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bright

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    hmm thats not a bad idea.... I hadn't thought of that.

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    Put a door in the garage so we can get to the car without going into the drive. good for the kiddos.

    Need to make a landing for the door.

    Opinions? Cant seem the find the same pavers so that's not an option.

    I'm leaning towards aggregate concrete, but I'm not excited about it.

    Could also lay down stone slabs and fill in around the edge with gravel.

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    It get so cold (won't go above -20C during January February for days or even weeks at a time) where I live that if you start dressing warm at the first hint of winter you'll soon run out of layers. I'm definitely a hold out.

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    Never outside unless it's a beater. Of my 5 bikes or so. 4 hanging above the car in the garage. Mtb in basement for winter to protect suspension components/seals from unbelievably cold weather. Oh and the cargo bike in garage.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Electric assistance is amazing and increases the utility of the bike by an an indescribable factor. You need to try it to understand. Think marvel comic "super human" strength.

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    Clearly I am in the wrong thread

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    @mdcc_tester

    Load rating for bike tires.

    I understand most tire failures to be heat related in the auto industry. Higher loads increase displaced tire and sidewall distortion causing heat accumulate... But this requires a lot of speed.

    Why are there load bearing capacities on bike tires? Where does failure come from?

    70psi in a wide city tire means a bike carrying 140 lbs would create a contact patch of only 1/2 inch each tire.

    Seems it would be easy to handle almost 3-4x that load and contact only 2 square inches each.

    Anyway....

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    Post a picture and I'll tell you if its clearly one way or the other.

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    I think we've eliminated the R&M Packster (the sus fork makes me very suspicious)

    We've tried a Babboe City which was quite good but the steering was super twitchy and the electric assist was a bit all or nothing - not quite enough to put us off but may prefer others enough to justify the £££

    Going to try an Urban Arrow and Bakiets prob next week and we're trying to find a good day for a trip over the Glasgow to try an eBullitt too.

    Any opinions about roller brakes vs discs?

    The Shimano e6100 is seamless feeling, with 4 levels of torque based assistance. The torque sensing smoothly matches the motor output to the rider input, and has a very natural feel. The 4 levels set the upper limit of assistance: 0%, 33%, 66%, 100% (I guess) of the available power from the motor. The assistance ramps up very smoothly as your input increases.

    Disk brakes are the way to go. I can't imagine why anyone would choose something else. I don't know what's finicky about them. They've been around forever. Just be sure you change the pads because they'll wear out quicker on a cargo bike than usual. Changing pads takes 15 minutes.

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