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09-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

^^Your choice. Hopefully you get exercise in...

^^Your choice. Hopefully you get exercise in some other form or fashion to keep yourself healthy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,248
Posted By linberl

That sucks. Bike thieves are the worst. Sorry...

That sucks. Bike thieves are the worst. Sorry that happened to you.
09-08-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By linberl

It's really cute and looks like a lot of fun....

It's really cute and looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy!
09-08-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By linberl

It's cute, but 53lbs would be a deal breaker for...

It's cute, but 53lbs would be a deal breaker for me. Put a front hub motor on a Euromini or Dahon or something else around 25lbs and you stay around 40lbs with motor and battery. However, you didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By linberl

I'd call some of the bike repair workshops...

I'd call some of the bike repair workshops (Waterside/Street cycles in Berkeley for example) and see if anyone knows brompton. Even if they don't 80% is just regular bike stuff. They can teach you...
09-06-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Blocked.

Blocked.
09-06-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

You're like an atheist visiting a church, lol....

You're like an atheist visiting a church, lol. You can put your google comment where the sun doesn't shine. Your snark isn't appreciated, so I will now stop responding to you rather than fill the...
09-06-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Older male cyclists - mid life crises - same guys...

Older male cyclists - mid life crises - same guys who go buy sports cars to prove their manhood. They're not commuters or folks who use ebikes for transportation - they are weekend warriors with...
09-06-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Funny, but if you go to a church you know you are...

Funny, but if you go to a church you know you are supposed to genuflect and if you're not going to do it, you shouldn't be there in the first place. You don't walk into a vegetarian restaurant and...
09-06-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Well I would really find it interesting to see...

Well I would really find it interesting to see how many e-bike riders are new to biking. My suspicion is not many but I've no real evidence, any more than those who don't like e-bikes have evidence...
09-06-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

In the link I posted above the guy used power...

In the link I posted above the guy used power meters and HR monitors on motorized and unmotorized bikes, fyi. Also, 28 mph is illegal where I live on bike paths; they are class 3. That e-bike I...
09-06-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

People have gotten tickets where I live, not just...

People have gotten tickets where I live, not just for failing to stop, but also for speeding on bike paths. It's easy money for the cops I think. So usually once a month they hang out and tag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By linberl

Do you have a community bike workshop where you...

Do you have a community bike workshop where you live? While they may not be familiar with Brompton, they can help you do the standard stuff like BB and crank change and cable changes, etc. And you...
09-06-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

I'd bet that the % of ebike riders who go 20mph...

I'd bet that the % of ebike riders who go 20mph right out of the gate are few. Many less expensive ebikes only go 15mph tops and that eats the battery quickly. Pedal assist ebikes are the way to go,...
09-06-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

And yet you are judging e-bike riders. Why would...

And yet you are judging e-bike riders. Why would anyone who does not ride or is not interested in riding an ebike even read a thread about it? I don't read the competition threads, just not relevant...
09-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

I got my first e-bike (a dedicated e-bike) 7...

I got my first e-bike (a dedicated e-bike) 7 years ago after not having been on a bike in 4 decades. I chose it because I was concerned about being stranded on a regular bike as a beginning rider. A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By linberl

Looks like a knock off of the Dahon Mu. My Mu...

Looks like a knock off of the Dahon Mu. My Mu Uno is just under 21 lbs so this could be 22 lbs (are they including saddle and pedals in that weight?).
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

https://bikeportland.org/2017/11/22/how-eugene-bas...

https://bikeportland.org/2017/11/22/how-eugene-based-burley-built-the-market-for-child-bicycle-trailers-256287

Burley & BF were in separate buildings.
09-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

https://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-cheat...

https://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-cheating/

Clearly it's how you ride. You CAN get the same exercise.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

Yes, it's not cheap but I use it on two different...

Yes, it's not cheap but I use it on two different bikes so it's very affordable if you use multiple. Two cheap kits would easily cost me that much or more. And I'd be stuck with added weight always.
09-04-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Maybe it depends on where you live....where i...

