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08-16-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By 2old

I have Markhors, both 26 & 29 and both are great...

I have Markhors, both 26 & 29 and both are great (for me and my riding in socal).
08-16-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,768
Posted By 2old

The best deal in e-bikes IMO; my youngest son...

The best deal in e-bikes IMO; my youngest son just purchased one for Burning Man (he's too busy with work to build one).
08-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By 2old

I'll be a guinea pig, and hope the "investment"...

I'll be a guinea pig, and hope the "investment" wasn't wasted.
08-15-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

Look at some YouTube videos (I think Luna Cycle...

Look at some YouTube videos (I think Luna Cycle has good ones) to familiarize yourself with the operations, and we'll always try to assist here.
08-15-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

You need to be familiar with bottom brackets (BB)...

You need to be familiar with bottom brackets (BB) and have the required tools (or have bike shop assistance). This isn't rocket science. There are YouTube videos that will guide you as well as...
08-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By 2old

The one I "bought" can carry 260 kg; that's...

The one I "bought" can carry 260 kg; that's almost 600 pounds. It's too good to be true,but I purchased just to see what Amazon does.
08-15-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By 2old

EFB $80 on Amazon

Discovered an $80 48V Electric Fat Bike on Amazon. It's the usual 7-speed hardtail and must be a pricing mistake. I'll let you know what actually transpires.
08-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By 2old

Looks like you learned the tricks the first time...

Looks like you learned the tricks the first time around; I'm not sure that I was as proficient. I discarded the plastic ring and used a "narrow-wide" chainring to retain the chain since I wanted to...
08-15-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By 2old

The only point of reference is my riding buddy...

The only point of reference is my riding buddy who had an early (first gen AIR) Felt with Bosch motor that he used in pretty extreme off road environments (trail difficulty and hot conditions, no...
08-15-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By 2old

+1 with the above. When electric motor problems...

+1 with the above. When electric motor problems arise (as with many electric problems), frequently it's "infant mortality". Once you get past the initial period, usually you're safe.
08-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By 2old

The most important aspect of installation (IMO)...

The most important aspect of installation (IMO) is to tighten the main nut affixing the system to the bottom bracket and its "jam" nut tightly.
08-13-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

Broctoon, I doubt your wife will encounter...

Broctoon, I doubt your wife will encounter anything but bliss with her BBS02. I just built a hardtail for my son with one (52V, 14 ah battery) and he loves it. This is the third BBS02 in the family...
08-12-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By 2old

HittRoad 350w EBike

Interesting review on YouTube by electrek of the subject bike which is $600 or so (with discount) on Amazon. Haven't tried it (I'm not a fan of rear hubbies since, currently, all my ebiking is pretty...
08-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By 2old

Tektro has a caliper with extended "arms", so...

Tektro has a caliper with extended "arms", so this is a viable option. However, FME, these aren't powerful (although I didn't try using Kool Stop pads on mine). Also, it may be possible to use a 27.5...
08-09-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By 2old

If you really want 30+ and aren't concerned about...

If you really want 30+ and aren't concerned about legality the Onyx CTY2 for $4k or so (there are discount codes) achieved 48 mph in RunPlayBack's test (YouTube). I don't want an illegal bike, but...
08-09-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By 2old

Thank you for your reply. Good luck with the...

Thank you for your reply. Good luck with the system. It''s really neat to have wires that go through the frame, but not without other challenges.
08-09-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By 2old

For my wife and me, (but probably in the...

For my wife and me, (but probably in the minority), there are many great self-contained light systems (we use Lezyne). We ride only off road at night and these have an excellent pattern. For whatever...
08-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By 2old

I'm not recommending this, but Onyx RCR for about...

I'm not recommending this, but Onyx RCR for about $4,500 probably goes 50 mph with an 84V system. There is an even less expensive step through bike.These are illegal in socal as bikes (maybe mopeds...
08-08-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

I've ridden several rear hub systems off road,...

I've ridden several rear hub systems off road, both OEM and DIY, and the ride is horrendous (to me) because the rear of the bike feels like concrete with the extra weight. Smooth dirt trails are OK,...
08-07-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By 2old

Interesting (to me), The Electric Bike Company (I...

Interesting (to me), The Electric Bike Company (I drive past their store in Costa Mesa, CA from time to time and stopped to look at their bikes once, delivers their bikes completely assembled AFAIK...
08-07-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

Just for interest (I hope) and not to distract...

Just for interest (I hope) and not to distract from the main issue, but I've seen many e-bikes while riding off road (obviously all recreational) and AFAICT never a DIY, but all OEM mid-drives. On...
08-06-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By 2old

My son (6'1', 210 pounds) and his 80 daughter fit...

My son (6'1', 210 pounds) and his 80 daughter fit fine on their Rad. The problem here IMO was the age of the "pilot". Of course, it's a tragedy of unbelievable magnitude, but it's the parents fault...
08-06-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
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.
08-06-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By 2old

My son just purchased the "regular" version, so...

