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12-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By fly135

I once broke the speed of light, went back in...

I once broke the speed of light, went back in time and told myself to slow down because it's not a race. I'm a bit upset because I forgot to tell myself to buy Apple stock, and now that I'm older I...
12-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By fly135

I have a cheap stand and hold mine by the seat...

I have a cheap stand and hold mine by the seat post, then rest the front wheel on a milk crate to maintain level balance. Since most of the maintenance involves the rear wheel being free to spin,...
11-25-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By fly135

I will say that they did a really good job of...

I will say that they did a really good job of making not look like it's electric.
11-24-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By fly135

Looks like they just reduced their price from...

Looks like they just reduced their price from insane to meh.
11-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By fly135

I'm guessing it's still way less than your...

I'm guessing it's still way less than your $3500cdn entry level hardtail. And a better eMTB.
11-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By fly135

Top speed is pretty slow (15mph). Hope your wife...

Top speed is pretty slow (15mph). Hope your wife doesn't go too fast. Interestingly a google search finds walmart with the same bike and a top speed of 20mph.:foo:
11-22-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By fly135

The one's in my link are mid drive.

The one's in my link are mid drive.
11-22-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By fly135

I got my eMTB and street eBike from Lenny's at a...

I got my eMTB and street eBike from Lenny's at a great price. I don't think they get stuck with them. I think they find great deals where maybe the factory or distributors are stuck with a bunch. If...
11-21-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

I am similar to you. I'm 64. 1) My dad died...

I am similar to you. I'm 64.

1) My dad died instantly on the golf course from a heart attack at 74. He was really out of shape with quite a big pot belly.

2) I will sometimes measure high BP at...
11-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By fly135

If they ship to CA that Atom Lynx 6 is a rock'n...

If they ship to CA that Atom Lynx 6 is a rock'n deal.

https://www.crazylennysebikes.com/crazydeal/



That's only for using a throttle and not pedaling.
11-21-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By fly135

I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. ...

I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. But definitely not "almost as much exertion as a standard mountain bike".
11-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,606
Posted By fly135

When you can't get the bike past the 2 to 3mph...

When you can't get the bike past the 2 to 3mph required to keep it upright, then you are too old.
11-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By fly135

This is a good point. My motor is built into the...

This is a good point. My motor is built into the frame with a skid plate. Based on stuff I went over yesterday, I'd say a mid drive conversion would have been beat up pretty good.
11-16-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By fly135

That Giant looks like a nice bike. A hub drive...

That Giant looks like a nice bike. A hub drive will give you more power for the money. My mid drive (Bosch) is torque sensing and requires more user effort than my hub drive street bike. So depending...
11-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,456
Posted By fly135

I'm 64 and picked up an eMTB this year. Been...

I'm 64 and picked up an eMTB this year. Been waiting for the temps to drop a bit before hitting the trails. But I've been able to hit a few off roads spots. In Central Florida we have some pretty...
11-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

That's when it's time to break out the eBike and...

That's when it's time to break out the eBike and ruin it for them.:)
11-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By fly135

This forum has the screwiest scrolling I've seen....

This forum has the screwiest scrolling I've seen. And this is on a computer running Firefox. Just trying to access the menus at the top on a multi page thread is annoying as ****. You can't get to...
11-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,246
Posted By fly135

Sounds like something that only fat people would...

Sounds like something that only fat people would risk. Not seeing the benefit for others.
11-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,246
Posted By fly135

What if you don't have any spare fat to burn? ...

What if you don't have any spare fat to burn? High carb, high fiber works for me.
11-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By fly135

Go with the 2.1" tires. Fat tires are for sand...

Go with the 2.1" tires. Fat tires are for sand and/or snow. You'll get better efficiency from the motor.

BTW a $80 scooter rack rated for 500lbs works great for carrying a heavy eBike.
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11-10-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By fly135

10Ah means it can deliver 10 amps for an hour or...

10Ah means it can deliver 10 amps for an hour or 600amps for a minute. However, it really won't deliver 600 amps for a minute, and it may not even deliver 10 amps for an hours. Amp-hours are...
11-09-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By fly135

Just curious as how the Haibike falls short on...

Just curious as how the Haibike falls short on fun. I have a similar bike and love it. Is it the 20mph motor cutoff? Too heavy?
11-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By fly135

Don't know much about different chain materials,...

Don't know much about different chain materials, but your question suggests that you are more concerned about the chain after switching the rear gear. The tension on the chain should be the same....
11-08-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By fly135

I have an eMTB with a Bosch mid drive motor. ...

I have an eMTB with a Bosch mid drive motor. What I'd ideally like to see is virtually free as it requires no change in the mechanical parts. The motor measures both cadence and torque input from...
11-07-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By fly135

BTW, the horz lines on the Heart Rate "seems" to...

BTW, the horz lines on the Heart Rate "seems" to be labeled incorrectly. They look like they should be labeled with the avg HR, not the max. I think that the label is the max, but just looks like...
11-07-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By fly135

Road bike vs Electric Mountain Bike

Recently got a HR sensor, so I decided to do a direct comparison to the kind of exercise you can get on both. Both rides were the first 10 miles of a 20 mile ride. I rode about as hard as I could on...
11-02-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By fly135

Amplifying your effort requires a torque sensing...

