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07-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 2old

In reality, if a pro wants your bike, forget it...

In reality, if a pro wants your bike, forget it (I have a friend who owned a large machine shop and used a $600 (AIR) padlock to secure the rear door. The lock was defeated by an angle grinder)....
07-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By 2old

I talked to the technical individuals for...

I talked to the technical individuals for Kryptonite and at least one other lock company at Sea Otter a couple of years ago, and their systems are good, but no match for a circular grinder. If you...
07-09-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By 2old

You're correct to be concerned about an aluminum...

You're correct to be concerned about an aluminum fork. I would consider torque arms on both sides.

EDIT: I didn't know this was a suspension fork or wouldn't have suggested adding a motor. The...
07-09-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By 2old

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY...

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY ebikes I've assembled.
07-09-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By 2old

Can't tell from the pictures, because the crank...

Can't tell from the pictures, because the crank hides the BB. You might remove the crank arm and check, but I'd bet it was a 68mm which would accommodate a BBS02. Unless you love the frame or need a...
07-07-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By 2old

It would be invaluable for you to test ride a...

It would be invaluable for you to test ride a "hubbie" (Electra, owned by Trek, has a nice looking but probably underpowered one for about $1500 and there's bound to be a store locally) in order to...
07-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By 2old

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike...

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike because I have never seen nor ridden one, but IMO every OEM bicycle dealer/employee who has commented on DIY or "not in the fraternity" bikes has...
07-05-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By 2old

Great to hear a success story.

Great to hear a success story.
07-03-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By 2old

My take for me and my wife. She is very sensitive...

My take for me and my wife. She is very sensitive to the bike not being set up for optimum efficiency (otherwise she experiences knee pain) and both her MTB and e-MTB are adjusted "perfectly"....
07-03-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By 2old

Just a baby.

Just a baby.
07-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By 2old

I had the same problem with a front SRAM (Avid)...

I had the same problem with a front SRAM (Avid) XO. Tried organic pads which didn't help. Also, tried putting grease behind the pad (recommended on one forum) without success. Procured a TRP...
07-03-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By 2old

Glad to see there's help available. My LBS had a...

Glad to see there's help available. My LBS had a four-week wait to work on my wife's bike before they announced they're taking no new service work for the near future.
07-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By 2old

Check Sheldon Brown; might be listed there. I...

Check Sheldon Brown; might be listed there. I read somewhere (maybe electric-bike-blog) that the "8" wasn't robust enough for "e". If you can live with 186%, the Nexus 3 seems strong with the direct...
07-03-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By 2old

I agree with DW, and have ridden scores of bikes...

I agree with DW, and have ridden scores of bikes with torque sensors, even own a Haibike-Yamaha. But Grin is the place if you're intent on the modification.
07-03-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By 2old

My point was that although both are rated the...

My point was that although both are rated the same, the SL has less "top end". Everyone who has ridden both made the same comment. Not to detract from the SL; it's a different animal.
07-02-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By 2old

In CA, the county parks and most state parks...

In CA, the county parks and most state parks prohibit all e-bikes on the trails, but policing is minimal to none. It's going to be even less evident as e-bikes start to look less and less...
07-01-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By 2old

The Alfine "8" has 307%; looks like your 11 - 28...

The Alfine "8" has 307%; looks like your 11 - 28 is 255.
07-01-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,786
Posted By 2old

Me too.

Me too.
07-01-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,786
Posted By 2old

You can quote all you want and it means nothing...

You can quote all you want and it means nothing to me. I'm delineating my personal experience and Amazon has been superb both in quality, delivery and for the extremely rare problem, return service.
07-01-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,786
Posted By 2old

To each his own. On the other hand I've made...

To each his own. On the other hand I've made relatively few purchases on ebay and almost every one had a problem, either late delivery (well after the "promised" date) or obviously a substandard...
07-01-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,786
Posted By 2old

Not the experience I've had with Amazon with...

Not the experience I've had with Amazon with multiple, multiple purchases for bike parts and many other items during the years. On the other hand, ebay is chancy.
07-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By 2old

Haven't considered since I'm very happy with my...

Haven't considered since I'm very happy with my RPM-sensor. However, ebikesca (Grin) has torque sensors that you might be able to use and excellent CS.
07-01-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By 2old

The construction isn't an "e-bike" since they're...

The construction isn't an "e-bike" since they're identified as < 750w. In CA, some individuals have procured licenses for "mopeds" using the serial number (whether that is correct/legal or not). I'm...
07-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By 2old

From what I've read, the Vado, like most electric...

From what I've read, the Vado, like most electric bikes can supply "bursts" of more than its rated power, while the SL can't. Those who have tested both attest to this. There's a thread on MTBR which...
06-30-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By 2old

In CA, it's a moped, and needs licensing as well...

In CA, it's a moped, and needs licensing as well as insurance AFAIK. This is what killed the market for them years ago out here..
06-29-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By 2old

You might contact Soul Beach Cruisers in AZ. They...

You might contact Soul Beach Cruisers in AZ. They produce a BBSHD cruiser with 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub, which won't provide the gearing range you specify, but might help. I think Reisse and Muller...
06-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

The Himiway seems like a solid bargain. AFAIK,...

