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09-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By 2old

Park #FR-1.3 This has a large enough center...

Park #FR-1.3 This has a large enough center hole for your rear axle.
09-29-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By 2old

Agree heartily. I replaced a QR on a Deore hub...

Agree heartily. I replaced a QR on a Deore hub with a nutted axle for an e-bike (reverse of what you're considering) and it was easy, then back to QR when I used the wheel on a cruiser with no motor,...
09-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

They're expecting 50nm ot torque nominal with...

They're expecting 50nm ot torque nominal with peak of 100nm. Pretty powerful and can be used front and/or back. Initially speed can be set for 28mph.
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By 2old

Front hub motor or mid-drive are the options....

Front hub motor or mid-drive are the options. Look at endless sphere where an individual placed the motor unit above the bottom bracket on an Electra (different frame though so may work or not).
09-21-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By 2old

Check Liberty Trikes. Enormous motor with a "slow...

Check Liberty Trikes. Enormous motor with a "slow speed" wind (basically means that maximum torque is obtained in the lower speed area of the power curve ---- note: this isn't something that's agreed...
09-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By 2old

Nice job, looks professional although I'm...

Nice job, looks professional although I'm surprised the foreman allowed you to incorporate a used towel and the design engineer to forget a place for the caterer's food bowl.
09-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By 2old

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or...

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or obtuseness, but my BBS02 doesn't feel as though it's "kicking in" or "out". Almost all the time it's the choice to ride over a Yahama- equipped Haibike,...
09-21-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,300
Posted By 2old

Wife and I rode MTB in Chino Hills, CA very early...

Wife and I rode MTB in Chino Hills, CA very early AM Saturday and Sunday. Perfect weather and no AQI problems (readings in the 60 or so area when I checked). What a blast.
09-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,174
Posted By 2old

I enjoy Riv's blug, blaug, overall ethic and...

I enjoy Riv's blug, blaug, overall ethic and reports on operation of the business; have seen several of their bikes and, while impressed by the construction, not interested in acquiring one at this...
09-20-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

Appears as though the disc / gear unit is...

Appears as though the disc / gear unit is installed and can be left on until you decide to install the motor / controller which requires 20 seconds according to them. The battery looks like it just...
09-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

Good to see an individual basically "throwing out...

Good to see an individual basically "throwing out the cookbook" and trying something new. I don't need the quick release, but having a very light unit is attractive.
09-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By 2old

I'm ready to dismiss any bike (unless it's a bso...

I'm ready to dismiss any bike (unless it's a bso and admits it by the Walmart price) with a spring for a rear shock (no damping) like this one seems to have..
09-18-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

Bimotal Elevate

New system for DIY e-MTB attaches to rear disc mount and replaces the disc with a geared unit. System with a 250 watt battery reportedly weighs 5.9 pounds, can be removed or replaced in five seconds...
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By 2old

Solid bike and price (post CVID) FME, but no need...

Solid bike and price (post CVID) FME, but no need to purchase unless you plan to use it or look admiringly at it from time to time.
09-17-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

The hub alone sells for $120 or so.

The hub alone sells for $120 or so.
09-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By 2old

Andy is one of the main reasons this sub-forum...

Andy is one of the main reasons this sub-forum provides valuable information for me. Nice to have succinct, real-world information.
09-16-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,692
Posted By 2old

AQI 87 in Orange, CA, my habitat, so I'll MTB...

AQI 87 in Orange, CA, my habitat, so I'll MTB today. May try a KN95 since the N95 is more restrictive. Nice to see it below 100.
09-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By 2old

For me (obviously not everyone), the only thing I...

For me (obviously not everyone), the only thing I ever needed a torque wrench for was carbon parts, and now that I have carbon paste, that's not necessary. Just do it by feel, and haven't had a...
09-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By 2old

Sorry; I was ambiguous; you pay.

Sorry; I was ambiguous; you pay.
09-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By 2old

Good answer. I checked online and a site down the...

Good answer. I checked online and a site down the street will accept for $1 per pound.
09-14-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,628
Posted By 2old

Didn't check, but I thought a lady rode to one of...

Didn't check, but I thought a lady rode to one of the poles on a Christini. Also, he was fiddling with attaching an e-motor to the system. Not for me, a semi-weight weenie though.
09-14-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,692
Posted By 2old

140 in my area of socal which is about the same...

140 in my area of socal which is about the same as yesterday. Probably eschew a ride today even though yesterday's adventure only resulted in a very slight headache. Probably an outing tomorrow if...
09-14-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By 2old

My town in socal used to have days when they...

My town in socal used to have days when they posted you could drop batteries off at a recycling center, but I don't know whether that included Lithium since I never tried (you might check to see if...
09-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By 2old

Looks pretty good. Interesting; perused the...

Looks pretty good. Interesting; perused the description and it stated they wanted to provide a "nice dining experience". Also alluded to US manufacture site (wonder if that meant they put stickers on...
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By 2old

If they are tha same diameter ( eg both 27"),...

If they are tha same diameter ( eg both 27"), good deal IMO.
09-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,692
Posted By 2old

150 in socal; my wife and I rode for a couple of...

