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07-23-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Nightdiver

For Bosch, it's more about the generation of...

For Bosch, it's more about the generation of motor. The new generation motors, including Active and Active Plus, and the soon to be released Performance all have minimal extra drag when the motor is...
07-03-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nightdiver

Gotcha. Makes sense now. I've never heard of any...

Gotcha. Makes sense now. I've never heard of any policing anywhere in CA. Does it actually happen on bike paths some places? I've seen all sorts of crazy **** on bike paths in Northern CA. Enough so...
07-03-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nightdiver

I guess I really misunderstood your post. What...

I guess I really misunderstood your post. What did you mean by "not really relevant in the US"? It sounded like maybe you thought s-peds weren't available for purchase in the US.
07-03-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nightdiver

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by this,...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by this, but s-peds are sold in the US and some of the larger ebike dealers are doing pretty good volume in this category.
06-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nightdiver

Much respect to the person in the video though....

Much respect to the person in the video though. That is some seriously awesome work on their end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By Nightdiver

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being...

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being discussed it is impossible to say. What is a "typical" width 406? I have ridden 406 bikes designed for everything between 28mm and 62mm. Some of those had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By Nightdiver

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451...

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451 parts. The limiting factor is the tire size since that will determine the total diameter of the wheel and whether that will then fit into a frame/fork....
05-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Nightdiver

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget...

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget and experience level. Anything you can buy new isn't worth buying (for the reasons Aubergine gave you), but anything used would require decent bike...
05-10-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Nightdiver

You really can't go wrong either way and your...

You really can't go wrong either way and your kids will love riding on the GSD. I think the biggest thing to sort out is a solution for the rain since Tern doesn't offer anything. Let us know your...
05-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Nightdiver

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or...

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or G&O? What do they recommend? Those guys really know their stuff.

For me, as soon as you say "kids", and assuming space allows, it automatically goes...
05-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Nightdiver

Seems like you already have a good understanding...

Seems like you already have a good understanding of the differences. GSD wins if you're tight on space, either at your home or the places you need to take your bike. It also wins for riding more like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nightdiver

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22....

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22. Built like a flat bar road bike.
04-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Nightdiver

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended...

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended to be ridden as bikes first and foremost and will reward you for treating it like any other bike. So for riding hilly terrain, either set and forget...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,213
Posted By Nightdiver

Grrr... Arrgg... 11 years = epic!

Grrr... Arrgg...
11 years = epic!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Nightdiver

For the speeds you're talking about, the current...

For the speeds you're talking about, the current gearing on that bike should not be an issue. My best guess would be wind resistance from a more upright posture compared to your road bike companions....
03-13-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By Nightdiver

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that...

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,160
Posted By Nightdiver

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've...

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've seen yet. Except those mismatched tires... How's the 4-speed work? What are you using for your shifting system? Have you already made a separate...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By Nightdiver

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack...

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack a horizontal or sliding dropout system. PF30, BB30, and other bottom bracket standards are able to take eccentrics to provide chain tension. Usually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 476,333
Posted By Nightdiver

I think what other posters are comparing to is...

I think what other posters are comparing to is the original claimed weight from the Kickstarter page, which was 20lbs for the single speed, 21lbs for the 10spd, and 24lbs (23.7 actually) for the...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Nightdiver

All great advice!

All great advice!
Forum: Commuting
01-11-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,476
Posted By Nightdiver

Did you really just post a thread in the...

Did you really just post a thread in the commuting forum asking if anyone here commutes? Did you even look at any of the threads in here? Go browse the first couple pages and then see if any of your...
01-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Nightdiver

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in...

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in high wear areas, and it can be removed without damaging the paint. When applied correctly it is more or less invisible and it is really tough stuff. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,160
Posted By Nightdiver

Looks like a 2-speed.

Looks like a 2-speed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Nightdiver

I guess it depends on your comfort level and how...

I guess it depends on your comfort level and how much outside tread you're looking for. I'd feel fine doing what you described on Schwable Marathons or Big Apple/Ben. But if you're looking for more...
01-03-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By Nightdiver

Same for SRAM. Their Powerlinks are reusable but...

Same for SRAM. Their Powerlinks are reusable but they claim their Powerlocks are one time use only. Of course I've removed my chains a dozen times using the same Powerlocks. Still no explosions or...
01-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,121
Posted By Nightdiver

Unpainted: HERE...

Unpainted: HERE (https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=275565;menu=1000,4,21;pgc%5B6%5D=8779;pgc%5B11296%5D%5B11298%5D=1;orderby=2)
Another option HERE...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Nightdiver

Schwalbe does the G-One Allround in a 2.8" width....

Schwalbe does the G-One Allround in a 2.8" width. They also do the Super Moto X in 2.4" and 2.8" widths.
12-17-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Nightdiver

Press-fit is just the method of holding the bb in...

