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07-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By Robert C

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it...

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it only exists in direct-drive hub motors. Geared motors, which are lighter and have other design benefits, freewheel when coasting, this negates any...
07-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,683
Posted By Robert C

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let...

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let alone seen, anyone crash a conventional bicycle. This is proof that e-bikes are a public menace, thanks for bringing this to our attention.:foo:
Forum: Commuting
07-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Robert C

Check with the campus police before trying this....

Check with the campus police before trying this. Where I went to grad school, locking to anything other than a bike rack would result in the bicycle being impounded and $75 fine.
06-28-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,782
Posted By Robert C

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to. ...

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to.

I am a middle school teacher and this one comes up at times. The students ask why I ride the way I do. I have even been berated by parents for...
06-24-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Robert C

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned...

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned with the size of the rim they fit. I ordered a set of tyres, so I will find out if they fit when they get here.

(This all may seem silly, after...
06-24-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Robert C

How many sizes of 24" tyres are there?

I know that there are two sizes of 20" bicycle tyres. Is there only one size of 24" tyres?

The explanation:
I recently ordered some 24" bicycle wheels. These are for my Bacchetta 26at that always...
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
04-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,551
Posted By Robert C

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more....

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more. It is just easier to get going again. I am also pretty likely to stop on my trike. With the trike, I can just stop without unclipping. There is also...
04-19-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By Robert C

This is one of the things that I notice I do...

This is one of the things that I notice I do differently on an e-bike. I am more likely to come to a full stop. It is just easier to get back up to speed.
01-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,683
Posted By Robert C

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find...

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find it a bit odd that when riding a motor scooter I don't armour up as much.

A quick comment about this guys videos, I watch a lot of them and he does...
01-31-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Robert C

Your first step would be to research your state...

Your first step would be to research your state laws and decide if you want a motorized bicycle or an e-bike. In most states, they are different things. Then you need to research licensing...
12-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Robert C

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no...

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no studded road tyres, only knobies, in the 27.5 tyre size, a very common side on full-size mid-drive e-bikes. I ended up switching my mid-drive bike to...
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Robert C

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall...

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall are you and what size did you order?

One of the first places I would look, for back pain is a shorter stem to the handlebars, to reduce stretch.
...
08-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Robert C

If your back is the source of the pain, it is...

If your back is the source of the pain, it is likely that the seat isn't the problem. I would recommend posting your question in the "Fitting Your Bike...
08-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Robert C

I have, As I have mentioned before, I had a trike...

I have, As I have mentioned before, I had a trike with solar panels overhead. At present, I am rigging a trailer with the solar panels for use with a Vello. I really can't see it without a good...
08-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Robert C

Not an eBike in this picture, but the dog has no...

Not an eBike in this picture, but the dog has no issues with the trailer.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/ross_swimming_4_1d213852a2cac1a5a0033f234ef81d4650aec276.jpg
08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By Robert C

At these prices, I am not a customer. ...

At these prices, I am not a customer.


That said, flagship models frequently lead the way for less expensive, more pedestrian, models. I hope this happens here.
08-02-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,244
Posted By Robert C

What motor is that?

What motor is that?
07-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By Robert C

on the mid/low end, Sondors...

on the mid/low end, Sondors (https://sondors.com/) seems to have a good reputation.
07-26-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,731
Posted By Robert C

Before getting a fat tyred bike, look into the...

Before getting a fat tyred bike, look into the cost of new tyres. There doesn't seem to be a great selection of street-oriented ones, and most replacements are quite dear.

That seems to apply to...
07-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,244
Posted By Robert C

I disagree (but in a cheerful manner). There is a...

I disagree (but in a cheerful manner). There is a very good explanation for why eBikes in the US are so underpowered.

The US has not been the primary eBike market. Many bike shops are very opposed...
07-11-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By Robert C

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the...

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the batteries.

That said, I have a lot more confidence in the mid-drives. My experience with hub drives has been 50/50, yes, I have only built two hub...
07-03-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By Robert C

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the...

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the only way to set the seat hight is to make sure that the rider can flat foot with both feet while sitting on the seat. While I do not accept the...
06-30-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,188
Posted By Robert C

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible...

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible to "create" a moped. To register a moped is easy, you just provide the county assessors office with the VIN and pay the taxes. The issue is that there...
06-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By Robert C

This article is from 2016...

This article is from 2016 (https://www.electricbike.com/mid-drive-kit-igh/), however, it remains a very good starting point. I am a big fan of the NuVinci transmissions. I have commuted extensively...
06-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Robert C

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5616_ebikeguidegraphic_final_2_a57ebd6c1195296679dcfe7a58bafa0e9b044af9.png
from here...
06-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,188
Posted By Robert C

I will say that you guys have me thinking about...

I will say that you guys have me thinking about this one. However, I am still working on step one.

Step one, for me, is researching. Both looking at frames and getting information about...
06-29-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By Robert C

Again, not trying to shill the system, I doubt...

