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09-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
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,
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09-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,185
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: 582
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: 884
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: 3,200
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: 1,006
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: 440
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: 1,575
Posted By Doc_Wui

Something like this one?...

Something like this one?...
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
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: 6,386
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: 6,860
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: 552
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: 820
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: 2,376
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: 1,581
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: 785
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: 2,589
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: 1,283
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: 13,286
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: 1,111
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: 930
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: 1,301
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: 1,407
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: 13,580
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: 5,973
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.
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05-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,294
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....
05-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,367
Posted By Doc_Wui

Justin Le, who own Grin Ebikes, has numbers that...

Justin Le, who own Grin Ebikes, has numbers that show regen gets you 10% more battery in hill country, He is pretty credible. Last year, he competed in a solar bike race where they started in France,...
04-14-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,756
Posted By Doc_Wui

Downsized from a Jeep Grand Cherokee with its...

Downsized from a Jeep Grand Cherokee with its Class II to a VW Wagon with a Class I. Next car will have a Class II again. Maybe a Forester.

I was driving last year on I-88 to downtown Chicago for...
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