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Mike Sacristan

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  1. Because they know that the geek in us would read it while riding and make us a safety hazard so they put it on the side instead. Now here we are riding with our phones in our hands instead analysing stats.
  2. I asked this question in the speed reduction thread and @meepmeepmayer answered that the 1230Wh is 24s4p. This holds true for the MSX as well and we have an MSX rider on the forum who is experiencing beeps at around 35mph on his 100V 120Wh MSX. He seems to ride very fast and aggressively though. This is in line with the 53 km/h "minimum speed" for the 100v MSX.
  3. We have a small skate park nearby. I've played around there with my Ninebot One E+. I did try some stuff with a skateboard once but it was so scary. Today we're going to go for a ride to a small beach. I just checked google maps and it is 10km away. So I will be taking the board. And letting the MSX rest.
  4. I grew up with a really shitty skateboard/longboard. A plastic cruiser haha. Damn so you ride a skateboard in parks? That's the real deal. Cool! Yes because of the design of hub motors they tend to be less smooth than the front wheel. Less urethane. That's why some people swear by eboards with belt motors. But man they are noisy, expensive and everything else. Except for the new Ownboard W2. Still like you say the wheel on the NLS seem gigantic at 100mm! That's awesome. Your feet will get less tired/numb as time passes. I just went for a 20km cruise with my wife (she always prefers to take the longboard) and she didn't mention her feet a single time. I hardly ride my boards anymore but I should. Because I know they are silly fun. I should save my MSX for long cruises instead. Today I did two 20km rides. One around lunch and one in the evening. I could have taken the longboard or the onewheel. Thanks for your answers and impressions!
  5. I eskate as well. I usually don't check the off-topic parts of the forum so didn't see this until today. The Meepo NLS Pro has been on my radar and looks like a very nice board. Eskating is definitely lots of fun and you can get quite far with those small batteries (compared to EUC). I did a range test on my old Koowheel eboard yesterday and managed 20km. My newer Ownboard W1S can manage more like 30km. Unless I go blazing around at top speed. Are you happy with it? Is the range okay? The top speed seems insane but here we are on one wheel. The Backfire G2S is old tech now. The new one is the G2T. The Backfire G2T 6Ah 30Q, Meep NLS Pro 8Ah, Ownboard W2 9Ah 30Q and WowGo 3S 6Ah 30Q all compete with eacher in this medium/low price segment. Boards are nice to have because they are not impossible for people to pick up. Cool to have an extra board for when friends come over.
  6. Awesome! Good job representing! This was a non-problem for me in the beginning because the wheel felt too clumsy, slow, like it was leaning back, etc and I had trouble getting up to speed. Now it feels too agile. I have to hold back when carving or it will take off. And I barely feel the resistance anymore so it's like sliding on ice. I have to make an effort to stay below 30. Ice ice baby.
  7. I did some riding on my MSX today. Here's how it turned out: Distance: 39.3KM Battery: 60% Riding weight: 66kg PSI: 20 Temperature: 20C Top Speed: 45.2 km/h Average Speed: 23.1 km/h Riding style looks like this: Also did some riding on the oval track. 5 minutes after riding battery recovery looks like this: 6 minutes after riding voltage recovery looked like this: I had Darknessbot set to alert me at 30 km/h. It's easy to just listen to the alarm all day and ride over 30 km/h now. But it's not a good idea. I'm already 10 km/h over the speed limit for electric vehicles but I am at the same pace as most bikes. If I start doing moped speeds at 40+ then it's really going to stand out.
  8. The size of the drill bit should be the size of the screw core. So as to not drill too large a hole. Or too small. Edit: Oops I missed the updates on the page as I hadn't refreshed and just opened the computer upon waking up. Sorry for the redundant information regarding the core as it has already been solved.
  9. Or drive with your wife on her Onewheel while she complains that 12km/h is way too fast and you accidentally become a black belt at riding slow.
  10. I read that too. But I also checked Ali and looked at the package weight from Nikola to Nikola and tried guessing the weight from that.
  11. Just wrote to my friend who has an 18XL. He told me that he went for a 30km ride and the battery was at 75%. He uses the Kingsong app. He weighs 100kg. That's better than what I get on my MSX. brb just gonna make myself pretty and jump off a bridge.
  12. Also last week only the 1840WH 100v was the Plus with the other being all vanilla Nikola. 2 days ago there were Nikola and Plus of some of the same model. And now only the 100v is the Plus. Yet we have a guy who has received a 100V vanilla Nikola.
  13. There was a ton of versions the other day. Now I can only see the 100v versions as the Nikola Plus. Looks like they have updated the photos and descriptions.
