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Forum: Fatbikes
01-28-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New Fatty

Upgraded from my $200 Malus to this one. Picked it up at Cabelas for $699. It has 4.9 tires, 1X10 drive train, trigger shifter and decent mechanical brakes. It's fairly light for a fatty, and rides...
01-27-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,472
Posted By FREEBIRD1

It was gone for a while, now it's back. Opened...

It was gone for a while, now it's back. Opened the garage, there's a good 3 in. on the ground and it's currently snowing. Went down to the park trail, took a nice little spin. No dogs, kids, people,...
01-03-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Cruiser Weather

From fat tire biking in the snow to pavement on a cruiser in the same week, crazy weather:)...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,796
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Snow shoes, they rent them at the golf course...

Snow shoes, they rent them at the golf course along with XC skies and fat bikes:)
Forum: Fatbikes
12-28-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,796
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I just bought a low end Mongoose and added a few...

I just bought a low end Mongoose and added a few things, (lower ratio freewheel ,pedals,grips). I ride it all over, it;s nice to have a bike ready in the garage to do a quick ride, and get outdoors...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,097
Posted By FREEBIRD1

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Calm Before The Storm

Went out for a 5 mile ride, balmy 27 deg. F., riding on last weeks snow. We're in for 15"-20" of 55 MPH blowing and drifting next few days, should make for some nice fat biking next week:winter2:...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,097
Posted By FREEBIRD1

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Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The bridge pic.

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Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've been out on mine all weekend, we got...

I've been out on mine all weekend, we got probably 2 feet of snow in the last week or so. Nice to be out biking instead of sitting in the house, they're a work-out for sure, but so fun....
Forum: Fatbikes
11-19-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Snow?

We're getting 6"-12" about 21F, great snow biking conditions.:)
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10-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,705
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have all 3, on the trails the, 29 does not have...

I have all 3, on the trails the, 29 does not have as much tendency to wash out the front wheel, and is much smoother over the ruts. I don't notice much difference between the 26 and 27.5, they are...
10-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've seen hub motors for $50 or less lately, not...

I've seen hub motors for $50 or less lately, not bad if you put 5000 miles on one before you replace it. The Chinese make a lot of them.
10-15-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,338
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Fall colors, makes for great tours around the...

Fall colors, makes for great tours around the woods:)
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10-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 487,837
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I motorized all my cruisers, but can easily be...

I motorized all my cruisers, but can easily be changed back:)
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10-10-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Electra's are nice, I love my e-version,such...

The Electra's are nice, I love my e-version,such a smooth ride.
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10-04-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By FREEBIRD1

This is a factory off-the shelf e-bike, I sent it...

This is a factory off-the shelf e-bike, I sent it back to the dealer.I hope they can get it sorted or replace it, it's a stout little bike that climbed hills great. I have read a few places that some...
10-03-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks for the replies, this one is strange, I've...

Thanks for the replies, this one is strange, I've set all the PAS settings and saved them. I've even changed the speed to 40 KPH, and it always shuts down about 14.5MPH. The 3 pedal assist speeds or...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-23-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I did the 14-34 Megarange freewheel , for a cheap...

I did the 14-34 Megarange freewheel , for a cheap upgrade it really made the bike more rideable on the trail, climbs way better than the stock....
Forum: Fatbikes
09-18-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,097
Posted By FREEBIRD1

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Forum: Fatbikes
09-18-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,678
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A little local mountain bike course cruising:) ...

A little local mountain bike course cruising:)
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08-07-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have the Marlin 7, I like it and it is...

I have the Marlin 7, I like it and it is reliable.
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08-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,575
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Dogs

Had a large one charge my front wheel at about 12MPH, balled his paws up in my spokes, he let out a pretty good yelp, and the owner came out and de-tangled him. No damage to me, my rim not so good....
06-11-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I traded up to the "7", I kept getting chain...

I traded up to the "7", I kept getting chain drops unless you shifted very gingerly, no front derailleur on this guy, and the fork is a little better, same good backwoods capabilities....
04-30-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I put about 15 miles on it this afternoon, it is...

