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12-08-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Leisesturm

I think it is safe to say that NONE of the...

I think it is safe to say that NONE of the hundreds of e-bike fires documented in news stories of the last two years have been from lead-acid batteries. That was easy.
12-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By CodyDog

Mostly cheaper batteries and incorrect chargers...

Mostly cheaper batteries and incorrect chargers (mentioned above). I would gamble to say these issues are not found with larger well known manufactures. A lot of garbage is being manufactured in...
11-27-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,370
Posted By dedhed

A lot of marketing semantics in the bicycle sales...

A lot of marketing semantics in the bicycle sales world
11-27-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By speedy25

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First...

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First problem- All cells must match in output of the pack is only as good as the worst battery. Taking it aPART IS NOT EASY, AND ESPECIALLY NOT EASY TO DO SAFELY....
11-23-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By thumpism

With derailleur bikes you might also shift each...

With derailleur bikes you might also shift each to the largest rear cog to reduce the profile of the rear derailleur.
11-22-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By MNebiker

Remove the pedals, loosen stem and rotate...

Remove the pedals, loosen stem and rotate handlebars in line with frame to save space.

Since these are bikes you value, I would not stack them - some of them will take a beating that way. Just...
11-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By greatscott

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't...

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't know about Bike Index, I'll have to check that one out; I also have my numbers all written down and filed at the house, two of my bikes are...
11-14-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By maddog34

they used v-brake pad pivot dish washers as...

they used v-brake pad pivot dish washers as spacers or they machined a mount out of raw metal.

two 5mm stacks... and two longer bolts.

the pivot can also be used to align the caliper during a...
11-12-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By t2p

BH90 is newer / more recent found on the...

BH90 is newer / more recent

found on the better and upper level models

stick with BH90


( please note: I believe BH59 and BH90 use different barbs - so be aware when working on them or...
11-11-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,746
Posted By 70sSanO

The big difference between bikes and cars is that...

The big difference between bikes and cars is that you can take that collector car out on the road on a nice Sunday afternoon and the world will drool over it as you cruise along.

Take that...
11-05-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,375
Posted By wolfchild

What you're just described sounds like a typical...

What you're just described sounds like a typical elitist roadie club riders who seem to believe that their ride is more important and that they have a right to take over an entire path to themselves...
11-02-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By 1989Pre

All my bikes (Moser and Manufrance have no serial...

All my bikes (Moser and Manufrance have no serial number) are registered at Project 529.
10-30-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like you didn't bleed it properly....

Sounds like you didn't bleed it properly. Impossible to say without seeing it in person though.
10-18-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

If it was just a single slit running in the same...

If it was just a single slit running in the same direction as the rim then it still could be a pinch flat... maybe. Or it could just be that the tube was caught between the tire bead and the bead...
10-06-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yes, I've registered both my bikes on...

Yes, I've registered both my bikes on bikeindex.com as well as wrote the serial numbers down and kept them in a safe place.
10-06-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By raqball

Registered mine the day I got it even though it's...

Registered mine the day I got it even though it's always indoors when not ridden and I don't ever get more than a few feet aways from it when I am out on the road.

https://bikeindex.org/
10-06-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By flangehead

Bike Index and Project 529. Can’t hurt.

Bike Index and Project 529. Can’t hurt.
10-03-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,133
Posted By rvman

Here's mine, just got through putting it...

Here's mine, just got through putting it together, and a 3.5 mile test ride
. WOW! I never imagined it would be so fun. I even got some good peddling in also. The PSA level 3 is all I needed for a...
09-28-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By tds101

I forgot to mention another very important factor...

I forgot to mention another very important factor in my choosing ebikes as my main source of pedal powered locomotion nowadays - I'm getting old, and it just makes my life so much easier knowing I...
09-21-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, she was a mentor at the time. It really...

Yeah, she was a mentor at the time. It really wasnt a big deal, in the moment the kids recognized the obvious difference and complained. I was climbing too and just laughed quietly. She had both...
09-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Polaris OBark

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and...

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and complete recovery.
09-21-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Broctoon

I will second this. My wife is recovering from...

I will second this. My wife is recovering from breast cancer. It will be months before she has the strength and stamina to get back on her regular bike, but she loves riding and misses it. I set her...
09-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By livedarklions

Frankly, even if the motor is on there because of...

Frankly, even if the motor is on there because of "laziness", so what? I don't get the apoplexy about it just because the motor is on a bicycle rather than a car or a motorcycle. Selfishly, I want...
09-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Koyote

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife,...

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife, Polaris OBark . Another counterpoint to the crowd who believe that eBikers are all just lazy.
09-21-22, 02:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Germany_chris

TBH I don't understand the collective bunched...

