leffex wrote:40,000 miles with my car in the years 2006-2012
From now on ill be biking and it will be 2500 miles commute max and add 2500 miles for other stuff. YEAH
Any1 else gone from car to bike for 100%?
14. Excellent for Cross-Country when it's a PITA to swap the tire out On The Road. I had but one flat on the entire trek, however even Slime would not have saved me from the frippen ¼-inch lag bolt that went all the way in to the rim.The Stig wrote:11. Punctures from glass on the road
12. Pinch punctures. smallish ones. (It just saved me from having to unbolt the hub motor to change the tire from a pinch flat!:D)
13. Saves you from having to walk/taxi/haul your bike home because of a flat. AKA saves a ton of time and missed rendezvous!
'had similar situation(s) - did yours do the "psst, psst, psst, etc." as it rolled around? Slinging Slime all over the place but it does usually slow air loss down. Only time it doesn't help is when something long pierces all the way through or a pinch flat to the inner circumference of the tube/rim.veloman wrote:I had a small shard of glass puncture my rear tire a week ago. I had slime in the tube and it just sprayed all over. Though it did seem to slow the leak enough to still be ridable for a while. I got to a bike shop and replaced it with a downhill tube, those suckers are thick!
hitting 6,000 miles on hub motors, this weekend.
wow... did you have fenders?Kingfish wrote: When I had my flat - The Flat, the last flat, the only flat I've had in the last 15 months, yes... that flat - I had Liquid Latex (I forget brand) instead of Slime, and when that blew, it slung that latex crap all over my nice bike and was a major PITA to clean up. Nothing would have stopped the flat... except avoiding the obstacle altogether. But I will give that Slime cleans up nicely – with a rag or with water. I still have solidified drizzles of latex bonded to my rims. Never again. KF
Yep, front and rear. Click the link in the quote (the post is dated: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:04 pm). I think that flat experience is one of those that will stay with me for the rest of my life. The Hookworms are difficult to get on and off, and on those rims - being the widest I could find, combined with all the layers, plus having to disassemble two mechanical units in the full heat of August with little shade... I ran out of water before reaching the next town (Mariposa). The lesson learned was that when these tires wear out, I'm switching to DOT-rated tires, something in the line of being belted. It's 2-3 times the weight, but at the speeds I am traveling with the loads I'm carrying - it will just have to be for safety-sake.The Stig wrote:wow... did you have fenders?Kingfish wrote: <snip>... that flat...<snip>KF
I have a bicycle similar to the Ibex with an Achiever Coaxial Motor and have put on 5510 miles in 129 days. I am really looking forward to being a part of the 10,000 mile club. Does anyone know what the world record is for the most e-bike miles in a year? I'm hoping I have a chance at setting a new one. BillGrayKard wrote:Very cool, you really racked up the miles. I have about 5,000 electric miles on my Ibex, but soon my commute will be very short, so the next 5,000 is gonna take a long time.
Well, here I am again. I passed my first year of ownership and the 10,000 mile mark 2 months ago. No flat tires, 3 chains and 2 cassettes. My Epik Whistler still runs as well as the day I bought it. Had a ride today and hit 28mph. I love this bike which originally cost me $1499.00 . After all the services I have a total of $2134.00 into it which comes out to $0.20 per mile. If you subtract the cost of the bike which still runs like new, it has cost me 3.74 cents per mile. And that includes the cost of electricity to charge the battery. I can safely say that THE AUTOMOBILE IS OFFICIALLY OBSOLETE. BillWASYLBRYTAN wrote:I have a bicycle similar to the Ibex with an Achiever Coaxial Motor and have put on 5510 miles in 129 days. I am really looking forward to being a part of the 10,000 mile club. Does anyone know what the world record is for the most e-bike miles in a year? I'm hoping I have a chance at setting a new one. BillGrayKard wrote:Very cool, you really racked up the miles. I have about 5,000 electric miles on my Ibex, but soon my commute will be very short, so the next 5,000 is gonna take a long time.
I passed 10,000 miles quite a while ago. Today I have 19,967 kilometres and it is day number 486 that I have owned the bike. Tomorrow I will pass 20,000 kilometres which is 12,600 miles in 487 days. Sorry I can't provide a screenshot but my LCD monitor was recently upgraded and had to be started from zero. It would take too long to roll it back up to 19036 km. Bill