Recent content by Solom01

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    Why is there no forum for Frey bikes on the “Discussion by brand & user reviews” section of this website?

    It's certainly not a perfect system, and one of the reason why the FTC requires people to disclose that they're being compensated when they endorse a product. It obviously also leads to certain really interesting, well received bikes not being reviewed since it not only taints the review it...
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    Road Rage

    Not the same thing Stefan. In Florida you are required by law to wear a seat belt in the front seat in cars, but there is no helmet requirement for a bike unless you are under 16 years of age. I used to buy the story of how important bike helmets are until I noticed that the Dutch and Danes...
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    Why is there no forum for Frey bikes on the “Discussion by brand & user reviews” section of this website?

    Tomdav, if you want a forum for FREY can't you just start one? Orbea, Bianchi and some other extremely popular bikes won't pay for reviews so you don't see their bikes reviewed here, but forum members have started and regularly post on subforums for those brands. I'm assuming the same can be...
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    Road Rage

    Unfortunately that's what life has become. The number of cycling/pedestrian fatalities has gone through the roof, to the point where I don't ride anymore unless it's on a trail. There's a neighborhood forum where I live and they were talking about cyclist; the overwhelming sentiment was a belief...
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    Why is there no forum for Frey bikes on the “Discussion by brand & user reviews” section of this website?

    Without jumping into the fight of price/quality keep in mind that this is not Consumers Report. Bikes are not reviewed on this site unless they pay for the review. Obviously there needs to be some money coming in to support the site, but this means that certain bikes regardless of how popular...
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    Any interest in a Bosch based Ultimate Commuter Pro ?

    On the one hand choice is always a good thing, right? There are folks who prefer one over the other and this would keep them all happy. The only downside I see to it (and this is a Pushkar thing) is that having more choices leads to harder inventory management, supply chain issues, more...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Fantastic reviews Court! I had stopped even looking at the reviews because they all seemed to be about 50 pound and up bikes with fat tires and loaded to the gills with racks and other accouterments - great for leisurely rides and hauling stuff around but hardly sporty. It was cool to see Court...
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    Gain Range Extender

    To be honest Jaxx, no, not really. Since I'm still working until I retire in March I have a limited amount of time to ride so most of my rides are from 15-40 miles, which were no problem just using the internal battery. Even if I had more time the trails in SW Florida are flat and although very...
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    Gain Range Extender

    After having used the extender for a while here's how it works for me (this is in the US with a 20mph cut off, I'm sure it would be different in countries with the 15.5 mph cut off): 1. When using level 1 mode at 100%, the extender keeps the main battery fully charged so the drain comes from...
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    Ebikes green?

    Don't mean to get political but I'm not sure if this "the world is coming to an end because of climate change and humans are in control of it" is either due to a lack of knowledge or if it's just some sort of convoluted logic. Let me add to what slayer said. There was a mini-ice age in the...
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    Ebikes green?

    So it's not that I don't care, but age has given me the ability to not just believe everything I'm told. In no particular order these are the things I was told by the "top tier" scientists of the time: (a) over-population was going to destroy the US and the rest of the world and we would all...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Orbea Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    If you're using the app you can also tell from the power used icon on the upper right. When on level 1 (green) it will vary from about 7-32, on level two (orange) it will go up to the 70s, and on level three (red) it will go up to 100%, while on on but no power (white) it will show no power...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    I agree 100% with rob. My only real issue with my US spec. Orbea Gain is that the cut out is too high at about 21 mph. I wish I could lower it to 15.5 so that it would only come on when absolutely needed. You could do that by powering it off but it would be easier to just have it automatically...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Thanks for the video OzGreg, brings back memories of my visit to Australia last year. Loved it so much that I'm going back this year - although the flight from the east coast of the US to Australia is a bear! Interesting about the Q factor. Maybe it's because I have insanely large feet but every...
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    Allant Battery Issue

    Thus reinforcing what I said - there is no good or bad product based on country of origin. By the way, a lot of the Germans are in jail for these violations, I don't recall anyone else doing jail time. Every other car - not truck - manufacturer had to use bluetech additive to achieve emissions...