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07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
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?...
05-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By cat0020

I've been commuting in NYC traffic with my...

I've been commuting in NYC traffic with my bicycles since 2013.
Always looking for that lightest commuter bike.
Your budget is plenty to find a suitable bike.
But you need to specify some...
05-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,657
Posted By jamesdak

So that's a "not" for you, cool! :thumb: ...

So that's a "not" for you, cool! :thumb:

But to clarify a few things. The name is original to the 1930's as is the frame design. This was the rocketship of the past. Component wise, S/A IGH's...
03-29-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By chas58

Nice write up. I'm intrigued by TSDZ2 and the...

Nice write up. I'm intrigued by TSDZ2 and the built in PAS sensor (and light weight). In all the builds I have done, I'm liking 40mm tires for road work (and bigger for rougher stuff). I started...
03-29-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Pop N Wood

You need to do a bit more research. If you are...

You need to do a bit more research. If you are swapping in a mid drive you will lose your triple crank. 42 tooth cranks work extremely well with a Bafang middrive. They are by far the most popular...
03-23-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,294
Posted By cat0020

Candidate for frontend transplant, taller fork...

Candidate for frontend transplant, taller fork stack height to compensate for lower profile tire, not sure if more suspension travel:

https://i.imgur.com/WMfrJRc.jpg
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03-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,449
Posted By KPREN

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths...

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths generally have a 15 mph 25Kph speed limit. I generally stick pretty close to this limit. Busting 20mph stateside on the bike path is akin to being...
03-14-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By badger_biker

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes...

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes suggestion about Gazelle and happily found a couple of shops in the area that carry them. She tried the Medeo T10 and the Ultimate T10. Of course she...
02-27-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By casanewt

Changed my mind and decided to convert a...

Changed my mind and decided to convert a different bike. I knew my old motorcycle buddy Michal was a serious mountain biker, but I did not know until a few years ago that he was also a big e-bike...
01-22-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,501
Posted By Glem

2003 intense uzzi slx with Bafang bbshd with...

2003 intense uzzi slx with Bafang bbshd with 52v21ah dolphin pack. Still need to tidy things up a bit.
...
12-24-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,653
Posted By 2old

I built a sub 35 pound e-MTB with a 10 (or so)...

I built a sub 35 pound e-MTB with a 10 (or so) pound BBS02 and 3.5 pound Luna 52V, 6ah battery, GT Zaskar frame, Ritchie carbon fork and some pretty blingy parts that I had from years of weight...
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,
09-04-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Lisalou

I rode a brand new Ultimate T10 for two weeks (as...

I rode a brand new Ultimate T10 for two weeks (as a loner) and then went and picked up my Petrol Arroyo Elite. What a difference! The Arroyo is SO comfortable, nimble and light. Being able to change...
08-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By frank10

I went with the verve+ 2 I have 80 miles on...

I went with the verve+ 2

I have 80 miles on it so far. No issues and it rides well without any assist.

The pedal assist is powerful enough for me to climb any hill on the trails in my area. I...
08-22-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,501
Posted By Korax

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Verve +2 on the W&OD trail.
07-29-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By late

I am looking for an ebike for my wife. Gazelle is...

I am looking for an ebike for my wife. Gazelle is at the top of the list right now.
07-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By 2old

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike...

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike because I have never seen nor ridden one, but IMO every OEM bicycle dealer/employee who has commented on DIY or "not in the fraternity" bikes has...
07-05-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,501
Posted By Marci

Day 6 with hilltopper

Had this bike now for 3 years, its a Day 6 Dream 26. LOVE it, from the cushy seat to the easy on the shoulders handle bars is is a dream. But alas with the arthritis hills were getting tough. Pedal...
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 37,420
Posted By Bill in VA

As a former DC commuter who went from Metro to...

As a former DC commuter who went from Metro to carpool to car (due to job with overtime), I can say that when I went to a carpool from Metro my winter colds and flu rates dropped, and did again in my...
03-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 37,420
Posted By Phil_gretz

DC has generally begun to self-sequester...

DC has generally begun to self-sequester voluntarily. Traffic levels are noticeably down and some Agencies have begun experimenting with wide-reaching telecommuting drills.
02-09-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By greenspark

Converting classic ​​​​​​​bike to ebike

There is no effect, except remember to stop the chain moving before shifting an internal hub. Since the motor keeps going for a second or two, look down at the chain until it becomes natural. In the...
02-09-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By Kabuki12

I have fantasized a conversion build as I have a...

