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Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,842
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By cat0020

I've been pedaling across the Brooklyn Bridge...

I've been pedaling across the Brooklyn Bridge since 2013, most of that time bicycles are mixed with pedestrians, tourists from out of town that are looking at their phones taking pictures than...
05-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,568
Posted By cat0020

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range...

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range electric bikes with NLAW rockets to take out Russian tanks

https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/ukraine-soldiers-electric-bikes/

NO, that's not the battery...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,937
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday: ...

Nice day out yesterday:
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this...

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this morning..
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
05-19-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By cat0020

“Trail” covers a lot of ground, can you be more...

“Trail” covers a lot of ground, can you be more specific?
Hardpack railway trail? stone covered ATV trail? black diamond ski trail?

Also if you specify your range of budget for this ebike...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By cat0020

IME, in the US, the more roads you build/have,...

IME, in the US, the more roads you build/have, the more cars you'll have to occupy the roads.
Maybe by reducing the amount of roads for motor vehicles,
and enforcing the law on offenders who park...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By cat0020

One advantage to disc wheels, the rim being out...

One advantage to disc wheels, the rim being out of true is not so much of a reason to stop riding, brakes do not rub against the rim.
You can limp home and adjust the spokes at a later time.
05-13-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By cat0020

As a bicycle mechanic for decades, I try to avoid...

As a bicycle mechanic for decades, I try to avoid putting a heavy ebike onto a workstand.
Easy enough to just flip the ebike upside down and have it rests on the saddle & handlebar to remove the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down. ...

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down.
I've been riding my 20" Sundeal mechanical disc brake folding bike for over 3 years.
The rotors are 140mm, calipers are cheap, cable actuated, brake...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By cat0020

I've had good luck with these on my recumbent: ...

I've had good luck with these on my recumbent:
They are cheap, decent grip.. haven't gotten a flat with them for over 700 miles. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By cat0020

Thread revival.. How many in this thread...

Thread revival..

How many in this thread still commute in NYC?

NYC wants to take 25% of its street space away from cars in favor of a walkable/bikeable city
...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By cat0020

Thread revival.. I guess motorists are...

Thread revival..

I guess motorists are going to be more upset..

NYC wants to take 25% of its street space away from cars in favor of a walkable/bikeable city
...
05-10-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By cat0020

I don't trust used carbon frame/fork... ...

I don't trust used carbon frame/fork...
Probably the least expensive, new 1" carbon fork you can find.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/351849537871
05-10-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By cat0020

I live & commute in NYC metro area. Plenty of...

I live & commute in NYC metro area.
Plenty of opinion, product, prototype, behavior, food research goes on that pay well for people who can clearly express their thoughts without bias.
There are...
05-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,779
Posted By cat0020

As a bicyclist for over 30 years in the USA, I...

As a bicyclist for over 30 years in the USA, I agree that bicycles (& motorcycles) are mostly considered as toys in the USA, most motorists feel that they don't belong on public roads.

I've worked...
05-07-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,779
Posted By cat0020

PAS 80 mile range.. with 2.5 batteries.. looks...

PAS 80 mile range.. with 2.5 batteries.. looks heavy..
https://electrek.co/2022/05/07/fucare-launches-wild-looking-new-28-mph-gemini-electric-bikes-with-dual-batteries-for-long-range/...
05-04-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By cat0020

Maybe specify what you're trying to achieve with...

Maybe specify what you're trying to achieve with the "upgrades" for you've planned for your Rad Mini.
Higher output motor for more climbing ability or higher cruising speed?
Are you experiencing...
05-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By cat0020

Does wife maintain hydration & nutrition during...

Does wife maintain hydration & nutrition during the rides?
Drink plenty before & during the ride, switch to Gatorade if water is not enough.
Banana, orange & blueberries, or even just mixed trail...
05-02-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By cat0020

For years, I would switch cranks on my bikes...

For years, I would switch cranks on my bikes according to my flexibility.
In the winter time, when I'm less flexible, I ride with shorter crankarms.
I ride more on the indoor trainers/rollers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By cat0020

Few different tiller I've tried.. ...

Few different tiller I've tried..
https://i.imgur.com/Ifmfydu.jpg
One on the right is the one I've used for Aheadstem conversion.
Once the tiller is folded, the bike still folds to a compact size...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By cat0020

I'm about 5'10", been commuting on folding bikes...

I'm about 5'10", been commuting on folding bikes since 2013 or so.
The solutions that I've been using to convert folding stem with usage of regular ahead stem has been long in the trials.
My first...
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By cat0020

FB marketplace.. maybe locals can just pick it up...

FB marketplace.. maybe locals can just pick it up instead of packing & shipping a recumbent.
04-30-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

Just as there will always be those who want to go...

Just as there will always be those who want to go faster, there will always be those who criticize, no matter what you are trying to do.
Know your risk and operate knowing what you're risking is all...
04-29-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

I pay into Medicare, Disability insurance and...

I pay into Medicare, Disability insurance and more for the last 30+ years; I am entitled to those coverages that I paid into.
By the time I get to qualify for Medicare likely they would run out of...
04-29-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By cat0020

Could be crankarm length related. Generally,...