TBH I don't understand the collective bunched panties of the bike internet with e-bikes, I pass and get passed by e-bikes daily it doesn't effect my ride or mental state.

I don't care for...
09-20-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Polaris OBark

E-bike helping with conventional biking

My wife got a class 1 road e-bike a bit more than a year ago, after some rather severe knee problems and general arthritis. She was no longer able to ride a conventional road bike to any significant...
09-19-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're talking metal all the way to the tube,...

If you're talking metal all the way to the tube, several companies make tubes with Schrader valves like this. Continental is one (who at least brands their own name on the tube), and is my go-to for...
09-16-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By KPREN

I justify my E bike 100% on the fun factor alone....

I justify my E bike 100% on the fun factor alone. Everything else is just gravy.
09-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower...

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower pressures,” but few really understand the context and variables, or at least fail to articulate the complexities.

It used to be that even light riders and...
06-16-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,789
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Socks are traditionally worn inside one’s shoes,...

Socks are traditionally worn inside one’s shoes, cycling shorts are traditionally worn with the chamois on the inside, and helmet straps are routed under the bows of a real cyclist’s eyewear. But,...
06-16-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,957
Posted By Bald Paul

You really have to check local ordinances before...

You really have to check local ordinances before assuming any legality.
I just happened to have a brochure for a nearby rail trail, and was looking closely for any mention of e-bikes.
"No motorized...
05-04-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,203
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the...

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the back of his 2018 corvette. In this picture they are leaving for a credit card...
05-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bigbus

I wear buds just so I can't hear all the noise of...

I wear buds just so I can't hear all the noise of traffic. I never go for a ride without my mirror which is attached to my helmet, and like mentioned earlier, check it all the time. It's referred to...
05-01-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,701
Posted By wolfchild

Just use a mirror and then you know for sure what...

Just use a mirror and then you know for sure what is coming from behind you even if you can't hear it.
04-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By since6

36?! LOL No, more like in a few years you...

36?! LOL

No, more like in a few years you could stuff two 36 year olds inside this body, And thanks by the way for your comments and suggestions. That picture and climb was from my latter...
04-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By BCAC

I agree with most of your post. Definitely a...

I agree with most of your post. Definitely a believer in trying the most conservative treatments first and progressing from there, as necessary.

And I agree with getting a second opinion before...
03-27-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,612
Posted By Berg417448

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-20-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By dr1445

do search on the park tool site or youtube.

do search on the park tool site or youtube.
03-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chuckles1

Disc brake adjustment bliss

Was having some frustration with getting calipers positioned just right for silent rolling.

Stumbled on the following technique, probably old news to many, but maybe helpful for some new to...
03-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,845
Posted By oldbobcat

Remember, a bike that fails after a pro tuneup...

Remember, a bike that fails after a pro tuneup means an angry customer and a potential lawsuit.

Our basic tuneups included

Wipe-down of frame, wheels, and component with a damp rag; secondary...
03-17-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,845
Posted By Troul

Depends on the bicycle. If it came in with...

Depends on the bicycle.

If it came in with no known issues, concerns, no heavy dirt/grease/grime build up, & just wanted a general tune up.

Lets use a TREK FX 4 Carbon for a General Tune-Up,...
03-16-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By redcon1

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Your bike shop should have supplied a similar spacer to use when you remove the...
03-15-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong and wrong. As the OP now knows that is for...

Wrong and wrong. As the OP now knows that is for the FS headset adjustment. The yellow block is obviously too thick to fit between pads...it's a bleed block. It only fits w/ the pads removed and...
03-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,186
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

find a new club

find a new club
03-15-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,677
Posted By Danhedonia

Thanks - truly appreciate it. You're right - I...

Thanks - truly appreciate it. You're right - I should be grateful instead of resentful. I wondered why I felt so salty, and went back and just really didn't like the first email. The rest is me...
03-14-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By acm

I've spent more on less useful things 😉

I've spent more on less useful things 😉
03-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,594
Posted By BobbyG

Origin8...making hydration sexy again. ...

Origin8...making hydration sexy again.
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03-08-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By Danhedonia

I had a bad L4-L5 experience a few years ago...

I had a bad L4-L5 experience a few years ago (near fatal seizure which cause my back to collapse and etc.).

My wife is a surgical nurse who works with orthopedists. Want to know what my...
03-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By oldukbkr

Bloody autocorrect... 🙄

Bloody autocorrect... 🙄
03-04-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By caloso

Congrats on the new knee! Smart to have an...

Congrats on the new knee!

Smart to have an indoor wheel. As others have said, there shouldn't be any issue other than a tiny fine tune on the barrel adjuster. If you are like me, you will...
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