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by Electric Earth
Jul 03 2019 4:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are footpegs superior if you don't pedal?
Replies: 28
Views: 2408

Re: Are footpegs superior if you don't pedal?

Offroader wrote:
Jul 13 2017 3:27pm
It brings a whole new experience to riding an ebike also.

Couldn't recommend them more for an ebike.
I think you're really getting out of the realm of ebike and into small electric motorcycle/dirtbike now...
by Electric Earth
Jul 03 2019 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full suspension tadpole trike pulling a bob trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Full suspension tadpole trike pulling a bob trailer?

I don't have any personal experience to speak from, but I can't see how it would be a big deal, or any different than pulling a bob with any other full suspension bike. As mentioned, you'll have a little more wear than you would normally, but that's just how it goes. I'm Sure a bike carrying 50lbs o...
by Electric Earth
Jul 01 2019 12:53am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!
Replies: 51
Views: 1125

Re: Americans have the most expensive urine in the world!

Just thought I'd chime in to say seriously do listen to the comment above and drink more water if your pee smells much at all. Eating some beans shouldn't affect it at all. It should be coming out clear or close to it. If there's much yellow, you're dehydrated. If it's getting to the dark end of yel...
by Electric Earth
Jun 07 2019 3:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws
Replies: 67
Views: 1928

Re: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws

Hmm... Well things have changed here. So the thing you're riding isn't legally an ebike, and the police might be familiar with you because you live in a quiet little town and have fairly recently gone through a legal situation of three DUIs. The last of those was on the vehicle in question. That mak...
by Electric Earth
Jun 07 2019 6:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

The road bike was a torture device... I hung it up on its hook and wondered if I'd ever ride it again. The more I think about it, probably not. I'll take the torture device off your hands for ya. :P I had some minor issue with neck strain when I first started riding a drop bar bike, which also was ...
by Electric Earth
Jun 07 2019 5:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

A guy on a dropbar road bike, and I, were stopped at a cross road, out in the country. It was a steep grade, and there had been a new culvert put under the road. We were stopped in deep gravel. When the way was clear, we both pushed off with our clipped in foot, and then clipped in the other foot. ...
by Electric Earth
Jun 05 2019 8:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

Why are there no flat bar road bikes or drop bar mountain bikes in official races? The ICU forbids it Why are there no Triathlon Handlebars in official races? The ICU forbids it Recumbents are a BLAST. I rented one in 2008 and toured Spain with a friend. Long wheelbase, 26" in the back 20" in the f...
by Electric Earth
Jun 05 2019 8:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

OK, I guess I should have chosen my wording differently and not mentioned the MTB thing. I didn't mean to derail this thread even more. But since there are multiple responses... All I can say about those videos is that those aren't the sort of MTBing I'm referring to. They look like fun, beautiful r...
by Electric Earth
Jun 04 2019 3:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

The primary motor would be the DD, and the geared motor would only apply power when climbing a hill, as all geared motors are significantly less efficient than DDs on flat ground conditions. That's a really interesting idea. Going that route, it seems like it would be fairly easy to use a motor tha...
by Electric Earth
Jun 04 2019 3:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

But the rest of it - stop and go, county highways, bike haters - that's not a good enough reason to ride a long distance in misery. Riding a regular bike isn't misery for the vast majority of people. It's just fine. And to me, not crashing or possibly getting hit by a car is totally a good enough r...
by Electric Earth
Jun 03 2019 3:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

A recumbent seems to me like much more of a niche "fun" bike for long, relaxing rides on your day off. It doesn't seem like it would be as practical as a regular bike for touring. Especially not in the case of the OP where he plans on doing many extended miles on gravel trails and very hilly/mountai...
by Electric Earth
Jun 02 2019 4:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws
Replies: 67
Views: 1928

Re: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws

Unbelievable the cops responded to that call in less than 2-3 hours. Seriously. I've called the cops on people getting into fist fights a several times(bartender for years) and a guy actively stealing a bike once. I don't think they've ever shown in less than 15 minutes, if at all. One of their fav...
by Electric Earth
Jun 02 2019 4:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws
Replies: 67
Views: 1928

