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KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 9:12pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Steely_D wrote:
Anyone got any experience with electric bikes? Birthday's coming up and it's tempting.

Also, locally, there's a rebate to help take a bit of the sting off the cost.
 

The local Specialized shop owner got one that his wife uses every day the streets aren't icy so she's been on it for about a year and a half. Saw her yesterday and yeah she was flying. So anyway durability seems reasonable and she hasn't gone back to her regular bike so the charging or whatever she has to do daily hasn't been a problem.

Rules were officially adopted Oct. 2 that they're allowed in National Parks anywhere regular bicycles are. In Yellowstone, there's a set of paths at Old Faithful that will be very popular.

I've only ridden one a little bit and it goes fast enough that as a cyclist I would really insist on wearing a Hi-viz vest and taking up the entire lane like a motorcycle... If you're doing 25 when most bicycles do 10, you're going to get into situations...
 
Ask an expert... it's in his blood.

Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 11:10am



 miamizsun wrote:

my bike is sort of a hybrid, but built for comfort (trek navigator 3.0 probably 8 yrs old)

still a great bike

 

That’s the one my wife’s got. We got similar ones for our anniversary, quite a few years ago.  It’s a really nice bike, and I still like mine. Not sure the e-bike is a must-have as long as these are running well - but the e-thing would be useful for zooming around doing errands and not getting too sweaty, so that’s why it’s on my radar.
rgio

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Location: West Jersey
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Posted: Oct 11, 2020 - 10:34am

A friend of mine's father (70's) just picked up one of these  ($899).... https://electrek.co/2020/08/25...


miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 11, 2020 - 9:46am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 

weighs more but surface scanning the info it has got twice the mojo of steely's e-bike

i see beach bikes like yours and some with those fatty tires

my bike is sort of a hybrid, but built for comfort (trek navigator 3.0 probably 8 yrs old)

still a great bike

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 3:00pm



 Steely_D wrote:

That's sweet.

When we were in Europe it seemed like there were a LOT of people with plain bikes and motorized add ons. They didn't look like a rich person's extravagance, but a poorer person's car substitute. But, looking at them once I got home, they were way more expensive than I ever would've expected, like a luxury.

 

This is almost my current ride. About the only difference is that my fenders are yellow instead of black. The wife rides a multi-gear job.


Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 2:34pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
That's sweet.

When we were in Europe it seemed like there were a LOT of people with plain bikes and motorized add ons. They didn't look like a rich person's extravagance, but a poorer person's car substitute. But, looking at them once I got home, they were way more expensive than I ever would've expected, like a luxury.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 12:27pm

electric fat bike
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 11:24am

This is the one getting my attention. Looks like there’s no way to get one under $1K, and this one is about $2K. Expensive, yes, but but cheaper than getting, insuring, and maintaining  a car. (We downsized to a single auto, but it would be nice to have a secondary option when one of us is using it.)

I walked by the store in SF one day and fell in love with the look, but kept going. Now it’s something that’s a real possibility.



miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 10:47am

 Steely_D wrote:
Anyone got any experience with electric bikes? Birthday's coming up and it's tempting.

Also, locally, there's a rebate to help take a bit of the sting off the cost.
 

personally nope

but i see them everywhere

looks like a lot of fun

i'm sure i'd thoroughly enjoy one

but i've got a really nice honda scooter and trek bicycle now
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 8:41am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 If you're doing 25 when most bicycles do 10, you're going to get into situations...
 

Sounds like I've been hanging around here long enough for you to know me pretty well.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 7:06am

I'd really like a "fat" bike, but gotdam those things are expensive!
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 4:47am



 Steely_D wrote:
Anyone got any experience with electric bikes? Birthday's coming up and it's tempting.

Also, locally, there's a rebate to help take a bit of the sting off the cost.
 

The local Specialized shop owner got one that his wife uses every day the streets aren't icy so she's been on it for about a year and a half. Saw her yesterday and yeah she was flying. So anyway durability seems reasonable and she hasn't gone back to her regular bike so the charging or whatever she has to do daily hasn't been a problem.

Rules were officially adopted Oct. 2 that they're allowed in National Parks anywhere regular bicycles are. In Yellowstone, there's a set of paths at Old Faithful that will be very popular.

I've only ridden one a little bit and it goes fast enough that as a cyclist I would really insist on wearing a Hi-viz vest and taking up the entire lane like a motorcycle... If you're doing 25 when most bicycles do 10, you're going to get into situations...
Dssident

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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 4:01am



 Steely_D wrote:
Anyone got any experience with electric bikes? Birthday's coming up and it's tempting.

Also, locally, there's a rebate to help take a bit of the sting off the cost.
 
Just bought a couple for my wife and myself. They are terrific. Gives my old legs a new super power. If you have a choice, get one with a removable battery so you can bring it inside to charge.  Good luck.

Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 9, 2020 - 8:50pm

Anyone got any experience with electric bikes? Birthday's coming up and it's tempting.

Also, locally, there's a rebate to help take a bit of the sting off the cost.