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09-27-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 359
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: 27
Views: 359
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By 2old

I think it's by far the best deal in e-bikes,...

I think it's by far the best deal in e-bikes, Lectric seems well established and I recommended one to my son (he purchased one - loves it). My only concern would be that at 6'1" it might be difficult...
09-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

It's never occurred with any of my three BBS02's.

It's never occurred with any of my three BBS02's.
09-25-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By 2old

Good thing you can't move the sensor since most...

Good thing you can't move the sensor since most OEM systems can detect that and in some (all) cases shut down your motor. An acquaintance derestricted one of the first Bosch bikes (he sold Felt...
09-25-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
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: 905
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...
09-22-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

Possibly called a grommet, but wouldn't be...

Possibly called a grommet, but wouldn't be surprised if you needed to purchase the entire sensor to get one. You might try to fashion one from a chunk of rubber and secure with a dab of silicone.
09-21-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By 2old

I think the BBS01 & 2 are basically the same with...

I think the BBS01 & 2 are basically the same with different controllers, so if it were critical, the "02" controller could be replaced with an "01".
09-20-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,183
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: 14
Views: 527
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.
09-16-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By 2old

My first conversion was a front hubbie, and I...

My first conversion was a front hubbie, and I used a Surly steel fork (which has served me well for at least 10 years on several different bikes). I just filed the lawyer lips off smoothly. AFAIK,...
09-15-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 2old

Excellent choice and a nice ride to transport it....

Excellent choice and a nice ride to transport it. Keep us updated on your progress. I predict great things, since it reminds me of my 2005 Santa Cruz Superlite which I built up to <25 pounds and...
09-15-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By 2old

I would think you'll be OK as long as the motor...

I would think you'll be OK as long as the motor doesn't get too hot. You can measure this qualitatively on a geared motor by putting your finger on the motor; as long as you can hold it there for 10...
09-14-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By 2old

I doubt you'll find any forks without "lawyer...

I doubt you'll find any forks without "lawyer lips" since there is too much liability, and putting a hub motor on an aluminum front fork is very risky and should be done with two torque arms and the...
09-14-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 2old

The places I ride off road have slopes which have...

The places I ride off road have slopes which have been surveyed (by a conservancy that manages the land) up to 38%, so only a mid-drive has a chance on them (with low gears and maximum effort - for...
09-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By 2old

From the picture on Giant's site it looks like a...

From the picture on Giant's site it looks like a 104 bcd chainring. You need to measure (see sheldon brown) to see if that's correct. If so, you should be able to use any "104" chainring (obviously...
09-13-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 2old

I suggest that you test ride different bikes....

I suggest that you test ride different bikes. IMO, the best option for anybody who has ever ridden anything steeper than a mild driveway is a mid-drive, and the best (maybe only) option under $2K is...
09-13-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 2old

Don't charge or store your battery in a place...

Don't charge or store your battery in a place where you wouldn't mind having a fire or purchase from a reputable company (I trust Giant, Trek, ebikesca, etc).
09-13-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
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...
09-11-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By 2old

I'd look at Giant (one of their "Advanced Pro...

I'd look at Giant (one of their "Advanced Pro models with SLX), but since you didn't specify XC or enduro, there may be a better choice. I'm speaking from the aspect of owning a Giant Stance and...
09-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

In socal the road riders that I've seen are...

In socal the road riders that I've seen are riding mostly inexpensive e-folders, heavy "Chinese" full size behemoths or Super 73 types. Your bike, while really interesting to me, may not be...
09-09-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 2old

IMO, the Trek Marlin series is the best "bang for...

IMO, the Trek Marlin series is the best "bang for your buck" hardtail, although there may be some (who sell other brands) that will nitpick the grips or some other minor component. That said,...
09-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

Mr Origami, I agree wholeheartedly with your...

Mr Origami, I agree wholeheartedly with your "fewer gears" philosophy, especially with a mid-drive. When I built my first BBS02-equipped bike, I used only three gears in the "cassette", 11-17-28...
09-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
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...
09-08-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

Hub systems are excellent (IMO) as long as the...

