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Denny Paul

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  1. 1) For someone who loves debate, you should know the other party will just latch on to the weakest part of an argument. Gotta be careful what you say, your words are all we have to go off of. 2) Seems like this whole carving, turn right to go harder left, increased awareness thing is the real distraction. Yeah, I get what you're saying. I agree with it. It totally checks out. Having the wheel jog right under your feet first puts your body weight in a better position to already be strongly left. Riding actively is safer than riding passively. But I see the point of this thread is really about public relations with the majority of people out there. Cause if our image is bad with the public, then the public is going to start regulating/banning EUCs and other PEVs. None of us want that. Imagine walking on a quiet park path and a golf car passes a family at 25mph. Wind rushes past them and their kids, who were just running around randomly as kids like to do in parks, just seconds ago. No collision happened, no one got hurt, but the family was startled. What do you think most parents would think and feel afterward? Whether or not it's dangerous to pass pedestrians honestly isn't relevant. It only needs to be perceived as such. People on pedestrian paths don't expect anything to be whizzing by them without warning. If that's our interaction with the public, it is only a matter of time before we all get slammed with regulations.
  2. Intelligent walking store. i know that the pedals are the ACM type, which is plenty big for this unicycle especially since it’s shaped well. i can’t say for sure that the trolley handle is taller since I don’t have an older version to compare. But as a 5’8” person I can’t imagine it getting much taller; my elbows bent at a nearly a 90 degrees. Top of the handle measures 38” from the floor when the wheel is on.
  3. Hi all, anyone remember this two wheeler? Recently, I posted related to this in general discussion. I think it’ll make a great wheel to introduce friends/family to EUCs. I hope someone wants to let one go! Please post as much information as you can if you have a V3 for sale. Include overall condition and price please. Cosmetic damage is okay, mechanical/battery or issues not so much. As far as I know there’s three versions in existence, but I’m not sure if they all made it to the states. I’m interested in any of ‘em. Pro, C, or S. thanks!
  4. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1528068380597110?view=permalink&id=3848720015198590&anchor_composer=false Typically an ask like this isn’t likely to be fruitful but.... guess you’re lucky maybe. Bay Area selling priced their practically new one for $600 obo. This is a pretty great price.
  5. Hey guys, So basically the topic. I tend to be the teaching type, and I’ve had good success teaching many people how to ride. However, I still feel the learning curve is too steep for the average curious person. I think if I can get a newbie to learn even with this training wheel, they’ll be encouraged enough to eventually get it with a real unicycle. Would the V3pro be a good idea to inspire confidence? If not, what do you think is the best one to learn on and why? I’m considering buying a cheap used wheel for newbies to beat up.
  6. As far as I know yes. It’s the gotway cycle. Fan has not gradient and it blows directly on, or very near, the temp sensor. So if you’ve got a warmish wheel, the while fan blows on sensor, instantly cool the sensor, warms wheel still kinda warm so fan activates and blows on sensor, on and on again etc. I’ve heard it’s normal from other people on and the forum and my mcm5 has done it ever since it was new. If it get legitimately hot the fan will stay on, but usually it’s just the on off thing. should be two sets of pads but maybe one got junked I dunno. A pleather wrapper set and the crappy stock ones that I was tempted to throw out but kept and gave it with the sale.
  7. Glad you like it. Original owner here. Dunno if the seller you bought it from also included the pads I gave him. I made them myself to fill in the gap between the top of the ankle and where the top of the wheel hits your calf. Should be placed above your ankle to prevent any contact of the wheel, with the thicker end of the pad down, not up. Or they got thrown out, eh I guess that’s fine too ha. Spent a couple hours making them, wrapping and sticking the pleather on (which is actually boat seat material from amazon, highly recommend) but it is what it is. any questions, feel free to ask. I’m happy to see it appreciated!
  8. A V8F will comfortably cruise at 18 mph for the majority of its battery cycle. If that’s your target speed it’ll be a great light portable choice for you. any faster than that and you might be looking for an upgrade, and people will likely point you to a gotway Tesla or something even larger instead at that point.
  9. Wow! What a deal! I would have jumped on this if I didn’t already own one!
  10. I asked eWheels a ways back about if they plan on stocking the parts to be able to convert an mcm5 to have higher pedals like this one. They said essentially they’re not sure, and if so maybe in a couple/few months, not anytime soon. If the whole shell needs to be changed, I can kind of see why there’s not really a rush. I dunno if I’d cough up the dough for it, or it’d be smarter just to wait for the next new thing to hit the market.
  11. Heh. Well me I guess. I had a Tesla. I sold it when I bought an mcm5. I don’t know which one actually accelerates, faster but the mcm5 experientially feels like it does. The smaller wheel makes it feel so much more maneuverable that I feel like it’s the better wheel for what I value from EUCs. I don’t want a tank of a wheel, I want one that feels almost telepathic. That’s what I personally enjoy from theses things, and that’s why I like the Mten3 and the mcm5 the best so far. Being the manufacturer of the hands down best 14” wheel has to be a decent use of r&d attention no?
  12. I will shamelessly say this stuff goes over my head. A TLDR or summary for us that are less than an intellectual master on the subject would make this post a great resource, possibly one worth pinning?
