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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Doc_Wui

Red loctite breaks down with heat, 500F or 250C....

Red loctite breaks down with heat, 500F or 250C. Needs a torch.

I never liked Vello's grandiose claims about riding without charging. Figured they couldn't be trusted.
07-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Doc_Wui

Pittsburgh has some huge hills. You cannot expect...

Pittsburgh has some huge hills. You cannot expect to throttle up them without helping the bike out with pedalling and being in low gear. But the E-sparrow is single speed bike with a 250W Bafang. I...
07-23-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
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...
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
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...
07-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Doc_Wui

If it were me, I'd ask my insurance agent. Your...

If it were me, I'd ask my insurance agent. Your insurance company will be going after the other driver's company to recover its costs anyway.
07-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think it's just a futuristic bike design. Is...

I think it's just a futuristic bike design. Is that a twist shifter on the right handlebar or is it a twist throttle?

There's no visible motor in the front wheel. There's no visible motor in the...
07-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By Doc_Wui

Convert to a Cr-Moly fork. About a hundred...

Convert to a Cr-Moly fork. About a hundred dollars.
07-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 727
Posted By Doc_Wui

I have a Weller WES51 station, a Weller 8200, and...

I have a Weller WES51 station, a Weller 8200, and a Harbor Fright solder gun, The Harbor doesn't sell replacement tips. expecting us to replace the whole thing, but a Weller 7135 fits, except the HF...
06-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By Doc_Wui

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 417,612
Posted By Doc_Wui

Downtube website still working for me. ...

Downtube website still working for me.
https://www.downtube.com/downtube-nova-lightweight-folding-bike/
06-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
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...
06-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,950
Posted By Doc_Wui

There's been an explosion in ebike sales. A lot...

There's been an explosion in ebike sales. A lot of them are going to people you guys never meet on your bike rides, mainly mainly boomers who have not ridden bikes since they were kids. I joined a...
06-13-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,022
Posted By Doc_Wui

Motprcyle? That's Cookoo. Throttle with pedal...

Motprcyle? That's Cookoo. Throttle with pedal assist. About 18 mph max on 36V. Smooth as silk though. Climbs a local hill out of a park that has everyone else on regular bikes walking....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Doc_Wui

It's 39.5" axle to axle, same as my Downtube...

It's 39.5" axle to axle, same as my Downtube Nova. I had to take off the DNP 11-28 freewheel and put it on my wife's bike, after her DNP failed at 3000 miles. It's back to 14-28 for now. I plan to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Doc_Wui

The Eroade mini

Not a folder, but a minivello I found on aliexpress. Ordered it in December but shipping issues delayed arrival until late May. It was abut $380USD with shipping, Came in around 20 pounds, but I'll...
05-26-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Doc_Wui

Unite My1016 motors are sold as 24V motors on...

Unite My1016 motors are sold as 24V motors on ebay. They are DC brushed motors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164670222519
05-19-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Doc_Wui

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois....

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois. The Chicago Forest preserve used to ban all ebikes that could exceed 16 mph but now allow class 1 and class 2, opting to post a 15 mph limit on all...
05-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doc_Wui

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries....

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries. You probably need three of them to get 3.5AH. but one will likely fail and kill the whole pack.
05-02-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doc_Wui

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will...

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will reduce your batteries capacity by 0.90AH.

Even though you're only doing one cell, the battery capacity is determined by its weakest cell group. This...
04-24-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Doc_Wui

One advantage of DIY is you don't have to ride a...

One advantage of DIY is you don't have to ride a 60 pound bike. That's a big complaint n senior ebiking forums. Bikes are too heavy to lift onto a rack. Too heavy to put in a car, Bikes are too tall...
04-18-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By Doc_Wui

No serious market for a chop shop battery. It...

No serious market for a chop shop battery. It would be like having a garage fire catered to your house,
04-14-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the...

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the Rad Mission after scavenging all the useful pieces. Why? It's only one speed. They are catering to uneducated customers or clueless hipsters.
04-10-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted...

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted the solder and came off. You got burn marks on the cloth sheathing?. You got burn marks on the balance wires under the wrapping? Unless that last...
04-05-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By Doc_Wui

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a...

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a chance it has a failure and how do you fix it. In the case of Ecotric, there's a guy right now on the facebook forum that has been shipped a second...
04-03-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Doc_Wui

Big Bad John, You're doing it to yourself again. ...

Big Bad John, You're doing it to yourself again.

I believe the orange connector with five wires is your phase wire connector,

The rest is yikes. I would suppose the white connector with thick...
04-03-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By Doc_Wui

I paid $700USD (500 quid?) for an Ecotric fat...

I paid $700USD (500 quid?) for an Ecotric fat tire bike in 2019. I found it was very well made. Two years later, the battery is still good, the motor works, and nothing broke. It has all the same...
04-02-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,089
Posted By Doc_Wui

We poke along at 12-14 mph, but the bike computer...

