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09-17-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By cat0020

It's always hit or miss, constructions, traffic,...

It's always hit or miss, constructions, traffic, road closures, garbage trucks, school busses, etc..
Usually takes me about 30-40 mins. from Ave U & Nostrand to East Williamsburg on my cargo...
09-15-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By cat0020

Downtown Bklyn is a *****show most of the time. ...

Downtown Bklyn is a *****show most of the time.
I also stick with the side streets through downtown, even against traffic flow in one-way streets sometimes; that seems to be the safest rather than...
09-15-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By cat0020

They tend to get busy with other pedestrian...

They tend to get busy with other pedestrian traffic, runners, baby strollers, etc... even with designated bike pane/path.
I use the side streets more because there is less (motor & pedestrian)...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By cat0020

Hase Kettwiesel is a really nice recumbent trike....

Hase Kettwiesel is a really nice recumbent trike. If speed or traffic is not a concern, Kettwiesel can work well.
I have ridden one for about 60 miles, connected to another Kettwiesel that my wife...
09-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By cat0020

From Sheepshead Bay, I usually take the side...

From Sheepshead Bay,
I usually take the side streets (22 st) parallel to Ocean Ave. up to Ave H or so.
Ocean Ave. to Prospect Park, ride through the park,
Take Lincoln Pl. on the left side...
09-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,485
Posted By cat0020

I've put about 1900 miles (3000km) within the...

I've put about 1900 miles (3000km) within the last 8 months, had one flat tire, disc brake pads are making some noise, very little maintenance needed.
I only leave one battery on this e-bike at a...
09-09-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By cat0020

Thumbs up Upcoming battery standard

Though not e-bike specific, but I can see e-bike manufacturers coming together for a standardized, swappable battery pack among e-bikes.
...
09-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By cat0020

Mileage on this e-bike?

Mileage on this e-bike?
09-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By cat0020

The range rating also drops significantly to just...

The range rating also drops significantly to just 75 km (47 miles) when traveling at 60 km/h (37 mph).

I wonder how much it weighs.. and what is the optimal speed for 186 mile range to be...
09-06-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By cat0020

It's a dual ve system, not just the front hub...

It's a dual ve system, not just the front hub motor.
I'd imagine it all depends on how steep the hill is.
09-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By cat0020

Wait a few years: https://youtu.be/lQ3Cd8dri-Y

Wait a few years: https://youtu.be/lQ3Cd8dri-Y
09-05-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By cat0020

Regardless of warranty, it would be interesting...

Regardless of warranty, it would be interesting to know where the seatpost insertion ended so you can prevent such frame failure in the future.
Forum: Foo
09-03-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8,113
Views: 1,610,181
Posted By cat0020

Now you've done it.. I've been holding back for...

Now you've done it.. I've been holding back for years to post any motorcycle stuff in a car thread, but this opens the Pandora's box.
09-02-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By cat0020

What is the measurement of seatpost insertion is...

What is the measurement of seatpost insertion is below the seat clamp?

How much seatpost is below the crack?
09-01-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By cat0020

20" hub motor conversion kits: ...

20" hub motor conversion kits: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=electric+bike+conversion+kit+20&_sacat=7294&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15

700c hub motor conversion kits: ...
09-01-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By cat0020

Maybe wait a few more years? German company...

Maybe wait a few more years?
German company Schaeffler has just revealed an entirely new drive system for electric bicycles that eschews traditional bike chains and belts for an entirely...
09-01-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By cat0020

Depending on your usage of your e-bike. ...

Depending on your usage of your e-bike.

Clipless pedals are great if you're focus on performance riding, get the most out of your legs and control the bike with your feet.
Not so great if you...
09-01-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By cat0020

Part of the reason manufacturers ask users to...

Part of the reason manufacturers ask users to inspect their frame regularly is to detect these stress fractures before catastrophic failure.
I would not ride that bike any more.

If you already...
08-31-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By cat0020

To me, numbers really don't matter as much as...

To me, numbers really don't matter as much as simplicity & reliability.
I ride my e-bikes for commute with subway, ferry/bus transfers or transporting bulk & heavy food items.
For commuting...
08-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By cat0020

Seen in NYC since spring 2021: ...

Seen in NYC since spring 2021:
https://i.imgur.com/lgPTlDn.jpg
08-20-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By cat0020

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've...

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've seen frequently since spring:
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/nyc-electric-bike-4-1575905066.png
...
08-20-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By cat0020

Need one of these? ...

Need one of these?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255098392922

I think I have one in my garage.
08-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,485
Posted By cat0020

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've...

Here's the Amazon e-cargo bike delivery that I've seen frequently since spring:
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/nyc-electric-bike-4-1575905066.png
The trailer that gets...
08-19-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By cat0020

I was told growing up: don't knock it until...

I was told growing up: don't knock it until you've tried it.
All of us can be a critic of new things, new ideas; but it is how we experience the new after trying that make valid opinions.
Different...
08-18-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By cat0020

Is that a GIVI case?

Is that a GIVI case?
08-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By cat0020

Preference for "handling", varies from rider to...

Preference for "handling", varies from rider to rider, but need for torque to go uphill is universal.
I'm familiar with (adapted) the "handling" of a 20" wheel bike in the city, such as NYC, Phila....
08-17-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By cat0020

What I learned between e-bikes with 20" wheels vs...

