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Forum: Foo
01-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 1,660,860
Posted By cat0020

Not sure of year/model, but it's an Alfa Romeo....

Not sure of year/model, but it's an Alfa Romeo. 2.5L engine.
https://i.imgur.com/DATxrJ2.jpg
Next to my moto:
https://i.imgur.com/mTxnjva.jpg
01-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,218
Posted By cat0020

Try out the stock gearing for few rides before...

Try out the stock gearing for few rides before you change it out. I find the stock gearing is decent.
I rarely find myself cruising or pedaling with PAS at top gear (smallest cog), only when...
01-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,218
Posted By cat0020

Seatpost battery has significantly larger...

Seatpost battery has significantly larger diameter than regular seatposts.
I don't think there is a shim available to allow usage of regular seapost with battery seatpost frame on the Qualisports...
Forum: Foo
01-17-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 1,660,860
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/a9VeiHl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/a9VeiHl.jpg
01-14-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,218
Posted By cat0020

Try out the OEM seat. It was ok for me on...

Try out the OEM seat.
It was ok for me on shorter rides,
running errands, on & off the bike frequently.
But if I spend more than 45 min on it,
I’d want more comfortable saddle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 323,310
Posted By cat0020

Java was purchased on eBay as complete bike, I...

Java was purchased on eBay as complete bike, I had some rebate money that allowed me to get the complete bike for under $400 including shipping.
Hydraulic disc brakes are somewhat overkill with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 323,310
Posted By cat0020

I didn't know a mini velo thread existed under...

I didn't know a mini velo thread existed under the Folding Bike forum.
I've been riding my Sundeal $139 mini velo since 2018 as a errand runner in Brooklyn, NY.
https://i.imgur.com/5FmZ68d.jpg
My...
01-06-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,279
Posted By cat0020

Complete ebike under $3k.. though hub-driven,...

Complete ebike under $3k.. though hub-driven, still looks like a good deal..

https://electrek.co/2022/01/05/giants-new-20-mph-momentum-e-bikes-look-so-good-youd-never-know-theyre-electric/
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 351,612
Posted By cat0020

02 JAN 2022, 54 degree F, first ride for the...

02 JAN 2022, 54 degree F, first ride for the year. Snow the following day.
https://i.imgur.com/zoh0syQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Ak3rjQh.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-02-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By cat0020

First commute ride for 2022, 55 degree F.....

First commute ride for 2022, 55 degree F.. tomorrow snow in the forecast.
https://i.imgur.com/zoh0syQ.jpg
01-02-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By cat0020

Cool All my Brifters

I guess I never moved on from shift/brake lever bicycling..
My road bike since 2004: 2001 Litespeed Ultimate with 70+k miles pedaled:
https://i.imgur.com/g8gF4fI.jpg

Cheap Chinese carbon bikes I...
12-28-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By cat0020

I'll believe what Elon says after his taxes are...

I'll believe what Elon says after his taxes are PAID IN FULL, zero deductions.. and ALL of the taxpayer money that his businesses have received over the years/decades have been disclosed.
12-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By cat0020

I find eye protection much more important than...

I find eye protection much more important than helmet; if you catch something with your eye/eyes that hinder your ability to control the bike while riding, you're f'ed regardless what helmet you wear.
12-17-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By cat0020

For $1600 complete ebike, this is hard to beat: ...

For $1600 complete ebike, this is hard to beat:
https://electrek.co/2021/12/16/ride1up-launches-28-mph-cafe-cruiser-dual-rider-electric-bike-with-low-entry-price/...
12-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,536
Posted By cat0020

I'm familiar with similar Shinko rear tire on my...

I'm familiar with similar Shinko rear tire on my 1978 Honda Trail90 scrambler:
https://i.imgur.com/pSfdnsg.jpg

The OEM tires that came with the cargo ebike are just too noisy for me.
After...
Forum: Recumbent
12-12-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By cat0020

Not GCN, but still interesting to see solar...