Again, not trying to shill the system, I doubt that Bosch needs shills. However, watch the video, particularly starting at ~:45

They show the system preventing endos.
06-26-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,188
Posted By Robert C

Please keep us up to date on the project. The...

Please keep us up to date on the project. The only other request is for links. It makes it easier for those of us who are thinking along similar lines.
06-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By Robert C

That is part of what's had me curious. As I am...

That is part of what's had me curious. As I am sure you noted, the article you linked to is dated 2017. Yet, I have seen no consumer products with it.



This picture shows a sensor wheel:...
06-26-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By Robert C

Necro-post warning: I just happened to bump...

Necro-post warning:

I just happened to bump into this when looking at another topic, is anyone using this? Has it gone into further development?
06-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,184
Posted By Robert C

No, he is dead on! The reality is that if you let...

No, he is dead on! The reality is that if you let your kids out of the confines of their house in anything less than a full-sized SUV then you don't love them! The SUV also needs to be made of STEEL,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By Robert C

Seeing as you seem to be looking at two wheel...

Seeing as you seem to be looking at two wheel recumbents, Bacchetta reports positively on the use of 24" wheels on the Giro 26 & 26att in this article...
06-15-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Robert C

Most were 2-stroke, as were many small...

Most were 2-stroke, as were many small motorcycles of the era. There was no technical reason for 2-stroke, some, but admittedly not may, were four-stroke. Mostly it was about cost and performance, in...
06-13-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Robert C

Nice, I just got a Catrike expedition, but it is...

Nice, I just got a Catrike expedition, but it is going to stay non-electric.

I am in the process of converting my Rotovelo to e-bike. I started with a Direct drive hub that has a 5-speed internal...
06-07-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Robert C

First, they are different in the law. That is...

First, they are different in the law. That is important, and it is important that they remain separated and not to be confused.

The reason that it is so important is that mopeds were effectively...
06-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Robert C

. . . and yes, I did read the article. In all a...

. . . and yes, I did read the article. In all a pretty positive piece.
06-05-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Robert C

I didn't even read the article, and I didn't need...

I didn't even read the article, and I didn't need to. This is America! They should be driving Pick-Up Trucks! Each and every one of them!

And those Pick-Up trucks better have dualies! Roal Coal...
06-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Robert C

You might want to also post them on endless...

You might want to also post them on endless sphere (https://endless-sphere.com/forums/). It is a website devoted to electric vehicles of all types. No matter where you post the adds, you will need a...
06-02-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,450
Posted By Robert C

Right, they will both fold in, with the coroplast...

Right, they will both fold in, with the coroplast under the panels and the solar panels laying flat when going down the road. This would provide power when moving.

The basic idea, solar panels...
06-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,450
Posted By Robert C

This thread is great timing, I was about to post...

This thread is great timing, I was about to post the question I have indented. I am curious about the ability of the WIKE kit (https://wicycle.com/products/bike-trailers/diy) to hold up over extended...
05-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Robert C

NuVinci Assembly aid length

I can not find the assembly aids shown in the CVP setup guidelines. I am aware of the instructions on the Park Tool site and have 3d printed a guide for use with the instructions on the Park Tool...
05-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,453
Posted By Robert C

Rodriguez Cycles (https://www.rodbikes.com/) are...

Rodriguez Cycles (https://www.rodbikes.com/) are made in the US, they have been doing so for over forty years. For anything but standard sizes, they have a waiting list. My daughter has one of their...
05-17-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Robert C

I suspect that a lot of the power, where I am, is...

I suspect that a lot of the power, where I am, is wind-generated. However, when touring, solar is the way I charge.

I am working on another generation of my solar tour bike. It is nowhere near...
05-17-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Robert C

The two main mid-drive motors for adding to...

The two main mid-drive motors for adding to existing bicycles are the BaFang BBS02 and BBSHD and the TongSheng TSDZ2. I have both of these and commute with a TongSheng motor and have toured with a...
05-09-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Robert C

Terminology: Analogue and Digital bike?

I have seen this term creep into our subforum, "analogue bike," and, "digital bike."

Digital bike makes some sense, either you are on the bike, or you are not. Possibly it means, "is a bike," or,...
05-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,184
Posted By Robert C

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are...

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are right, an ebike probably isn't an ideal fit for you. If your needs change then an ebike might fit at that time.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By Robert C

My experience with Kenda Kwest: ...

My experience with Kenda Kwest:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_1122_980d6a3f06acdf48e6354213b7a04d93c690fa15.jpg

The real problem was that I was on tour, in a...
04-20-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Robert C

Here I am on the way from Kansas to Utah. This...

Here I am on the way from Kansas to Utah. This involved riding over the Rocky Mountains. I am currently working on another trike, actually, a Rotovelo, to do a similar trip. However, this second time...
04-05-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,676
Posted By Robert C

It kind of looks like Lake Shasta, near Redding...

It kind of looks like Lake Shasta, near Redding CA. But then a lot of lakes look similar. What lake?
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