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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By linberl

Check out Thor's garage sale - it changes...

Check out Thor's garage sale - it changes frequently and he often has some fast stuff at great prices. Garage Sale (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/oneoff.htm)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 259,663
Posted By linberl

TWO Bikertons, yup 2 of them. Look nearly new. ...

TWO Bikertons, yup 2 of them. Look nearly new. $100 for the pair.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/d/san-francisco-matching-pair-vintage/6957353608.html
08-12-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By linberl

You might want to check out my thread on the...

You might want to check out my thread on the OneMotor system. for road bikes or light bikes, it's a no brainer imo. max weight for the biggest battery system is 6.5lbs inclusive, so you're not...
08-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

Some good tips there, thanks. I never feel pain...

Some good tips there, thanks. I never feel pain while I'm actually riding, I kind of wish I did as it would signal me to change up. My osteo kicks in late at night in bed when I'm trying to sleep...
08-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

Yesterday I was feeling super fit after pushing...

Yesterday I was feeling super fit after pushing so hard on my bike with the motor, so I went out "analog" and rode in a higher gear. Well, last night I couldn't sleep because my knee hurt so bad and...
08-11-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

Read the article i posted - his experience is...

Read the article i posted - his experience is that he is getting essentially the same exercise analog and digital. And yesterday my experience was that I actually got more exercise than analog. The...
08-11-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

This guy explains it way better than I can - it...

This guy explains it way better than I can - it is what you do with your e-bike that matters. https://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-cheating/
Riding yesterday was really a revelation for me....
08-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

It all depends on the e-bike. My bike with...

It all depends on the e-bike. My bike with battery and motor is 23.5 lbs. That's a Bike Friday with a OneMotor kit. The bike is barely 19 lbs when I remove the kit (which I do when I carry the bike...
08-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By linberl

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I...

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I rode today with my adult son, PAS at a very low level, stepped my gearing up two cogs from my normal analog setting, and kept my usual cadence. It was a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By linberl

My bike friday pakit with onemotor system is...

My bike friday pakit with onemotor system is 23.5lbs. I completely understand how you feel - the point of a folder is the ability to fold and carry or lift it. I see 40-50-and even 60lb folding...
08-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By linberl

Taking the motor out tomorrow for a 33 mile ride...

Taking the motor out tomorrow for a 33 mile ride with my adult son; he's thrilled that "moms" will be more able to keep up with him and he won't have to wait for me to catch up all the time. He paces...
08-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By linberl

Perfect solution to a road bike is what I own,...

Perfect solution to a road bike is what I own, the OneMotor retrofit unit. Either 4.5 or 6.5 lbs inclusive depending on the battery. And you can lock up your bike and fully remove the more expensive...
08-06-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,914
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 375,630
Posted By linberl

Does it matter if everyone passes you? I've...

Does it matter if everyone passes you? I've noticed on rides with my 31 year old son that he doesn't really "see" things as he rides because he's focused on speed. You can miss a lot if you don't...
08-05-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By linberl

Excited to hear that 1M is going to be getting a...

Excited to hear that 1M is going to be getting a unit off to EBR for a review in the next several weeks. Also, they are looking into a color 3D printer, so their mounts can match your bike! Sweet...
08-04-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,839
Posted By linberl

So what's the best way to maintain a lithium...

So what's the best way to maintain a lithium battery when you only use it maybe once a week? Just leave it at half charge?
08-03-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By linberl

So there are 3 models, basically, with 20"...

So there are 3 models, basically, with 20" wheels. The New World Tourist (a great touring and around town bike). The Pocket Llama (off road capability). And the Pocket Rocket/Super Pro model (roadie...
08-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By linberl

You can have them build a full bike up, and they...

You can have them build a full bike up, and they ship so all you have to do is add the front wheel (included) and put on the seat post and pump the tires. Or, you can buy a frame and build up...
08-03-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By linberl

With your 3k budget, you should consider Bike...

With your 3k budget, you should consider Bike Friday. They will custom build to fit you perfectly. If you contact them, they can put you in touch with a local owner for a test ride (if there is no...
08-03-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By linberl

Well, Jeff is working on software upgrades now....

Well, Jeff is working on software upgrades now. The most recent is Manual Mode. [QUOTE]
Manual Tighten Control mode. Basically, it’ll be a five position selector (Auto, Low, Med, High, Max) that...
08-03-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By linberl

It's relatively easy to put a kit on a 20" bike. ...