150 in socal; my wife and I rode for a couple of hours or so with no apparent ill affects. We rode Wednesday late PM when the reported value was 53 and it seemed much worse, so we aborted the ride at...
09-12-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By 2old

Definitely not; I've been riding my 2005 Santa...

Definitely not; I've been riding my 2005 Santa Cruz Superlight since I built it up 15 years ago, probably 1500 rides and 25K miles, and it's going strong. Not the least embarrassed when encountering...
09-11-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By 2old

The disc bolts use a Torx wrench, not an Allen...

The disc bolts use a Torx wrench, not an Allen wrench.
09-11-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

I agree that it'll be perfect for your wife. The...

I agree that it'll be perfect for your wife. The frame appears to have good welds, and probably is strong enough to last 50 years as long as you store it properly. I've got an inexpensive Chinese...
09-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By 2old

Fortunately (?) was old enough to love the Mrs...

Fortunately (?) was old enough to love the Mrs (or was it Ms?) and sad to see her leave.
09-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

Sure seems to exceed Walmart quality "standards"....

Sure seems to exceed Walmart quality "standards". May I ask the price?
09-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,692
Posted By 2old

Socal was at 53 on Wednesday so wife and I...

Socal was at 53 on Wednesday so wife and I embarked on a 15 mile (round trip), 2000' ascent. Stopped and returned about halfway since our eyes were affected. Learned later that the national forest...
09-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By 2old

DW; Do you crimp or solder? I've always just...

DW; Do you crimp or solder? I've always just "hidden" the extras in some form of frame bag....
09-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By 2old

The display "plugs" (green) into the "four in...

The display "plugs" (green) into the "four in one" connector; I would check Luna for an extension cable.
09-09-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By 2old

One aspect evident in socal is an enormous...

One aspect evident in socal is an enormous increase in MTB, possibly because so many other exercise activities (pickup basketball, soccer etc) have been curtailed and those individuals need an...
09-08-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By 2old

Check out Leeds and Hill Topper for low power,...

Check out Leeds and Hill Topper for low power, pretty lightweight front hub systems (Leeds has one with a total weight of < seven pounds AIR. e-bikeling has less expensive combinations and Dillenger...
09-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By 2old

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO....

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO. Some individuals are listing prices higher for 90's bikes than they sold for originally. I scour the pages even though I don't need/want anything now....
09-08-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By 2old

My experience is with 26"; still pretty close to...

My experience is with 26"; still pretty close to 27.5 in diameter. Socal riding is mostly hardpack or light sand where my wife and I ride and, for us, there's no reason for tires wider than 2.1....
09-08-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By 2old

^^^^^^^ +1 unless you want to spend $3,500 -...

^^^^^^^ +1 unless you want to spend $3,500 - $4,000 (I think Specialized has an e-commuter <40 pounds, but AFAIK it's not a step through).
09-05-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By 2old

Excellent statement; I'd change and say "I'd...

Excellent statement; I'd change and say "I'd never charge or store this battery anyplace where I wouldn't mind a fire.
09-05-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By 2old

There's another story on ES about an individual...

There's another story on ES about an individual who had his house burn down. The only non-US supplied batteries for me are UPP (Unit Pack Power). I had a 36V, 10 wh that cost $184 with charger. It...
09-05-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By 2old

Sondors has a huge FB following because they had...

Sondors has a huge FB following because they had a very successful crowd fund several years ago, but IMO you can find better priced bikes from Aventon, for instance. If for some reason you want fat...
09-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By 2old

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of...

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of course) since it's most likely the culprit especially if the controller isn't hot to the touch when it shuts down. Also, I wouldn't charge that battery...
09-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By 2old

As a rejoinder, and to substantiate what I said...

As a rejoinder, and to substantiate what I said above, I've ridden and long term tested Pedego bikes and IMO (since I don't have an ax to grind) they're well made with excellent customer service. I...
09-02-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By 2old

on't think you can go too wrong with Origin8....

on't think you can go too wrong with Origin8. Pretty good supply of very acceptable merchandise FME (although I haven't purchased any tires from them).
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By 2old

I think the Trek 900 series (950, 970 & 990) used...

I think the Trek 900 series (950, 970 & 990) used the same frame with different components, obviously the 990 was top of the line. IMO, some of the best vintage bikes. This would have been a $200 -...
09-02-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,132
Posted By 2old

IMO (not necessarily scientific), if you dress...

IMO (not necessarily scientific), if you dress properly, cold won't affect your resistance; otherwise you need to use energy to overcome the cold and could be more susceptible; the same could occur...
08-31-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By 2old

Your best bet is a mid-drive if you ride in hilly...

Your best bet is a mid-drive if you ride in hilly terrain. I've had excellent success with a Luna BBS02 at 52V, but 48V will work well too.
08-31-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By 2old

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
08-31-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By 2old

C58; you're probably correct about battery life....

C58; you're probably correct about battery life. I just sold a five year old 52V, 10 ah battery that was used on a 1000w DD errand bike and a BBS02 off road bike (probably 500 charges at least), but...
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