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  1. This happened in Brazil after our monthly electric group ride. This guy drank the whole event 1pm to 5pm and then rode home on an express way (around 90km/h) limit. He was using darknessbot to monitor his speed and the app lost connection to the wheel and he didn't recieve the warnings. He was around 60km/h and 40% battery
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  2. Just done a run to the supermarket (about 4 miles away) all was fine till I came to ride back home. Suddenly my helmet wouldn't fit properly, the chin guard kept pressing against my nose making it very uncomfortable. I was in a rush to get home before a heavy downpour of rain so I decided to put up with it and sort out the problem once I got home. For 4 miles the damn thing rubbed my nose and caused minor grazing. Got home, took my helmet off and my woollen gloves fell out of the top - problem solved
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  3. @atdlzpae he is well. Had a 2 day stay at the hospital but now he is home and recovering. He broke his skull and got an brain aneurysm, and also got really bad scratches all over the body. The doctor said he was supposed to die in this situation. It was pure luck that he survived. He admitted all of his mistakes and now he is preaching in favor of body protection, and we are going to create an event to raise awareness to the risks of not using protection. In the end we are transforming this accident in an learning opportunity.
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  4. I don't care how good or cool you think you are if you don't wear gear every time you ride you will eventually die or lose the ability to ever ride again.
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  5. @Gasmantle I would just like to thank all the moderators for everything they have been doing on this forum for years, if not for the mods and this forum I'd be nowhere as good a rider as I am today, I probably wouldn't be wearing protective gear, and troubleshooting would have been damn near impossible so to all the mods and the forum itself I thank you for everything that you have done, not only for me but for eucs and their evolution and proliferation as well. I think everyone should take some time to consider that these are unpaid yet extremely knowledgeable enthusiasts and veterans of
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  6. I thought I would share a video of a golf cart I made to use with my Ninebot mini plus (s plus). I have attached a video link from youtube. If anyone is interested I can send or attach more pictures/video. Don Z
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  7. From my point of view, mods' only job is to keep a forum turning into total anarchy, which the mods here have done a great job. They don't need to promote nor steer the conversation in any direction. The forum should just be a place for anyone to speak freely within rules. The quality of a community is made of entirely of the users. If you desire the forum to be of higher quality or more attractive to newcomers, feel free to contribute the way you desired, as other will contribute the way they desired.
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  8. The range on the 100v wheels is only an issue when at speed. So you will be spared. The MSP gets better range than the 16X and att higher speed towards the end. Looks like that leaves you with the Nik+. Nicely priced at Ali Loomo Store. Or you can get faster delivery from Denis at EUC Sale if he has them in stock. I have yet to try a suspension wheel... but after riding my Fat Nik and doing like today a 75km cruise riding at around 40kmh with some peaks up to 50kmh and above and having 35% battery left I would have trouble going back to a wheel with less range.
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  9. And, TBH, that is how the public is gonna imagine most of us if that is how the few people they see ride, which will lead to regulation/banning.
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  10. Well I hope for your sake that you remembered to put your trousers on:)
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  11. Man I feel for you here this is beyond maximum suckage I would be drowning in sorrow...
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  12. While I do agree with the OP in the fact that there will always be a place for non-suspension wheels. But...suspension wheels are just getting started. Anyone here old enough to remember mountain bikes before they had suspension? Because I am. I remember hearing almost these same conversations then. The suspension in these first bikes was terrible. Case in point the Pro-Flex Animal. It didn’t even have real shocks just rubber bumpers but almost everyone I rode with wanted one. I rode one once it was garbage. It felt like an expensive pogo stick. But the tech progressed into the badass downhill
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  13. arrived mine today, really good impressions
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  14. Yes we did discuss that a lot. But it's not that easy, people want different things. Trying to fix things in hindsight is hard and will probably not work and frustrate people just as much. We are definitely prepared for the next KS or IM wheel though (Gotway and Veteran seem to be fine, there's a natural progression of smaller threads). Then, on release day, the old wheel thread will be locked (if we forget, please remind us of that!!). This way at least the pre-release info and speculation is separate from the thread about the existing wheel, for people who start reading later. That's a
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  15. I really doubt it. Not organised by me anyways. Unless some new brand pops up again with no official dealers yet and I'm interested in what they have to offer, and they accept doing the group order. Lots of stuff need to match for me to do another one, this one wasn't an easy job itself with big train delays and so on + having to explain to my bank why I received/sent that much money all of a sudden... Not again haha.
