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07-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By fly135

20 mile range wouldn't cut it for me. One point...

20 mile range wouldn't cut it for me. One point of owning an ebike is that you can go further and have more fun outdoors. Of course if you were buying it to strictly go short distances between...
06-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By fly135

Dat's a big battery.

Dat's a big battery.
06-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By fly135

I would list it for $200 - $250. Bikes are...

I would list it for $200 - $250. Bikes are priced really high right now.
06-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 27,231
Posted By fly135

I think that weight is very much dependent on the...

I think that weight is very much dependent on the individual and a number of factors that hide the effectiveness of any individual claim. I'm a 64yo active wakeboarder. I do bike but only started...
04-18-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By fly135

I picked up that Aldi one when they reduced the...

I picked up that Aldi one when they reduced the price to $12.50. It works great!
04-15-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By fly135

The purpose for lockout is that you lose energy...

The purpose for lockout is that you lose energy when the shocks are pumping while you are pedaling. So if when you don't need suspension, then lockout is useful. When you are climbing you don't want...
03-18-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By fly135

I have a Magnum Metro with rear hub drive. The...

I have a Magnum Metro with rear hub drive. The throttle seems like exactly what you need to get in motion. Spinning the crank is extremely easy because as soon as the bike recognizes the cadence it...
03-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By fly135

No information here relevant to my point. I know...

No information here relevant to my point. I know everything you just said. The sarcasm is that going over the 25kph on any bike powered or not presents an equal risk to society. The penalty should...
03-17-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By fly135

It was sarcasm. The idea that ebike riders that...

It was sarcasm. The idea that ebike riders that go over 15mph should be punished severely, yet non-powered bikes can go as fast as they want with maybe a small fine.
03-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By fly135

It's good to know that there have never been any...

It's good to know that there have never been any non ebike deaths attributed to going over the speed limit.
03-16-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,302
Posted By fly135

My personal theory and it's 100% conjecture is......

My personal theory and it's 100% conjecture is... Assuming equal strength of immune systems (i.e. take out of equation), how hard you get hit relative to the next guy is dependent on how much...
03-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By fly135

Shaming someone for asking online friends instead...

Shaming someone for asking online friends instead of just interacting with a computer.:thumb:
03-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,803
Posted By fly135

OTOH, more time to ride!

OTOH, more time to ride!
03-03-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,188
Posted By fly135

I have two bikes, a DAS-KIT hub drive and a Bosch...

I have two bikes, a DAS-KIT hub drive and a Bosch Mid Drive. Both operate differently, but the power level for the DAS-KIT is hidden in a password protected menu. The PAS on the DAS-KIT always puts...
03-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By fly135

OK, that is weird. First you tell me I'm wrong....

OK, that is weird. First you tell me I'm wrong. Then you go on to describe why I'm right. LOL! I claimed the motor ran out of steam at 24mph and you claim the motor output drops off above 24mph. Same...
02-21-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By fly135

IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty...

IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty much means it's worth at least $200. Kind of weird to me to put "sale pending" in the ad. As a buyer I would find that a turn off. CL is IMO first...
02-18-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,380
Posted By fly135

I would agree that if you have a death wish, then...

I would agree that if you have a death wish, then substituting a real weld with JB Weld is the way to go! :thumb:
02-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By fly135

It might be that the motor doesn't have enough...

It might be that the motor doesn't have enough power to go faster. I have a 500W hub drive that unlocked to 28 will only go about 24mph with you pedaling before it runs out of steam.
01-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,038
Posted By fly135

I have both kinds of ebikes (torque and cadance)....

I have both kinds of ebikes (torque and cadance). The torque sensing motor is a Bosch Performance CX mid drive and you can hardly feel the motor in EMTB mode. IN EMTB mode the PAS multiplier scales...
12-23-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,922
Posted By fly135

Same guitar addiction here. Starting learning at...

Same guitar addiction here. Starting learning at 50. Broke very (except thumb) metacarpal in my left (fretting) hand in a snowboard crash two years ago and it screwed up my hand bad enough that I...
12-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
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: 8
Views: 774
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: 1,690
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: 1,690
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: 51
Views: 6,287
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: 1,496
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: 51
Views: 6,287
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: 51
Views: 6,287
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: 234
Views: 31,828
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: 51
Views: 6,287
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: 729
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: 170
Views: 19,098
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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: 4,419
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: 234
Views: 31,828
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: 16
Views: 1,732
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: 9,905
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: 9,905
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: 1,137
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: 625
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: 37
Views: 4,132
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: 751
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: 37
Views: 4,132
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: 466
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: 466
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: 1,062
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: 71
Views: 5,681
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: 751
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: 1,062
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...
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