Please post when you find out the Téos are in!

K.C.

New Member
Its at a holding station 1 block from my house.
I'm leaving work in 5 minutes to try make it before they close at 7pm.
Can someone tell me the dimensions of the box please?
 

Denis Shelston

Active Member
The PAS is set from 0 to 9. Haven't figured the differences yet, I was a 1 most of the time. I did 49 km, and had 2 bars left. I tried PAS 2,3,4 and 5 could not figure what changed. I was going around 34km/h on flats, hit 49km/h on a good descent.

I am missing a bolt, was not with bike or in the plastic bag with the protector. Aside from the missing bolt, it's the same. Yes?

I am so loving it. Seat feels great so far. Brakes are impressive. I inflated to 26 psi.
 
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K.C.

New Member
Hey Dennis thanks for the box measurements it saved me a trip.
I picked it up at 6:50pm (they closed at 7). Your bike looks great man. I'm going to try put mine together tomorrow after work. I was surprised at how good the exterior of the box looked. It wasn't to banged up at all. Before I buy accessories I want to have it all put together, hell I haven't even bought a helmet yet.
Was the battery fully charged when you did the 49k?

Thanks for posting
 

Denis Shelston

Active Member
I was in 3rd and 4th gear.

Is the idea that a higher PAS allows you to go faster?

Oh, and as my rear rack is different than yours, I cannot install the Bell U-lock like yours, behind the seat, not enough space, darn. I'll have to put it in my rear bag.

The extension bar is not exactly installed properly, the handlebar is not round at that position. It's difficult to position and secure... I'll think of something.

Fun to see other cyclists wink, wave, smile, noy knowing I was on PAS... I pedaled for show ;)

Finally, my hand was numb from holding the throttle... Cool.
 

tarhead

Member
A few photos from my 1st ride. I am seriously impressed, I think I'm in love.

My wife rolled her eyes.... :cool:

Installed a few accessories, will tweak it a bit.

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Hey gents, you're going to need to be careful with all that stuff you're putting on your handlebars; too much weight and the bike's going to tip over forwards ;-)!

Seriously, Denis, nice bike and great photos. 'glad that you're enjoying it so much! I did notice one thing that I thought I should draw to everyone's attention; the quick release lever on your front wheel is facing forward. In my high school and university days I worked in the bike and ski department of a sporting goods store. Our chief bike mechanic was an elderly Dutch gent who had been trained in Holland (he told me that you had to attend a technical college, which he had, to be a bike mechanic in Holland. Another thing that I remember is that the gent had amazingly strong hands and could peel a tire on or off with no levers). Anyhow, Hank always insisted that the quick release levers should face as much as possible towards the rear of the bike, the reason being that if you were riding through a tight opening and snagged the forward facing lever the results would not be pretty. I'm not sure if this would be as much of a problem with newer bikes as the few that I've seen up close have additional retaining clips (I had to take the wheel off one recently and I might be tempted to call it a "no tools" rather than "quick" release). I know that fork geometry, racks, fender struts, etc. can make it difficult to face the lever fully backwards but likely "as much as possible" is better that forwards. My own bikes are 30+ years old and have true quick release so I always follow Hank's advice (which also includes checking them before each ride).

Incidentally, and I DO NOT endorse this, a cycling book that I have from the '70's suggests that loosening the quick release is a good means of foiling "hop on ride off" thieves; first bump they hit or apply the front brake and WHAM. Hard on the bike but likely even harder on the would be thief. But you'd likely get your you-know-what sued off if you did this these days. And likely wouldn't work well with the "no tools" release anyhow.

I also want to say "THANKS" to all of you for sharing all of your ideas and experiences so openly. Special thanks to america94 for his input and getting me interested in this bike. I haven't pulled the trigger yet but am seriously considering it.
 

tarhead

Member
Here's another position for the quick release lever that I like (forgot to mention it last night- we've had a trying month and was very tired). Parallel to the fork. This is unlikely to snag in any direction and you can wrap your fingers around the fork to squeeze the lever shut with the palm of your hand.
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Stoker283

Member
I was in 3rd and 4th gear.

Is the idea that a higher PAS allows you to go faster?

Oh, and as my rear rack is different than yours, I cannot install the Bell U-lock like yours, behind the seat, not enough space, darn. I'll have to put it in my rear bag.

The extension bar is not exactly installed properly, the handlebar is not round at that position. It's difficult to position and secure... I'll think of something.

Fun to see other cyclists wink, wave, smile, noy knowing I was on PAS... I pedaled for show ;)

Finally, my hand was numb from holding the throttle... Cool.
Hi @denis Shelton here is how I secured my ULock on mine. I was able to mount it on the side of the rack.
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Good luck and keep riding!:D:D:D:D
 

Dan Edwards

Member
I got my tracking number! now to wait... see what customs is going to steal from me? I have tuesday 11th for delivery. I have UPS and Fed ex delivery to the house that day as well. mmmm