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  16. Yeah although I lasted 3 years without protective gear a great accident like that (at 40km/h) without gear is what taught me my lesson(along with great encouragement from the mods) , and now I preach the protective wear gospel anywhere I see heathens. It's feels great to convert people it's just a shame some idiots like myself needs this hard of a lesson.
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  17. absolutely, i'm a big fan of MSPt, have 8000km on it a love it like the first day. I've already a list of "things" to say, let me ride 1-2 times more and i'll tell you everything
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  18. I don't think theres a competition here. Like, at all. Most serious riders seem to have at minimum 2 wheels to deal with their needs, as we've all learned that there is no 1 perfect wheel. I just got the monster, and i love that beast for the road. But since i ride softmode, i touch the grass, and the pedal dip is insane, loll. Maybe i'll have to switch to hard if i ever try a path setting, but thats a real issue, so, it stays as my city and mid range speed cruiser. But i also love offroading. For that, it calls for a different machine. If the S18 offered more power, then i'd probably get that
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  19. @Gasmantle i always press activity then press all activity so i get to see every new post made ,I keep upto date on this forum and I consider it to be very helpful to newbies and experienced riders and is very helpful to everyone ,,this forum has helped me throughout the years and is still helping me now For newbies a Google search or forum search will bring them to this forum for help and if anything we and every other member is very helpful and always has been ,if a newbie comes with a problem its mostly answered After all this is where we got all our information and help and i
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  20. I have to disagree with you, not because I'm (now) a mod (it happened recently) but because I've always found the team here to do a good job keeping the place civil. I also have many years and forums of experience and this place isn't any worse that other places (the contrary). This place isn't a commercial enterprise, there are no ads, no marked, everything is based on the generosity of the owner and the efforts of team to weed out junk. The mods are already helping by handling spam and calming hot-heads. Why should they have to be newbie assistance as well? You're expecting too much of
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  21. I'm glad buddy has learned from this misadventure & I hope we all do too. The only positive (if we can call it that) is buddy had the sense to ride on the shoulder. Can we imagine the consequences of a cutout on the main highway & getting hit/runover by a car🤯! It won't be pretty for sure! In the motorcycling world, we all know its not the fall nor even the crash but what we hit or rather what hits us AFTER that matters. I would say the same applies with all PEVs as well so gear up always & being sitware is the difference btwn having fun or having pain.
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  22. ✓Alcohol ✓No protection ✓Showing off ✓Riding fast enough to overlean @Artullas Is he alive? Did the wheel survive? What's the damage?
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  23. @Gasmantle I understand what you mean. How to have low intensity posters and high intensity posters coexist, without putting off either group. I guess we mods could be stricter with offtopic (it's really hard to separate things some times when there are so many semi-tangents!) and chat-type discussions in threads that aren't strictly about that particular thing. Of course that's easier said than done. Maybe, if you're particularly unhappy with a topic (no old topics please, the damage is done, but in the future), you could report the post where it goes off the rails. Reports are always a
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  24. It's better imho. Not perfect because it's easier to miss (ideal would be between title and uppermost post), but now it doesn't change the formatting. I would make it 5 or 10 pages. But not that important what that number is.
