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12-05-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By 2old

As Mr VB said, you'd be surprised how little...

As Mr VB said, you'd be surprised how little tread is necessary for dirt "roads" especially with fat(ter) tires at low(er) pressures.
12-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 484,362
Posted By 2old

Worth a million (metaphorically) if your wife...

Worth a million (metaphorically) if your wife loves it, and well worth $130. I'd hate to tell you how much I spent in $ and time to construct a bike my wife didn't like.
12-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By 2old

Your bike seemingly has 26 X 4 tires, and I agree...

Your bike seemingly has 26 X 4 tires, and I agree with above. If the rims are 60 - 80 mm wide, probably a 26 X 3 tire will be accommodated nicely. I would look for something that is...
11-30-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By 2old

I don't always agree with Mr VB, but do here;...

I don't always agree with Mr VB, but do here; IMO, Bosch's motors are superior to Shimano"s although I've tested only the former. Whatever, IMO (again), don't consider a hub drive for a multitude of...
11-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By 2old

I have both BBS02-equipped (cadence sensor) and...

I have both BBS02-equipped (cadence sensor) and Yamaha (cadence and torque sensors) hardtails, and the cadence works fine for me, and usually is the bike of choice. Tong Sheng has a mid-drive for...
11-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By 2old

Vivax was ingenious, but low power and the pinion...

Vivax was ingenious, but low power and the pinion gear that connected the motor to the crank was high maintenance (I've heard). If perfected, it could be a fun system.
11-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,083
Posted By 2old

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in...

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in a Consumer's Report test if that means anything) prescription glasses. I like them since they provide an excellent field of view and allow lots of...
11-15-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By 2old

Considering the ramifications of failure, I...

Considering the ramifications of failure, I wouldn't use a carbon fork from a Chinese company. Try a Ritchey (with the considerations above) and, even though it may be manufactured in China, it's a...
11-11-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,283
Posted By 2old

FME, it's not people that are cheap, but bike...

FME, it's not people that are cheap, but bike riders. Why would anyone even consider riding with any safety-oriented component that is compromised? Aren't the conditions riding a two-wheeled vehicle...
11-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By 2old

E-Bike Marketplace in Las Vegas, NV states on...

E-Bike Marketplace in Las Vegas, NV states on their site that they refurbish Lithium batteries too. As above, be very careful about shipping your battery since if you don't use a HAZMAT broker, the...
11-01-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By 2old

Forget the sale/unsale; I meant they have...

Forget the sale/unsale; I meant they have upgraded a $1K bike without increasing the price. Who cares if it's always on "sale"; to me the $1K price is the best deal in ebikes.
10-31-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By 2old

Update: The Revgrips were installed and we went...

Update: The Revgrips were installed and we went for a ride. My son who broke his wrist (twice AIR) skateboarding said they're a revelation. Even though my wrists are fine, I'll be purchasing a pair...
10-31-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By 2old

There are many "water bottle" mounts (check...

There are many "water bottle" mounts (check Amazon or elsewhere). The best IMO is made by Minoura, although SKS makes a nice unit too..
10-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By 2old

Another option is the Trek Stagger line. The step...

Another option is the Trek Stagger line. The step thru is 40 pounds (with a hub motor if you don't ride in steep areas), but a couple of pounds could be removed by taking off the rack, chainguard,...
10-27-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By 2old

Another poster had a problem with Jamis and were...

Another poster had a problem with Jamis and were helped by their CS; (800)222-0570.
10-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By 2old

tds, I use a Lezyne rechargeable bike light for...

tds, I use a Lezyne rechargeable bike light for night rides, and Surly Singlators for SS (but they thread into the rear derailleur hanger, and the Rad doesn't have one). You'll need to locate a...
10-20-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By 2old

Always happy to help a fellow New Yorker (I even...

Always happy to help a fellow New Yorker (I even went to school at Stony Brook). I couldn't imagine why they dropped the price so much, and wondered if it was to generate some quick cash in order to...
10-20-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By 2old

Me too; I'm glad they sold out before my...

Me too; I'm glad they sold out before my resistance dissipated.
10-18-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

My only suggestion is to avoid the Super 73-like...

My only suggestion is to avoid the Super 73-like bikes that are "difficult to pedal efficiently behemoths" and maybe procure a PAS-only bike. That's what I did for my granddaughter.
10-18-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By 2old

If I ever let my bike out of sight, I would use...

If I ever let my bike out of sight, I would use an Altor SAF (yes, it means what you think) lock (maybe two); yeah, I know they're heavy, but also know the feeling of having had at least three bikes...
10-17-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By 2old

ebikesca, who sell only hubs (AFAICR) has a good...

ebikesca, who sell only hubs (AFAICR) has a good tutorial on the benefits of hub systems. For me, I've enjoyed several errand bikes with front or rear hubs and one front system that was a blast off...
10-17-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By 2old

Mid + SS negates the main advantage of a...

Mid + SS negates the main advantage of a mid-drive, that of multiplication of ratio using a cassette, freewheel or IGH. If your gearing is adequate for the steepest hills, you'll spin out in flat...
10-08-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 990,312
Posted By 2old

Look to ebikesca (Grin) for a hub with a torque...

Look to ebikesca (Grin) for a hub with a torque sensor; the only mid DIY that I know of with a torque sensor is the Tongshen, but I'm sure there are more.
10-07-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By 2old

RadMission $499

Seems like another unbelievable deal. The subject bike, 48V, 500w, SS with disc brakes in mid and high frame reduced from $1199 to $499. It has a 48V, 10.5ah battery. I was almost going to spend as...
10-07-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By 2old

In "the OC", I ride on the sidewalks wherever...

