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by georgefromvt
Jun 30 2019 8:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Michelin airless tires
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Michelin airless tires

Another flat, biking home from the gym and hit with another flat. I bike about 2000 miles a season and flats are a bane to the sport, probably because ebikes/bikers are forced to ride in the gutter with all it's detritus. I always carry a can of Fix a Flat, sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Mic...
by georgefromvt
Jun 16 2019 9:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New battery or new bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: New battery or new bike?

Thanks for your advice. I'm 200 lbs, usually power at max level and live in Hilly Vermont. I'm sure all those factors will beat any battery.
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by georgefromvt
Jun 16 2019 8:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New battery or new bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: New battery or new bike?

There aren't many supplies of "dolphin" style batteries. The batteries go for about 600 but shipping/handling and charger adds another 100 plus bucks . I might be able to get a cheaper replacement from RADPOWER but prefer 52 and higher amps than the original battery. https://www.hicbattery.com/Dolph...
by georgefromvt
Jun 16 2019 6:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New battery or new bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

New battery or new bike?

My Radcity has almost 3500 miles and I'm on my second battery. Runs well but battery aging. New 52 volt 14 amp battery is almost 700 bucks including shipping and charger. A new Radcity bike is $1499.00. My bike rides well, no issues but maybe it makes more sense to buy a new bike rather than new bat...
by georgefromvt
Jun 02 2019 8:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ebike vs Escooter

150 miles and still going strong. I'm thoroughly enjoying my escooter. It's no replacement for my ebike but really getting a kick out of it. Today, round trip ride from Northampton to Amherst then buzzed around town; roughly a 20 mile trip, average speed about 20 mph and used about 20% of the batter...
by georgefromvt
May 13 2019 7:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ebike vs Escooter

Pick the best tool for each job I always say. Along with you can never have too many tools. But yeah, why not unless cost is the deterrent? For some things, ideal to pop in in the trunk of any car however small, and have some wheels wherever you go. Sure, the bike would work too, but it may just be...
by georgefromvt
May 13 2019 7:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ebike vs Escooter

How does it handle? Have you ridden any of the Lime type rentals? I tried a Lime once. I can only describe it as sketchy and exciting, but not in a good way. It's certainly nothing like the scooters I rode as a kid. The steering was really twitchy and the thing was really jarring when hitting bumps...
by georgefromvt
May 13 2019 7:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ebike vs Escooter

I'd be interested to hear how your practice emergency stops go. I mean, you get it up to full steam and see how fast you can stop, so you have some idea what's coming when you have to do it in an emergency. It seems to me the physics would be somewhat different from a bicycle. The mayor here just a...
by georgefromvt
May 12 2019 8:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Ebike vs Escooter

Ebike vs Escooter. I'm an ebiker with 10 years on the road, logging about 2000 miles a season. Escooters have been making news lately, generating considerable buzz. I decided to give Escooters a try. I purchased the Speedway IV from EWheels, company boasts good customer service and stocks parts. I'm...
by georgefromvt
Apr 05 2019 6:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bikes Balls, Grab a pair
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Bikes Balls, Grab a pair

Tasteless but hilarious. Yeah, only when you think you've seen it all. Yep, balls for your bikes. $7.99 on Amazon. " Bike Balls naturally bob-around while you ride, boosting your visibility and safety in a hilarious way." And rather realistic, one hangs lower than the other. LOL https://bluecrate.co...
by georgefromvt
Apr 03 2019 7:18pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: eWheels Speedway IV Pro scooter: any reviews?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: eWheels Speedway IV Pro scooter: any reviews?

I broke down and purchased the eWheels Speedway IV scooter. First impressions: well built and solid with plenty of power and programming options. Riding is easier than expected. I'm an avid ebiker but never rode a stand up scooter or even a skate board but within minutes felt very comfortable. After...
by georgefromvt
Mar 20 2019 8:58pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: eWheels Speedway IV Pro scooter: any reviews?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

eWheels Speedway IV Pro scooter: any reviews?

