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Rad Modifications / Re: Upgrades could ruin it for everyone
« on: May 29, 2023, 10:01:22 PM »
Seems like everyone on here makes a good point of one sort or another.

Ride responsibly given the conditions, use your equipment (whatever you make it to be) safely, and things work out. 

Personally, I've got a brand new stock RadCity 5 plus that I'm loving.  32 km/h seems plenty for what I use it for, and at that limit I barely have to pedal on assist 5, except on really steep little inclines.  I intend to see how it performs in Canadian (Ottawa) winter, and if needed make some upgrades.  Big spiky ice tires, a couple of steep hills, and sub zero temperatures may convince me to make some upgrades, and if so I'm not likely to un-install them (except the tires) every spring :)  Need to keep up with traffic, more or less, as the side of the road becomes a snowbank along much of my commute.

Ottawa winters and city streets just aren't safe in the winter. Fresh powder means no idea whatsoever of what's under it. Could be glare ice. Not enough separation between cars and cyclists. I did it one winter, will never do it again. Sidestreets are fine, but main roads like Carling, Baseline, Hunt Club, Bank Street... these are all death traps.

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RadRunner / Re: Specialized Carless Whisper
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:12:56 AM »
Whoever named that is a mad, mad genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoLU6zKaws

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Pride & Joy / Re: My modified radrunner plus
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:09:55 AM »
Wish the large crate was an option here. It's been unavailable for so long they should just remove it from the options.

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Pride & Joy / Re: How I deliver your food
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:08:46 AM »
Nice rig, looks like a blast.

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General Chat / Re: Just back from Berlin. RadRunners everywhere!
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:07:50 AM »
Love that! Perhaps their marketing in the EU is a level up on the competitors.  Glad to see it though. Berlin has such a great vibe, great time of year to be there too.

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Rad Modifications / Re: Upgrades could ruin it for everyone
« on: May 05, 2023, 09:08:27 PM »
Super-loved all the comments here. Blisteringly accurate and most gave me the chuckles.

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Rad Modifications / Re: Upgrades could ruin it for everyone
« on: May 05, 2023, 09:06:42 PM »

 I spend a lot of time on city trails and the majority of issues with hogging the f***ing road and speeding is the spandex mafia.  I play chicken with the Ahats on "real" bikes in spandex who think they own the F** road and won't move over riding 2-3 abreast at too fast speeds to be safe.

Love this. Same, on every point.

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General Chat / Re: Is Rad Going Out of Business
« on: May 05, 2023, 09:03:50 PM »
I got my deliveries super quickly, all arrived last week ahead of the scheduled delivery date.

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General Chat / Re: Haven't posted in a while, catching up
« on: April 25, 2023, 01:17:35 PM »
So sorry to hear about your brother. Sounds like some interesting rides, and a good year to prioritize riding - biking will help you get through it. Best of luck in every way.

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General Chat / Re: New 2023 Rad Model Teaser
« on: February 21, 2023, 08:34:17 AM »
Looks like a step-thru, runner-type high handlebars, fat tires. Probably did a Runner update with the new battery.

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Service & Repair / Re: Service in the Montr?al area?
« on: February 17, 2023, 06:47:34 PM »
They are in Gatineau but have worked on my Rad a couple times and were incredible, they used to rent out Rads too way back. If you reach out they probably know of a good shop in Montreal.

https://ecycliste.ca/

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General Chat / Re: "New Rad" CEO Letter - Thoughts?
« on: February 03, 2023, 01:21:35 PM »
You mean the "seasoned leader" who built my Sony tv and Dyson?

Guys who toot their own horn are so exhausting.

Love the product and the people who work there and wish them the absolute best.

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General Chat / Re: How much do you trust your Rad?
« on: January 19, 2023, 09:08:05 AM »
I did the walk of shame one night in 2021, I was out until midnight about 10 miles from home and ran over a three inch roofing nail sitting straight up while crossing a bridge. Should have had a patch kit but didn't and didn't want to wake anyone. Took a couple hours to walk home but wasn't the end of the world. You can put the bike in walk mode to make it easier, well presuming the electronics aren't fried.

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