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07-11-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Robert C

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the...

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the batteries.

That said, I have a lot more confidence in the mid-drives. My experience with hub drives has been 50/50, yes, I have only built two hub...
07-03-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Robert C

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the...

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the only way to set the seat hight is to make sure that the rider can flat foot with both feet while sitting on the seat. While I do not accept the...
06-30-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By Robert C

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible...

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible to "create" a moped. To register a moped is easy, you just provide the county assessors office with the VIN and pay the taxes. The issue is that there...
06-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Robert C

This article is from 2016...

This article is from 2016 (https://www.electricbike.com/mid-drive-kit-igh/), however, it remains a very good starting point. I am a big fan of the NuVinci transmissions. I have commuted extensively...
06-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Robert C

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5616_ebikeguidegraphic_final_2_a57ebd6c1195296679dcfe7a58bafa0e9b044af9.png
from here...
06-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By Robert C

I will say that you guys have me thinking about...

I will say that you guys have me thinking about this one. However, I am still working on step one.

Step one, for me, is researching. Both looking at frames and getting information about...
06-29-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Robert C

Again, not trying to shill the system, I doubt...

Again, not trying to shill the system, I doubt that Bosch needs shills. However, watch the video, particularly starting at ~:45

They show the system preventing endos.
06-26-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By Robert C

Please keep us up to date on the project. The...

Please keep us up to date on the project. The only other request is for links. It makes it easier for those of us who are thinking along similar lines.
06-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Robert C

That is part of what's had me curious. As I am...

That is part of what's had me curious. As I am sure you noted, the article you linked to is dated 2017. Yet, I have seen no consumer products with it.



This picture shows a sensor wheel:...
06-26-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Robert C

Necro-post warning: I just happened to bump...

Necro-post warning:

I just happened to bump into this when looking at another topic, is anyone using this? Has it gone into further development?
06-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,559
Posted By Robert C

No, he is dead on! The reality is that if you let...

No, he is dead on! The reality is that if you let your kids out of the confines of their house in anything less than a full-sized SUV then you don't love them! The SUV also needs to be made of STEEL,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Robert C

Seeing as you seem to be looking at two wheel...

Seeing as you seem to be looking at two wheel recumbents, Bacchetta reports positively on the use of 24" wheels on the Giro 26 & 26att in this article...
06-15-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Robert C

Most were 2-stroke, as were many small...

Most were 2-stroke, as were many small motorcycles of the era. There was no technical reason for 2-stroke, some, but admittedly not may, were four-stroke. Mostly it was about cost and performance, in...
06-13-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Robert C

Nice, I just got a Catrike expedition, but it is...

Nice, I just got a Catrike expedition, but it is going to stay non-electric.

I am in the process of converting my Rotovelo to e-bike. I started with a Direct drive hub that has a 5-speed internal...
06-07-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Robert C

First, they are different in the law. That is...

First, they are different in the law. That is important, and it is important that they remain separated and not to be confused.

The reason that it is so important is that mopeds were effectively...
06-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Robert C

. . . and yes, I did read the article. In all a...

. . . and yes, I did read the article. In all a pretty positive piece.
06-05-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Robert C

I didn't even read the article, and I didn't need...

I didn't even read the article, and I didn't need to. This is America! They should be driving Pick-Up Trucks! Each and every one of them!

And those Pick-Up trucks better have dualies! Roal Coal...
06-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Robert C

You might want to also post them on endless...

You might want to also post them on endless sphere (https://endless-sphere.com/forums/). It is a website devoted to electric vehicles of all types. No matter where you post the adds, you will need a...
06-02-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By Robert C

Right, they will both fold in, with the coroplast...

Right, they will both fold in, with the coroplast under the panels and the solar panels laying flat when going down the road. This would provide power when moving.

The basic idea, solar panels...
06-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By Robert C

This thread is great timing, I was about to post...

This thread is great timing, I was about to post the question I have indented. I am curious about the ability of the WIKE kit (https://wicycle.com/products/bike-trailers/diy) to hold up over extended...
05-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Robert C

NuVinci Assembly aid length

I can not find the assembly aids shown in the CVP setup guidelines. I am aware of the instructions on the Park Tool site and have 3d printed a guide for use with the instructions on the Park Tool...
05-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,935
Posted By Robert C

Rodriguez Cycles (https://www.rodbikes.com/) are...

Rodriguez Cycles (https://www.rodbikes.com/) are made in the US, they have been doing so for over forty years. For anything but standard sizes, they have a waiting list. My daughter has one of their...
05-17-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Robert C

I suspect that a lot of the power, where I am, is...

I suspect that a lot of the power, where I am, is wind-generated. However, when touring, solar is the way I charge.

I am working on another generation of my solar tour bike. It is nowhere near...
05-17-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Robert C

The two main mid-drive motors for adding to...

The two main mid-drive motors for adding to existing bicycles are the BaFang BBS02 and BBSHD and the TongSheng TSDZ2. I have both of these and commute with a TongSheng motor and have toured with a...
05-09-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Robert C

Terminology: Analogue and Digital bike?

I have seen this term creep into our subforum, "analogue bike," and, "digital bike."

