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07-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up...

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up sharing a squatting toilet & outhouses with no running water.
Bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles out number cars about 10 to 1 where I grew up.
My older...
07-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

Private sector is going electric for deliveries,...

Private sector is going electric for deliveries, too.

https://electrek.co/2022/07/04/amazon-to-use-walking-electric-cargo-bikes-to-replace-thousands-of-van-deliveries/
...
07-01-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By cat0020

I remember watching Spyro Gyra Jaco Pastorius &...

I remember watching Spyro Gyra Jaco Pastorius & Frank Zappa jamming.
They were musical geniuses.
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 1,732,241
Posted By cat0020

That's a restore for sure. $2.1 Million Dollar...

That's a restore for sure.
$2.1 Million Dollar Barn Find: A 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
https://silodrome.com/barn-find-porsche-550-spyder/...
06-28-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By cat0020

If life ever slows down enough, I hope to do such...

If life ever slows down enough, I hope to do such cycling trips with my wife.
Bent axles is rare, with solid, bolt-on axles on your bike it is even more difficult to determine what caused the bent...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,301
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/Qrll0sG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Qrll0sG.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 1,732,241
Posted By cat0020

Dan Gurney cools off near A.J.Foyt during a pit...

Dan Gurney cools off near A.J.Foyt during a pit stop of the Shelby American team (Ford Mk IV), Le Mans, 1967.
https://i.imgur.com/H6wUsCK.jpg

Porsche dream garage: ...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 1,732,241
Posted By cat0020

Porsche logo didn't give it away? Here's the...

Porsche logo didn't give it away?

Here's the Fords:
https://i.imgur.com/2JttV6Z.jpg


and an Alfa
https://i.imgur.com/7dMg9YC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BJQwjU2.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 1,732,241
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/RNjo8vK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RNjo8vK.jpg
06-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

Nah, trikes are too wide for me to filter through...

Nah, trikes are too wide for me to filter through traffic.
If I’m wide as a car, I just as well drive (be in a cage).

It’s very difficult to predict how much volume of food to order during...
06-16-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By cat0020

I'm not aware that Nexus 8-speed hub being...

I'm not aware that Nexus 8-speed hub being compatible with Road bike type STI levers, usually the Nexus 8-speed hub is paired with the REVO shifter intergraded with MTB type brake levers, similar to...
06-13-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think...

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think it's a good value.
Compare to Lectric XP 2.0 at $1000, REI bikes are a bit expensive, but Lectric doesn't have retail stores that may offer support....
06-12-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By cat0020

3500w per wheel.. ...

3500w per wheel..
https://chinaplanets.com/Chinese-fl...00-w-electric-bike-on-which-you-can-only-sit/...
06-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,445
Posted By cat0020

I remember it came in a case with a watch: ...

I remember it came in a case with a watch:
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/dura_ace_25th_1998.html
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/speed_047.jpg...
06-10-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

Exciting new offerings from REI: ...

Exciting new offerings from REI:

https://electrek.co/2022/06/10/rei-co-op-cycles-generation-e-1-2/
...
06-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By cat0020

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-...

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-electric-mail-bike/
The USPS is already testing mail delivery by electric bike with these neat little US-built mail bikes.

Far better than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,391
Posted By cat0020

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing...

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing factor of sensitivity to brakes.
The Mercier seems to have 35-55mm shorter wheelbase than the other mini velos that I have experience with; likely...
Forum: Foo
05-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 1,732,241
Posted By cat0020

Growing up this was one of my dream car to have.....

Growing up this was one of my dream car to have..
https://i.imgur.com/62R5bpM.jpg
05-26-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By cat0020

Nice work, I hope the frame stays together for...

Nice work, I hope the frame stays together for you, I've broken two of those bonded carbon/aluminum TREK frames, just riding in all weather & the bond separated without warning.
Be very careful...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15,583
Views: 11,940,505
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: 2,078
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: 40
Views: 2,122
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: 1,270
Views: 371,228
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: 2,078
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: 20
Views: 1,056
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: 2,078
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: 1,190
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: 16
Views: 799
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: 1,190
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: 460
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: 2,078
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: 1,036
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: 307
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: 1,025
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: 83
Views: 14,053
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: 83
Views: 14,053
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: 507
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: 710
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: 710
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: 414
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: 414
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: 520
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: 4,318
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: 4,318
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: 710
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: 4,318
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: 2,018
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: 2,018
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: 3,670
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: 763
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.
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