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  1. Har noll erfarenhet av GFTS, men har köpt min MSX på RS. Yunyi Chen är en rätt skön snubbe som är lätt att prata med, givet att man kan få förklara vad man menar tydligt - Engelska är trots allt inte kinesers primära talang i allmänhet Kanske beror min goda kontakt med honom att jag aldrig någonsin tagit till brösttoner à la "du är skyldig mig att...", utan hela tiden försökt hålla god ton. Han lämnar garanti utöver vad som krävs av AliX och lägger sig vinn om att vårda sina kunder, men jag vet att han ruttnat på några när de betett sig som skitstövlar mot honom. När du beställer från AliX, så bör du vara medveten om nackdelarna. Att skicka tillbaka en produkt är i princip omöjligt, inte för att säljaren vägrar, utan för att kostnaden för att skicka 25 kilo till Kina är absurd. Postnord tar överhuvudtaget inte emot paket från privatpersoner över 20kg, så alternativen är TNT, UPS, DHL med flera och kostnaden kan räknas i tusenlappar. Så om du får problem, så är den framkomliga vägen att spela in en video där du demonstrerar problemet, samtala med säljaren om vad det kan bero på och få reservdelar du kan montera själv. I RS/Yi Chens fall, så brukar hans förklaringar vara relativt lätta att följa. Han lärde till exempel mig hur man lättast tar isär motorn, vilket inte är trivialt med den magnetstyrka vi pratar om. Köper man RW produkter från Yi Chen, så har han dessutom direktkontakt med fabriken, så att vissa saker kan reklameras vid fel och i några fall kompenseras med extraprylar om man får reparera själv. Hur det är med produkter från Segway/Inmotion/Gotway/KS vet jag inte, men jag vågar tippa att han gör allt han kan för att du skall bli nöjd. GFTS är vad jag förstår en lite större verksamhet, vilket gör att de har fler produkter och fler sålda enheter. Om det ligger mer bakom är mer än jag vet. Så själv skulle jag välja RS, men all handel på AliX sker på eget ansvar, så att rakt upp och ner rekommendera en shop framför en annan är lite mer än jag vågar.
  2. Yep, I hate the really low PSI because of the bouncing. It takes away some energy from the initial bump, but then you feel like a bloody yo-yo... The 32 psi I ride with currently is a compromise between a cushy ride, squirrelyness and form stability, where I feel I can turn hard with perfect grip on a hard surface without feeling any amplification of my turning movements. A very soft tire deforms sideways on a hard turn, and so amplifies the lean.
  3. When Mike say low psi, he MEANS low psi! 19 psi, that's like the front tyre of a motocross bike... I myself is well above 30 psi at all times, ~32 currently. And counting total weight, mine is around 115 kgs counting the MSX, me, and my gear. Mike's is about 90 kgs counting the MSX, him, and his gear. So to get the same ratio, I should have 25 psi or so, which would feel like riding on a sponge , but I suppose a sponge would be nice around the parts where the road imitates moguls, which is all too common here in Gothenburg.
  4. I'm not sure what makes me more envious when it comes to @Marty Backe, all his one million EUCs or the ridiculously good weather that seem to go all year around where he lives...
  5. Nothing, I say. Nothing...
  6. Pojkar, jag får nog föreslå att ni undviker att toppa hastigheten, till och med helt kort. Det behövs ingen stor grop när man kommer över 50-55 km/h (beroende på hur tung man är) för att vridmomentet inte skall räcka till för att hålla balansen. Mike som väger ungefär som jag gjorde när jag var femton, kan nog köra 55, själv är det nog bäst att jag håller mig under 50. Det är inte en rolig historia om vridet inte räcker längre. Några månader på sjukhus verkar inte det minsta lockande.
  7. Elvish I should have said. And the thing I was referring to is the kind of distracted mind-set that would probably be a part of living for a few thousand years.
  8. No, the rant I wrote up was referring to adding Shwalbe-style studs, without any threads. Since our tires aren't prepared with holes for the studs beforehand you need to make a hole and create a pocket for the stud base. So drill, then a nail with a head that matches the stud base. Drilling creates rubbery smoke, so do it outside or with very good ventilation. Soapy water for the nail part is a must, and it greatly eases the application of the stud too.
