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06-01-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Leisesturm

Your wording makes me think that you believe that...

Your wording makes me think that you believe that a front motor kit is free of the need to fabricate torque arms. This is incorrect! Even a steel fork needs torque arms. Two of them. You don't have...
06-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,684
Posted By klevin

This may be legally true in some areas, but not...

This may be legally true in some areas, but not others. And to complicate matters further, in some states, like mine, the legal definitions conflict.

To put it another way, these things are...
05-27-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Rick

The chain/belt line on a Yuba Mundo should be...

The chain/belt line on a Yuba Mundo should be even easier with a Rohloff hub, a BBSHD and a Veer belt. I might need a machine shop also but am willing to try. VEER makes belts that screw together and...
05-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Pop N Wood

Really don't understand why you think a BBSHD is...

Really don't understand why you think a BBSHD is maintenance issue. The things are pretty bullet proof.

A Yuba Mundo has extra long chainstays. Chain line should be less of an issue with that.
05-20-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jan Feetz

That sign is at the entrance of the Santa Ana...

That sign is at the entrance of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) and PCH. Orange County California.

Similar sign the Ocean Front path in Huntington Beach, one of a few....
05-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Riveting

In Colorado, Class 1 and Class 2 are allowed on...

In Colorado, Class 1 and Class 2 are allowed on bike paths, Class 3 are not. I agree with this. IMHO, nobody on a trail/path needs power assist above 20 mph.
05-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By 2old

Exclamation Maybe most of socal, but none of the OC.

Maybe most of socal, but none of the OC.
05-19-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Doc_Wui

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois....

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois. The Chicago Forest preserve used to ban all ebikes that could exceed 16 mph but now allow class 1 and class 2, opting to post a 15 mph limit on all...
05-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By 2old

OC, which is under the jurisdiction of CA's...

OC, which is under the jurisdiction of CA's "Class" system, has prohibited e-bikes in all city, county and state parks in addition to some bike paths. However, policing is minimal and very "spotty",...
05-18-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By OmegaMan17

What website is Veganbikes referring to for the...

What website is Veganbikes referring to for the reviews?
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like mine, does what they say it will,...

I really like mine, does what they say it will, simple operation and for a bike with no suspension the tires give a pretty good ride. The single speed doesn't bother me at all, with the assist, it...
05-11-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By senatorsca

I would definitely consider a DIY bike, then you...

I would definitely consider a DIY bike, then you get the best of all worlds (quality frame, components and more performance from the electrical system). You could probably find a nice used mid-range...
05-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By YankeeRider

Aventon Pace 500

As others have mentioned, the single-speed gearing on the Radmission may be limiting, unless you're in pretty decent shape and riding on level roads. Of course, it's hard to beat the Radmission's...
04-29-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

If you can find a bike shop that carries Trek,...

If you can find a bike shop that carries Trek, and has one available in your size, buy it before someone else does. Otherwise, you will have to suffice with what ever is available, and it won't be...
04-29-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

I see. Well, maybe the price didn't change. But...

I see. Well, maybe the price didn't change. But $2,499.00 is still well beyond my budget. I'll give them a second look when my finances are in better shape though. Thanks!
04-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics...

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics worker flawlessly. I used it to get me back in shape for a few months and my friend still has it. The Mission looks like a nice bike, the mid step...
04-29-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

The Medeo T9 is the one that shot up by $500.00,...

The Medeo T9 is the one that shot up by $500.00, putting it beyond my price range. The shop would not budge on the price, either. They are selling e-bikes every day at the increased prices, and...
04-29-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

And this is why I plan on purchasing a Trek when...

And this is why I plan on purchasing a Trek when they become available. We're looking a year into the future, though, at least. I would say, if anybody can find a Verve+ 2 in the right size, and...
04-29-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

That's a good observation. The hub motors are a...

That's a good observation. The hub motors are a more affordable option, and my experience is that they are best suited for shorter trips. At this point, funds are limited. With the knowledge I'm...
04-27-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

Yes, I saw and tested the Gazelle T9 Medeo. A...

Yes, I saw and tested the Gazelle T9 Medeo. A couple years ago, it was listed at $1,999.00. And it just recently had the $500.00 jump in price and is now at $2,499.00. Another one I looked at, is...
04-27-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

If it's any consolation, there are other good...

If it's any consolation, there are other good reasons to get into cycling which include, but are not limited to, exercise, being out in the fresh air and interacting with others more easily. Be aware...
04-27-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By MrCoffee

I'm also looking at an Aventon Pacer 500, which...

I'm also looking at an Aventon Pacer 500, which has a rear drum motor. I know it won't handle like these mid-drives, but I don't think I'm looking at this for fun or pleasure. It would mostly be...
04-27-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

If you're using the bike for commuting and don't...

If you're using the bike for commuting and don't have steep hills on the route, a hub system that is much more cost-efficient is an excellent alternative. There are many individuals here who have...
04-20-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By speedy25

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses,...

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses, displays and controllers, then by all means get a rad!

Just my experience making repairs when they quit.

-SP
04-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't...

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't handle the complication of shifting gears should walk. Look at the carnage on America's roads and tell me that automatic transmissions were a good idea....
04-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Leisesturm

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between...

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between mid-step or high step come down to functionality. Women that wear dresses or skirts find mid-step (or stagger, or mixte) designs easier to use than high...
04-14-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the...