Not GCN, but still interesting to see solar powered e-recumbents in action on video.
https://youtu.be/_5sJSXQPAXY
12-11-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By cat0020

Depending on budget and intended usage, bolt-on...

Depending on budget and intended usage, bolt-on kits may eventually cost just as much as a complete ebike that may suit their purpose; without the time spent on installing & troubleshooting the...
12-10-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,829
Posted By cat0020

Over my lifetime so far, I've had 4 bikes stolen...

Over my lifetime so far, I've had 4 bikes stolen from me, two were my BMX bikes when I was early teen.
Since 2013, I've been commuting with bicycles & ebikes in NYC metro, two bikes were stolen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By cat0020

^^^ A pipe cutter can probably solve that problem...

^^^ A pipe cutter can probably solve that problem pretty ease.
12-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/Ec-LrW1tSHQ

https://youtu.be/Ec-LrW1tSHQ
12-04-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By cat0020

I've built my own mid-drive & hub-drive ebikes...

I've built my own mid-drive & hub-drive ebikes since 2008.
I used to think that converting old mt. bikes to ebikes would suit my purpose, but the old frame geometry & capacity may not be...
12-03-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By cat0020

Seems like a sensible option for the type of...

Seems like a sensible option for the type of riding you described.
Honestly, with the supply chain issues the way it is, Rad ebike shouldn't be difficult to sell used if you determine that it's not...
12-01-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By cat0020

1. Simplicity. 2. Cost less. 3. No extra...

1. Simplicity.
2. Cost less.
3. No extra wear on chain.
12-01-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By cat0020

Rad bikes are decent value for what you pay for,...

Rad bikes are decent value for what you pay for, but whether they are well suited for your riding is up to you to decide.
I live & ride in NYC, where hub-driven, cheap ebikes are spotted for food...
11-30-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By cat0020

As any ebike purchase, first you need to set you...

As any ebike purchase, first you need to set you parameters for performance.
Determine the terrain & type of riding you plan on doing with your ebike, then decide whether mid-drive or hub-drive is...
11-30-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By cat0020

I got lucky with my Alibaba cargo ebike purchase...

I got lucky with my Alibaba cargo ebike purchase (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1215733-chinese-utility-e-bikes.html), under $1300 including shipping from China to my driveway.

That...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,761
Posted By cat0020

I never bothered trying to get original decals. ...

I never bothered trying to get original decals.
I figured that it is titanium, ultimate utilitarian frame material, not sure much need to keep it looking sharp,
just ride it and put it away set &...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15,542
Views: 11,799,234
Posted By cat0020

My commuter among NJ/NYC subway trains for the...

My commuter among NJ/NYC subway trains for the last 2 years:
Riding among bumper-to-bumper traffic, I keep the bike size small to make myself a smaller target.
Super narrow handlebars to travel...
11-23-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By cat0020

Depending on the frame clearance.. going to...

Depending on the frame clearance.. going to different size wheels/tires will likely change the location where tires are nearest the frame.
With wider tires, there may not be enough frame clearance....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By cat0020

For the price and availability during supply...

For the price and availability during supply chain problems, the Lectric XP 2.0 are very good value.
I bought one to try out, not disappointed for its price. Performs well, offer good range & not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By cat0020

I bought two fat ebikes on Alibaba about a year...

I bought two fat ebikes on Alibaba about a year and half ago, before the supply chain & shipping cost went to hell..
https://i.imgur.com/qdgoRSm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hLSPljS.jpg
The fat tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,761
Posted By cat0020

Those are just ACERBIS stickers, sine original...

Those are just ACERBIS stickers, sine original Litespeed decals were worn over many years ago..

https://i.imgur.com/iYyTi6H.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,761
Posted By cat0020

It's titanium, I've been riding mine in snow,...

It's titanium, I've been riding mine in snow, salt, mud, sand since 2004. still the same magic carpet ride after 72k miles.
https://i.imgur.com/39fKIMo.jpg
11-15-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By cat0020

If you insist on a full sized ebike, this looks...

