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08-19-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

When stupid things happen

Well, I guess it was going to happen sooner or later but last night it finally did. I pulled a muscle on my back while moving the bike. Actually it was all my fault. When I leave my Condo I have to...
08-19-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

If I was to use a DD rear hub motor ( 26" wheel )...

If I was to use a DD rear hub motor ( 26" wheel ) with a sine wave controller would I still be able to run the same rear cassette ( 9-speed ) that I currently use? What would be the best brand to...
08-19-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Best place ( IMO ) to buy loose 18650 cells is...

Best place ( IMO ) to buy loose 18650 cells is from the Orbtronic website. (https://www.orbtronic.com/) They have the best brands and are a USA based seller. They sell Panasonic, Sony, Samsung,...
08-18-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

About the edited part of your comment; Yes, you...

About the edited part of your comment; Yes, you can buy a cell holder and use something like what you linked to to recharge the cells at a faster rate. However I would not buy the 4-bay charger you...
08-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

You had me going for a minute...till I saw the...

You had me going for a minute...till I saw the "winker" at the end. I love the natural sounds of a summer night. The annual summer Cicadas where I live are nice and relaxing to listen to. Sometimes...
08-12-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,746
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Sorry, I'm a little late in commenting but as...

Sorry, I'm a little late in commenting but as usual I agree with most of your comments. However angerdan makes a good point that even a 500 lumen lamp can be blinding at a certain distance under...
08-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Okay, here you go....This battery bank...

Okay, here you go....This battery bank (https://www.amazon.com/Yukuma-Power-Bank-Engineered-Certified/dp/B073PN843G) looks like the fastest "input" recharge I've ever seen. Input current is listed as...
08-12-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Well...in your case it certainly wouldn't help...

Well...in your case it certainly wouldn't help since you have the lamp flipped upside down. Personally I never put any kind of faith in some of those rubber flaps. FWIW I've been caught in rain more...
08-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Well that does make things more difficult. In...

Well that does make things more difficult. In your case you might be able to find an extension that has the male part that is designed at a 90 angle. That way when inserted the wire comes off at a...
08-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

What is the quietest e-bike motor?

Since I find the whine of an electric motor to be somewhat of irritation I find myself wondering if there is an e-bike kit that is known for it's *quietness ( * either imperceivable to the ear or...
08-08-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

You can prevent wear and tear on the micro-USB...

You can prevent wear and tear on the micro-USB port by using an extension. Unfortunately the Lumina 850 has the port on the side so if you use the smallest extension...
08-08-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I'm going to assume this lamp recharges via a...

I'm going to assume this lamp recharges via a micro-USB port. Not unusual for the micro-USB port to just wear out. So, the real question is; "Is this the port, the charger or something else inside...
08-03-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Another test in the rain

After finishing a week of covering a graveyard shift I was more than a little tired today. Turned out to be a nice day for a ride too but I was just too tired to try to get a day ride in. After about...
07-22-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Dang it! I must of prayed too hard. No rain the...

Dang it! I must of prayed too hard. No rain the entire week...however, after four lovely but somewhat warm days I ended up getting more than I wanted. By mid-week the temperature got so hot that is...
07-13-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Advice needed for MTB e-bike conversion

Hi folks. Bought my first road e-bike several weeks ago and have just been loving it to death. Since I don't have the buck$ for a quality e-MTB I'm seriously considering converting my current 26" FS...
07-08-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

So far I've ridden the Trek Conduit in several...

So far I've ridden the Trek Conduit in several short / light rain scenarios without any problems. Actually I've been trying to test it in a harder rain but I'm only willing to do this if I'm close to...
07-02-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I just took a look at the Verve over on the...

I just took a look at the Verve over on the Youtube EBR video. Not a bad little bike. Looks a little bit like the Conduit I own but major changes with the Bosch motor and battery. The stem on the...
07-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Yesterday I finally got a 22 miler in on the Trek...

Yesterday I finally got a 22 miler in on the Trek Conduit. Originally I was planning a night MTB ride but after taking the MTB outside for a quick pre-ride spin it still seemed pretty warm outside....
06-28-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

It wouldn't surprise me. I found one of those...

It wouldn't surprise me. I found one of those pubic use e-bikes stashed just off one of the MUP behind were I live. The bike was there for over a week and apparently it was just discarded and...
06-25-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The way I figure, it would be better not to tell...

The way I figure, it would be better not to tell people how easy ( or hard ) it is to steal a battery. Because if it happens to be easy best not to tell people least some fools get ideas in their...
06-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

What's the range of this setup and how much does...

What's the range of this setup and how much does it cost? I've looked at the website and couldn't help but notice that many people mount this on top of the front wheel which, I may add, looks horrid....
06-22-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,896
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

When I read the opening post I was like, "What...

When I read the opening post I was like, "What the hell"!?

When I read that I was thinking this person didn't know squat about ebike batteries. I had no idea the guy was talking about Lead acid...
06-17-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

F'N with MN part II

Turned out to be a warm day. Although it had rained a short bit before I got up today, by the time I was ready to do something all the roads looked dry. Of course I hadn't planned on a day road ride...
06-17-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

F-ing with Mother Nature

I had my car washed today. Why is that important (?) you may ask. Easy answer. With the projected chance of 50% rain today I had to use my Metaphysics skills in order to get a ride in. In short I...
06-16-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Bad Moon a'rising.