It's relatively easy to put a kit on a 20" bike. Maybe find one you like and do that. I use a Dahon Mu Uno with a motor and it's light and I love it. Bike Friday has 20" e-bike options. check with...
08-02-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,914
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 375,630
Posted By linberl

Another 1949'er here, lol. I just recently...

Another 1949'er here, lol. I just recently picked up a OneMotor friction drive for my bike because certain ascents were making my knee hurt so bad I'd be off the bike for a few days after. The...
08-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,949
Posted By linberl

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1 mile to Trader Joe. 3 miles to Costco. 1.6 miles to the produce market/butcher....
07-30-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By linberl

Lol, I live in earthquake country (SF Bay Area)...

Lol, I live in earthquake country (SF Bay Area) and a big quake could make my area unlivable for a while. I'm not worried about Mad Max apocalyptic nuclear winter etc or getting to some tiny shack...
07-29-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By linberl

Others may disagree but I consider the Tesla sort...

Others may disagree but I consider the Tesla sort of a fancy electric bike with seats, lol, so you're okay with me.
07-29-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By linberl

Wouldn't it be easier to just unclip the light?

Wouldn't it be easier to just unclip the light?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By linberl

...because you want it or because you can't...

...because you want it or because you can't understand why they are selling it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By linberl

If you don't have an REI credit card, then you...

If you don't have an REI credit card, then you can take advantage of their promotion and get a $100 REI gift card when approved. Add that to your rebate and the 5% end of year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By linberl

The Brommie titanium seat post might give...

The Brommie titanium seat post might give different results, but I've found on my pakiT that the t post reduce larger shocks more than road buzz. Perhaps the combo of that with a cambium might work...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By linberl

There's a Xootr Swift on SF Craigslist right now...

There's a Xootr Swift on SF Craigslist right now for $295. Would be a great choice!
07-26-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By linberl

Lol, that sounds crazy fast! I think a 1Motor...

Lol, that sounds crazy fast! I think a 1Motor with a rear hub would work great, but that's for someone else to do. I am no speeder. Even with my motor, I rarely exceed 16mph. Maybe a little more if...
07-26-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By linberl

Haha. Wouldn't you need to have them in sync or...

Haha. Wouldn't you need to have them in sync or something? It's working great so far, i've hardly tapped the capability. My son said he'd come by eventually and take it for a "hard" ride and push...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By linberl

Maybe not - "a lot of the road buzz that was...

Maybe not - "a lot of the road buzz that was registering on my rear end - my bike has the firm suspension block."
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By linberl

Can't speak to Brompton titanium saddle post but...

Can't speak to Brompton titanium saddle post but it made a big difference on my Bike Friday pakiT. Absorbs bigger bumps even better than little ones. Enough difference that I went and installed the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 259,663
Posted By linberl

Xootr Swift, not often available. Price just came...

Xootr Swift, not often available. Price just came down to $295, could easily bargain lower. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/d/7-speeds-xootr-swift-folding-bike/6939231762.html
07-24-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By linberl

E-bikes & disaster plans

I just realized my OneMotor battery with the usb port will charge my iphone multiple times in a power outage/earthquake/disaster scenario. That got me thinking about how e-bikes can be used it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By linberl

Sounds to me like you might want something in...

Sounds to me like you might want something in writing from the shop confirming exactly what you have ordered and expect. Just in case...
They should be able to print out whatever they sent thru to...
07-23-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,892
Posted By linberl

An e-bike is a tool just like any other....

An e-bike is a tool just like any other. Sometimes it's the best tool for the job. I ride my bike without motor every day for exercise on a measured distance ride. I also use my bike(s) as a car,...
07-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,174
Posted By linberl

Ca. defines class 1 use as pedal assist or...

Ca. defines class 1 use as pedal assist or throttle up to 20mph. However, many paths have speed limits of 15mph. Call and report speeders! There will be a subset of ebike users who are careless and...
07-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,525
Posted By linberl

I use one. At first, it made me feel cross-eyed,...

I use one. At first, it made me feel cross-eyed, lol. I made myself focus by looking at the color of the second car behind me. Once I started to try to focus on something further back, my "focus" on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By linberl

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have recently discovered (out of necessity) that my...
07-19-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
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: 25
Views: 3,330
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,187
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
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: 103
Views: 8,814
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: 274
Views: 27,128
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: 25
Views: 3,336
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: 13
Views: 1,602
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: 7
Views: 1,589
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: 274
Views: 27,128
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.
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