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  1. My Mten3 Broke and What I'm Doing About it

    Bravo, Marty!
  2. Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    Oh, and I certainly won't need all four valves, so if you want one, just PM me your mailing address.
  3. Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    Well, it remains to be seen if this will work, but here are the valves I ordered: https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Rubber-Tubeless-Standard-Vehicle/dp/B01MTGDI4Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1511146932&sr=1-6&keywords=tubeless+valve+stem The hole in the Mten3 rim is about 10 mm and these valves are sold to fit 11.5 mm holes. I suspect they will fit just fine on the Mten3 rim with a little lube and leverage. That's why I also bought the tool for prying them into place. But if all else fails, I'll just drill out the hole in the Mten3 hub to make it a bit larger.
  4. Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    I installed the new tube today and put the wheel back together. Getting the tire back on the rim was a chore, but the most annoying thing was getting the two halves of the shell properly aligned and screwed back together. Those screws Gotway used are crap. I stripped one without even trying. Luckily I had enough clearance to cut it out with a hacksaw. But all's well that ends well. My Mten3 is roadworthy again and that makes me very happy. It's such a cool wheel when it's working. When this tube goes, I'm going to do the tubeless conversion. I already ordered the tubeless valve stem and a tool for popping it through the rim. Rather than using an angled valve stem, I'm going to try a straight but very short one, similar to what Gotway seems to be using based on that factory video.
  5. Inmotion V8 tyre / inner tube / replacement

    @charlesrg How did your attempt at converting the V8 to tubeless go?

    Sure, but Gotway has earned a reputation for suboptimal engineering and inconsistent execution. I hope the Tesla is their tipping point in the other direction, but people are naturally going to be extra critical given the history. If the Tesla is the great wheel we are all hoping for, we'll know soon enough.
  7. Mten3 First Impressions / Review - BUY ONE NOW!!!

    What about the shorter rides?
  8. Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    Plus, as others have pointed out, the valve stem on that tube is bent at right angles to the plane of the wheel vs. being parallel to it. In that configuration, the stem would almost certainly collide with the shell.
  9. My Mten3 Broke and What I'm Doing About it

  10. My Mten3 Broke and What I'm Doing About it

    Sorry, see if this works for you: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Inner-Tube-10-x-2-5-with-a-Bent-Valve-fits-Gas-Electric-Scooters-E-bike/32826614144.html
  11. proper foot position?

    Definitely go slow. As long as you can stand it, and then do it for a few more weeks.
  12. proper foot position?

    You appear to be living life large, @novazeus . I think you need to invite your EUC buddies down to FL for a festival at your compound.
  13. My Mten3 Broke and What I'm Doing About it

    Sorry, but you have to admit you were tempting fate with all those cool Mten3 videos . Speaking of my situation, I got a package in the mail just today that should get me back on the road. I had placed several orders for innertubes. The pictures and descriptions on Alie leave a lot to be desired. One order arrived a couple of days ago, but that one was a bust. Anybody need a tube of exactly the right dimensions but with the valve oriented at right angles to the plane of the wheel? Yeah, me neither. But the tube that arrived today looks just right. 10" in diameter, 2.5" nominal width, valve correctly oriented. Here's the link if you want to order one. https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.6VW7Ih&orderId=87463116978632&productId=32826614144
  14. My Mten3 Broke and What I'm Doing About it

    Bummer! When I watched your video about applying the handlebar wrap, I was wondering how long before you would be removing it. Sorry, didn't mean to jinx you. I hope you have that little wheel back online pronto. If you feel so moved, a video of the reassembly would be really helpful. Your "I wonder if I can put this thing back together" remark definitely resonated with me.
  15. proper foot position?

    I also have very prominent ankle bones. When I was first learning to ride, I beat up my ankles and shins so bad that I took to wearing soccer shin guards turned inwards just to keep from bruising myself up. But over time, I learned to ride without clutching the wheel between my legs like a nutcracker on a walnut. And also to position my feet further outboard so that my upper shins were the only parts actually contacting the wheel. Getting a little banged up when you are first learning how to ride is probably an inevitable rite of passage, but I think you should be aiming to keep your ankles/lower shins clear of the wheel as soon as you have the hang of it.