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05-15-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By 2old

I tested State MTB when they tried their hand in...

I tested State MTB when they tried their hand in that discipline and agree with the above. They were constructed well, and unexceptional in most respects except value.
05-13-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By 2old

Looks good like that; I'd consider removing all...

Looks good like that; I'd consider removing all of the paint, then clear coating. You'll have a unique looking bike.
05-13-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By 2old

As above, even though I have an excellent (IMO)...

As above, even though I have an excellent (IMO) Park stand, I invert the bike to install a tire (I've never had a flat with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires which I recommend).
05-11-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By 2old

I have an "auxiliary" battery which weighs less...

I have an "auxiliary" battery which weighs less than four pounds (52V X 4 amp), fits in a seat bag (about $20 from Amazon) and uses the same connector as the main one. The set up uses the same...
05-10-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By 2old

If they ask for your SS # in order to pay the...

If they ask for your SS # in order to pay the money, watch out. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the last we hear about this. I had the same type of "opportunity" with my car years ago.
05-08-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 177,102
Posted By 2old

Sorry to hear since it looks like both you and...

Sorry to hear since it looks like both you and Metal Man have given up. I had a chance to purchase a non-working unit a couple of times, and glad I resisted.
05-07-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By 2old

Geared motors like all OEM mid-drives (don't...

Geared motors like all OEM mid-drives (don't think any of the mid motors are direct drive) make noise because there are "reduction" gears that take the motors from thousands of RPM's to hundreds....
05-05-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

tds, exactly my experience from a lot of errands...

tds, exactly my experience from a lot of errands on the bike. I just slowed down and pedaled when encountering the gendarmes.
05-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By 2old

BionX had proprietary functions incorporated into...

BionX had proprietary functions incorporated into their hub systems. ebikesca has developed some "work-around" tricks. FME with other systems they have been helpful. You might contact them.
05-05-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By 2old

yosepowershop.com & eunorau-ebike.com

FYI, two companies that ship from the US (eunoeau has a facility in NV) with seemingly good prices for kits. Yose has 500w rear hub kits, including battery and charger for $459 (plus tax, free...
05-04-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

I didn't know the rules when the 1000w kit was...

I didn't know the rules when the 1000w kit was procured (I realize that's no excuse), but you're right, and should limit to the US max of 750w. I am decommissioning the 1000w system in favor of the...
05-04-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

yescomusa.com ($225 for a direct drive kit),...

yescomusa.com ($225 for a direct drive kit), where I procured my 48V, 1000w kit; Rice (Amazon, about $300) for my 48V, 500w geared kit; many others on ebay.
05-04-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

If others are riding hub systems, you should be...

If others are riding hub systems, you should be able to also. There's no compelling reason to use a mid-drive unless the hills are really steep or for full on MTB (not just riding on dirt trails)....
05-03-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

Take a look at Lectric's light, 20 mph, 46 pound,...

Take a look at Lectric's light, 20 mph, 46 pound, $795 model if you're thinking of a complete. The co-founder has been involved with e-bikes for a long time. However, you mentioned that you ride in a...
05-02-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By 2old

Looks more than superficial, but repairable to me...

Looks more than superficial, but repairable to me (possibly without disassembly). Ask an expert like Craig mentioned above.
04-30-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By 2old

Agree, great looking bike, and I'm a big fan of...

Agree, great looking bike, and I'm a big fan of Trek.
04-30-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

It's expensive (all their stuff is), but Grin's...

It's expensive (all their stuff is), but Grin's Cycle Analyst might be compatible with your systems. It has a myriad of functions. They respond to phone calls and emails.
04-30-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

Also, read "battery university" or whatever for...

Also, read "battery university" or whatever for how to maximize the life of your battery, but basically don't charge it below 50 or so degrees, try to maintain it between 20% and 80% of charge;...
04-30-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

You can check your wheels by adjusting the brakes...

You can check your wheels by adjusting the brakes so the pads are close to the rims and spinning the wheel (works fine with the bike upside down). Look at the rim/brake interface to see if there's...
04-29-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

Also, probably you have the 3 amp charger, so...

Also, probably you have the 3 amp charger, so don't be surprised if a battery with one bar requires five or so hours to charge.
04-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

I've been riding a long time, so might not have a...

I've been riding a long time, so might not have a good perspective, but I have friends that were relatively new to biking and they adapted to "e" pretty easily. Hub motors are easier to convert (and...
04-29-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

Don't be too hard on the battery. If you...

Don't be too hard on the battery. If you purchased the 48V, 13 ah one (the 17 ah is optional), that's 48 X 13 = 624 wh (80% - 4/5 used is about 500ah); therefore 500 ah/31 miles = 16 wh/mile which is...
04-29-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

The best IMO; mine has been perfect for seven...

The best IMO; mine has been perfect for seven years of off road riding with no maintenance or repairs.
04-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By 2old

I'm with MT above, and switch back and forth...

I'm with MT above, and switch back and forth without any noticeable affect, except that my workout is much easier with the "e", but that's because I'm lazy.
04-29-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

Also check ebay. There are kits like you're...

Also check ebay. There are kits like you're considering for about $200, although your choices are fine IMO. Depending on where you reside, you may need (or not) a waterproof system (not a bad idea...
04-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By 2old

Diamond frames suggest either is acceptable for...

