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04-20-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wonder if you could mount a small voltmeter...

I wonder if you could mount a small voltmeter somewhere near the battery. The display on my bike lists volts and that is what I use to determine percent charge.
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04-20-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Pop N Wood

Don't think I would depend on a battery lock for...

Don't think I would depend on a battery lock for anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNamd6m_eOM

Besides replacement cases are only $40.

I was thinking harvesting to either replenish...
04-20-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By Pop N Wood

Mine is definitely aluminum. It isn't...

Mine is definitely aluminum. It isn't hydroformed though, too old for that. The round top tube is still pretty thin.

Like you I find it difficult to mount a bike by the seat post.

By the way,...
04-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By Pop N Wood

Pretty bike you have there. I have an 80's...

Pretty bike you have there.

I have an 80's cannondale MTB that weights in at 60# with the ebike kit. I not only clamp it by the top tube on the bike stand, I mount it to my car rack using the...
04-18-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Pop N Wood

Battery Theft

Took the ebike sight seeing in Washington DC yesterday. Was impressed at the large number of rental ebikes and scooters everywhere. I got wondering whether these rental places have issues with...
04-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Pop N Wood

Oops, sorry, my bad. meant to say I have a mid...

Oops, sorry, my bad. meant to say I have a mid drive

Glad we agree mid drive kits are the bomb.
04-16-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wish you would quit posting things like this. ...

I wish you would quit posting things like this.

I weigh 240# and ride a mountain bike with a hub drive kit on it. With racks and gear bike is over 60#. I often tow trailers full of scavenged...
04-16-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Pop N Wood

Use paint thinner all the time. Acetone as well...

Use paint thinner all the time. Acetone as well if the wife's nail polish is handy. Just use it outside to avoid the toxic fumes.

Try goo gone (or goof off) even once and I bet you will never go...
04-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've never owned a Tesla but regularly think...

I've never owned a Tesla but regularly think about buying a used battery for different reasons (like off grid RV). Your $1000 estimate made me spend 30 seconds on google search
...
04-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Pop N Wood

A 19 mile each way commute is a pretty...

A 19 mile each way commute is a pretty significant commute. Especially if it gets cold where you are since cold affects battery range. I would want a nice bike, highly reliable bike for that.
...
04-16-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Pop N Wood

Goo Gone is the bomb. Paint thinners or more...

Goo Gone is the bomb. Paint thinners or more harsh solvents can dull paint. Goo Gone works perfect and isn't a biohazard.

Did I say goo gone works really well?
04-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you want to dress it up some use aluminum...

If you want to dress it up some use aluminum furnace tape...
04-08-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
Posted By Pop N Wood

Speed limits are easy to enforce, just radar the...

Speed limits are easy to enforce, just radar the rider. Total ebike bans are also relatively easy to enforce, it either has a motor or it doesn't. Guess one could claim it is turned off, IDK. ...
04-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

Good point of reference, thanks for the reply ...

Good point of reference, thanks for the reply

But if I may trouble you for one piece of clarification, were these trails off limits to all ebikes, or just ones beyond a certain class? If the...
04-06-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

Aluminum clogs abrasive wheels causing them to...

Aluminum clogs abrasive wheels causing them to overheat and disintegrate. A not uncommon cause of injury with the unexperienced and bench girders.

But a sawsall would make quick work of the...
04-06-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Pop N Wood

There is a section in the Sheldon Brown link...

There is a section in the Sheldon Brown link describing how to disassemble the freewheel. He talks at length about the different notches between European and Japanese freewheels. You might need a...
04-06-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

They ticket them for an illegal ebike, or for...

They ticket them for an illegal ebike, or for violating some other rule?

I've gotten tickets on Hermosa Beach many year ago for not walking my bike. Also multiple stop sign violations. So I know...
04-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Pop N Wood

Consult the master ...

Consult the master

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
04-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,479
Posted By Pop N Wood

Yeah, no insecurities on this thread.

Yeah, no insecurities on this thread.
04-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

Do you guys honestly worry about authorities...

