Recent content by Alaskan

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    2020 : Our Rides in Words, Maps & Photos

    Cultus is beautiful but that bike of yours....just wow!!
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    2nd Ebike Anniversary

    Two years ago, today, my first ebike arrived on my doorstep. I had no idea just how significantly and how positively my life would change. As you youngster, my bike was my freedom machine. It expanded my world. It gave me the impetus to begin the process of building a map of the world inside...
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    How do you get onto your high-step mid-motor e-bikes?

    I use the Wolf Tooth Shimano IS 2 lever. It is mounted by slipping it under the brake lever clamp, made to work with Shimano brakes. They have several other mounts. It is exceptionally smooth and durable as it uses a bearing...
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    How do you get onto your high-step mid-motor e-bikes?

    On my Delight, I use a PNW Coast Suspension Dropper Post. In addition to the drop it has a 40 mm tunable air suspension to cushion your ride. You can get 100 or 200 mm of drop, different diameter posts, interior or exterior cable routing. I am now in the habit of always dropping the saddle...
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    Why not speed limits?

    The bicycle class system makes as much sense as allowing cars on different roads depending on how many cylinders their engines have. This road is for four cylinder cars and this one is for cars with V8s. Now what do you do with a four banger with dual overhead cam and a turbo that puts out the...
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    Worth the big price difference?

    There is a Supercommuter 8, which is a fantastic bike, with 200 mile on it, for sale on Craigslist in Seattle for $2800 That has the Bosch high speed motor on it, great lighting and sweet styling. https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/snoqualmie-trek-super-commuter-8s-medium/7076235203.html
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    Worth the big price difference?

    Will you be depending on it as a daily commuter? If so, buying a better bike with more durable components with a Bosch motor will likely prove a more reliable daily ride. Bosch batteries and motors have the best service records in the industry. I have four of them with a total of 14,000 miles...
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    Tuning the Air Fork

    Thanks Marc. As I quit smoking after the MI, my passion for pipes transferred over to a passion for bikes.
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    Tuning the Air Fork

    @marcparnes thanks so much for this very interesting post. I am going to try it. Do you know if the same applies to the Fox 34 fork that comes with the Fox upgrade?
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    2020 : Our Rides in Words, Maps & Photos

    I took this shot last month on Rte 1 Big Sur south of Monterey. You are right I know of no other places that look like this
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    28,000 miles/45,000 kms in 31 countries with a Riese & Müller Supercharger

    Marc, you are my hero, not only for your accomplishments on your ebike but also for your wonderful perspective on our world and the great photography of both the natural as well as the human environment.
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    2020 : Our Rides in Words, Maps & Photos

    Home in cold, wet Washington. Here are a few more photos, one in the redwoods and two along the Oregon coast
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    2020 : Our Rides in Words, Maps & Photos

    @Stefan Mikes Thank you so much for giving us a glimpse of your lovely and interesting country.
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    Don’t buy a specialised Levo

    The world needs fewer chicken littles, sounding alarms on thin evidence. Joining a forum to put up an useless vengeful, poorly written rant deserves no credence and less attention. This was an act of retribution not information. It is on point to write a post describing a problem and asking...