  14. 70% to 37% for 10 miles is low. Was that resting voltage after a few minutes or directly after stopping? At my weight of 63kg I would get 1km per % unless I was speeding above 20MPH. Half that if I was at 30MPH. Bigger person = more drag. For tires - I chose chose MTB For position - comparing hoods with aerobar 125 watts = 14 MPH with hoods / 16 MPH with aerobar 250 watts = 19.7 MPH with hoods / 22.7 MPH with aerobar 500 watts = 26.2 MPH with hoods / 30.5 MPH with aerobar Wind makes matters worse. Tuck those arms behind you and hope for the best! http://bikecalculator.com/what.html
  15. Mine does not creak. Even if I ride on one leg. Left or right. Are you sure it's the case and not the pedal? Some pedals have been known to creak and this can be fixed. I doubt the tire is rubbing on the shell. Are you sure it's not the cogging (growling) at low speed? I would weigh the risk of riding seated with the following formula (fun / weight * risk). There is always a risk involved. We're floating around on a tire. And yes the price for a seat is ridiculous. Mine was included but I would have bought it anyway because it gives me 2 vehicles for the price of one. A bad ass electric unicycle (standing) and a little muppet wheel (seated). I must admit that when approaching people on the bike path I tend to stand. And make myself big. Like a cat.
  16. "Sometimes when i'm hungry I just ride up there and look through the windows and watch them eat."
  17. Yeah I know what you mean. Scratching up the shell sucks. I'm going to slaughter a gym mat och make some kind of cover for my extra stupid adventures. Just kicking off sitting is fine. The first times I even kicked off using a park bench for support. Stopping is no problem you just lean back, slow down and get off and grab the MSX if shit goes down. It took me 4 months to gather the nerve to go form standing to sitting. I tried a few months ago but failed because I did it incorrectly. Since then I have been riding in all kinds of positions and racked up 3000km so I felt that I was ready to go. I must become... the most complete fighter in the world. (Boyka! Boyka! Boyka) Here is my second attempt at seated riding. After having the MSX for one month.
  18. Now we just need to make some of these for braking. And at the same time make sure we don't accidentally extend only one arm.
  19. Phew! That was based on the 4P answer which was corrected to 6P. I was thinking of the available voltage considering the other 100V MSX thread. The Nikola 100v 1845Wh top speed is lower and more self limiting than the Monster. The Monster is more encouraging of higher speeds and you would have to watch out on long uphills. I just wanted to make sure I was trading apples for apples if choosing the 100V Nikola.
  20. Thanks! That's a bit less worrying for the 100V Nikola but more worrying for the Monster 100V.
  21. One thing I learned yesterday is that wind resistance matters and that wind resistance gets very high at those speeds. I tried crossing my arms in front of me and also holding my arms behind me. Not a natural pose but it did improve my speed for the given lean I was doing.
  22. Do we know what the battery config is for the Nikola 100v 1845WH or Monster 100v 1845 for that matter? This makes the 100v 1230 configs a bit self limiting by their own nature.
  23. Agree it sounds like it's the voltage dipping and the battery not being able to recuperate. How much do you weigh? The slow alarm is not called the slow alarm it's called the first and second class alarm. The beeps are 2 beeps, 3 beeps or 5 beeps. Coincidentally the 3 beeps are at 35km/h. But you say you are riding at 35MPH. A lift test will answer a lot of questions. Try a lift test and let us know where it beeps.
  24. All this tilting, leaning and pumping. How did you guys ride in the beginning? Always falling to the side, always correcting. "Twisting and carving". How did you learn to ride backwards? Same way. Constantly correcting lateral balance and twisting. The twisting eventually turned to carving. The carving turned into a "straight" line. What is more stable? Riding in a straight line or riding with a lean to one side? Does a slight lean minimise oscillations/wobble? How would you move the wheel forward if the motor only balanced you but at the same time did not accelerate in response to forward lean nor counter you. Just free roll forward and backwards on a magically self balancing wheel. Would you swing your body back and forth? Would you lean forwards diagonally to the left and then center yourself and then repeat the lean on the right side? Would arms be involved? Would all the movement counter itself because of the opposite movements involved and we are just standing on a wheel flailing? What if there was a pedal mode that yielded when you put weight on it and then reset itself after yielding? Could this repetitive pressing and yielding and resetting behaviour be used somehow? These are the questions I ask myself before going to bed. I have much to try. In my mind it's like the clip below though... physics be damned.
  25. It's just an alternative way of riding. You can get decent acceleration by leaning your upper body forward and getting your chest down towards your knees. Braking is hard at speed and requires leaning back into a chair with an invisible back rest. Transitioning from seated to standing is easy though so you can get ahead of the game by standing before an intersection. Your feet will hurt less in time and some comfy shoes will help as well. Different shoes will give you different feels though and you will simply have to get used to their little quirks. Boots with a heel for instance help my acceleration but hurt my braking. Totally flat shoes with a thin sole let me curl my toes a bit over the front of the pedals. My super fluffy Zumba shoes feel like riding on clouds. As my wife prefers her longboard that is what she will ride most of the time. When she rides her Onewheel (which I insist she learns to master) I sympathy ride by riding seated. That way I get to experience all her drama at intersections, sharp turns, riding in traffic, bumps, etc.
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