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11-19-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By kayakindude

Watts human vs motor

Math question on electric assist. Riding a 75 pound fat tire Rad Rover for about 20 miles today. I noticed that on assist level one, regardless of which mechanical gear I was in the computer stated...
11-17-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,181
Posted By kayakindude

Riders from the RI/Ma border. Your email bounced.

Riders from the RI/Ma border. Your email bounced.
11-10-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,691
Posted By kayakindude

I have 20 and 24 inch folders, three tandems (one...

I have 20 and 24 inch folders, three tandems (one electric assist, another just a single speed),
two road bikes and now just added this beast...
11-09-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,691
Posted By kayakindude

simply awesome :) I have folders, tandems...

simply awesome :)

I have folders, tandems (one with assist), road bikes, and now electric Rad fat bikes. I enjoy each and every style and each one pedals. One is not better than the other for...
10-17-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By kayakindude

Yeah it's a lot of bike for the money and I'm...

Yeah it's a lot of bike for the money and I'm thinking of using them for gravel and or combo off and on road routes. Already have the tandem and a Chameleon for long road rides and a bunch of folders...
10-12-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By kayakindude

I just grabbed two Radrover 6's for $1250 each...

I just grabbed two Radrover 6's for $1250 each with the sale and military discount. They can replace my 90's Giant Iguanas hanging in the garage for the last 10 years.
09-15-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By kayakindude

Pres-sale came out today. ...

Pres-sale came out today.
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they have that air model that...
09-13-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,691
Posted By kayakindude

Exactly, I've been called a cheater and had...

Exactly, I've been called a cheater and had riders say it's easy to climb a hill because we have a motor. Pretty sure that heart rate monitor and sweat pouring off is an indication that we are...
09-11-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By kayakindude

Swytch has one set up specifically for Brompton...

Swytch has one set up specifically for Brompton and or users of the front mounting bag. They have a new look with a slim battery and 60% off if you do a survey. I think prices are higher now (what...
09-11-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,034
Posted By kayakindude

Paul I like the idea of battery on the rear rack....

Paul I like the idea of battery on the rear rack. Biggest issue with seatpost battery is it restricts air travel. Folder should be able to ride analog where battery use runs out or is restricted.
09-08-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,691
Posted By kayakindude

It's not really about being too young to ride an...

It's not really about being too young to ride an e-bike. My single is analog and our tandem low level PAS assist, what the assist does is cut down the time of the ride on either your route or getting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By kayakindude

Why not consider adding e-assist? Brompton has a ...

Why not consider adding e-assist? Brompton has a system and there are front hub conversion kits. Swytch can be set to 15 or 20mph, you will still be working your but off but it will keep you with...
07-17-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,408
Posted By kayakindude

That sums it up nicely. I have assist on the...

That sums it up nicely. I have assist on the tandem and none on my solo bikes but when the time comes I will happily add assist to continue riding like I'm still in my 20's. I just don't get the...
06-25-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By kayakindude

Tandem is a 2006 Cannondale with disc brakes. LBS...

Tandem is a 2006 Cannondale with disc brakes. LBS took the rear hub apart and cleaned it up, lubricated. Mechanic said it was pretty dirty. Rear disc brakes were also readjusted. Mech is working on...
06-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By kayakindude

We brought it to the LBS and asked them to pull...

We brought it to the LBS and asked them to pull the rear hub apart and inspect. Great feedback on that possibility. It would make sense that it is loudest when climbing because all of the weight is...
06-20-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback so far. It's been really...

Thanks for the feedback so far. It's been really frustrating. To be fair the LBS has been working well with us to resolve, but someone there is going to have to ride it out for 4+ miles to isolate...
06-17-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By kayakindude

A few tips on the kit, it's a 10mm mount, your...

A few tips on the kit, it's a 10mm mount, your bike is probably good because it's a heavy and probably steel fork. If the eyelet diameter is smaller a flat file will help the motor mount fit.

I...
06-17-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By kayakindude

More than creaking

Videos of the issue (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RXvuHJd2SzM01Gn17rpDx7TMvD6rf0cc)

Any advice appreciated. We are about $800 into service and parts replacement trying to eliminate this...
05-29-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By kayakindude

Weird...

On a group ride with our tandem this morning and another cyclist says "nice hub", then mentions he had originated the front hub motor and his idea has been stolen many times over. A few miles later...
04-09-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By kayakindude

Lack of standardization is an issue, there are...

Lack of standardization is an issue, there are many different couplings on top of the many different sensor styles, compounded by left vs right. Agreed square taper is the easiest. My 1st installment...
04-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By kayakindude

It's the little things

I'm more of a stumbler than studier, ironic considering my background is in training. That said I have a few frustrations that hopefully sharing will help the next newbie out there-

PAS sensors-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By kayakindude

Not sure if you can fit a brompton block adapter...

Not sure if you can fit a brompton block adapter on a bike Friday but swytch makes a mount for it. There should be plenty of slack in the wire but if more is needed there are extenders available on...
03-18-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,641
Posted By kayakindude

Been awhile since I rode indoor with the wife but...

