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08-16-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By speedy25

Brose gets the #1...

Brose gets the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) spot.
Some Bosch are very quiet but not all.

-SP
07-27-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By speedy25

I was a test rider long ago for a guy who made...

I was a test rider long ago for a guy who made replicas. My siblings and I had a blast cruising around the parking lot of a festival on high wheel bikes.

I had a chance to ride one 2 years ago...
07-27-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By speedy25

THATS the problem. They are supposed to go in...

THATS the problem. They are supposed to go in STRAIGHT. BUT because you have inserted them at an angle you have damaged the threads so they wont screw in easily like they should. The advice given...
07-27-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By speedy25

Sooooo can you actually tell a difference between...

Sooooo can you actually tell a difference between a 1000w and a 1200w?

I have a feeling after 750, the numbers are just contrived and not a real comparison of what you might get in speed.

I...
07-23-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By speedy25

Ummm, just another cheap Chinese ebike. -SP

Ummm, just another cheap Chinese ebike.

-SP
07-23-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By speedy25

Blue, green, and yellow wires tell the controller...

Blue, green, and yellow wires tell the controller which way the wheel is turning. they are essential. There should be a red and black to go along with those.

You cannot test a throttle with a...
07-23-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,803
Posted By speedy25

Typically the only used ebikes available are...

Typically the only used ebikes available are "used up" ebikes, or cheaper chinese models that would not fit your purpose. Also their batteries arent that great and age has made them worse.

I...
07-23-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By speedy25

Silverfish variant. -SP

Silverfish variant.

-SP
07-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By speedy25

Good hacksaw info from the Wiz. Since I dont...

Good hacksaw info from the Wiz.

Since I dont always have a saw guide the correct size, I have used masking tape wrapped around the tube for a good guide. Its up to you to make the saw go the right...
07-23-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By speedy25

Its hilarious how a thread can get so many odd...

Its hilarious how a thread can get so many odd replies as well as correct info. I am appreciative of all who participated.

Take it to the shop?? I AM THE SHOP!! :)

There are so many strange...
07-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By speedy25

Take it apart and confirm the wires go to the...

Take it apart and confirm the wires go to the same place as the old one. I just did a schwinn scooter where I replaced the new wiring harness with the old one so I wouldnt have to play with more wire...
07-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By speedy25

Glad you figured it out. Yes there are capacitors...

Glad you figured it out. Yes there are capacitors in some systems.

-SP
07-16-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By speedy25

School me on spoke nipples

I have wheels on a bike that was transported through Ohio's salty slushy roads and never washed off in FL when the customer arrived there. That salt dissolved the stock nipples.

Spoke diameter is...
06-17-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By speedy25

Dig into the frame and see if there are lighting...

Dig into the frame and see if there are lighting leads hidden inside. 6v is the usual for lighting circuits on e-bikes. Confirm that with a meter before ordering something.

-SP
06-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,684
Posted By speedy25

I would hesitate GREATLY!! At that price the...

I would hesitate GREATLY!!

At that price the bike is probably STOLEN. Ask to see keys and charger, and/or an invoice for the purchase. Check the frame number with law enforcement.

As for the...
06-16-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,866
Posted By speedy25

Haha, tell the Amish of Holmes County, OH that...

Haha, tell the Amish of Holmes County, OH that their hub motors wont climb hills!! Most of them have hub motors because they climb hills and have throttles.

Also you can look on youtube for the...
06-10-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,868
Posted By speedy25

Get a box similar to the Pelican cases, that your...

Get a box similar to the Pelican cases, that your battery can fit in. You can bolt it to a rack and lock the box. Pack in some foam to keep the battery safe inside while cruising bumpy roads.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,866
Posted By speedy25

Look at any of the better brand cruiser bikes....

Look at any of the better brand cruiser bikes. The upright riding position should be comfortable for her.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,244
Posted By speedy25

You are right about the TranzX motor on the...

You are right about the TranzX motor on the Retroglide 2old. They are a good motor. I was going to recommend the IZip Dash for a commuter bike, but he already found a screaming deal.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
Posted By speedy25

The folks at Geo orbital made some fun trikes...

The folks at Geo orbital made some fun trikes that look like a big wheel kids bike but use their front wheel. Something like that could be fun for a shorter person with stability issues.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By speedy25

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500...

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500 you buy something that can qualify as an OK bike.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By speedy25

I get it

There are many wheel/disk brake setups that arent very well engineered and there is no room or very little room to get an allen wrench in to adjust the inner pad. Sorry but your only option is to...
05-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,311
Posted By speedy25

I have made a lot of people happy repairing their...

I have made a lot of people happy repairing their no name Chinese bikes. But like Vegan theres a bit of pick and choose where an unsafe bike that cannot be made safe wont get repairs. Most of the...
05-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,023
Posted By speedy25

I totally discourage anyone from buying an...

I totally discourage anyone from buying an Ancheer. Its low price is tempting, but there is a reason for its low price- Its a crappy bike. Be prepared to have an ebike mechanic at hand, because it...
05-12-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By speedy25

To actually answer your question... YES the...

To actually answer your question...

YES the Raleigh is a good bike, and the current models from Raleigh and Izip are a great value.

The Brose motor is the quietest of all the mid drives, and...
05-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,311
Posted By speedy25

Buy a major brand ebike. They dont break like the...

