Recent content by chriskmee

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    SuperCommuter Mods

    It's on the official Trek page for the bike, 31.6mm
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    Supercommuter+ 8S Recall, Front Fender Bolt, $100 Reward for Bringing Bike In

    read the full recall notice linked in my first post, I quoted the official Trek notice.
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    Walk Mode?

    This is exactly why I use it also. I have the heaviest variant of the bike (xl frame), so about 55lbs bike with two full saddle bags for work commuting, it's not light. If I decided to get a good workout on the way home that's a lot of weight to carry up the apartment stairs.
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    Walk Mode?

    I've thought my walk mode was broken a few times because I tried to use it while the assist was turned off. You have to select an assist mode, then press walk, then hold down the plus button.
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    Supercommuter+ 8S Recall, Front Fender Bolt, $100 Reward for Bringing Bike In

    FYI to Supercommuter 8 owners, there is a safety recall in place. Luckily it's a quick and easy fix. Full recall notice
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    SuperCommuter Mods

    FYI to Supercommuter 8 owners, there is a safety recall in place. Luckily it's a quick and easy fix. Full recall notice
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    Carrying a Como

    Just as a summary: I store the straps on the center part of the rack, and I normally only use the strap that holds the bottom of the front wheel down to the cradle. If the front tire is low/flat, or for longer trips, I might also put a strap on the top of the tire connecting it to the arm. I...
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    Carrying a Como

    Yes, I have the arm in front of the fender. If all I did was that I think the bike would stay on, it would just move around more than I would like. I tried pulling/pushing on the bike while on the rack to simulate driving and the front wheel would come out of the cradle a little if I pulled hard...
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    Carrying a Como

    I went with a kuat NV 2. It's a really nice rack and has worked great so far. The only modification I made to it, so that it held my fendered bike better, was to get a nice strong velcro strap to strap the bottom of the front wheel down to the rack. I've seen people put the arm in front of the...
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    Portable, medium-high security lock suggestions for new Magnum Ui6 appreciated.

    Two strong locks and removing all quick releases is going to be your best option. I have a balloon tire ebike and due to the thicker frame and tires it's not often possible to lock it up well with just a single lock. What I do on the rare occasion I need to lock it up outside is use my Abus...
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    SuperCommuter Mods

    You can buy a pretty cheap and simple tool to measure chain stretch, I would start with that. An 11 speed chain like on the Supercommuter handles less stretch than something like an 8 speed chain. I think for an 11 speed chain a general rule is to replace at .5% as measured by a tool. This is...
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    Trek Super Commuter 7 - $3599

    What pressure are you running the tires at? If you run it at a lower pressure that could have been the cause of the bead issue. It also could just be a manufacturing defect. It is annoying that the Super Moto X tiresare hard to come by, I actually ordered one when they were in stock, even...
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    Trek super commuter 8

    If you could get details/pictures of the install I would be interested. I have a similar Topeak click in on my old bike that I can't use on my supercommuter. The USA supercommuter 8 comes with the 350W, 28mph motor. Based off the specs online, the gearing is different between USA and UK (which...
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    Trek super commuter 8

    Although they have the same name and visually look the same, the US and UK Supercommuter 8 are pretty different bikes. The US bike has a different motor and almost double the max speed, so range will probably be much better on the UK model. One thing I have realized is that anything over about...
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    Como 2.0 vs Como 3.0

    I was seriously considering the 3.0, mainly for the speed. On my current bike (Trek Supercommuter) I usually cruise at around 22-24mph, and I am glad I got a 28mph bike instead of a 20mph one. As for the color, you could look at the step through model which comes in red. I know a lot of people...