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04-03-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By MNebiker

Cured a noisy hub motor

My 500W geared hub motor has close to 4000 miles on it, and last fall it had been getting louder and louder. Even at a steady 15mph on the level you could hear a whine, and under load on a steep...
03-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,766
Posted By MNebiker

Good list! My only suggestion would be to move...

Good list! My only suggestion would be to move indexed shifting up into the top group.

Back in the day we had a pair of 80s Schwinns with the FFS system. I thought it was a pretty slick system...
03-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,400
Posted By MNebiker

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real...

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real biker."

I am 81 years old, have ridden bikes all my life. I even worked as a bike tech for seven years after I "retired" from my regular occupation. A...
03-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By MNebiker

I prefer frames that have the separate adjustable...

I prefer frames that have the separate adjustable silicone nose pads rather than the ones that have the nose-piece molded into the frame. I find them more comfortable and I have had no problem with...
03-13-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By MNebiker

Your Dad is a wise man.

Your Dad is a wise man.
03-13-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,400
Posted By MNebiker

This varies from state to state and even within...

This varies from state to state and even within local boundaries. The following is from the MN Bicycle Handbook:

3. What is an electric-assisted bicycle and where can I use one?
Minnesota Statute...
03-12-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 810
Posted By MNebiker

I'm actually surprised that the hollow...

I'm actually surprised that the hollow skewer-type axles hold up under all the weight and impacts like they do. I have had to replace a couple of bent ones, but never had one come in broken. Back...
03-06-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By MNebiker

When you are dealing with a...

When you are dealing with a custom/integrated/one-of-a-kind design you are usually at the mercy of the manufacturer for replacements or upgrades. The $350 price for the OEM replacement pack is not...
03-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By MNebiker

Google is a wonderful tool . . . . . ...

Google is a wonderful tool . . . . .
https://shop.m2sbikes.com/products/all-terrain-extra-battery-pack
02-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,757
Posted By MNebiker

Pix are of trail in Maple Grove, MN, a NW outer...

Pix are of trail in Maple Grove, MN, a NW outer ring suburb of the Twin Cities. Trail is part of the Three Rivers Park District, and runs through several communities, connect several parks, and...
02-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,757
Posted By MNebiker

mjac: Yes, slightly different angle, but...

mjac:

Yes, slightly different angle, but both pix of same location: Medicine Lake Regional Trail just north of the Bass Lake Road tunnel. Local trail system is great asset to the area, and gives...
02-27-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By MNebiker

You left out BMW 3 Series drivers.

You left out BMW 3 Series drivers.
02-27-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,757
Posted By MNebiker

Summer/Fall shots of typical local MUP trail...

Summer/Fall shots of typical local MUP trail through NW suburbs. These trails run through wetlands, wooded areas and park lands and until the trees go bare you would never know there are houses less...
02-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By MNebiker

I drive a Chevy Volt - plug-in hybrid electric. ...

I drive a Chevy Volt - plug-in hybrid electric. Comments on the various forums report brake pad life well in excess of 100K miles, so regen makes a difference. But I seriously doubt it that means...
02-24-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By MNebiker

Many years back a buddy owned a Volkswagon Kombi...

Many years back a buddy owned a Volkswagon Kombi bus - one of those with no protection in front of you. We always kidded him, "In an accident, you will get there first!"

If you put your child on...
02-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By MNebiker

Google is a great item . . . . ...

Google is a great item . . . .

https://wisconsinbikefed.org/programs/share-be-aware/bicycle-laws/

https://motorbicycling.com/threads/just-got-off-the-phone-with-wisconsin-dmv.10673/
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By MNebiker

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the...

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the desired thickness - and stick it to the rim with a strip of masking tape. Both hands free to make adjustments . . . .
02-18-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By MNebiker

I have had good results dealing with...

I have had good results dealing with ebikeling.com also. Prices are reasonable and quality was better than I expected for the money. Good support too. They have a couple of DIY videos showing the...
02-11-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By MNebiker

I went electric to assist old knees on hilly...

I went electric to assist old knees on hilly terrain. I ride in PAS mode only and ignore the throttle. I'm still pedaling all the time - I didn't want a motorbike. The low PAS setting results in...
02-04-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By MNebiker

Sorry - it was just something I ran into a few...

Sorry - it was just something I ran into a few weeks back while searching for something else and I didn't even think it was worth noting the source. I just laughed a bit and went on.

BTW -...
02-03-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By MNebiker

Just to add to the hogwash factor: I...

Just to add to the hogwash factor:

I recently saw an article that blamed the increase of injury to pedestrians by ebikes on the fact that ebikes are silent . . . .

As compared to those noisy...
01-26-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By MNebiker

Gear drive or direct drive motors? Mechanical or...

Gear drive or direct drive motors? Mechanical or electric (whir, hum, etc.) noise?
Gear drive units will make more noise under load, but direct drives tend to be quieter. My gear motor will ...
01-14-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By MNebiker

The first issue is that of manufacturer...

The first issue is that of manufacturer credibility, which can only be addressed by buying a product from a company as reliable and reputable as possible and hope for the best! That's tough, as most...
01-10-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By MNebiker

Source for parts & possible info: ...

Source for parts & possible info:

https://www.radpowerbikes.com/blogs/the-scenic-route/radwagon-electric-cargo-bike
01-10-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By MNebiker

I sold a lot of the DB Sorrentos - a decent...

I sold a lot of the DB Sorrentos - a decent "mountain style" bike - not a serious mountain bike. But even if you changed the gearing, you are still going to get weary dragging the extra load around....
01-08-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By MNebiker

The good news is a little slow in getting to MN ....

