

Define “need new chain.” I get 3000...

Define “need new chain.”

I get 3000 miles/chain with not much maintenance, replace when elongated by 0.75% or so. Cassettes last longer, around 10K miles.
06-25-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Witterings

Where are you riding ... is it dusty, gritty,...

Where are you riding ... is it dusty, gritty, sandy, muddy ..... I've only just learnt how much crap you can pick up in the summer with too much wet lube it was literally caked on the chain, cassette...
06-25-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By guy153

They usually last a bit longer than that. I get a...

They usually last a bit longer than that. I get a few thousand km out of a chain and a cassette lasts three or four chains or so. I don't do a great deal of maintenance (each chain gets properly...
06-25-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By jgwilliams

There's no straightforward answer to this. My...

There's no straightforward answer to this. My previous regular commute had a Campy 9-speed groupset and I found that the chain lasted me about 10,000 miles. My new commute came with SRAM Force 11...
06-22-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By Katysax

The new Rad looks interesting for a flat commute,...

The new Rad looks interesting for a flat commute, although I don’t like fixing flats on a hub motor bike. It’s a bike you could put on the rack on a bus. And not so super expensive if stolen.
06-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By edwong3

Ah, I see you finally got it. Congratulations! It...

Ah, I see you finally got it. Congratulations! It looks like a winner just telling from the photos. I have seen some of the videos on YouTube and it's very impressive in how it performs. Have a lot...
06-17-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By 350htrr

More like a moped to my thinking.... Though it...

More like a moped to my thinking.... Though it looks like it can be pedalled, but at 100Lbs I would say you would go nowhere without the motor...
06-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,841
Posted By General Geoff

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since...

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since they're effectively mopeds, they should require licensing and registration like mopeds. I would go the other direction, and advocate for mopeds and...
06-04-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By CanyonCooler

E-Bikes are wonderful for getting back into...

E-Bikes are wonderful for getting back into biking. You will probably find you go farther and explore new places than you probably would have if you were depending on your own pedal power. It's...
06-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Riveting

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even...

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even it is busy, and therefore somewhat risky, at times.
05-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By allroader

I've been riding 3 or 4 times a week, mainly...

I've been riding 3 or 4 times a week, mainly local during the weekdays. Montreal is on covid lockdown and slowly opening up every week. Sunday I went on a 40 kms ride, wanted to go for an extra 20...
05-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By edwong3

Yes

It does get me out of the house. Being legally disabled makes it more challenging to move considerable distances (i.e. Over a mile) on my own muscle power, so standard bicycles are not the best...
05-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,250
Posted By edwong3

I disagree...

If you look at their new 2020 models, I would not place them at the entry level category any longer. They are more like mid range. You want to talk entry level then you would look at models from...
05-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By wrecklessness

Thoughts on a RadRunner Plus?

Reviews seem good, but I'm completely new to the e-bikes world! Anyone have any experience with RadPower Bikes?
05-20-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By MarcusT

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never...

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never consider on a normal bike. There are days when I don't feel like riding my regular bike, but I'll take the e-bike, hit some tough trails and I'm back...
05-20-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,704
Posted By Oneder

The 'made in america' stuff really means...

The 'made in america' stuff really means assembled in america. The parts are wholly or partly made in china.
05-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ogsarg

Just out of curiosity, but how long did you...

Just out of curiosity, but how long did you boycott American products after the swine flu epidemic (originated on U.S. Pig farms) of 2009?
05-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,725
Posted By alo

You can build up your fitness again, and it will...

You can build up your fitness again, and it will get easier.
05-04-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,393
Posted By drzdave58

I wouldn’t wait to until ‘I need an...

I wouldn’t wait to until ‘I need an ebike’....they are just too much fun, I built a custom ebike a couple years ago and absolutely have a blast on it. I also have a regular bike that I ride every...
05-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,974
Posted By David Bierbaum

Just this weekend, I got this condition. When I...

Just this weekend, I got this condition. When I put on the sunscreen, I didn't think to put it on the top of my head before going out on a long ride, and now it looks like an airplane used the top...
04-30-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,714
Posted By rossiny

Normal business ?

I have been of the mind frame before this virus , that civilization is going completely crazy. We have an economic system in place that is based on unlimited mass production / mass consumption/ mass...
04-30-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,714
Posted By cooker

I'm actually of the opinion that things will...

I'm actually of the opinion that things will return to previous norms very quickly. As soon as they feel it is safe (which won't take long) people will rush back to theatres and bars and beaches, and...
04-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,758
Posted By Ebiker71

I have an Aventon Pace 500 and my wife has an...

I have an Aventon Pace 500 and my wife has an Aventon Pace 350. Get about 30 miles between charges. I drove the new Aventon Level and love it. I would have gotten the "Level" instead but it was...
04-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,714
Posted By katsup

Cities = more cycling for a purpose (work,...

Cities = more cycling for a purpose (work, groceries, etc...)
Suburban = more cycling for recreation purposes.
04-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By 2old

Don't know where you're located, but in the local...

Don't know where you're located, but in the local Craigslist there are a number of used cruisers (some appear very unused). Might be an option. I have a BD, and it functions well, but the Electra is...
04-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,758
Posted By 2old

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products....

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products. They get heavier as the price diminishes, but the performance (for me) doesn't deteriorate much. I've had XTR which was great, but the Altus on my...
03-31-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By TiHabanero

I know you specified users of belt drive to...

I know you specified users of belt drive to respond, and although I do not use belt drive, I do work on them at the shop, and for the most part they are quite nice and maintenance free. The only...
03-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By randallr

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most...

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most knowledgable shop I've ever done business with.
03-30-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
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...
03-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By JehD

Pretty close if you ask me. ...

Pretty close if you ask me.

https://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cafe-moto-go
...
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