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Re: Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Brian Fallon
 

The problem(s) with different charger ports/voltages/et al., should begin to dissipate very soon, as the EU’s rules about mobile devices (phones & tablets sold in the EU must all have a universal adapter by 2024) begins to propagate outward to vehicles and other mass produced rechargeable devices.  

Brian Fallon 

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Head Coach, AquaTerra Coaching, LLC
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Re: Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

David Hirsch
 

Makes sense though, at least for now. Car chargers are different for each vehicle because there was no standard. Same with cell phones. However, cell phones are supposed to have the same chargers in a few years. 

David Hirsch

On Oct 1, 2022, at 7:41 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:

Interesting, I did not know…

Jeff

On Oct 1, 2022, at 7:39 PM, Harvey Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

The only problems I foresee with an ebike charging station is that each ebike has a particular male connector and the voltage/amps vary significantly. Most ebike companies warn the customer to only use the charger that comes with the ebike (and, yes, I realize that a sophisticated user can work outside those bounds).

Harvey Miller


------ Original Message ------
From: jefferlitz@...
To: HBCRiders@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:54 PM
Subject: [HBCRiders] Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Hi All,

I had the pleasure of attending two days at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair in Berlin, Germany two weeks ago. This is a biennial international trade fair for transport technology. Though mostly concerned with rail transport (I was in the industry for 39 years!) there was this one exhibit (at least, I didn’t see any others) for the bicycle world from an Austrian company called Merokey.

This is a combination locking and charging station. Merokey has been making bicycle locking stations for a while, I would guess, but this new item can also charge e-bikes.

What will they think of next?!?!?

Jeff Erlitz
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Re: Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Jeffrey Erlitz
 

Interesting, I did not know…

Jeff

On Oct 1, 2022, at 7:39 PM, Harvey Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

The only problems I foresee with an ebike charging station is that each ebike has a particular male connector and the voltage/amps vary significantly. Most ebike companies warn the customer to only use the charger that comes with the ebike (and, yes, I realize that a sophisticated user can work outside those bounds).

Harvey Miller


------ Original Message ------
From: jefferlitz@...
To: HBCRiders@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:54 PM
Subject: [HBCRiders] Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Hi All,

I had the pleasure of attending two days at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair in Berlin, Germany two weeks ago. This is a biennial international trade fair for transport technology. Though mostly concerned with rail transport (I was in the industry for 39 years!) there was this one exhibit (at least, I didn’t see any others) for the bicycle world from an Austrian company called Merokey.

This is a combination locking and charging station. Merokey has been making bicycle locking stations for a while, I would guess, but this new item can also charge e-bikes.

What will they think of next?!?!?

Jeff Erlitz
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Re: Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Harvey Miller
 

The only problems I foresee with an ebike charging station is that each ebike has a particular male connector and the voltage/amps vary significantly. Most ebike companies warn the customer to only use the charger that comes with the ebike (and, yes, I realize that a sophisticated user can work outside those bounds).

Harvey Miller



------ Original Message ------
From: jefferlitz@...
To: HBCRiders@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:54 PM
Subject: [HBCRiders] Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Hi All,

I had the pleasure of attending two days at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair in Berlin, Germany two weeks ago. This is a biennial international trade fair for transport technology. Though mostly concerned with rail transport (I was in the industry for 39 years!) there was this one exhibit (at least, I didn’t see any others) for the bicycle world from an Austrian company called Merokey.

This is a combination locking and charging station. Merokey has been making bicycle locking stations for a while, I would guess, but this new item can also charge e-bikes.

What will they think of next?!?!?

Jeff Erlitz





Bicycle Locking/Charging Station

Jeffrey Erlitz
 

Hi All,

I had the pleasure of attending two days at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair in Berlin, Germany two weeks ago. This is a biennial international trade fair for transport technology. Though mostly concerned with rail transport (I was in the industry for 39 years!) there was this one exhibit (at least, I didn’t see any others) for the bicycle world from an Austrian company called Merokey.

This is a combination locking and charging station. Merokey has been making bicycle locking stations for a while, I would guess, but this new item can also charge e-bikes.

What will they think of next?!?!?

Jeff Erlitz


Re: Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Rick Fink
 

I will be doing the 53 mile ride.  I plan to be ready to start the ride at 8 am.  I am not looking to be a coordinator per se but anyone wishing to ride with me is welcome.  I have 2 other riders so far.  


