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09-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,054
Posted By MNebiker

After re-reading your rant I have come to the...

After re-reading your rant I have come to the conclusion that you have just attacked my basic character and implied that I am probably stupid and uncaring. I realize the anonymous nature of the...
09-24-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,054
Posted By MNebiker

Typical reaction, and like most generalizations,...

Typical reaction, and like most generalizations, wrong.

Out here in the real world we have mom & dad, 3 kids, a dog, a mortgage, and probably one or two car payments - and perhaps a student loan...
09-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By MNebiker

The crazies have come to MN

In the past few years I have encountered very few other ebikes on the local trails. Once in a while I would see a couple - her on an ebike, him on a road bike - maybe an older couple, both on ebikes...
09-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,054
Posted By MNebiker

The determining factor on "department store"...

The determining factor on "department store" bikes is the store's bike techs.

When I retired I needed something to do to fill time, so I worked for 7 or 8 years as a bike tech for one of the big...
09-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By MNebiker

No - bought it so long ago, probably some generic...

No - bought it so long ago, probably some generic item that I picked up at the local Schwinn dealer back then. But it did the job when I ran an old chain too many miles. New chain, new cassette and...
09-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By MNebiker

I did the "limp home" a couple months ago....

I did the "limp home" a couple months ago. Snapped a chain on a long hill - cut out a a few links and rode home. I have carried a chain tool since the 80s but this is the first time I ever needed it.
09-16-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By MNebiker

2old: Did some more digging into com protocols...

2old: Did some more digging into com protocols and the wiring of the 4 and 5 pin controllers and displays. The EBR forum said they would not interchange, which is obvious after checking the...
09-14-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By MNebiker

2old - Thanks for the input, will check it out! ...

2old - Thanks for the input, will check it out! It will be interesting to see how they made the two different protocols communicate.

Doc - I bought an eBikeling conversion kit back in 2017. At...
09-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By MNebiker

Two years ago the controller unit blew a MOSFET...

Two years ago the controller unit blew a MOSFET about 5 miles from home. It was on a long hill, pulling hard and probably drawing a lot of current. Not as bad as being 20 miles out, but the route...
09-13-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By MNebiker

Looking for a source for parts

I'm looking for an 4 pin 36V LCD display - new or used. All new stock are 5 pin, but my bike is an older 4 pin setup. I have been told there is no way to adapt a 5 pin to the older system. Anyone...
09-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By MNebiker

Her is a link I found on the Luna web site...

Her is a link I found on the Luna web site regarding battery charging that may help:

https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-battery-longevity/
09-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By MNebiker

Also illegal in MN: State codes limit ebikes to...

Also illegal in MN: State codes limit ebikes to 1000W, and not able to exceed 20mph under power. It may be called a bicycle, but it sure stretches that definition -more like a moped or minibike.
09-07-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By MNebiker

This sums up the problem very well. There is...

This sums up the problem very well. There is little finesse to the PAS if the system is based only on crank rotation, not torque. I find it nearly impossible to smoothly "idle along" below 10 - 12...
09-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By MNebiker

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a...

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a 36v 500W kit on my hybrid bike 6 years ago - also at 76. It made it possible for me to keep riding without my knees hurting on the long hills. I...
08-30-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By MNebiker

2old - I owe you an apology! When I went back...

2old - I owe you an apology! When I went back and re-read this thread I discovered that I just duplicated a lot of the good advice you had already posted. Should have paid attention because your...
08-30-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By MNebiker

I also use a Saris Bones 2 rack for my ebike and...

I also use a Saris Bones 2 rack for my ebike and it works great, but it is only rated for 2 bikes at 70lb - you probably have a Bones 3 model: https://www.saris.com/catalog/racks/trunk

I sold a...
08-30-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By MNebiker

That should resolve the problem.

That should resolve the problem.
08-30-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By MNebiker

Glad to hear the OP is on the mend. I sympathize...

Glad to hear the OP is on the mend. I sympathize with him - I broke 2 ribs on a bridge last fall. Not wet - long story for another time . . .

I find that a big hazard is the transition from...
08-26-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By MNebiker

Then come ride our local trails. They wind...

Then come ride our local trails. They wind through a forest preserve, timber, and wetlands - beautiful scenery, wildlife, etc. But by the middle of summer things can get pretty shaggy, often with...
08-25-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By MNebiker

I had never bothered to check the battery voltage...

I had never bothered to check the battery voltage other than to check that the charger and BMS were working properly and bringing it to a full charge. When my old 36v pack would no longer maintain...
08-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By MNebiker

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years...

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years until a low branch wiped it off. It worked, but wasn't great. I kept using it because I figured that all helmet/glasses mirrors were about the same. ...
08-17-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,220
Posted By MNebiker

This is a problem across many industries, not...

This is a problem across many industries, not just bike parts. I follow a couple automotive forums, and there are numerous complaints about parts being on indefinite backorder by several different...
08-17-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By MNebiker

I'm fortunate to live in an outer ring suburb on...

I'm fortunate to live in an outer ring suburb on the NW side of the twin cities, but I have run across a couple of strange dudes on the trail. Not "criminal" types, but your basic wierdo - maybe...
08-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By MNebiker

On my usual route back home I travel a busy...

On my usual route back home I travel a busy street with center turn lanes and bike lanes. The center turn lane makes the left turn back into my housing area much simpler and safer. I ride the bike...
08-02-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,062
Posted By MNebiker

I also tucked the lace ends into the shoe until...

I also tucked the lace ends into the shoe until one day my left shoe came untied and the lace wrapped around the pedal hub, with the result that the shoe tightened around my foot and became locked...
07-31-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By MNebiker

Just had the same issue. I replace a stretched...

