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11-29-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

The great thing about REI (if they haven't...

The great thing about REI (if they haven't changed the policy) is their items are returnable, no questions asked, for one year. We've purchased tons of merchandise over the years but haven't needed...
11-28-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By 2old

Nice! Looks like optimal traction for a rear hub...

Nice! Looks like optimal traction for a rear hub system.
11-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By 2old

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely,...

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely, if ever, use PAS level greater than three (of nine) on BBS02-equipped hardtail (52V, 10 ah battery). Doubt you would have any problems. Initially you...
11-27-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By 2old

Great job rebuilding the battery and making the...

Great job rebuilding the battery and making the system viable. AFAIK, it's very difficult to ship batteries with wh>300. Essentially, you need to have a HAZMAT broker intercede or it could result in...
11-27-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By 2old

Maybe your answer, but definitely not mine. There...

Maybe your answer, but definitely not mine. There are already very safe e-batteries (Lithium/Iron), but they're too heavy and cumbersome (for me). Plus, I trust the large OEM's that are accessible....
11-26-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By 2old

FME, UPP (Unit Pack Power, AIR) has well-priced,...

FME, UPP (Unit Pack Power, AIR) has well-priced, satisfactory batteries. That said, I would charge and store any battery (except from a major OEM) only where I wouldn't mind having a fire.
11-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By 2old

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My 1985 Mt Fuji paint was in horrible...
11-25-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By 2old

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me)...

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me) pretty tortuous trails, and a mid-drive seems best. However, initially I rode a Dillenger 36V, PAS front wheel kit and had a blast with it on errands or...
11-25-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By 2old

Rad has a good reputation, so is a viable source....

Rad has a good reputation, so is a viable source. Lectric gets good reviews for its $1,000 or so 28 mph folding fat bike, but don't know what to expect long term. I just converted a MTB with a RICE...
11-25-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By 2old

Different strokes as they say. I ride my BBS02...

Different strokes as they say. I ride my BBS02 conversion 10X as much as my Haibike since it's more fun (both are sized correctly). Plus it's much easier to service since the cables are accessible...
11-24-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By 2old

If this hasn't been mentioned, Old Shovel...

If this hasn't been mentioned, Old Shovel (YouTube) has painted several bikes with a brand he recommends (can't remember it) and they look pretty good. I've had reasonably good luch with the large...
11-23-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By 2old

[QUOTE=cxwrench;22317911]I know lots about bikes...

[QUOTE=cxwrench;22317911]I know lots about bikes and have been in the industry for nearly 3 decades...he's right.[/QUO
My comment was based on what I have experienced personally and my friend's...
11-23-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By 2old

Dillenger and ebikeling have 700c (29") kits.

Dillenger and ebikeling have 700c (29") kits.
11-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By 2old

A typical comment from someone who knows nothing...

A typical comment from someone who knows nothing about bikes and has never purchased from the company he is denigrating. The same construction techniques that go into manufacturing MTB frames (mostly...
11-23-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By 2old

I purchased a couple of cruisers from Bikes...

I purchased a couple of cruisers from Bikes Direct (actually their Bike Island division that sells blems) and they were constructed and assembled well. Several friends and acquaintances have had...
11-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By 2old

FWIW, I've procured many good deals from EB,...

FWIW, I've procured many good deals from EB, including, but not limited to, down coats for myself and family during their sales.
11-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By 2old

Not quantitative, but I tend to leave my PAS bike...

Not quantitative, but I tend to leave my PAS bike in some setting and ride, while with the "throttle only", I ride without assist most of the time, then power on when I feel like it. Accordingly,...
11-19-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By 2old

Great idea; is there anything current with this...

Great idea; is there anything current with this design or only "vintage"?
11-19-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,521
Posted By 2old

Don't know whether anyone mentioned this, but I...

Don't know whether anyone mentioned this, but I chewed up about half the threads on a left crank e-MTB by having the pedal unscrew while I was riding and not noticing it until it was "too late"....
11-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

Through the years several have commented on the...

Through the years several have commented on the HT, all positive.
11-17-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

Can't wait to see how you like it and great you...

Can't wait to see how you like it and great you were able to get one.
11-17-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,404
Posted By 2old

Like I give a crap about your inane comment which...

Like I give a crap about your inane comment which has nothing to do with my opinion or statement except to provide a creep to ignore.. Go troll someplace else.
11-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,404
Posted By 2old

I don't blame the manufacturers for developing...

I don't blame the manufacturers for developing new standards; otherwise their businesses (probably) wouldn't grow. However, we don't need to succumb, and some developments are actually improvements...
11-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By 2old

I'm pretty sure the Electric Bike Company sells...

I'm pretty sure the Electric Bike Company sells their bikes fully assembled, but in many other instances, very little work is required. If you're interested in an individual product, there may be a...
11-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2old

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll...

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll just follow the law. Our culture has individuals that hate to see anyone else having fun. The haters can continue to hate. Welcome to my ignore list.
11-10-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2old

People used to buy mopeds in large quantities in...

People used to buy mopeds in large quantities in CA until the government saw an opportunity to make some money and started requiring licensing and insurance. Neither is necessary on an e-bike that...
11-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2old

Sorry, but in the more than half of the US states...

