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04-10-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted...

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted the solder and came off. You got burn marks on the cloth sheathing?. You got burn marks on the balance wires under the wrapping? Unless that last...
04-03-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Doc_Wui

Big Bad John, You're doing it to yourself again. ...

Big Bad John, You're doing it to yourself again.

I believe the orange connector with five wires is your phase wire connector,

The rest is yikes. I would suppose the white connector with thick...
04-03-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Doc_Wui

I paid $700USD (500 quid?) for an Ecotric fat...

I paid $700USD (500 quid?) for an Ecotric fat tire bike in 2019. I found it was very well made. Two years later, the battery is still good, the motor works, and nothing broke. It has all the same...
04-02-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,568
Posted By Doc_Wui

We poke along at 12-14 mph, but the bike computer...

We poke along at 12-14 mph, but the bike computer always says 11.7 mph,
04-02-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Doc_Wui

Wiring the throttle switch involves connecting...

Wiring the throttle switch involves connecting 48V to one of the controller wires. If you pick a ground wire by mistake, you may have an explosion when you short circuit the battery.,If you pick an...
03-30-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Doc_Wui

Have you been checking temperatures on the motor,...

Have you been checking temperatures on the motor, the new controller, or the connectors? Does the new controller have a display where you can see how much more watts or current is being used? Do you...
03-27-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think mine is a 46T and I kept the 14-28 7...

I think mine is a 46T and I kept the 14-28 7 speed freewheel on my bike. 26" tires. I just don't care to ride much over 18 mph so I could have gone down to 44T,
03-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you're in it for riding, buy the bike, pay for...

If you're in it for riding, buy the bike, pay for the service, and enjoy riding. I bought our first one, and after seeing how it was put together I converted my next one. I've converted a few more...
03-07-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,184
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are thousands of new ebikers who haven't...

There are thousands of new ebikers who haven't ridden bikes for years, now gravitating to fat tire ebikes because they (a) are inexpensive relative to a Euro mid drive and (b) remind them of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Doc_Wui

Most of the users in here won't ride something...

Most of the users in here won't ride something like that. I guess I would. I don't mind inexpensive folders.

Steel frame chinese folding bike. Basic Schwinn Tourney derailleur. Alloy rims, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Doc_Wui

Nope, never seen any of them. Being a value guy,...

Nope, never seen any of them. Being a value guy, plus having owned two Downtubes, I would pay $499 for the Dyan. Then I'd order the disk brake hardware and convert. He says it's got the frame braze...
03-03-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doc_Wui

Probably something like this. Just your typical...

Probably something like this. Just your typical big direct drive motor, mounted in a 26x4" rim. Comes with matching controller.
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02-27-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Doc_Wui

Whatever you convert, plan on converting a second...

Whatever you convert, plan on converting a second one for your wife.
02-22-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,220
Posted By Doc_Wui

My story goes that I originally got my wife an...

My story goes that I originally got my wife an ebike in 2015 to get her back into riding. I had just purchased a GT Transeo at Performance Bike and we saw the $2500 ebikes on display, Her bike was...
02-16-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ifs it a geared motor? You can tell by spinning...

Ifs it a geared motor? You can tell by spinning it w/o power A geared motor will spin forward with less resistance. It will take more force to spin backwards because the gears have engaged and are...
01-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Doc_Wui

Pre-covid prices. 500W ebike kit, LED display,...

Pre-covid prices. 500W ebike kit, LED display, from ebikeling. On both amazon and ebay. I picked him originally because he ships out of a warehouse in Illinois,
01-24-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Doc_Wui

I wouldn't have my wife risk a front motor...

I wouldn't have my wife risk a front motor breaking the forks. If she is already commuting to work on a bike, let her keep that one. Get a third bike and put a mid motor or a small hubmotor on the...
01-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,211
Posted By Doc_Wui

Last seen in 2014. Good welding. ...

Last seen in 2014. Good welding.

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12-24-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,112
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are plenty of inexpensive ebikes thses...

There are plenty of inexpensive ebikes thses days, but they're not light. Think around 50 pounds.

I've converted a number of existing bikes to electric. A small 250W-350W motor is under 5 pounds....
11-26-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By Doc_Wui

We taught our 7 year old granddaughter this way....

We taught our 7 year old granddaughter this way. I actually took the pedal arms (one piece) off a 16" bike, Got her coasting. A week later, we went over to small slope and let her really coast. I...
11-16-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By Doc_Wui

Here comes the new boss .....better not be the...

Here comes the new boss .....better not be the same as the old boss.
11-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is this a different bike from the one in your...

Is this a different bike from the one in your other post? Did you ever get that running? That would be the first thing to do, get a working ebike.

Some controllers will run the motor w/o a...
11-14-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,490
Posted By Doc_Wui

If my wife didn't have ebikes, she wouldn't be...

If my wife didn't have ebikes, she wouldn't be riding. I'd be doing far less too. The two of us usually accumulate about 800-1000 miles together. This year, with covid scare limiting activities, we...
11-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By Doc_Wui

Many of the ebikes sold on Walmarts website are...

Many of the ebikes sold on Walmarts website are sold/assembled by third parties.I suspect most were assmbled in China, boxed there, and may leave a few components like pedals, seat. and possibly the...
09-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke...

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke wrench and learn to trim up the wheel. However, if that seems too scary, take the bike to a shop and they can do it,
...
09-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,176
Posted By Doc_Wui

Set in 1973.... Boy meets girl. Girl likes...

Set in 1973....

Boy meets girl.
Girl likes biking.
Boy buys bike.