I put about 15 miles on it this afternoon, it is a very pleasant way travel. I suspect with a mix of assist levels when you need it I'll probably get about 30-35 mile range.
...
04-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Talking Cruiser GO

Picked up the single speed cruiser version, so far I really like it. Bike has plenty of pep, hill climbing ability, and stops well. I like the old school frame design over the high Townie, and the...
04-16-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice little bike, I could see a lot of uses for...

Nice little bike, I could see a lot of uses for it. Looks like they are out 4 weeks.
04-05-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A Little Good Weather

Finally got a day of decent 50 deg. weather. Took my Trek Marlin 5 out for a little path riding, it does very well. Nice ride, the big wheels roll over roots etc nicely, the lightweight makes for...
04-02-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little...

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little 250W 24V front hub motor for steep hills. I think they are steel ,so that will work great for the application.
04-02-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New e Townie?

Anyone try one yet, the integrated battery in the frame really looks nice.
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03-27-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,334
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A small black front hub motor kit would be very...

A small black front hub motor kit would be very nice on the bike. I have one on a heavier cruiser and use it on grades and hills, still very quiet and you hardly notice it on the bike.
02-28-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides...

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides very "light" brakes solidly, no surprises. Did a few trails creek-side, and it handled bumps and loose stuff with ease. On the pavement it's fast...
02-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Daily Rider

Replaced my FX with this one, it's light,climbs well and rides very comfortably over rough roads. I was apprehensive about using a MTB but the hybrid was just too rough a ride , this is working out...
12-19-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 487,837
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble...

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble Big Apples, I noticed about a 15-20% better efficiency in this bike, and the ride and handling is way better. Out for a little 29 deg. 4 mile ride,...
12-19-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 487,837
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Another Good Cheap Cruiser

Picked this one up on discount for $150, it had a dented fender (not using it anyways). 7 speed and v-brakes to boot, after tuning and greasing it's very smooth, comfortable and stops very good. Nice...
12-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles...

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles on the cruiser, snow is in the forecast....
12-01-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 487,837
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Bayside

$198 for this little cruiser, all the usual department store bike issues , but not bad. They never have enough grease in these causing premature bearing failure, took the crank one out and it was...
11-05-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my...

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my buddy changed his RAD City tires, and my Mission takes standard 650X45 B (27.5X1.90) tires?
11-02-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I personally could never get used of the left...

I personally could never get used of the left throttle, the right hand twist is almost intuitive on every motorcycle.mini-bike,ATV I ever sit on. Too many decades of this type of control for me, can...
11-01-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do...

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do they put the thumb throttle on the left side? If I owned one, I would have to change it over, every motorcycle, e-bike and scooter I have, has the...
09-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,036
Posted By FREEBIRD1

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate...

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate from the motor power. I'm curious, back in the day, if any members owned a Whizzer, and what was required on it?
08-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Little Friend

The Segway Ninebot Max, these are so much fun and versatile, the motor is almost silent and it will hit 18.5 MPH. Build quality is excellent and the ride is great with pneumatic tires. I rode it as...
08-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few...

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few months, nice reliable/durable no-fuss e bike. I like to do 5-10 miles after work on it....
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still...

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still worked. Owner had a Rans V2 as well for $400, check the local CL, Offer Up, Facebook, they take up room so people like to clear em out....
05-28-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 745,862
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case...

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case ultimate's, ride improved about 50% and they did not slow it down any. The grip is fantastic, and these will handle some gravel if needed. The ride however...
05-26-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 745,862
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I tried running lower pressures, it helped...

I tried running lower pressures, it helped slightly but I am still taking too many jolts, the great efficiency of the bike is offset by the beating I would take going any distance on roads. It's...
05-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,338
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting...

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting with seats, the stock one was pretty good, trying a thick cruiser seat (it's very plush). Very simple operating machine, handles well, ride is pretty...
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,776
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like mine, does what they say it will,...

I really like mine, does what they say it will, simple operation and for a bike with no suspension the tires give a pretty good ride. The single speed doesn't bother me at all, with the assist, it...
04-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,776
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics...

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics worker flawlessly. I used it to get me back in shape for a few months and my friend still has it. The Mission looks like a nice bike, the mid step...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 464,961
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice looking bike, appears to be a good blend of...

Nice looking bike, appears to be a good blend of speed and comfort. I have 2 recumbent SWB machines, they stow away very easy. I just purchased a trike (never had one), I see what you mean about the...
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