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08-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By cat0020

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when...

It's difficult to make a decent suggestion when there are no parameters given.

What is your budget?

What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

Any physical limitation to bike fit or...
07-30-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By chaadster

Im right there with you, and I wish Id been...

Im right there with you, and I wish Id been able to snag a couple extra sets of wheels before they went out. There was so much cool, intelligent tech buit into those wheels, like the industry...
07-25-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By cat0020

With a budget of $2k limit, it's gonna be...

With a budget of $2k limit, it's gonna be difficult to find new e-bike that suits your criteria.. especially from name brand (Trek, Specialized, etc..) stores.

The Trek 790 might be a good...
07-23-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think most of the steerers can be changed. The...

I think most of the steerers can be changed. The quills om threadless systems can be changed to threaded with quill adapters. Then you attach your stem extension to this or your standard threadless...
07-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Bald Paul

"she lost the switch and the cable for the...

"she lost the switch and the cable for the anti-theft"

Uh huh.
07-22-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By guachi

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand...

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand English. I understood what he meant without issue.
07-22-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,759
Posted By jay4usc

. Wow, so sad! This is why I avoid riding on...

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Wow, so sad! This is why I avoid riding on the streets. Half of the drivers out here in California are on their phone while driving.
07-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By CliffordK

Most reputable companies will try to fix their...

Most reputable companies will try to fix their errors. Accidents happen, shipments get lost, inventory can be incorrect, etc... and they'll try to fix it.

Building a reputation is important, far...
07-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By CliffordK

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle...

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle brake cables, and got phone cables.

I assume it was an honest mistake (the number of phone cables matched the order). The vendor wanted me to...
07-21-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By cat0020

The 20" Qualisports Dolphin was an experiment...

The 20" Qualisports Dolphin was an experiment prior to my Chinese cargo e-bike purchase.
https://i.imgur.com/kTO7M7Z.jpg
I wanted to try out an e-bike with seatpost battery to see if the comfort...
07-20-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By cat0020

Have you operated 2-wheel vehicles at 35 mph...

Have you operated 2-wheel vehicles at 35 mph among motor vehicle traffic for decent amount of time?
How long can you or do you want to sustain 35 mph among motor vehicle traffic?
Most traffic...
07-20-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By creativepart

Ive had it completed since Dec 28, 2020 and have...

Ive had it completed since Dec 28, 2020 and have 850 miles on it as of yesterday. The battery is doing great. My longest ride was just over 30 miles on PAS 2 without running out of bars on the...
07-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By linberl

I ride a Bike Friday pakiT, 16" wheels, and...

I ride a Bike Friday pakiT, 16" wheels, and sometimes use a motor. There are tradeoffs. Folders come with smaller wheels - better acceleration but much more road feel, not always in a good way. ...
07-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By creativepart

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put...

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put them in the back of the tow vehicle if you have a travel trailer and if you have a motorhome (Class A or C) that you tow a car behind (called a Toad...
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Doc_Wui

Two kinds of electric folding ebikes. Fat tire...

Two kinds of electric folding ebikes. Fat tire and skinny tire. There's a thirty pound difference between these two that I own The wheels on the bigger bike are each about 2 pounds heavier. The...
07-18-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By cat0020

I've been commuting on 16" & 20" wheel folding...

I've been commuting on 16" & 20" wheel folding bikes in NYC since 2013.

In the last 4-5 years, I've used many different 14" & 20" wheel folding e-bikes.

The smaller size of folding bikes...
07-18-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,343
Posted By cat0020

Someone mentioned that "fat tire" trend is...

Someone mentioned that "fat tire" trend is similar to the "SUV" trend in the automobile purchases, I think that's a good comparison.
People who want a rugged, off-road capable, go-anywhere e-bike,...
07-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Chuckles1

Yes, a big tank of liquid nitrogen that blows out...

Yes, a big tank of liquid nitrogen that blows out a safety valve would quickly displace virtually all the oxygen in an elevator in seconds. Compressed gas cylinders would do the same if they had a...
07-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By grizzly907la

Nice ride!!! I want to convert my MTB to an...

Nice ride!!! I want to convert my MTB to an electric bike down the road...I need to save some cash, because those kits are expensive for me. Hopefully the prices will come down in a couple of years,...
07-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By grizzly907la

I like the Denali frame because it's stout. I'm a...

I like the Denali frame because it's stout. I'm a Clyde. I needed to put 45c's on my insight, because the 32c's were sagging almost to the rim of the wheels. I didn't have that problem with the...
07-05-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By zilauk

ok, thank you. I am new here, so I do not know...

ok, thank you. I am new here, so I do not know all the websites that sell bike parts at good prices
07-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Posted By mstateglfr

Bike co-ops teach people the skills that you...

Bike co-ops teach people the skills that you consider simple and take for granted.
Bike co-ops offer an access point for older bikes to continue to be used since there is a large stash of components...
07-01-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Posted By SurferRosa

Because people like to work on their bikes...

Because people like to work on their bikes without buying $200 in tools?

Because people like to take classes to find out how to repair their bikes?

​​​​​​Because knowledgeable people like to...
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By bargainguy

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and...

