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07-20-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By 2old

Bosch has a Sclumph (sp?) drive that "magnifies"...

Bosch has a Sclumph (sp?) drive that "magnifies" the front chainring by a factor of 2.5; ergo if it has 14 teeth, it's like a "normal" 35 tooth ring.
07-19-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 853,586
Posted By 2old

Latest, a three-speed IGH cruiser with rear...

Latest, a three-speed IGH cruiser with rear coaster brake and 48V, 1200w ebikeling DD front hub motor. Rides great with the motor off and 33 mph or so top speed. Tried to manufacture with as little...
07-18-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By 2old

Anybody sensing deja vu?

Anybody sensing deja vu?
07-17-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By 2old

+1 with alloo; Trek commuter or Electra (same...

+1 with alloo; Trek commuter or Electra (same company) are within your price range and excellent in quality and customer service FME.
07-16-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By 2old

Look for a commuter style which IMO is better for...

Look for a commuter style which IMO is better for a bad back. Trek has some nice models in your price range.
07-16-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By 2old

Park, Ritchey... Get a good one; I've had a...

Park, Ritchey... Get a good one; I've had a couple fail on me during use even though they seemed like good tools.
07-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By 2old

An inexpensive new tire is better than a faulty...

An inexpensive new tire is better than a faulty good one (although I wouldn't purchase a poor new tire.
07-16-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By 2old

Disclaimer: I reside in socal and have no need...

Disclaimer: I reside in socal and have no need for a fat bike unless "styling". This is a good value as with most BD bikes especially with Shimano hydraulic brakes. Probably good, but not great on...
07-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By 2old

Also try endless sphere where there are some...

Also try endless sphere where there are some really good techs.
07-14-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By 2old

Most "experts" suggest a mid-drive for hilly...

Most "experts" suggest a mid-drive for hilly terrain. I've had excellent performance for four years from a BBS02-equipped hardtail, and have avoided the TSD because even the proponents say it...
07-12-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By 2old

Look at Amazon; I purchased a 1" threaded fork...

Look at Amazon; I purchased a 1" threaded fork with cantilever mounts for my daughter's bike - $35. Just mahe sure you order the correct length.
07-11-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By 2old

Excellent analysis by RC. The Luna BBSHD will...

Excellent analysis by RC. The Luna BBSHD will blow away the BD bike; probably it'll go 30 mph easily vs 20 mph for the constricted BD bike. However the BD bike (IMO) will be far superior off road,...
07-11-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By 2old

You have 10 posts. A lot depends on where...

You have 10 posts.

A lot depends on where you reside. In the "OC", roads are good, so IMO no reason for fat tires (unless you're styling). There may be places with poor road conditions where the...
07-11-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By 2old

There are (were) a couple of individuals with...

There are (were) a couple of individuals with Juice bikes here and they had positive reviews. Since then Juice's prices have increased, but are still competitive. I've tested a couple of models and...
07-09-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By 2old

Also read the information on ebikesca about the...

Also read the information on ebikesca about the differences.
07-09-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By 2old

For batteries that are used sporadically I just...

For batteries that are used sporadically I just check the voltage occasionally, then charge as necessary.
07-09-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By 2old

I have both $200 ebay (YESCOM) and ebikeling...

I have both $200 ebay (YESCOM) and ebikeling kits; the YESCOM kit has performed exceedingly well for four years, and the ebikeling kit seems similar after a few weeks of use. The big difference is...
07-09-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,474
Posted By 2old

Two positive considerations for a friction drive...

Two positive considerations for a friction drive AFAICT: light weight and stealth (maybe almost imperceptible with a seat bag battery). Kepler on ES has gone so far as to adapt one for a full...
07-08-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By 2old

I reside in socal so this is theoretical, but I...

I reside in socal so this is theoretical, but I think that as long as the battery SOC is 20% - 80% at the proper temperature (50 - 80 degrees F or so), it should deteriorate minimally. ebikesca seems...
07-06-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By 2old

If we can derive this much glee from mildly...

If we can derive this much glee from mildly exposing an old thread, how about some real power excavation?
07-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By 2old

Post 10X; remark on bikes etc, then you can post...

Post 10X; remark on bikes etc, then you can post photos.
07-04-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,262
Posted By 2old

Ear, feel, and most important (for me) straight...

Ear, feel, and most important (for me) straight wheel.
07-03-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By 2old

Sorry, my comment was misleading. Just a...

Sorry, my comment was misleading. Just a statement that policing seems non-existent in the US, but probably should have confined the statement to my area. Except for a couple of relatively congested...
07-03-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

Should be excellent. I'm not an expert, but seems...

Should be excellent. I'm not an expert, but seems like the 36 degrees relates to angular contact of the bearings and is fine.
07-03-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 2old

Hope the "Hoe Down" didn't apply to the model...

Hope the "Hoe Down" didn't apply to the model exiting the water, but I wouldn't have minded "Maximizing the Risk" with her.
07-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

You may mean Chris King and you're correct great...

You may mean Chris King and you're correct great reputation (and relatively expensive). Headsets have a simple duty ,IMO, so even inexpensive ones (from Cane Creek, FSA, lots of others) work well,...
07-03-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,474
Posted By 2old

Hope you get some help here, but I haven't seen...