Sorry, but in the more than half of the US states with the Class system, e-bikes are specifically defined as NOT motorized vehicles by state law.
11-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,436
Posted By 2old

Realized I wasn't a true weight weenie years ago...

Realized I wasn't a true weight weenie years ago watching a 24 hour race when my friend, racer and bike owner, told me some of the contestants had $600 titanium "V" brakes.
11-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By 2old

There'a a co-op in my burg that has a ton of used...

There'a a co-op in my burg that has a ton of used bikes for sale as well as new and old parts. They have about four or so mechanics working there at all times too. AFAIK, everything used is donated....
11-10-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2old

The haters have pretty much seen to it that off...

The haters have pretty much seen to it that off road areas in socal (except where ICE vehicles are allowed) are closed to e-bikes, but since it's enforced only in a couple of crowded areas, everyone...
11-10-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

Maybe a battery factory like Tesla. Doubt...

Maybe a battery factory like Tesla. Doubt they''ll manufacture motors, but maybe assemble them with "imported" components like some foreign manufacturers or perhaps assemble bikes.
11-09-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By 2old

R 66, look at ebikesca tutorials; there's a lot...

R 66, look at ebikesca tutorials; there's a lot of info on hub motors.
11-09-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

IMO, the fact that investors are interested in...

IMO, the fact that investors are interested in RAD is a sign their business is in good hands since investors don't like to "gamble" their resources on losing propositions. Maybe RAD will use some of...
11-09-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, regenerative braking is possible only with...

AFAIK, regenerative braking is possible only with direct drive motors and the GMAC sold by ebikesca, and there are no mid-drives with it. It can be functional with a DD system, but some companies...
11-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,897
Posted By 2old

Don't think anyone mentioned this, but Suspension...

Don't think anyone mentioned this, but Suspension Fork Parts has specific elastomers for many fork models. I procured a set (about $50) for a '95 (AIR) RS Judy and they were of supreme quality. Plus...
11-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By 2old

Look at YouTube for assembly of a Bafang mid...

Look at YouTube for assembly of a Bafang mid drive. Luna Cycle has the specific tools listed for BBS; for TS look at ECO (procedures for Bafang are well-documented, but I've never converted with TS...
11-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By 2old

I'm not surprised that your performance was...

I'm not surprised that your performance was exceptional. The one I had (with Alsop stem) seemed to allow me to effortlessly keep up with a pretty fast much younger off road group.
11-05-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,521
Posted By 2old

As stated above, it's because Newton's third rule...

As stated above, it's because Newton's third rule predominates.
11-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,274
Posted By 2old

This sort of question/statement always garners...

This sort of question/statement always garners the most "interest". Two things: there are many "crossover gear ratios" in a three X whatever (although that's what I've been using happily for many...
11-05-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By 2old

Craigslist works well for socal, but you may be...

Craigslist works well for socal, but you may be in a remote area. Some have had good results from Pinkbike, but I would only purchase a used bike that I looked over and ridden beforehand. Mid-80's...
11-05-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By 2old

Electra (Trek) has their own rear hub conversion....

Electra (Trek) has their own rear hub conversion. Should work well with either front/rear hub or friction drive. For me, the "flat, relaxed nature of the bottom bracket area would preclude use of...
11-04-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By 2old

DW and I have had good performance from BBS02's...

DW and I have had good performance from BBS02's (actually, I have three; one for my wife and a spare that I purchased since I thought my first one would expire some day, but hasn't after six+ years)....
11-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

Their kits received good reviews from a couple of...

Their kits received good reviews from a couple of members several years ago, but no information on complete bikes. You might check electricbikereport for some general information, but beware that...
11-04-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By 2old

SWFT Cruiser $749

SWFT has a 500w cruiser listed for $749 at Best Buy. Seems like a good deal since the owners rate it with 4.5 stars. Was mildly tempted just to see how durable it is, but eschewed since I'm building...
11-04-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, anything lighter than 50 or so pounds is...

AFAIK, anything lighter than 50 or so pounds is expensive $4K+, I'd guess (but maybe someone here knows of some). I built a < 35 pound for < $1000 with a BBS02, 52V 6 ah battery (range of 15 or so...
11-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By 2old

If you're interested, you could assemble a DIY...

If you're interested, you could assemble a DIY mid-drive system for about $1,000 plus the cost of the bike (mid-80's to 90's MTB's make good platforms). The advantage is that it would have a throttle...
11-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

Agree about riding on the road, although I need...

Agree about riding on the road, although I need to go a short distance to a few areas. That 52 pound "Mud" will be fun to get in the back of your SUV.
11-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 2old

IMO, if you like to pedal, stay off the behemoths...

IMO, if you like to pedal, stay off the behemoths like the Himiway, and look at what the "bigs" (Specialized, Trek, Giant etc) have to offer unless you don't want to spend $3000+. If that cost is too...
11-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By 2old

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike...

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike paths and in parks and 28 mph, PAS on streets) is fine. However a system for training new riders would be welcome, but infeasible since it allows the...
11-02-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

As with Andy, my first DIY rear hub conversion...

As with Andy, my first DIY rear hub conversion had a left thumb throttle. Even with years of motorcycling, it wasn't a problem. Guess I don't develop habits well.
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