Marty Backe

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  1. Now you're making have second thoughts about buying these
  2. We need to keep hunting these out. This is the first one I've ever seen that was empty.
  3. Oh cool, I really enjoyed mine too. Had 800 miles on when I sold it. In hindsight I should have kept it as a backup.
  4. I don't think that counts since it wasn't a planned group ride. @Hunka Hunka Burning Love claimed he was pushing 270 pounds, but @The Fat Unicyclist put him in his place, as he's closer to 245. God knows what he'll weigh after eating all of the airline food that he's going to be served though
  5. Thanks a lot for the additional symptoms. That's good information and something I won't ignore if I ever feel similar sensations. I guess we all need to become one with our wheels so we can pick up on subtle changes that can occur. Fortunately you got it from Dion so everything should be covered by warranty. Definitely talk to him so you understand how he's guaranteeing a good firmware board is installed. Hopefully he has one or more spare boards acquired from much earlier in the year. Let us know how it works out in the end. Do you have another wheel to use while you wait? Hopefully not a generic
  6. Jane Mo was last here April 21st and Linnea Lin on June 17th. So I guess it's possible. I do agree that we will eventually have better wheels. At some point advertised reliability will become a differentiator as wheels become more similar in speed, range, and power. Maybe 2018 will be the year. Lets hope.
  7. I think you need to read Don Quixote @Hunka Hunka Burning Love, if you haven't already. But that aside, when I get my new ACM control board I've been thinking of going with crimped connectors to avoid solder altogether.
  8. Wow, that really sucks. I may be wrong but I don't recall hearing about a loose axle nut on any other MSuper's so hopefully that's a fluke that won't affect the rest of us. Now you're going to have a quandary as to the replacement board. How do you get one that's assured not to have the bad firmware? It's going to be possible of course but it may take an unusually long time. I'll be interested in seeing what's involved in tightening the nut so that it doesn't loosen again. Did you have earlier signs that something wasn't right with the wheel, or did the nut loosen and cause the failure all within a handful of seconds? BTW, did you post any pictures because I don't see any.
  9. Every time I try a softer mode on my Monster I feel like I'm going to fall off when over-leaning during my starts. It's so slow to start that it feels like there's a delayed reaction (I guess there is actually) to the wheel moving. I should practice more, making my starts a bit slower. Because otherwise the softer modes on the Monster do seem more comfortable.
  10. No, I've only worn gloves to prevent road rash, etc. My negligence which I'm trying to correct.
  11. What I like about the Demon guards is the more thoughtful design that reduces the chance of transferring the energy up your arm and injuring your shoulder. In safety gear I do think that in general the more money you pay the better the product.
  12. I don't where everything 100 percent of the time, but I do where my helmet 99% of the time. Usually when I'm going to the store, etc. I'll just throw my helmet on. But when I'm going for a dedicated ride (which is most of my riding) I put everything on. Everyone is different though.
  13. Thanks. I fixed the original link too.
  14. I bought these and have been very happy. They never slip down my arms or legs, and have held up great over the last 11 months. They have prevented countless injuries. Comfortable too. Amazon Link
  15. Good topic for a video. When I get them I think I'll post a general video on all my safety gear. I can tell you that my knee pads have probably gotten the most use.