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  1. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    Looking forward for next ride guys and whatsup group
  2. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    Just missed these messages!. Damn! Just back from a ride in Phoenix Park. Will me there tomorrow (Saturday) again if anyone around Cheers
  3. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    That is a nice idea. Guys? Is anyone up for a Phoenix Park spin this weekend? I hope you are enjoying your wheel buddy
  4. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    That's ok buddy - Im leaving office in 15 mins, get home and take my wheel out for a ride in Phoenix Park. Great weather for a ride!
  5. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    Hi buddy - I don't think it would make immediate sense to me commuting to work just yet. I am still due to find a route which would keep me away as much as possible by open roads and by avoiding city centre crowds. I am working in the city centre and this is a bit of a problem. But I plan to find that route asap and trying to commute starting with one day/week (perhaps Friday) and then I'll see. But yes, you know, on the other hand, there is no specific law as in Scandinavia or France (where you can insure your EUC)- (Allianz France does that btw) and ride it in 100% confidence. Of course there might be a case that you might be stopped and questioned. But as Razza said in his utube, try to be polite and courteous at all times, explaining the facts. Garda is there to enforce the law, not making it. I am riding very careful and never with speed. On the sidewalk Im riding at walking speed, being polite with people and asked them to excuse me and pass them at walking speed and trying to engage (as much as possible) with them. Don't forget that people will need to accept EUCs. Usually I am asked questions about my wheel as people are just curious. But Ive figured that as long as you are polite and nice with people, the majority will treat you back with same respect. BTW - are there any meet-ups this weekend? Let's enjoy what is left of this great weather
  6. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    I disagree buddy. Our wheels are not considered MPVs and because of that, insurance and/or tax are not required or applied. I have personally contacted Tax/VRT providing the Certificate of Conformity. Their email stated that this is not a vehicle and it is not subject of tax/registration/insurance. Yes, you cannot go on the roads but yes, you can go on bicycle lines and/or footpaths. Even if this matter has been cleared a long time ago by Razza, I wanted to followed the process myself, so I did. See an earlier post: Member Full Members 27 30 posts Location Dublin Report post Posted August 3 (edited) Actually, the EUC's are NOT Mechanical Propelled Vehicles. This is clearly stated into EUCs Certificates of Conformity. I have personally contacted Gotway and retrieved the CoC and Ive contacted the Vehicle registration Tax Authority for Legally registering my EUC. The response received from the Vehicle Registration Tax clearly states that the EUC (Gotway MSuper X - as others) are NOT classified as MPVs. Period. So I would ask the gentlemen who made the above comment Mr. Haskell to inform himself before making such statements. And one more thing: This intimidation must stop once and for all. Riders, please start fighting back by legally demonstrating what it is and what it is not a MPV to your local authorities. It is not enough for no country on this planet to say NO, covering their lack of understanding of the laws. Police is NOT the body deciding what is allowed or not in this matter. The laws are. Your steps are: 1. Get a copy of your Certificate of Conformity from your manufacturer. These are often published on their websites. 2. Reach then to the legal body in your country which is registering vehicles on the road (in Ireland it's the Vehicle Registration Tax Authority)
  7. bluewheel

    Dublin - Ireland

    So..no riders in Dublin anymore, I see. That's a pity
  8. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Enjoy, my friend! In terms of mudguard, Ive order one from The EUCGUY because it's really well made and it slides right in without drilling holes into the shell. Have a look: https://www.eucguy.com/product-page/xstyled-mudflap
  9. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Im not probably the best guy to advise as here are true experts which we should all follow their advises - but while I am living in a country with a lot of rainfall, my first priority was to follow up the below utube video and waterproofing the wheel. Investing in a such expensive wheel, I should be able to use it when I need it and not when the weather decides Then add slime into the tube - these wheels are still using tubes (I know!) and as I have commented before, a puncture repair it's a nightmare as you have to open the wheel..etc.. To me honestly, these wheels should be tubeless (as everything today) especially when the design would not allow you to remove the tube without busting into the wheel. But anyway - it is what it is - so slime the tube so you might get away with one or more punctures. Then, if you are a beginner and want to protect you shiny wheel, dress the wheel in a protective foam.
  10. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Could it be converter though?
  11. bluewheel

    UK police wanting to contact me

    Actually, the EUC's are NOT Mechanical Propelled Vehicles. This is clearly stated into EUCs Certificates of Conformity. I have personally contacted Gotway and retrieved the CoC and Ive contacted the Vehicle registration Tax Authority for Legally registering my EUC. The response received from the Vehicle Registration Tax clearly states that the EUC (Gotway MSuper X - as others) are NOT classified as MPVs. Period. So I would ask the gentlemen who made the above comment Mr. Haskell to inform himself before making such statements. And one more thing: This intimidation must stop once and for all. Riders, please start fighting back by legally demonstrating what it is and what it is not a MPV to your local authorities. It is not enough for no country on this planet to say NO, covering their lack of understanding of the laws. Police is NOT the body deciding what is allowed or not in this matter. The laws are. Your steps are: 1. Get a copy of your Certificate of Conformity from your manufacturer. These are often published on their websites. 2. Reach then to the legal body in your country which is registering vehicles on the road (in Ireland it's the Vehicle Registration Tax Authority) Police is there (as per below Utube video) only for enforcing your conclusion.
  12. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Im not sure how this would work though..have you got any experience with it in the past? Does it really hold? I know for tubeless is more effective but not so sure on tubes though. Very often a simple small puncture can rip the tube off, that's why tubeless would be the preferred option. But there is a hell of work to open the wheel and remove the tube. Unless, this action could be performed without opening the wheel? I mean as long as the tire can be converted to tubeless, then does anyone know whether removing the air and the tube (cutting it off) and fit the valve would work without busting into the shell? ?
  13. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Maybe you should call into their warehouse and collect your item? ?
  14. bluewheel

    Gotway MSuper X arrived

    Hi Marty et al - did you guys switched to tubeless to MSuper X? Or you just slimed the tube?
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