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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    There was a murder at the soccer field tonight.
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    Control Nyon 2 map zoom with buttons?

    I completely forgot there are other functions in the quick menu besides custom riding modes. Thanks
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos & Videos

    Beautiful day yesterday, but didn't have much time for a ride so I just decided to cruise around the neighborhood and enjoy the nice fall day. I try to make sure I ride somewhere 'new' every ride even if its just a couple blocks. Made a point this ride of going down cul-de-sacs instead of...
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    2023 Trek Domane+

    That would be the HPR120, the older brother of this HPR50. Known as the Flyon, but only used by Haibike and only on mtb in Europe. @Captain Slow In the EBR review of the Domane+ SLR Court writes that he got the test bike from Coquitlam Trek so there's at least 1 in Canada already.
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Unusual to see giraffes in the PNW, especially this time of year. Today was a 2 giraffe ride.
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    The Experience of a Bicycle

    I wonder what our great grandparents would think about our ebikes and echainsaws?
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    On The Road Repairs

    It works ok on my bike. The fenders are plastic, so they deform for a second before the rear rack takes the weight. A taillight could be a problem, but mine sits flush under the rear edge of the rack so it doesn't ever take any weight. If you have Ergon or similar grips you can loosen them a...
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    a hauling ebike with long mileage.

    You're on a 500w rear hub folder with a 14ah battery. I'm not surprised the range and speed arent ideal with ~330lb of stuff going uphill. How much range are you getting and how much do you want/need? Do you want/need a folder?
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    TQ motor

    Simplon offers a trekking version with optional Gates belt and Rohloff. They don't list the weight, but a tester on YT said preproduction ones weighed in 14-17kg depending on the configuration.
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    2023 STORMGUARD E+ 1

    Haibike has Flyon, Yamaha, and Bosch bikes available in Europe in this category.
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos & Videos

    Had a little bit of black ice yesterday morning to make the commute interesting. But it turned out to be a beautiful day, and I got to bike between work locations after lunch. The trail along the Fremont Cut: Yes, that is a dinosaur topiary on the right. Here's a better view Got out of...
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos & Videos

    You Poles do know your ethanols...
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos & Videos

    Actually, vodka is a pretty good cleaner. Not sure about brake rotors, but it's a good deodorizer and disinfectant. My spouse works in theater and every theater costume shop keeps a jug of cheap rotgut on hand. They spritz costumes between performances to keep them fresh.
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    Opinions on the best compromise?..(lightweight small manageable folding ebike)

    That Downtube fs folder is a nice looking bike, don't think I've seen that before!
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    Pre-sales advice: Vado 4.0 for Seattle hills?

    These guys in Ballard do daily rentals for $80 and are also a Specialized dealer. Maybe worth seeing if they have a Vado or Vado SL you could rent.