Hub systems are excellent (IMO) as long as the terrain isn't hilly and they're being used on road-type surfaces. The differences in efficiency, if any, haven't been noticeable FME.
09-08-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 2old

Since you mentioned XTR & Carbon, it made sense...

Since you mentioned XTR & Carbon, it made sense that you associate with them, and I didn't mention anything about XT, so your characterization of me as disingenuous is ridiculous. Also, I may have...
09-07-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

Sorry you don't like front hubbies; I had some of...

Sorry you don't like front hubbies; I had some of my best times on them, both on and off road. One was DIY and one a Faraday, but neither folders. Good luck; it should be interesting, and I really...
09-07-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

Is this the fourth prototype or do (did) you have...

Is this the fourth prototype or do (did) you have product(s) for sale?
I don't think you need a larger battery since most individuals aren't going to use them for 25 mile rides.
Hydraulic brakes...
09-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By 2old

I have a Ritchey with "V" or disc mounts that...

I have a Ritchey with "V" or disc mounts that weighs about a pound. He may still manufacture them.
09-07-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By 2old

Test ride some if they're available in your area,...

Test ride some if they're available in your area, read about "best bikes for seniors" (try YouTube) or procure a Lectric Cycles light ebike for circa $800.
09-06-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 2old

I always appreciate Mr VB's courteous replies,...

I always appreciate Mr VB's courteous replies, but he's carbon fiber/XTR and I'm aluminum or steel/Deore. Also, he's a bit disingenuous since he frequently bashes what his shop doesn't sell (AFAICT),...
09-06-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By 2old

Grin = ebikesca

Grin = ebikesca
09-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

I have a bike carrier and haven't used public...

I have a bike carrier and haven't used public transportation since COVID, so probably not a good reflection of the general public, but have a Dahon bike and the only thing I don't like about it is...
09-06-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By 2old

"Assuming" your battery is 36V and you can't...

"Assuming" your battery is 36V and you can't locate a method to procure and store your battery, ebikesca, makes 36V battery modules that can be taken on airplanes, then "combined" in order to get the...
09-06-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 543
Posted By 2old

Looks good to me, but I'd like it much more if it...

Looks good to me, but I'd like it much more if it had a BMX stem and bars instead of the "ape hangery" unit. Doubt you'll be able to get the price competitive with its rivals.
09-06-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

Not much on the "TS" here; you might check...

Not much on the "TS" here; you might check endless sphere.
09-05-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 2old

Giant's bikes are premium IMO (which might be why...

Giant's bikes are premium IMO (which might be why some OEM's have theirs made by Giant), and I love my 2022 Stance . The "FRE" hasn't been mentioned here AIR, but there are a couple of YouTube...
09-04-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By 2old

Nitto has a dirt drop stem which can facilitate...

Nitto has a dirt drop stem which can facilitate your needs. The option is a riser handlebar.
08-31-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
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.
08-31-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By 2old

Class 2 is a BICYCLE in CA (and at least half the...

Class 2 is a BICYCLE in CA (and at least half the other states). IMO, it's great they include Class 2 as a bike since it allows physically challenged individuals to have the same freedom enjoyed by...
08-30-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By 2old

Wolf Tooth Components has a product which can...

Wolf Tooth Components has a product which can reposition water bottle based connectors (BRad); it has been effective for me.
08-30-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By 2old

Luna has been out of batteries (except for SurRon...

Luna has been out of batteries (except for SurRon and one or two of their bikes seemingly forever (probably at least several months). Very strange, especially since they had problems with at least...
08-28-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
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.
08-26-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By 2old

Usually (maybe always), 48 V controllers have...

Usually (maybe always), 48 V controllers have capacitors for 60V or 64V (can't remember) so are safe for 14s (52V) which charges to 58.8V. However, getting a battery that can interface with the Super...
08-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By 2old

I have a tracking number from some China post,...

I have a tracking number from some China post, but it hasn't been updated in a week or so. Please tell us what's in the "box". Those bikes (or something that looks identical) are selling for $1K+...
08-24-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
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?
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