Ykick wrote:Looks really good, I like em clean, mild weight, uncluttered and still a bicycle. Big mess of wires/cables becomes much more obvious to casual observers than a large hub motor in the wheel and minimal clutter.
Ykick wrote:Especially, if only recently beginning to share roadways with cars.
StudEbiker wrote:I am always surprised at those that say they don't use the front chainrings. I always found it easiest to only use the front chainrings. Basically set the rear in a middle/high gear and only shift the front. If I get on a really serious grade would be the only time I would touch the rear.
Kabbage wrote:Ykick wrote:Looks really good, I like em clean, mild weight, uncluttered and still a bicycle. Big mess of wires/cables becomes much more obvious to casual observers than a large hub motor in the wheel and minimal clutter.
Yeah, I agree. I am thinking of moving my CA into my rear bag too now; I mean, I don't really need to know my instantaneous speed/energy usage - a checkup at home at the end of the trip is fine. And I plan most 'longer' trips pretty meticulously to make sure I don't run into range issues. The CA is a dead-giveaway, so I think a power cable for my light, which is currently powered from the CA, and it's relegated to the bag...Ykick wrote:Especially, if only recently beginning to share roadways with cars.
Does 15 years on a 600cc Honda count?
Actually, I've kept using my good Dainese gloves, they're sweeeeet.
Ykick wrote:... build a 30MPH bike and jump right into traffic riding. Good experience for you, but do you miss mirrors? I feel totally naked without 'em.
but I have lost the chain a couple of times (need some sort of restraint, but haven't managed to find a nice one - any recommendations?).
biohazardman wrote: A good mirror here you know you need one.
biohazardman wrote: A good looking build you have done.
The battery took me ages (and lots more lurking here on e/s). I was tempted to go Lipo, but reliability is a key motivator for me (having replaced my motorbike, which 'just worked'), so I decided to go with 12Ah of Headway LiFePO4's from Headway Headquarters, and that's working very well so far. I guess the main downside was getting stuff shipped from CA/USA to Oz was pretty expensive...
Kabbage wrote:Was hoping to wangle my way to the ride, but broke my arm yesterday, so laid up at thee Austin till tomorrow, and not likely to be able to ride for 6 weeks malforturisment.
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