If you insist on a full sized ebike, this looks like a good deal:
https://electrek.co/2021/11/15/ride1up-700-series-electric-bike-review-incredible-bang-for-your-buck-in-fast-urban-e-bikes/
11-13-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By cat0020

With smaller (20") wheels, hub motor on the...

With smaller (20") wheels, hub motor on the (non-EU spec) Radwagon has enough torque for its intended usage on pavement and hauling cargo/weight.

Mid-drive may be better suited for off-road...
11-09-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By cat0020

I have limited storage space and lots of bicycles...

I have limited storage space and lots of bicycles & motorcycles.
I prefer the smaller wheels on ebike because they take up less storage space when they are not ridden.
Smaller diameter wheels are...
10-30-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,218
Posted By cat0020

Micro, chain-less, ebikes that I ordered back in...

Micro, chain-less, ebikes that I ordered back in late JUN 2021 had finally arrived this week:

https://i.imgur.com/KhbAS0e.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IcYOJYJ.jpg
Forum: Foo
10-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 1,660,860
Posted By cat0020

https://wheelsinside.com/ferrari-monza-sp1/ ...

https://wheelsinside.com/ferrari-monza-sp1/

https://youtu.be/B2R6soJmxRs

https://i.imgur.com/3BZlS73.jpg
09-01-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By cat0020

Depending on your usage of your e-bike. ...

Depending on your usage of your e-bike.

Clipless pedals are great if you're focus on performance riding, get the most out of your legs and control the bike with your feet.
Not so great if you...
08-31-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By cat0020

To me, numbers really don't matter as much as...

To me, numbers really don't matter as much as simplicity & reliability.
I ride my e-bikes for commute with subway, ferry/bus transfers or transporting bulk & heavy food items.
For commuting...
08-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,536
Posted By cat0020

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've...

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've seen frequently since spring:
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/nyc-electric-bike-4-1575905066.png
The trailer that gets...
08-17-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By cat0020

What I learned between e-bikes with 20" wheels vs...

What I learned between e-bikes with 20" wheels vs larger wheels, with the same motor output, smaller wheel size generally allow more torque to get up the hills.
If I live in area where steep hills...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By cat0020

Steering tied to pedal motion is not for every...

Steering tied to pedal motion is not for every rider.
I prefer my steering separated from pedal action.
If you can get used to that, they are very capable recumbent bikes.
08-12-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By cat0020

Simple, reliable e-bike like Rad Mission are...

Simple, reliable e-bike like Rad Mission are great for mostly on-pavement, mild off-pavement (hardpack) operation.
They are less expensive, easy to operate and repair when issues occur.
The...
08-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By cat0020

Here's a decent article: ...

Here's a decent article:

https://electrek.co/2021/06/02/the-absolute-best-999-or-less-electric-bikes-weve-tested-for-summer-2021/

With supply chain issues, it might be long wait time to find...
08-10-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By cat0020

Likely difficult to find decent mid-drive e-bike...

Likely difficult to find decent mid-drive e-bike with $1800 budget.

Mostly paved roads ride so you don't need fat/knobby tires, "dirt roads" covers a lot of ground; hardpack, sandy, muddy....
08-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By cat0020

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when...

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when there are no parameters given.

What is your budget?

What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

Any physical limitation to bike fit or...
08-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By cat0020

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when...

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when there are no parameters given.

What is your budget?

What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

Any physical limitation to bike fit or...
07-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By cat0020

Interested in folding e-bike? ...

Interested in folding e-bike?
https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1234967-folding-electric-bikes-recent-hype.html

I've been commuting on folding bikes & folding e-bikes since 2013. ...
07-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By cat0020

Budget doesn't have to be stretched, but just be...

Budget doesn't have to be stretched, but just be open-minded about e-bike options that you have not known before.
There are plenty of other options than "regular looking" e-bikes. Depending on your...
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