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07-24-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By 2old

If you like the Wing and know anybody who has had...

If you like the Wing and know anybody who has had good service from one, it seems like a good deal for $1098. The Aventon bikes have a good reputation, but doubt you'll get them up the stairs. The...
07-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By 2old

Dd she offer you the Golden Gate Bridge for a...

Dd she offer you the Golden Gate Bridge for a bargain price by any chance?
07-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By 2old

As I stated above, and guess you still don't know...

As I stated above, and guess you still don't know the definition of should, I wouldn't have stopped there. You and the other individual who can't fathom simple sentences are heading to "ignore".
07-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By 2old

Try the C & V forum. It looks so unique it may be...

Try the C & V forum. It looks so unique it may be worth something.
07-05-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By 2old

I get it! Fun exercise and very inexpensive if...

I get it! Fun exercise and very inexpensive if you have the time and most of the parts available. Not too unlike my 1985 Mt Fuji, a decent bike which was ridden to death back then, but at eight...
07-01-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Posted By 2old

There is a relatively large co-op in my area that...

There is a relatively large co-op in my area that I found about recently although I've lived here for years, and it has most of the positive attributes described above. However, it may have been...
06-29-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By 2old

Love derailleurs and have plenty, just not on my...

Love derailleurs and have plenty, just not on my cruisers; they don't need anything to spoil the simplicity JMO!
06-29-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By 2old

mindlessly cruising to my delight i can enjoy...

mindlessly cruising to my delight
i can enjoy this ride day or night
resonates with my every mind mettle
just need to remember i can't back pedal
06-28-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,889
Views: 2,242,108
Posted By 2old

1984 Schwinn Mesa Runner built for my...

1984 Schwinn Mesa Runner built for my granddaughter. The components needed cleaning, but were basically NOS. Pre-grip installation....
06-27-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By 2old

I agree about shoes and seats. Fortunately I've...

I agree about shoes and seats. Fortunately I've always had good luck with WTB saddles although I have one Brooks "springer" that hasn't been broken in yet. Shoes and sandals, it's Five-Ten or Rainbow.
06-27-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Take it easy. I've discovered (and maybe you have...

Take it easy. I've discovered (and maybe you have too) that you have as much fun riding slowly as before when you were faster, plus you get more saddle time for the same distance.
06-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Yes; for me this was a good balance since the...

Yes; for me this was a good balance since the terrain was pretty hilly. Plus, the GT Zaskar had a "magic ratio" with the configuration and I didn't need a tension device. I would run 32/19 with...
06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Kirby, neat bike; try 32/20. It was a perfect...

Kirby, neat bike; try 32/20. It was a perfect gear for me off road for about 20 years when I rode SS almost exclusively. 30/22 is about 9.5 mph @ 90 rpm but who says you need to go faster?
06-26-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By 2old

+1^^^^^ I had one for awhile and it was a ton of...

+1^^^^^ I had one for awhile and it was a ton of fun. The approximately 2:1 gear ratio allowed me to climb all but the steepest hills and those could be avoided easily. Was fun on mild trails too. I...
06-25-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

I use the "standard" method of determining...

I use the "standard" method of determining seatpost height and orientation by pedaling backwards with my heel on the pedal and raising the seat until my knee is straight, then putting the pedals at...
06-24-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,458
Posted By 2old

So as head of the exercise police did you...

So as head of the exercise police did you reprimand her for having too much fun or arrest her for not riding exactly as you demand?
06-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By 2old

It was a complete motor kit like the ones that...

It was a complete motor kit like the ones that usually sell for $200 or so. Agree that things which look too good to be true, but was intrigued since they accepted PayPal (or I would have never...
06-21-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By 2old

Good point, except it could be a lot different if...

Good point, except it could be a lot different if you wanted to return it and you could take it to a local COSTCO store vs boxing up and paying return freight.
06-20-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By 2old

I've had good luck with a Schwalbe Marathon Plus...

I've had good luck with a Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my commuter.
06-19-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,647
Posted By 2old

1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the...

1985 Mt Fuji. Frame needed paint, so I masked the decals, prepped and shot it. Assembled with BBS02 and 52V, 4 ah battery (not shown). Shakedown of the 41 pound bike was uneventful, but it pedals...
06-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

1985 Mt Fuji. The paint was in pretty rough shape...

1985 Mt Fuji. The paint was in pretty rough shape after years of off road activity with a series of youngsters in bike seats and it was going to be dipped and powder coated, but noticed the decals...
06-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,458
Posted By 2old

Probably peanuts compared to what the auto...

Probably peanuts compared to what the auto dealerships average. Might be an instructional experience for you to stand outside the shop (The Path in Tustin, CA) and tell all the individuals having...
06-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By 2old

Also, don't be surprised if some of the parts...

Also, don't be surprised if some of the parts like headsets, bottom brackets (who knows) are reusable with a little cleaning/polishing and grease. I just put together a 1984 Schwinn for my...
06-15-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By 2old

Usually a caliper brake (look at Tektro Caliper...

Usually a caliper brake (look at Tektro Caliper Brake for Beach Cruiser) is a bolt-on. Amazon usually has them, but others too. Don't expect them to stop on a dime though.
06-04-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,031
Posted By 2old

I have a GT Zaskar, which had a "magic ratio" of...

