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    Why Put 12 Speed Groups On Bafang Ultra Bikes?

    SRAM makes an eBke specific 8 speed drivetrain.
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    1UP Rack Stash for sale

    Have new in box Rack Stash that I've decided to not use. My rack hangs on a hook on the wall instead. You can read about it and see pricing here and here. Essentially, you lag bolt this to the wall and it provides a 2" hitch receptacle into which you can place your rack. It's normally used...
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    Early Stages But Kyle Chittock of Bolton Ebikes is Alright With Me

    I did and found 2 videos with Electrek's Micah Toll. Both showed bicycle assembly only, not frame building.
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    Early Stages But Kyle Chittock of Bolton Ebikes is Alright With Me

    Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that both Frey and Bolton are sourcing frames from the same factory? Like the frame for Luna's X-1 is a Dengfu frame. Or, does Frey really have its own frame design and factory and is selling their frames to other OEMs like Bolton?
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    Toyota CEO brings up excellent observation about Tesla

    If your beef is with the government, then vote them out, contribute to a PAC, start a PAC, or run for office yourself. If your beef is with Tesla, then explain why a business shouldn't take advantage of a law as written. AND note the following: • The law was changed and Tesla no longer...
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    Toyota CEO brings up excellent observation about Tesla

    As it does with almost everything from refrigerators to logging to baby pajamas to oil drilling rights to house paint, etc.
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    The latest trend that’s helping reduce e-bike prices - Single-speed electric bikes

    My first e-Bike experience was in Monterey, renting Rad Power bikes. Their instruction was to leave the shifter at "7" (it was a 7-speed), and then to change PAS levels or use the throttle if we needed. These are hub-motor bikes, so they don't care what gear you're in. That said, the paths and...
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    The latest trend that’s helping reduce e-bike prices - Single-speed electric bikes

    People who don't shift don't live in hilly or mountainous areas.
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    Simon Cowell breaks back falling from ebike

    Good to see he always wears black T-shirts.
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    The Ultimate Mid-Drive Chain Care Thread

    Thanks. My first post in this thread was about using Clean Streak, but I didn't realize they made an attachment, which might make my original caveats about covering the area around the bike, etc. less important.
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    The Ultimate Mid-Drive Chain Care Thread

    There are 16 sellers on Amazon for this. Don't know if any of them are cheaper to Australia.
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    Fitting a larger chainring to the Apollo

    Well, if 126 was the right length for a 44T chainring, then it might not be the right length for a 46T chainring. That said, if it shifts into the large cog without straining the derailleur, and the chain doesn't come back on itself when on the small cog, you're fine. Clearly, the derailleurs...
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    Fitting a larger chainring to the Apollo

    Did you measure for the chain length as recommended by SRAM? That is: 1) Lower air pressure in the rear shock until it's at the 30% sag mark. 2) Wrap the chain around the largest cog in the rear and the front chainring. 3) Pull both chain ends towards each other. You want to have an overlap of...
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    A tale of two Apollos

    I was too chicken to put a rack on the rear swing-arm. Does OMM even recommend attaching to all carbon-fiber swing arms? I really like the Chronicles and was thinking of picking up a spare set from EBay. How long do tires last in storage? I do think the Sunringle MTX 33 rims are too narrow for...
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    Anyone using Topeak Tetrarack M1 (mounts to suspension fork)?

    I'm tempted to buy this for my wife as a gag XMas gift: All she would need then is a little yapper dog to sit in it while she rides through a flock of flying monkeys.
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    Anyone using Topeak Tetrarack M1 (mounts to suspension fork)?

    I bought both bags from Amazon. Here's the side by side comparisons (EX on the left, DX on the right): We ended up deciding to keep the DX. It's not that much bigger on the outside (even not as tall), yet has a lot more capacity. In particular, the side pockets on the EX bag are useless unless...
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    Ultra programming

    Nothing cracked on my unit. Good point about IP rating - it could be just that the button was sticky and contact cleaner moved some dirt out of the physical gap. I don't think they're ever going to go with a larger form factor since they have the phone connection. I view the built-in screen it...
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    Ultra programming

    What I love about the EggRider: 1) Small control, basically the size of a non-display Bafang keybard, but it has a display. 2) Connects to my phone. I mount my phone front and center on my handlebars, and now my phone is not only the display, but it's also running RideWithGPS to tell me when to...