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    AirZounds and CO2

    I have an AirZounds and I like it a lot. Just a little tap and I can get the attention of most texters who should be driving. I even got a little payback on a pickup truck with a trailer when he laid on his horn while passing me. He kept looking in the rear view mirror thinking a car was...
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    Check out these 2019 Giant Ebikes

    It looks like they have added new models and freshened up some already existing ones. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes/e-bike?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImc6Mxo333AIVT7jACh1ZeAA4EAAYASAAEgIFrPD_BwE I really like the new Quick E + and it is $115.00 cheaper.
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    Possible New Taxes on Bicycle Tires and Batteries.

    Just when we were starting to have fun, here comes the tax man. Pennsylvania I hope you take a hard look at Rep. Bill Shuster. From the article; "In addition to raising the federal gas tax, the bill calls for a huge increase in fuel taxes paid by transit agencies, as well as a 10 percent tax...
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    US Manufactured Ebikes; Cost/Benefit Discussion.

    We started an interesting discussion about building/manufacturing electric bikes in the US. I personally would like to see manufacturing of all kinds, not just ebikes, return to the United States and it remain a component of a strong economy and stepping stone for citizens to enter the middle...
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    Mile 176: First Flat Tire

    Crackling thunder, heat lightening, and impending deluge. I sought shelter under the overhang of a health clinic. I look down and my rear tire is flat. I inspected the tire over and over, pumped it up and the only air that is escaping is from the base of the valve stem at the rim. The rain...
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    Ohioians!!! Act Now!!!

    I posted this a couple of days ago in another thread: "In Ohio House Bill 250 passed the house 90-0 so now the bill is in the Senate Transportation Committee. If you live in Ohio call your senators, voice your support, and request that they bring the bill out of committee and put it up for a...
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    First Trip To The Grocery Store

    Good Morning Friends I woke up this morning and decided to ride to the grocery store and pick up the week's provisions. You will notice there are no baguettes or leafy green vegetables poking out of brown paper bags in classic fashion, but I was successful. The borrowed milk crate is a little...
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    Tire Question

    Will the Schwalbe Super Moto-X 27.5 x 2.4 fit the stock rims on my Quick E + ? How about clearances? Thanks in Advance
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    Tell Us About Your Commute.

    Today was the first day I have commuted by Ebike. It is the first time I've commuted with anything other than a car in about 17 months. My commute is 23 miles round trip, through suburban, rural, semi rural, and urban settings. The majority is through rolling hills and some of those hills...
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    I got my Quick E +

    Hello Friends Just wanted to report that my bike came in and it has met most of my expectations. The charcoal paint with black lettering and strips is pretty sharp. I have rode it a total of 12.4 miles. (I would ride more but it started to rain pretty hard.) The bike shop charged the...
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    I Am Buying An Electric Bike...

    but I don't know which one. I have ridden a Trek Super Commuter 8 and it was very pleasant, but just a little too expensive. I have considered the Giant Quick E +. Haibike Urban Plus (I found one), and the Specialized Vado 5.0. My commute consists of 22 miles, round trip, in suburban, rural...
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    Hello From Ohio

    I am on the verge of purchasing a new electric bike. I am a long time rider of mountain bikes, but mostly on the street. I want to commute and I have tried using my tried and true Trek 930 that I have had for almost 25 years. I have an 11 mile commute and it is just a little too far to then...