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Marty Backe

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  1. Now you bring up a good point (maybe you already did and it went over my head). Body armor/full-face helmet, etc., is not conducive to commuting. I'm with you there. I'm a purely recreational rider yet I know there are people who primarily use EUCs for practical purposes. I will be purchasing (probably soon) commuting type gear. Mainly, a motorcycle type jacket with built-in protection. I want something that I can throw on when I go to the store - all the practical uses. Maybe when I ride around town I'm creating interest from one type of person and when I'm cruising on the trails I'm attracting interest from a different crowd. See, I'm covering all the bases
  2. I like your reasoning Darrell and I'm glad someone is actively thinking about this. I can't honestly say how I would have interpreted EUCs if I had seen heavily armored riders. I've seen lots of geared up off-road bike riders which just seemed reasonable to me. Not off-putting. As I continue to suffer with my injury, I kind of wish that I had been surrounded by geared-up riders because then I would have moved to what I'm wearing a lot sooner. But what it really comes down to with me is; I'm not selling EUCs. I don't care about enticing new people into EUCs. If I really thought about this I might conclude that I want to discourage growth because I don't want to see what's happening with e-scooters happen to EUCs. We're pretty much under the radar now and nobody is going to be making laws targeting us. Now in reality I do like to see new riders joining us. I'm actually encouraged by seeing more new people who appear geared up. Relative to a few years ago, people seem much more aware of the dangers and are dressing accordingly. I just think it's a rare breed (like us) who decides to jump on the EUC bandwagon. I don't think helmets and shoulder pads will be turning most of them away. I could be wrong though. But again, I'm not selling EUCs. I actually want to appeal more towards the hardcore EUC rider than the sedentary rider. That's why I have Gotway printed on my helmet, not Inmotion I joke, Inmotion owners
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    mTen3 Not Waterproof - But No Long Term Damage

    As I recall from working on mine, there are gaskets where the wires from the motor exit the wheel well into the battery/control-board area. So I assume the section that got wet is within the wheel well? What's funny is the Gotway videos that they posted with the Mten3 riding very deep puddles, like what you're describing. False advertising?
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    I was riding with @1Wheeler a few days ago and he says his V10F still overloads. Maybe @maltocs can chime in too. I'm pretty sure it's a non-issue unless you you'll be doing mountain trail riding or any other riding with lots of hills.
  5. The weather this Saturday (January 26th) is looking perfect for our first Griffith Park group ride of 2019. Temperatures in the high 70's and all the trails should be in perfect riding condition. Any of you new folks want to get out of the house and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow EUC enthusiasts, please join us. Any wheel with a ~800wh battery should be able to enjoy the afternoon. And if you have a smaller wheel, still join us. Even a partial ride is great fun here, and you'll get to see and ride a wide variety of wheels. Griffith Park is one of my favorite places to ride, with over 40-miles of unique trails/roads to ride. Today we will probably cover ~25-miles, give or take. Join us at 2pm in the parking area above the Greek Theater. Here is the Google Map Pin Post any questions you may have here, otherwise hope you see you Saturday. As usual, if nobody RSVP's I reserve the right not to show up Inactive Members @enigma35 @HeavyGoing @Marvin Ong @Mushuukyou @Tjtripp @Sven @unowheel @Questor @Roll Model @Mike Hanna @Jon Sawa @serfy @swvision @Kimosabi @zentype @ndmcc @Mimir @Josh Morgan Maybe Someday Members @nbxpq3 @Shawn Johnson @IRK @MikeV @Peter Q @Sketch @captainwells @NBC44 @Stan Onymous @Gizmo Dork @Alsayyad @Chairman S @who_the @Dave Frear @Tanabe @roghaj @downtown @Yunicyle @Terenig @Flying W @Heyzeus @NightRider @Mike Hanna @Klin @3euc @Unosolo @Williepimpin @Heyzeus @JomMas @tihoa Active Members @csmyers @noisycarlos @Ando Melkonyan @YoshiSkySun @n2eus @maltocs @1Wheeler @Rama Douglas @Nick McCutcheon @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer"
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

    Apparently from Gotway
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

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    Flat tire

    I don't know of any tire replacement videos, but @Duf has a video on replacing the tube:
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    WheelLog Android App

    WheelLog only supports Pebble watches. Any of the latest editions of the Pebble watch work - they all have the same functionality, they only differ in style.
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    1st Griffith Park Ride of 2019, Southern California

    Great. Hope to see you. Ug. Thanks for letting me know about the Google Pin being off - it's been fixed.
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    Whats best MSX tyre upgrade for Trail riding

    Do you happen to have a link. Sometimes it's difficult to get the exact tire based on a description. A link leaves no ambiguity. Thanks/
  12. Meep, certainly you've just seen the updated video just posted by @houseofjob
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

    Pure fun has its uses
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

    The range must be impressive
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

    BTW, does this prove that Gotway has the capability of doing a battery in the motor design like the Z10? I recall some commentary that a Z10 inspired wheel from Gotway would be unlikely since they don't have the necessary motor designs chops. Or do you thing the control board and batteries are in the pedals?
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    New Gotway Mten3 / Onewheel Hybrid

    I don't know what he's saying and I'm not getting any YouTube options for auto-translate. But this video look at the wheels seems better than that other one we say a while back. It actually looks like a fun, rideable wheel. Of course the price is probably going to be $1500 given today's trends.
  17. That's brilliant. Somehow we need to get this suggestion (3200wh top-mounted control-board) in front of someone at Gotway. So simple!
  18. A 24-inch wheel would be a game changer, and if accomplished with a tapered shell, would not feel overly huge.
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    1st Griffith Park Ride of 2019, Southern California

    You mention Mt Wilson. I just want to be sure that you understand that this is a Griffith Park ride which just about any wheel can make.
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    Flat tire

    If it's not a catastrophic flat (burst tube, failed valve, etc) please give Slime a try. You can search this Forum or the wider Internet for Slime usage in EUCs to find an abundance of information. In general, I know of no commercial EUC repair facilities in the entire United States. Certainly not as walk-ins. I could be proven wrong though. EUC tire repair is usually considered a user-maintenance task, and really is not that difficult. Just a bit time consuming.
  21. What I am looking for in the Monster 2.0 is a new shell design and redesigned pedal-hangers. The electronics have already been addressed. New Shell Better construction so that it's no longer a one-fall shell Upper-slopped shell - please copy the Z10 upper shell design Less important: ring lights (I know, bring on the ring-light haters. I'm looking at you @US69) Pedal-Hanger Redesign For the love of God, please move to a KingSong inspired pedal-hanger design so that us Monster fans can enjoy tight pedals for the life of the wheel. Bonus Points Find a new tire that has the beefy tread design of the current model but is more rounded like the MSX tire. I think this would make the Monster a better handling wheel An integrated trolley handle. It would probably have to be something along the lines of the MSuper trolley handle, which is certainly better than nothing.
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    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    I love my Gotway wheels, but damn, I still find myself reaching for the Z10 an awful lot. It has flaws (don't they all), but it's such a fun wheel and, knock on wood, mine is still working great. And yes, it's very comfortable to ride compared to most of my Gotway wheels - the MCM5 being an exception. What do they have in common you ask? The curve away from your legs at the top of the shell. I'll leave the practical arguments for @houseofjob
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    Very exciting. I would not have imagined a ~1600wh 16-inch from KingSong. Very encouraging that the high-capacity wheels are not going away. I wonder if it'll be late 2019 before it ships, based on KingSong history