I have fantasized a conversion build as I have a few frames that would be good candidates . My wife has a disability that limits her ability to ride with me. We have been a cycling couple since the...
02-09-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By cudak888

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to...

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to anti-bike lane arguments: One party believes that their space is being "stolen" by another. The end result is a lot of pissed off people - on both sides -...
02-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By spinnanz

How does a rear hub place any extra load on a...

How does a rear hub place any extra load on a frame going up hill? There will be torque on the axle but no more than on the flat, under acceleration. I can guarantee the frame will be getting a...
02-01-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By cudak888

I don't recall Sports tubing ever being mitered...

I don't recall Sports tubing ever being mitered in the first place. Straight from the bandsaw into the frame jig.

Still, Andy's bike is just one data point. Hardly scientific.

Not that we have...
01-31-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,501
Posted By spinnanz

Stealth hidden ebike conversion here, on a 1973...

Stealth hidden ebike conversion here, on a 1973 Raleigh. Wheels and motor were ex EasyGo Race Easy Motion....
01-31-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,820
Posted By spinnanz

Rickert63, In regards to a few points you make in...

Rickert63, In regards to a few points you make in your replies...

Weight, it's weight is now 23kg, which is 3kg LIGHTER than my alloy framed electric commuter bike with battery of half the...
12-06-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By PreacherG

The brakes seemed properly adjusted out of the...

The brakes seemed properly adjusted out of the box. Again, I have not ridden in 25 years, and these are my first disc brakes. They seem to stop quietly (no squeaks), predictably and with reasonable...
10-22-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By Alzerbster

I had to laugh at the comment made that the...

I had to laugh at the comment made that the trails were not created with heavier and faster E-Bikes in mind. This is just proof that arguments are fabricated, because certain people don't like...
10-05-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,146
Posted By edwong3

In case anyone is interested, Bikesdirect is...

In case anyone is interested, Bikesdirect is running a sale on the Mango Superbird for only $799.99 and I believe that is shipped in the Continental US....
09-27-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,034
Posted By trailangel

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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It's not the electrics... although inexperienced riders with a new electric can be a...
08-27-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By 2old

Revel Propulsion

Revel Propulsion, a company in OR, has a DIY mid-drive with a bottom bracket incorporating a torque sensor. I procured a kit and it is designed and executed masterfully. The motor/controller, display...
07-31-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,260
Posted By ronp6

I'll second ebikemarketplave.com. I have an...

I'll second ebikemarketplave.com. I have an Eflow E3 Nitro I bought used a four years ago assuming the battery was on its way out but at the right price. The battery lasted longer than I expected...
06-13-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,575
Posted By 2old

D101; good job locating those; Troy was the one I...

D101; good job locating those; Troy was the one I tried to reference.
06-08-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,675
Posted By susiefoster

suggestions for 4' tall rider

Hi,
I am 4'11" and somewhat familiar with needs of short people! One bike you might look at is the Sanyo Eneloop ebike. It's old now, and not very powerful, but easy to ride and quite light and...
05-20-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 30,400
Posted By momsonherbike

Three days ago I became the proud owner of a...

Three days ago I became the proud owner of a second ebike - a carbon belt drive Giant La free E+1. My first pedal assist, purchased solely as a recreational bike. The maiden ride was a day later at a...
05-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,948
Posted By Doc_Wui

Micah Toll has fairly good credibility. He has...

Micah Toll has fairly good credibility. He has written some good articles on ebikes, sells a battery kit, etc, so if he likes this bike, I believe him. Disclaimer, I've never seen one....
05-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Doc_Wui

Justin Le, who own Grin Ebikes, has numbers that...

Justin Le, who own Grin Ebikes, has numbers that show regen gets you 10% more battery in hill country, He is pretty credible. Last year, he competed in a solar bike race where they started in France,...
05-03-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,351
Posted By fietsbob

I have the chariot hitch ball on my Carry...

I have the chariot hitch ball on my Carry Freedom City (Folding trailer.) and the hitch on my Brompton ..

3 speed, was a simple under the nut mount , I found a 2nd hitch , so
...
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