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09-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
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/
09-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
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: 366
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: 366
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...
08-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,200
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. ...
08-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
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: 1,960
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...
07-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,674
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.
07-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
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...
06-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
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: 3,352
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: 2,612
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...
03-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,548
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...
12-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By MNebiker

I got my first bike in 1948, and have ridden most...

I got my first bike in 1948, and have ridden most of my life, even worked as a part-time bike tech when I retired. But hilly terrain, old knees, and 82 years make biking a lot less fun than it used...
11-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By MNebiker

I think there is a bit of a learning curve to get...

I think there is a bit of a learning curve to get used to the boost and quicker acceleration, and you are probably riding faster than before. But it's no big deal, just a matter of becoming aware of...
11-09-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By MNebiker

What you call it really doesn't matter. It's...

What you call it really doesn't matter. It's semantics. The bottom line is that it is slick and depending on the lighting it can be invisible.

I am super cautious because it can hurt you: 25...
10-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By MNebiker

The simple answer is no. A automotive...

The simple answer is no.

A automotive charging station is not a "charger" although they are often wrongly referred to as one. The actual charger unit is in the car. Nor are they just a simple AC...
10-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,131
Posted By MNebiker

Well, there was the time back when I was in high...

Well, there was the time back when I was in high school: I turned off the alley into our back yard, and ducked under the clotheslines like I usually did. But this day one of the props had fallen and...
09-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By MNebiker

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but...

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but I'm a fair-weather biker. My low temp cutoff is about 40 degrees!

After 4000+ miles I am starting to see some slight degradation in my bike's 36V...
08-31-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By MNebiker

When I retired I needed something to help fill my...

When I retired I needed something to help fill my time, so I worked for 7 years as a bike tech at Dick's. We sold a ton of these bikes, mostly to teens. The only problems we had were caused by the...
08-27-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By MNebiker

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities: ...

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities:

Extreme heat, Extreme cold, Deep discharge

This is why my electric car has a temperature management system to protect the battery. A typical ebike...
08-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,426
Posted By MNebiker

When is the last time you saw a driver use the...

When is the last time you saw a driver use the old hand signals to announce a turn? Probably not since they invented turn signals and AC. They may be mentioned in the DMV rule book but I doubt if...
06-13-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By MNebiker

:thumb: I have a simple philosophy about the...

:thumb:

I have a simple philosophy about the trails: If you ride them, deal with the issues. If you can't deal, shut up and ride somewhere else.

But I really do like the weekly/monthly rants...
06-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,690
Posted By MNebiker

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the...

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the spokes?

Our local trail rules are posted: Cyclists yield to pedestrians, announce that they are passing on the left. In several years of riding...
05-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By MNebiker

Charging my ebike draws about 250W for 5 hours =...

Charging my ebike draws about 250W for 5 hours = 1.25KW, and costs about $ 0.16. I doubt that has any signifcant effect on the environment but it sure helps my old knees!
05-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By MNebiker

I had a similar issue, checked pedals, BB, etc. ...

I had a similar issue, checked pedals, BB, etc. Then checked the crank arms - bolts seemed tight but I gave them an an additional 1/8 turn and eliminated the noise.
05-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,065
Posted By MNebiker

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an...

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an aerosol can product. It initially cut the noise back, but after about 250 miles the motor is gradually getting a bit louder. Gears looked good when I...
05-03-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By MNebiker

I had a kid take his new bike home, got his dad's...

I had a kid take his new bike home, got his dad's bottle of Armorall, and proceeded to proudly wipe down every square inch of his shiny new bike. Then his dad brought it back complaining it had no...
05-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By MNebiker

Thule, Yakima, Saris - all make decent racks at...

Thule, Yakima, Saris - all make decent racks at reasonable prices. Stay away from the cheapo stuff.
04-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,648
Posted By MNebiker

You can probably get an answer to your technical...

You can probably get an answer to your technical question by checking the many web sites that deal with bike tire/rim compatibility. Search for "bike tire vs rim size."

Regarding the buying...
04-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,065
Posted By MNebiker

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit....