Just had the same issue. I replace a stretched chain and under load it would skip on the smallest rear cog, even though the teeth looked pretty good. I raised the same question on this forum,...
07-31-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By MNebiker

A couple suggestions: Look for a LBS near...

A couple suggestions:

Look for a LBS near you that is listed as a Shimano Service Center - There should be one in the Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha area, maybe even in the northern Chicago suburbs....
07-28-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By MNebiker

In reading the OP's post I seem to see the words...

In reading the OP's post I seem to see the words "hill," "hills," and "uphill." He also seems to be concerned about making it up one of those hills and thinks that the motor may have cut out on that...
07-27-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By MNebiker

I'm really inclined to agree with Doc Wui - a...

I'm really inclined to agree with Doc Wui - a 250W single speed flatland bike is not enough bike for the proposed use. The OP indicates that he has some reservations even without the trailer and dog...
07-27-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,115
Posted By MNebiker

The local metro bike trails run through a forest...

The local metro bike trails run through a forest preserve, wooded parkland, and wetlands, so it's not uncommon to see deer on the trails. In the last couple week I saw several does with fawns. They...
07-17-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,622
Posted By MNebiker

Distractions

After reading the "useless forum" discussion, may I submit for consideration the following study done in Boston and published by the National Institutes Of Health. Subject is distracted cycling -...
07-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,754
Posted By MNebiker

I'm just going to peddle my bike down the rode.

I'm just going to peddle my bike down the rode.
07-15-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,118
Posted By MNebiker

If you want to make it "simple, simple, simple"...

If you want to make it "simple, simple, simple" just pick up a conversion kit from a reputable vendor like eBikeling.com or other source. The components are all compatible, and installation is...
07-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By MNebiker

Last summer there were a couple of cross country...

Last summer there were a couple of cross country skiers on the trail, training on rollerskis with ski poles. I only caught up to them on hills and had to wait for a long hill before I was able to...
07-03-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By MNebiker

If the intent is to use the second battery to...

If the intent is to use the second battery to extend the range there is a way that both batteries could be wired to a single controller and be made reasonably fail-safe. I did consider this option...
07-02-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By MNebiker

Don't do it. All the previous posts point out...

Don't do it. All the previous posts point out the potential dangers.

If you need more power/range just get a single pack with a higher Amp-hour rating. I recently upgraded to 25% more powerful...
06-27-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By MNebiker

CliffordK - I took the easy way - ordered a new...

CliffordK - I took the easy way - ordered a new cassette for a quick fix. Then I can take the time to source the individual Shimano rings and rebuild the old one as a spare. But it might not be...
06-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By MNebiker

Thanks guys . . . your comments confirm my...

Thanks guys . . . your comments confirm my suspicion of the worn cog, even though it worked fine on the old chain. I just wanted to cover any problems I may have somehow created and overlooked with...
06-24-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By MNebiker

Problem with new chain - Suggestions?

Bike is a 24sp commuter/hybrid with an electric conversion kit utilizing a front geared hub motor. About 6000 miles on the bike since the kit was added, no issues other than a battery replacement...
06-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MNebiker

Always something new around the corner

I've been riding the local bike trails 3 or 4 days a week for several years. I thought I had seen about every kind of weird and erratic human behavior that might occur on a bike trail.

But...
06-19-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,422
Posted By MNebiker

You guys will all love this . . . . While...

You guys will all love this . . . .

While climbing one of the longer hills on the local bike trail this morning I snapped the chain. Pulled into the shade, got out my 35 yr-old chain tool, cut...
06-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By MNebiker

I've got a couple of Polar insulated bottles that...

I've got a couple of Polar insulated bottles that are probably 7 or 8 years old now. Insulation is so-so, but they are adequate, cheap, and take abuse. I fill them about half full with ice, and the...
06-17-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,422
Posted By MNebiker

I've carried a small compact chain tool for 35+...

I've carried a small compact chain tool for 35+ years, but never used it except at home in my garage.

About 40 years ago my car broke down in the middle of nowhere at about 1 AM - a problem I...
05-26-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By MNebiker

That was my original intent, but when they came...

That was my original intent, but when they came from the same string it didn't just seem like a coincidence. It made me distrust the BMS, so I just replaced the pack with a unit of slightly higher...
05-22-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By MNebiker

Last fall I noticed a considerable loss of range,...

Last fall I noticed a considerable loss of range, but did nothing about it during the winter. This spring it became worse, even to the point that the system would shut down due to voltage drop under...
05-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,664
Posted By MNebiker

In 1948 I learned to ride in our farm yard, with...

In 1948 I learned to ride in our farm yard, with me climbing on a box so I could get on the bike, then coasting down the lane until I crashed. Not many places to ride except up and down the local...
03-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,603
Posted By MNebiker

About 10 years ago I did some test rides on the...

About 10 years ago I did some test rides on the fat tire 29s. I thought that they were big, clumsy, and slow, particularly in comparison to my hybrid with 700c32 tires. When my knees finally made...
01-31-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By MNebiker

In the winter I put the bike on a trainer stand...

In the winter I put the bike on a trainer stand to get some exercise, but it sits on thick carpet. I made a similar unit to stabilize the front wheel on the carpet, and It also raises the front wheel...
12-28-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By MNebiker

A couple of ideas: What is the battery state...

A couple of ideas:

What is the battery state of charge? Can you monitor the battery voltage when the failure occurs? This could be just a battery issue.

Most battery maintenance systems have a...
12-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By MNebiker

Rather than making big changes initially, I would...

Rather than making big changes initially, I would suggest that you retain the triple, and ride it for a while. It will give you a chance to actually "feel out" how the conversion works for you and...
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