Re: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws

I just kept my mouth shut to not cause a scene and disrespecting the Sergeant Eh. Respect to all people should be the default, but he sounds like a government street thug. No need to respect someone who starts off your interaction disrespecting you(assuming you were polite and merely explained your...
by Electric Earth
Jun 02 2019 4:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

These are plastic of some sort, but seem to have a good rating after lots of reviews. They might be a good value.
https://www.amazon.com/Imrider-Lightwei ... way&sr=8-3
by Electric Earth
Jun 02 2019 3:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

I read somewhere that they make sandals that clip into pedals, any thoughts on that from your perspective? Personally, I don't think being clipped in makes sense for touring. I like to stop often and look at the beautiful sights I see, maybe stop in a shop for coffee in the first town I get to that...
by Electric Earth
May 30 2019 12:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

That's a really interesting bike. Do you know what brand or how old it is? I wonder how it'll ride with the long wheelbase. Good and stable for high speed? Is the shock and fork "real" or just springs? That'll be a fun project. I vote for the high powered motor option! :D
by Electric Earth
May 29 2019 7:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

Well as this drifts towards being less about the bike and more about the ride in general, I'll also offer a few things from my touring experience... As for the synthetic clothes, I personally would not use synthetics for shirts. You'll likely be biking more than one day in that shirt, and biking all...
by Electric Earth
May 29 2019 4:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

This thread is really building up, and it's late, so I didn't have time to read it all. I'll just add my opinion on a couple of things from page two, where I made it to for tonight. As for the trailer, personally, I'd say the kids trailer with the push handle option is more appealing to me than a Bo...
by Electric Earth
May 25 2019 1:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: e bike "black book"
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: e bike "black book"

Are you looking to sell just a wheel/motor, the electronics to go with it, or the full kit with battery? Those answers are going to greatly affect the value.
by Electric Earth
May 25 2019 1:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

I don't recall if I saw this mentioned yet, but have you considered a trailer pulled behind the bike? A simple Burley trailer can be found cheap, and carries plenty of stuff in place of the two small children. I had one for a while that I used for all sorts of in town hauling. People use them for bi...
by Electric Earth
May 24 2019 4:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4301

Re: Poor Man's RV

You have all the time in the world. Maybe ride it down to Costa Rica? That would be a blast. Maybe something to keep in mind once you've ridden across the US and are very comfortable with touring. I have done the Gorilla tape ghetto tubeless. It works great. I actually toured Costa Rica on my ghetto...
by Electric Earth
May 24 2019 4:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading chainset on Cannondale F6 - how large can i go?
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Upgrading chainset on Cannondale F6 - how large can i go?

Figure out what model crank you have, or what the BCD(bolt circle diameter) is. That's what you really need to know in order to easily figure out if you can get a larger chain-ring. If you know your BCD is 104, for example, then you can just go search for "104bcd chainring" or something of that natu...
by Electric Earth
May 14 2019 10:00pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Even the mormon capital of the USA has legalized medicinal cannabis..
Replies: 59
Views: 1795

Re: Even the mormon capital of the USA has legalized medicinal cannabis..

I feel bad for those who have their lives destroyed over a single beer. We don't get to vote on these things though. This is something that's Insane to me. So many states have Crazy DUI laws these days. You'd be better off driving around on heroin than alcohol. At least then you'd get busted for he...
by Electric Earth
May 14 2019 9:51pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Even the mormon capital of the USA has legalized medicinal cannabis..
Replies: 59
Views: 1795

Re: Even the mormon capital of the USA has legalized medicinal cannabis..

That DUI law is insane. My god. They're really gonna be upset once they realize that most stoners think they drive better when they're high... I think that the "It's all good. Weed is totally harmless" attitude is the main problem with legalization. Personally I don't care if it's legal or not. I se...
by Electric Earth
May 14 2019 8:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 36v vs. 48v Range Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: 36v vs. 48v Range Question.

Thanks, guys, for the replies. Your elaboration was what really got at the things I was wondering. I'm glad you did so. :) It all makes more sense now, and now I know more what I need to research in order to decide on upgrading my system. It's crazy how much there is to learn with these things. "Oh,...