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04-23-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,336
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I read the article that Uber and Lyft are hurting...

I read the article that Uber and Lyft are hurting public transit. However, ride sharing isn't cheap and costs almost 5 times or more than a city bus. But people are paying those rates because bus...
04-23-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,336
Posted By Dahon.Steve

1. One price per year and all you can eat - I...

1. One price per year and all you can eat - I would love for there to be one price for lets say $2,000 per year and I can board ANY bus in the country.


2. An app that can show me where EXACTLY...
02-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,610
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Good post. I created the original one...

Good post.

I created the original one about carfree in Oslo. I didn't realize they are continuing development on the dream.

I like the fact they are giving grants for those looking to...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,786
Posted By Dahon.Steve

You have to fight them because the ticket will be...

You have to fight them because the ticket will be much higher next time around. I've been given a summons twice, once for riding on the sidewalk and breaking a red light.

The sidewalk ticket...
01-25-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,065
Posted By Dahon.Steve

GM went bankrupt but Bionx was a closed system...

GM went bankrupt but Bionx was a closed system that made it very difficult to replace their batteries or controller. I see too many companies jumping into the e-bike band wagon to make an extra buck...
01-17-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,065
Posted By Dahon.Steve

This is the route I'm going to take. ...

This is the route I'm going to take.

I'm going to buy the electric wheel an either install a DIY kit on the rear. There are too many companies making electric bikes at the moment and you're...
01-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I wonder if you can still do this today? I...

I wonder if you can still do this today? I believe the Sram dual drive is no longer available. However, if you use an 11 speed hub in conjunction with a 3 speed internal, that's only 33 gears?
01-01-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,065
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I want to return the topic back to the original...

I want to return the topic back to the original post because one of the main reasons I'm staying away from the electric bike movement is due to the fact there is no nationwide repair center for them....
01-01-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By Dahon.Steve

This is interesting. How do you remove...

This is interesting.

How do you remove the tire liner from the rear tire once it's completely used up?
Forum: Northeast
12-30-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,992
Posted By Dahon.Steve

If it doesn't rain, I'm riding over the rivers...

If it doesn't rain, I'm riding over the rivers tomorrow! Should be safe since it's New Year's Eve and I doubt trucks will be an issue. I rode over the rivers this summer and it was all clear! The...
12-29-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Unfortunately, I prefer a large selection of...

Unfortunately, I prefer a large selection of bikes and I end up buying from Brands Bicycle in Long Island. I have purchased from New York City in the past but bike shops tend to have a limited...
12-27-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,065
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Those who are already carfree today did so...

Those who are already carfree today did so without an ebike. In fact, most of the country who are carfree don't even use a bicycle and it's highly unlikely they will spend over 1K on a motorized...
12-25-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Dahon.Steve

There are a number of 3 speed bikes for sale on...

There are a number of 3 speed bikes for sale on Bikes Direct.

I will say this about the 3 speed hub (Shimano) in the winter. It tends to loose efficiency because the cold freezes the internals....
12-25-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I have to say that I'm spending more on Amazon...

I have to say that I'm spending more on Amazon each year to avoid long lines. I remember waiting 2 or 3 hours at ToysRUs during the holiday season and wished there was an alternative. I can't even...
12-25-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,567
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Good one. I'm approaching 20 years carfree...

Good one.

I'm approaching 20 years carfree myself and I often worry about having to buy one in the future. Getting fired from my last job of ten years made me realize I may have to do something...
12-17-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,611
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The new suspension seat posts hitting the market...

The new suspension seat posts hitting the market are getting better each year. There was really only the Thudbuster and then everyone else. Now we have options! Traditionalist like me like the...
12-16-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,230
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The scooter companies are using investor capital...

The scooter companies are using investor capital money to operate and like Uber, most are losing money. However, the challenge today is developing an electric scooter built heavy duty for commercial...
12-16-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,810
Posted By Dahon.Steve

It depends on the bike shop who did the assembly....

It depends on the bike shop who did the assembly. If you're buying it online, take it to the best shop who will do a complete tuneup costing $100.00 or more. I believe the warranty on Raleigh bikes...
12-16-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By Dahon.Steve

If you look at the video and others like it,...

If you look at the video and others like it, you'll see the bike stolen are ALL out in plain view! This is why I lock my bike away from foot traffic if possible. The crooks can't steal your bike if...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,478
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Here's the problem as I see it. Creating...

Here's the problem as I see it.

Creating a route is time consuming. It requires constantly zooming in at street level using Google maps to see if the road is safe for cycle touring. Then you...
12-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,230
Posted By Dahon.Steve

You know what worries me about the electric kick...

You know what worries me about the electric kick scooter? The fact that you need more safety gear than a bicycle. Each year scores of people are injured and they are all over the internet. The...
12-02-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Agreed. Those in this forum who are...

Agreed.

Those in this forum who are liberated from auto ownership with the help of a bicycle makeup a very small portion of the carfree population. Most of those who are carfree are exactly...
12-02-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I guess since the car is so part of our culture,...

I guess since the car is so part of our culture, an adult male without one for 20 years is an anomaly. Maybe it was a slow day for the CBC but the article hit home personally because I will be...
12-02-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dahon.Steve

+1 Very good points. I was thinking...

+1
Very good points.

I was thinking about this and you are not supposed to wear a helmet extremely tight, because once it presses very hard against your temples, it becomes painful and likely...
12-02-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By Dahon.Steve

The bike lanes are not that bad! They are bad if...

The bike lanes are not that bad! They are bad if you intend to ride above 10 mph! I use them for kick scooting with my Xootr and very rarely have issues because I'm slow. The person in the YouTube...
12-02-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,992
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I think what Grant sees is the end of the road...

