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10-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By 2old

Probably not well at all since you'd need to cut...

Probably not well at all since you'd need to cut the frame in order to install it
10-07-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,758
Posted By 2old

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable...

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable companies use a crowd fund to gauge interest in a new product. Just for information, my first kit six years ago, a 350w, 36V front hub system (and now...
10-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,143
Posted By 2old

At least we know Riv's gross profit on bike...

At least we know Riv's gross profit on bike sales. Also, since this is purely race-oriented, is it legal? I can only imagine the clamor if it were reversed.
10-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,143
Posted By 2old

Racism goes both ways; either is wrong IMO! Think...

Racism goes both ways; either is wrong IMO! Think I learned something years ago about two wrongs not making a right!
09-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,623
Posted By 2old

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or...

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or obtuseness, but my BBS02 doesn't feel as though it's "kicking in" or "out". Almost all the time it's the choice to ride over a Yahama- equipped Haibike,...
09-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By 2old

Andy is one of the main reasons this sub-forum...

Andy is one of the main reasons this sub-forum provides valuable information for me. Nice to have succinct, real-world information.
09-11-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By 2old

I agree that it'll be perfect for your wife. The...

I agree that it'll be perfect for your wife. The frame appears to have good welds, and probably is strong enough to last 50 years as long as you store it properly. I've got an inexpensive Chinese...
09-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By 2old

Sure seems to exceed Walmart quality "standards"....

Sure seems to exceed Walmart quality "standards". May I ask the price?
09-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By 2old

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO....

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO. Some individuals are listing prices higher for 90's bikes than they sold for originally. I scour the pages even though I don't need/want anything now....
09-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By 2old

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of...

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of course) since it's most likely the culprit especially if the controller isn't hot to the touch when it shuts down. Also, I wouldn't charge that battery...
08-31-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By 2old

C58; you're probably correct about battery life....

C58; you're probably correct about battery life. I just sold a five year old 52V, 10 ah battery that was used on a 1000w DD errand bike and a BBS02 off road bike (probably 500 charges at least), but...
08-31-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By 2old

I had an 820 years ago (made in Taiwan AIR, but...

I had an 820 years ago (made in Taiwan AIR, but IMO anything with a Trek label is acceptable). Great bike and worth much more than the price I paid. Wish I still had it. If it looks clean, grab it...
08-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397
Posted By 2old

A lot different; you don't need a license or...

A lot different; you don't need a license or insurance. But, as with many things, some people love them and some don't. For me, a fun change of pace off road and much quicker for errands on road. For...
08-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By 2old

Considering the ramifications of a front fork...

Considering the ramifications of a front fork failure, I wouldn't consider any but those from a reputable manufacturer (Ritchey for my MTB). If you're on a budget get a steel fork.
08-25-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By 2old

Some experience testing them, but never owned...

Some experience testing them, but never owned one. Reputation for excellent bikes and CS, but at the top of the price range for what you receive. If they're local and you can tolerate the...
08-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By 2old

My guess would be the volt meter. Try the same...

My guess would be the volt meter. Try the same thing with the charger; should verify the culprit.
08-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By 2old

Could be they're waiting for the first order, not...

Could be they're waiting for the first order, not uncommon at BD. Haven't kept up with the industry lately since my n+1 is pretty maxed out.
08-17-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By 2old

There's a really bright individual, Richard...

There's a really bright individual, Richard Fechter (a forum mod), who has revised the system on his A2B and probably can help you.
08-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 372,449
Posted By 2old

Not a cruiser, but testament to the efficacy of a...

Not a cruiser, but testament to the efficacy of a Thudbuster. Rode this on a very choppy fire road last night (twelve miles, about 1500' elevation gain). No problem with the terrain and even better,...
08-12-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,039
Posted By 2old

Finished the Zaskar (except for the seat, which...

Finished the Zaskar (except for the seat, which is on now), and test ride on tortuous ride tonight. May sell; anyone have an idea on value? Sub 22 pounds with DT-240 hubs and new 9-speed drivetrain...
08-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,238
Posted By 2old

The "bike" in question, with 20 HP, has as much...

The "bike" in question, with 20 HP, has as much in common with an ebike as a 10,000 HP nitro-fueled drag race car has with a Toyota Corolla. Anyone who uses this example to condemn ebikes is...
08-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By 2old

Monster Scooter Parts seems to have the requisite...

Monster Scooter Parts seems to have the requisite spare parts, and might be able to help with setup. It could be as easy as attaching a 24V battery (or several in series for 24V) to the controller;...
08-08-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,039
Posted By 2old

Don't think I showed my 2000 Zaskar yet; it's in...

Don't think I showed my 2000 Zaskar yet; it's in the process of being refurbished (sorry if this is a rerun). I'll complete next week (hopefully) and re-show....
08-03-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By 2old

Twenty years of riding bliss with this GT Zaskar...

Twenty years of riding bliss with this GT Zaskar (clearly not very vintage and only reporting because it was the last year for GT bikes to be manufactured in Santa Ana - my current hometown - in the...
07-30-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By 2old

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a...