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  25. There is space for both, newbies have "Which unicycle to get" and "learning to ride" already, where anyone can go and ask or lend a hand. If you feel like doing newbie guidance go ahead, I do it now and then. But you can't ask passionate people to stop talking about their passion... Its not either or.. I can understand people who dont want to re-explain basics who have been explained a bazillion times before to newbies who can't be bothered to use the search function. If anything "OMG my wheel is defect it wobbles" has been repeated more times than "talking about firmware v4.836"..
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  26. I just flipped this switch. Better? What about this? Keep as is?
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  27. Just use slime, easy to apply and works fine. You don't want solid anything, the ride is harsh as is
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  28. So basically, an 18xl? I hear ya on the incognito wheels. I've walked mine thru the store and a lot of people dont even notice. I Dont imagine the s18 or v11 or sherm would be quite so graceful. I am grateful we have choices, and I'm sure a few people are lured in by simplicity of designs and finesse'. Let us know what wheel you end up with. Theres a LOT of solid choices and lots are going for sale as used/cheaper.
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  29. I think @Rehab1has got his story to tell on that, if i remember correctly.
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  30. I'm "almost" in the market for a new wheel but I can't say that any of the suspension wheels appeal to me. All the suspension models are either too complex, too heavy or too fragile or all three. I like EUCs because of their rugged simplicity but suspended wheels are anything but. Ideally I just want an 18" wheel, 3" tyre with decent range and that can cruise in the high 20's. I also want a wheel that's subtle enough to walk into a supermarket without security asking me to chain it up outside. Oh, and it would be nice if I can afford it. These suspended wheels just don't cut it with me.
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  31. Nearly! The red bit needed to be stripped. So from the link from imgbb, blue is what you keep and red what you do without: [url=https://ibb.co/nzv41SV][img]https://i.ibb.co/XSg65Td/image-a2c86def-84f3-46f4-8961-a6af7b988710.jpg[/img][/url] Or just use a different image hosting service hehe In any case, I really like that pad setup you've got! And great that the EUC BG doesn't move around! Those look nice and soft too with the textile "wrapping" you've got on them. Very nice!
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  32. That is a great place to be in with your EUC! I truly am happy for you.
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  33. I only off-road for entertainment value (MTB trails). Only time I wish I had more grip on the wheel is extreme downhill where the wheel would effectively fall away from me and the power pads don't do enough to keep me locked in. Now, for the times I was speeding down a trail and one of my pedals got clipped by a branch.. I am very happy I got launched forward and I could freely smack into the ground... As opposed to start spinning/flying around going from my speed to 0 in 0 seconds attached to a heavy wheel 😂 Even though I haven't tried it, for that reason I wouldn't even suggest stu
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  34. i think this is borderline sidetracking this thread. These debates are better suited in the S18 thread. I have very little intrest in the S18, this is why I don't follow debate in there. And I don't really think it fits in different brand discussions either. Just MHO. @Cranium @mrelwood I do understand sometimes somethings can fit in here are a matter of referance. But still.
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  35. old railway become bike path, unexpected, so beautiful
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  36. Yes I do and surprisingly it has only even been a problem in the one instance otherwise it was handled politely by me complying with their request for me to step off it, I'd then ask if it was okay to continue shopping while using the trolley handle, and have always been told yes. I'm not pushing past the 80% beeps down Isle 3 my man. I don't consider that impudent as I'm not going any faster than walking pace, thereby not endangering people or property. I don't consider my actions antisocial either as there almost hasn't been a single day in my riding life when I haven't been stopped by
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  37. If you strip all the unnecessary [img] and [url] tags and type or paste links as plain text, it will work:
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  38. Guilty as charged 😅 No shortage of torque up to 40 km/h. In the video above I was riding in the vicinity of 30-35 km/h and it felt great. There's a short but steep climb in the video and at my weight (68 kg + gear) it didn't struggle in the slightest. To me its best attribute is the way it rides... That tire is great whatever you throw at it, and at times it almost feels like it has suspension: there are bumps that would propel me into the air on the 16X that this one just rolls over as of they were barely there. And on the "open road" the handling is very good and the stabilit
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  39. Exactly. It wouldn’t be rational for unpaid moderators of various job descriptions and interests to even try keeping up with fine tuned and always awake Google bots. As a hobby I must add. It’s definitely what I signed or would sign up for. Moderators did not create or wish for the megathreads. I absolutely agree that a perfectly organized wiki-like structure would be much better for finding information. Or even just a bit more tightly focused thread topics and content, which is what the relatively large forum category upgrade earlier this year was designed to encourage. But this is
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  40. The (heated) discussion about riding inside stores has been split off.
