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08-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By speedy25

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone...

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone number for me from long ago.
08-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By speedy25

there is nothing out there to safely transport...

there is nothing out there to safely transport your bikes. You might be able to slide them in with the front wheels removed.

-SP
08-27-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By speedy25

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their...

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their dealers. But I will add I havent gotten any product for a LONG time, and the date for more keeps being pushed back. I think all their stock got diverted...
08-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By speedy25

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an...

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an industrial supply house. You can get a great gauge that will lead a long accurate life for around $20.

-SP
08-12-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By speedy25

Sorry but you will find Rad limitations and...

Sorry but you will find Rad limitations and problems. They ARE there. Oh, and that customer service? You might get some. My experience has been awful.

Enjoy your ride.

-SP
08-12-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By speedy25

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid...

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid drive, but the better choice will always be a prebuilt bike by a major manufacturer.

-SP
08-12-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By speedy25

No amount of cleaning can remove all...

No amount of cleaning can remove all contamination. Start over with new parts.

-SP
07-30-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By speedy25

Make sure all the colors match on the hall...

Make sure all the colors match on the hall connector. It sounds like one isnt working. Recheck the connectors for bent pins too.

-SP
07-26-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By speedy25

Ozone is the enemy of rubber, especially natural...

Ozone is the enemy of rubber, especially natural rubber. There are anti ozonant products available for using in rubber mixes, but many companies use little of it or none at all. These products have a...
07-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By speedy25

Just as a general comment on tube quality... ...

Just as a general comment on tube quality...

This year I have repaired a number of wheels that had blowouts of tubes. Not just cheapies either, even Continental! The new Tervail branding has yet...
07-18-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By speedy25

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in...

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in the rims that the rim strips cover up. I dont see any reason why you cant do a similar thing. I doubt if the typical rubber liner would work, but I'm...
07-18-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,880
Posted By speedy25

Most people when looking for a folding bike, dont...

Most people when looking for a folding bike, dont look for one very important spec- WEIGHT

Can you pick up a 70# fat tire behemoth?

-SP
07-18-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,839
Posted By speedy25

For anyone who might do more than a few rivnuts- ...

For anyone who might do more than a few rivnuts-

Cheap kits at Summit Racing, or Eastwood. I found Eastwood had the cheap prices for rivnuts in quantity. I bought packages for 5 and 6mm.

-SP
07-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By speedy25

Commentary on Leisesturm's comment on my earlier...

Commentary on Leisesturm's comment on my earlier post. (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/leisesturm-36008.html)

Stop licking your work!

Yes, lead can be bad for you if you ingest/inhale it in...
07-11-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By speedy25

The ebike tester is handy, but you still have to...

The ebike tester is handy, but you still have to make adapters for the connections.

And they are hit or miss on quality. Hopefully you get one that works on the first try. I was warned to order at...
07-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By speedy25

There are at least two different sizes. Do the...

There are at least two different sizes. Do the measuring. I thought I could replace the bearings in the wheels, but they were totally stuck on the posts.

-SP
07-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By speedy25

:) :) to Doc on losing his solder roll! ...

:) :) to Doc on losing his solder roll!

The new lead free struff is crap. Dont buy it dont use it. You can still get good kester 60/40 rosin core solder for good electronics supply houses.

I...
07-11-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By speedy25

Nice chop up on the motor cable!! If you are...

Nice chop up on the motor cable!!

If you are handy, and can solder, you can replace it. Most people arent and they send them to me for repair.

I dont know what your "replacement" for $20 is.
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07-11-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By speedy25

Topeak has a guarantee on their pumps. They have...

Topeak has a guarantee on their pumps. They have been great for me in the past replacing pump heads that dont work. Since I have only had 2 i consider this a good supported product.

Talk to them...
06-14-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By speedy25

Skotchlok is a definite NO! Cannot handle any...

Skotchlok is a definite NO! Cannot handle any current.

XT90's are great and can easily be soldered.

If you have a good shop they can crimp on a set of andersons OR the bullet connectors like in...
06-14-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By speedy25

A quick tip I found from another Blix. Their...

A quick tip I found from another Blix. Their spring battery contacts were the cheapest crap I ever encountered. Pry them toward the center of each contact and it might just come back to life.

This...
06-14-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By speedy25

My fave set

I bought a set of this style from JB Tools years ago and they have been the BEST most useful hex keys out there.Super handy and can fit almost anywhere without being ball end.

Use code 2103 for...
05-21-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By speedy25

While many batteries have a fuse for the charging...

While many batteries have a fuse for the charging circuit they are not a;ways easy to access, since they are inside the battery under that warranty sticker. Rad at least got that charge problem right...
05-18-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By speedy25

It appears to be your typical inexpensive Chinese...

It appears to be your typical inexpensive Chinese e-bike. With that being said, plan ahead to expensive repairs later.

Look for a well known brand at a local bike shop. Way less headaches.

-SP
05-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By speedy25

If you give up I replace hall sensors all the...