I have a GT Zaskar, which had a "magic ratio" of 32/20 with a Boonen cog. I used to run it 32/19 with a Surly tensioner for the first couple of rides on a new chain, then switch to the "20" which...
06-02-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By 2old

As stated, I understood what he said.

As stated, I understood what he said.
06-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,730
Posted By 2old

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything...

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything was 95% off and even though I loaded up, still didn't get enough consumables. If they could have survived another year, they would have really thrived...
05-31-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By 2old

I solved the issue by procuring a 1984 Schwinn...

I solved the issue by procuring a 1984 Schwinn Mesa Runner with 126 spacing. The wheel (Joy Tech hub and Weimann rim manufactured in Belgium) was perfect. Bonus: found two and used the parts from one...
05-29-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By 2old

1984 Schwinn Mesa Runner

In the course of searching for a rear wheel with 126 spacing to complete a 1985 Mt Fuji, I purchased two of the subject bikes, one well used but the right size for my granddaughter, and one large,...
05-28-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By 2old

The bike that might satisfy all your requirements...

The bike that might satisfy all your requirements is a Gocycle, but don't let it out of your sight. I've seen them in shops and bike shows (pre-COVID) and they're fantastic, light and expensive.
05-26-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Procured a couple of 1984 Schwinn Mesa Runners...

Procured a couple of 1984 Schwinn Mesa Runners while searching for a rear hub with 126 spacing. Kept the wheel from one and combined the best parts of the two to make my granddaughter's first MTB, er...
05-23-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By 2old

AFAIK Merida owns a large part of Specialized.

AFAIK Merida owns a large part of Specialized.
05-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By 2old

Exclamation Maybe most of socal, but none of the OC.

Maybe most of socal, but none of the OC.
05-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By 2old

OC, which is under the jurisdiction of CA's...

OC, which is under the jurisdiction of CA's "Class" system, has prohibited e-bikes in all city, county and state parks in addition to some bike paths. However, policing is minimal and very "spotty",...
05-15-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By 2old

A rear hub system is great for smooth roads, but...

A rear hub system is great for smooth roads, but terrible on any type of washboard or eroded trail, IMO, unless the bike has excellent rear suspension. I've tested several hardails off road on some...
05-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By 2old

YR, you might take a look at electric bike...

YR, you might take a look at electric bike report's review of the Ride 1 Up; it's a rear hub design, but you'll see the premium for a mid-system when comparing prices.
05-14-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By 2old

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery...

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery manufacturers have a 3500 mAh max for their batteries, IMO someone at Ultra was smoking contraband when they wrote the specs for that battery.
05-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By 2old

Hey YR, I was just making a statement since,...

Hey YR, I was just making a statement since, obviously, you've done a lot of research, and I'll be glad to hear how the bike performed. Cort (electricbikereview) interviewed Sam from Dost - YouTube)....
05-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By 2old

+1 with Rick; Batteries shouldn't be stored above...

+1 with Rick; Batteries shouldn't be stored above 80% charge, but being above for short periods isn't deleterious. The worst situation is to store below 10% (even 20% isn't great).
04-27-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By 2old

wg, the bottom of the down tube should work fine....

wg, the bottom of the down tube should work fine. If you need to move the battery along the down tube, Wolf B-RAD "relocates" the mounts. Probably you'll need to use some kind of strap to insure the...
04-27-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By 2old

I've had excellent service (six plus years) off...

I've had excellent service (six plus years) off road with a BBS02-equipped bike. The motor is a couple of pounds lighter than the BBSHD and arguably "legal" since it's rated at 750w. I've geared mine...
04-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2old

cat, I've built about 10 or so for myself, family...

cat, I've built about 10 or so for myself, family or friends and all are still operational without problems. The only difficulty was the first kit came with a faulty controller which was replaced and...
04-27-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By 2old

Check Amazon; there are some in the $20 - $25...

Check Amazon; there are some in the $20 - $25 range. Free shipping for Prime AIR.
04-27-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By 2old

Oil the chain and ride the bike; probably this...

Oil the chain and ride the bike; probably this will solve that problem, and use YouTube to repair the other problems. The total bill, even if you end up replacing the chain, will be around $60, well...
04-27-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,044
Posted By 2old

If it's any consolation, there are other good...

If it's any consolation, there are other good reasons to get into cycling which include, but are not limited to, exercise, being out in the fresh air and interacting with others more easily. Be aware...
04-27-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,044
Posted By 2old

If you're using the bike for commuting and don't...

If you're using the bike for commuting and don't have steep hills on the route, a hub system that is much more cost-efficient is an excellent alternative. There are many individuals here who have...
04-23-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,740
Posted By 2old

My wife was a singer and would get home at two or...

My wife was a singer and would get home at two or three AM, when I would ride, so saw lots of coyotes, including packs that paced me when I rode, but never had a problem. I guess there's always the...
04-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By 2old

A rear hub system makes sense for your...

A rear hub system makes sense for your application. You don't need a "great" bike since the motor will really help, but a steel frame will provide a better platform IMO. I've purchased a couple of...
04-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By 2old

I doubt the individuals that steal copper (or...

I doubt the individuals that steal copper (or batteries) are interested in more gainful employment.
04-17-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By 2old

Didn't need to file anything for my rear hub...

Didn't need to file anything for my rear hub system and not interested in regen. My reticence with a big front conversion is that any problem could be catastrophic. Also, Grin way overcharges for...
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