Recent content by volinbham

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    New Raleigh Tokul iE Owner

    Hello all, I've had my Raleigh Tokul iE for a couple weeks and I love it. I've had the Juiced Ocean Current for over a year but wanted a MTB. Tried to buy early in the Summer but they were all out of stock. Found one at Fly Rides in San Diego (La Jolla). Once Raleigh dropped the price last...
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    Raleigh Tokul IE Kickstand and Water Bottle solutions

    Great information. I've just ordered my Tokul IE - waiting on it to be shipped. Will be adding the kickstand and a rear rack. Thanks for sharing
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    Used Supercommuter 8 advice request

    I assume since it was never sold and an employee used it they view it like a car dealer would for a car the manager drives but is never titled. Who knows. I'm betting that while the cosmetic damage was minor they knew no one would slap down 5K or anything close to it for a less than perfect...
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    Used Supercommuter 8 advice request

    Cahaba Cycles - Birmingham AL. It's at the Oak Mountain location. Last time I checked availability was when I posted.
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    Used Supercommuter 8 advice request

    Just an update. I've decided to pass on the SC8. I still think it's a great deal but it would be a compromise bike for me and as I think about all the changes I would make to it to get it more like what I want I realize I'm more enamored with the potential "deal" than the bike itself. I may...
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    Bosch CX Performance vs Performance Speed

    Sweet. Very valuable information - thanks for sharing.
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    Bosch CX Performance vs Performance Speed

    Batmick1 - did you happen to ride any of the Brose or Yamaha options and if so could you comment on any differences?
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    Bosch CX Performance vs Performance Speed

    Thanks - this is exactly what I wanted to know. I plan to ride much like John from Connecticut and I'm not a fast cadence guy. My riding is pretty leisurely and I'd like the grunt more than the top end. One of the reasons I asked is I rode a bike with the Performance Speed and while it was...
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    Bosch CX Performance vs Performance Speed

    You are correct. Let me rephrase my question: Up to 20 mph, any real world difference in feel?
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    How Many Have Received Fines for Class 3?

    I was in Colorado in late July. Rented e-bikes to ride around Lake Dillon and Frisco (great bike trails). Bike shop had to inform us that ALL ebikes were banned from all bike trails. It was kind of a wink and nod. When I asked what the fine would be no one knew for sure but one guy at the...
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    Bosch CX Performance vs Performance Speed

    Wondering if there is really much real world difference in feel between the 2 Bosch 28mph motors. I've read Bosch's and others' descriptions (CX more low speed torque, PS more power at higher speed; eMTB mode on CX) and know which style I'd prefer for my riding but I'm skeptical I'd notice the...
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    Specialized Turbo Como 3.0

    For all you Como owners - how does it do on gravel roads or rails to trails type trails (non-paved)? Do the tires soak up the bumps?
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    Used Supercommuter 8 advice request

    Thanks for all the helpful replies. John mentioned the Police eBike and that also looks like something that might suit my needs. Gonna stew on it for a bit. I'll let you know what I decide.
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    Ocean Current Owners

    My brakes needed considerable adjustment as well, still haven't gotten them exactly right. Have had the handle bar issue as well. I mostly use this for bobbing around at the beach including riding the hard pack by the water. Perfect for this use.
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    Used Supercommuter 8 advice request

    Probably a dumb question but would it be feasible to change the front fork to a suspension on if I decided I need one?