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Old 04-19-2008, 01:03 AM   #31 (permalink)
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If later on you want more speed and distance I highly recommend an EBike kit. The point is NOT to push you along without any effort, but to assist intelligently and make it so you don't have to sweat while biking around.

http://www.nusun.com/E-Bike-Kit-p/nn%201217f.htm

There are lots of kits like that that will work. The one I got is not on the market anymore, otherwise I would recommend it. All said and done you can get a cheap bike, add a kit on, and have a nice electrically assisted bike for under $500. With peddling I get a range of about 15-20 miles without breaking much of a sweat and averaging 25 MPH.

Beyond that the kit becomes dead weight, but even then the whole kit only adds 15lbs.
Looks like a good kit, but I have two sticking points I am running 27s and "Made in China to US specifications."

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Tacos per mile...

Or, as you're in CA.... Animal Style Double-Doubles per mile (I miss In-n-Out ).



But what Laz said I just could resist
Hahah, good one.
I wish though, thanks to a more extensive diet alteration I haven't had an In-N-Out burger since January. :\
But I can still have a homemade boca double double, but it's just not the same.
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Well, I did it today wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be but I am pretty beat now (4 hours later) which I believe is due to lack of caloric preparation for the long haul and no rest.

Anyway, this was my route

24.5 miles in roughly 2 hours with a really strong front wind on the return trip.
The chain only had to be reset six times.
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Just noticed that I got this nice little burn:
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how about just buying a pair of Heeley's and grab onto somebody's bumper? I got away with wearing mine at work for a month- helped me get work done about 25% faster just gliding on the tiles... till the b*ch in HR said take em off =(. where u going to school at?
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how about just buying a pair of Heeley's and grab onto somebody's bumper? I got away with wearing mine at work for a month- helped me get work done about 25% faster just gliding on the tiles... till the b*ch in HR said take em off =(. where u going to school at?
I'm up in the Temecula area, so I'm going to MSJC in Menifee. Kinda sucks but only have about 5 classes left before I can transfer to SDSU.
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Looks like a good kit, but I have two sticking points I am running 27s and "Made in China to US specifications."
Yeah, I'm sure you can find something that would work. I'm just not up on the latest kits since I haven't bought one for over two years.

You don't need to replace the batteries every year though. I haven't replaced mine in two years, and the range is still very good. If you use lead acid then you can desulphate them using various methods, which vastly extends the life of them.
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Just noticed that I got this nice little burn:
Yea it's kind of like the farmers tan. If you wear gloves your tan stops at your wrists also
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nice farmers tan there LOL! on the good side, u only have those 5 classes left! my sister lives up in murrieta, i despise the local traffic up there it takes ages to just go a few blocks.
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Nice looking bike! Hope it fits and serves you well. Looks like an old school touring bike. Toe clips!

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