Could be crankarm length related.
Generally, ebikes have less available options for shorter crankarms from the factory.
if your wife is smaller in stature, she may require shorter crankarms....
04-28-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

After 20+ years of motorcycling and four decades...

After 20+ years of motorcycling and four decades of pedaling, I sometimes choose to ride without a helmet, too.
Luckily, my state doesn't have helmet law.
I feel people should be allow to choose...
04-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By cat0020

The micro ebikes that I bought in OCT 2021 has...

The micro ebikes that I bought in OCT 2021 has small 14" steel wheels with tubeless tires.
https://i.imgur.com/XKIi8lF.jpg
The fat tire ebike I purchased prior to pandemic has 20x4.0 cast wheels...
04-26-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By cat0020

Yeah, if only this XP Premium has cast wheels,...

Yeah, if only this XP Premium has cast wheels, I'd be all over it.
My Lectric XP 2.0 is experiencing loose spokes with only 550 miles on it.

I feel that the XP Premium can also have narrower...
04-26-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By cat0020

Battery & motor in rear hub.. regen braking: ...

Battery & motor in rear hub.. regen braking:
https://electrek.co/2022/04/26/mini-cooper-maker-launches-four-new-electric-bicycles-with-regenerative-braking/...
04-25-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By cat0020

If you're hauling 350 lb., you might need better...

If you're hauling 350 lb., you might need better brakes than the mechanical disc brakes..
Other than that, looks like a great deal for $400.
04-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By cat0020

Not a good candidate for conversion. Likely...

Not a good candidate for conversion.
Likely frame or parts will start to fail once you put an electric conversion and ride it regularly.
The old Schwinn 10-speed is not meant for daily operation...
04-23-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By cat0020

75 lb. for single battery or dual battery for...

75 lb. for single battery or dual battery for this Premium model?

Personally, I have no problem wit hub-motor ebikes, but $1800 for a mid-drive with dual batterie is a very good deal.
I hope...
04-21-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,779
Posted By cat0020

Europeans already love electric cargo bikes, and...

Europeans already love electric cargo bikes, and now Americans are embracing these low-cost car alternatives
...
04-20-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

I don't think his bike has enough clearance for...

I don't think his bike has enough clearance for moped wheels/tires combo.
It's not just the OD that matters when it comes to fitting wheels onto your bicycle frame.
More rugged wheels/tires combo...
04-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,744
Posted By cat0020

Luna launches its first hub motor e-bike and...

Luna launches its first hub motor e-bike and lowest-cost model yet, the feature-packed Luna Eclipse. $1400.
...
04-20-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By cat0020

It's called aging, we ALL have to deal with it. ...

It's called aging, we ALL have to deal with it.
Eventually, we ALL rely on one form or another to help us get to enjoy cycling when we get older, until we can't.
It may feel "strange" or "weird"...
04-19-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you...

Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down.;)
Personally, I try to use the brakes as little as possible.
For hydraulic brakes, the type of brake pads & rotors that you use can affect the...
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,722,248
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/FbviJfs_ZgE

https://youtu.be/FbviJfs_ZgE
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,722,248
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/CofRmGdaShY

https://youtu.be/CofRmGdaShY
04-17-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,568
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/uk2ou5gt_94

https://youtu.be/uk2ou5gt_94
04-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,568
Posted By cat0020

Agree, however extent of injuries often difficult...

Agree, however extent of injuries often difficult to follow post incidents.
Even further the complexity, most people don't have the means to seek treatments during pandemic when hospitals are...
04-14-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By cat0020

Already posted in the Folding Electric Bike...

Already posted in the Folding Electric Bike thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1234967-folding-electric-bikes-recent-hype-4.html) two days ago.
Price is great, but it's a single...
04-14-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By cat0020

Stay on top of your spoke tension, rigid frame...

Stay on top of your spoke tension, rigid frame with 37 mph operation sometimes need stout wheels/tires.
04-14-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,568
Posted By cat0020

Some interesting data: ...

Some interesting data:

https://electrek.co/2022/04/13/ucla-injury-rate-study-of-micromobility-vehicles-reveals-the-most-dangerous/
04-14-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By cat0020

Difficulties of bike designs involve...

Difficulties of bike designs involve accommodating frame strength & performance for riders with wide range of physique.
You can't expect these lightweight, folding ebike to hold up or perform the...
04-13-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,744
Posted By cat0020

Fix from Fiido: ...

Fix from Fiido:

https://electrek.co/2022/04/13/after-revealing-that-their-bike-has-a-tendency-to-break-in-half-fiido-quickly-announces-new-plan/
...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,182
Posted By cat0020

Just few blocks from my work, thankfully, I got...

Just few blocks from my work, thankfully, I got to work before the carnage:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/multiple-people-shot-at-brooklyn-train-station
Forum: Commuting
04-12-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,182
Posted By cat0020

Commute in Brooklyn this morning: ...

Commute in Brooklyn this morning:
https://fb.watch/clr10JlxLm/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61082792 (https://fb.watch/clr10JlxLm/)
04-12-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,744
Posted By cat0020

Lectric’s new budget folding ebike, it's too bad...

Lectric’s new budget folding ebike, it's too bad that it's a single speed.

https://electrek.co/2022/04/11/lectric-xp-lite-electric-bike-launched-first-test-ride/...
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