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  1. Bobsiii

    Boomer and balance

    I bought a Magnum Metro and had similar problems turning when I first started riding it after not riding for years due to arthritic. knees. Took me about a month of riding 5x/wk to get enough skills built up and learn how to handle it comfortably, mostly because it has such a high speed in PAS 1...
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos, Videos & Maps

    Why I love my sunrise cruises to/thru Cherry Creek State Park. Beat the heat. Denver's high altitude sun gets intense quickly. Beat the crowds. I see way more rabbits than people in the morning, and prairie dog chirps and birdsong are my accompaniment. Options. Inside the park there is a maze...
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    Our Rides in Words, Photos, Videos & Maps

    Getting hot in Denver, riding in the am. Yesterday was a short 25 miler to Cherry Creek State Park/Reservoir. It's so peaceful there, especially with the virus restrictions holding down crowds. Stopped by the (closed) swim beach to eat brunch.
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    CST tubes

    I have a Magnum Metro, recently had a front tire flat. Tried to replace my patched tube and could not find a replacement with stem that fits fully thru the hole on wheel. Original is a CST 26x1.9/2.125 and they are out of stock everywhere I looked on stateside stores. I took the wheel to...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Magnum Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Tried to replace patched tube on front wheel, unable to find tube with stem that will fit thru wheel. Original is a CST 26x1.9/2/125, they are out of stock everywhere I looked. Standard (American?) tube stems are too fat to fit fully thru the wheel leaving most of stem inside wheel pressed into...
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Just moved to east side of Denver so new trails to check out. These were taken along the High Line Canal Trail, about mile 58 or so. The prairie dogs don't show too well in the pics but there are several large fields full of them, bikes don't bother them much. They may go to burrows but don't...
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    Kroop's Goggles

    My eyes water something fierce. Cold air, wind, dust - don't matter, they're pouring. Bought a pair of Kroops's goggles, amber lenses, problem solved. Lightweight, good fit and the vent holes in the top of the lens take care of fogging, even masked. Strongly recommend...
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    Saying goodbye to MUTs

    Denver's Multi Use Trails are so crowded I'm abandoning them for now. It's impossible to maintain any distance at all from others and at 77 with weakened lungs from decades of cigs and pot that scares me. I've started riding all around town on the streets, something I would never have done...
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    A blue-sky day is unusual in Colorado this year; yesterday was the first day I could get out in two weeks, it's been snowing every two - three days not heavy but persistent and the cold cloudy days mean there's been a layer of ice left on roads and paths in places and I'm ultra cautious. But oh...
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    Metro 3k miles report

    Bought my Metro in April last year, had crappy wx for 2 months and only got a couple of hundred miles. Summer/Fall much better, easily averaged over 100m/wk of recreational path/road riding, normal ride is 25-40 miles, longest was 55. I'm at 3200+ now. Normally ride PAS 1 or 2, top speed I've...
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    How well did you do in January?

    Living at the base of the Rockies in Denver I've learned that winter warm temps means lots of wind as fronts are preceded by winds blowing down the mtns and warming as they drop. Last weekend was 67 Sat, 75 Sun, winds around 20 mph gusts to 35; Monday we got 3-6" snow, temps dropped to -5F by...
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    Ebike Sightings | What are you seeing?

    Numbers seemed to grow on Denver metro area trails last summer, Pedego has a bunch in the south suburban area. REI sells Surly, Trek, Specialized (+others I think) and with their big store in Central Denver as well as several LBS carrying e-bikes now I expect even bigger numbers this year. I...
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    Newbie battery questions

    10 months ownership of my Magnum Metro, over 3,000 recreation riding miles, no problems save one sidewall flat. So far my longest ride has been 55 miles w/1,000ft climb - left me with 45v. I live in Denver and want to take longer rides further up into the foothills so I'm looking for more...
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    Let's see your best pic of your electric bicycle

    My LBS told me they could raise the stem for me (I want to go with different handlebar as well, more sweep back) but it would require re-cabling, said they've done it before - there's not much play in them now. Guess I should check with Magnum.
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    Let's see your best pic of your electric bicycle

    Metro and Broncos, Mile High Stadium.
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Have you looked at covers for your favorite shoes? Here's a page from REI Denver with a bunch of choices. https://www.rei.com/c/cycling-shoe-covers?ir=category%3Acycling-clothing-accessories&r=category%3Acycling-clothing-accessories%7Ccycling-shoe-covers
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    My favorite place to finish off a ride, the patio of REI/Starbucks at Confluence Park. West facing, perfect with a latte on a cloudy but warm winter day.
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    External vs Integrated battery packs - which do you prefer and why?

    So I'm sorta in both camps with my Magnum Metro.
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    Riding in snowy city streets

    No idea how well it works but I saw a suggestion of using zip ties around the wheels, about every other spoke, as studs. Cut them off leaving just a stub to act as a spike.