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10-23-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By alloo

I usually go to thrift stores for my cycling...

I usually go to thrift stores for my cycling gear. Lots of great deals you can mix and match and it doesn't cost much.
10-16-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By alloo

I've been Car Free since 2005. I got around on...

I've been Car Free since 2005. I got around on motorscooters and motorcycles. Now I've added a beach cruiser and an ebike for neighborhood riding and commuting respectively. I think both bicycles...
10-16-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 488,073
Posted By alloo

My Cruiser

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Priority Coast
10-02-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By alloo

Well I got a replacement analog bicycle. I...

Well I got a replacement analog bicycle. I decided to purchase a Priority Coast 7 speed. Belt Drive and internal hub. If I compare this bike to my Electra Townie, I like the Townie a little better....
09-18-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,872
Posted By alloo

I got my ebike for consistent commute times in...

I got my ebike for consistent commute times in both directions. I was cycling on a cruiser it would take me anywhere from 40 - 70 minutes depending on what direction I was riding. I already beat...
09-18-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By alloo

Cruiser

After my ebike got stolen over the labor day weekend, I've decided to go back to my roots of beach cruisers and purchased a Priority Coast 7 speed. I like this bike because of the belt drive and...
10-22-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,634
Posted By alloo

Get an ebike! The best commuting vehicle up to...

Get an ebike! The best commuting vehicle up to about 12 miles.
10-03-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By alloo

I charge from 15% to 100% or every night when...

I charge from 15% to 100% or every night when commuting. When not commuting once a week. I store the battery inside of my home when not riding.
09-05-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,852
Posted By alloo

I delivered newspapers in the late 70s on a...

I delivered newspapers in the late 70s on a moped. I had about 80 customers, doing inserts, and delivery. Sundays after delivering all our papers we would go to breakfast at McDonalds. The big...
09-04-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,634
Posted By alloo

We get what we pay for. We don't invest in...

We get what we pay for. We don't invest in transit and prefer to pay for highways that increase congestion. We have no middle development which is between urban and suburban. The Big three changed...
06-28-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,040
Posted By alloo

Like they say "Never say never."

Like they say "Never say never."
06-25-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,649
Posted By alloo

Because he got his ass kicked by an old lady. If...

Because he got his ass kicked by an old lady. If she's happy more power to her. Did you verbally yell at her?
06-01-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,597
Posted By alloo

No Class 2 ebike less than 750W is an ebike....

No Class 2 ebike less than 750W is an ebike. Mopeds are 49cc or less with a 1.5 to 2 HP motor depending on your jurisdiction. Do you own or ride an ebike? It seems a lot of posters don't know the...
04-04-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By alloo

Go and test ride the bike and see which one fits...

Go and test ride the bike and see which one fits you the best.
03-09-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,850
Posted By alloo

I'm sorry the 5i and 8i were on the Townie Go 5i...

I'm sorry the 5i and 8i were on the Townie Go 5i (ebike).

https://electra.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/electra-bikes/electra-e-bikes/townie-go/c/EB210/
03-09-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,078
Posted By alloo

I've riden both. I'd go with the Blix Aveny. More...

I've riden both. I'd go with the Blix Aveny. More features for the money, more accessories like baskets, racks, bags available. The Aveny is just more comfortable. The bike can be made a Class 3...
03-09-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,160
Posted By alloo

40F to 90 F

40F to 90 F
03-03-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By alloo

Thank You for sharing. I enjoyed watching this...

Thank You for sharing. I enjoyed watching this documentary!
Forum: Southwest
02-15-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By alloo

I would watch some videos by Ryan Van Duzer on...

I would watch some videos by Ryan Van Duzer on youtube as he has done the continental divide trail and they're other sources on youtube that do long distance bike packing. You might get some bike...
01-27-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 37,512
Posted By alloo

Just so you know you can also purchase Priority...

Just so you know you can also purchase Priority bicycles from Costco if you have a membership. I haven't seen them in stores just on the website....
01-24-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,916
Posted By alloo

32F No Snow/Ice on the ground. I have been down...

32F No Snow/Ice on the ground. I have been down to 25 F.
12-31-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,749
Posted By alloo

I only have one ebike. A Blix Aveny that I...

I only have one ebike. A Blix Aveny that I commute to work weather permitting. This year I rode 2600 miles. I don't own a car and I ride a motorscooter or catch public transportation. My previous...
12-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,421
Posted By alloo

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,545
Posted By alloo

When I gave up my car in 2015 I opted for a...

When I gave up my car in 2015 I opted for a motorscooter and I read this book: How to Live Well Without Owning A Car by Chris Balish. https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Well-Without-Owning/dp/1580087574...
12-21-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,265
Posted By alloo

I listen to the music. How I'm going to get...

I listen to the music. How I'm going to get through the snow/ice. How beautiful nature is. Lots of beautiful scenery on the bike trail. Whatever is affecting my life? Can I beat the car across the...
12-18-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,998
Posted By alloo

Just apply for the job that you're qualified and...