Maybe it depends on where you live....where i live the ebikes are used in pedal assist mode almost all the time. The only time I've seen someone use it like a moped is this guy who clearly built his...
09-04-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Yes. No one is entitled to judge someone else...

Yes. No one is entitled to judge someone else based on their bike/ebike usage. It's just not someone else's business. Why would anyone care about someone else's exercise? I think that's really odd....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

You can read my extensive reviewing here: ...

You can read my extensive reviewing here: https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/review-my-onemotor-drive-formerly-shareroller.28504/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

I have a sub 19 lbs Bike Friday pakiT with a...

I have a sub 19 lbs Bike Friday pakiT with a OneMotor system that weighs all of 4.5 lbs. It also swaps onto my Dahon Mu Uno (21 lbs since I replaced that heavy Biologic seat pump post) which I use...
09-04-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

Actually I do understand exercise. I ride...

Actually I do understand exercise. I ride unmotored 90% of the time, that's why I purchased a simple friction drive system I can easily remove from either of my bikes. I also don't have a car and I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

At Bike Friday, Alan Scholz is leading the...

At Bike Friday, Alan Scholz is leading the development of their e-bikes. While he designed the Burley, it's not something he has been involved with for many years. He mentioned a goal of getting a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

As one of their investors, I don't they ever...

As one of their investors, I don't they ever suggested that insolvency was the reason they opened it up. They wanted to change their model of solely custom builds (which created a backlog at certain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

Bike Friday recently acquired a lot of...

Bike Friday recently acquired a lot of funding/investors. And since they can use US steel and make their frames here, it's components only that will see the tariff increases. And they have connected...
09-03-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

One thing I discovered is when I am short on...

One thing I discovered is when I am short on time, I would sometimes skip a workout ride but if I use the motor I can still get that ride in as it is much faster. Also, physically or mentally if I'm...
09-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By linberl

It's just really how you use it, whether you...

It's just really how you use it, whether you pedal and push yourself a bit or sit and enjoy the cruise. I can get the same workout on my motorized bike that I can without motor - the only difference...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,819
Posted By linberl

Tariffs.

Tariffs.
08-29-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By linberl

Farady has a 40% off sale on their e-bikes for...

Farady has a 40% off sale on their e-bikes for labor day weekend. The step through models are absolutely beautiful.
08-26-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,974
Posted By linberl

Perfect combination: 1Motor drive + pakiT...

Perfect combination: 1Motor drive + pakiT combined with my Burley Travoy. I needed a new ceiling light fixture and didn't want to rent a Gig car to bring it home, so I biked over to Ikea with my...
08-25-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By linberl

Just a guess - when it stops but then works again...

Just a guess - when it stops but then works again after a little while, heat fault of some kind?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,023
Posted By linberl

Thanks. Personally, with bikes like Bike Friday,...

Thanks. Personally, with bikes like Bike Friday, Pacific Reach, etc., out there (which ride as well as a regular bike) I'm not sure I see the value, but obviously some folks do. We're very lucky to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,023
Posted By linberl

Why would a rinko be better than a good riding...

Why would a rinko be better than a good riding folding bike? Serious question, I've never seen a rinko bike. Is it just wheel size?
08-22-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By linberl

Can't read it unless you pay.

Can't read it unless you pay.
08-21-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

yes, it all depends on how you use it. When I am...

yes, it all depends on how you use it. When I am riding for exercise, I will use my motor intermittently for hills and headwinds still at the lowest level I can manage. It's about the same exercise...
08-20-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By linberl

What I will never understand is why anyone on a...

What I will never understand is why anyone on a bike cares what another person on a bike is doing (as long as they aren't dangerous). Do I care if you ride using your throttle all day long...no...it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By linberl

Check the bike friday preloved page on a regular...

Check the bike friday preloved page on a regular basis. You can find a real deal on a bike that will give you wings. Fridays have no frame hinge and ride just like a full sized bike. The fold is more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
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: 262,244
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: 1,058
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 92
Views: 4,589
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: 1,231
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...
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