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  41. I thought I would share a video of the cart I made for the segway ninebot s plus (or mini plus). It works well and is very stable. I have attached a link to a youtube short video of me using it for a 18 hole round of golf on a cold day (5'C). Anyways - please send me a note if you are interested in seeing more pictures etc. https://www.youtube.com/embed/eNMFVmHjKMk Don
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  42. No! You are just to stupid to get used to. Just adapt to the low pedals and don't tilt the wheel while cornering. (that's what I have heard, not what I think) Here I found a helpful vid. Be happy that you can ride more safely straight ahead with high speed.
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  43. Thanks for the idiot guide I needed it😄 I did think when I was cutting the bodyguard if it moved about I'll just put a spot of velcro on
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  44. So the saddle IS black plastic with a rubberized coating? I was worried about that. Not a big deal, but alcohol and coatings dont get along. I'd imagine that the chances of pulling that tape or pads w/o pulling the coating, is slim? Of course, if you remove the coating and get down to just plastic, it shouldnt matter. I have a few pieces of music gear that had rubber coatings turn to mush. A ton of alcohol and elbow grease and they looked great as I sanded back to plastic.
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  45. Ah pedal scrapes.. the struggle is real! I am wating to see how badly it goes, when I scrape hard parts in a high speed sweeper. I've had to add peg lift brackets on bikes before. I wonder if anyone with a cnc could make some for the sherm? Who knows tho, its above my ability to make aluminum brackets. Would be a bitch to keep the pedals as close to the body AND have brackets to lift. Anyhow, I think my sherman is done. All that is left is to ride and crash it. I added some horns to park it on. We'll see how those go. I am contemplating adding a very thin pad where my ankles rest, as I mi
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  46. Yes I cut holes in the bodyguard i thought it would of gone loose but the bodyguard is tight ,I like to make my own pads for my riding style as I have them on at different positions, I also put some 3d printed flypads on with velcro plus the bodyguard hides any mess https://i.ibb.co/1ryk75K/image-196f0f0a-0f3b-4683-9132-be0ab3e926f4.jpg Ps! That's strange pictures aren't showing 🤔
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  47. Maybe a guitar-strap with both points attached to something else that is wrapped around the handle in 2 places, so that both points can attach or detach. It would make it possible to sling over your shoulder like any strapped carrying bag (like a duffel bag). Also the guitar strap could be rolled up around the handle and secured somehow, or unattached for ease of mind. But personally i use my euc in the supermarkets and anywhere else inside for that matter. There was only ever a problem once where i had to exit a store, other times they just tell me to use the carrying handle and to step
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  48. Now I am one of those that prefer my V11 over any other wheel I own or have tested to far. However, I am not sure how the high pedals will work during slippery winter conditions. I also think as a new rider it helps to learn to ride to feel how the wheel behaves in different condition. But like @The Fat Unicyclist pointed out suspension comes at a cost, like money, complexity and space that could be used for something different. I do think this will be like bicycles to have none suspension, semi (1 wheel) suspension and full suspension versions. I think we will see somet
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  49. This is quite simply the most awesome wheel I have even seen. Gotway Monster range in an MSX/MSP form factor, and with the new hollow motor too. If I could have any wheel on the planet right now, it would be this.
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