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01-06-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,486
Posted By linberl

Glad I don't live near you and that I know the...

Glad I don't live near you and that I know the difference between pedal assist ebikes and motor scooters. Don't bother replying as I've blocked you.
01-06-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,486
Posted By linberl

Fortunately you don't make the laws.

Fortunately you don't make the laws.
12-10-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,486
Posted By linberl

Assuming throttles are always used in lieu of...

Assuming throttles are always used in lieu of pedaling is a mistake. Many riders with arthritis in knees or other health issues use a throttle on take off as pedal assist requires some rotation to...
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By linberl

Smaller wheels are stronger, too.

Smaller wheels are stronger, too.
09-18-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,269
Posted By linberl

Imo all e-bike companies should have literature...

Imo all e-bike companies should have literature in the manual AND a sticker on the bike stating that service is required every "x" miles. People who know how to wrench their own bikes won't end up...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By linberl

If you have the space and the money, then both...

If you have the space and the money, then both are an ideal. The 2 wheeler for quick trips, local errands, and multimodal transit. The recumbent for longer rides and for things like trips to food...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By linberl

As DeadGrandpa said, e-assist is helpful with a...

As DeadGrandpa said, e-assist is helpful with a trike because of the added weight of the machine and inability to stand to mash. But if you're in pretty good shape, it is not necessary. Where i...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By linberl

It will take a while to get your "bent legs"...

It will take a while to get your "bent legs" because the bents use different muscles or muscles differently. Get as light a trike as you can afford. For city riding I recommend one with a higher...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By linberl

I'd send BF the pictures of the dents and ask...

I'd send BF the pictures of the dents and ask them for their opinion. Call them first and let them know you are sending the pics and it might be a safety issue. They're pretty busy so you want to...
07-19-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

The hypocrisy is saying that because a minority...

The hypocrisy is saying that because a minority of unmotorized riders can go as fast as ebikes, then ebikes are the problem. My point to you was that cars can go faster than the speed limit and what...
07-19-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

Maybe if you live where people are out of shape,...

Maybe if you live where people are out of shape, but most of the riders on my MUP pass me easily even when I crank it up to 15mph on the empty parts. That's women, seniors, kids. Our local group...
07-18-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

The only e-bikes I've seen in real life that go...

The only e-bikes I've seen in real life that go too fast for MUPs are class 3 and they aren't legal on most MUPS anyway. Class 1 and 2 are capped at 20mph. A fit adult rider can go 20mph on a...
07-18-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

Our paths are all multi-use, but some sections...

Our paths are all multi-use, but some sections have lines drawn designating bike lanes and pedestrian sections. Many pedestrians think it's just fine to walk in the designated bike lane, or to walk...
07-17-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

I often am a pedestrian on our paths and a slow...

I often am a pedestrian on our paths and a slow one as I use a walker! However, that doesn't change the fact that on my paths I see people walking in the bike lanes when there is a designated...
07-09-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,347
Posted By linberl

I am going to disagree with you. Even if a...

I am going to disagree with you. Even if a cyclist is going 10 mph, if a pedestrian suddenly walks in front of them, it's not the cyclist's fault but that's what will be said. If a kid breaks lose...
06-26-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,579
Posted By linberl

I went car free 5 years ago with an e-bike. Now...

I went car free 5 years ago with an e-bike. Now due to medical issues, I am still car free but with an e-recumbent trike. since you are in Europe, I would suggest checking to see if Stromer is still...
05-02-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By linberl

Hub drives are also a PITA with flats. Many...

Hub drives are also a PITA with flats. Many times you can just pull the tube out and patch, but not always.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,046
Posted By linberl

If you look carefully, you'll see my Bike Friday...

If you look carefully, you'll see my Bike Friday pakiT folded up in my dentist's waiting room. Hint: next to the chairs. ...
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By linberl

My trike wasn't high-end but I'd never even...

My trike wasn't high-end but I'd never even ridden a trike at all and ordered online. You have to either accept that if you aren't happy you will sell it for some loss or, if they have a return...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,251
Posted By linberl

I bit the bullet and ordered fenders finally, ...

I bit the bullet and ordered fenders finally, Many days with breaks in the rain of several hours and super wet roadways with mud; once I get the fenders installed i can get a ride in between the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By linberl

Check your DMs.Read the Bikes descripiton under...

Check your DMs.Read the Bikes descripiton under my user name ;-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By linberl

Would be kinda cool if it folded up inside the...

Would be kinda cool if it folded up inside the cargo box, which had drop down transport wheels. Maybe one side of the box could be hinged. put a lid on for perfect storage, lol. Or an instant...
02-24-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,107
Posted By linberl

Do you have any data showing the injuries were...

Do you have any data showing the injuries were the result of balance? Simon Cowell is a well known example of multiple ebike injuries and they were the result of simply not being familiar with the...
02-21-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,061
Posted By linberl

oh, dang, I never thought of sliding the tube...

oh, dang, I never thought of sliding the tube instead of dropping the wheel, lol. Brilliant. I mostly just pull out spots and patch them if i can see it which is fast and easy. But for some reason...
02-21-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,061
Posted By linberl

Other than the added hassle changing rear flats I...

Other than the added hassle changing rear flats I don't experience any downside to my rear hub. But it's a big enough pain for me to consider a mid-drive. i got 2 flats in my marathon plus tire;...
02-20-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,107
Posted By linberl

At 72 I was riding an e-assist 2 wheeler with...

