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04-22-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

I know what you mean; I had a fantastic bike...

I know what you mean; I had a fantastic bike stolen from my truck at midnight once while locked in the bed and me basically watching it for all but 30 seconds while in the store. Also had a Christmas...
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By 2old

Guess I'm in the minority since I sold four bikes...

Guess I'm in the minority since I sold four bikes without incident in the last year (of course avoiding the individuals that only want to correspond through text) and purchased one. My gripe is all...
04-21-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By 2old

I built a GT Zaskar bike with BBS02 and 300wh...

I built a GT Zaskar bike with BBS02 and 300wh battery that weighed less than 35 pounds (doubling the battery would have added only about three pounds), so should be able to do the same with a cargo...
04-21-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By 2old

CP, for the road riding that bike seems suited...

CP, for the road riding that bike seems suited for, the hub system is as good, maybe superior to a mid-drive. Please update as you enjoy it.
04-21-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

[QUOTE=tomaswilson;22024901]works like a...

[QUOTE=tomaswilson;22024901]works like a charm[/QU
IMO, this falls under the heading of nonsense.
04-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By 2old

Thanks for the info. I had an Alsop (Softride)...

Thanks for the info. I had an Alsop (Softride) years ago and loved it, but someone offered me too much money and I sold it. Been rigid, or more recently front suspension since, but may try the...
04-18-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By 2old

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/img_2930_1_1__41a5620b58343aa83f3b0d56458bd4a98e16d0b1.jpg
This is the Dillenger kit which was transferred to a $200 3-speed cruiser...
04-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

I doubt the individuals that steal copper (or...

I doubt the individuals that steal copper (or batteries) are interested in more gainful employment.
04-18-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By 2old

My bike is closer to 50 pounds especially since...

My bike is closer to 50 pounds especially since the battery is removed each time the bike is ridden. I just use the seatpost. If there's not enough available, temporarily extend it.
04-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By 2old

Not recent, but their 350w kit seems very similar...

Not recent, but their 350w kit seems very similar to one procured about six years ago and still in use. It was a very nicely integrated system and reasonably priced. However, IMO, try to discover how...
04-18-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

Good point especially since electrical structures...

Good point especially since electrical structures are vandalized for the copper. This might be more lucrative.
04-17-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By 2old

Check electricbikereview to see if they've...

Check electricbikereview to see if they've evaluated that bike, but I would be very wary of a the battery in a two year old bike.
04-17-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By 2old

Didn't need to file anything for my rear hub...

Didn't need to file anything for my rear hub system and not interested in regen. My reticence with a big front conversion is that any problem could be catastrophic. Also, Grin way overcharges for...
04-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By 2old

Don't know whether you read endless sphere, but...

Don't know whether you read endless sphere, but there were reports of multiple failures with this system AIR. There were enough problems that I lost interest in trying one. At times I'm too far from...
04-16-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By 2old

Go to work for a bike tour company. Probably set...

Go to work for a bike tour company. Probably set your own schedule and lead tours or drive the truck that carries their gear around. As said above, start your own.
04-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By 2old

If you don't charge above 80% and don't let get...

If you don't charge above 80% and don't let get below 20%, you'll probably get at least five good years (AIR, Tesla guarantees for eight with their system which has this characteristic built in). I...
04-16-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By 2old

Probably not the best, but what I have around,...

Probably not the best, but what I have around, WD-40 works well enough for me.
04-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By 2old

FME, you can achieve 35 or so mph with a 52V,...

FME, you can achieve 35 or so mph with a 52V, 1000w rear hub system (front might work too, but I don't like the safety aspects). The hub motors are inexpensive and durable since they're direct drive...
04-15-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By 2old

Not to argue, but speaking as one who rode a...

Not to argue, but speaking as one who rode a single speed mountain bike off road in nasty terrain for 20 years before age took it's toll and I resorted to gears, the SS e-bike would make sense (to...
04-14-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By 2old

Definitely not a SS for hills. Probably you would...

Definitely not a SS for hills. Probably you would receive more assistance at pedelecs.co.uk since many here may not know what's available for you. If it's hilly, a mid-drive would be the best...
04-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By 2old

I broke a faceplate on one, and discovered that...

I broke a faceplate on one, and discovered that it wasn't unusual. At the time I thought they were the standard of the industry, but discovered otherwise. However, nothing like that.
04-14-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,441
Posted By 2old

Thanks; we have 1&1/4" carriers on both our...

Thanks; we have 1&1/4" carriers on both our vehicles, so guess it'll need to wait for the next iteration.
04-14-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By 2old

It's possible to adjust the cockpit of a bike...

It's possible to adjust the cockpit of a bike with a different stem, bars and/or seatpost if it's necessary. Alternately, go to a bike shop and find a similarly sized pedal bike and try it out (or...
04-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By 2old

The Trek isn't a great choice IMO because it has...

The Trek isn't a great choice IMO because it has an aluminum rear triangle and you would need two well-reinforced torque arms. For 40 mph, go to endless sphere; we're <35 mph advocates mostly here....
04-13-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,441
Posted By 2old

How do you transport? I'd consider two for my...

How do you transport? I'd consider two for my wife and me, but have read they weigh 90 or so pounds; never going on a bike rack; we would need a new vehicle with some sort of motorcycle carrier.
04-11-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By 2old

+1^^^^^^^ The BMS didn't protect the battery...