The good news is a little slow in getting to MN . . . . . . . . .
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1617x900/weather_6c8133bfc4c57cb42766d3c9b1b438279ae32553.jpg
01-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,592
Posted By MNebiker

Scotch 88 All-weather and Scotch Super 33+ tapes...

Scotch 88 All-weather and Scotch Super 33+ tapes are about as good as you can find. Sunlight, heat and UV are hard on tapes, particularly the cheapo stuff, but these 3M products hold up pretty good.
01-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By MNebiker

I had a similar click that seemed to come from...

I had a similar click that seemed to come from the left pedal, but always at the same point in the crank rotation. Noise would happen only under load, but would go away when just riding easy. I...
12-31-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,941
Posted By MNebiker

My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it...

My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it up the stairs.
12-31-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,927
Posted By MNebiker

MN state law limits ebikes to 1000W motors, max...

MN state law limits ebikes to 1000W motors, max speed 20 mph, must have pedals, normal bike seat, and brakes with power cutoff. I usually ride the local trails at about 14-16 mph average - which is...
12-29-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By MNebiker

https://ebikemarketplace.com/blogs/news/polaris-e-...

https://ebikemarketplace.com/blogs/news/polaris-e-bike-battery-replacement
12-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,075
Posted By MNebiker

Why not? Late one night 30 years ago my car...

Why not?

Late one night 30 years ago my car stranded us on the highway with a problem that I could have fixed with a couple of screwdrivers. Since then there is always a small tool box in each...
12-04-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By MNebiker

Dick's Sporting Goods ran a trade-in deal once a...

Dick's Sporting Goods ran a trade-in deal once a year - gave a flat rate based on sale price of new bikes. We would pull the pedals, spin the handlebars straight and stack them on pallets that went...
11-20-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,412
Posted By MNebiker

Just another normal day in the life of any bike...

Just another normal day in the life of any bike rider. It's frustrating, but it's the way it is. We have to adapt and work with it or hang up the bikes.

I assume that nobody sees me - and that...
11-19-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,436
Posted By MNebiker

Diamondback history from Wikipedia: ...

Diamondback history from Wikipedia:

Diamondback Bicycles was founded as a BMX brand in 1977 by Western States Imports in Newbury Park, California, which sold bikes under the Centurion (bicycle)...
11-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By MNebiker

I use eBay or Amazon for parts, accessories, etc....

I use eBay or Amazon for parts, accessories, etc. - items that are small enough to ship without problems. There are a couple of good bike shops that sell via eBay at decent prices and give quick...
11-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,345
Posted By MNebiker

Availability of sizes, initial setup, parts,...

Availability of sizes, initial setup, parts, service, warranty - from WalMart?
11-16-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By MNebiker

This is unquestionably true - I have had lights...

This is unquestionably true - I have had lights on my bike for years and I have never seen a bigfoot!
11-14-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By MNebiker

I have Shimano 3x8 RapidFire shifters with a...

I have Shimano 3x8 RapidFire shifters with a twist type throttle and a short grip on the right side. Everything lines up perfect, just like the left side. I think if I did it over again I would...
11-07-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By MNebiker

I think it is generally called an "aviation...

I think it is generally called an "aviation connector." Search on eBay, Amazon, Aliexpress, etc.
11-03-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,429
Posted By MNebiker

The "prime" reason I shop Amazon is their Prime...

The "prime" reason I shop Amazon is their Prime shipping. This pretty much eliminates the Chinese vendors. And as many have said, if the deal is too good to be true . . . . . . .
11-01-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,648
Posted By MNebiker

Local trails in my city run in wooded areas,...

Local trails in my city run in wooded areas, ravines, wetlands, around lakes, etc. so deer are pretty common - along with various other small critters. In the city the deer seem to know they are...
10-29-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By MNebiker

Yeah - those d--m ebikers! That would really...

Yeah - those d--m ebikers! That would really have made it bad!
10-23-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,126
Posted By MNebiker

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue...

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue in many of the train incidents.

I had a friend who fortunately escaped serious injury when a train struck their car. Their house was along the bank...
10-16-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By MNebiker

Motor Noise

After 3 years and about 3500 miles my 500W geared hub motor is getting louder. It is barely noticeable at steady speeds but gets pretty loud when under heavy load on steep hills. I assume this is...
10-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By MNebiker

My 36V 12A battery uses a 42V charger. The...

My 36V 12A battery uses a 42V charger. The original charger failed so I just picked up one from eBay. A 2 or 3 amp unit is adequate for your battery.

As for recovery of the old battery - a lot...
10-12-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,329
Posted By MNebiker

Saw this today - couldn't resist posting it....

Saw this today - couldn't resist posting it. Seems appropriate.

https://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/theothercoast/

EDIT: Whoops - Seems that the URL will take you to the current cartoon for that...
10-11-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By MNebiker

Back in the 80s we had a his/hers pair of Schwinn...

Back in the 80s we had a his/hers pair of Schwinn 10sp World Tourist bikes. These had the friction shifters with Shimano derailleurs - SE front and Lark rear. These things seemed bulletproof and...
09-23-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,103
Posted By MNebiker

Ah - Finally! Somebody who understands! ...

Ah - Finally! Somebody who understands!

Like I said, more entertainment than the Sunday funnies.
09-21-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,103
Posted By MNebiker

New MUP Trail Stuff

As a trail rider, I really enjoy the weekly MUP trail frustration threads. They are more fun than reading Dunesburry and Dilbert combined!

But - guys and gals, we are in a rut. The same old...
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