Recent content by Jack Tyler

  1. Jack Tyler

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    Thanks for continuing to keep us posted, Nirmala. Looking back over this l-o-n-g thread of projections, promises, feature creep and delivery delays, I'm hoping Jeff is preparing for a thorough, well edited video of the SR product in use. It will be needed in lieu of all these updates which...
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    Cross Current

    Tora, congratulations! Along with the new, higher capacity battery you've shown all of us that Juiced does what it promised. In this marketplace, that's something to be admired. Jack
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    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    " So that means it will be early-mid March before we'll have production units ready to ship."
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    Range Anxiety and a Dealer Wants Their Deposit on Trek XM 700+

    Jeff, congrats on finding 'the right ebike'! And thanks for offering a personal bike report too, which I'm sure others will benefit from. I'm envious of your range but only because 'more is better'. I'm finding my smallest-battery CrossCurrent gives me all the range I need, and it's a...
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    Crosscurrent Owner Reviews

    As discussed and shown elsewhere - page 12 of this thread - a simple tapped hole can solve the problem of mounting the Topeak rack. I think it's excellent kit and great value, especially given the roll-down panniers. BTW there is a ton of CrossCurrent content on the referenced thread, much of...
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    These brake are seriously the worst!

    To offer some balance, I chose the CC in part because the Dorado bikes were so suitable for the higher speeds of the CC ebike. And that was after test riding 12 different brands/models, all of them being far more expensive to purchase than a CC. One of the best features of the bike, insofar as...
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    Cross Current extended battery

    Concur with the prevailing view that you want the medium battery. Don't overlook Dunbar's and JoePah's points about battery degradation over time and the benefits of not doing a full charge. My commute is identical to yours - 10 miles each way, and with a 400' elevation gain in one direction -...
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    Cross Current

    @youth, my 'airport bike' - airports are large and getting around on a bike is convenient - is an old, 'venerable' folding Dahon. It can be placed in the Grumman's cargo area. But then what do my wife and pooch use? :(
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    Cross Current

    For those wondering about the 7.8 ah battery range and/or the performance of the CC, I thought I'd add my experiences so far to this long, informative thread. When I selected the group of (essentially road) ebikes I wanted to test ride, I used the same simple approach I've used when picking...
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    Cross Current

    @youth, I too chose to put a Schalbwe (Marathon Plus) on the rear wheel while keeping the Kenda on the front. I run the Schwalbe tire at 60# (Kenda at 70#). What pressure have you been using on the Schwalbe? Any particular rationale? (I chose 60# simply because it was about in the middle of...
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    Cross Current

    Thanks to both Rob and Geek for offering phone holder suggestions. I'm about to order one for my CC and appreciate the recs.
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    ktm macina lycan 27 gps+

    You're an impressive bloke, Eddie. Best wishes on the trip.
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    Cross Current

    @Dunbar what you see is just the stock seat post clamp without its lever. I'd hoped to find star fasteners or some other unusual type to replace the allen screw since just about everyone has a set of allen wrenches, but no luck so far in my small city. I'll probably fill the allen head in some...
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    Cross Current

    @youth hopefully these pics will be helpful. A view of the Topeak rack's mounting on the left side...and for @theaggravatedjew a better pic of the rack 'extenders'.
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    Cross Current

    @theaggravatedjew it isn't terribly apparent because the angle of photo #1 catches them edge-on, so maybe you didn't notice there are two aluminum extenders that are mounted to the seat stay? That brings the rack aft to a point where the lower supports can be attached to the dropouts. The...