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08-12-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By Squire93

Got the first ebike

Took a ride at sunrise today on my 10 speed Free Spirit (10 dollar bike I bought 2 years ago.) Stopped in the local Dollar General store and mentioned I went for a ride and that I was looking for an...
07-28-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By hydrocarbon

It would be extremely inefficient to try to...

It would be extremely inefficient to try to recharge an e-bike battery using the puny output of a generator hub — likely to the point that installing one would give a net loss of energy, as they...
07-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By jon c.

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery...

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery makers may be paying more because they're purchasing in much smaller volume? Or do the Li cell manufacturers really base the price they charge on...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of...

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of decades now and are still being treated like a guilty pleasure. Something to 'outgrow'. Something to be a bit ashamed of needing. It matters. Why?...
04-16-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wish you would quit posting things like this. ...

I wish you would quit posting things like this.

I weigh 240# and ride a mountain bike with a hub drive kit on it. With racks and gear bike is over 60#. I often tow trailers full of scavenged...
03-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By KPREN

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It...

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It still might be undesized.
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,072
Posted By indyfabz

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are...

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are substituting their rides for car use, which isnít always correct. In fact, I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their...
02-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By KPREN

You can convert as long as your bike is not a...

You can convert as long as your bike is not a carbon frame. I would recommend and aftermarket chainring like Liekie or Luna . The Bafang chainrings are chain losers and therefore are tossers. Your...
02-16-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,381
Posted By KPREN

It's not that simple. The BBSO2 is nominally 750...

It's not that simple. The BBSO2 is nominally 750 watts. Even with a 52 volt battery, it will seldom exceed that. Why? because watts is power amps x volts. The nature of an electric motor lets you...
02-07-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By KPREN

Hah, feel is entirely subjective and personal....

Hah, feel is entirely subjective and personal. For some people, every little thing changes the feel. For others, they could ride over an ATV and barely notice.

In another thread, the OP stated...
02-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By KPREN

Not everyone is put together the same way. What a...

Not everyone is put together the same way. What a boring world it would be if they were. Feel is not the same as efficiency but may be perceived that way. The OP's question is very valid.

I am a...
01-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By Doc_Wui

Pre-covid prices. 500W ebike kit, LED display,...

Pre-covid prices. 500W ebike kit, LED display, from ebikeling. On both amazon and ebay. I picked him originally because he ships out of a warehouse in Illinois,
01-28-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,024
Posted By BEC111

A couple of minor points. First, Citibikes are in...

A couple of minor points. First, Citibikes are in the boroughs and expanding there. Second, citibikes now has ebikes. Not great but very suitable foe nyc streets. Third, Citibikes are almost always...
01-26-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By jair101

Thanks all. I think I made my mind towards small...

Thanks all. I think I made my mind towards small front hub and we will try to keep it always on. If it doesn't work for her...well, I will equip it on my hybrid bike and have some fun myself instead...
01-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By kayakindude

Just curious why you would want to switch the...

Just curious why you would want to switch the front wheels? The 250 watt hub motor is barely heavier than a regular rim...maybe 2 pounds more? Any detachable battery system should work for you, while...
12-24-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,829
Posted By Pop N Wood

I should really let this go but you are massively...

I should really let this go but you are massively misstating the difference 10 or 20 pounds of ebike equipment. Weight really only matters when accelerating or going up hill. Cruising at a constant...
12-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pop N Wood

Lots of posts claiming a BBSHD handles heat...

Lots of posts claiming a BBSHD handles heat significantly better than a BBS02. I would go that route over trying to synchronize multiple simultaneous motors.

Karl is a Bafang mid drive guru, this...
12-06-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Pop N Wood

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for...

I converted an old MTB into an ebike for partially the same reason as the OP, i.e. work commuter, car free trips to the store, but also just for the experience. Then the covid hit and my employer...
12-04-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By sloppy12

1. Nope set the assist low or just push the bike...

1. Nope set the assist low or just push the bike past its cutoffs. You can for sure still get heart rate up and exercise on any ebike. The second part about travel depends on what travel means to...
12-04-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Thomas15

I ride for fitness so I really don't care what...

I ride for fitness so I really don't care what others do or what they ride. I have noticed and it is really hard not to notice, but on my local MUP which attracts a lot of beginners and people from...
12-04-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By mdarnton

Regarding the behavior of people on bike paths, I...

Regarding the behavior of people on bike paths, I will say that I tend to avoid any place that I might run into other bikers, especially when I will be squeezed into a narrow lane with them. Bad...
12-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By CargoDane

Not sweating going uphill even in summer. Having...

Not sweating going uphill even in summer. Having to be somewhere without wanting to turn up sweating. Carrying lots of heavy stuff - even uphill. Using it a quick city commuter literally door to...
12-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By mack_turtle

I currently don't use a bicycle for practical...

I currently don't use a bicycle for practical purposes. I'm "young" and fairly fit and I see no reason to add the cost and complexity of a motor-assist bike to my routine. you can have a lot of fun...
12-04-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By surak

It's simple, ebikes appeal to those who derive a...