In "the OC", I ride on the sidewalks wherever feasible although it's illegal AFAIK. We're supposed to use bike lanes or even allowed (by law) to use a full lane if there is no bike lane (Yeah, sure!).
10-05-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By 2old

If you're comfortable, IMO it's settled. My wife,...

If you're comfortable, IMO it's settled. My wife, 5'5" but long legged for her height, rides a M Felt 29er better than any of her previous bikes. Standover may be over-valued since (normally) you...
09-27-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By 2old

The only argument here is from an individual who...

The only argument here is from an individual who is making comments that oppose state law in most of the US including the states of at least three of the individuals responding (maybe him too since I...
09-26-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By 2old

Sometimes individuals don't like to obey the law....

Sometimes individuals don't like to obey the law. In CA and at least half of the other states, bikes with throttles that are governed to 20 mph are classified as BICYCLES. To deny this is against the...
09-25-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By 2old

Good review; it'll be interesting to see if it's...

Good review; it'll be interesting to see if it's useful during the winter.
09-25-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By 2old

I was riding at 30 mph (50 kph) with 46:11 (AIR)...

I was riding at 30 mph (50 kph) with 46:11 (AIR) before i basically restricted it to 20 or so with a 36:14 high gear. Probably it could have gone faster than 30, but that had the engine spinning fast...
09-20-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,441
Posted By 2old

I've been riding off road for forty years with...

I've been riding off road for forty years with MTB bars and my wrists/hands are fine, but I'm sure that some of the other "pull back" choices are as good or better. However, one thing that hasn't...
09-20-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By 2old

Another option (other than the one above or the...

Another option (other than the one above or the Lectric XP Premium) is DIY. If you already have a bike, it'll cost about $1K; if not, add the cost of the bike.
09-15-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By 2old

That's a nice setup and you did a great job using...

That's a nice setup and you did a great job using two torque arms. I wouldn't consider a suspension fork with that big motor(must be 1200w or 1500w). Maybe a suspension stem and/or grips would be...
09-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By 2old

BTW, just for information, I used a regular four...

BTW, just for information, I used a regular four bolt design, 104 bcd chainring on my bike (which is a 2017 Haibike hardtail with Yamaha mid-drive). It would seem that the worst that could happen if...
09-13-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By 2old

BMS Battery has a 500w controller, B09P that can...

BMS Battery has a 500w controller, B09P that can be used with 36V or 48V, but the connectors for attaching it to the motor, throttle and display may be a challenge. Also, it doesn't indicate if it's...
09-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By 2old

Sorry to break your misinformed bubble, but more...

Sorry to break your misinformed bubble, but more than half the states have mandated that electric bicycles (Class 1, 2 & 3 with different rules/requirements for each) are defined as bicycles NOT...
09-06-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By 2old

Grin = ebikesca

Grin = ebikesca
08-31-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By 2old

Good find they're about 50 miles from mi casa....

Good find they're about 50 miles from mi casa. Surprisingly, their blog had recent posts about the differences between hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes and about e-bike laws.
08-28-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

Check YouTube; lots of reviews, and all positive...

Check YouTube; lots of reviews, and all positive from what I've read. My son has its larger brother and loves it so far.
08-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By 2old

I had a similar situation once, recounted in this...

I had a similar situation once, recounted in this forum, and received a full refund as I expect to this time. Either Amazon or my CC company will reimburse me one way or the other. Also, there's the...
08-24-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By 2old

Not in socal where about the only gravel I've...

Not in socal where about the only gravel I've encountered is in parking lots. Anyplace with gravel roads, why not?
08-20-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By 2old

Looks like a great product. I raised the bars of...

Looks like a great product. I raised the bars of my granddaughters e-BMX with a similar product on a "normal" BMX system.
08-18-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By 2old

Thanks P OB. Subscription is free, and there are...

Thanks P OB. Subscription is free, and there are interesting reads from time to time in this weekly.
08-18-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By 2old

The Radavist

Hope this isn't a duplicate but the subject rag (theradavist.com) has an interesting story and great pictures about the evolution of mountain bikes in norcal. Interesting read by Wende Cragg, one of...
08-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By 2old

I didn't see the initial request. Originally I...

I didn't see the initial request. Originally I didn't post anything since it seemed "scammy" and if anyone was interested, I thought it would be easy to locate. One thread had individuals purchasing...
08-06-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By 2old

Luna has them on occasion, Calif e-bike, Eunorau...

Luna has them on occasion, Calif e-bike, Eunorau and Bafang has a store in the US AFAIK. That's just a few of the places. A friend just purchased one from Alibaba without incident.
08-05-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,362
Posted By 2old

linberl, I think it was his second such accident.

linberl, I think it was his second such accident.
08-05-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By 2old

I decommissioned mine because 1) I didn't want to...

I decommissioned mine because 1) I didn't want to become a hood ornament, a real possibility in fruity, nutty socal and 2) I didn't want to either license and insure it or ride with the thought that...
08-05-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,362
Posted By 2old

My son has a Rad bike probably like the one...

My son has a Rad bike probably like the one described in the suit ($1,500 or so, non-folding). He rides it with his 80 pound daughter on the back without incident. It's fine as long as you realize...
08-05-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By 2old

Way overpriced IMO. The bike you referenced is...

Way overpriced IMO. The bike you referenced is about the quality of a Trek Marlin 7 (if that good) which has a sticker of about $1K. That means $3K for a 2000w direct drive system. Also, FME, a...
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