Amplifying your effort requires a torque sensing motor. Hub drives like my DAS-Kit only sense the pedals turning (cadence sensor). The Bosch mid drive in my mountain bike has a torque sensor and does...
11-02-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,406
Posted By fly135

What size tires and pressure where you running on...

What size tires and pressure where you running on both bikes?
11-02-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By fly135

Sounds like replacing the cheaper chain more...

Sounds like replacing the cheaper chain more frequently than when it's worn will help extend the life of the cassette.
11-02-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By fly135

Using my DAS-Kit as an example, if you set the...

Using my DAS-Kit as an example, if you set the PAS to 1 (which say gets you to 10mph), you won't be able to get the bike to 20mph with extra leg effort unless you have gorilla legs. You can always...
11-01-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,738
Posted By fly135

The equivalent benefit is a question mark. The...

The equivalent benefit is a question mark. The data is basically HR and time. But I question how to measure equivalency. I've been looking into how people use HR to gauge exercise. Maintaining a...
11-01-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By fly135

The PAS on my DAS-Kit rear hub drive does fade...

The PAS on my DAS-Kit rear hub drive does fade the motor out at different speeds based on PAS setting. So if you want to go 14mph you might set it to 3 (of 1-6 on mine). I can't remember the exact...
11-01-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,738
Posted By fly135

I just bought a HR sensor and took my unplugged...

I just bought a HR sensor and took my unplugged street bike out for a 10 mile ride (rest at turnaround, 20 mile total) that I take each week with a group on a MUP. I recorded the speed/HR...
11-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By fly135

I have a class 3 street bike and a class 1 MTB. I...

I have a class 3 street bike and a class 1 MTB. I bought the street bike w/ 500watt hub drive initially because it felt so powerful. The 250watt mid drive on the class 1 MTB felt anemic. Bottom line...
11-01-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,254
Posted By fly135

One thing I've noticed is that my situational...

One thing I've noticed is that my situational awareness is much better on the ebike. The harder I work on my regular bike, the more my focus is detracted from the environment.
11-01-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

Still trying to sort this out. I was googling...

Still trying to sort this out. I was googling "max hr" to see what your HR means overall. One article (link below) says that you shouldn't be able to maintain "zone 5" (i.e. HR >= 90% Max) for more...
10-31-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

Took my new HR sensor out for a 2nd longer ride...

Took my new HR sensor out for a 2nd longer ride today that had some hills. Got my max HR (161) slightly above the 220-age rule (220-64=156) that I should ignore.:)

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10-31-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By fly135

If it's a hub drive with cadence sensor then you...

If it's a hub drive with cadence sensor then you will want a brake cutoff. The cadence sensing is usually too slow to react fast enough. I would suggest you send an email query if the specs don't...
10-29-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

Take SS later?

Take SS later?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,831
Posted By fly135

LOL. I was coming here to ask him how he gets...

LOL. I was coming here to ask him how he gets the courage to go out of the house everyday with all the 16 year old drivers out there.
10-28-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

I just got a $20 CooSpo chest Bt HR sensor in...

I just got a $20 CooSpo chest Bt HR sensor in from Amazon this morning. Installed the Strava app on my android phone and went for a test ride on my full suspension mountain bike. It was just around...
10-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By fly135

That sounds right. My DAS-Kit hub drive seems to...

That sounds right. My DAS-Kit hub drive seems to be either on or off at the same power depending on speed and PAS setting when you start/stop pedaling up until you get close to the top speed of that...
10-27-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By fly135

I have a DAS-Kit 500 watt rear hub drive with 6...

I have a DAS-Kit 500 watt rear hub drive with 6 PAS settings. It only detects that you are turning the pedals. Each settings 1-6 will propel you to a certain speed if the pedals are turning. For...
10-26-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By fly135

There are some types of ebike motors that do...

There are some types of ebike motors that do regenerative braking. That means it recharges the battery when active. This creates a braking effect like lowering the gear in a car going downhill. It...
10-26-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

Yeah I know... The crazy things that people...

Yeah I know... The crazy things that people believe. BTW, have you met Jesus?
10-25-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

It was on NPR. I do recall something about thick...

It was on NPR. I do recall something about thick blood. Not much beyond that. I just ordered a cheap Bt chest monitor. Curious to see what my HR is doing on a ride.
10-24-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

I've started to think I should pick up a HR...

I've started to think I should pick up a HR monitor as well. I would like to see what my HR is when I'm pushing it. I've never run into the situation where I feel like crap later. But then again I...
10-24-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,177
Posted By fly135

Although this isn't directly relevant to your...

Although this isn't directly relevant to your question, I was listening to an article on the radio talking about top tier cyclists needing to have a HR monitor with an alarm while they sleep. ...
10-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,254
Posted By fly135

The group that I ride with has an exhausting...

The group that I ride with has an exhausting amount of things you are supposed to do and say. "biker up" and "walker up" are just two of them.
10-23-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By fly135

Why not give us a real choice. The other two are...

Why not give us a real choice. The other two are a don't...
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