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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2018, 01:12:27 PM »
chronic vertigo is really brutal.
My sister gets relief from dry needleing and manipulation. Clearly those are not evidence  based.

Do you think it might be migraine? Migraine vertigo can occur without theheadaches.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #106 on: November 28, 2018, 01:19:40 PM »
LOL...one foot in front of the other is a bad analogy for a guy with vertigo..... ;D

Nothing they can do for me.....long story short.....surgery to remove a tumor on my vestibular nerve. I have no vestibular system on my left side. SUP has been my therapy but it's not working like it used to as I get older. I have no intentions of stopping anytime soon but I have more woodworking tools than SUP gear on my Xmas list..... :P
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 01:22:03 PM by stoneaxe »
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #107 on: November 28, 2018, 02:18:57 PM »
Yeah...I know that these are 1st world problems. I've spent a lot of time considering just how lucky I am. I have been keeping busy for the most part but I'm jonesing to get out there.....I may just start walking to the beach. I have a Mule and it's just a bit over a mile. Walk would be good for me too....I had thoughts about a bike...e-bike actually but had 2nd thoughts when the vertigo starting getting bad again. I'll get out there, may have to start bumming rides....:). I'll be covered when my buddy Tim goes on the weekends...he said he'll text whenever he's going out and headed this way. He also has one of the most awesome surf shacks you could want.

Damn too bad you're so far away. A three-wheeler with fat tires would do the trick.
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #108 on: November 28, 2018, 02:26:30 PM »
I've thought about it...if this continues and I eventually can't drive at all that will be a definite. I'll have to give my truck to Aria.....when I bought it she was 4.....she says (in the innocence of youth) "Grampy...when you die can I have your truck?"....I told her it was already 1/2 hers and she smiled. Ever since then she has called it "our truck". She was very excited when I put a SUP'n Girls sticker on the window behind her seat.
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #109 on: November 28, 2018, 03:41:24 PM »
I've been walking down to the beach almost daily for the past 6 months. It's the first thing I do in the morning. It's only .3 miles to the beach, but there's a good hill and I'll walk 2 miles along the beach. About 3 miles round trip, then sit in front of the computer for 10 hours. The walking get my legs stronger than the paddling. I just started back at getting my shop back in order. New shelves and racks, and a better more versatile layout. Shape boards and build doors...etc. 

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #110 on: November 28, 2018, 03:47:05 PM »
I actually haven't been using mine. wouldn't be the easiest conversion since I think the axles would need some kind of beefing up. They are one-sided on the front wheels. I'd probably need to add hoops to make a through-axle. Rear end is the drive wheel, and I have the widest tire that will fit already. That would need to change. But I'll look at all that. It would have plenty of float.

The other option is a standard fat tire bike with a double front or back wheel. Probably the front would be better. A company called Rungu makes one for about 2K non-electric or $5K electric. I wouldn't do their electric--it's a lot of money for a weenie 750 watt hub motor. Add the BaFeng mid-drive motor I gave you and a battery and you're done. A 52V LiON battery would be about $300-600 depending on what you need for range. These things stand up on their own. I tried one at the PPG a couple of years ago. fun, works fine on sand, and stupid stable. No kickstand required. Probably easier to build one of these out of two Walmart Mongooses for $400 than to mod my Cattrike.  Certainly doesn't need suspension.

« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 03:52:57 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »
I'm not really sure any bike would be suitable truthfully thinking about it....it's not just that I might fall over....I could easily head left into traffic..... :P
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2019, 08:05:22 PM »
I think I've decided to say to hell with it and just do the electric fat bike after all. Being stuck in the house is driving me crazy. At least I'll be able to get to the beach. I'll just have to be careful. I'll make a SUP trailer to pull behind it....mule on steroids.
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2019, 08:08:22 PM »
I'm not really sure any bike would be suitable truthfully thinking about it....it's not just that I might fall over....I could easily head left into traffic..... :P

That’s easy Stoney, just ride on the left side of the road, Aussie style😁

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #114 on: January 08, 2019, 10:55:19 PM »
I think I've decided to say to hell with it and just do the electric fat bike after all. Being stuck in the house is driving me crazy. At least I'll be able to get to the beach. I'll just have to be careful. I'll make a SUP trailer to pull behind it....mule on steroids.