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and ready to go. The Solstice sold for $250 minus bags & rack.
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano 105, 6 speed SIS should place it...

Shimano 105, 6 speed SIS should place it 1987-1988. This sounds like one of the Japanese sourced frames. The serial number should provide confirmation on the source and year.
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By bargainguy

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame...

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame with that 24" Presta valve front wheel, so if you do split it up, maybe sell the frame & wheels as a package. Otherwise it might be hard to find another...
06-29-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By SkinGriz

I forgot Ode meant a type of poem. You guys...

I forgot Ode meant a type of poem.

You guys are awesome. Thanks for bailing me out.
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/terry1_ecdeece966fe5214161649897992eb362ba2b06f.jpg

Sure. These are nice frames with small people proportions in mind. I fixed up a...
06-28-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By tds101

Unavailable. The OP needs to locate a ride that's...

Unavailable. The OP needs to locate a ride that's purchasable. Besides, geared correctly a 3 speed is more than adequate, unless it's hilly, and an IGH is "air and ride", while a derailleur is a...
06-28-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with 2old here. Seems like BBS02's...

Have to agree with 2old here. Seems like BBS02's or BBSHD's would be a better option than hub drives. The conversion will be a fraction of the cost of a "factory" bike and IMO look considerably...
06-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,889
Views: 2,242,108
Posted By Chach0

Here's another recent build that wasn't supposed...

Here's another recent build that wasn't supposed to happen... this started out as a parts bike for my chrome '86 frame but then this color grew on me so I had to build it too.... this is also an '86...
06-26-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By JehD

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire...

The B33 arrived...OOoooh those twisted wire coils. Looks amazing in person.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/b33_543ef828f5b674a870f136cfa2e70261b67bfd70.jpg
06-26-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

30/22 for me right now . May even go to a 30/24 ,...

30/22 for me right now . May even go to a 30/24 , especially on the MTB tires .
It’s all about easy pedaling and spinning .
I was recently diagnosed with AFib and the cardiologist told me to cut...
06-26-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Mad Honk

Troul, I have posted before on the dangers...

Troul,
I have posted before on the dangers of cutting carbon-fiber. If you used a cut-off wheel there will be enough carbon dust to clog your lungs for a while. I am a Golf Equipment...
06-26-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By SkinGriz

32/20 on 26s?

32/20 on 26s?
06-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

Swapped the wheelset out for a blue set with...

Swapped the wheelset out for a blue set with Michelin Country Rock tires . The tires are more cruiser .
Calling this my Spin-Cycle . 30 Chainring with a 22 tooth cog . Turned it into a goat on...
06-26-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By tds101

7 & 8 speed IGH cruisers are far and few between....

7 & 8 speed IGH cruisers are far and few between. A 3 speed IGH cruiser is an excellent option for anyone wanting a low maintenance ride. It's reliable, fast enough for the type of bike it's on, and...
06-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By linberl

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. ...

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. I've had 3 claims in the last year and each was settled quickly and in my favor. They also reimburse return shipping which is a huge benefit when you...
06-26-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By alo

Do you have a screenshot of the description, with...

Do you have a screenshot of the description, with a list of which items are included?
06-25-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By alo

Australia has strong consumer laws. Ebay has to...

Australia has strong consumer laws. Ebay has to comply with them too. I think a lot less gets resolved in other countries.

Slightly unrelated. A couple of years ago I went to an Australian website...
06-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By alo

Chinese don't care. If they get your money, they...

Chinese don't care. If they get your money, they think they are clever.

You need a screenshot of the description. You might get one item of the kit. The description should list which items are...
06-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Onegun

Please note that, of late, PayPal does NOT honor...

Please note that, of late, PayPal does NOT honor their guarantee in many, many circumstances. Personally, I was one of the earliest PayPal subscribers in the late 90s or early 2000s, I think. Over...
06-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By linberl

Yup. Screen shot the pages. Video opening the...

Yup. Screen shot the pages. Video opening the box when it arrives. Not still photos. You want clear proof if it turns out to be empty or full of something else you did not order.
06-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

SS MTB , or Cruiser ? Put this one together today...

SS MTB , or Cruiser ? Put this one together today , Someday I hope try it out off road .
Has rear coaster brake .
...
06-25-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By alo

I would have screenshots of the pictures and...

I would have screenshots of the pictures and description of what you bought.

Some scams involve changing the description on the website after your purchase, and not sending what was described at...
06-25-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,458
Posted By alloo

Because he got his ass kicked by an old lady. If...

Because he got his ass kicked by an old lady. If she's happy more power to her. Did you verbally yell at her?
06-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

I enjoyed my Electras before I realized what was...

I enjoyed my Electras before I realized what was going on on .
I have a Few bikes that were made back in the early 90’s that seem to be working good for me at the moment, including my Specialized...
06-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Doc_Wui

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking...

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking ads for stuff at 10 cents on the dollar, including ebikes. My wife answered one for Keen shoes, at 90% off. I heard her complaining about her credit...
06-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By chas58

let us know. When you say kit, you mean motor,...

let us know. When you say kit, you mean motor, controller, battery and all? $50 won't get you a battery for that.
I did buy a cheap 36v10ah (10s3P) off of ebay last year with authentic...
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