Well the hustle and bustle of my daytime Saturday turned out to use more time than I had planned. By the time I got home I was so pooped I had to take a short nap. Sadly got back up just as the sun...
06-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,621
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

If you disconnected the battery then reconnected...

If you disconnected the battery then reconnected and the control module didn't reboot I'd take it back to the dealer. Could be a problem with the software or firmware within the control module. If...
06-15-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Not really practical most of the time. More...

Not really practical most of the time. More practical to look at the local weather radar and then try to judge where you think the rain is going to go. All depends on the size of the storm cells and...
06-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

bike's ready, I'm ready but OH! the weather

I have a feeling that next week when I'm off I'm going to get very frustrated. The forecast ( starting Sunday ) is for rain ( 40-50% ) almost everyday. Saturday looks to be my best chance for a ride...
06-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Just thought I'd add a quick update before going...

Just thought I'd add a quick update before going into work today. Still haven't done a ride over 14 miles but since getting the bike back from the shop with the new program in place I have done 3-4...
06-08-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

LOL....SoCal, the land of milk and honey. Reminds...

LOL....SoCal, the land of milk and honey. Reminds me of that song from back in the 70's ( It never rains in SoCal...
06-08-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The new program / firmware is in

I got up a little early yesterday so I could truck on down to the LBS before heading off to work. After speaking with one of the mechanics there the previous day on the phone, we both seemed to agree...
06-05-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The dreaded intermittent electrical problem

This is the post that is going to be very frustrating for me to write. It seems my initial test with the Velcro strap ( helping to hold the battery ) must of been some kind of fluke. Tonight after...
06-03-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,601
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I own one of the hybrid Sirrus bikes as well. I...

I own one of the hybrid Sirrus bikes as well. I suppose it would be an excellent choice for a conversion but like others said the bike is equipped with V-brakes. Newer models come with disc brakes so...
06-03-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,187
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

None of this makes any sense to me. Almost all...

None of this makes any sense to me. Almost all insurance companies insure motorcycles so why not an ebike? As far as I know all insurance companies should insure bicycles under your home owner...
06-02-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Big rain moved in today right around my favorite...

Big rain moved in today right around my favorite time to ride. No problem, I was a little tired from my ride yesterday anyway. Rain passed rather quickly but unfortunately if did bring high winds and...
06-01-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

momentary cutoff and dudes with no sense

Had a beautiful day ride today. Temps in the mid 80s ( F ) so thought I'd try for an extended ride. At the start of the ride I just wasn't feeling it but chose to ride anyway. Just too nice of a day...
05-31-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I've done more than a couple rides since my last...

I've done more than a couple rides since my last post. It seems the computer module on my bike seems to on occasion, "blink out" momentarily. When this happens usually I just notice that the battery...
05-31-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,516
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Yep, if they could get the whole shebang down to...

Yep, if they could get the whole shebang down to something like 30-35 pounds ( bike, motor, battery and accessories ) , now that would be worth swooning over.
05-26-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,337
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Sounds like a fun thing to do but if you're...

Sounds like a fun thing to do but if you're hauling a bike trailer full of gear no doubt you will use almost twice the battery power. Having some solar panels to help keep a spare battery charged...
05-26-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,182
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

My take on this; Seeing this forum is mostly...

My take on this; Seeing this forum is mostly aimed at cyclists ( people who like to pedal ) I think most of the people who ride an ebike are more concerned about just being able to ride and being...
05-25-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The battery itself is encased in hard plastic....

The battery itself is encased in hard plastic. Nothing going to get through that. The weak point is at the bottom of the mounting platform where the battery tilts onto the mounting platform. That is...
05-24-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Interesting that you should mention this because...

Interesting that you should mention this because I had the same thought yesterday after I went to work. After reading your post I pulled the battery off the bike to do an inspection. It seems water...
05-23-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

E-biking in the rain

I had some extra time today before going into work. Pulled the late shift that starts at 7:00pm. Pretty much a nice day with temps in the low 80's. I figured a good time to get a much desired day...
05-19-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Saturday just wasn't my day. Just wasn't feeling...

Saturday just wasn't my day. Just wasn't feeling good, very sad. I ended up sleeping till almost 3:00 in the afternoon so I really must of been worn out. This of course precluded that I wasn't going...
05-17-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Just a brief little ride after work tonight....

Just a brief little ride after work tonight. Simply amazing how sometimes you think you're dressed appropriately for the weather and suddenly realize that you a slightly under-dressed. I wore the...
05-16-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

In order for me to ride MTB ( off road ) now (...

In order for me to ride MTB ( off road ) now ( which is only weekends unless I'm on vacation ) I almost have to pray it doesn't rain on Fridays. Of course it all depends on "how much" and for how...
05-16-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Just a little feedback from my last couple rides;...

Just a little feedback from my last couple rides; I managed to get two rides in over the last handful of days. That was because on many of the other days I had to deal with some very unpleasant...
05-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I knew it was going to rain today so whenever...

I knew it was going to rain today so whenever that happens I usually don't plan on any long road trips. That said I decided to try to dance around the rain cells and ride close to my home. After...
05-08-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I ride the roads during the day sometimes when I...

I ride the roads during the day sometimes when I get the chance but I work a night job so when I come home at night it is usually after midnight. During the day I've never ridden my area during peak...
05-08-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,144
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Once again I finished up a late night ride...

Once again I finished up a late night ride tonight with the Trek Conduit. For the most part uneventful and when riding late in the early morning hours that is exactly what you want. Damn, I could of...
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