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Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Thought I'd provide a brief update: I still...

Thought I'd provide a brief update:

I still like the PR but it seems it's Y196,000 ($1,806), ouch, really I was hoping this to come in around Y150,000....(CC is about that, PR seems to be $400...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Hey all thanks for all the pointers! I've spent...

Hey all thanks for all the pointers! I've spent the last couple of mornings on the internet (bad weather facilitates bike research!) and I think I've reached a tentative decision.I've become clearer...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Had a look at the was-retroshift levers, wow does...

Had a look at the was-retroshift levers, wow does look like a good solution, and not much more than bar ends and shifters, will definitely bear those in mind.. 1x drivetrain isn't going to work...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Wow, nice, looks great all decked out as a...

Wow, nice, looks great all decked out as a commuter (that's how mine will be, most photos online have been stripped-down racey mode), and you sound happy with the ride - from your distances, setup...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Yep, it is a little odd that there are so few,...

Yep, it is a little odd that there are so few, maybe not really selling? And/or not enough publicity? (seems like MS has gotten the lion's share of coverage). I saw that same "my bike is basically a...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

interesting, you're in a minority, can I ask you...

interesting, you're in a minority, can I ask you why you think CC would be better than Pacer? MS seems to be an updated Pacer, tho the updates seem quite substantial and thus make it quite a...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

[...spends half the morning looking at MS reviews...

[...spends half the morning looking at MS reviews online....]

a lot of love for the MS, people seem to really like it. And the CC is a little "do everything" in a bland kind of way? And the...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

stop, just when I'd ruled it out!.....ok go on...

stop, just when I'd ruled it out!.....ok go on then, what do you think makes it better for my purposes than the CC or PR? As it happens a friend is buying an MS, he's a good bit shorter than me but...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Wow lots of responses, thanks! Soma - please...

Wow lots of responses, thanks!

Soma - please no more options!!!:roflmao: I had a quick look and they look nice but my LBS is a Surly dealer and I've never had a Surly before so that's what I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,060
Posted By eggnoggbubble

help me choose a surly!

My current bike is a Bike Friday HAD, great for carrying kids but rather slow for commuting solo, so I've been researching a new bike, I was already looking at Surlys when I realized I have a Surly...
06-10-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By eggnoggbubble

yes, I saw that Q&A, fairly helpful, also since...

yes, I saw that Q&A, fairly helpful, also since posting i searched youtube and found a couple of reviews, most seem fairly positive, good riding experience both loaded and unloaded.

I confess I...
06-10-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Anyone ridden a Surly Pack Rat?

Still thinking about my new bike....

Brief recap: I have Bike Friday HAD which I love for kiddie hauling but it's a bit heavy (27kgs - yes I balanced it on the bathroom scales) for solo missions...
05-27-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,436
Posted By eggnoggbubble

yes to a dolly for the surfboard, i made a rack...

yes to a dolly for the surfboard, i made a rack for my HAD which works pretty well (I even carry my SUP on it) but a dolly would be equally doable and would have the advantage of not adding weight...
05-27-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,436
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Diamond Llama vs LHT for commuting/camping/surfing

Hi all,

I have a Haul-a-day which I love, but even this lightest of cargo bikes is a little bit too much bike for when it's just me, so I'm kicking around ideas for a second bike (the Haul-a-day...
12-25-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

update - bike has arrived and we've been riding...

update - bike has arrived and we've been riding it around, my wife is pretty happy on it even with two kids, so it's a big success, For solo missions it's great too, a LOT lighter than the mundo...
09-18-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Thanks, I'll email Paul and see what he has to...

Thanks, I'll email Paul and see what he has to say.
09-17-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Aah, legality is a bit of an issue....basically...

Aah, legality is a bit of an issue....basically to be legal in japan an electric assist put out a maximum of twice foot pedaling power (not sure exactly how that is defined) up to 10km/h, then...
09-15-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By eggnoggbubble

bafang on a haul-a-day

Hi

I posted on the utility forum and someone suggested I also post here. I'm buying a Bike Friday Haul-a-day and I'm planning to add an electric assist. My use is basically 2 kids and beach gear...
09-15-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

That's a good point. I probably will try it naked...

That's a good point. I probably will try it naked first (the bike, that is....hopefully that's obvious ;) ) just so I have a valid basis for comparison. And I will keep an eye on weight. Tho I do...
09-13-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks, I'll check out the facebook group and ask...

thanks, I'll check out the facebook group and ask about the bafang!
09-08-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

hey, thanks for the advice, I was on the fence a...

hey, thanks for the advice, I was on the fence a bit about the 750 or the 1000 since this will be a smaller bike, but if more is better then I guess I'm getting the 1000....:D

I'll be sure to...
09-08-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks for the replies! I asked but BF said...

thanks for the replies!

I asked but BF said they don't do the bafang mid-drives, though they have heard of customers fitting them and being happy. I'm not too techie but I have friends who are...
09-06-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By eggnoggbubble

bike friday haul-a-day with electrical assist + waterproof bags

Hi,

I was going to add an electrical assist to my mundo, but now I'm thinking to buy a haul-a-day to replace my mundo I love my mundo, but here are the reasons to replace:
- it's very BIG and...
07-24-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,102
Posted By eggnoggbubble

um, I haven't done it yet, I got busy with...

um, I haven't done it yet, I got busy with life/work etc, but I still want to do it, hopefully sometime over the summer, I'll post back with results, in the meantime if you make any progress I'd be...
05-04-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,102
Posted By eggnoggbubble

Thanks very much! I'll look into EM3EV and the BB...