Do you guys honestly worry about authorities enforcing ebike rules?

Not talking about ebike haters. I mean like a cop or park ranger.
04-05-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wait a year.

Wait a year.
04-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,479
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Pop N Wood

Restaurants around me have increased prices, some...

Restaurants around me have increased prices, some considerably. The ones that are still in business that is. Small companies are hurting and need to charge more to survive.

Hell of a price we...
04-05-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,479
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...
04-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

Interesting. Looks like this only applies to...

Interesting. Looks like this only applies to manufactured ebikes and not DIY kits?
04-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

Never heard of such a sticker. Is that something...

Never heard of such a sticker. Is that something specific to where you live? Where did you get that?

I can see the advantage of being able to take the trailer off and reverting to a regular bike
04-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By Pop N Wood

I think your device isn't a bicycle so...

I think your device isn't a bicycle so technically isn't covered by any laws.

Does it upset the balance of the bike at all, say when pushing in turn?
04-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Pop N Wood

The lower voltage battery with the same amp-hour...

The lower voltage battery with the same amp-hour rating will have less capacity. This not only means less range, but more frequent recharging. Since batteries are only rated for so many charge...
04-04-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
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: 328
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.
04-02-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Pop N Wood

This is a funny thread. so black and white.

This is a funny thread.

so black and white.
04-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you go cable then just put a shift sensor on...

If you go cable then just put a shift sensor on the cable.

Lots of people ride with no shift sensor so that is an option as well.
03-31-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Pop N Wood

Shoot, that is right. Current flows through the...

Shoot, that is right. Current flows through the coil when the points are closed creating a magnetic field. When the points open the field current collapses as it is shunted through the condenser to...
03-31-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Pop N Wood

Condensors inside the distributors store up a...

Condensors inside the distributors store up a charge to fire the plugs when the points open.

My 1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 with the 330 cubic inch V8 (I miss that car) had a second condensor on...
03-30-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Pop N Wood

The battery capacity in amp hours doesn't really...

The battery capacity in amp hours doesn't really tell you anything about the instantaneous current. A higher voltage battery will supply more power with less amps.

Not sure why you feel the 48v 8...
03-29-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
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...
03-25-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,015
Posted By Pop N Wood

I'm not sure what your crusade is about. If you...

I'm not sure what your crusade is about. If you honestly feel you can make a quality, trouble free bike for $250 then by all means do so. Might be an interesting education in reality for you.
...
03-24-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,015
Posted By Pop N Wood

And to support his conclusion he rejects all the...

And to support his conclusion he rejects all the common methods of obtaining a bike for little money.

Injustice for non-binary people. What ever does that mean?
03-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
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: 6,015
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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not to sound like an ahole but that is why you...

Not to sound like an ahole but that is why you have to anticipate the hazards and just assume the worst. When I see distracted parents, loose kids, retractable leases, earbuds or a combination of...
03-23-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,322
Posted By Pop N Wood

A good man knows his limitations.

A good man knows his limitations.
03-22-21, 01:48 PM
03-22-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,322
Posted By Pop N Wood

Getting hit by turning cars/trucks is one of the...

Getting hit by turning cars/trucks is one of the more common causes of bike fatalities.
03-22-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Pop N Wood

Lots of manufactures, both tire and rim makers,...

Lots of manufactures, both tire and rim makers, list ranges of acceptable tire sizes vs rim width.

They all have slightly different numbers and like said above are conservative compared to what...
03-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Pop N Wood

Post 9/11 a passport is needed for most...

Post 9/11 a passport is needed for most everything. Absolutely needed to get on an airplane, something to consider if you get injured and need to fly back.
03-22-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By Pop N Wood

Swalbe say with most tires it doesn't matter....

Swalbe say with most tires it doesn't matter. Some MTB tires have treads designs that grip better in one direction than the other

https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_tread
03-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,322
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...
03-22-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wrap your controller in aluminum foil. ...

Wrap your controller in aluminum foil.

Ideally the device should be shielded and filtered so it doesn't radiate radio energy. The FCC has rules governing these things, but some devices are more...
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