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04-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pop N Wood

Yeah, no insecurities on this thread.

Yeah, no insecurities on this thread.
04-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pop N Wood

No my plan is to take care of myself like I...

No my plan is to take care of myself like I always have.

But some people find it inconceivable to go out without a lifeline to the authorities. Just trying to address their insecurities.
04-05-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pop N Wood

For local rides it stays at home. Everybody...

For local rides it stays at home. Everybody around you will have a cell so isn't really needed.

On multiple day tours in the trunk bag on the rear rack. I keep it turned off when actually riding...
04-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pop N Wood

Electric heat guns are easier to control, less...

Electric heat guns are easier to control, less chance of searing paint. Harbor Freight sells them for $8 at times.
04-04-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,682
Posted By Pop N Wood

I bicycled in LA long before ebikes were common. ...

I bicycled in LA long before ebikes were common. It was the bikini's on roller blades that almost killed me.
04-04-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Pop N Wood

That is the one I am running with my Bafang. ...

That is the one I am running with my Bafang. Works perfectly.
03-29-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Pop N Wood

You need to do a bit more research. If you are...

You need to do a bit more research. If you are swapping in a mid drive you will lose your triple crank. 42 tooth cranks work extremely well with a Bafang middrive. They are by far the most popular...
03-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,682
Posted By Pop N Wood

MUPs are a wonderful place to ride. No auto...

MUPs are a wonderful place to ride. No auto traffic, often lots of nature. Converted rail trail means shallow grades. My local trail is a great place to meet my neighbors. Bigger trails are great...
03-24-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,635
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why is it people who turn everything into some...

Why is it people who turn everything into some sort of "inequality" or racial issue are so far removed from reality?

So he wants a new, NOT used, inexpensive bike, with high quality parts, made in...
03-23-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,136
Posted By Pop N Wood

A good man knows his limitations.

A good man knows his limitations.
03-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,136
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you look at bike accident statistics...

If you look at bike accident statistics bicyclists getting hit from cars coming up behind them are pretty rare. Of all the things to worry about getting blindsided from behind should be way down on...
03-15-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Pop N Wood

But aren't petroleum products all-natural and by...

But aren't petroleum products all-natural and by definition organic?
03-12-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, people are wound a little tight on this...

Man, people are wound a little tight on this board.
03-12-21, 05:52 AM
03-04-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,105
Posted By Pop N Wood

Found this article...

Found this article https://www.electricbike.com/52v-battery-3077-fet/ (https://www.electricbike.com/52v-battery-3077-fet/)talking about voltage limits.

BTW, the OP should find the article very...
02-23-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,397
Posted By Pop N Wood

Is this where I make a joke about your mom's many...

Is this where I make a joke about your mom's many talents?
01-29-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,235
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well clearly "rural" was the wrong word. ...

Well clearly "rural" was the wrong word.

The US has built a completely different way of living compared to Europe, NYC notwithstanding. I live in the burbs of DC/Baltimore, one continuous...
01-28-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,235
Posted By Pop N Wood

All valid concerns. But I think the biggest...

All valid concerns. But I think the biggest difference between the US and Europe is population densities. Bicycle commuting is much more effective in urban areas. Not so much for places like rural...
01-27-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,235
Posted By Pop N Wood

Europeans tend to use bikes for transport whereas...

Europeans tend to use bikes for transport whereas the US seems to be more for sport. I think commuters can see the benefits, whereas someone trying to set a personal best thinks power assist makes...
01-26-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,235
Posted By Pop N Wood

I honestly believe anyone who truly enjoys riding...

I honestly believe anyone who truly enjoys riding a bike would enjoy an ebike if they could just give one a chance. Sort of tough because there is a pretty substantial buy in to try a bike.

Going...
01-16-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pop N Wood

I was gonna say, doesn't get much easier than...

I was gonna say, doesn't get much easier than that.

Learned that in US Navy Nuclear Power School.
01-15-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By Pop N Wood

WD 40 everything, make sure it it clean. I...

WD 40 everything, make sure it it clean.

I know worn cleats can engage more easily, not sure I would recommend wire brushing the cleats to round edges.

BTW cool that you are getting your little...
01-15-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,209
Posted By Pop N Wood

This woman seems to have perfected the art of the...

This woman seems to have perfected the art of the forward dismount

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB3qTVg3hhs
01-08-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Pop N Wood

I'm not as experienced as most but you do need to...

I'm not as experienced as most but you do need to go back and tighten up some of those outlier spokes. If all you do is tighten one outlier it will affect the true, but like cpach say you can then...
12-31-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,397
Posted By Pop N Wood

Did you know it is possible to bruise a human...

Did you know it is possible to bruise a human penis? A dog taught me that when it took down my bike.

Even little yappy dogs can take down a bike and dog owners never think their dog is a threat,...
12-31-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By Pop N Wood

When I lived in LA it was there was a newspaper...

When I lived in LA it was there was a newspaper story of some poor guy who got accosted on a city bike path in broad daylight by a gang of bike thieves. Even though he gave up his super expensive...
12-31-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By Pop N Wood

My crash was with a failed cassette. A fairly...

