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09-12-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By speedy25

many materials have a "memory" and will return to...

many materials have a "memory" and will return to the bent state they were once in. Too bad they cant remember to be straight.

Replace with a new one.

-SP
09-09-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By speedy25

I have done this before, but I did have a...

I have done this before, but I did have a problem.

FIRST- In Europe you can rent ebike batteries. Take your fave bike there and rent a battery for your time. Rare to find battery rental in the...
06-16-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By speedy25

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a...

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a workout riding them. I just dont have to push the bike up hills anymore.

-SP
03-28-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By speedy25

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes. ...

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes.

-SP
03-28-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By speedy25

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above...

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above post. I have batteries that stay charged through the seasons with no problem.

An actual Bosch approved shop can run a diagnostic to see if its...
03-28-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By speedy25

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match...

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match the rime on a non adjustable shoe. Its quick and easy. Rubber can clog up a sanding belt, but if you have a disk/belt sander you can place the shoe on...
03-11-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By speedy25

No amount of rinsing will remove the...

No amount of rinsing will remove the corrosiveness of salt. You need to use a salt neutralizer.
03-02-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,749
Posted By speedy25

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal...

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal in the OP's area.
Soyabean had great advice. Getting something local is the best especially for someone who is a rookie. Yeah, many of you built bikes...
02-04-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By speedy25

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on...

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on batteries. The heat required to flow the solder usually damages the battery too.
10-31-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By speedy25

With no keys it may be stolen. Same with no...

With no keys it may be stolen.
Same with no charger.
Paying a locksmith to pick the lock and make you a new key is the most cost effective. Drilling to lock is another option for battery removal,...
10-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,928
Posted By speedy25

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that...

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that really doesnt like conversion kits. Mostly because people install them poorly on bikes that should never be electrified anyway!

OP- Look at Yamaha....
10-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By speedy25

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who...

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who think some wild regimen will make their battery last for a hundred years but it just wont happen.

Treating your battery like a lead acid battery...
08-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By speedy25

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone...

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone number for me from long ago.
08-27-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By speedy25

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their...

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their dealers. But I will add I havent gotten any product for a LONG time, and the date for more keeps being pushed back. I think all their stock got diverted...
08-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By speedy25

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an...

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an industrial supply house. You can get a great gauge that will lead a long accurate life for around $20.

-SP
08-12-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By speedy25

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid...

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid drive, but the better choice will always be a prebuilt bike by a major manufacturer.

-SP
07-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By speedy25

Just as a general comment on tube quality... ...

Just as a general comment on tube quality...

This year I have repaired a number of wheels that had blowouts of tubes. Not just cheapies either, even Continental! The new Tervail branding has yet...
07-18-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By speedy25

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in...

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in the rims that the rim strips cover up. I dont see any reason why you cant do a similar thing. I doubt if the typical rubber liner would work, but I'm...
07-18-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,151
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
07-11-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By speedy25

Nice chop up on the motor cable!! If you are...

Nice chop up on the motor cable!!

If you are handy, and can solder, you can replace it. Most people arent and they send them to me for repair.

I dont know what your "replacement" for $20 is.
...
05-04-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By speedy25

Thanks for posting the link. 1.SO they have a...

Thanks for posting the link.
1.SO they have a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed chain?? WHats with that. Use a link that is correct for the chain.
2. Lube? While many like waxes, I find they...
04-20-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By speedy25

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses,...

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses, displays and controllers, then by all means get a rad!

Just my experience making repairs when they quit.

-SP
12-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By speedy25

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute...

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute nightmare when you need any parts!

I have service certificate #1 for being qualified to work on these, but OT wont give me the time of day to get...
12-13-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,138
Posted By speedy25

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point. ...

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point.

Yamaha went seeking e-bike dealers when they brought their goods to NA. I was one of their first dealers. I thought they would be picking established...
08-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,756
Posted By speedy25

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28...

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28 mph of fun and handling. Despite all my ebike testing I have yet to find one I like any better. They did a great job on that bike.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,025
Posted By speedy25

You are right about the TranzX motor on the...

You are right about the TranzX motor on the Retroglide 2old. They are a good motor. I was going to recommend the IZip Dash for a commuter bike, but he already found a screaming deal.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,692
Posted By speedy25

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500...

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500 you buy something that can qualify as an OK bike.

-SP
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
Posted By speedy25

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I...

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I have 10 Zuma's I use as rental bikes. they are perfect for an easy to ride ebike that fits most people. If you want something REALLY nice, check out the...
04-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By speedy25

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem...

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem with you using the battery until it ran out.

As suggested earlier, look at the Yamaha powered Haibike. Great bike with what I think is better...
08-30-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By speedy25

This looks more like a troll question. But...

This looks more like a troll question.

But if its is real, DONT DO IT. Then give some real details.

-SP
04-27-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,148
Posted By speedy25

You guys forgot one- Greyhound. You dont get the...

You guys forgot one- Greyhound. You dont get the wacky big box rates with them. I ship bikes and camping gear from Ohio to AZ when we go west. Price is affordable and so far its also reliable. For...
08-20-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,104
Posted By speedy25

I'm with mkeller too. Being mechanically minded I...

I'm with mkeller too. Being mechanically minded I dont care if something doesnt work if it is the right price. Vintage stuff is better quality in most cases and just plain fun to ride.

That also...
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