I'm very happy with the Mongoose fatbike I built. It's a very easy conversion and the components are fine as they are. The junkiest part is the bottom bracket and you ditch that anyway. Make sure you get the disk brake version--it's about 200 bucks. You can even get it delivered free from Amazon Prime or just your local walmart. A standard mule works fine at bike speeds or get a longboard rack like I did.


https://www.amazon.com/Mongoose-Dolomite-Mountain-26-Inch-Wheels/dp/B00J7J40TM



Get some spare tubes or do the gunk for flat proofing. the tires are very lightweight and are easily punctured. I had two flats before I got wise and added heavy duty tubes and spares with pump. Easy to fix the flat since you can pull the tire off the rim with your fingers once it's flat but you still need a wrench to remove the wheel--no quick disconnect.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 11:28:37 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
Just ordered it. Along with a fat ass saddle and some lights. Need to get a helmet.

Also still need to get the battery pack. What do you suggest....any change from earlier?

I have a Mule....I think I'll beef it up a bit and get better ground clearance but it should be fine.
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2019, 11:33:42 AM »
I think I've decided to say to hell with it and just do the electric fat bike after all. Being stuck in the house is driving me crazy. At least I'll be able to get to the beach. I'll just have to be careful. I'll make a SUP trailer to pull behind it....mule on steroids.

I've been racing bikes for years but my fat bike is my favorite bike I own. It goes anywhere, can tackle anything and has amazing levels of traction. You'll love it.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2019, 12:06:31 PM »
Wow, I really like those tires on that Mongoose Dolomite.  I do about 75% of my riding on asphalt, so those Kenda Juggernauts I have are wearing out fairly quickly, but those look like they'd be more asphalt friendly.  They make fat tires that are strictly for asphalt, but those won't work for me.

I looked online to try to find those, starting with Mongoose, but the only thing I could come up with are these, close, but not exactly.https://www.amazon.com/4-0-Bicycle-Tire-Black-P-1215/dp/B06WP8683W/ref=sr_1_22?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1547063413&sr=1-22&keywords=fat+bike+26x4+tires
But maybe they are the same tire?
If anyone knows what they are, let me know here, thanks.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #118 on: January 09, 2019, 04:10:52 PM »
I like the Luna cycle batteries. Get a battery that suits the likely range of your travels. I tend to go big, but if your longest likely ride is 20 miles and you pedal a bit, and don't live in a town that has hills like a cow's face then something in the 15AH range should be plenty. The Bafang HD I sent you will take either 48V or 52V. the 52 give a bit more range and power, but at a premium price. In theory, the BBSHD motor you have uses 750 watts per hour, but you are not going to use that much unless you are at full throttle and never pedal. With typical assist its more like 300 watts/hour average. 48V at 15AH is 720-watt-hours, good for probably two hours at 20 mph average, or 40 miles. 52V at the same 15AH is 780 watt-hours which might not seem worth it, but you'll have a bit more zip, a bit longer.

This is what I have, and I get about 60 miles out of it. Actually, that's a lie, I forget to charge it all the time, so I don't really know what I get. I haven't run out of battery with it yet. And I ride nutty Hood River hills. Undoubtedly overkill for you. Make sure you get a charger.

https://lunacycle.com/triangle-52v-panasonic-ga-18650-17ah-pack-high-power-long-range/
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2019, 04:13:56 PM »
Weasel, they don't look like it. For that price you could almost get a mongoose, take the tires and toss the bike. Weird world.
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