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by Sheriff Jon
Aug 18 2011 2:53pm
Forum: E-pic Topics
Topic: A Summary Letter for the ES Community
Replies: 157
Views: 43349

Re: A Summary Letter for the ES Community

As an appreciative member and a very small fish, maybe more like plankton, in the soup of dedicated electrical genius and visionaries, I am grateful that ES is still as it was (an enthusiasts site) and not "monetized" into just another website full of ads for crap that we do NOT want. I would be hap...
by Sheriff Jon
Jul 06 2011 11:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Wear a helmet!!!

I always wear a Helmet (while riding a bike or a scooter) whether it is the law or not. I figure the contents of my head are worth protecting. And it just so happens that your head makes a great place to store your Helmet while riding :wink:
by Sheriff Jon
Jul 06 2011 11:06pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drift 170 Action Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Drift 170 Action Camera

The GoPro seems to be very popular and at $299 is the cheapest of the choices at hand. But it has a rather cheap look to it and it does not have a 1/4 threaded hole on the bottom for tripod or RAM type mounts. I really like the ruggedness of the Contour GPS, and if money was not an issue, the new Co...
by Sheriff Jon
Jul 06 2011 9:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drift 170 Action Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Drift 170 Action Camera

Does anybody have any experience with a Drift 170 action camera, or the newer Stealth model?

http://driftinnovation.com/hd170-stealth-camera/
by Sheriff Jon
Jun 24 2011 8:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The art of trolling.
Replies: 33
Views: 2857

Re: The art of trolling.

I do not have the luxury of pedals as I ride an electric stand up scooter with an attached seat. I was riding along about 15 MPH a while back and noticed a biker on a road bike in my rear view mirror. I loped along as he slowly caught up. I could see him look behind to see there was no traffic commi...
by Sheriff Jon
Jan 02 2011 7:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Does any company make disk brake washers?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Does any company make disk brake washers?

jlustig83 wrote:Does any company make disk brake washers that go between the disk and the hub motor so the disk goes in the caliper perfect?

Do you mean like these? :wink:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/ ... Shims.aspx
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 30 2010 8:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Helmets?WhyNotAimForZeroCyclistAndPedestrianDeaths?

I am a realist, I realize the inherent danger and risks in sharing the road with motorized vehicles that are far larger and heavier than I am. I choose to wear a Helmet. Knowing....should I say believing, that IF I should go down for any number of reasons, that a Helmet may/should help to protect th...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 28 2010 11:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

YOU were the one who started this petty little soap opera with your For the accident prone who need those bicycle helmets and think it's stupid not to wear one at all times on a bike, it's even more stupid not to wear one around the house or walking down the sidewalk or riding in a car, because your...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 28 2010 3:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

Let me be perfectly clear here....JOHN, or for others who may be reading this spirited discussion. I wear a Helmet whenever I ride....by CHOICE (My choice). I would wear a Helmet even if it was not mandated by Law, because to me it just make sense and there is little if any downside to taking that p...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 28 2010 2:00am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

Sheriff, While there is no argument about personal choice, you did make the argument that personal choice should be taken away by government mandate. You also made statements that I lack common sense, that I lack logic, and that I don't have anything between my ears worth protecting, so I'm sorry b...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 27 2010 7:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

John in CR wrote:Sheriff Jon,

Wall of justification Text
John I am not going to argue with you over a personal 'choice', nor do I feel the need to explain my logic in making that choice. If you do not want to wear a Helmet.....that is your choice.
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 25 2010 11:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

LOL Nice one, but the numbers are so small that they can't skew the results in the manner you suggest. You're right though that for those who are accident prone, their odds are quite likely better wearing a helmet, however, the average rider must not be accident prone or reliable statistics would e...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 24 2010 9:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

:lol: Your puppy joke reminded me of a similar tale. One day little Johnny came home from school and ran up stairs to go to the bathroom. He burst through the door to see his Mother just stepping out of the shower. He eyed her up and down and puzzled, he pointed to her patch of fur and asked..."What...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 24 2010 8:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