Any reviews on the Speedway Scooter? Ride, build, repair or customer service? Thanks.
https://www.ewheels.com/product/new-speedway-iv-pro/
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by georgefromvt
Mar 20 2019 6:15pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Scooter on Norwottuck rail trail
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Scooter on Norwottuck rail trail

I'm thinking of purchasing the Speedway IV Pro scooter but worried I can't use it on a rail trail. I'm an avid ebiker and no issues with rail trail use but my ebike resembles a regular bike. Escooters aren't stealth, can't fly under the radar. Any advice appreciated. Thanks. https://www.mass.gov/loc...
by georgefromvt
Oct 08 2018 7:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front basket. Handlebar vs frame attached.
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Front basket. Handlebar vs frame attached.

Recently purchased front baskets for my Radcity and Elux Newport. I've been using panniers but wanted to redistribute weight. The Elux required handlebar attachment, Wald basket fit like a charm. Cost only 25 bucks and installed in less than 20 minutes. I bought the Yuba breadbasket for the Radcity....
by georgefromvt
Sep 12 2018 8:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Elux LCD Display Power Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Elux LCD Display Power Meter

I purchased a new display from Elux, easily swapped out and bike OK. Display wasn't cheap, $125 plus shipping. There must be other suppliers? Any suggestions? Thanks.
http://bigstone-nj.com/node/10
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by georgefromvt
Sep 09 2018 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Elux LCD Display Power Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Elux LCD Display Power Meter

My Elux Newport bike died. I think it's the LCD power meter. Batteries OK, screen was flashing when caught in heavy downpour. Yep, there was water in the meter. Anyone know the name of this meter? I've contacted the company and waiting for response. PP Elux.jpg PP2Elux.jpg Elux.png https://www.eluxb...
by georgefromvt
Aug 24 2018 7:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 5733

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

Radpower increasing prices by $200 thanks to the tariffs. My local bike shop also reported increase in almost all bike parts d/t the tariffs. Prices will only affect American buyers not Canadians. https://www.radpowerbikes.com/pages/rad ... nouncement
by georgefromvt
Aug 09 2018 5:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 5733

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

I emailed Radpower. https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radcity-electric-commuter-bike?variant=5032659419167 This was their response: " Hi George, We are aware that tariffs on ebikes will be going into effect. At present, we are currently investigating how we can best limit the impact for our com...
by georgefromvt
Aug 09 2018 7:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 5733

Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

Anyone else heard ebike prices expected to rise d/t tariffs? No real surprise, shop any grocery store. I swear everything is going up. https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/electric ... s-tariffs/
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by georgefromvt
Aug 02 2018 8:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Trail flat, an unexpected problem.
Replies: 30
Views: 1911

Re: Trail flat, an unexpected problem.

I carry a can of tire inflator, works OK providing leak isn't too large.
https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Bike-Tire- ... op?ie=UTF8
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by georgefromvt
Aug 02 2018 6:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front basket for Radcity
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Front basket for Radcity

I'm looking for a front bike basket for my 2016 Radcity. Radpower only sells baskets for their 2017 models, mine is a 2016--not compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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by georgefromvt
Jul 25 2018 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Electric bike share program in Longueuil Quebec

PBSC bikes appear to be direct drive hub powered. I'm in Montreal in a few weeks, hope they're available.
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by georgefromvt
Jul 22 2018 8:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

It looks like Valleybikes is identical to Zyp Bikes in Alabama. Their bike program is two years old, wonder how it's working.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivt0sGFpxJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmVtw1plcPg
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBqsITZuvA
by georgefromvt
Jul 22 2018 8:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Electric bike share program in Northampton Mass

Last evening I tested five Valleybikes. Three had power, two no power despite meters indicating charge. But the fob worked well and the included security cable is convenient for fast trips in a store or shop. The powered bikes were OK but hope Valleybikes work on quality issues. I met three people o...