If you give up I replace hall sensors all the time.
05-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By speedy25

DO you really want to put a battery under the...

DO you really want to put a battery under the bike when debris can bounce off the battery and cause a short, or maybe you hop a curb thats just a little bit too high??

Mount it in a protected area...
05-04-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,073
Posted By speedy25

Hollywood TRS style. Works great for all the...

Hollywood TRS style. Works great for all the problems people have with carrying bikes!
Clamp it down on the front wheel in front of the fender.
No adapters needed if you have a low bar or step...
05-04-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By speedy25

Thanks for posting the link. 1.SO they have a...

Thanks for posting the link.
1.SO they have a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed chain?? WHats with that. Use a link that is correct for the chain.
2. Lube? While many like waxes, I find they...
05-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By speedy25

Bottom Brackets-- Discontinued!!

I need a 68x122.5 bottom bracket for a bike.

I searched for my usual UN55 only to find out they were ALL discontinued. Looking for any others they were ALL discontinued!!
What the hell happened...
04-28-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By speedy25

So a few weeks back, one of those odd brand...

So a few weeks back, one of those odd brand ebikes came to my shop. It had multiple problems, some from poor assembly and some by owner abuse, but it left the store repaired, running, and more...
04-27-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By speedy25

My experience tends to mirror veganbikes...

My experience tends to mirror veganbikes experience.

Soooooo, I own an ebike store. I AM the only guy that will fix or attempt to fix odd brand e-bikes.Those odd bikes of course are from China. So...
04-27-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By speedy25

So just WHAT are you trying to find out cat0020? ...

So just WHAT are you trying to find out cat0020?

How many stories do you need?

Cheap ebikes are trouble. Period.

-SP
04-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By speedy25

ALi is sort of hit and miss. Communications with...

ALi is sort of hit and miss. Communications with vendors is difficult at best. I have had a few that never arrived despite being told it was shipped. The item also never showed up at my doorstep...
04-20-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By speedy25

You talking to me Cat?

You talking to me Cat?
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
04-20-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By speedy25

The threads shown in the picture are damaged...

The threads shown in the picture are damaged badly. Replace that axle, or suffer later consequences.
04-20-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By speedy25

The controllers AND displays are available...

The controllers AND displays are available separately, but its a chore to search and nail down a part on Ali. Usually its just by luick following multiple trails until it pops up. Dont be afraid to...
04-20-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By speedy25

Luckily, if a thief were to try and remove the...

Luckily, if a thief were to try and remove the battery, they would also break the case and make the battery useless. Cell harvesting? Maybe, but thats still a lot of work.

So far thieves havent...
04-12-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By speedy25

A purpose built bike will always be satisfying as...

A purpose built bike will always be satisfying as long as you didnt buy a budget brand.

A kitted bike is always a compromise, even though it usually works.

-SP
04-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By speedy25

Cheap e-bikes are nothing but trouble. Some get...

Cheap e-bikes are nothing but trouble. Some get lucky and get one that actually works. Many do not.

My repairs are almost all cheap e-bikes. Getting parts for some of these are tricky and...
04-12-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By speedy25

I thought I might get some good ideas for cleaner...

I thought I might get some good ideas for cleaner in this thread, but sadly none of the liquids suggested seem to clean very well. As a watchmaker, I kept my old cleaning solutions and recycled them...
01-24-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By speedy25

The quality and pricing for lock service varies...

The quality and pricing for lock service varies greatly. A man I used to go to for good service at a fair price no longer worked at his namesake business. While the son who now owned the store was...
01-24-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By speedy25

The milton product was a good one back in the...

The milton product was a good one back in the last century. The few I have encountered in this century were beat to hell and not very accurate.
The park inflator, while expensive has worked great...
12-13-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By speedy25

I bet you didnt get a 10 sp chain for your...

I bet you didnt get a 10 sp chain for your replacement.

-SP
12-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By speedy25

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute...

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute nightmare when you need any parts!

I have service certificate #1 for being qualified to work on these, but OT wont give me the time of day to get...
12-13-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,031
Posted By speedy25

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point. ...

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point.

Yamaha went seeking e-bike dealers when they brought their goods to NA. I was one of their first dealers. I thought they would be picking established...
08-09-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By speedy25

Ancheer is a throwaway bike. As you were advised,...

Ancheer is a throwaway bike. As you were advised, dont waste much money on it.

-SP
08-09-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,691
Posted By speedy25

Best solution is the dealer. Specialized uses a...

Best solution is the dealer. Specialized uses a lot of proprietary stuff on their bikes and they may have a computer hook-up to diagnose a problem.

OR... it might just be something simple and they...
08-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,101
Posted By speedy25

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28...

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28 mph of fun and handling. Despite all my ebike testing I have yet to find one I like any better. They did a great job on that bike.

-SP
08-09-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,825
Posted By speedy25

2old's advice for the Haibike is the best reply...

2old's advice for the Haibike is the best reply on here. Its a quality bike all around and wont give you any grief.

As for all the other Chinesium consumer direct bikes? Dont waste your money....
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