Just apply for the job that you're qualified and go to work. It doesn't matter how you get to work. I haven't owned a car since 2005. People don't get it. You have uber, bicycling, public...
12-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,451
Posted By alloo

Mark Twain once said "the coldest winter is a...

Mark Twain once said "the coldest winter is a summer in San Francisco." This man is not responsible for the weather where he lives. The body adapts to the weather where you live. If he's cold at 50 F...
11-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,473
Posted By alloo

I'm opposite of you. I let the bike take the fall...

I'm opposite of you. I let the bike take the fall and protect my body.
11-21-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,430
Posted By alloo

Are you a cyclist?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMed1qceJ_Q

What do you think? Are you a cyclist? Do you encounter these situations as an enthusiast? I found this video very insightful and wanted to share it with...
11-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,943
Posted By alloo

Just make sure that you bring your battery inside...

Just make sure that you bring your battery inside at home and at the office. I ride my ebike year around.
11-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,989
Posted By alloo

Buy an ebike and you will enjoy riding more.

Buy an ebike and you will enjoy riding more.
11-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,471
Posted By alloo

The issue with kits is that regular spokes and...

The issue with kits is that regular spokes and tires can't handle the additional weight, frame flex, and speed of an ebike. The additional weight is because the frames are stronger. Ebikes don't need...
11-01-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,380
Posted By alloo

I do, but I generally use less pedal assist and...

I do, but I generally use less pedal assist and slow down in snow. So level 2, I ride a hub drive ebike, last year I rode a mid drive ebike. Ice is worse than snow. In the Netherlands, the...
10-19-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,410
Posted By alloo

Bring your battery indoors. The bikes can stay in...

Bring your battery indoors. The bikes can stay in the garage.
09-28-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,318
Posted By alloo

I wanted to get back into beach cruisers for...

I wanted to get back into beach cruisers for riding around the neighborhood. Then I decided I wanted to commute. I am a type 2 diabetic, then I noticed that my blood sugars have gone down. My first...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,942
Posted By alloo

12-17 mph. I ride an ebike. What I find is that I...

12-17 mph. I ride an ebike. What I find is that I like to cruise. I cruise but I end up going faster as I get into my commute. Other days, I'm in a rush. When I rush I'm more prone to accidents and...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By alloo

Cargo pants, Cargo Shorts from Costco.

Cargo pants, Cargo Shorts from Costco.
07-03-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,030
Posted By alloo

I was looking at the HyperScorpion for $2899 for...

I was looking at the HyperScorpion for $2899 for $100 more I could purchase a Piaggio Liberty 150 Scooter.
06-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,335
Posted By alloo

These Sondors bikes look good!...

These Sondors bikes look good! https://electrek.co/2020/06/23/sondors-rockstar-cruiser-lx-bafang-ultra-electric-bike/
06-09-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,250
Posted By alloo

Yes, I lose weight if I reduce my caloric input....

Yes, I lose weight if I reduce my caloric input. I try to lose 1-3 lbs per week. Some weeks, I'm successful others not so. I lost 30 lbs last year. I ride 25 miles 4x per week. I use level 2-3.
06-09-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By alloo

I think ebikes are modeled after mopeds. Gas...

I think ebikes are modeled after mopeds. Gas Tanks and Batteries just so happen to be in the same place as batteries are on ebikes now. On my rack mounted ebike, the battery disconnects some times...
05-31-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By alloo

Ebike Commuting in Denver

Here's my ebike commute. 12 miles about 50 mins. Denver Using a Helmet Cam. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3kKvYKYlZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POB_EmzNc80&t=47s
05-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,353
Posted By alloo

A year later. I have lost 30 lbs and still...

A year later. I have lost 30 lbs and still working on it. I purchased a new Blix Aveny this March and commuted during the winter. The first winter is a big learning curve. I learned that I don't like...
05-12-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,616
Posted By alloo

When will bicycles get ABS?

When will bicycles get ABS?
05-07-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By alloo

I commute in Denver about 12 miles one way mostly...

I commute in Denver about 12 miles one way mostly flat. I bought a Blix Aveny it came with a rack and lights, I got a basket installed. Love it. I use level 2-3 assist get around 40+ miles per...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By alloo

My rack stays on the bike, but the bags come off.

My rack stays on the bike, but the bags come off.
04-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,315
Posted By alloo

People want to live in cities. More people live...

People want to live in cities. More people live in cities than the suburb. Freeway commuting forces you to buy a car. You're essentially stuck in a cage for hours. More freeways results in more...
04-28-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,756
Posted By alloo

I sold my car in 2005, after I started commuting...

I sold my car in 2005, after I started commuting with my scooter. I also read "How to live well without a car" by Chris Balish and now 15 years later, I order my groceries from Walmart. The only...
04-23-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,199
Posted By alloo

I think with the Corvid-19 the trend is...

I think with the Corvid-19 the trend is accelerating to Internet bike purchases. Bicycle Shops are becoming service centers instead. Trek is selling bikes on the Internet and direct shipping them to...
04-12-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By alloo

Red face But Electra isn't. I called to ask them.

But Electra isn't. I called to ask them.
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