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a Dillinger 36V, 350w front hub system. The battery was toast after a year, but they replaced it. My daughter wanted an e-cruiser to tool around Las...
07-29-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By 2old

It had an old Rock Shox Judy with elastomers that...

It had an old Rock Shox Judy with elastomers that possibly can be repurposed into a pogo stick :), so I tried the Ritchey carbon since it was languishing. Those old bikes had pretty short fronts, and...
07-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By 2old

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-25-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By 2old

Some Great Products for e-Bikes

Don't know whether anyone else has favorites, but this SKS water bottle cage mount has been on both my errand and off road e-bikes when the battery didn't permit a water bottle in the triangle. It...
07-25-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By 2old

Bad picture. Just de-motorized (mid-drive BBS02)...

Bad picture. Just de-motorized (mid-drive BBS02) 2000 Zaskar, then needed to have the bottom bracket chased....
07-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By 2old

DIY Systems

Several individuals have written about the excellent success they have had with their DIY kits. This is in contrast to the disingenuous...
07-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By 2old

One a day (for two days). Late 80's (?)...

One a day (for two days). Late 80's (?) Diamondback Axis, also with the acid dip, powdercoat regimen. "Adorned" with a 6 year old 1000w motor and 52V battery (so more like 1500w) for a 33-35 mph...
07-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By 2old

Late 80's (?) Schwinn High Sierra. Frame made in...

Late 80's (?) Schwinn High Sierra. Frame made in Japan. Was worse than a barn find because it had been left to the elements for years by the original owner. Salvaged the frame which was acid dipped...
07-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 911,720
Posted By 2old

Errand bike. Late 80's Diamondback Axis with...

Errand bike. Late 80's Diamondback Axis with five+ year old 1000w direct drive motor and Luna 52V, 14 ah battery. Bad photo, but for those who complain that DIY bikes have "cables galore", count 'em....
07-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By 2old

I talked to the technical individuals for...

I talked to the technical individuals for Kryptonite and at least one other lock company at Sea Otter a couple of years ago, and their systems are good, but no match for a circular grinder. If you...
07-09-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2old

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY...

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY ebikes I've assembled.
07-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2old

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike...

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike because I have never seen nor ridden one, but IMO every OEM bicycle dealer/employee who has commented on DIY or "not in the fraternity" bikes has...
07-05-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By 2old

Great to hear a success story.

Great to hear a success story.
06-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By 2old

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual...

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual trails. Quick hour or so jaunt with maybe 600' of ascent (but a guess). Used 2.2 wh, so again about 10 wh per mile. Trying a 15 mile loop tomorrow and if...
06-21-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,204
Posted By 2old

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be...

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be adequate. 260 isn't that big. My Haibike, a Yahama-powered hardtail, seems like it would accommodate you easily.
06-15-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,866
Posted By 2old

A friend rides off road with an individual who...

A friend rides off road with an individual who can barely walk because he injured his spine severely in a surfing accident, but can ride a bike with e-assist (not a throttle). This has improved his...
06-11-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,606
Posted By 2old

Far as I know, it's illegal in socal, but I'd...

Far as I know, it's illegal in socal, but I'd rather receive a ticket than be a hood ornament and do it all the time. The only problem is the very rare instance where it's impossible to not be in the...
06-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By 2old

Looked like a great deal for the price. I met the...

Looked like a great deal for the price. I met the owner at Interbike a few years ago. Really bright, interesting guy who graduated from Princeton,was an Olympian and even toured Europe as a...
06-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By 2old

Of course you can. My statement was about...

Of course you can. My statement was about physically challenged individuals having two dedicated systems. There are times when I ride my e-bikes without power for "fun".
06-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By 2old

I constructed a dual-motor bike with separate...

I constructed a dual-motor bike with separate 350w, 36V, PAS front and 1000w, 52V, throttle rear and it worked perfectly for me except (and I'm ashamed to say this) it was too fast. Plus there was no...
06-01-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,394
Posted By 2old

Great example of one important value of e-bikes....

Great example of one important value of e-bikes. My friend rides MTB with a guy who had a surfing accident and was a quadriplegic for awhile, but slowly regained some movement and, although he can...
05-31-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,081
Posted By 2old

Chino Hills State Park, CA. ...

Chino Hills State Park, CA.
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05-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2old

Many individuals feel like there's a big...

Many individuals feel like there's a big difference in torque vs rpm assist, so maybe I'm insensitive. My battery is capable (at five years old) of powering the rides which don't exceed about 15...
05-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,504
Posted By 2old

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son...

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son lives in a planned community where you can ride a golf cart from your house to the course on a bike path.
05-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2old

C58 is an expert (look for his builds). I've had...

C58 is an expert (look for his builds). I've had extremely good luck (five years of off road use) with a BBS02 and 52V 10 ah Luna battery. Unlike many, the RPM-based assist works as well for me as...
05-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By 2old

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think)...

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think) 700X47 ebike tire with puncture protection $29 ---- Amazon
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