On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 10:16 AM James Oszlak via groups.io <jamesosz=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
What time and where is the 53 mile group meeting? 

On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:38:51 PM EDT, Barbara Gillespie <barbaragillespie65@...> wrote:


For the 53 mile group ride, what will be the pace? B? B+?

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 11:23 AM Rick Fink <drrfink@...> wrote:
Sign up at the club website for the tour of the Hamptons ride. If you sign up today, Friday, the club will send a list on Saturday of club riders and the distance they signed up for. There are a group of 70 milers meeting up early, let me know if you need to make contact with one of them. 


On Sep 1, 2022, at 3:16 PM, Nancy Lipira <runspot23@...> wrote:

Hey all,
I’m also looking for people to ride with. I’m also a B-B+ rider, but I’m doing the 70. I would be grateful if I could tag along with others so I don’t have to ride alone.
LMK
Thanks, Nancy Lipira


On Sep 1, 2022, at 2:55 PM, David Trachtenberg via groups.io <datrac2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  



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Dr. Richard Fink
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Re: Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

James Oszlak
 

What time and where is the 53 mile group meeting? 

On Friday, September 16, 2022 at 06:38:51 PM EDT, Barbara Gillespie <barbaragillespie65@...> wrote:


For the 53 mile group ride, what will be the pace? B? B+?

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 11:23 AM Rick Fink <drrfink@...> wrote:
Sign up at the club website for the tour of the Hamptons ride. If you sign up today, Friday, the club will send a list on Saturday of club riders and the distance they signed up for. There are a group of 70 milers meeting up early, let me know if you need to make contact with one of them. 


On Sep 1, 2022, at 3:16 PM, Nancy Lipira <runspot23@...> wrote:

Hey all,
I’m also looking for people to ride with. I’m also a B-B+ rider, but I’m doing the 70. I would be grateful if I could tag along with others so I don’t have to ride alone.
LMK
Thanks, Nancy Lipira


On Sep 1, 2022, at 2:55 PM, David Trachtenberg via groups.io <datrac2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  


Re: Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Barbara Gillespie
 

For the 53 mile group ride, what will be the pace? B? B+?

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 11:23 AM Rick Fink <drrfink@...> wrote:
Sign up at the club website for the tour of the Hamptons ride. If you sign up today, Friday, the club will send a list on Saturday of club riders and the distance they signed up for. There are a group of 70 milers meeting up early, let me know if you need to make contact with one of them. 


On Sep 1, 2022, at 3:16 PM, Nancy Lipira <runspot23@...> wrote:

Hey all,
I’m also looking for people to ride with. I’m also a B-B+ rider, but I’m doing the 70. I would be grateful if I could tag along with others so I don’t have to ride alone.
LMK
Thanks, Nancy Lipira


On Sep 1, 2022, at 2:55 PM, David Trachtenberg via groups.io <datrac2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  


Re: Proper Bike Lane

Harvey Miller
 

Hi Jeff, and all, I'm not sure about your belief that there's no apparent interest in the U.S. for this style and other styles of bike lanes. There are many experimental bicycle lane structures active in the U.S., not to mention the funding now approved by both federal and state legislation for bicycle infrastructure. They aren't problem free but this activity is still relatively new. The League of American Bicyclists are VERY actively lobbying and this is one of their prime focuses. If you want to help, you can become a member and request being part of the local scene in that respect.
 


Re: Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Rick Fink
 

Sign up at the club website for the tour of the Hamptons ride. If you sign up today, Friday, the club will send a list on Saturday of club riders and the distance they signed up for. There are a group of 70 milers meeting up early, let me know if you need to make contact with one of them. 


On Sep 1, 2022, at 3:16 PM, Nancy Lipira <runspot23@...> wrote:

Hey all,
I’m also looking for people to ride with. I’m also a B-B+ rider, but I’m doing the 70. I would be grateful if I could tag along with others so I don’t have to ride alone.
LMK
Thanks, Nancy Lipira


On Sep 1, 2022, at 2:55 PM, David Trachtenberg via groups.io <datrac2000@...> wrote:


Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  


Re: Proper Bike Lane

Jeffrey Erlitz
 

Yup! The other direction is on the other side of the street.