I think what Grant sees is the end of the road for his business. Electric bikes are a niche at the moment but are about to go main stream. Overall, the electric bike purchaser tend to be the same...
12-02-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I think this company might be on to something. ...

I think this company might be on to something. We've seen fabrics like fleece, wool, e-Vent, Gore-Tex and other but none really have an answer to the cyclist problem for winter clothing. I'm glad...
12-02-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Man celebrates 20 years carfree

Here's another carfree hero whose celebrating 20 years without a vehicle! Michael Dougherty became carfree in 1998 and figures he saved $200,000 in that time. To make things even more interesting, he...
12-02-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,230
Posted By Dahon.Steve

As someone who uses a regular non-electric kick...

As someone who uses a regular non-electric kick scooter, I can say for certain that your legs get stronger with each use! Although I only use my Xootr once a month, I actually go faster after the...
Forum: Northeast
11-23-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,992
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Holy Cow! I almost forgot this thread was...

Holy Cow!

I almost forgot this thread was started in 2011!!! LOL!
I can't believe it's been that many years. People complain how terrible things are today don't remember what it was like 7 years...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dahon.Steve

+100000000000000 I've been taking the Path...

+100000000000000

I've been taking the Path train for over 20 years and it's the reason I take an express bus into Manhattan each day going into the city. The situation has actually gotten worse...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,376
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Years ago I purchased a "Backpack" bag to carry...

Years ago I purchased a "Backpack" bag to carry my 16 inch Dahon folder. The moment I put the that heavy backpack on, I knew right away this was not going to work. First, there's the weight of a 27...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Interesting. So this is the bike that...

Interesting.

So this is the bike that bankrupted BionX. One of the issues was that Bionx entered into an agreement to build these bikes in Canada for 1K! Are you kidding me?? Since when did...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I thought the OP was going to Penn station and...

I thought the OP was going to Penn station and take the LIRR. The cost would have been $8.75. I use this form of multi-mode travel all the time but only for enjoyment. I would take the F Train to...
11-17-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Dahon.Steve

That seems like a lot of work to get a full size...

That seems like a lot of work to get a full size bike into a bag. I would simply get a full size folding bike from Dahon or Montague.
11-10-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Interesting. Programs like Carfreeme should...

Interesting.

Programs like Carfreeme should not be limited to those with disabilities or who suffered from dementia. I like the fact they offer workshops and coaching to become independent of...
11-10-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,230
Posted By Dahon.Steve

To keep this good topic in line, I think the...

To keep this good topic in line, I think the electric kick scooter is certainly another tool the carfree can use to get around in cities. I'm getting ready to use my non-electric kick scooter for...
11-10-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,230
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I also want to add that people don't want to use...

I also want to add that people don't want to use a non electric kick scooter also! I use a regular kick scooter but I'm in the minority since only teens and children are seen with them. Overall, it...
10-06-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Dahon.Steve

[/list] Well, I missed the day but I intend to...

[/list]
Well, I missed the day but I intend to get off the bus or train a few stops earlier. I used to do this at one time but discovered my body was in no shape for walking! If you haven't walked...
08-23-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,504
Posted By Dahon.Steve

In some cities, the bus lane is the bike lane! ...

In some cities, the bus lane is the bike lane! (or very close to it) I don't see the problem at all unless you end up playing leap frog with the bus. That can be dangerous. I would prefer a bus...
08-15-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Dahon.Steve

A supermarket where I live, there's a small bike...

A supermarket where I live, there's a small bike rack right in front of the store not bolted to the ground. No one uses it! LOL

I lock my bike in back of the store away from foot traffic and...
08-15-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,651
Posted By Dahon.Steve

+10000000000000 A house is a money pit...

+10000000000000

A house is a money pit big time. i like but don't love being a home owner anymore. However, I'm living the American dream but it's a huge price to pay.
i enjoy watching...
08-01-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,503
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Congratulations! i'm way past 10...

Congratulations!

i'm way past 10 years myself but if you can stay that long without a car, the next 25 years will be just as easy.
08-01-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Dahon.Steve

These electric scooters are catching on in New...

These electric scooters are catching on in New York City. i see them all the time and yes they are traveling faster than most bicyclist. I'm very well aware of the risks involved since i'm a Xootr...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Congratulations on your trip to Philadelphia. ...

Congratulations on your trip to Philadelphia.
As usual, I intend to do another update this weekend on the connection between Jersey City and Newark using US 1/9 truck. I always get a little scared...
06-25-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,859
Posted By Dahon.Steve

There's an article in Bicycle Retailer which...

There's an article in Bicycle Retailer which states all assets were sold except for the intellectual property. Good luck selling those!

I can't believe Bionx promised GM they would build a...
06-07-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,835
Posted By Dahon.Steve

You're correct about tap water. However, bottle...

You're correct about tap water. However, bottle water varies widely with the most expensive brands being Ph balanced.
06-04-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I've been using kick scooters for years (Xootr)...

I've been using kick scooters for years (Xootr) and would love to try out those 1K electric scooters. Bike share will be electric in 5 or 10 years so we should start looking at EV vehicles as an...
05-19-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By Dahon.Steve

2. The best way to slow cars down is to throw...

2. The best way to slow cars down is to throw away all the techniques that traffic engineers developed to make traffic flow quickly.

This is the best comment in the...
05-18-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,859
Posted By Dahon.Steve

Well, the bid for Bionx happened on the 15th. I...

Well, the bid for Bionx happened on the 15th. I guess there were no takers because we would have found out by now if anyone was interested. I should have bid one thousand dollars! I might have...
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