For the accident prone who need those bicycle helmets and think it's stupid not to wear one at all times on a bike, it's even more stupid not to wear one around the house or walking down the sidewalk or riding in a car, because your chances of a serious head injury are higher there. No matter how s...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 24 2010 3:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

It should NOT be mandated by the government, but you should wear them, in most cases. As I see it...the reason that the government "mandates" use of a Helmet, is because if you or anyone falls down and goes boom, cracks your head open (wearing a Helmet or not) the local authorities (the Government)...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 23 2010 10:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 26006

Re: Mikael-Copenhagenize-Why We Should NOT Wear Bike Helmets

Oh Jeez, not this **** again. I live in a state where wearing a helmet on a motorcycle, or a scooter is mandatory. It is also mandatory for people under 18 years old to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. I do not whine about it, I do not complain about it or point fingers at big business and yell ...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 19 2010 5:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: who is the wizard behind the curtain?
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: who is the wizard behind the curtain?

I personally know DeafScooter in real life cause I am deaf in real life. I know DeafScooter in real life as well, and he is far from crazy :wink: Aside from his hearing impairment he is also Japanese and he does not think in English well but he can write notes in English just fine. He can be hard t...
by Sheriff Jon
Dec 18 2010 3:22am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: who is the wizard behind the curtain?
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: who is the wizard behind the curtain?

GEEZ...all this flibbity flab just because one narcissistic member gets his depends in a bunch when his POLITICAL discussion thread gets moved into the forum know as "the Cesspool" :roll: Like a number have already stated...this is where it should have been in the first place. I moderate on another ...
by Sheriff Jon
Nov 03 2010 2:19pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: 2010 U.S. Mid-Terms: Did you Vote?
Replies: 47
Views: 9834

Re: 2010 U.S. Mid-Terms: Did you Vote?

Yes, we voted. But two things are very clear after yesterdays mid-term election. The people of this country are united in a desire for change. But we are far from being the United States of America at this time :cry: Republicans are beating their chests and gloating at the beat down they gave the De...
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 30 2010 1:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ES T shirt
Replies: 34
Views: 4573

Re: ES T shirt

The ES name really belongs to knightmb, so we should ask him. TSponsoring some kind of contest would be entertaining. Again, I'd be looking for volunteers to take it on as a project. I am not an artist, but a picture of earth (or drawing) with a picture (or drawing) of a bicycle wheel superimposed ...
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 29 2010 8:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ES T shirt
Replies: 34
Views: 4573

Re: ES T shirt

If fechter give me the permission of doing a nice T-shirt I will do the project eventually and sell some Tshirt at a reasonable price and a % of the money will be for the endless forum fund I would be down for an ES T-Shirt to support the board...as long as it is NOT the picture that you use for yo...
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 26 2010 11:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you going to be this Halloween?
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: What are you going to be this Halloween?

Cool costume :twisted: I am just going to be the candy machine that passes out treats when the kiddies come to the door. But here is a vid of what the lil trick or treaters have to walk past to get to the door :shock: Meet B.O.B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCbpFcRonWs
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 07 2010 6:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cygolite expilion 250 led headlight
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Cygolite expilion 250 led headlight

How fast are you going? My ebike only goes about 20mph and thats enough for what I do with it. I just got a cheap cree headlight with handle bar mount on amazon for 20 bucks. Not the best quality construction but its 240 lumen high level is adequate for what I do with it. Obviously if your doing te...
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 07 2010 1:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cygolite expilion 250 led headlight
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Cygolite expilion 250 led headlight

Has anyone on here tried or used one of these fairly new self contained bike lights? This one has 250 Lumen's which is comparable to many middle to high end rechargeable lights, seems very compact, can be charged using any USB port or a wall socket, and can be used either on the bars or on a Helmet.
by Sheriff Jon
Oct 02 2010 9:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Old Fashioned Bike Saddles
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Old Fashioned Bike Saddles

I considered getting a Brooks saddle for my ride, as a Brooks is like a work of art that literally gets better with age 8) Butt I ended up settling for a Botranger Suburbia. They are a lot less cash, have reflective piping along the side, are EXTREAMLY comfortable and have a row of LED lights built ...