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04-08-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,762
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: 3,386
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: 834
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: 225
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: 3,386
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: 225
Posted By Pop N Wood

Consult the master ...

Consult the master

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
04-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,456
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: 3,386
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: 512
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wait a year.

Wait a year.
04-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,456
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: 512
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: 111
Views: 2,456
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: 3,386
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: 3,386
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: 931
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: 3,386
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: 263
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: 44
Views: 1,762
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: 231
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: 19
Views: 528
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: 231
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: 8
Views: 397
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: 8
Views: 397
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: 280
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: 380
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: 5,671
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: 5,671
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: 44
Views: 1,762
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: 5,671
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: 44
Views: 1,762
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: 3,150
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: 3,150
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: 274
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: 288
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: 760
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: 3,150
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: 8
Views: 397
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...
03-21-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry to hear about your problems. The battery...

Sorry to hear about your problems. The battery can almost certainly be repaired without scrapping the cells, but sounds like you are stuck dealing with a manufactured part with a deficient design. ...
03-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Pop N Wood

This was exactly the point I was trying to make. ...

This was exactly the point I was trying to make. Europe's population densities are greater than the majority of the US. Even a 10 mile commute is beyond what one can expect anything other than a...
03-21-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Pop N Wood

TRP Spyres retract both sides. Tightening the...

TRP Spyres retract both sides. Tightening the mounting bolts with the caliper clamp works perfectly every time. One of the main things I like about that model.
03-20-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Pop N Wood

I'm really happy with my conversion. Wasn't hard...

I'm really happy with my conversion. Wasn't hard to do, has considerably more power than most factory bikes and was massively cheaper.

Many of the factory bikes have proprietary designs or parts...
03-20-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pop N Wood

I love riding trails full of people and kids, I...

I love riding trails full of people and kids, I love seeing families enjoy the trail. Recumbents are great for this since you sit eye level with the people you meet. One does need to anticipate...
03-20-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Pop N Wood

The big worry with the pandemic is it has scared...

The big worry with the pandemic is it has scared many people away from mass transit. The market for used cars in many European countries is blowing up. Hopefully people will continue to be allowed...
03-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Pop N Wood

The latest bike theft tool of choice is a ramset...

The latest bike theft tool of choice is a ramset nail gun. Small, very concealable, and the youtube videos of these thing popping even expensive locks is impressive.
...
03-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't think the bike cover idea would be...

I don't think the bike cover idea would be effective. Might actually call more attention to the bike.

there are GPS trackers that will call your cell phone if the bike is moved. Have read...
03-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, you don't do anything half way. Don't get...

Man, you don't do anything half way. Don't get too far from civilization with a rig like that, although if anyone could McGyver their way out of problems you sound like the guy.

You had the XLT...
03-20-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pop N Wood

I read constantly about torque limits on...

I read constantly about torque limits on Rohloffs. Some touring blogs even warn about limiting gearing combos with just human power. I've seen a number of ebike articles with Rohloffs so it is...
03-15-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
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?
03-14-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Pop N Wood

For the outside part soap and water is fine. ...

For the outside part soap and water is fine. Soap and water works to clean the dirt as well.

If you get oil on the rotors such that they start to squeal, then you can clean them with alcohol,...
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