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09-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By 2old

Either seems like an excellent choice, and he...

Either seems like an excellent choice, and he should purchase the one that fits best. I had an 830 that was a great bike and am a big fan of Trek, but Giant is excellent too. Don't listen to any...
09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By 2old

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the...

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the owner's predecessors for 25 or so years; he is the one of the nicest, most reputable individuals I've encountered in the bike industry. Many purchases...
09-27-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By 2old

Thanks for the update, but not surprising in this...

Thanks for the update, but not surprising in this day and age. OTOH, I've had excellent CS from Trek, but possibly there are others that haven't fared as well with them.
09-25-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By 2old

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.
09-25-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By 2old

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many...

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many YouTube lessons on installation. You'll be happiest with a traditional frame design and 68 mm bottom bracket and the only extra tools necessary are for...
09-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

I didn't see those pedals, and question who can...

I didn't see those pedals, and question who can pedal a 220 pound "bike". Fortunately they'll get challenged if they try to pass off a 72V bike as having less than the Class max of 750w. Never owned...
09-24-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By 2old

As above, don't expect this to be a functional...

As above, don't expect this to be a functional problem, but would pass.
09-24-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By 2old

Well, I can provide for Adrenaline in Tustin, CA,...

Well, I can provide for Adrenaline in Tustin, CA, but you seem to be from CO. Could you be more specific on which one and what you're purchasing. The one out here specializes in Ti bikes (or Bianchi...
09-24-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By 2old

Amazon has 700c wheels for as low as $50, and...

Amazon has 700c wheels for as low as $50, and although not of great quality, probably adequate and as inexpensive as having a shop repair your wheel. It's a front wheel so in all probability 100mm ...
09-24-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

If they claim that monstrosity is an e bike, I...

If they claim that monstrosity is an e bike, I hope they get sued for false advertising.
09-22-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By 2old

Some tire/rim combinations are like that, and...

Some tire/rim combinations are like that, and AFAIK the trick is to get one bead of the tire in the "groove" in the rim before trying to get the other off or (as you said) have brute strength. My...
09-22-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By 2old

Pretty similar for me; I rode my Haibike 10 miles...

Pretty similar for me; I rode my Haibike 10 miles off road on fairly steep terrain yesterday and used 22% of my 396 wh battery. Should be able to ride 40 miles or so. Not bad for a four year old...
09-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By 2old

Good ideas; I did that (except dielectric grease...

Good ideas; I did that (except dielectric grease which wouldn't have made a difference). Changed the battery in the display too, but AFAICT it only keeps the clock operating. The real problem for me...
09-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By 2old

Exactly; the only people "trading" will be those...

Exactly; the only people "trading" will be those with a bad battery.
09-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By 2old

Elby

Rode tested their ebike several years ago and it was a marvel of smooth power with a 500w BionX motor. Since then, BionX has gone out of business and sold all their proprietary equipment to private...
09-20-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 2old

Agree with DW, nice looking bike and (to me) Trek...

Agree with DW, nice looking bike and (to me) Trek exemplifies quality. Only potential problem MIGHT BE the motor looks like BionX which Trek used for awhile, and could require extensive work to...
09-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By 2old

Purchased it at Interbike for $100 so not a big...

Purchased it at Interbike for $100 so not a big deal. It's well constructed, but something about the design isn't fun (for me).
09-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

I think they have portable dynamometers that...

I think they have portable dynamometers that measure torque (whatever) at the rear wheel. Saw a picture once depicting this "test".
09-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By 2old

Somewhat similar problem with my Haibike turned...

Somewhat similar problem with my Haibike turned out to be a "broken" display on/off switch.Pretty expensive repair since the wires were in the frame and they needed to drop the motor. The switch...
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, some countries regulate with dynamometers,...

AFAIK, some countries regulate with dynamometers, and the penalties can be severe for offenses. The US is far from adopting anything like this. I rode around town with a 35 mph system and never got...
09-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By 2old

Like my Thudbuster; the Body Float (Kinetic now?)...

Like my Thudbuster; the Body Float (Kinetic now?) doesn't seem to collect much dirt (maybe my fat butt protects it), but I don't like it at all.
09-19-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

CA (and many other states) have a Class system....

CA (and many other states) have a Class system. "e" bikes that fall within the guidelines, which include 750w models with throttles governed to 20 mph, are defined as bicycles. That's good enough for...
09-18-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By 2old

Looks like a bike made to be deregulated, and the...

Looks like a bike made to be deregulated, and the type of vehicle e-haters point to in order to discredit the manufacturers who following the rules.
09-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By 2old

Luna, but this isn't an endorsement of it since...

Luna, but this isn't an endorsement of it since it's relatively new. I was riding on flat, local roads and not over 15 mph, so very mild conditions. Last time I looked they didn't have any 52V for...
09-17-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By 2old

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets...

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets today using 7 wh per mile on my "street" bike. Theoretically my 52V, 14 ah battery should provide 14 X 52 X (80%) = 582 wh / 7 = 83 miles. Doubt I'll...
09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,853
Posted By 2old

Riveting, when I rode on the street, a throttle...

