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02-21-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By crackerdog

That isn't padding. It is to stop moisture and...

That isn't padding. It is to stop moisture and chaffing. If your seat is too padded that is the problem. IF you sink into the padding on the seat, then you will be carrying weight somewhere other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,267
Posted By crackerdog

When I got my Downtube Mini years ago, the seat...

When I got my Downtube Mini years ago, the seat post bent. I emailed a photo to Yan and he sent me a new one. I put a broomstick in it so it wouldn't bend again. So I wouldn't say he doesn't care...
02-21-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By crackerdog

Look at the brake pads. Do they have gunk on...

Look at the brake pads. Do they have gunk on them? If so, that is the problem. I use red brake pads so I can see the crud. I just went through this with a bike I hadn't ridden for a few months....
02-15-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,430
Posted By crackerdog

Only if the climate changes to a glacial period....

Only if the climate changes to a glacial period. Looks like we are going the opposite direction so, no.
02-15-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By crackerdog

For that low of a budget, I would stick with what...

For that low of a budget, I would stick with what you have and wait until you can afford an upgrade. Getting basically the same level of bike with the only difference being the size of wheels...
04-04-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 33,294
Posted By crackerdog

Our tourist board (the historical society) won't...

Our tourist board (the historical society) won't let anything be installed downtown that doesn't look right (to them). They didn't like bike bars until it was made clear to them that bicycles were...
03-31-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 33,294
Posted By crackerdog

No, I was thinking of a locking system that would...

No, I was thinking of a locking system that would be installed by the city in certain heavily used areas. No need to install your own lock so weight wouldn't matter. If we are going to get people to...
03-30-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 33,294
Posted By crackerdog

Hardest material to cut with metal grinder

Anyone know of a material that can't be easily cut with an angle grinder? I have an idea for a lockable parking space for bicycles but if anything can be cut with an angle grinder in 30 seconds, it...
03-30-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By crackerdog

My property taxes pay for the roads in our town...

My property taxes pay for the roads in our town so everyone pays almost equally. We get less than $180,000 in gas taxes and that gets eaten up pretty quickly when I think of the few times they plow...
03-27-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By crackerdog

I use mine for work and even then if it is windy,...

I use mine for work and even then if it is windy, I wear my hearing protectors over to block the wind noise. They are unusable on a bicycle. I have only tried about three brands but they were all...
03-22-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,158
Posted By crackerdog

Yes, but it is now an Xtracycle.

Yes, but it is now an Xtracycle.
03-22-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By crackerdog

Yes I agree about the trails but the bike sounds...

Yes I agree about the trails but the bike sounds very underpowered for almost everything unless maybe it is geared REALLY low. I am not saying electric bikes with enough power wouldn't be useful...
03-19-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By crackerdog

Don't shift like that. I haven't owned a bike...

Don't shift like that. I haven't owned a bike that would like that. Get your bike tuned up and yes, you can trust it.
03-16-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By crackerdog

Great review, covered most things. Sounds like a...

Great review, covered most things. Sounds like a pretty useless bike. All the trails around here only allow non-motorized traffic anyway.
03-02-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By crackerdog

Yeah, that is the 'roller thingy' I couldn't...

Yeah, that is the 'roller thingy' I couldn't think of the name.
02-17-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By crackerdog

I've run my cable housing from the last cable...

I've run my cable housing from the last cable stop on the chainstay on my '80's mtn bike frame. I also used the roller thingy they provide for that sharp turn at the derailleur.
01-08-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By crackerdog

At least you can eat the berries and they are...

At least you can eat the berries and they are tasty. English Ivy and Scotsbroom have no redeeming qualities.
12-23-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,239
Posted By crackerdog

Take a look at Bikes at Work trailers. They can...

Take a look at Bikes at Work trailers. They can carry a lot more than your wagon and are safer.
12-18-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By crackerdog

Has anyone had a chance to see this in person...

Has anyone had a chance to see this in person yet? A friend is thinking of getting one.
12-18-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By crackerdog

I left my front brakes the same as they were and...

I left my front brakes the same as they were and messed around with the rear brakes but finally broke down and put a disc brake on the rear, Xtracycle is set up for that. Brakes are fine. Don't...
12-18-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By crackerdog

Dump the electric part unless you have some...

Dump the electric part unless you have some reason for it you haven't stated.
11-08-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,808
Posted By crackerdog

I would go for some thick and strong nylon type...

I would go for some thick and strong nylon type fabric. It would be plenty strong and fold too. You could maybe put a ribbon (seat belt strap) under the center running fore and back so the dogs don't...
09-16-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By crackerdog

Giving birth to all those kids is far more...

Giving birth to all those kids is far more impressive.
09-16-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By crackerdog

I would only be concerned about the connection...

I would only be concerned about the connection not harming the frame but other than that, it will be fine. Pulling from the axle doesn't put much strain on a bike as far as I can see.
09-14-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By crackerdog

Don't bother with a lighter bike. Most of these...

Don't bother with a lighter bike. Most of these kits don't work well with newer bikes except the cheap bikes. A strong steel bike would be ideal.
09-04-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,925
Posted By crackerdog

That is an amazing switch from your OP. You were...

