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  1. Demonstrating How To Slime A Wheel

    Just a thought on using "tubleless" slime in a tubed tire ... If you used this in a tubed tire, you might gum up the spigot is what I'd heard, but it seems highly unlikely. My guess is that it might be a problem for Presta valves and the high pressure (>90psi) that these sorts of tubes use. But with a Schrader valve and ~40psi, the opening is big and the pressure low, so the valve would be fairly safe. Correct me if you have experience (or have tried this yourself).
  2. Demonstrating How To Slime A Wheel

    The question of tube vs. tubeless Slime comes up a lot on bicycle forums. I think all EUCs are tubed (correct me if I'm wrong) so you would use that Slime (the name comes from "green slimy stuff" which is how mountain bikers referred to the original formula and was colored green to symbolize environmental friendliness). It's composed of fibers, binders, and proprietary clogging agents that build up and intertwine to seal punctures in inner tubes and tires; made by Chicago's Illinois Tool Works, they market their Fibro-Seal Technology is the basis of a number of products. When a puncture occurs, sealant is carried to the puncture site by the escaping air, forming a plug that stops air loss. The stuff never dries out in the tire; when constrained to a small space, the fibers cluster together through surface tension (kind of like a blood clot in a wound). The tubeless Slime has bigger pieces of rubber floating around in it, because there is more space that needs to be filled up with a tubeless tire, especially around the rim. If you used this in a tubed tire, you might gum up the spigot (though I'm not sure how much of a problem this is in reality).
  3. Whos the wanker?

    He was unable to show ID
  4. What redundancy options do manufacturers have?

    ... all great ideas ... especially alarms + limiters + supercapacitors to make sure that you have the power you need on tap ...
  5. 1.5kg ... that's pretty light. My motorcycle helmets (Arai / Shoei ~$500-$800) are more than that and you don't even notice you are wearing them. The materials and shape are more important than weight IMHO ...
  6. Joey Serrin eWheels Partnership

    This is great to hear @Jason McNeil, and best of luck in your coming year!
  7. Not really, it's the same as a mountain-bike helmet ... it's even advertised as one. They're very light.
  8. You are right, though dirtbike/motocross helmets cost the same or less, and have the visor (which is probably unnecessary at the speeds bikes and EUCs travel). E.g., for ~$165 https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/afx-fx-41-ds-helmet Or... for ~$99 https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/bell-mx-9-adventure-blockade-helmet Or ... ~$89 https://www.revzilla.com/product/afx-fx-17-helmet Which leads me to question why the mountain-bike-men are spending so much on helmets.
  9. The 3R ... I think the price difference is because of the removable chinbar, and slightly better materials. They do look the same.
  10. There is about twice the material in the models you pictured above, and of course more complex molding and the added vents add to the price. Many people on the board (including me) are getting the Bell Sanction for ~$65. This is much lighter than the motocross helmets you show above. They were originally children's helmets -- the largest size fits me snugly and these are know for running a bit small. But the fit provides very good control; padding is excellent for the speeds EUC riders are going (falling?) and the lightness and visibility are great. Highly recommended. https://www.backcountry.com/bell-sanction-helmet?CMP_SKU=BEL0027&MER=0406&skid=BEL0027-BLASEA-M&mr:trackingCode=F91E52C1-42A1-E611-80FA-005056944E17&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc001&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&k_clickid=1faf6e4d-b758-4284-93b1-40883dde0f8f&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxdPNBRDmARIsAAw-TUk2H1Fb8D13bjmKmkKd_66lHFiqTBmH57oKwtYsbhxFxTnU9JlJZk8aAlogEALw_wcB
  11. Dream Electric Unicycle

    Maybe one of these, but round would do the trick ...
  12. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    I should have known ... Singapore seems to be the epicenter of EUC's in Asia ... I've promised one of my friends, who is a professor at NUS, that I'd ride around Singapore next time I am there ...
  13. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    I could ... I haven't been watching the videos, but will take a look and see what they are saying (usually not much that you wouldn't get on a spec sheet, e.g., in the case of Meng Yang's video ... they are more promotional than informative, but they look nice and give a feel for the product ...
  14. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    Didn't know that ... they already stole my idea ... I need to start looking more seriously at KingSong's EUCs
  15. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    That looks like it was shot in Fenglang Mountain Park, across the bay from Sai Kung Country Park (where I used to live). Are you from HK? (I noticed you speak 普通话 but use 繁体字字母 and Richard Clayderman soundtrack in the video)