We poke along at 12-14 mph, but the bike computer always says 11.7 mph,
04-02-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Doc_Wui

Wiring the throttle switch involves connecting...

Wiring the throttle switch involves connecting 48V to one of the controller wires. If you pick a ground wire by mistake, you may have an explosion when you short circuit the battery.,If you pick an...
03-30-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Doc_Wui

Have you been checking temperatures on the motor,...

Have you been checking temperatures on the motor, the new controller, or the connectors? Does the new controller have a display where you can see how much more watts or current is being used? Do you...
03-27-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think mine is a 46T and I kept the 14-28 7...

I think mine is a 46T and I kept the 14-28 7 speed freewheel on my bike. 26" tires. I just don't care to ride much over 18 mph so I could have gone down to 44T,
03-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you're in it for riding, buy the bike, pay for...

If you're in it for riding, buy the bike, pay for the service, and enjoy riding. I bought our first one, and after seeing how it was put together I converted my next one. I've converted a few more...
03-07-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,279
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are thousands of new ebikers who haven't...

There are thousands of new ebikers who haven't ridden bikes for years, now gravitating to fat tire ebikes because they (a) are inexpensive relative to a Euro mid drive and (b) remind them of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By Doc_Wui

Most of the users in here won't ride something...

Most of the users in here won't ride something like that. I guess I would. I don't mind inexpensive folders.

Steel frame chinese folding bike. Basic Schwinn Tourney derailleur. Alloy rims, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Doc_Wui

Nope, never seen any of them. Being a value guy,...

Nope, never seen any of them. Being a value guy, plus having owned two Downtubes, I would pay $499 for the Dyan. Then I'd order the disk brake hardware and convert. He says it's got the frame braze...
03-03-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,448
Posted By Doc_Wui

Probably something like this. Just your typical...

Probably something like this. Just your typical big direct drive motor, mounted in a 26x4" rim. Comes with matching controller.
...
02-27-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
Posted By Doc_Wui

Whatever you convert, plan on converting a second...

Whatever you convert, plan on converting a second one for your wife.
02-22-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,853
Posted By Doc_Wui

My story goes that I originally got my wife an...

My story goes that I originally got my wife an ebike in 2015 to get her back into riding. I had just purchased a GT Transeo at Performance Bike and we saw the $2500 ebikes on display, Her bike was...
02-16-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ifs it a geared motor? You can tell by spinning...

Ifs it a geared motor? You can tell by spinning it w/o power A geared motor will spin forward with less resistance. It will take more force to spin backwards because the gears have engaged and are...
01-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
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,
01-24-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By Doc_Wui

I wouldn't have my wife risk a front motor...

I wouldn't have my wife risk a front motor breaking the forks. If she is already commuting to work on a bike, let her keep that one. Get a third bike and put a mid motor or a small hubmotor on the...
01-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,447
Posted By Doc_Wui

Last seen in 2014. Good welding. ...

Last seen in 2014. Good welding.

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12-24-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,653
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are plenty of inexpensive ebikes thses...

There are plenty of inexpensive ebikes thses days, but they're not light. Think around 50 pounds.

I've converted a number of existing bikes to electric. A small 250W-350W motor is under 5 pounds....
11-26-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Doc_Wui

We taught our 7 year old granddaughter this way....

We taught our 7 year old granddaughter this way. I actually took the pedal arms (one piece) off a 16" bike, Got her coasting. A week later, we went over to small slope and let her really coast. I...
11-16-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,604
Posted By Doc_Wui

Here comes the new boss .....better not be the...

Here comes the new boss .....better not be the same as the old boss.
11-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is this a different bike from the one in your...

Is this a different bike from the one in your other post? Did you ever get that running? That would be the first thing to do, get a working ebike.

Some controllers will run the motor w/o a...
11-14-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Doc_Wui

If my wife didn't have ebikes, she wouldn't be...

If my wife didn't have ebikes, she wouldn't be riding. I'd be doing far less too. The two of us usually accumulate about 800-1000 miles together. This year, with covid scare limiting activities, we...
11-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By Doc_Wui

Many of the ebikes sold on Walmarts website are...

Many of the ebikes sold on Walmarts website are sold/assembled by third parties.I suspect most were assmbled in China, boxed there, and may leave a few components like pedals, seat. and possibly the...
09-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke...

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke wrench and learn to trim up the wheel. However, if that seems too scary, take the bike to a shop and they can do it,
...
09-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,771
Posted By Doc_Wui

Set in 1973.... Boy meets girl. Girl likes...

Set in 1973....

Boy meets girl.
Girl likes biking.
Boy buys bike.

And here we are many years later. Still biking.
09-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Doc_Wui

Way too expensive. Battery too small. I believe...

Way too expensive. Battery too small. I believe they can get only 20 cells into those little bottle batteries for 36V. To get the 26 cells for 48V, they would have to go up to the next size,
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