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    luffy, mten3, MCM5 (wide tire mod), Nikola+

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  1. I think other benefits include snow, water, mud, dirt, grass clippings not getting covered on the hex pedals as debris on shoe pass right through. I like it.
  2. I played 18 holes at a public course riding an electric scooter (before I discovered euc). The course manager told me to not do that again unless I sign a liability wavier. The scooter was great. I was able to zip up right to my ball while carrying the golf bag on my back. I suspect euc would not work well on hilly courses. The biggest problem would be wet grass. I've ridden mten3 and nik+ around the grass driving range and it wobble terribly on wet, mushy, or muddy ground. If you attach a golf pull cart to a euc it might make it stable enough ride around on. There would be three contact
  3. @newbie101. I do have a few videos of my ride with the 360 camera. But it is not posted on YouTube. I've taken a few screenshots from a ride with the 360 mounted on the helmet. The setup works great and doesn't look too weird since it is just a few inches above the helmet. Someone at a coffee shop did mention that at a distance it looked like I got knife handle plunged on top of my helmet. This is the normal level view when rotated to the back. This view is pointed directly down. I am carry returned box. This is front view. You can't even see the helmet.
  4. The MCM5 stock tire is 2.125". You can install a 2.5" wide tire if you're willing to put in a day of work to mod the shell. The MCM5 is an excellent wheel. It's a great compliment to the bigger wheels.
  5. I also learned on the Luffy. What a mistake that was. The narrow 10" twitchy tire and lack of torque makes mounting a nightmare for a beginner. The low pedal height makes it all too easy to pedal scrape. It is best suited as a kids learning wheel. So glad I corrected my mistake and got the mten3 shortly after.
  6. Hi @Marty Backe. I've watched your MSP test video and review. The one thing I didn't think addressed was the low speed handling of the MSP. Can I comfortably ride the MSP on the sidewalk near pedestrians like the mten3 and to a lesser extent, Z10? Or does the 18" wheel make slow and tight maneuvering too difficult? Thanks.
  7. Hi. I removed the side panels and wrapped it 1/2 " past behind the shell. Based on comments from other forum members, I removed the wrap from behind the shell and cut out a strip along the outer edge to expose the LED strip lights. Even if you don't intend to wrap behind the shell you still need to take it off to wrap past the pedal mount. I initially used a strip of carbon fiber looking tape to tape the edge between the LED and vinyl. But, I didn't need to. The vinyl held just fine. It's handled pouring rain, mud, and hitting pavement once. I suggest starting from the middle of t
  8. This is the most thorough wide tire mod I've seen for the MCM5. Impressive work.
  9. I bought a Steelbird helmet last year. In my opinion it is an average helmet for the price. The helmet is heavy, has poor padding, and generally uncomfortable. It was not worth the hassle to send it back to the seller in India. I did use the Steelbird as a face mask when trying to unclog a drain with chemicals. I'd take my bike helmet over the Steelbird.
  10. The battery life of the 360 is a valid concern. My commute is short. I can go three days between battery recharge. I just plugged in the usb charge cable to the 360 and it will record with external USB power. I have a 128GB memory card which the camera says will record 316 minutes of 360 footage. I could run a USB cable from the helmet down to the wheel's USB plug or a backpack mounted battery pack to solve the power issue. Doing that I would use one of these magnetic break-away quick connect for the USB connection to the camera.
  11. Why not mount a 360 camera to the top of the helmet? I turn mine on before my commute to work. I find the camera being visible is a great deterrent when riding near militant drivers and bicyclists. The perspective makes the camera bigger than it really is. It's quite reasonable. I have the remote attached to my left glove so I can operate the camera without taking off my helmet.
  12. Cool. You won't be disappointed. The TSG Pass Pro Carbon is my favorite EUC helmet. It is the best compromise to a heavy bulky full face motorcycle helmet. I use the TSG daily for my commute. I measured my head size at 58-59cm. The large fits perfectly. The full visor is great for riding in the wind. It is very quiet and comfortable with the visor down in the wind and rain. I added a Insta360x camera to the top and some reflector dots. I will eventually replace the D-ring strap with some kind of magnetic latch. Right now, I ride without strapping in. The helmet is a snug fit already.
  13. I had the same problem with the Leatt dual axis and also the Alpinestars SX-1 knee guards. They slide down when worn over pants. The only knee armor solution that work for me are knee pads that go under pants like POC Air Knee pads or Leatt 3DF Knee Guards 6.0. I returned the Leatt Dual Axis but kept the Alpinestars SX-1 just so I can have an external pad option when needed. Turns out I haven't used it since summer. It's either the underpants knee pads or motorcycle pants. The underpants knee pads works great and will even fit under slim fit pants. As long as the pants has some stretch to it.
  14. The wrap on the MCM5 is the 3M Di-NOC Marine Teak Wood grain vinyl sheet wrap (4'x2'). It's held up so far.
  15. Hi @PY ⠀. I was referring to the problem of traction on the snow. The mten3 could not plow through 5" of fresh snow. The snow started pushing up on the front shell. You would need a large diameter wheel to overcome the snow height. The biggest problem was maintaining balance with only one contact patch. A bike you at least have two points. The wheel I used, Z10 would move left and right as it tries to find traction on fresh snow. The wheel goes where it finds traction. It was steering me. I was just a passenger along for the wild ride. I was able to ride somewhat straight on packed snow track
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