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Bikes Are Green. Geek Out About Yours Here!

Discussion in 'The Living World' started by Revoltingest, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I just bought a used Tern Vectron S10 on ebay.
    The price was already low. (They're spendy things retail.)
    But I'm picking it up locally, & paying cash.
    So I get a discount for no shipping.
    And we avoided ebay's check-out system, which wrongfully
    imposes sales tax on even private transactions.
    I'm still spending more than I'd thought, but this has
    features I'd only dreamed of...
    - Bosch mid-drive motor <-- This is some high end ****!
    - Shimano Deore LX
    - Hydraulic disc brakes
    It's about a 2018 model, just like this one...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Poetry in motion you are.
     
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  3. Exaltist Ethan

    Exaltist Ethan From Omniverse to Omnitheism

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    Bikes are not only green, they're good exercise. Not as slow as walking, not as painful as running, and twice as useful than either of them. I love biking. My problem with them is the tires go flat too easily. I have a bike and it's fun riding around in it, but both my tires are flat. I haven't rode in it since then. Besides, steep inclines are awfully hard to climb on a bike and steep declines means putting on the brakes constantly. It's still great fun, but Wisconsin is a bit hilly around here.

    Not too much I can say about bikes to be honest.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    You already said much.
    This new (to me) bike has Schwalbe Big Apple tires,
    which appealed to me for size & durability. I've been
    biking off road on tires only 1.5" wide. This will be an
    improvement.
    Hills....I'm up & down hills all day at engine shows.
    Looking forward to electric pedal assist on those hot
    summer days.
     
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    Bikes are ok until you come across a herd of them who feel the road rules don't apply to them. They're usually middle age men with short beards wearing lycra.
     
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  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I guess the exercise will do you good
     
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    I can't believe he didn't get a free one at Menards.
     
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  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Happens all the time in France,. The sickening view of a sea of lycra coated bums twisting and clenching on a narrow country road with no passing place has caused me to turn around and drive home on more than one occasion
     
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  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    It'll only mean more exercise if I ride it more than
    my non-electric folding bike. Or....if Mrs Revolt
    gets to ride it, & I'm still on my regular bike.
    She's in better shape, but I still ride faster.
    This might make us even....getting us out on
    some great new bike paths near us.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    There is no risk you'll ever find this aging groundskeeper
    in those tight cycling outfits. Men, especially codgers,
    shouldn't wear clothing that actually reveal everything
    including one's religion.
    Also, I'm paranoid, so I'm never in the way of any cars
    or trucks. They'll use any excuse to kill ya.
     
  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Enjoy, and consider the bonus to us all. While you are out cycling to charge your battery so you can cycle effortlessly you can't be on RF... Its a win win
     
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    I'm still learning about what things to look for in a bike since I still recently learned about the electric motor kits you can get for them.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Menards hasn't had free stuff in a couple months.
    This concerns me. I've raised much money for the
    museum with all the donations from Menards, but
    that'll end if the well runs dry.
    I even bought a brick with "Menards" on it for a
    new building we're putting up. They deserve some
    credit for the tens of thousands of dollars raised.
    (My name won't be on any bricks. That would be
    gauche....as the frogs would say.)
     
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    You need to do a speaking tour and pass this message on to the codgers around here.
     
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  15. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    A kit is a good way to go, especially if you're on a budget.
    They have the advantage that if something goes kaput,
    you can fix it with off the shelf parts.
    I went with Tern because they've made many bikes for
    a long time. Support in the future should be good.
     
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  16. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Do you know the meaning of gauche (without looking it up)
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I know the English meaning.
    As I vaguely recall, it has some right
    or left hand meaning in Froggy.
    I'm guessing left...cuz "right
    is right, but left is sinister.
     
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    I was thinking a kit more from the mechanics angle and being able to more easily fix it. But also to make any adjustments that might help, as the motor will be very primarily used just to get going (I struggle with this, my feet don't help, and I often end up having to reposition and balance my body once I'm actually going). After that it's a question of tires and shocks as some of the roads in this part are rough. And then putting on a seat that was designed for real human beings.
     
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    Tis good that you plan to experiment.
    Bikes require that if you really want to
    enjoy them....& geek out too.
    The Tern Vectron S10 has refinements
    that I really wanted...after much of my
    own experimentation.
    Still, I'll add things, eg, bar ends for hand
    & wrist comfort.
     
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    Why are their beards wearing Lycra?
     
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