Digital bike makes some sense, either you are on the bike, or you are not. Possibly it means, "is a bike," or,...
05-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,559
Posted By Robert C

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are...

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are right, an ebike probably isn't an ideal fit for you. If your needs change then an ebike might fit at that time.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By Robert C

My experience with Kenda Kwest: ...

My experience with Kenda Kwest:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_1122_980d6a3f06acdf48e6354213b7a04d93c690fa15.jpg

The real problem was that I was on tour, in a...
04-20-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Robert C

Here I am on the way from Kansas to Utah. This...

Here I am on the way from Kansas to Utah. This involved riding over the Rocky Mountains. I am currently working on another trike, actually, a Rotovelo, to do a similar trip. However, this second time...
04-05-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,324
Posted By Robert C

It kind of looks like Lake Shasta, near Redding...

It kind of looks like Lake Shasta, near Redding CA. But then a lot of lakes look similar. What lake?
03-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,324
Posted By Robert C

I am in the process of adding e-assist to my...

I am in the process of adding e-assist to my RotoVelo velomobile. Yesterday I was getting bolts and the like to attach the controller.

I decided not to go with mid-drive because I want to be able...
03-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By Robert C

I certainly understand your point, I was looking...

I certainly understand your point, I was looking at the question from a "ready to use" point. Yes, some bikes are more suitable for certain modifications than others. I ended up building my commuter...
03-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By Robert C

It depends what you want, if you are looking for...

It depends what you want, if you are looking for something simple t commute on, or if the ebike is its own game. That said, the previous post nails it, we need more information: distance, conditions,...
03-19-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Robert C

I am a teacher and I have been told that the...

I am a teacher and I have been told that the school will be closed for the rest of the year. However, we are expected to make our classes into on-line classes and to work our normal hours, from home.
02-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 35,433
Posted By Robert C

Thumbs up Yea, sure, I'll do it next week. . . Here...

Yea, sure, I'll do it next week. . .

Here is a round of applause to the awesome powers of procrastination :)
After all, why bother putting off until next week something that really doesn't need...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,856
Posted By Robert C

I switched to a different commuter bike this...

I switched to a different commuter bike this winter. The bad part is that it is 27.5 and there are no road studded tyres that I can find (and the studded knobbies are very expensive). The result is...
02-01-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Robert C

Sounds like you are enjoying your project, that...

Sounds like you are enjoying your project, that is the important part :thumb:
02-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Robert C

I wouldn't suggest it. I do not see any front...

I wouldn't suggest it. I do not see any front brakes. The front is where most braking occurs and with the higher speeds, improved braking is essential.

You could retain the lines by installing...
12-27-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,070
Posted By Robert C

First, I am going to address this from the point...

First, I am going to address this from the point of view of commuting. I commute, year-round, on my e-bike.

1&2. I have had a few e-bikes at this point. I like mid drives because they give a good...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,431
Posted By Robert C

I have a Bachetta 26att (a two-wheel stick bent)....

I have a Bachetta 26att (a two-wheel stick bent). I don't like it for traffic and I don't commute on it. If my commute were longer I would, but the traffic thing is a real issue.

Something you...
12-22-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By Robert C

I am going to suggest the Giant. That is mostly...

I am going to suggest the Giant. That is mostly because of the brakes. It also looks like it has a larger triangle for putting the batteries in.

I have both the BaFang and the TongSheng. I...
11-10-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Robert C

I am guessing that this is the one...

I am guessing that this is the one (https://ebikeling.com/products/mid-drive-electric-bicycle-36v-250w-26-x-4-fat-tire-lg-battery-ebike-ebikeling).


I would be a bit hesitant to purchase a...
11-01-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,412
Posted By Robert C

I'm using an older Light & Motion 360. It is...

I'm using an older Light & Motion 360. It is several years old, but it still works well.
11-01-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,727
Posted By Robert C

I haven't noticed any problems with mine, in that...

I haven't noticed any problems with mine, in that regard. At this point, my only grumble is the lack of power. It is very similar to the performance from my 350W geared hub motor. The only place this...
09-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Robert C

This discussion has fallen into the trap of...

This discussion has fallen into the trap of demanding direct comparisons. That is not the point in saying e-bike riders get more exercise than push-bike riders.

The real comparison is in how...
08-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By Robert C

It is certainly interesting. I was unaware of its...

It is certainly interesting. I was unaware of its existence.

Here's to hoping people use it.
08-31-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,727
Posted By Robert C

I have one on my commuter bike and my reasons for...

I have one on my commuter bike and my reasons for going with the tsdz2 nearly mirror yours.

I don't think you lost anything by going with 500W instead of 750W. My observation is that, in its...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,996
Posted By Robert C

My daughter frequently does on solo bike tours...

My daughter frequently does on solo bike tours that last several weeks. She has had very little trouble. One night she did have a little problem, I told her to immediately hang up and call the...
08-15-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 898,746
Posted By Robert C

how far will the dog ride on the trailer?

how far will the dog ride on the trailer?
07-29-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Robert C

The lights are integrated into the bike.

The lights are integrated into the bike.
07-29-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Robert C

There are times that the power goes out. When it...

There are times that the power goes out. When it does I just roll the bike to a convenient location in the house and turn the headlight on.
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