Jeff Erlitz

On Sep 16, 2022, at 1:31 PM, Matt Frisch <frischome@...> wrote:


And unidirectional- just a like a car lane.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022, 4:38 AM Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:
Traveling in Europe, it’s so nice to see how bike lanes are prominently part of the cityscapes! This example is in Vienna. The bike lane is slightly raised up from the roadway and the sidewalk is slightly higher still. Trucks, let alone cars, do NOT block the bike lanes!

So sad that there’s no apparent interest in having these here.



Jeff Erlitz






Re: Proper Bike Lane

Matt Frisch
 

And unidirectional- just a like a car lane.


On Fri, Sep 16, 2022, 4:38 AM Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:
Traveling in Europe, it’s so nice to see how bike lanes are prominently part of the cityscapes! This example is in Vienna. The bike lane is slightly raised up from the roadway and the sidewalk is slightly higher still. Trucks, let alone cars, do NOT block the bike lanes!

So sad that there’s no apparent interest in having these here.



Jeff Erlitz






Proper Bike Lane

Jeffrey Erlitz
 

Traveling in Europe, it’s so nice to see how bike lanes are prominently part of the cityscapes! This example is in Vienna. The bike lane is slightly raised up from the roadway and the sidewalk is slightly higher still. Trucks, let alone cars, do NOT block the bike lanes!

So sad that there’s no apparent interest in having these here.



Jeff Erlitz


Re: Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Nancy Lipira
 

Hey all,
I’m also looking for people to ride with. I’m also a B-B+ rider, but I’m doing the 70. I would be grateful if I could tag along with others so I don’t have to ride alone.
LMK
Thanks, Nancy Lipira


On Sep 1, 2022, at 2:55 PM, David Trachtenberg via groups.io <datrac2000@...> wrote:


Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  


Tour of Hamptons, Sunday, September 18, 2022

David Trachtenberg
 

Hello, i have a friend i am riding with but was wondering if there will be "groups" like we did for Gold Coast.
I am a B or B+ rider signed up for the 105 mile route. 
It shows my club affiliation as HBC on the participant list for ride. 
How does it work for forming a "team?"
Regards, David Trachtenberg  


On the road fix of broken derailleur cables with a zip-tie.

Harvey Miller
 

On broken derailleur cables that occur while riding


In the last week I came across two instances of broken derailleur cables while on a club ride. Mine was the second one. Here I hope to detail 3 things I learned and where club members can find the videotaped technique to use in general. 

 

I wasn't totally pleased with the zip tie method I used on our ride, though it worked well enough. Thankfully, though, the ride was fairly flat so I was lucky in that respect. When I got home, though, I practiced doing it and discovered a much faster and easier way to handle on-the-road broken derailleur cables. The link showing the technique is detailed at the end of my spiel here. 

Using a zip tie to keep the derailleur on the 4th smallest cog which I determined would be the best cog for the expected riding conditions for the bicycle I used (I have an 11 speed cassette), the method suggestions here are probably good for most other bicycles.

I determined that the zip tie method requires flipping the bike upside down in order to gain easier access to the derailleur parts needed. This isn't true for all bicycles but it is for mine. I also determined that having a heavy duty zip tie (about 1/8th inch wide) is better than a thinner zip tie. And finally, having someone to help tighten the derailleur/cable bolt at the critical moment is (for me) absolutely essential if one's goal is to have the derailleur holding on the 3rd cog (or higher) from the smallest due to the pressure of the derailleur spring and the fact that the zip tie easily slips out if it isn't held while tightening the bolt.

Though there are many types of derailleurs the principles of the basic method can be found at the following link (at 6 minutes and 46 seconds which can be obtained by clicking on the appropriate point on the YouTube time line for that video). I think this video would convince anyone to carry at least one zip tie while riding.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkW7SOKdcY8&t=680s&ab_channel=SickBiker


Re: C ride leaders for April

Karen Gellert
 

Huh?


On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 5:55 PM Pamela Rogers <pamelagaylerogers@...> wrote:
Hi Dan - My apologies but I will not make it tonight.  I am just at Woodside waiting for a train to Farmingdale.  Please tell everyone Hi for me.  Have a great time and thank you for hosting the event.  - Pam

On Mar 22, 2022, at 9:03 AM, Dan Panzenbeck <dpanzenbeck@...> wrote:


Leaders,
Well, the riding season is about to start. The first official rides begin Saturday April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd. 
It's important that we show a full calendar of ride dates because it enables riders to plan and decide which rides they'd like to attend. So, please help me fill the April calendar. I'll be leading the first ride, April 2nd. By the way, B, B+ & A leaders are invited to lead C/C+ rides...Don't be shy now😊 
Additionally, if you need help posting a ride, I'll be more than happy to help.

