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11-28-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or...

AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or BBSHD. I've had great results with the smaller BBS02.
11-24-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 989,929
Posted By 2old

First post; bye bye if it's advertising.

First post; bye bye if it's advertising.
11-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,283
Posted By 2old

Again, Darn Tough because they are (could be...

Again, Darn Tough because they are (could be called Darn Warm too).
11-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
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: 43
Views: 885
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: 749
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...
11-14-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

I don't leave my bike unattended either, but as...

I don't leave my bike unattended either, but as I've said before, take a look at YouTube videos of the Altor SAF lock (I think there is a Hip-e-lock that's pretty safe too).
11-13-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

Look at the Altor SAF if you think all locks are...

Look at the Altor SAF if you think all locks are easy to defeat. I saw a YouTube video and it took several multiple batteries and cutting wheels and about an hour to cut it. Also, the lock is...
11-11-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
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...
11-10-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,506
Posted By 2old

What you might have to lose (or gain depending on...

What you might have to lose (or gain depending on how you view it) is a long walk home. Why worry about saving a few bucks on something that costs pennies per mile?
11-10-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By 2old

AFAICT, VVolt is all online, but a somewhat more...

AFAICT, VVolt is all online, but a somewhat more viable alternative than the usual relabeling operations since they're associated with Shower's Pass, FME a good company.
11-10-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

My son had a U-lock with which he secured his...

My son had a U-lock with which he secured his bike to a steel plate embedded in the wall of a locked garage. Unfortunately, thieves sawed the steel plate off and took the bike lock and all. I've also...
11-08-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By 2old

The couple of times I've used my bike for food...

The couple of times I've used my bike for food shopping (two different markets), I asked in the store if it was OK to bring my bike inside and was allowed to do it. I locked it near a register. You...
11-08-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By 2old

My wife and I have had Lezyne's (some 1000 lumen...

My wife and I have had Lezyne's (some 1000 lumen bar mount models) for about four years; they have functioned perfectly in every aspect and continue to do so.
11-04-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,176
Posted By 2old

I ride MTB exclusively, and have had a few...

I ride MTB exclusively, and have had a few OC-wheels over many, many years. To me, and as stated above already, maybe it's an answer to a question nobody asked. I've never encountered a situation...
11-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,248
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: 314
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.
11-01-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By 2old

Last year (AIR), they lowered the "sale"...

Last year (AIR), they lowered the "sale" (everyday) price or gave some accessories free in their BF sale on sale deal.
11-01-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By 2old

Lectric XP 3.0 $999

Looks like the (IMO) best deal in ebikes just got better. Who knows what might happen with Black Friday coming soon.
10-31-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
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: 274
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..
10-30-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

You might consider revgrips, which a friend...

You might consider revgrips, which a friend swears by for hand comfort. I just purchased a pair for my son, but haven't installed them yet.
10-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
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,...
10-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By 2old

I think your choice to eschew Luna is very wise....

I think your choice to eschew Luna is very wise. The only bike that seems remotely worthwhile is their hub model which seems to be a re-branded item. I was a proponent, but not anymore. They used to...
10-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By 2old

I would look to Specialized and Trek for...

I would look to Specialized and Trek for something as you've done. Their bikes are the lightest FME. Giant and many of the other OEM's don't post weights for good reason. Most are too heavy, and the...
10-27-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By 2old

You might try the ebikemarketplace in Las Vegas;...

You might try the ebikemarketplace in Las Vegas; AFAIK, they rebuild packs.
10-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 2old

There was an individual in San Diego selling a...

There was an individual in San Diego selling a system (endless sphere) that used tool cells. It didn't seem to generate much interest even though FME with tools those are excellent cells.
10-27-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
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.
10-25-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By 2old

The jam nut backs up the nut holding the main...

The jam nut backs up the nut holding the main body of the motor. If the BB is 68 mm, there is room for the jam nut, but not if the BB is 73 mm. Without the jam nut, the nut can loosen and the motor...
10-25-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By 2old

The frame has the best geometry (IMO) for a BBS02...

The frame has the best geometry (IMO) for a BBS02 since it will "tuck in" much better than frames with a flatter BB area. The probable 73 mm spacing of the BB means you can't use the "jam nut" to...
10-24-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By 2old

fiido T1

Looks like fiido is generating their second recall as the subject bike is breaking in the area where an individual would step-over to mount the bike. Cautionary tale for any model made by them IMO.
10-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By 2old

As above, the S2 seems to have a "normal-size" SP...

As above, the S2 seems to have a "normal-size" SP and quick release, so should be easy to remove. If it's a relatively new model, I wouldn't imagine there's corrosion to "weld" it to the frame. As...
10-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
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...
10-21-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,006
Posted By 2old

BionX has a proprietary system, and most (all) of...

BionX has a proprietary system, and most (all) of us aren't conversant with it. Grin (ebikesca), as well as others, have elucidated the enigma(s); you might ask them if they have a solution.
10-20-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By 2old

I hope so too. The lawsuit(s) seem frivolous to...

I hope so too. The lawsuit(s) seem frivolous to me, but you can never count on what the American public will do.
10-20-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
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: 1,201
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.
10-20-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

Nice ride; wouldn't need suspension in the "OC"...

Nice ride; wouldn't need suspension in the "OC" since the roads and bike paths are smooth (FME). It would be really interesting (to me) to hear the gist of what you learn from Bosch.
10-18-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
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: 15
Views: 696
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...
10-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 989,929
Posted By 2old

Xx, your bike appears to have aluminum lowers on...

Xx, your bike appears to have aluminum lowers on the front fork (although it's hard to tell from the picture); if so, you should have two torque arms (there doesn't appear to be any). Selling that...
10-17-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 2old

Geared motors have a clutch so the system is...

Geared motors have a clutch so the system is "off" when the PAS level is at "0" and the throttle is not activated (assuming everything is operational). Direct drive motors have drag, but AFAICT no...
10-17-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
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: 499
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...
10-15-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By 2old

Different strokes etc, different tools depending...

Different strokes etc, different tools depending on the function; as above, there's no consensus except among those selling a product; then, theirs is best..
10-14-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By 2old

You might call ebikesca (Grin) in Canada. They...

You might call ebikesca (Grin) in Canada. They have worked on the BionX system pretty extensively, and may be of assistance. Their owner, Justin, is brilliant (IMO).
10-12-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By 2old

I have a Manitou Markhor (100 mm, straight steer...

I have a Manitou Markhor (100 mm, straight steer tube) on a 15 or so year old Niner and it has functioned perfectly (cross country) for two years. The cost was about $225 plus tax.
10-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By 2old

AFAICT, the Chinese have chosen not to copy any...

AFAICT, the Chinese have chosen not to copy any of the lightweight systems yet. It's possible to use their smaller components and create a relatively light bike (check BMS Systems for relatively...
10-11-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By 2old

You'll need a direct drive system in order to...

You'll need a direct drive system in order to have regen. Just decide how much power you want and check out the DIY products available . They have a range of 350w to 1500w in wheels for 135mm...
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