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    Look of horror when I mention getting an eBike

    Its probably a money thing. They don't view you as someone that will ever come in and plunk down the scratch for a new and likely overpriced bike.
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    Electric Trike Activist in Moldova - Video

    The ballsy Stop A Douchebag group, based in Moscow, has a Moldova crew. Their latest video features a gent protesting encroaching vehicles and poor sidewalk condition from his electric trike. Anything that increases the visibility of small electric vehicles is good.
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    $1200 Late Fee, Returning Citibike (rental)

    He did it for the 15 minutes of fame?
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    A 'real' flat-resistant tire?

    I had a bad experience with the Marathon Plus. I took my Neo Jumper on a rocky trail and got a flat. I have banged over lots of rocks and rarely gotten flats from it. After removing the tire I found broken metal bands protruding in one spot towards the tube. In fairness, the tire received...
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    What's in a name?

    Two Wheels Good, Four Wheels Bad (just made that up)
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    Interesting ride thread.

    Lets see more interesting rides! and this from another YouTuber to the song North American Scum by LCD Sound System...
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    Attack of the mutant stealth thorns!

    Learned about thorns this month. Recurring slow leaking flats and patches had me stumped. The tire was clean, but when I compared the location of the tube puncture to the tire, I found the tiniest thorn. Then I put on my reading glasses and did a more thorough search. I found about 6 of...
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    Regenerative braking

    Why can I toggle resistance on and off with the brake? Yes there is a bit of drag from the motor being forced to spin backwards, but ...already said the rest. Didn't measure with a voltmeter, only know what I'm feeling.
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    Regenerative braking

    However, I spoke to a local e-bike expert and he pointed out that if I roll my geared hub motor backwards, and then pull the brake enough to activate the motor cutoff switch, I would feel resistance to rolling backward. I thought he was mis-informed, but I tried it anyway and its true! Next...
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    Since I started using mirrors I have come to appreciate daytime headlights. Cars are sometimes invisible in full daylight for different reasons, especially if the sun is behind them. Also I have to wipe the mirrror clean with my shirt every week, that helps immensely. Considering how many...
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    New Neo Jumper owner from Kentucky - intro and questions

    The shop cut off the excess rubber for me and nobody is the wiser, except all of you now.
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    NYC Electric Bike Law

    Only on the long downhills of East River bridges does anyone pass me. And then I'm not even trying, saving my battery, enjoying scenery. Its not a race, its transportation.
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    Got my 1st "cheater" shout today

    In the last week, in NYC, I have seen two or three people on these new micro segway things. Its like a motorized skateboard but the wheels are at the ends so your feet are side by side, like on a segway. The only thing amazing about them is how few people on the street stop and stare in...
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    Ebike Discussion: Speed, Cheating?, Laws, Post good articles...

    Don't worry, as populations in industrialized nations age and become poorer, as transit infrastructure fails to accommodate growing demand, e-bikes will fill the gap. The public will demand it. The minority food delivery people in NYC, a good 50% of them, are on ebikes and electric scooters...
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    New tires

    Thanks. I never saw that before.
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    New tires

    The tips are thinner and the nut is not fully accessible, kinda sunk in there.
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    Rear view mirrors

    Same here. I like it folded under the grip so it does not protrude past the edge of the handlebar. This only works if your butt is well narrower than your handlebars!
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    New Neo Jumper owner from Kentucky - intro and questions

    I have a spare but have no way to carry it on my jumper. Wearing the tripod bag I keep it in doesn't seem desirable. Fortunately, some rides can be done figure 8 style, passing my car midway. I was considering carrying the spare for the first quarter of a ride, then hiding it half depleted...
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    New tires

    Finally got my first flat, but it wasn't the fault of the tires failing to prevent puncture. I got a puncture directly across the tube cross section from the air valve. Since I last pumped the tube to the recommended tire max of 55 lbs over a week earlier (14 days at most), I probably had...