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit. Private labeled with their logo, don't know actual manufacturer, obviously some China product. I did contact them about obtaining a set of gears for...
04-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,748
Posted By MNebiker

I had a customer whose son was entering college,...

I had a customer whose son was entering college, and he wanted to buy him an expensive nice new shiny bike to ride around the campus. I told him I would be delighted to sell him the bike because in...
03-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,175
Posted By MNebiker

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real...

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real biker."

I am 81 years old, have ridden bikes all my life. I even worked as a bike tech for seven years after I "retired" from my regular occupation. A...
02-27-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,479
Posted By MNebiker

You left out BMW 3 Series drivers.

You left out BMW 3 Series drivers.
02-27-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,782
Posted By MNebiker

Summer/Fall shots of typical local MUP trail...

Summer/Fall shots of typical local MUP trail through NW suburbs. These trails run through wetlands, wooded areas and park lands and until the trees go bare you would never know there are houses less...
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By MNebiker

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the...

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the desired thickness - and stick it to the rim with a strip of masking tape. Both hands free to make adjustments . . . .
02-11-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By MNebiker

I went electric to assist old knees on hilly...

I went electric to assist old knees on hilly terrain. I ride in PAS mode only and ignore the throttle. I'm still pedaling all the time - I didn't want a motorbike. The low PAS setting results in...
02-03-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By MNebiker

Just to add to the hogwash factor: I...

Just to add to the hogwash factor:

I recently saw an article that blamed the increase of injury to pedestrians by ebikes on the fact that ebikes are silent . . . .

As compared to those noisy...
01-08-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By MNebiker

The good news is a little slow in getting to MN ....

The good news is a little slow in getting to MN . . . . . . . . .
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01-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,174
Posted By MNebiker

Scotch 88 All-weather and Scotch Super 33+ tapes...

Scotch 88 All-weather and Scotch Super 33+ tapes are about as good as you can find. Sunlight, heat and UV are hard on tapes, particularly the cheapo stuff, but these 3M products hold up pretty good.
01-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By MNebiker

I had a similar click that seemed to come from...

I had a similar click that seemed to come from the left pedal, but always at the same point in the crank rotation. Noise would happen only under load, but would go away when just riding easy. I...
12-31-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,055
Posted By MNebiker

My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it...

My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it up the stairs.
12-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,921
Posted By MNebiker

Why not? Late one night 30 years ago my car...

Why not?

Late one night 30 years ago my car stranded us on the highway with a problem that I could have fixed with a couple of screwdrivers. Since then there is always a small tool box in each...
11-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By MNebiker

I use eBay or Amazon for parts, accessories, etc....

I use eBay or Amazon for parts, accessories, etc. - items that are small enough to ship without problems. There are a couple of good bike shops that sell via eBay at decent prices and give quick...
10-23-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,806
Posted By MNebiker

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue...

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue in many of the train incidents.

I had a friend who fortunately escaped serious injury when a train struck their car. Their house was along the bank...
09-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,720
Posted By MNebiker

I think the moderators should create a sticky...

I think the moderators should create a sticky titled: "MUP Trail Idiots"

Then everyone can just add their latest frustration to the list.

Maybe even give an award for BEST RANT OF THE WEEK?
09-05-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By MNebiker

I ran into a similar situation years ago when I...

I ran into a similar situation years ago when I sold a pair of hybrid/commuter bikes to a couple. She also had a damaged arm and could not reach the straight bar. If I remember correctly, the fix...
09-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By MNebiker

What was the range when new? Trailmaker claims...

What was the range when new? Trailmaker claims a 15-25 mile range. That will vary with terrain, speed, and load. A 300w 24v motor is relatively low power, so with a "big guy" riding it I would...
09-05-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By MNebiker

The wildlife on our trails is more benign -...

The wildlife on our trails is more benign - squirrels, rabbits, a groundhog or two. But it is not unusual to encounter deer on the trails. Several times I have come upon a doe and one or two fawns...
09-04-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,674
Posted By MNebiker

Back in the 80s I bought a "Third Eye" helmet...

Back in the 80s I bought a "Third Eye" helmet mounted mirror and was generally pleased with it. But last week I encountered a swarm of gnats on the trail and as I swatted them away from my face I...
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