What I learned between e-bikes with 20" wheels vs larger wheels, with the same motor output, smaller wheel size generally allow more torque to get up the hills.
If I live in area where steep hills...
08-16-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By cat0020

In PA, We used to have week-long period of...

In PA, We used to have week-long period of sub-freezing temp. in JAN or FEB; less frequent in recent years.
I keep my batteries (motorcycle & e-bike) charged between 80 & 25%, stored indoors where...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By cat0020

Steering tied to pedal motion is not for every...

Steering tied to pedal motion is not for every rider.
I prefer my steering separated from pedal action.
If you can get used to that, they are very capable recumbent bikes.
08-14-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,485
Posted By cat0020

This is why I bought my cheap Chinese cargo...

This is why I bought my cheap Chinese cargo e-bike:

https://electrek.co/2021/08/13/electric-cargo-bikes-faster-at-deliveries-than-delivery-vans/

"in urban areas, electric cargo bicycles make...
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By cat0020

Wife & I have been riding a semi-recumbent tandem...

Wife & I have been riding a semi-recumbent tandem since 2010,
Performer Family Tandem,
https://www.performercycles.com/recumbent-bikes/tandem-recumbent-bike/
similar to the HASE PINO design, but...
Forum: Foo
08-12-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,113
Views: 1,610,181
Posted By cat0020

Not my usual car.. but I think it looks real...

Not my usual car.. but I think it looks real nice:

https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/07/1952-studebaker-manta-ray-concept-car.html
...
08-12-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By cat0020

Simple, reliable e-bike like Rad Mission are...

Simple, reliable e-bike like Rad Mission are great for mostly on-pavement, mild off-pavement (hardpack) operation.
They are less expensive, easy to operate and repair when issues occur.
The...
08-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By cat0020

Here's a decent article: ...

Here's a decent article:

https://electrek.co/2021/06/02/the-absolute-best-999-or-less-electric-bikes-weve-tested-for-summer-2021/

With supply chain issues, it might be long wait time to find...
08-11-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By cat0020

Not so easy over the phone or just looking at the...

Not so easy over the phone or just looking at the e-bike while standstill,
but once put onto a repair stand and wheels spinning,
you can easily determine whether the wheel is out of true,...
08-11-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By cat0020

Name & shame the shop that you purchased the...

Name & shame the shop that you purchased the e-bike from and took the bike to get serviced.

Seems to me easy diagnose once put the e-bike on a repair stand and get the wheels spinning, but you do...
08-10-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By cat0020

Likely difficult to find decent mid-drive e-bike...

Likely difficult to find decent mid-drive e-bike with $1800 budget.

Mostly paved roads ride so you don't need fat/knobby tires, "dirt roads" covers a lot of ground; hardpack, sandy, muddy....
08-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By cat0020

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when...

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when there are no parameters given.

What is your budget?

What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

Any physical limitation to bike fit or...
08-09-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By cat0020

Depends on how strong that fork is. Old-school...

Depends on how strong that fork is.
Old-school Raleigh 3-speed may not have strong enough fork (or brakes) to handle the wieght/speed of electric motor:...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By cat0020

Budget?

Budget?
08-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By cat0020

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when...

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when there are no parameters given.

What is your budget?

What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

Any physical limitation to bike fit or...
07-31-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,864
Posted By cat0020

Put approx. 15 miles on the Lectric Step-thru,...

Put approx. 15 miles on the Lectric Step-thru, feels like a good compromise between the rugged, fat tire folding e-bike & narrower tire 20"x 2/125 tire folding e-bikes.
Difference in wheelbase &...
07-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By cat0020

Interested in folding e-bike? ...

Interested in folding e-bike?
https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1234967-folding-electric-bikes-recent-hype.html

I've been commuting on folding bikes & folding e-bikes since 2013. ...
07-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By cat0020

Budget doesn't have to be stretched, but just be...

Budget doesn't have to be stretched, but just be open-minded about e-bike options that you have not known before.
There are plenty of other options than "regular looking" e-bikes. Depending on your...
07-26-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By cat0020

From my Chinese Utility E-bike thread...

From my Chinese Utility E-bike thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/22141154-post45.html):

Article is 8 y-o, but still good info: https://www.electricbike.com/regenerative-brakes/

Video is also...
07-25-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By cat0020

For its designated speed, it rides nice; anything...

For its designated speed, it rides nice; anything faster or larger terrain variance, the small 14" wheels are not really designed for rough stuff.
07-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By cat0020

There are some steep hills in Pitt, it would be...

There are some steep hills in Pitt, it would be better if the bike has multiple speeds; but I'd imagine if you're not sustaining the PAS operation for extended amount of time.. maybe 10-15 min. of...
07-25-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By cat0020

With a budget of $2k limit, it's gonna be...

With a budget of $2k limit, it's gonna be difficult to find new e-bike that suits your criteria.. especially from name brand (Trek, Specialized, etc..) stores.

The Trek 790 might be a good...
07-25-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 79,819
Posted By cat0020

Scenic shot counts as artsy? ...

Scenic shot counts as artsy?
https://i.imgur.com/bLFpMDS.jpg
07-25-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By cat0020

Recently I purchased a shift-drive e-bike with...

Recently I purchased a shift-drive e-bike with regen braking & dynamo regen.
400w motor, 54.6v, 1100wh battery with max 60A.
14" wheels, chain-less, shaft-driventrain, comes with a cellphone cradle...
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