  9. You would really like me live broadcasting four letter words, and an elfish-style-distracted approach to doing stuff? That is: Drilling a few holes, while telling the drill it doesn't know its father. Vaping in frustration until I overheat the vape and almost hickups. Downing a cup of coffee, at vaporizing speed. Realizing I forgot to prepare soap water, adding half a cup into the pot when I really just wanted to add a few spoonfuls, then almost drowning i lather before I'm finally able to actually get it under control. Forgetting what I'm doing, fixing myself another cup of coffee, reading up on some manga, wondering if there's anything new on Netflix. Drilling another dozen holes. Sneezing because I forgot to turn on the fan and open the window, and now having my whole respiratory system full of hot rubbery smoke. Probably adding a few percent to the chances of an early cancerous demise. Using about all the four letter words I know, and then inventing some new, while my SO looks on and shakes her head bemused by my antics. Putting on a pot of coffee. Finally finishing up the holes. Replacing the drill with a nail to hollow out space for the stud. Forgetting to add the soapy water, frantically trying to get the nail into the hole. Then realizing my mistake and adding too much to compensate, basically creating a pool to dip my feet in. Finally getting the nail in and getting into a groove. Forgetting time, until I realize my back is killing me. Stretching while feeling thirty years older than what I should. Finishing up the holes. Crying a bit that I ain't finished, just holes makes no studded tire after all. Adding a stud, but having to do it over, since I forgot the bloody soapy water... again! Getting into a groove again. Wondering half way in, why they made the studding tool just large enough to feel like it will perforate your hand if you add another stud. Throwing away the cold coffee I forgot, and putting on another one. Reading an interesting article that would probably piss off republicans and democrats to an equal measure. Mopping up a cup of coffee, since I didn't look up from the article when reaching for it. Psyching myself that it won't hurt to add the other studs. Realizing I'm wrong, but continuing anyway. Cleaning away flayed skin from my thumb, putting on plaster. Finally getting the studs in. That would do for about 5:30h of mixed nothing, cusswords and general stupidity
  10. It sounds a lot harder than it is.
  11. Yeah, the typical knobbly tyre has 24 repetitions in the thread, the typical street tyre has 25. To balance the studding, you'd normally need two studs per repetition. Ideally you want a bit of variance between repetition to avoid a straight line of studs, since that tends to affect the steering. So if for no other reason, the knobblies with 24 repetitions are better for studding. you can do one more to the outside and one closer to the centerline for a total of 48. Or on a 16" or smaller you can bypass every other repetition for a total of 24. This would still will give you some extra grip on slippery surfaces, but be a bit nicer to ride on clean asphalt.
  12. Yeah, I get you. That is one of the things I don't like about my own country, Sweden. To some extent it is a nanny state, trying to legislate common sense. That never ends well, since "common sense" quite often is neither sensible or very common. But the power to legislate without limitation, always leads to more and more insensible laws and a lot less freedom.
  13. I facepalmed myself when I read this! Reading what's on screen much? Not me at least it seems.
  14. This is going circles around circles around... No one's going to convince Darrell and Darrell convinces nobody but himself. Personally I would love to have a sign on the back of my jacket/backpack saying "If you can read this you're to f---ing close! You're not a dog sniffing my arse!". But then again, some would probably be like kiddos, be affronted and become extra aggressive... just because. The antics of idiots in traffic never cease to amaze me. People not realizing a car is a bloody weapon unless driven carefully is beyond my comprehension. My theory why car drivers keep extra distance to bicyclists, EUC-riders and scooter riders without a helmet, is probably something like not wanting to be to close to the crazy person. But then again, I may give them too much credit. Whatever. Can this dead horse of Darrell vs everybody else please be allowed to rest in peace now, or maybe rest in pieces - like a skull hitting the asphalt without any protection. Or do someone know of a convenient way of hiding a single thread from notifications, so that I can unfollow this one...
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