The Himiway seems like a solid bargain. AFAIK, these type of bikes are made generically in China, and you can choose to have your "logo" on them, then bring container(s) in and resell.They made a...
06-27-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By 2old

Couldn't hurt to put some kind of plastic wrap...

Couldn't hurt to put some kind of plastic wrap around the display, electrical components on the handlebar and motor, with the latter the least important IMO. On the other hand I reside in CA and you...
06-27-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By 2old

If it's any help and you decide to go DIY, my...

If it's any help and you decide to go DIY, my BBS02 has been trouble-free for five+ years of off road riding and my wife's for the time she's had it. I ride mine a couple of times a week on pretty...
06-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By 2old

Also Yuba. They were the most impressive cargo...

Also Yuba. They were the most impressive cargo bikes IMO at Interbike a million years ago. You can look at electricbikereview for information on some aspects of the bikes. Take the information with a...
06-25-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By 2old

The ramifications of fork failure are...

The ramifications of fork failure are significant. This alone would deter me. There are many places that sell new forks which aren't the current model. That would be my choice.
06-25-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By 2old

Good idea. My LBS services anything and...

Good idea. My LBS services anything and everything, and had a four-week+ backlog when I made an appointment three weeks ago.
06-24-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By 2old

Kenda has them and, as usual, they start with a...

Kenda has them and, as usual, they start with a "K". Look at Bikes Direct's web site for their fat tire cruiser which I think uses them.

Edit: Innova (look at ebay $70 for a pair; maybe Duro, but...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,508
Posted By 2old

Fuji made great, but ponderous frames then IMO....

Fuji made great, but ponderous frames then IMO. However, cleaned up and with the appropriate parts , dynamite cruiser-type, commuter or mild off road steed.
06-24-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,896
Posted By 2old

Didn't read all five pages, but for me interval...

Didn't read all five pages, but for me interval training was the ticket to as fast as I ever thought possible. There are a million programs; just find the one that seems to fit. I had a cycling...
06-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By 2old

Maybe heavy rain (JK)? How do you secure the bike...

Maybe heavy rain (JK)? How do you secure the bike in the city?
06-24-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

BTW, MTB's can offer more upright seating and you...

BTW, MTB's can offer more upright seating and you can custom fit the stem and bars (with road bikes too), so you should be comfortable (after the ass-breaking-in period). BBSHD is a great choice...
06-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By 2old

e-bikeling rear motor; good choice. You should be...

e-bikeling rear motor; good choice. You should be able to find a DD rear hub with that spacing or close enough to space it. I think em3ev may have a MAC (geared, but good system) with 170mm.
06-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By 2old

Fortunately you're in TX which AFAIK allows...

Fortunately you're in TX which AFAIK allows almost anything with pedals to go anywhere (but I could be wrong); in CA it would stick out like the proverbial sore thumb and not allowed in off road...
06-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By 2old

I was responding to your previous comment about...

I was responding to your previous comment about motor wattage. Check Dillenger's websites in the US and AU; same motor is 350w here and 250w there.
06-22-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By 2old

I'm not that big (6'1", 180) but loved a 36V,...

I'm not that big (6'1", 180) but loved a 36V, 350w geared front hub system, but disliked a 48V 1200w. Try to test ride something comparable if you're leaning toward a larger motor.
06-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By 2old

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual...

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual trails. Quick hour or so jaunt with maybe 600' of ascent (but a guess). Used 2.2 wh, so again about 10 wh per mile. Trying a 15 mile loop tomorrow and if...
06-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By 2old

Like most above I wouldn't spend money building...

Like most above I wouldn't spend money building it up since doubt it will fit. I'm exactly your size, 6'1', 34" inseam, 36" sleeve length and the largest frame that fit me was a 61 cm Bianchi.
06-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By 2old

Like anything else, if you trust them, use them;...

Like anything else, if you trust them, use them; if not, don't. I've put 1500 w+ (30 amp controller X 52V battery) in my 1000w motor many times without it even getting warm. Of course with...
06-21-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By 2old

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be...

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be adequate. 260 isn't that big. My Haibike, a Yahama-powered hardtail, seems like it would accommodate you easily.
06-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,796
Posted By 2old

If anybody cares about the $50K fine for shipping...

If anybody cares about the $50K fine for shipping Lithium batteries improperly:
<100 wh can be by air or taken on a plane
<300 wh can be shipped ground
>300 wh need to be shipped through a HAZMAT...
06-21-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By 2old

Good reason to procure Schwalbe Marathon tires;...

Good reason to procure Schwalbe Marathon tires; no flats in five years.
06-20-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,796
Posted By 2old

1) IMO, the problem bike shops have with bikes...

1) IMO, the problem bike shops have with bikes like those produced by Radpower is they didn't make any money on them. Every bike shop owner has complained about DIY too.
2) It's ridiculous to talk...
06-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By 2old

That would have been my choice, but they've been...

That would have been my choice, but they've been sold out for awhile and Luna said they may not manufacture that size again. They had a 52V, 6 ah battery, also discontinued.
06-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By 2old

Be really careful when comparing motors. Some...

Be really careful when comparing motors. Some companies rate the same motor differently. For instance AFAIK, Dillenger has the same motor rated for 250w (EU &AU) and 350w (US). They're not the only...
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