That is an amazing switch from your OP. You were worried that you had to have special ebike tires and you ended up buying cheap crap that will leave you stranded with flats. Wow.
08-29-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,913
Posted By crackerdog

You just need fatter tires. I lose about 5 lbs a...

You just need fatter tires. I lose about 5 lbs a month in my tires on my Xtracycle, they are 1.95 running at 60 psi with extra thick inner tubes. I don't care about weight on the Xtra.
08-15-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,004
Posted By crackerdog

Don't use Windex or anything with ammonia, eats...

Don't use Windex or anything with ammonia, eats metal over time.
08-15-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By crackerdog

If you place the chain on the large front cog and...

If you place the chain on the large front cog and the smallest rear cog, does the chain still shift over to the middle cog in front? If so, it should be obvious by looking at the chainline from the...
08-12-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By crackerdog

Have you asked in the touring forum?

Have you asked in the touring forum?
08-12-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By crackerdog

On a single speed? Why? Who are they marketing to...

On a single speed? Why? Who are they marketing to I wonder? People on flat land hardly need an electric assist on their bicycle.
08-10-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By crackerdog

I don't think a 12 ah battery is going to get you...

I don't think a 12 ah battery is going to get you 20 miles at 20mph without pedaling. You are looking for an electric scooter.
08-10-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By crackerdog

I always where they get their fantasy numbers...

I always where they get their fantasy numbers from. 13 ah battery and they claim 100km? Km must stand for something else than I thought. If they are going to claim that, why not claim it can go for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By crackerdog

Most bikes can handle most trails, it depends on...

Most bikes can handle most trails, it depends on how fast you want to go. I use my Xtracycle on the trails around here and it is fine for adventure cycling but if I start to go at some good speed,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,415
Posted By crackerdog

18 inch wheels? Is this going to be hard to find...

18 inch wheels? Is this going to be hard to find tires?
08-02-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,196
Posted By crackerdog

The easiest test would be to have a few buddies...

The easiest test would be to have a few buddies try it without telling them which way it pulls. That should tell you if it is the bike or you.
08-01-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By crackerdog

Sounds like you will need a trailer to start with...

Sounds like you will need a trailer to start with if you intend to use year round. A Big Dummy carries the load so that you don't get the wobble that you would normally get on a normal framed bike...
07-30-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By crackerdog

I wish all these dealers would list the mileage...

I wish all these dealers would list the mileage as on the flat, at a certain speed, with no pedaling. I can get 2,000 miles on my electric bike if I pedal because a good electric bike can be pedaled...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By crackerdog

The article says it has 'anti-skid' brakes and so...

The article says it has 'anti-skid' brakes and so can stop faster than a bicycle. Well if you don't mind stopping quickly with your face on the road, I suppose it would stop fast. Looks like it would...
07-25-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By crackerdog

If you have a car with you, why bother with an...

If you have a car with you, why bother with an electric bike? I would just use a regular bike which would be much lighter and more pleasant to ride up the hills. I think you are trying to use an...
07-23-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By crackerdog

I don't have one but I bet it takes many more...

I don't have one but I bet it takes many more miles to recharge than it took to discharge.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,339
Posted By crackerdog

Here in the NW U.S., it isn't just folding bikes....

Here in the NW U.S., it isn't just folding bikes. It is common for someone to say, I only rode it twice, and expects to get near full retail. Hint, the warranty on a new frame is worth something and...
07-20-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By crackerdog

If it's really cheap, you may not be able to...

If it's really cheap, you may not be able to change the size of the front chainring but that is what I would try first because it is easy and cheap.
07-20-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By crackerdog

If you are asking, can you recharge the bike by...

If you are asking, can you recharge the bike by pedaling it, then the answer is no. That will become apparent as soon as you try it. We are so used to cheap power that we don't realize what it takes...
07-19-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By crackerdog

What kind of battery?

What kind of battery?
07-19-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,698
Posted By crackerdog

Yes, people overvolt motors all the time but they...

Yes, people overvolt motors all the time but they have an idea of what is going on. I believe the OP is so new to this that he would have a disaster on his hands. And NO, you can't JUST up the...
07-17-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,698
Posted By crackerdog

Have you tried plugging a 120 volt toaster into...

Have you tried plugging a 120 volt toaster into your 220volt dryer socket yet?
07-17-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,969
Posted By crackerdog

You need to give more info. Hilly to you maybe...

You need to give more info. Hilly to you maybe flat to me, where do you live? How heavy are you? Do you carry loads on the bike? Do you have a bike already, if so, which? Etc. etc.
07-11-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By crackerdog

Yes, the alternator can put out that much but a...

Yes, the alternator can put out that much but a bicyclist can't. Did you notice how his legs slowed down when the button was pressed on that little tiny motor on the food processor?
07-11-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By crackerdog

The 2.35 Schwalbes didn't fit my old mtn bike...

The 2.35 Schwalbes didn't fit my old mtn bike that I used for my Xtracycle. I hope you have better luck.
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