Hope you get some help here, but I haven't seen friction-drive discussed except commercial systems. Check "Kepler" on endless sphere; he's the expert on DIY systems.
07-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By 2old

One front doesn't seem feasible, but I haven't...

One front doesn't seem feasible, but I haven't done it. However, it's possible to control two motors with one controller (use a splitter which I haven't done either, but Easy Motion and Oyama have...
07-03-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By 2old

My comment was this: CA (and about 15 other...

My comment was this: CA (and about 15 other states) have a Class 1, 2 &3 system. Class 1 is 20 mph max assist and PAS, Class 2 is 20 mph max assist and throttle is OK. Both are allowed on bike paths...
07-02-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By 2old

You can't go wrong with Trek FME; great bikes,...

You can't go wrong with Trek FME; great bikes, superb CS. Ride them both against each other; think you'll prefer the DS, but for the same price keep the "newer" bike.
07-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,430
Posted By 2old

Looks like a solution for a problem that nobody...

Looks like a solution for a problem that nobody has, and BB5 brakes**********
07-02-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By 2old

I tighten the DS, then NDS. Seems pretty simple...

I tighten the DS, then NDS. Seems pretty simple to me and never had a problem.
07-01-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By 2old

Some 36V systems use controllers rated for higher...

Some 36V systems use controllers rated for higher voltage. For many, the next step up is 63V, and you can use a 52V battery (14s charges to 4.2V per cell or 58.8V) and increase your speed (but that...
07-01-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By 2old

I had a carbon steerer tube cut by a good shop,...

I had a carbon steerer tube cut by a good shop, then when I disassembled the bike several years (but not too many rides) later, there were filaments separating from the steerer tube. I would put...
07-01-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By 2old

Class 3 is PAS only where the system prevails,...

Class 3 is PAS only where the system prevails, but not really relevant in the US yet AFAICT (definitely not in the "OC").
07-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By 2old

Great find. Try Fairwheel bikes; Turbolito tube...

Great find. Try Fairwheel bikes; Turbolito tube in 27.5 X 1.8 should fit. About 60 grams, but be sitting down when you check the cost. They're the best place I know of for WW's.
07-01-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2old

I'm OCD about symmetry and line the handlebars up...

I'm OCD about symmetry and line the handlebars up perpendicularly with some feature on the fork (like the brake bosses if the bike has "V" brakes) looking "over the bars" from above them. Able to get...
07-01-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By 2old

Not to argue, but I have similar (faster)...

Not to argue, but I have similar (faster) "e-bikes"; sometimes I ride them without the motor for extra exercise or to extend their range. Really don't care what they're called.
06-30-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By 2old

I've used 1.25" "slicks" on "2.1" mountain rims...

I've used 1.25" "slicks" on "2.1" mountain rims effectively (Specialized Nimbus). AIR, the tire spread out a little on the rim,but could be pumped to 80 (or so, maybe 100) psi.
06-30-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By 2old

Pretty creative project. Electric-powered, and at...

Pretty creative project. Electric-powered, and at that level, a moped in CA. If if was PAS instead of throttle, it might be classified as a Class 3 e-bike.
06-30-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By 2old

Many "experts" say that you should consider the...

Many "experts" say that you should consider the battery, usually the most expensive component of an e-bike, toast since it's very difficult to assess it's condition without testing. For me, my $800...
06-29-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By 2old

+1 with above; and Rivendell has old style, high...

+1 with above; and Rivendell has old style, high quality bottom brackets with various widths.
06-28-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By 2old

RW: theoretically motors are rated by the wattage...

RW: theoretically motors are rated by the wattage they can produce consistently. However, as you've seen, probably it's more marketing than science. In some instances it appears as though...
06-27-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By 2old

IMO, the tools, basic allen wrenches,...

IMO, the tools, basic allen wrenches, screwdrivers and maybe wrenches are neither esoteric nor expensive, so the only "bike-specific" items you need are for crank & bottom bracket removal (Park,...
06-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By 2old

Look for a crack where the chainstays are...

Look for a crack where the chainstays are connected to the bottom bracket on the drive side. It could be difficult to recognize.
06-20-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 2old

Go the old school route with a Joe Breeze Hite...

Go the old school route with a Joe Breeze Hite Rite. They're still around since I procured one recently.
06-20-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By 2old

Which parts? The "bike" parts should be easy to...

Which parts? The "bike" parts should be easy to access; propulsion system - probably all the components are manufactured by another supplier; you need to locate the company or equivalent parts. If...
06-19-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,170
Posted By 2old

Electra, owned by Trek, makes dynamite cruisers...

Electra, owned by Trek, makes dynamite cruisers IMO; should be a great platform for a conversion. If you want to spend less, search craigslist (or comparable) for a
late 80's - mid 90's steel MTB.
06-18-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By 2old

Not to argue, but are you sure it's the motor and...

Not to argue, but are you sure it's the motor and not the battery which is a more likely culprit?
06-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By 2old

Most of the paths that I frequent are very...

Most of the paths that I frequent are very sparsely populated and I slow down in the rare instances encountering others. I've never heard of anyone receiving a speeding ticket in socal although,...
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