My son just purchased the "regular" version, so it'll be interesting to see how it does over a period of time. He's very impressed so far (as is my other son with a Rad).
08-05-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,768
Posted By 2old

Great; let us know how it functions as you amass...

Great; let us know how it functions as you amass the miles.
08-05-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
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: 392
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By 2old

I had a steel Mongoose IBOC that had a broken...

I had a steel Mongoose IBOC that had a broken rear dropout after many years of hard service. A local welder and frame builder grafted new SS dropouts on for $75 and it had many more years as a SS...
08-05-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By 2old

Please keep us informed on the performance of...

Please keep us informed on the performance of your battery; some of us will need another one some day. Also, check when you charge to 100% (which they may tell you to do from time to time to balance...
08-05-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
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...
08-03-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By 2old

IMO, it is a "place the blame someplace beside...

IMO, it is a "place the blame someplace beside parenting" suit. AFAIK, both the parents are attorneys and you know what they say about a hammer. If they win, companies like Rad will need to increase...
08-02-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By 2old

Unfortunately, any suit has "merit" if it gets to...

Unfortunately, any suit has "merit" if it gets to court when you consider the "intelligence" of the average juror. The other day I was in an affluent section of socal and saw 10+ kids, some riding...
08-01-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By 2old

Lithium Battery Universe for one; just put the...

Lithium Battery Universe for one; just put the requirements in your browser. Disclaimer: I haven't used this company. If I were looking for a battery that size I'd probably see if em3ev would...
08-01-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, the original Chumba, which seemed to focus...

AFAIK, the original Chumba, which seemed to focus on FS, was sold lock, stock and barrel.
08-01-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By 2old

They're both 18650 cells (from being 18 mm in...

They're both 18650 cells (from being 18 mm in diameter and 65 mm length). AFAIK, Luna has been out of stock on most batteries forever.
07-30-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,768
Posted By 2old

I had a steel fork and used only one arm which...

I had a steel fork and used only one arm which was a Grin (ebikesca) Type 4 I got from Amazon. Theirs uses two hose clamps to secure the arm since AIR they stated that they experienced failure with...
07-30-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,768
Posted By 2old

As I stated in the other thread, I meant the...

As I stated in the other thread, I meant the lowers since that's where the axle is retained by the dropouts during operation. They have always been aluminum in my experience (although probably there...
07-30-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

SORRY! I made a terrible mistake when saying...

SORRY! I made a terrible mistake when saying stantions, but meaning lowers since that's where the motor is attached, and I've never seen a fork with steel lowers (although I'm sure they exist)....
07-30-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

Thanks for your kind response. This is the first...

Thanks for your kind response. This is the first time in awhile that I have seen suspension forks with steel stantions.
07-30-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By 2old

I know that some items purchased from ebay were...

I know that some items purchased from ebay were counterfeit because when compared to ones from a bike shop, were deficient in several areas like appearance and fit. Turned out they functioned...
07-30-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By 2old

CVT, as I stated in the "pictures" section, the...

CVT, as I stated in the "pictures" section, the forks appear to have aluminum dropouts, and you should consider double torque arms to insure the stress of the motor doesn't destroy them (look at...
07-30-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,768
Posted By 2old

The forks appear to have aluminum stantions, and...

The forks appear to have aluminum stantions, and if I were you, would use double torque arms to insure the front axles don't "rotate" and spin the wheel out of them.
07-29-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By 2old

I think it's different strokes...... My wife is...

I think it's different strokes...... My wife is 5'5" and it always seemed that 27.5 would be ideal for her, but she took to a FS 29er like the proverbial duck to water. She feels out of sorts on any...
07-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By 2old

I've suggested the Trek Marlin 7 (about $1K) to...

I've suggested the Trek Marlin 7 (about $1K) to several friends and they love their bikes which have most of what you ask for and probably won't need to be upgraded for a long time (maybe lighter...
07-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By 2old

Good luck and keep us updated. I'm still...

Good luck and keep us updated. I'm still impressed with my BBS02 after seven years hard use with no maintenance to the system and no problems with it.
07-26-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By 2old

If you're interested in a specific system, we'll...

If you're interested in a specific system, we'll be happy to opine on what to expect from it as a pedaling platform. I, and others here have ridden many different ebikes and have some idea what to...
07-25-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,571
Posted By 2old

Depends on the type of motor (look up direct...

Depends on the type of motor (look up direct drive and geared, weight of the bike and some possibly less important factors, and can range from barely noticeable to oppressive.
07-23-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By 2old

Very surprising. Headsets, IMO, are one of the...

Very surprising. Headsets, IMO, are one of the easiest to adjust, least stressed parts on a bike. I've still got the original in my 1985 Fuji, which has been "electrified" with a BBS02....
07-23-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By 2old

I visited my son who resides in a fairly ritzy...

I visited my son who resides in a fairly ritzy section of Mission Viejo, and we ate at an outside courtyard. During the time we were there, about 15 bikes came and went, only two of which weren't...
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