Diamond frames suggest either is acceptable for mid-motor, but, considering the value of the bikes, you may be interested in a more cost effective hub conversion. Both are acceptable platforms for...
04-28-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,023
Posted By 2old

As above, it depends on whether your bike is...

As above, it depends on whether your bike is worth the expenditure, but Shimano's MT 200, least expensive (AFAIK) hydraulic brakes ($120 or so per pair), stop my Giant FS bike extremely well.
04-27-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

Rad Power has a couple of nice looking baskets...

Rad Power has a couple of nice looking baskets that should be easy to install if they're the right size. I rode that model several years ago enjoyably for a month or so.
04-27-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By 2old

The aspect that surprised me and the objective of...

The aspect that surprised me and the objective of the post was that an individual relatively diminutive in size was comfortable on a 29er in the event that this was a concern for the OP.
04-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By 2old

I never would have predicted this, but my 5'5"...

I never would have predicted this, but my 5'5" wife's 26" Santa Cruz Superlite was stolen a few months ago and replaced with a 29er. This transformed her riding and she's a better climber (we have...
04-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By 2old

My wife just acquired a bike with 1X12 (10 - 51...

My wife just acquired a bike with 1X12 (10 - 51 rear AIR) and, along with (and definitely enhanced by) 29" wheels/frame turned into a new, better, more confident rider. Accordingly, I got one too and...
04-26-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

Might be easier to use the first four for the...

Might be easier to use the first four for the "low assist" and just five for "very easy". You should be able to bracket all the possible options in four levels, like 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, something...
04-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,009
Posted By 2old

Good looking bikes, but the concept doesn't...

Good looking bikes, but the concept doesn't appeal to me. Electricity is inexpensive and if/when I need a more intense workout, riding a bike with a heavy direct drive hub motor will suffice.
04-23-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 974,430
Posted By 2old

500w, 48V Rice geared rear hub motor on...

500w, 48V Rice geared rear hub motor on Diamondback Axis frame (BTW, this is another relatively inexpensive bike that's still in operation 30+ years later for the elitists). The bike without battery...
04-23-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By 2old

There's no reason that an inexpensive bike "has...

There's no reason that an inexpensive bike "has to" fail. I purchased the cheapest of the cheap kits seven years ago ($200 for a 1000w, 48V rear hub system). In fact it was purchased because it...
04-23-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By 2old

Considering the outside investment, maybe there's...

Considering the outside investment, maybe there's too much "bean counting" going on.
04-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By 2old

I'm in the minority that doesn't see the big...

I'm in the minority that doesn't see the big difference between torque and cadence sensors. I own a Yahama-Haibike and have tested many, many e-bikes with torque sensors and don't see the enormous...
04-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By 2old

Lectric XP Premium

Lectric just released a new bike (above), a $1799 mid-drive Class 3 (or 1 or 2) fat tire folding bike. See Electrek.com for details. This sounds like a great new option. Glad my quiver is full...
04-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By 2old

Glad to hear they're supporting the product. I'm...

Glad to hear they're supporting the product. I'm hoping a light e-MTB is in my future, just need to wait until one is irresistible and my wife wants one too since we ride together most of the time.
04-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By 2old

Probably, but I think you said it's steel, so I...

Probably, but I think you said it's steel, so I doubt the threads were affected. Possibly just clean the aluminum from them.
04-20-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By 2old

Definitely don't buy that used bike. You've...

Definitely don't buy that used bike. You've noticed how current bikes have slacker head angles than the old "NORBA" geometry, so you'll feel more comfortable descending. Accordingly, most have very...
04-20-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By 2old

I would take it to a shop and have the shell...

I would take it to a shop and have the shell chased. This will realign the threads.
04-20-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,914
Posted By 2old

Considering the speed your bike is capable of,...

Considering the speed your bike is capable of, you might consider moped wheels. That way you'll be able to mount tires that are more attuned to high speeds. Endless sphere has threads related to the...
04-19-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By 2old

I've gone back and forth without any rhyme or...

I've gone back and forth without any rhyme or reason and never felt that one type or the other felt "strange". The problem for me is that I'm lazy and seem to have lost fitness from riding my e-bike....
04-19-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By 2old

Initially it sounded like your battery had a bad...

Initially it sounded like your battery had a bad cell(s), but if it recovered fully for a week it sounds like a loose/broken connection. I would look in the rear rack area since that was broken when...
04-19-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,914
Posted By 2old

Equally important to the brand of brakes (you...

Equally important to the brand of brakes (you might go to endless sphere or MTBR for other opinions) is the size of the rotor since heat dissipation is a factor. I use 140 mm on my cross bike since...
04-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By 2old

I agree with the above. Everything should be easy...

I agree with the above. Everything should be easy to swap since the seat post most likely is 27.2, the front derailleur should have the same dimensions etc. You'll be more comfortable off road IMO...
04-18-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,914
Posted By 2old

Shimano hydraulics have been by far the best...

Shimano hydraulics have been by far the best brakes I've used with Magura second.
04-17-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By 2old

The challenge is that most manufacturers don't...

The challenge is that most manufacturers don't put their lighter parts on aluminum models, AFAICT. Three friends, all wealthy, but only wanting to spend $1K on their first MTB's, asked me for advice...
04-17-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By 2old

An individual can make the same mistake with a...

An individual can make the same mistake with a $2500 bicycle like my Haibike. The bike died after very little mileage had and Haibike was out of the US for awhile.Their dealer locater said the...
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