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  1. 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...
  2. DouglasB

    Chain Guard Failure on Bosch Preformance

    My Cannondale Contro-e is just hitting the 500 mile mark and decided throw a chain. The plastic chain guard did what it was intended to do and prevented it from going completly off the front sprocket, but not before getting irreversable bent out of shape. The now deformed chain guard had to be...
  3. DouglasB

    Chain guard failure.

    I had my first issue with my Cannondale Contro-e. The Chain decided it wanted to jump the front sprocket. Since there is only one sprocket up front, it had no where to go but into the plastic chain guard. I'm not sure if the chain guard is there to protect your pants or to help guide an...
  4. DouglasB

    SOLD!! Ortlieb, Sport-Roller, City Panier Pair For Sale $60 SOLD!!

    I'm selling a pair of Ortlieb, Sport-Roller, City Paniers. I purchased them last month for my new bike, based on all of the good reviews they have received here. They just weren't what I had in mind. The quality is superb and they'll never leak, maybe it's the color, but they just don't feel...
  5. DouglasB

    Topping off a battery.

    I tried posting this in "Parts and Accessories" but only got one answer. Though I'd try it here. I'm looking for some knowledgable input on topping up a battery just prior to riding. "I have been reading up on battery care and for the most part I don't think I want to spend too much time...
  6. DouglasB

    Harm of topping off a battery prior to riding?

    I have been reading up on battery care and for the most part I don't think I want to spend too much time worrying about it. I do however want to do what I can, within reason, to help prolong the life of my battery. I do a few things now that are fairly simple, like not leaving it out in the...
  7. DouglasB

    Spring loaded saddle verses suspension seat post?

    I need, or would like, some sort of suspension system in my seat. I know everyone likes the Thudbusters but I'm looking for a less expensive work around. There are the Suntour and Satori seat post as well that I'm consideringa and are less expensive but I have seen some spring loaded seats...
  8. DouglasB

    Need help dialing in handlebars. Pain and numbness in hands.

    I'm having a couple of issues. The main one being major discomfort in the hands, wrists and forearms, as well as numbness in the hands. I immediatly ordered a set of Ergon 3 grips and they help but not a lot. What I notice the most is that my hands are way out to the sides. I measured the...
  9. DouglasB

    Ortlieb Sport-Roller City

    I'm having a bit of an issue trying to figure out if these panniers will work on the rear of my bike. They are listed as being for children's bikes and front racks. I want a modest size pannier for my rear rack. My Cannondale Contro-e Speed says the rear rack is designed for the Ortlieb QL-3...
  10. DouglasB

    First town and back trip today.

    We did our first "Town Run" on the Ebikes today. The weather started out nice enough. No rain but the road surfaces were still wet. We did 22 miles round trip. The rain caught us on the last six. If we han't been grinning so hard it might have bothered us. On the way in we were passed by a group...
  11. DouglasB

    Ortlieb panniers for Contro-e Speed?

    Just picked up a Cannondale Contro-e Speed and need to get some stuff for it. One item is a set of panniers. The Ortliebs seem to be popular here. I'm wondering how the Ortlieb Gravel-Pack panniers would work on it? Seems like a pretty straight forward hook system but I'm wanting to avoid...
  12. DouglasB

    Ergon GP3-L and Bar end Mirrors?

    I'm looking at a set of Ergon GP3-L for my new Cannondale Contro-e Speed. What I'm wondering is if you can still install a bar end mirror with them on. I checked the Ergon site and didn't find an answer. The grips look exactly like what I need for my hand numbing. The horns will help to...
  13. DouglasB

    Safety Labels

    Did you take all of the safety labels and informational stickers from your bike when you bought it? It reminds me of a step ladder or something equally as dangerous.
  14. DouglasB

    Did it!

    I can't thank Court and the other members of this group enough for helping us with a very difficult decision. I couldn't have done it without your help and still been sane at the end of the process. We ended up with a couple of the Cannondale Contra-e Speed bikes that have been on deep...
  15. DouglasB

    Last two questions before I pull out my wallet.

    I'm looking at two Cannondale Contra-e Speed bikes at a reputable, local dealer for $6,075 out the door for both. It appears to be an exceptional deal from everyting I am reading here. It hits all the marks for me. I'm looking for a good all around class 3 bike for commuting, goofing off and...
  16. DouglasB

    First Ebike test ride today.

    The wife and I took a couple of 2019 Specialized Vado's out for a test run today. She was on the 3 and I was on a 5. We swithched bikes mid way. Beautiful bikes. Strange thing was that we both liked the 3 better. Mostly because it was a more comfortable ride with the front suspension. The...
  17. DouglasB

    Comparing 250 watt Bros RX to 350 Watt Bafang

    Just getting started in my search. Currently I'm looking at a Specialized, Vado 3.0 with a 250 watt motor and an Evelo Delta X with 350 watt Bafang motor. I still don't know enough to have a preference but am leaning towards the Specialized as it is a more traditional style touring bike that...
  18. DouglasB

    The search begins.

    The wife and I went looking at Ebikes yesterday. We didn't test drive any yet but saw the Trek and Specialized models. Both seemed like well built pieces of equipment but the Specialized took the show with their aesthetically pleasing designs and competent feel. We particularly liked the...
  19. DouglasB

    Looking for my E Bike

    Hi, I just wanted to give you a rundown on what I imagin doing with my, Yet to be, E bike, in hopes that people can toss me some ideas. I'm a physically active 70 year old, an experienced cyclist, mostly on road bikes and a motorcyclist. I ride my road bike daily when the weather is good and...
  20. DouglasB

    Hi everyone! New "Old Guy" here.

    Looking around, I don't think I'm going to be the "Old Guy" in this group. That's good because I don't feel old. I ride a 2014 Trek Madone, road bike when the suns out so I'm not looking for something to "get back into cycling with" or for exercise. My main reason for starting my search is...