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post #2911 of 3454
I'm diggin' my El Mariachi 29er SS, size M.
post #2912 of 3454

Oh have yall seen the 36" wheel bike?  It looks awkwardly badass.  Costs about $4000.

http://truebikes.eu/

 

post #2913 of 3454
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What's the top speed on this bad boy? 65mph@2,000 calories per min?

:3

I haven't been riding lately cuz I work nightshifts and usually don't sleep well....
post #2914 of 3454
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What's the top speed on this bad boy? 65mph@2,000 calories per min?

:3

I haven't been riding lately cuz I work nightshifts and usually don't sleep well....

Oh - working night shifts and not sleeping well as a result is #1 most detrimental factor against good performance on bike. You have my sympathies - been there, done that.

 

Back in those days, I could barely hold the rear wheel of the pack, but during my leave from work, when I got a week of good regular sleep, there was a vendetta - now they had trouble keeping up with me. But one only has so and so many days off and pretty soon things returned to the old status quo...

post #2915 of 3454

You mean afternoon shift or overnight shift?  I work from 2pm-10:30pm.  Although I have no problem getting to work by bike (I get there 30min early to rest) and feel great once I clock in, after work I usually chill in the break room or at the konbini across the street for about 10-15min before heading home.  If I don't take a break, and head right home, I usually get more tired before I hit the big hill.

 


What's your thoughs on this new Specialized electric bike or electric bikes in general?  If I had one, I'd pedal to work and use the battery on the way home, but that would defeat the purpose of exercise.  I really just wonder how fast they can go or can you pedal faster than the motor?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ebike/turbo

If I could get one that's strong enough to put groceries in rear racks and still move with the motor, then that would be pretty sweet.


Edited by PFULMTL - 10/22/13 at 3:07am
post #2916 of 3454
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You mean afternoon shift or overnight shift?  I work from 2pm-10:30pm.  Although I have no problem getting to work by bike (I get there 30min early to rest) and feel great once I clock in, after work I usually chill in the break room or at the konbini across the street for about 10-15min before heading home.  If I don't take a break, and head right home, I usually get more tired before I hit the big hill.

I mean 22:00 to 06:00 - which would be overnight I guess. No matter how you try, you can not wake up at say 14:00 or so hours as fresh and fit as after regular night sleep. It does nor affect mental much, but physical effort is perhaps max 80 or so % of your otherwise best performance achievable. 

 

Luckily - that was now almost 30 years ago. 

 

Not so luckily - recording music, which I do for living now, particularly live concerts, is scattered in time all over the place - generally I work when all ordinary people entertain or sleep - and no, I do not wish to disclose any of my present cycling (non) achievements...

 

Regarding e-bikes - did you see my post about the flykly rear e-wheel ? Once upon a time, any e-assistance would be scorned and frowned at, but if you have a bussiness meeting and have to be dressed for the ocassion and do not want to arrive there sweating like a hog ... - e-bikes do start to make sense. And it sure beats car and/or public transport, while assisting the rider to pay closer attention to the traffic and his/hers own safety. And after you are returning from work - I doubt anyone would REALLY enjoy climbing the ( equivalents of ) famous LA hills where so numerous car chases for movies were shot - a little assistance from electricity would perhaps be welcome. I also find speed that can be selected (and thus limited) a good thing. Car drivers normally do not expect cyclist in regular traffic to exceed say 25 km/h - and one can rather easily get into trouble by riding a road bike on crowded streets faster than that.

 

So generally - for everyday bike for going to work, commuting, etc - why not, quite reasonable and enviroment friendly.


Edited by analogsurviver - 10/22/13 at 3:19am
post #2917 of 3454
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Oh have yall seen the 36" wheel bike?  It looks awkwardly badass.  Costs about $4000.

http://truebikes.eu/

 

 

Intriguing looks. Would love to get a test drive!