  13. Sad to hear that the parts are not compatible with the original version. I guess I’ll be happy with what I have for now. Honestly I think the complaints that the pedals are too low are overall true, but overblown. I have yet to scrap them on a bigger sweeping turn, only have scraped with low speed maneuvering, which I can avoid by changing my technique. Also the complaint that the front plastic scraping seems to be a non-issue for me too, even over sizable dips. I think as long as you keep the tire pressure high and expectations realistic you’ll be happy. The stability of the lower pedals could even be an overall advantage right? ...Still would be nice to have that piece of mind of never hitting crap tho. Ohwellohwell
  14. Ooh I would love if just the hangers were available for purchase. Give me a lot of peace of mind going over bumps. I recently bought a mcm5 off of aliexpress claiming it was the 2020 version. I noticed the trolley seems taller, and the pedals were black. But I just confirmed based on the photos that I didn’t seem to get the higher set pedal hangers sadly.
  15. Water you going to do now?
  16. message sent. You and I can communicate from here. If anyone else would like to express their interest please feel free to do so. Priority will be given to those paying the asking price, then chronologically. Thanks!
  17. This forum has locks their direct messages to new users until they have positive (+2) reputation i think (someone correct me if I'm wrong). i'll PM you when you're able to reply. Yes, I'd be willing to ship it to Florida, but just want to clarify a few things from the original post. You're okay covering the shipping and the PayPal fees (or using Venmo with no fees) right? I'd imagine from CA to FL you're looking at a $60 shipping rate but I can't be sure till i provide your specific address to eWheels.
  18. Hello everyone, So, after having had a chance to test out the entire smaller end of the Gotway lineup, I can say with confidence that the mten 3 and MCM5 are for me. Meaning my Tesla v2 that i just bought earlier this year from eWheels is for sale. Don't get me wrong, this is a FANTASTIC wheel, but living right in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, I really don't need to stability, distance, and top speed it offers. As you can (hopefully) see from the photos, this thing got pretty decent treatment in the 4 months I've had it. 350+ miles in all. The tread in the tire is just barely broken in. Not a curb jumper, not an offroader. 300 very easy miles with some minor flubs and 0mph when I loaned it out and friends/family got caught off guard I guess. So yes, there are a few dings and scratches on the pedals (fyi upgraded!). Zero mechanical issues. Battery charges to 100% aka 84v. Zero repairs needed or on the horizon. Like I said, just got the wheel in January of this year. So extras: Yes, the pedals are the larger Nikola pedals. Also, I made my own pads. I've tried lots of different combinations of shapes, but this is the one that worked best for me. I'll give you the stock pads too, but I'm confident you'll like mine better. Made from high density neoprene, then wrapped with durable synthetic leather, then stitched with high strength nylon. Good material for comfort and maneuverability. Also, I used weatherproof velcro to stick on a little satchel just big enough for a drawstring backpack. Lifesaver for me when I forget to bring a backpack for errands. Also put a tire pressure monitor cap on the end of the valve so you don't have to meticulously check the air pressure. These things are great (available on Amazon here if you're curious) Price is $1,100 (listed on CL/locally for 50 bucks more). Willing to ship but you'll have to pay for eWheels shipping deal (between 40-60 bucks). No PayPal please as they take a hefty cut from the seller and it's a bit too easy to abuse it seems. Money order, cashier's check, or Venmo preferred. I hope whoever is interested feels confident in me as a seller. I try my best to be communicative, thorough, and easy to work with. Please feel free to poke around my post history here; I've bought a decent amount of used wheels here with no hiccups. Looking to keep that track record going. ScreenShot of Darknessbot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oSyu1SE6dj_bpWygQ8iw5xlVyJGWf8yq
  19. Direct message sent. This might be a mice upgrade for my 75 year old dad on a v5f+!
  20. What I’ve learned by browsing here a lot: 1) tesla for best maneuverability 2) 16x for the best trolly handle/commuting 3) Nikola for the best high speed cruising
  21. https://instagram.com/eucyou?igshid=15aoi9edcxw56 I was hunting the same thing down awhile ago. This guy on Instagram from Russia will sell them to you for about $180. They come in 3 sizes: 10mm, 15mm, and 20mm I passed. I’ll play with an mcm5 for awhile and maybe if I can’t tolerate the height I’ll consider. Seems crazy expensive for a simple fix. And considering the longest size still only lifts 2cm, it’s not something I am excited for. If you find a solution for it I’m very interested in hearing about it lol.
  22. ah, didn't see this till recently. Ewheels has a high speed version too that boasts 45 mph as well available for pre-order Link: https://www.ewheels.com/product/new-gotway-msx-pro-100v-1800wh-battery-2500w-motor/
  23. https://eucservice.com/en/msuper/73-gotway-msuper-pro-speed-msps-1800wh-100v-lg-inr21700m50t-96kmh-unloaded.html http://youtube.com/watch?v=WMc4SBaqYp0 What are the current thoughts companies making mods and reselling wheels? Seems like it could be sketchy, but the increase of speed (45mph) it sure is very tempting.
  24. Got any leads for relevant codes for California? would be interested in having something to point to or talk about, having been questioned/warned for riding in parks with bike paths.
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