August 3, 2010 at 11:51 am #73759
4 out 5 times when undocking yesterday and today, I couldn’t get the bike out without a lot of pulling and quite a delay. On one occasion I waited, and noticed the green light flashing, after which it seemed to undock easily.
Is there a delay between the green light going on, and the bike actually being free from its lock?
If so, I’ll be patient and save myself the embarrassment of struggling with it.August 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm #75459
I thought green light flashing meant “running out of time to undock”. Certainly not a smooth process un-anchoring these beasts.August 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm #75460
Yes, that makes sense – the flashing. I forgot to mention, on one occasion, a “helper” did say that you sometimes have to wait a while for it to unlock, so I’m just searching for some confirmation. Or maybe it’s a glitch. Or maybe I’m just a weakling!August 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm #75461
The brochure says “Orange light: confirming your account; Green light: undock”. Nothing about flashing.August 3, 2010 at 1:32 pm #75462
Yep, they’re hard to get out. On the other hand, given their weight perhaps the idea is that if you’re not strong enough to pull the bike out, you’re not strong enough to ride it?August 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm #75463
The first bikes I tried to get out I spent a good chunk of time trying to get it out of the dock – I think some of them are just VERY stiff.
I’ve since found out the way to get them out smoothly, but it’s going to be harder for the new users, or once it comes online, the “one off” users.August 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm #75464Quote:I’ve since found out the way to get them out smoothly
Please share your knowledge! I’m still finding it hardAugust 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm #75465
Lift from the saddle? Tilting it up from the rear seems to help.August 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm #75466
Just grab them by the handlebars and give them a good yank. I was very frustrated the first day of the scheme because I was convinced that there was something wrong with my key, but alas I was just being too gentle. The bikes like it rough.July 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm #75467
MattdadParticipantJuly 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm #75468
7209ParticipantJuly 21, 2011 at 8:59 am #75469
yeah the bounce method is the OFFICIAL way to undock. although recently Ive noticed that ive had to bounce it higher and higher to get it to undock.
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