+1^^^^^^^ The BMS didn't protect the battery which must have been poorly constructed. Which bike was this to caution others?
04-08-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By 2old

You didn't say how much you would pay, but it's...

You didn't say how much you would pay, but it's important since I think you'll need to have it custom fabricated. I've never seen a 26" rigid fork with anything near that "length".
04-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By 2old

Remember, Aristotle said he could lift the world...

Remember, Aristotle said he could lift the world if he could make a lever long enough. Not quite true, but something to think about when removing a difficult gear. Sometimes, sharp raps with a hammer...
04-06-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By 2old

My son had a neat bike U-bolt locked to a steel...

My son had a neat bike U-bolt locked to a steel plate embedded in the wall of a locked garage with a locked gate around the garage. Thieves got in and sawed the steel plate; guess they would remove...
04-06-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,469
Posted By 2old

All e-bikes are prohibited from every dirt off...

All e-bikes are prohibited from every dirt off road trail in Orange County, CA, except fire roads and OHV areas which are open to all vehicles, As you know, it's very difficult to look at e-bikes and...
04-06-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By 2old

Calsun, take a look at the Altor lock referenced...

Calsun, take a look at the Altor lock referenced above. Not very viable since it weighs 14 or so pounds, but it took a young strong-looking guy two angle grinders, six or so blades, six or so battery...
04-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By 2old

There's a place in Las Vegas (never used them;...

There's a place in Las Vegas (never used them; just my daughter lives there and I saw it once) that repairs batteries (probably many others too). In your friend's case that may mean replacing the...
04-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

I think it's a matter of expectations. They're...

I think it's a matter of expectations. They're very inexpensive, but have serviceable (IMO) components. Individuals need to realize they may need service someday. However you might as well take them...
04-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By 2old

Try bicycle mechanics here or look for something...

Try bicycle mechanics here or look for something at MTBR.

In socal, where I reside, all of the local shops that I'm aware of (and I know a ton) sell e-bikes. Have never had a problem with service...
04-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By 2old

Years ago before "links" or Shimano pins, chains...

Years ago before "links" or Shimano pins, chains were separated by pushing the pin on one link almost all the way out, pulling apart then reassembled in reverse fashion. Probably Sheldon Brown has...
04-06-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By 2old

Hard (for me) to understand your question, but if...

Hard (for me) to understand your question, but if you're trying to separate the individual cogs of a freewheel, there are various methods. I did it several years ago; AIR the individual cogs were...
04-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,469
Posted By 2old

The Officers that ticketed did so because the...

The Officers that ticketed did so because the e-bikes were in an area where prohibited. This includes all bike trails in socal and some bike paths. I don't know anyone who was ticketed, but have it...
04-05-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

The nice thing about DIY and bikes that aren't...

The nice thing about DIY and bikes that aren't fully integrated OEM with proprietary everything is they are more modular so it's possible to identify and repair problems. The bike shops are allowed...
04-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,469
Posted By 2old

They stop and ticket individuals at times in...

They stop and ticket individuals at times in socal, but not if you know where to ride.
04-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By 2old

I'm out of my element now, and wouldn't recommend...

I'm out of my element now, and wouldn't recommend that. If DW can't help, you might try endless sphere. There are individuals there who do all sorts of conversions.
04-05-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,469
Posted By 2old

Might not change things since stickers are a dime...

Might not change things since stickers are a dime a dozen, It'll be interesting if/when the regulators decide to govern DIY. Policing will be another quandary.
04-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 405,361
Posted By 2old

I scour Craigslist occasionally, but anything...

I scour Craigslist occasionally, but anything similar is scarfed up immediately or priced out of sight. Probably just as well since my n=n+1 has gone far enough even though I sold four bikes in the...
04-04-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

Do you remember Ancheer (on Amazon). The first 10...

Do you remember Ancheer (on Amazon). The first 10 bikes listed, all $500 - $1,000, were rated 4+ (of 5) average in customer satisfaction the last time I looked. Maybe you don't remember the bike with...
04-04-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

Funny that everyone with an inexpensive e-bike or...

Funny that everyone with an inexpensive e-bike or DIY kit that I can remember has extolled the experience on this forum, just as I have.
04-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By 2old

Maybe you could purchase one in which the LCD...

Maybe you could purchase one in which the LCD area is identified. Then, when you set everything up, you could connect the LCD. Shouldn't be dangerous if you get it wrong (IDT, but I'm a Chemist so...
04-04-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By 2old

Aren't there relatively inexpensive,...

Aren't there relatively inexpensive, self-learning controllers that can be connected, power administered, then the "learning" wire cut and the system is operational I've never needed to explore since...
04-04-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

late, nice list and glad they're not available...

late, nice list and glad they're not available here or I might be tempted to purchase something not needed. Also like the Ecotric above, but will try to use my little semblance of power to resist.
04-03-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By 2old

If you haven't already, look at pedelecs.co.uk....

If you haven't already, look at pedelecs.co.uk. Also, some decent reviews at electricbike.com, just realize they are paid for them, so you need to read between the lines. There are some good...
04-03-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By 2old

Notice the fork is constructed with three...

Notice the fork is constructed with three different AC lengths; the shortest 435mm is about an inch longer than many rigid 410 mm 26" forks.
04-02-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By 2old

Search the posts here. The Hilltopper has a...

Search the posts here. The Hilltopper has a thread or two, and was generally well received and adequate for the intended purpose. Neither will help much on hills and you'll need to be maintain a...
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