And here we are many years later. Still biking.
09-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Doc_Wui

Way too expensive. Battery too small. I believe...

Way too expensive. Battery too small. I believe they can get only 20 cells into those little bottle batteries for 36V. To get the 26 cells for 48V, they would have to go up to the next size,
09-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Doc_Wui

Four years ago, I swapped a RST Crappa suspension...

Four years ago, I swapped a RST Crappa suspension fork into my Trek 830. That's a 1" threaded steerer. I was unable to cut the additional inch of thread needed on the steerer rube with my $39 die,...
07-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,895
Posted By Doc_Wui

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY...

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY ebike in 2015. Put a 500W hub motor on my aluminum Diamondback and was advised to use torque arms. Instead, I shifted the motor to my steel Trek, and...
05-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Doc_Wui

Where I live ...Illinois ... electricity is 30%...

Where I live ...Illinois ... electricity is
30% Coal
54% Nuclear
7% Natural Gas
10% Wind
It cost about 13 cents for 1000WH. here.

We have ridden our ebikes 1012 miles this year, and average...
05-14-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Doc_Wui

Gimme any wind. What do I care. These days, I...

Gimme any wind. What do I care. These days, I love wind when I ride as it lowers the risk of catching an airborne virus off a nearby rider, walker, or whatever when riding a bike.
05-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By Doc_Wui

Something like this one?...

Something like this one?...
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Doc_Wui

We still have two regular bikes. The rest are...

We still have two regular bikes. The rest are ebikes.
05-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,879
Posted By Doc_Wui

I rode 17 miles today on the ebike at 8AM, and...

I rode 17 miles today on the ebike at 8AM, and sure felt tired/sore at 6PM. Will be 72 this year.My wife and I ride for fun. We ride slow. Ebikes are letting us extend the ride.

I have one...
04-01-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,683
Posted By Doc_Wui

When this poll first came out, I missed it. That...

When this poll first came out, I missed it. That was the week we saw Madame Butterfly at the Lyric Opera House, and ate in a (deserted) Chinese restaurant. Capped it by attending a Big 10 basketball...
04-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Doc_Wui

No place to go with the car these days except for...

No place to go with the car these days except for suicide runs to the grocery store. On the other hand, I use the bikes to ride no where in particular, and it's entertaining while the health risk is...
03-26-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Doc_Wui

Our local bike/walk paths are really nice, with...

Our local bike/walk paths are really nice, with woods, wildlife and water. They are way too crowded now, with so many people idle. I'm just riding in the streets in the future.
03-12-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,795
Posted By Doc_Wui

I ordered a few tings frim China in Late January....

I ordered a few tings frim China in Late January. They shjipped in late Februrary after CHina let many people go back to work. I also put on gloves and sparyed the goods with Lysol,

Yesterday, I...
02-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,413
Posted By Doc_Wui

And also consider how will it get fixed when it...

And also consider how will it get fixed when it doesn't run?
02-15-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Doc_Wui

Watch that the threaded part of the fork you buy...

Watch that the threaded part of the fork you buy matches your frame. It they're not cut far enough, It's hard to cut the threads deeper. Bike shops use a hardened die and they don't really like...
02-07-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By Doc_Wui

We were occasional riders. Although I would list...

We were occasional riders. Although I would list biking as a hobby, I probably rode less than 200 miles annually. My wife maybe half of that.

Got ebikes in 2015. Last year we rode 1800 and 1000...
01-14-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By Doc_Wui

dlikes is exactly right here. The reputable ebike...

dlikes is exactly right here. The reputable ebike battery makers base their AH on the capacity of the cells in the packs. The disputable battery guys just make it up. I've seen packs advertised with...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,401
Posted By Doc_Wui

I bought the V1 for $!49 in early 2018 from...

I bought the V1 for $!49 in early 2018 from Nashbar. Wish I had bought two of them. It continures to be a nice riding bike for me.,
12-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By Doc_Wui

Manufactured ebikes will generally have the right...

Manufactured ebikes will generally have the right kind of forks for a fronnt wheel mount, Home built ebikes should avoid them unless the builder understands where you go wrong. This picture was taken...
10-21-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By Doc_Wui

No intergrated shifters, On bikes which had combo...

No intergrated shifters, On bikes which had combo shifter/brakes, I get rid of them and used the mechanical brake levers with brake switches that came with the motor kit. Then I add a Shimano...
09-10-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By Doc_Wui

The motors will run in general on any voltage,...

The motors will run in general on any voltage, but your controller may not be able to run on higher or lower voltage, Some of this may be component voltage ratings. Some of it may be hard wired...
09-06-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By Doc_Wui

Based on the kind of mileage I see when riding my...

Based on the kind of mileage I see when riding my ebikes (I'm 190 pounds), your battery is effectively providing only 150 Watt-hours, suggesting you've lost almost half of its capacity.

Is it this...
08-11-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,442
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ebike riders can burn as much calories as analog...

Ebike riders can burn as much calories as analog riders, but most don't. Many do burn a lot more than they would have sitting at home.
06-01-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,838
Posted By Doc_Wui

A 500W geared motor might be a better fit for...

A 500W geared motor might be a better fit for Denver hills, but if you're happy getting the workout, the Rad direct drive motor should work.
...
05-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,711
Posted By Doc_Wui

Micah Toll has fairly good credibility. He has...

Micah Toll has fairly good credibility. He has written some good articles on ebikes, sells a battery kit, etc, so if he likes this bike, I believe him. Disclaimer, I've never seen one....
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