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the Rad Mission after scavenging all the useful pieces. Why? It's only one speed. They are catering to uneducated customers or clueless hipsters.
03-17-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

Have you tried a narrow-wide chainring or is it a...

Have you tried a narrow-wide chainring or is it a "special" bolt pattern. I would have Trek fix this permanently or inform the Consumer Products Safety Group about this since it's a real safety...
03-17-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By ARider2

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line...

I suspected a problem with my Bosch Active Line Plus equipped e-bike where the chain came off when others were riding it. Try as I may and after many miles I was unable to get the chain to come off....
03-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

The bikes can be evaluated (and are) by...

The bikes can be evaluated (and are) by periodicals like every other vehicle. My point about electricbikereview (which I've recommended that individuals read at times) is to be aware that the...
03-13-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

I'm not conversant about the particular bikes in...

I'm not conversant about the particular bikes in question, but have owned Trek (pedal) bikes and found them to be marvelously designed and executed with superb customer service (even received...
03-11-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

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Guess your shop doesn't sell Trek!
03-11-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By macadam

I thank each person who took the time and care to...

I thank each person who took the time and care to respond to my post about the Trek Verve+2.

I am a returning member who is just getting back into this. While I wasn't looking immediately into...
03-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By late

My wife has one, it's a couple model years old...

My wife has one, it's a couple model years old now.

It's a well thought out ebike, she loves it.

Hers came with 45c tires with small knobs at the edge. They rubbed against the fenders. To my...
03-10-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By 2old

Electricbikereview has an evaluation of the 2021...

Electricbikereview has an evaluation of the 2021 +3, but be careful since he (they) charge a fee to "review". Also, the forum has a TreK section in the Brand's threads.
03-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By macadam

Has Anyone Tried the Trek Verve+2 Ebike?

I am looking for some insight into the pros and cons of the Trek Verve +2 Ebikes=, the 2021 edition. My understanding is that they are in short supply. So I don't want to jump hastily or wait until...
11-05-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By ARider2

I would try the smallest size possible because...

I would try the smallest size possible because generally a narrower tire with a smaller contact patch does better in the snow. Also snow may stick to the tire and it may rub on the fender meaning...
11-03-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,432
Posted By andychrist

My Stratus was built up by a previous owner, it...

My Stratus was built up by a previous owner, it did not come factory standard. Bottom bracket is indeed press fit, takes an FSA Vero crankset 52-39-30. Bafang does not offer any compatible PAS...
11-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,432
Posted By andychrist

Am in the midst of installing dual hub drives in...

Am in the midst of installing dual hub drives in my RANS Stratus XP XXL recumbent cargo bike.

Here’s the “Before” shot:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50479310858_375ca3f4ff_c.jpg

Admit...
11-01-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,993
Posted By alloo

I do, but I generally use less pedal assist and...

I do, but I generally use less pedal assist and slow down in snow. So level 2, I ride a hub drive ebike, last year I rode a mid drive ebike. Ice is worse than snow. In the Netherlands, the...
10-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,993
Posted By gsa103

During riding the battery should keep itself...

During riding the battery should keep itself warm. Maybe a little bit of wind blocking around it is all you need. With that amount of drag, it'll have no trouble generating enough heat to stay...
10-28-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,993
Posted By robbie_d

How to insulate a winter ebike battery to extend the charge?

I have a DYAD Banana Boss Ebike.
To see the bike go to triple w dyadcycles dot com and look for the Banana Boss.

I am wondering how i can insulate the battery-area to prolong the charge in cold...
10-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,771
Posted By kayakindude

Really glad you are enjoying it. I'm looking...

Really glad you are enjoying it. I'm looking forward to installing the kits and great advice to review the full guide. Anything in particular to watch out for?

It just took me 6 hours to install a...
10-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,771
Posted By Wavshrdr

I just got my Swytch kit for a Brompton....

I just got my Swytch kit for a Brompton. Actually, I had ordered 2 kits. It came last yesterday and I ended up getting it assembled and charged by 2 AM. I can say it was worth the wait. While not as...
10-22-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By frizzen

Watch this: ...

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SKeQ6B2UTk Belts Are The BEST Bicycle Drivetrain Available (Epic Testing!)
The only downside is the price.
10-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,771
Posted By kayakindude

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a...

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a reply to my less than happy why haven't I heard anything email, I received the following-
...
10-16-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 738,503
Posted By xseal

First drop bar bike in 33 years

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/29a0012c_f67a_47f3_b8c3_8eac3f230a37_b5653d7290a84f60e01ac4e1bbc9169440f301f8.jpeg
Moots Routt RSL, GRX 2x Di2.
10-11-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,097
Posted By hodala

The advantage are 1, safety cornering...

The advantage are
1, safety cornering especially in gravel road
2, safety long distance down slope with dual caliper brake in front
3, less bumps cross country with full floating suspension
These...
09-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,097
Posted By hodala

MTB modified ...

MTB modified
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/thumbnail_img_20200912_093721_a5a1b1a4a93675d854207ea4e12d1d8e084bf6dc.jpg...
09-29-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 738,503
Posted By noglider

I just finished rebuilding this 1971 Raleigh...

I just finished rebuilding this 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The headset and brake calipers are original. Everything else is not. It has a Claris 2x8 drivetrain and a hub-dynamo-powered headlight.

I...
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