It's simple, ebikes appeal to those who derive a benefit from having one who would otherwise not ride a non-motorized bike in certain situations. People who want to be outside and go places but lack...
12-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By mr_pedro

I ride about 7-10 hours per week on a road bike...

I ride about 7-10 hours per week on a road bike where I can maintain a 20 mph average on 2 hour rides. But I also have an e-bike for commuting or just transportation in general. That allows me to...
12-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By dabac

Covid aside, Iím an all-year bike commuter. 2x16...

Covid aside, Iím an all-year bike commuter. 2x16 miles daily. In a place where winter really means something. Once the studded tires went on, the commute wore me down. I got consistently slower day...
12-04-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By 70sSanO

As the e-bikes become lighter and the riding...

As the e-bikes become lighter and the riding community ages, there will probably be more of a niche with higher quality road and mountain bikes to "assist" those who are starting to struggle up some...
12-04-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Riveting

I'm a self-proclaimed hardcore road cyclist of...

I'm a self-proclaimed hardcore road cyclist of 4-9k miles per year, who ALSO owns a ~300watt Class 2 ebike (the motor wheel has a top speed of 20 mph, so it's legal on all multi-use paths in the...
11-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
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...
10-06-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,733
Posted By Leisesturm

There is a reason I left companies like Luna...

There is a reason I left companies like Luna Cycle, Grin Tech and EM3EV off my earlier list. Those companies sell different systems in parallel, and it is possible (though remote) that an...
10-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,733
Posted By Leisesturm

If you buy an e-assist kit from Leafmotor or...

If you buy an e-assist kit from Leafmotor or Crystalyte or MAC or Bafang you get exactly what is in the Swytch kit and the installation difficulty is the same. The only difference is that ALL the...
09-18-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,729
Posted By tomato coupe

Never heard of the book before reading this...

Never heard of the book before reading this thread, so I downloaded a copy and read it. For those that haven't read it, it reads like a collection of troll thread topics. Let's just say I'm glad I...
09-01-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Miele Man

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have...

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have most of the tools I need/want and it saves a lot of time going to the LBS, waiting until the repair is done (sometimes that can be days) and the cost....
08-31-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I've always done all my own work, because apart...

I've always done all my own work, because apart from wheel building that takes less time than dropping off and picking up a bicycle and tool costs the first time aren't out of line with labor...
08-31-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,411
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is...

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is a privately owned offshore financial institution in St. Lucia that provides letters of credit. Barely a bank. Not one's first choice for economic...
08-31-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,411
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I couldn't find any evidence that there ever was...

I couldn't find any evidence that there ever was an actual audience for the alleged quoted statements from a Sanjay Thakrar, CEO at Euro Exim Bank Ltd. Or that any economic authority ever made the...
08-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,411
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The premise is generally false. Money cyclists...

The premise is generally false. Money cyclists don't spent on cars is spent on other things. However, the exception is generally large, in that the desire for expensive items like cars motivate...
08-30-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Thomas15

I have nothing against bike shops or those that...

I have nothing against bike shops or those that use them for repairs but for me personally the only time I would use a shop for repairs is if it required a very expensive tool that I didn't want to...
08-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2cam16

Old news. Always have and always will do my own...

Old news.
Always have and always will do my own work on my bikes. I enjoy it plus I can't afford bike shops.
08-30-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By SurferRosa

Nobody can or would show as much love to my bikes...

Nobody can or would show as much love to my bikes as I do.
08-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Koyote

I'm like you. I can afford to have shops take...

I'm like you. I can afford to have shops take care of my repairs and more advanced maintenance, and that is my preference. They can do much of it more quickly, more competently, and they already have...
07-21-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By cubewheels

LOL about the teenage girl! I live in a 3rd...

LOL about the teenage girl!

I live in a 3rd world country like Mexico and things are different here. Whenever we see an expensive SUV or sports car, we say: "Bad guy incoming!!"!

I've been to...
07-21-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By cubewheels

I ride in 110 F heat, 75% humidity all the time...

I ride in 110 F heat, 75% humidity all the time as I live in the tropics near the equator. That with a mask on so that soldiers and cops will not pull me over and slap me with a costly ticket for...
07-20-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,043
Posted By a_d_a_m

Sorry for the necrothread bump, but figured my...

Sorry for the necrothread bump, but figured my addition didn't really warrant a whole new thread, PLUS I used the same jandd hooks as O/P did.

I just made my set yesterday, and took them for their...
05-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By 2_i

It is USPS that is the bottleneck now. Domestic...

It is USPS that is the bottleneck now. Domestic shipments get lost and stuck and even circle around. Small items seem particularly vulnerable.
12-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 65,421
Posted By drbarney1

I made my own rear light assembly which has a 12...

I made my own rear light assembly which has a 12 Volt lithium battery and an automotive flashing unit to power it. After using it a few months I got inspired to add turn signals when I found cheap...
08-15-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,346
Posted By Scylipt

Bike me and Barkley are using to cross Europe

Currently in Sweden and ready to go again parcially thanks to this website and the Dr....
10-22-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,346
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