Recent content by James Kohls

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    Minnesota introduces 3-class eBike Definition proposal

    Rider weight can vary by hundreds of pounds. Should overweight eBike riders be restricted from nature trail use?
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    Minnesota introduces 3-class eBike Definition proposal

    BikeMN News Report: https://www.bikemn.org/bikemn-successfully-lobbied-for-updated-e-bike-regulations/ MN Statutes Updated Language: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/2021/1/5/laws.4.47.0#laws.4.47.0 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/2021/1/5/laws.4.57.0#laws.4.57.0
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    2021 Tern GSD bottom clearance (steps)

    Looking at buying a new Tern GSD, but am worried about lower clearance. I keep my bicycles inside and would need to regularly roll the bike over a set of 2 concrete steps. Given the small tires and length of the GSD, I am wondering if this would scrape the bottom of the motor or other...
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    Minnesota introduces 3-class eBike Definition proposal

    In addition to adding the 3-class system, this bill also adds restrictions to eBikes. Previously, local municipalities could not restrict eBikes, with a few exceptions: New bill allows local municipalities to restrict Class 3 eBikes and all eBikes on unpaved trails (eMTB). This could mean...
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    Minnesota introduces 3-class eBike Definition proposal

    You can read the full proposed changes here: MN HF32 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF0032&version=latest&session=92&session_number=0&session_year=2021
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    Minnesota, USA, e-Bike Law Question

    I recently got to meet the head of St. Paul Parks, who was under the belief eBikes were not allowed on bike trails in St. Paul parks because the were motorized vehicles. So I had to show him these statutes. MN State Statute 160.263, Subdivision 2(b): A governing body may not prohibit or...
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    Turbo battery cover cap

    Finally lost my cap after three years. Bound to happen sooner or later.
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    Apparently it needs to be said: Do not clean your eBike with gasoline!

    "Investigators say the fire was accidentally started when gasoline was used to clean an e-bike. Damage estimate is $60,000." https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2018/08/05/reginald-st-blaze-ruled-accidental/
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    BodyFloat / Specialized Turbo X - Seat Post Drilling for rear light wire

    Yeah, the wires were pretty tough to decouple. Guessing they corrode making them sticky. Glad you got it to work. Hope you enjoy your new seat post :)
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    SPECIALIZED TURBO X ELECTRIC BIKE rear hub noise. Any ideas?

    Have you recently done anything to the rear brake rotor?
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    Winter Biking Advice From A Minnesotan

    Sounds like a good kit @Brambor! I used my Turbo X all last winter. Excited for this new season with my Turbo Levo Fat to see if it can successfully fill in the gaps during big snow events. Keep riding!
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    Ortlieb Panniers 25% off at REI

    Once again...Nov 10th through 20th, 2017 25% off sale returns.
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    Winter Biking Advice From A Minnesotan

    Certainly cheaper options out there. Clothing is probably the biggest variable in terms of what will work for some and not for others. Budget, notwithstanding. I am a tall skinny rail with next to 0% body fat. Cold air cuts through me like a knife.
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    Winter Biking Advice From A Minnesotan

    Having a place to put extra layers (backpack/pannier) is a good tip. Especially during fringe weeks where it tends to be really cold in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. I still haven't tried bar mitts, personally, but like the idea. Now that I own a fat bike, this season, I may want them...