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  1. DouglasB

    Do you need an optical gear display in your shifter?

    I think it's sort of like learnig to use a keyboard. If you look at the keyboard when you're first learning, you will always need to look at the keyboard. Fortunately I had a typing teacher who forced us to not look and to this day, I can type without looking.
  2. DouglasB

    Bags / solutions to conceal a frame mounted battery?

    It's always going to look like an e-bike. If your concern is theft, I would consider removing the battery. I suppose you could make a zippered sleeve for it, out of some sort of light canvas. I remember there was a button on sleve for the frame of my 1967 CT90, to conceal and protect the...
  3. DouglasB

    Open discussion for winter riders.

    My cut off is 40 degrees for both motorcycles and bikes of any type. We were out today and it was 42. With gloves and a heavy jacket it was comfortable.
  4. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    The bikes are Bosch equiped Cannondales. (Contro-e)
  5. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    The battery switch is a great idea. Next time we're on a long ride I'll suggest it. She may have other ideas.
  6. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    Finaly got around to riding the e-bikes again. It's hard to get us off of our road bikes but the weather finaly turnes south and the road bikes don't have fenders and you can ride the e-bikes all bundeled up in warm clothes. No problem, off we went on a cold and slightly damp December day...
  7. DouglasB

    safety on bikes-lights/reflective vests etc

    I wonder if they make a "Cyclist Whistle" that you can mount on your cars fender?
  8. DouglasB

    SpaceForce

    How about calling it the Galactic Peace Patrol? Space Force sounds so ominous.
  9. DouglasB

    SpaceForce

    Buzz Aldrin wants Trump to change the name of Space Force https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/buzz-aldrin-trump-space-force-nasa-change-name-a8742641.html
  10. DouglasB

    SpaceForce

    I agree, it's a poor choice of names. For one, I think the word "force" is inappropriate in these times. We need to continue to see space as a place of shared endeavor that benifits all mankind, not another battlefield. Yeah, I know, good luck with that.
  11. DouglasB

    Why an E-Bike and Not a G-Bike??

    Not nearly as reliable as electric.
  12. DouglasB

    Right turn hand signal?

    Hand signals are very useful when done properly but I find that most cyclists, if they do signal, preform the signal for only a second or so and then keep their signal arm in close to their body where it's difficult to see. Signal big and signal early.
  13. DouglasB

    Right turn hand signal?

    The thing is, no one understands arm signals any more. I like to do an exagerated, extended, pointing motion with my right arm and hand. My wife disagrees but I see too many cyclists doing a hasty left turn signal with their left arm tight up against their body. Yes it's the correct signal...
  14. DouglasB

    Seat / Saddle advice or opinions.... ?

    As much as having the proper saddle, having it adjusted properly is just as important, if not more so. Check out some saddle fitting videos on YouTube. I like mine about level. If it's tilted up ever so slightly, I get the numb thing going on. My e-bike seat is fairly large compared to my...
  15. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    Thanks, that helps. I'll keep you posted. Might be a while though.
  16. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    I guess it's pretty much a non issue for most folks but I know on some bikes, the shop can use diagnostics to tell you a lot more about your battery and electrical system than is available to the rider. If you switch out batteries it might somehow effect this information? I'm thinking if you...
  17. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    Both batteries only have a thousand miles on them in about a year's time. What I meant by "screwing up the computer" isn't because I was worried about actually harming anything. I was thinking that the computer and the battery it came with are somewhat paired. The computer saves information...
  18. DouglasB

    Can I switch batteries?

    Both my wife and I bought the same bike at the same time and have the same mileage on our bikes. At the outset of our trip the other day she had a range of 65 miles in Eco mode and I had 47 in the same mode. My guess is it's because I'm 50 pounds heavier than she is but I would like to test my...
  19. DouglasB

    What Info are you looking for on a display???

    Remaining range is the most important thing to me. After that, distance traveled, a clock for time is nice and occasionally a speedometer. I don't need much.
  20. DouglasB

    Cannondale Contro-e Short Review

    There is no throttle on the bike. I am 6'3" and the Large fits both me and my 6' wife. My brother who is 5'10" also rides the bike comfortably. I would suspect that the large would be for someone between 5'8" to 6'3". I'd only be guessing on the medium.