At 72 I was riding an e-assist 2 wheeler with absolutely zero problems as my main vehicle in congested urban traffic. And again, i bet I was a better rider than many of the younger folks I see out...
02-19-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,107
Posted By linberl

That's an incredibly ignorant statement. Because...

That's an incredibly ignorant statement. Because someone has arthritis in their knees or back does not mean they should not ride an e-bike. Being older doesn't mean you are
declining mentally nor...
02-18-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,107
Posted By linberl

i've had to move to a recumbent trike from my DF...

i've had to move to a recumbent trike from my DF bikes. Tadpoles are pretty stable unless you are a dumba** and take turns at unsafe speeds. While I disliked it at first, since i was sort of forced...
02-18-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,107
Posted By linberl

Except many folks over 60 have physical...

Except many folks over 60 have physical limitations and would not be able to ride at all without assist. There are 2 groups of ebike riders - those who simply want the ease and speed without full...
Forum: Recumbent
02-17-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By linberl

Yes, apologies Newbert, for any derailing....

Yes, apologies Newbert, for any derailing. Hopefully you find some of it informative. I did notice that Eco Cycle will program your Tongsheng initially to your stated needs. So if you just want a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-17-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By linberl

I've got a triple on my e trike and have not once...

I've got a triple on my e trike and have not once left the big chain ring. My cassette is 11-32. you must have huge mountains to climb if you think you'll need that kind of range with e-assist - or...
02-14-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By linberl

Recumbent / Trike Model TSDZ-TOO - Universal...

Recumbent / Trike Model TSDZ-TOO - Universal Retrofitting Torque Sensi - Eco Cycles (https://cycles.eco/collections/tongsheng-tsdz2/products/tsdz2ecoplusrecumbenttrikemodel?variant=40846283604145). ...
02-13-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,049
Posted By linberl

Basic stuff: rear hub motors are a pain when,...

Basic stuff: rear hub motors are a pain when, not if, you get a flat. so either go with a mid-drive or make your rear tire impervious (tannus liners or something equally protective). avoid...
Forum: Recumbent
02-12-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By linberl

HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus 20 Test Ride -...

HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus 20 Test Ride - BentRider Online Forums (https://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=161003&highlight=scorpion)
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By linberl

I agree about a throttle. Even if you don't use...

I agree about a throttle. Even if you don't use it often to take off, it can (and has been for me) a life saver in situations where a car makes it necessary for you to move out of the way FAST, much...
02-03-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By linberl

I guess I wasn't sure if it was even safe to use...

I guess I wasn't sure if it was even safe to use it on them. I will take the caliper off the wheel and apply some and let it sit, then remount to the mount bracket so it's held in place and try...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By linberl

That's cause their weather sucks all year round,...

That's cause their weather sucks all year round, lol!
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,251
Posted By linberl

I'm seeing more and more new trike riders almost...

I'm seeing more and more new trike riders almost daily here. The Bay Trail is an extraordinary place to ride with unparalleled views. You can stop on your trike and watch the Great Blue Herons, or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By linberl

Ahh....good point about end of the month, hadn't...

Ahh....good point about end of the month, hadn't thought about that. Maybe right after people get their tax refunds!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By linberl

Is there a best time of year to sell a folder?

i was going to wait until Spring, thinking people probably don't buy bikes in winter, but then it occurred to me that maybe people are thinking about taxes at that time. So - do you think there is a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,249
Posted By linberl

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to...

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to a mid-drive and been reading up on torque v. cadence systems, it's clear to me that there is a need for both. not every rider is suited to a torque...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,251
Posted By linberl

not have to put a foot down has actually made me...

not have to put a foot down has actually made me a much nicer more tolerant and lawabiding rider!
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By linberl

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50...

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50 degrees. Think about what chair in your home is the most comfortable for you for long periods of time. What's the angle? That's a good starting point....
11-23-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By linberl

If you have a lot of flat ground you may find...

If you have a lot of flat ground you may find yourself spinning out at 92 gear inches depending on how much assist you dial in. It can create "ghost pedaling" where you spin a little and stop and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-20-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By linberl

It's entirely possible it is different where you...

It's entirely possible it is different where you live. I live in the Bay Area and bike shops can be very picky about what they work on, there aren't enough shops and mechanics so they don't have to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-31-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
Posted By linberl

Actually I'd have to say I had a better view on...

Actually I'd have to say I had a better view on my 2 wheelers, especially of traffic. now i have to find ways to see around vehicles where i used to just easily look over them. And the scenery view...
Forum: Recumbent
10-29-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
Posted By linberl

It's really been useful recently. Most...

It's really been useful recently. Most restaurants here have set up outdoor seating (as a result of Covid) and it's staying. Due to my health condition, I have to take my folding walker on the...
10-19-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By linberl

Where do you live? i had a rear wheel hub system...

Where do you live? i had a rear wheel hub system installed on my recumbent trike by a terrific guy in the Bay Area. If yours is a tadpole style trike, 2 front wheels, then Dillinger, Leeds, and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By linberl

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes...

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes several months ago, I can relate to some of your comments. However, as I've gotten my bent legs, I find my speed is nearly the same as on a 2 wheeler and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By linberl

I used to shift like that on a 2 wheeler I had. ...

I used to shift like that on a 2 wheeler I had. Lift with the heel of my shoe to go up. I waxed the chain though so no mess. Can also do it with a right angle hex key and keep clean.
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