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    Repurpose RAD battery as emergency power source

    Search Google or Amazon for 48v to 12v converter. You'll have to find some connectors and/or do some soldering but you'd end up with something you could attach a cigarette lighter kind of receptacle to. Then you could plug in a USB charger or any other 12v-powered device. It would really be...
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    New Radrunner owneron,

    Where is Rad on this? They aren't that hard to get a hold of and I can practically guarantee they will take care of this for you. TT
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    Great Canadian Musicians

    Oh, yeah, Cowboy Junkies. Margo Timmins! TT
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    Great Canadian Musicians

    I can agree with many of the names already mentioned, for sure, but, even though she may be kind of a niche musician, I really like Loreena McKennitt and I've been a big fan of Ian and Sylvia for a long long time. They have a really great body of work. More in the Rock vein, Paul Shaffer has a...
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    New Radrunner owneron,

    Hmm. Well, I guess I knew that. The advice about taking connections apart, ACF-50, and dielectric grease still applies. TT
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    New Radrunner owneron,

    Sorry, I may have missed this, how many bars show on the display right before your power cuts out? Do you start with 5 bars and do the bars disappear over the course of your 7 mile ride, until they are all gone? (I have to really try to lose one bar in 7 miles.) If so, you have a problem...
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    E- Gloves ?

    I have no experience with heated gloves, but when I'm looking for something like this my first stop is usually Amazon. Whether you want to buy from them or not, it's a good place to window shop. TT
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    Are Kenda Juggernaut tires not so good?

    I'm on my second set of 26x4 Kenda Juggernauts. Never had anything else on my Rad Rover, so I can't compare, but I have no complaints about them either. I try to keep mine at about 20 psi on hard surfaces. TT
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    First 1000 miles on my 2020 Rad Rover

    This seems to be a pretty good picture showing when to replace your brake pads, new on top. You do not want the pads to get down to bare metal. There will be a lot of noise and wear on the rotor. TT
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    First 1000 miles on my 2020 Rad Rover

    My RR brake pads needed to be replaced at about 900 miles. I could have gotten a few more miles out of them maybe, but anyone who looked at the pads would have said replace them. I ride hard and fast on rolling terrain. I'm about 180 lbs. I probably wear my brakes faster than average. I can...
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    Brake Indicator?

    Brake pads are too important and too easy and inexpensive to replace to fool around with. It's a pretty easy do it yourself job, but not expensive for an LBS either. Don't cut it too close. If you aren't sure how to tell, take your bike in. I probably could have gone a little farther, but...
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    Can I charge my bike with this power bank?

    Like I said, it's doable. You can probably tell by now that I don't particularly like the idea though. If you're carrying your camera gear and this power station thingy, you're at 27 lbs of cargo with nothing else. I'm not familiar with the bike you're talking about, but that much extra...
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    Can I charge my bike with this power bank?

    That's a good point! In that case, it would be a lot more useful. If she's coming back to her car though, why not just swap out a spare battery there? TT
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    Can I charge my bike with this power bank?

    When I carry a spare battery it's in my backpack. Some people strap them to a front or rear rack, some people carry them in panniers. The "generator" thing you're talking about will be about 3 times as much trouble to figure out how to haul around. TT
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    Can I charge my bike with this power bank?

    Well, it would probably work for that. At 13+ pounds it won't be easy to carry around though and will almost certainly effect the balance and handling of your bike.. The other suggestion of a second battery would be a lot lighter and might be better for your stated purpose. TT
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    Can I charge my bike with this power bank?

    This thing is basically just a battery that you have to charge. Yeah, you might be able to charge your bike battery about once with it before the thing itself needs recharging, but it's generally kind of pointless to use a battery to charge a battery. You still have to figure out how to charge...
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    What's your plan for a flat tire 10 miles from home?

    I did not know that. But what kind of valve cores are not removable?! TT
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    What's your plan for a flat tire 10 miles from home?

    It is easy to change a tire. I've said that many times, and you're right, I've rarely mentioned the need for an 18 mm open end wrench (or an adjustable wrench of some sort). I've equally rarely gone into a step-by-step tutorial with list of necessary tools. If that's what you need, please...
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    What's your plan for a flat tire 10 miles from home?

    Well, not exactly the middle of nowhere. They have to be able to drive to you. How worthwhile that is depends on where you ride. I ride in a lot of places that a car or truck can't get within miles of. I have Markel Insurance with the pick-up feature, but for a flat, I can fix the tire...
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    eBike side cars?

    These are mostly beautiful side cars. I'd really like to see some for adults, made, or at least available in the US. I may not be clicking enough on the Scandinavia site, but these appear to be for kids or dogs, or golf clubs, kayaks, etc. TT