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  1. Any more information about chicway.shop by now? I wanted to get a new wheel for spring, but seeing that winter doesn't seem to arrive this year I was wondering about just getting it over with... I'm not finding any 18XL's on Ali, and the European shops are a little bit too expensive for my taste.
  2. Interesting, I must have missed that thread... or forgotten it... 😹. It's a complex calculation however you think about it. My take though is that if we use the wheels for actual "necessary" transport that otherwise would've happened in cars (e g commuting), we're all good. As @meepmeepmayer wrote, "Go find the nearest car and leave me alone!". If we're just faffing around doing "unnecessary" mileage then perhaps the statement "PEVs are good for the environment" begins to fade. I was just curious what kind of usage the wheels see.
  3. I'm curious about how we use our wheels, and if we're good or bad for the environment. PEV's are sometimes marketed as environment friendly, but I don't know... Right off the bat we're bandits, getting our wheels from a country heavily dependent on burning coal for power, then shipping it across the globe. Materials for the batteries are mined in dubious conditions. Then, we have a largely carbon oxide free means of transport. If we use it for meaningful transport that otherwise would have taken place in cars, buses etc, we have a chance of redeeming ourselves. On the other hand, if we only use the wheels for play, and drive to the "trailhead" in an oversized car, then we add to the environmental cost... So how do you use your wheels? Replacing car travel? Replacing bike rides or walks? Using it for fun and exploration? Myself? Still on the dark side. Using my v5f mainly for learning. Tried commuting to work a few times, but the distance is on the edge for the range, the wheel is too slow and I'm replacing bike rides anyway, not gaining any karma... Used it to a couple of customer meetings where I would've taken the car otherwise, but I'm nowhere near the tipping point where I'm offsetting my carbon footprint. Unfortunately.
  4. How's the weather proofing of the 18xl? I'm looking for a faster wheel than the v5f for next spring, but the 16x is currently off the table due to the poor sealing. I can't have a wheel that kills itself in rain.
  5. Nej, det hÀr Àr ett j-a elÀnde tycker jag. SÄ fort det handlar om cyklar och sÄnt som inte rÀknas som "riktig trafik" sÄ missar man aldrig en chans att införa konflikter i regelverket pÄ det ytterst begrÀnsade utrymmet som finns. Normala promenadcyklister tar sig fram i ca 15-20 km/h om allt stÀmmer, elcyklarna fÄr gÄ i 25 (uppför som nerför) och lycragubbarna som jag ocksÄ tillhör hÄller oftast 25-30 pÄ platten. D v s de lagliga elcyklarna Àr i vÀgen pÄ platten och nerför, och vi cyklister Àr i vÀgen i uppförsbacke. TÀnk nu nÀr elskotrarna verkar ha blivit strypta till 20 km/h (förut har jag Äkt bakom nÄgon elskoter i 30-35 iallafall) vad kul det blir. De börjar bli mÄnga ocksÄ... Bortsett frÄn att mÄnga pÄ dem Àr ovana trafikanter och en smula farliga bara ÀndÄ. Det vore förbaskat mycket bÀttre ifall elcyklarna och andra PEVs iallafall kunde fÄ gÄ kanske 30km/h. Sen Àr ju det ocksÄ för lÄngsamt för en EUC nÀr "fÀltet Àr fritt", men dÄ hade man iallafall satt en defaulthastighet pÄ cykelbanan pÄ nÄgot sÀtt. Men jag ser egentligen inte hur regelverket kan bli bÀttre för oss EUC'are. FÄ dem registrerade som EU-moppe kunde vara en sak, men dÄ fÄr vi inte vara pÄ cykelbanan. Det blir liksom fel hur man Àn gör eftersom regelverken för allt annat Àn bilar handlar om vilken hastighet fordonet Àr konstruerat för, inte hur fort man kör.
  6. I got my V5F delivered to Sweden from Gearbest (China warehouse) tax free. Took forever to get here though, about 50 days.
  7. +100. For me it could weigh a few kilos more, say no more than 13-14. Something nice and stable but still possible to carry. 16".
  8. Do you have something like a shopping centre parking garage close by? I'm doing my learning sessions in one, after about 8 pm it's virtually empty. It's dry, wind free, spectator free and it has lots of pillars that help when I need to get started again. Heck, I can even charge my car while training :-)
  9. A little short on battery for me, but if they could do a V10F for around €850... that I would buy immediately! Can I add that to the wish list....?
  10. Yes. I got the V5F from Gearbest for around 370 euros. If you don't need more than 15-20 km range that should be fine.
  11. Oh that's so cool! Congrats on being a successful teacher! I have two 7-year olds at home that are curious, I just have to learn to ride that thing myself first...
  12. Ja, jag funderar pÄ vad som Àr nÀsta steg nu, eller rÀttare sagt nÀsta plats. Har inga större tomma asfaltytor med stolpar att hÄlla sig i precis i nÀrheten, funderar pÄ att köra ett av p-husen i sickla. Det Àr ju trevligt om det inte Àr alltför isigt heller... men igÄr kÀndes det som att jag nog kan Äka ivÀg utan stöd inom kort :-)
  13. LÄter jÀttekul! MÄste bara se till att utöka min rÀckvidd nÄgot. IgÄr kom jag hela vÀgen frÄn köksbordet till diskbÀnken ;-) Med stöd...
  14. NÀ men titta vad som dök upp idag, hela vÀgen frÄn Kina. Leveransen gick helt enligt förvÀntningarna, total radiotystnad i en mÄnad och sen var den plötsligt hÀr. Nu ska vi se om man kan lÀra sig det hÀr eller om man slÄr ihjÀl sig under försöken...
  15. https://hovding.com/?langOverride=EN Edit: realised it had already been discussed in other threads.
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