Day Date Leader Destination
Sat 4/2 Dan Panzenbeck Kings Park 
Sun 4/3    
Sat 4/9    
Sun 4/10    
Sat 4/16    
Sun 4/17    
Sat 4/23    
Sun 4/24    
Sat 4/30    
Sun 5/1    

Thanks for your help.

Dan Panzenbeck
631-807-3715


Re: C ride leaders for April

Pamela Rogers
 

Hi Dan - My apologies but I will not make it tonight.  I am just at Woodside waiting for a train to Farmingdale.  Please tell everyone Hi for me.  Have a great time and thank you for hosting the event.  - Pam

On Mar 22, 2022, at 9:03 AM, Dan Panzenbeck <dpanzenbeck@...> wrote:


Leaders,
Well, the riding season is about to start. The first official rides begin Saturday April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd. 
It's important that we show a full calendar of ride dates because it enables riders to plan and decide which rides they'd like to attend. So, please help me fill the April calendar. I'll be leading the first ride, April 2nd. By the way, B, B+ & A leaders are invited to lead C/C+ rides...Don't be shy now😊 
Additionally, if you need help posting a ride, I'll be more than happy to help.

Day Date Leader Destination
Sat 4/2 Dan Panzenbeck Kings Park 
Sun 4/3    
Sat 4/9    
Sun 4/10    
Sat 4/16    
Sun 4/17    
Sat 4/23    
Sun 4/24    
Sat 4/30    
Sun 5/1    

Thanks for your help.

Dan Panzenbeck
631-807-3715


Re: bogus email

Karen Gellert
 

Please don't respond to the email from presidentboard64@...
 at all!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Malachy OConnor <malachyo@...>
Date: 8/16/22 3:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@HBCRiders.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HBCRiders] bogus email

Karen you may want to send this email from ClubExpress, so it goes to everyone.

 

Malachy

 

From: main@HBCRiders.groups.io <main@HBCRiders.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Gellert
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3:34 PM
To: Hoffmath <hoffmath@...>; HBC Riders <HBCRiders@groups.io>
Subject: [HBCRiders] bogus email

 

 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Karen Gellert <kgellert55@...>
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 3:31 PM
Subject: bogus email
To: Steve <slabs25@...>, bruce feinberg <bzfeinberg@...>, Malachy OConnorOPT <malachyo@...>, HBC Board 2022 Patricia Kalvar <pnk79@...>, Gregg Fremed <gfremed@...>, Scott L. Gross MD <docstocks@...>, Labiner, Steven <steven.labiner@...>, John Greene <jrgreene1@...>, Salvator Levy <sallevy@...>

 

Dear Board members,

Please ignore anything coming from this address:

 

This is a scam, and I'm trying to resolve this with Google now.

Thanks,

Karen


Re: bogus email

Karen Gellert
 

You're correct, I will do that.
Jeff Erlitz got one.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 3:49 PM Malachy OConnor <malachyo@...> wrote:

Karen you may want to send this email from ClubExpress, so it goes to everyone.

 

Malachy

 

From: main@HBCRiders.groups.io <main@HBCRiders.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Gellert
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3:34 PM
To: Hoffmath <hoffmath@...>; HBC Riders <HBCRiders@groups.io>
Subject: [HBCRiders] bogus email

 

 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Karen Gellert <kgellert55@...>
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 3:31 PM
Subject: bogus email
To: Steve <slabs25@...>, bruce feinberg <bzfeinberg@...>, Malachy OConnorOPT <malachyo@...>, HBC Board 2022 Patricia Kalvar <pnk79@...>, Gregg Fremed <gfremed@...>, Scott L. Gross MD <docstocks@...>, Labiner, Steven <steven.labiner@...>, John Greene <jrgreene1@...>, Salvator Levy <sallevy@...>

 

Dear Board members,

Please ignore anything coming from this address:

 

This is a scam, and I'm trying to resolve this with Google now.

Thanks,

Karen

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