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07-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
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: 374
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: 14
Views: 414
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: 2,694
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: 2,452
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: 3,450
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: 2,659
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: 3,450
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: 3,345
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: 2,676
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: 2,429
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: 1,374
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: 4,806
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: 1,883
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: 1,267
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: 4,806
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: 744
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: 1,755
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: 1,111
Posted By speedy25

Neither. -SP

Neither.

-SP
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
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: 1,597
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: 540
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: 590
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: 2,394
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: 361
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: 2,394
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: 1,031
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: 1,777
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: 222
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: 355
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: 799
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: 423
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: 827
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: 891
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: 6,012
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: 2,445
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: 1,991
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: 506
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: 988
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: 506
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...
12-20-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By speedy25

There were many manufacturers that put friction...

There were many manufacturers that put friction drives unto production only to have them fail. They were betting a lot of money it would work. It only sort of works.

High prices is relative. Even...
12-19-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By speedy25

I'll add Blix to the list of good machines. Dont...

I'll add Blix to the list of good machines. Dont leave them out.

-SP
12-19-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By speedy25

DONT use the power wash. You will force water...

DONT use the power wash. You will force water into places it doesnt belong. You will find out later after a large repair bill where that water went.

An easy cleaning method is a rag and WD40. It...
12-19-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By speedy25

I dont know about your cover but the others I...

I dont know about your cover but the others I have seen go around the battery AND frame.

-SP
12-19-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By speedy25

Go see a Stromer dealer, wherever you may be. ...

Go see a Stromer dealer, wherever you may be.

-SP
12-19-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By speedy25

From all the bikes I have ridden, the Easy Motion...

From all the bikes I have ridden, the Easy Motion is a standout. Disclaimer- I picked this brand to sell and opened a store, so I am very familiar with their product AND the Bosch systems too. I am...
12-19-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By speedy25

I will discourage you from the friction drive....

I will discourage you from the friction drive. The reasons already posted dont reflect the biggest drawback. They just plain dont work! A small front hub drive might be in line with your budget, but...
12-19-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,883
Posted By speedy25

Brandon- I have a tester for throttles if you...

Brandon- I have a tester for throttles if you want to send me the ones you think are dead for a second opinion.

PM for more.

-SP
12-14-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By speedy25

From my years of rubber research- Plasticizers in...

From my years of rubber research- Plasticizers in rubber are volatile so the rubber gets harder over time. Thats why a 30 YO brake shoe will look OK but doesnt work worth a darn for stopping. Just...
12-14-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,646
Posted By speedy25

Owner AND wrench for a specialty e-bike store....

Owner AND wrench for a specialty e-bike store. I've been on here for years. The store is a new venture.

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