Press-fit is just the method of holding the bb in the frame. There are inboard and outboard press-fit, and inboard and outboard threaded options. As to moving the bearing outboard on your current...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,643
Posted By Nightdiver

I don't know why you would assume that. They...

I don't know why you would assume that. They clearly list a "winter" compound as being used in their studded Marathons. I would expect them to vary their rubber compounds about as much as any other...
12-12-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Nightdiver

Yeah, hub motors are perfectly adequate for many...

Yeah, hub motors are perfectly adequate for many scenarios. I think that the mid-drives are getting all the love for two reasons:
1. Marketing budgets
2. 250w limitation in Europe
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,643
Posted By Nightdiver

I've used and continue to use a variety of...

I've used and continue to use a variety of Marathon models including the standard Marathons, Supreme, Racing, and Plus. They are all solid tires, and they all feel different, but I think width plays...
12-11-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Nightdiver

Hopefully People for Bikes is able to continue to...

Hopefully People for Bikes is able to continue to be funded well enough to keep pushing for their model legislation. I think it would be great if it became nationally accepted as the default.
12-11-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By Nightdiver

Have you considered one of Abus' alarm locks. Not...

Have you considered one of Abus' alarm locks. Not sure if you're also in the market for a lock, but if so, I think these are pretty interesting. I'm on the fence about getting the Bordo, and they...
12-10-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Nightdiver

Interesting. First I've heard of such a system....

Interesting. First I've heard of such a system. Basically a threaded version of 386evo or a threaded 46mm diameter version of BB86. Seems you would need an internal bearing system like THIS...
12-07-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nightdiver

I'm not debating watts with you. I'm refuting...

I'm not debating watts with you. I'm refuting this exact claim you made: "Yeah, the Bosch systems top out around 500-550W which is not enough to cruise at 28mph." And I'm refuting it with first hand...
12-07-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,905
Posted By Nightdiver

Yeah, but people do it all the time. I consider...

Yeah, but people do it all the time. I consider it just a semi-sleazy way to get you to buy a 10 pack of powerlinks. I've used powerlinks on chains that get removed/reinstalled dozens of times with...
12-04-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Nightdiver

Stromer doesn't make mountain bikes do they? Even...

Stromer doesn't make mountain bikes do they? Even if they did, hub motors will never make the best mountain bikes, especially if considering full-suspension.
12-02-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nightdiver

And yet my first hand experience riding many...

And yet my first hand experience riding many s-ped Bosch bikes contradicts this. So bringing up the old "basic physics" is all well and good, but if that doesn't reflect real world use, then clearly...
11-29-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nightdiver

Which s-ped bikes did you test that didn't allow...

Which s-ped bikes did you test that didn't allow you to cruise at 28mph? I've ridden quite a few s-ped Bosch bikes and almost all were comfortably able to cruise at 28mph, and some would easily have...
11-18-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Nightdiver

Sure, just go to Luna cycles. They have 52v...

Sure, just go to Luna cycles. They have 52v batteries in 20, 24, and 28 ah.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Nightdiver

There are publicly available documents related to...

There are publicly available documents related to the whole mess of Bionx, its parent company (Magna/Stronach), and GM. Whether the actual deal between GM and Bionx is the ultimate reason for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Nightdiver

No. Just the motor system and battery would have...

No. Just the motor system and battery would have theoretically cost ~$1000.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Nightdiver

It might be the same as the US. Aren't they...

It might be the same as the US. Aren't they called "Dahon North America"? I think Thor is actually the general manager for them now too. So ultimately, the best person you could have picked to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Nightdiver

Try contacting your Dahon distributor. Usually...

Try contacting your Dahon distributor. Usually companies keep some stock of frames for warranty purposes so they might have one that they could sell you.
11-08-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Nightdiver

Don't know about the compatibility issues, but...

Don't know about the compatibility issues, but just wanted to ask why the Big Dummy? If one of my main uses was carrying a larger passenger on the rear, I'd go with a smaller wheel option like the...
11-06-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By Nightdiver

Gotcha, that's understandable. Good luck finding...

Gotcha, that's understandable. Good luck finding a bike in your price range. I can't overstate how great of an addition they are for daily life.
11-06-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By Nightdiver

Do you think that this purchase might allow you...

Do you think that this purchase might allow you to sell a car? If so, there's a strong financial argument (justification) for the bike. When I worked out the annual cost of vehicle ownership,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,413
Posted By Nightdiver

Shouldn't require a tool. That looks to be a...

Shouldn't require a tool. That looks to be a knurled knob intended for finger tightening. Is it able to be turned in either direction? If not it may be seized. If so, then I'd say again that your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,413
Posted By Nightdiver

If you can't get the quick release tight enough,...

If you can't get the quick release tight enough, but it worked okay with the old seatpost, then it probably means that your new seatpost isn't actually the correct size. Just 0.2 mm difference in...
11-02-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Nightdiver

The one in your links is a Nihola. If you're...

The one in your links is a Nihola. If you're considering an electric option, then also check out Butchers and Bicycles MK-1.
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