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chiroshi

Member since Dec 2010 • Last active Oct 2021
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'd suggest a right-angle driver is probably more practical given common space restrictions on bikes. Something like Bosch GWB or Milwaukee C12 RAD?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Very nice!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    As TM says, S-pedelecs based on Bosch engines are pretty difficult to get to 45km/h too, you certainly don't just sit back and get taken for a ride. I have (illegal) aero bars on mine and it's still a decent effort to keep a high pace.
    I am of the opinion that e-bikes should be able to use the infrastructure designed for bikes. it's possible to ride them at speeds comfortable for everyone, maybe that means mandatory speed limits in certain high traffic cycle lanes. Around me, the cycle lanes aren't jammed with commuters so there's always room to pass with plenty of space.
    With any mode of transport, even walking, there's always going to be asshats who don't have any respect or thought for others.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not normal, but possible.

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    Everyone in Switzerland is required to have public liability insurance.

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    If anyone wants to know what the general push from the EU industry is, then take a read of LEVA's website and published documents. They represent the interests of a huge number of EU bike brands and lobby the EU to make sensible steps with their legislation.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    45km/h (L1e-B) bikes are allowed in (and required to use where available) cycle lanes in Switzerland and the uptake here is huge. You can't use shared use paths unless you turn the motor off. You need to pay for a registration plate and a nominal annual fee and wear a normal bicycle helmet. But you do not need a moped licence. Also funny, L1e-B bikes must be sold with the brakes 'moto-style' (Right hand front brake) in all EU countries.
    I don't see why a 45km/h bike shouldn't be allowed to use a cycle lane, that's not any faster than a lot of people ride anyway. Yes the brakes need to be maintained well (I heard in the UK it is mandatory for L1e-B vehicle to have a MOT lol) and I agree that riders should have some kind of mandatory training.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    In that case I think Zipfit would be a good option. They fit tight and have their own laces so you can really keep the liner close around your foot.
    I've always had issue with my ankle bone (medial malleolus apparently) rubbing on standard liners but not had the same with zipfits. I think you can also get zipfits re-moulded which you can't with Surefoot's foam system.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Any bootfitter will have their preferred system, most won't have multiple brands of liners. I would suggest finding a bootfitter who is a Salomon seller though as they will be used to working on that boot and have a good idea of what liners work best.
    From anecdotal evidence, Zipfits are closer fitting and pack out less than Intuition, but Intuition are slightly warmer and better for touring (or at least they have touring specific models).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Another tip to reduce the loss of fluid is to unbolt the caliper and make sure it drops as you pull the hose through the frame, so that gravity is trying to keep the fluid from siphoning out.

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