Edited by Silent One - 10/22/13 at 9:21am
post #2918 of 3454
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Intriguing looks. Would to get a test drive!

+1.

post #2919 of 3454
I work 22:00-22:30 to 7:00-7:30. It takes me about 1h to get to work on my sportsbike. I've stayed awake for 2 days strait a couple times... don't feel too great.

I would actually love living in a location where I can get rid of any need for a car/motorbike and use a pedal/electric bike all year round!

That bike looks sweet!
post #2920 of 3454
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL 
If I had one, I'd pedal to work and use the battery on the way home

I'd I worked in an office, is do that in reverse order.
post #2921 of 3454
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post
 

Oh have yall seen the 36" wheel bike?  It looks awkwardly badass.  Costs about $4000.

http://truebikes.eu/

 

Cute, me likes:bigsmile_face: Never owned a bike with a tire taller than my inseam:rolleyes:

post #2922 of 3454
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post
 

You mean afternoon shift or overnight shift?  I work from 2pm-10:30pm.  Although I have no problem getting to work by bike (I get there 30min early to rest) and feel great once I clock in, after work I usually chill in the break room or at the konbini across the street for about 10-15min before heading home.  If I don't take a break, and head right home, I usually get more tired before I hit the big hill.

 


What's your thoughs on this new Specialized electric bike or electric bikes in general?  If I had one, I'd pedal to work and use the battery on the way home, but that would defeat the purpose of exercise.  I really just wonder how fast they can go or can you pedal faster than the motor?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ebike/turbo

If I could get one that's strong enough to put groceries in rear racks and still move with the motor, then that would be pretty sweet.


I believe that the turbo's supposed to go up to 30 mph. Pretty special bike indeed.

 

Now onto the more conventional ones :

 

I don't see the point of having an electric bike. I'm faster than most of them, and with the same money you could certainly buy 2/3 NEW bikes. One hybrid with racks, one nice road bike, and one MTB.

post #2923 of 3454
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I'd I worked in an office, is do that in reverse order.

Good call, you would not be sweaty or need the 30 minute rest prior too work:wink_face: Sorry I did not respond to the Hesitation Marks the other day but yes"I Would For You" is a great song, it's the first track on 2b or the fourth album side. Trent seems a little more mellow on this one but very melodic:D 

post #2924 of 3454
IMO, those electric bike take all the fun out of riding. As another said, chances are, if you're in good enough shape, there is a chance you be able to pedal faster then the motor could move you anyway. Too much weight also.

Is that a 4 LP set? It's weird to me listening to electronic-ish music on vinyl.

Cheers.
post #2925 of 3454

E-bikes are in my opinion something you use to make your everyday's "chore" A to B's more menageable, regardless of clothes you might be required to wear, sweating, etc. When I can slip into shorts, regular road kit, NO WAY I want even to think of A(mpere) h(ours) ...

 

We are not getting younger - and what once was a barely noticeable incline, became something you have to count with, in time it will become something best avoided, etc. Instead of streets filled with cars with mainly single passenger - how about at least one third of those replaced by e-bikers that would otherwise not consider two wheels ?

 

I have somewhere movie my late father made in 1979 in China; crossing, lane/street/whatever , some 50-100 metres wide; do not recall whether it was traffic light or policeman giving the signals, but across the entire width of the street, side by side cyclist waiting for the signal to cross; and when they started to move, BliNg BLIIINg of polished spokes and rims you will never experience even in Tour de France. Now I hear they are enforcing the strictest car emissions on the planet - imagine a couple of million cars commuting every day to an industrial centre...

 

One can not reverse the time backwards - but e-bike may well turn out to be one not so unimportant contributor to our better menagement of the limited resources at our disposal. It can be for fun too, but I see it primarily as getting as much cars off the streets as possible. There are of course times use of car is the only real option, like transporting the entire family, large groceries, lugging audio equipment, etc - but there is need to step into your car directly from your bed and step out of it at the desk in your office...

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