Riveting, when I rode on the street, a throttle was really helpful starting in Traffic or making a light; now off road, so not necessary. The major OEM's appear to aim for Class 1 or 3, so most have...
09-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,946
Posted By 2old

Great looking commuter. Did you get it through...

Great looking commuter. Did you get it through COSTCO since they (supposedly) have 20% off on Priority?
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By 2old

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox...

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox (albeit low end), Shimano drivetrain & brakes, and dealer support for about the same price.
09-15-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By 2old

I would look at Bikes Direct (or their...

I would look at Bikes Direct (or their subsidiary, Bike Island) for a bike with good components but inexpensive frame (they seem to specialize in this), and transfer everything over, then sell the...
09-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,726
Posted By 2old

Don't know what others have recommended, but...

Don't know what others have recommended, but Zenni prescription sunglasses with "aviator" frames are about $15 delivered and I've been using them for years.
09-15-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 2old

Just for fun (and to test the concept) I built a...

Just for fun (and to test the concept) I built a bike with two dedicated hub systems once, so if one failed, it was possible to make it back on the other. Bike weighed 60 -65 pounds and was a rocket...
09-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By 2old

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front...

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front hub and another poster was satisfied with his rear hub kit from them. Their complete is $730 (plus tax and shipping) for 500w, 48V AIR.
09-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By 2old

Look at electricbikereview / forums, and put in...

Look at electricbikereview / forums, and put in "four pin lcd connector; they solved the problem AFAICT.
09-11-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By 2old

Lot to learn and the threads here will help. Many...

Lot to learn and the threads here will help. Many would point you toward a mid-drive, and the right DIY or OEM will provide the assistance you need. The DIY will be $1000 - $1500 plus whatever bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By 2old

I pedaled it around (looking clown-like; probably...

I pedaled it around (looking clown-like; probably because I'm 6'1", but maybe I always resemble a clown); it's the smoothest riding bike ever, and sub 21 pounds, but nobody seems interested. I'm...
09-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By 2old

How wide are the rims? I switched 4" tires to...

How wide are the rims? I switched 4" tires to 2.3" with neither it looking untoward or causing handling/mechanical issues, but the rims were only about 3.5" wide AIR.
09-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By 2old

It wasn't terrible since shops seem to charge...

It wasn't terrible since shops seem to charge $100 per hour for service, and with the wire wrapping and such, probably took in excess of an hour. The part could have been less expensive though since...
09-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By 2old

TA, I agree about the Yamaha motor, and the bike...

TA, I agree about the Yamaha motor, and the bike is as good as any e-hardtail that I've ridden (although I haven't ridden any of the new generation - post 2019 models). In retrospect, I think the...
09-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By 2old

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with...

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with a nice frame from Bikes Direct, but in general, I think their quality is very variable.
09-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By 2old

Maybe it would be legal some day, but not now in...

Maybe it would be legal some day, but not now in CA. Of course, the "Class" laws aren't being enforced at this time, but a potential problem could arise if you got into an accident.
09-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By 2old

OP, I forgot, but Chuckles reminded me in another...

OP, I forgot, but Chuckles reminded me in another thread, that some battery providers will allow you to specify connector type for the "output" wires (ones going to your controller) and solder those...
09-07-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By 2old

Good point about some manufacturers putting a...

Good point about some manufacturers putting a preferred connector on their "output" port, and I did that with UPP once too (but forgot about it). Your battery (960 wh 20 X 48) providing 50 miles...
09-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By 2old

A frame bag hides a ton of sins. ...

A frame bag hides a ton of sins.
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09-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By 2old

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed...

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed by fast charging. Accordingly, charging at 2 amps probably is optimal, and higher rates probably will decrease battery life. Check the literature to...
09-05-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By 2old

In general, the connectors won't match unless you...

In general, the connectors won't match unless you buy both battery and kit from the same source (as in company, not Amazon or ebay). Doesn't matter to me since I've been purchasing batteries mainly...
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By 2old

Thank you both. It's such a neat little bike and...

Thank you both. It's such a neat little bike and the cheapest one on ebay was $500 last time I looked, that I thought it would sell easily. Guess I need to try harder.
09-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By 2old

Ive been using Kenda Kosmic Lite 2 tires mostly...

Ive been using Kenda Kosmic Lite 2 tires mostly for off road, but they're also excellent on the surfaces you're riding. Can't believe how a light tire with minimal tread and low rolling resistance is...
09-02-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By 2old

My friend rides with an individual who was a...

My friend rides with an individual who was a paraplegic from a surfing accident, but physical therapy and lots of painful exercises have him to the point where he can stand and walk a couple of...
09-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By 2old

For one, look at the Drift Maniac on Amazon 11-28...

For one, look at the Drift Maniac on Amazon 11-28 or 11-34 in 7-speed. There's many more, that's just the first one I found.
09-02-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By 2old

Excellent decision, especially with a suspension...

Excellent decision, especially with a suspension fork.
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