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  1. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    I feel you pain. It totally takes the fun out riding a bike. The repair guy replace the tube and also added some Slime Tube Sealant. Not sure how helpful the Sealant will be. The cost of the tire no more than a half a tank of gas, but it’s I talked to the repair guy yesterday about this, and...
  2. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    Awesome, I’ll ask about that. It does seem like my back tire is pretty easy to get punctured.
  3. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    Thanks for your feedback. So you change your tires when you’re away from home? I videotaped the guy changing my tire, and when I get some time, I’m going to practice taking off the back tire. It looks complicated, but I guess with enough practice I can learn to do it.
  4. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    Yeah, I may have to learn to change my own flat, but my biggest concern is flats occurring when I'm miles away from home. It means I need to carry around an innertube, a pump, and a few tools to the carefully change the bike tire in typically lower light conditions. I need to find better...
  5. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    The first was a nail puncture and the second was a screw nail. I videotaped the guy while he repaired the back tire, but it seems tricky to take off the tire on an e-bike. I'm not sure I want to hassle figuring out how to take it off tomorrow. I rather pay the $13 to quickly fix it so I can get...
  6. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    No, I don't think the tire has puncture protection. I should look into that. Both punctures happened while riding on a city and neighborhood roads. They were significant punctures and I'm not if I could do a temporary fix. Maybe I need better tires.
  7. Bakari45

    Second back flat tire

    I'm still pretty new to e-bike riding, and I'm wondering is it common to get a flat tire the first 30 days after I started daily riding, and then getting another flat two weeks after last flat was fixed. Both times I was miles from home and it was near sundown. There's no way I can fix a back...
  8. Bakari45

    Cleaning your bike chain

    So is the maintenance guy in my video lubing the chain? I’m not sure what the difference is.
  9. Bakari45

    Name your favorite accessory

    Definitely a mirror. That makes my bike riding so much safer.
  10. Bakari45

    Cleaning your bike chain

    I’m not sure if video embeds can be done on this site, but I thought I share a 1 minute video took of my bike chain being cleaned. The maintenance guy (Trek bike shop) did a great job of explaining it. He said based on my much you ride you bike, to clean the chains like every 3 to 4 weeks...
  11. Bakari45

    Bike Mirror

    Awe, thanks for letting me know it can be tightened. It never dawned on me to twist the knob on the handle. Duh. Lol. Road around this eventing, and the mirror stayed in place. Thanks.
  12. Bakari45

    Townie 7D Owner, Sacramento CA

    Okay Okay I will. Should be up later this evening or by tomorrow.
  13. Bakari45

    Townie Go 10d or 5i?

    Definitely check out good video reviews on YouTube and in this site. The video reviews were a lot more helpful than the bike store salesmen.
  14. Bakari45

    Bike Mirror

    Getting mirror was a such a huge relief for me. I got one for Walmart, and it is very easy to put on take off the bike. It works well, but the adjustable mirror part doesn't stay in place when I hit bumps. Edit: there's a knob on the handle part that can be twisted to tighten the mirror in...
  15. Bakari45

    Electra Townie go 8i

    Aren't the mid hub motors supposed to be better for climbing hills? I've heard that in a few video reviews.
  16. Bakari45

    Townie 7D Owner, Sacramento CA

    Hi everyone, Great to join this forum. I'm a proud owner of the Townie 7D, my first e-bike, but certainly won't be my last (I'm looking at you Gazelle.) I'm so loving the e-bike riding experience. I take a 7-10 mile ride nearly every evening, and it often feels like I'm driving my car. I do...
  17. Bakari45

    New Electra Townie 7D Owner with questions

    Hi Susan, I got a 7D stopover model last month as well, and like you am totally loving the experience of e-bike riding. However, I'm not experiencing the issues you're having. The fact that the battery weight is on the back end of the bike could contribute to the swinging, but I haven't noticed...
  18. Bakari45

    Are there Trunk Racks strong enough for an ebike?

    My issues with a trunk rack. I got a Thule Venture 3-Bike Trunk Vehicle Rack to mount my Townie 7D. I was able to get it on the rack, though there's no straight horizontal frame on the stepover model. Plus the bike weights 48lbs. I figured if the rack can carry three bikes it should be able to...