My crash was with a failed cassette. A fairly new one at that. Just a cheap wheel, I replaced the whole wheel once I figured out the issue.



His front wheel taco'd. Tells me the wheel might...
12-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By Pop N Wood

I always to go Bicycle Blue Book to get a ball...

I always to go Bicycle Blue Book to get a ball park number. Someone said BBB is hosted by performance bicycle with the intent to low ball people on trade in value. They do tend to give numbers on...
12-30-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By Pop N Wood

Except his chain didn't break. My guess is his...

Except his chain didn't break. My guess is his freewheel slipped because I've had that happen to me. In my case was out of the saddle mashing the pedals when the freewheel let loose. I dropped...
12-29-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, sorry to hear. Buddy of my had a similar...

Man, sorry to hear. Buddy of my had a similar experience, also when sprinting through the last mile of his ride. Like you be had half a dozen people stop to help, a neighbor he didn't know even...
12-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,237
Posted By Pop N Wood

I do bikepacking and the Cygolites are excellent...

I do bikepacking and the Cygolites are excellent when camping as well. The walk around mode has a light level perfect for a tent with something like 100 hours of run time. They are small enough I...
12-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,075
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry if I took your thread off the rails. Just...

Sorry if I took your thread off the rails. Just trying to understand, questions come out harsh on the net, I seem to be particularly bad about that.

But what the onemotor guy is saying just isn't...
12-24-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,075
Posted By Pop N Wood

I should really let this go but you are massively...

I should really let this go but you are massively misstating the difference 10 or 20 pounds of ebike equipment. Weight really only matters when accelerating or going up hill. Cruising at a constant...
12-22-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Pop N Wood

I do hope you weren't referring to my post. ...

I do hope you weren't referring to my post. Click on the "What do the direction arrows mean?" tab

https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_tread
12-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Pop N Wood

One brand of tires I have has different arrow...

One brand of tires I have has different arrow directions for front vs. rear mounted. The front points the chevrons opposite the direction of rotation, my guess to improve traction when braking and...
12-19-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Pop N Wood

Pretty cool Hopefully the settings are...

Pretty cool

Hopefully the settings are programable so the user can tweak the assist levels and desired shift points.

BTW, not sure I would want to ride that cargo bike on anything but smooth...
12-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Pop N Wood

So mounting the pads with a little bit of toe out...

So mounting the pads with a little bit of toe out is not in your list of "usual fixes"?
12-19-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, shame to hear that. I bought a Tamland 1...

Man, shame to hear that. I bought a Tamland 1 gravel bike for $799.99 shipped to my door a couple of years back. I think at the time the MSRP was over $1800 and internet price about $1600.

I used...
12-18-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By Pop N Wood

Best upgrade for a bike like that is a clothes...

Best upgrade for a bike like that is a clothes pin and playing card in the spokes.

Vrooom Vroom.

Can't believe the mods told him to start a second thread.
12-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wow. you guys have some bad luck. I've never...

Wow. you guys have some bad luck. I've never had a puncture that included a rim.
12-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By Pop N Wood

Luna Cycle's rule of thumb is average 20...

Luna Cycle's rule of thumb is average 20 watt-hours per mile.

https://www.electricbike.com/watt-hours/

To get a rough idea about battery capacity just take the rated voltage times the battery...
12-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,246
Posted By Pop N Wood

Snot rockets have always worked for me....

Snot rockets have always worked for me. Seriously.

Quick, erratic movements makes them back off as well.

Guess that is one of the few benefits of getting older, i don't get any drafters these...
12-09-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By Pop N Wood

You can definitely kick your arse on an ebike. ...

You can definitely kick your arse on an ebike. All in how you ride. Worst case if your battery dies you are riding a fully loaded touring bike with insufficient gears.

I've tried using small...
12-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Pop N Wood

Lots of posts claiming a BBSHD handles heat...

Lots of posts claiming a BBSHD handles heat significantly better than a BBS02. I would go that route over trying to synchronize multiple simultaneous motors.

Karl is a Bafang mid drive guru, this...
12-08-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Pop N Wood

this^^ Put them in whatever position causes...

this^^

Put them in whatever position causes the wheel to be properly centered. Chances are once the wheel is centered everything is where it belongs, but check that the small cog is clear of the...
12-07-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By Pop N Wood

Doh, sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing. ...

Doh, sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing.

If you get a crows foot remember to apply the appropriate correction factor to your torque wrench readings.
12-06-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By Pop N Wood

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for...

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for partially the same reason as the OP, i.e. work commuter, car free trips to the store, but also just for the experience. Then the covid hit and my employer...
12-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,661
Posted By Pop N Wood

Oh lord. Not another "real men don't ride...

Oh lord. Not another "real men don't ride ebikes" rant.
12-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,248
Posted By Pop N Wood

This reminds me of the phrase "measuring with a...

This reminds me of the phrase "measuring with a micrometer and cutting with an axe".

Given the widely varying opinions on how much wear is too much why does one need "accurate" measurement?
12-04-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,494
Posted By Pop N Wood

Are you baiting me or do you honestly believe...

Are you baiting me or do you honestly believe what you are typing?

"Bike shops" have access to chains that department stores don't have?

This thread belongs in trollheim.
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