Thanks very much! I'll look into EM3EV and the BB size issue.
05-04-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,102
Posted By eggnoggbubble

bafang BBS03 BBSHD 48V1000W on yuba mundo

Hi,

I'm wanting to add an electrical assist to my Yuba Mundo V2 (to help getting up hills when laden, and to avoid arriving at work drenched in sweat in summer). Looking at the options this seems...
05-04-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,542
Posted By eggnoggbubble

ok, I'll post over there, thanks!

ok, I'll post over there, thanks!
05-03-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,542
Posted By eggnoggbubble

bafang BBS03 BBSHD 48V1000W on yuba mundo v2

Hi,

I'm wanting to add an electrical assist to my Yuba Mundo V2 (to help getting up hills when laden, and to avoid arriving at work drenched in sweat n summer). Looking at the options this seems...
04-21-10, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By eggnoggbubble

hahaha, um not exactly, but I did go out of my...

hahaha, um not exactly, but I did go out of my way to find stuff I could (usefully) haul! seeing what will fit on has become something of a hobby...

welcome to the fray, you won't look back...
02-22-10, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks guys I'll check those out too. I...

thanks guys I'll check those out too.

I found something vaguely related myself:

rumble strip, by woodrow phoenix...
02-15-10, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks guys, really helpful!

thanks guys, really helpful!
01-29-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks for the tips, I'll have a look at those,...

thanks for the tips, I'll have a look at those, velovision has a website so that'll be something for my students to check out for free
01-26-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By eggnoggbubble

books about (utility) cycling

Hi all,

I'm writing a university discussion textbook, one of the units is about cycling (utility cycling that is - bicycles as an alternative to cars) , I want to add some "further reading"...
01-26-10, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,631
Posted By eggnoggbubble

nice, go japan! Feel like I'm flying the bicycle...

nice, go japan! Feel like I'm flying the bicycle flag on my own down here in okinawa.....
01-16-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 152,031
Posted By eggnoggbubble

nice v3 mundo! mine's v2, there's always a newer...

nice v3 mundo! mine's v2, there's always a newer model eh? I'm pretty happy with mine nonetheless. I also love those gogetter bags, simple, practical, and huge. I gotta ask - that the bike on the...
01-16-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 152,031
Posted By eggnoggbubble

what's in the box?

What's in the box? A second hand 7ft xmas tree (cheap in january!), the lady didnt believe it would go on my bicycle, but it did! (the box came free with the tree, bargain!)

However, this is not...
12-01-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 152,031
Posted By eggnoggbubble

hey all, ages since I posted here, pretty much...

hey all, ages since I posted here, pretty much riding my mundo about town for all errands and work - recently I've been taking the dog to work, in a basket on the back, she loves it (I work in a...
11-10-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,281
Posted By eggnoggbubble

I've been riding my mundo as my daily ride since...

I've been riding my mundo as my daily ride since august, I do about 100km a week running around and across town to go to work, run errands, trips to the beach at the weekend. Sometimes I have very...
10-23-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By eggnoggbubble

are the yuba wheels any use? 14mm rear axle and...

are the yuba wheels any use? 14mm rear axle and 48 spokes

www.yubaride.com
10-12-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By eggnoggbubble

for what its' worth, i love my mundo, slightly...

for what its' worth, i love my mundo, slightly cheaper too (i think)
10-10-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks for the good points dogbit, i never did...

thanks for the good points dogbit, i never did buy that light, I have doubts about the quality and the light output, recently i've concluded i need more light, currently mulling options at the low...
10-10-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By eggnoggbubble

thanks for the tips guys, I've left it open for...

thanks for the tips guys, I've left it open for days now so it should have dried out, no joy tho. there isnt any moisture on the inside of the light lens (the red part) so theoretically its all dry...
10-09-09, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By eggnoggbubble

ok, no one can help, may have to buy a new light,...

ok, no one can help, may have to buy a new light, snif
10-09-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,949
Posted By eggnoggbubble

I'm thinking there's probably a distinction to be...

I'm thinking there's probably a distinction to be made:

utility biking - for getting around and carrying a bit of stuff in some way
cargo biking - BD's and mundos and the others, for carrying...
10-06-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By eggnoggbubble

cateye stopped working after getting wet (while switched off)

Hi,

I'm new to this section, but can be found regularly in the utility section.

My cateye rear light was working fine, then got wet in a rainstorm (while it was switched off - the bike was...
10-06-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,281
Posted By eggnoggbubble

looking forward to hearing about it. Building...

looking forward to hearing about it. Building yourself, got some other plans in mind other than the standard setup? not going IGH are you? Thinking that way myself for the long term, interested in...
09-29-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,281
Posted By eggnoggbubble

typical, I buy a v2 and within a couple of months...

typical, I buy a v2 and within a couple of months they bring out a v3......

oh well, shouldnt really complain, i've been hauling stuff and i love it, 35km round trip to work yesterday, the load...
09-24-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 71,507
Posted By eggnoggbubble

i've wrapped rubber strip round the sideloaders...

i've wrapped rubber strip round the sideloaders of my yuba, works great to protect the paint, i'm more worried about rust than appearances, tho it makes it look like a bike that gets put to work....
09-24-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By eggnoggbubble

stephenH - interesting thought, tho here in japan...

stephenH - interesting thought, tho here in japan stuff is pretty safe, I mainly want to deter random opportunists. tourists are targeted a bit in okinawa. But serious forced break-ins (even to...
09-23-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By eggnoggbubble

yeah, i emailed workcycles and henry replied...

yeah, i emailed workcycles and henry replied saying the mundo would need to lose the shifter cable stops on the downtube (and i'd need to add new ones elsewhere) and the v-brakes for hub or roller...
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