Buy a major brand ebike. They dont break like the Chinese unbranded parts.

BH Ebikes have a 5 year warranty, so if you break it it will be replaced.

-SP
05-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By speedy25

I ran into that problem too. I got the old bolt...

I ran into that problem too. I got the old bolt out OK.

Summit Racing is nearby so I got a kit. I didnt need any inserts YET, but the tool is perfect for tightening those rivnuts that have come...
05-06-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By speedy25

Kits are never as good as a manufactured bike....

Kits are never as good as a manufactured bike. The programming added makes a bike so much more fun to ride. Look for a good bike amongst the REAL manufacturers. Spending the extra money and getting a...
05-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By speedy25

Neither. -SP

Neither.

-SP
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By speedy25

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I...

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I have 10 Zuma's I use as rental bikes. they are perfect for an easy to ride ebike that fits most people. If you want something REALLY nice, check out the...
05-01-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By speedy25

What do I suggest? Going to a real bicycle dealer...

What do I suggest? Going to a real bicycle dealer and getting a quality bike with a warranty!

BTW- I am a dealer, but I'm different. I can actually fix the cheap bikes people bring in.

-SP
05-01-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By speedy25

Most often the squeal is from corrosion between...

Most often the squeal is from corrosion between the pad and piston. Try some brake squeal paint. its ALWAYS solved squeal problems on any disk brake I have had to deal with.

Permatex in the blue...
05-01-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By speedy25

I dont need pictures to know you have an...

I dont need pictures to know you have an alignment problem. Anytime there is wear on an inside or outside, its alignment!

-SP
05-01-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,478
Posted By speedy25

Heres your link Stebo. It was the second one down...

Heres your link Stebo. It was the second one down using google.

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a25102796/best-folding-e-bikes/
04-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By speedy25

Ann Arbor, MI classic bike show this Sunday!

Anybody on here going? Ive met a few folks from these forums over the years.

Here's the link- Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle Show (http://www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com/)

I'll be there. Most likely...
04-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,478
Posted By speedy25

Sorry Stebo but thats an ad for some cheap...

Sorry Stebo but thats an ad for some cheap Chinese machines.

Bicycles.com has an article with a top ten that actually lists OK bikes.

-SP
04-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By speedy25

An Ancheer? I guess hes looking for a divorce! ...

An Ancheer? I guess hes looking for a divorce!

It really is a cheap piece-o-crap. They took the cheapest components to make a barely running e-bike. Wait until you need some service!!

Yes, I...
04-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By speedy25

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem...

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem with you using the battery until it ran out.

As suggested earlier, look at the Yamaha powered Haibike. Great bike with what I think is better...
07-28-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By speedy25

Small cones

While servicing a front wheel from a Specialized Allez, I picked the wrong size cone that didnt fit into the bearings as far as it should have. Another shop did find the size I needed, but he's still...
07-28-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By speedy25

Front hub wheel rim

A customer brought in an e-bike front wheel he had where the rim had a big chunk out of it.

The rim is marker Samson Champion. I did find the company but they do not respond to email.

Anyone...
07-28-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By speedy25

I do have the Grinspector to actually measure...

I do have the Grinspector to actually measure battery output under a load. I'm currently working on making various adapters to fit a bunch of different batteries.

A graphed output of power over...
07-28-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By speedy25

There are voltage converters to reduce battery...

There are voltage converters to reduce battery voltage from high to low. Just look around.

-SP
07-28-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By speedy25

Check out the Easy Motion City Pro. I think it...

Check out the Easy Motion City Pro. I think it will be a better fit than the flat bar Cannondale you already checked out.

-SP
04-30-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By speedy25

Hey! Nice revival of a dead thread! I forgot...

Hey! Nice revival of a dead thread!

I forgot to check in here and see who might be coming. I did kinda keep an eye open for odd job, but failed to spot him there.
Great weather this year. Its...
02-24-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,165
Posted By speedy25

Sorry I'm late to this party. I havent had much...

Sorry I'm late to this party. I havent had much time to poke around on here lately.
Basically all the negative commentary you hear about e-MTB is flat out WRONG.

They dont destroy trails
They...
01-04-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,553
Posted By speedy25

Some good and some wrong info in all these...

Some good and some wrong info in all these replies. Your plan at the moment is best- Go test ride. Learn the specs and lingo. I have a Specialized Turbo and it is a GREAT bike. I have ridden the Vado...
12-26-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By speedy25

Glad to read there are so many of you that...

Glad to read there are so many of you that support the co-ops. I'm a long time helper and cant stop in when I'm in a hurry because people want me to fix their complicated problems all the time....
12-26-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By speedy25

I may have remembered the size wrong but the...

I may have remembered the size wrong but the measurement I used IS the OD of the seat tube measured with digital calipers.

I should have received usable parts, but they were all small in both ways...
12-26-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By speedy25

If the Diamond Wave is too big, consider the Evo...

If the Diamond Wave is too big, consider the Evo Street or Evo Eco from the Easy Motion line up. They have smaller tires and frames that fit those with shorter inseams very well.

-SP
12-20-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By speedy25

Seatpost clamp troubles

Having a PITA problem with seatpost clamps on a fleet of bikeshare bikes. All the bikes are Public brand step-throughs. Sorry I forget the model.

These bikes all came with a clamp that requires an...
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