Been awhile since I rode indoor with the wife but you just drag your icon to any point on the route. Note this only for solo rides, not group riding or racing.
03-12-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,216
Posted By kayakindude

Sorry to hear you had issues with the motor. What...

Sorry to hear you had issues with the motor. What went wrong with it in 5 rides? I've had mine on a tandem for over a year without issue but have only ridden in the pouring rain once. Was wondering...
02-23-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback. Ended up dropping the...

Thanks for the feedback. Ended up dropping the Kia rear seats and sticking it in the trunk.
02-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By kayakindude

That's the cheapest option and funny enough I...

That's the cheapest option and funny enough I bought our newer cannondale tandem in the Myrtle beach area and managed to bring it back north in the Optima, but I had to remove the handlebars and...
02-15-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By kayakindude

That's the rack I am thinking about. Interesting...

That's the rack I am thinking about. Interesting that you guys take the front and rear wheels off. Makes sense because I assume more flexing on a trunk system. On the jeep tire mount I've been...
02-14-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By kayakindude

Trunk mounted carrier

Has anyone used a basic 2 bike trunk mounted rack to carry their tandem short distances?

I need something to move our 91 Cannondale about 5 miles in either direction to get to safer routes....
02-12-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By kayakindude

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have...

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have one regular and one pro, but only setup our tandem so far. I rotate the two batteries.

You will need a 10mm fork or have to feather down the motor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback, the adult "kids" ended...

Thanks for the feedback, the adult "kids" ended up gravitating to the the Citizen Barcelona and two Miami's. Not the same value but in the end they are paying so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback, will probably go this...

Thanks for the feedback, will probably go this route. Thinking larger because these are strictly for vacation and won't be used on mass transport. Should be a big improvement over the single speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By kayakindude

Downtube Dyan

Anyone out there have one and any feedback? Looking to replace my 10 year old Walmart cruisers with a full sized folder since I somehow manage to get 3 full sized cruisers and 2 tandems into an under...
01-20-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,970
Posted By kayakindude

You can set the view so that you don't see your...

You can set the view so that you don't see your avatar, just the open road.
01-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,579
Posted By kayakindude

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries...

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries removable for air travel? Fine with riding non electric when away for work. I like the quick release system I have so you can switch to between but...
01-16-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,579
Posted By kayakindude

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get...

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get somewhat normal and I have to actually go back to the office again I am probably looking at something similar. Only apprehension of a seatpost...
01-16-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By kayakindude

How much assist are you looking for? I think the...

How much assist are you looking for? I think the motor/system can be tailored to the that answer. If it's just hill assist or extension of range without comprising the handling then 250 should do it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,941
Posted By kayakindude

I don't see removing the front wheel a detriment....

I don't see removing the front wheel a detriment. On the contrary I feel a lot better leaving my Chameleon unattended in the vestibule area of the train while I grab a comfortable seat for the ride...
01-09-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,641
Posted By kayakindude

Make sure reality in your settings is set to 100....

Make sure reality in your settings is set to 100. You don't use a rear tire so it can't be slippage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,228
Posted By kayakindude

Other option is adding a brompton block adapter...

Other option is adding a brompton block adapter to the front. It holds a lot and makes for a stable ride. I have the Via (daughters), beautiful bike. Also the Mariner (wifes), again great bike I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By kayakindude

Not all folders need one. I have the Vybe without...

Not all folders need one. I have the Vybe without one and never drop the chain. My other Dahons, Airnimal, and Zizzos ( I'm starting to think I have an illness) ride fine without one. I suspect...
12-20-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,970
Posted By kayakindude

You can also check out the 5 most popular routes,...

You can also check out the 5 most popular routes, which gets updated monthly.
...
12-18-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,970
Posted By kayakindude

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and...

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and it was a lot of fun. Rode along the Pacific coast highway with about 20 riders. It was similar to a real world group ride. There are two drafting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By kayakindude

Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really...

Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really neat design. If I ever go with a ground up electric it will be this one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,615
Posted By kayakindude

I think Pacific Reach also is tied into the...

I think Pacific Reach also is tied into the development of the Chameleon, but it's been a few years since it was discussed. You can order one direct from Airnimal but also keep an eye out for a used...
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By kayakindude

Swytch opened their launch window but I am...

Swytch opened their launch window but I am surprised by how much the price jumped since last year....
10-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By kayakindude

Hey I went through your link to build out a 700cc...

Hey I went through your link to build out a 700cc wheel just to compare and get a price. Love that they have a tandem option. Always good to have several choices.
10-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By kayakindude

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As...

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As others mentioned it depends on what you are looking for. Swytch will take the edge out of climbing and pulling a loaded trailer for a crew looking for...
09-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,214
Posted By kayakindude

No charges...

No charges (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/driver-in-crash-that-killed-jets-coach-greg-knapp-will-not-be-charged-135022018.html)

Truly an injustice.
09-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By kayakindude

Echoing on riding one more than once as it is a...

Echoing on riding one more than once as it is a different feeling than a single and it takes a few times to build trust. My wife won't go back to a single now but I bought an e-kit to balance us...
09-09-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By kayakindude

We have a 250w hub in the front, keeps our...

We have a 250w hub in the front, keeps our average about the same as without a trailer. Battery is on the handlebar.
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