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    Rad mission, anyone?

    The Suntour seat post (with the heavier duty spring) arrived and was installed yesterday ... an expensive upgrade, but worth it.
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Sounds like a plan! Thanks for the "closure" ... 👍🏻 👍🏻
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Thank you. Do you know (or have reason to believe) if the new one has a second hole) alongside the one in which that hex-head is now secured? Do you suspect that your first flawed tensioner originally had a hex-head set screw in one of the two (?) holes and that it quickly popped out? And that...
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    Solid-looking new Fenix bike headlight ...

    Another member over on the CandlePower Forum website asked me about my first impressions of the new Fenix BC30 V2 bike light ... so I might as well cut-and-paste it here as well ...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Hey JLF, Thanks for the follow-up. We're (naturally) all hoping that one of the components on the original chain tensioner had a rare manufacturing flaw, or was improperly secured/installed at the factory ... which could have caused its accelerated wear and eventual destruction. Fortunately...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    I suspect (and hope ... with a sense of relief) that you may be correct. Thanks for chiming-in ...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Point noted. Sometime within the last few hours I read a great anecdote about Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller discussing (as only them two guys can) that idea at a billionaire's beach-house party that they were both attending. I just went back and Googled it. I found this interesting story in...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Thanks for the fast reply. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds. Their lack of a timely response is troubling, if nothing else ... In the last few weeks on these forums, I think I have learned something of which I was not aware. If I understand correctly, it is not uncommon for these...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    JLF, is there a possibility that your particular issue with your Radmission's chain-tensioner was just an unlucky "one-off" event ... a totally possible anomaly based on the rare failure of one mechanicalpart or one sloppy factory assembler? The simple fact that Rad Power very suddenly created...
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    SAFETY HAZARD - RAD Mission - Chain Tensioner Failure

    Hi JLF, Thank you very (very) much for the heads-up (cautionary) warning. I immediately checked my Radmission but (so far) everything seems snug and aligned. I guess it's just a matter of watching it carefully ... a waiting game. In the automotive world, I think that this would be called a...
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    Rad mission, anyone?

    I sat down at my computer a couple of weeks ago and saw that I had an email from Rad Power Canada asking for my first impressions of my new Radmission ... which I've had for a couple of weeks. I had the opportunity for three nice rides before before winter finally arrived. Here's what I wrote...
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    Solid-looking new Fenix bike headlight ...

    Hi Timpo, This detailed review of an almost identical light (the original BC30 ... not my incoming Version 2) should answer your question. The issue is also discussed in detail in the comments...
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    Solid-looking new Fenix bike headlight ...

    Hi Timpo, I think that that (along with the BC35R's lower burst lumens) is because my headlight uses removable (externally charged) 18650 batteries ... which I (lucky bastard) already owned. We'll both be fine ... this stuff is just splitting hairs ...
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    Solid-looking new Fenix bike headlight ...

    Hi Guys, This has just been released, and I am thinking that mine will be in my rural Alberta Post Office tomorrow ... ordered two weeks ago ... https://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-bc30.html My new Radmission arrived a couple of weeks ago, and mounting the headlamp in the designated spot was...
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    Anyone order the RadMission?

    Aha ... thanks for this. It seems to confirm what I had feared ... that the frame geometry means that (even for a 5'10" rider) a seat that is adjusted for proper leg-extension will probably be higher than the Radmission's stock handlebars. A simple $22 aftermarket "riser" for the handlebars...
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    Anyone order the RadMission?

    Hey WoodWorks, That is great info for me to hear as well. Thank you for being so helpful. I am 6' and have a pants inseam of about 30-31 inches, and I am fretting when I see that your handle-bars seem to be below the level of your seat. I'm 71 and a bit stiff in my back and am not a big fan of...
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    Anyone order the RadMission?

    Thank you very much for “getting back” to me (us) about this ... it’s comforting to know this kind of stuff. Enjoy the ride, and stay safe. We’re all excited to hear more about your reactions and impressions.
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    Anyone order the RadMission?

    I have a blue one inbound to SW Alberta, with the same rear carrier and kickstand (the kickstand arrives tomorrow) but no fenders. I agree ... this looks like a really nice clean spartan bike ... an excellent photo. Does anybody know if the handlebars are height-adjustable? Every image and video...