Recent content by MarkF

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    Battery end of life

    A Bulls dealer should have been your first call to get things figured out if one was within range of where you live. I own a Raleigh ebike and I don't know where I'll go if I have an issue since they seem to be in-between jobs.
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    Bike arrived with a broken derailleur hanger and bent fork, Ride1up says tough luck. Thoughts?

    Do they have a fender option? If so is the mount centered or off centered. If it's centered and you can't install the fender then they can't claim this is alright. If your never going to install one and the bike rides fine then you have to weigh making a deal of this or not. For me if the bike...
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    The 4 greatest rock bands ever

    For my 15th birthday my parents bought me a ticket to Cal Jam1 in 1974, I went with 4 girls and was a show of a life time. Rare Earth Earth, Wind and Fire The Eagles with Jackson Brown sitting in for Bernie Leadon and they also introduced Lind Ronstadt Seals and Croft Black Oak Arkansas Black...
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    Rad Power Bikes lands massive $150M investment

    A lot of retailers did really good during the pandemic. My sales were up 50% from the year before. I don't expect to see the same this year. Will Rad do good this year or the next with company's like Sonders, and the other dozen company's that have made a presence over the last 2 years. Are...
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    Bikers going the wrong direction in bike lanes...

    I always ride with traffic when I ride. But when I go for a ride with my wife, we go against traffic. She is scared of being hit from behind because we live in Las Vegas and have many drunk drivers on the road. We also ride on the side walk if there is one, which is most of the time. I let her...
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    Zen Shakti - $1990

    I like the thumb throttle and I also like fenders. I live in Vegas so we don't get much rain but we do get water in gutters that cross the street so fenders stop that quick splash and that's enough for me to like fenders. So make them an add on if you can't include them in the price. Also will...
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    Throttle ? Yes or no ?

    Some don't realize that bikes go the same speed whether they use pedal assist or throttle. I think some of the people in fear of throttles don't realize the bad behavior goes both ways regardless if it has a throttle or not. It's not a motorcycle folks:)
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    PAS Lag After Downhill

    My Raleigh Retroglide does the same thing. I think it must be normal. I have a throttle on mine and it takes a while to kick in as well.
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    It's fire season again

    Another by product of California fire's is the smoke. Las Vegas gets nailed every time. Our sky's are white to beige and horrible air quality.
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    Dead after 13 miles

    I own a lipo battery business and ship lipos all the time. You can ship up to 4 - 5s 5000 in a box with no label. Thats equal to a 10s 5 ah. The cell voltage needs to be 3.7 or less as well. That's the other rule. So discharge your pack before shipping. If you have a bigger battery than that...
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    New LMT’d - who’s in?

    I own both styles. The torque requires more work on my part. The cadence only requires moving the pedals and no effort. No contest. They both get you up the hill.
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    New LMT’d - who’s in?

    Crohnie A torque sensor needs you to put a lot of pressure on the pedals to get the full power of the assist level your in. A cadence sensor just needs you to move the pedals to get the full power. So easier to climb hills with a cadence sensor.
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    How big a market for step through?

    ST are mostly purchased by elderly who don't want to swing there leg up high. ST are not down hill bombers nor are they going to be ridding that way. I have a Raleigh retroglide ST and I had it up to 30 mph down a long steep hill and I never felt like the bike was unstable. Today's ebikes look...
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    How big a market for step through?

    I only ride step through and will second the looks of the new Sondors ebike. Integrated battery on a step through is dream bike. Throttle is a must as well as 28 mph capability.
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    Ariel Rider D Class or Juiced Bikes HyperScorpion?

    The HyperScorprion is more of a throttle bike and not really a bike to pedal around and get exercise. It has pedals but there not going to be fun to push. If you want a bike so you can get exercise, I would look elsewhere.