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08-08-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By cat0020

I take my hub motored ebikes off road frequently,...

I take my hub motored ebikes off road frequently, I find them similar to riding my dirt bike, just point the front wheel to where you want to go and open that throttle.
No need to try to pedal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By cat0020

I saw this interesting gem: ...

I saw this interesting gem:
https://i.imgur.com/GgOy3ft.jpg
"Hey Folks. I've ridden the new tandem enough to commit to the powder coaters. I'm convinced the 2WD system is better for us than a...
08-07-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,114
Posted By cat0020

Not upright, but a recumbent tandem with 2wd: ...

Not upright, but a recumbent tandem with 2wd:
https://i.imgur.com/GgOy3ft.jpg
"Hey Folks. I've ridden the new tandem enough to commit to the powder coaters. I'm convinced the 2WD system is better...
08-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By cat0020

When you're touring on a bicycle, riding 6-10 hrs...

When you're touring on a bicycle, riding 6-10 hrs a day, having a solar shade that charges your batteries above your head is well worth the wind penalty.
I doubt "a hurried pace" is something want...
08-07-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By cat0020

https://youtu.be/15HHLY4BfA4

https://youtu.be/15HHLY4BfA4
08-05-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By cat0020

That may be the case to you, but not for majority...

That may be the case to you, but not for majority of ebike community that operate ebikes for reasons different than yours.
Regardless who fixes these cheaper ebikes, they are not meant for two...
08-03-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By cat0020

In general, Americans are sue-happy; instead of...

In general, Americans are sue-happy;
instead of being accountable for each of their own actions, suing companies when accidents occur and make people feel entitled to compensation to the outcome.
...
08-02-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,977
Posted By cat0020

If you can run the XP Premium with single battery...

If you can run the XP Premium with single battery then you can charge the other battery while one battery is being charged, no need for two chargers to charge both batteries off the ebike at the same...
08-01-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,977
Posted By cat0020

Do you need both batteries on the bike in order...

Do you need both batteries on the bike in order for it to be ridden?
07-30-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By cat0020

Cool With the current popularity of ebikes and also...

With the current popularity of ebikes and also the availability of lower cost ebikes, I wouldn't want to waste the money, time & effort to convert an acoustic bicycle into an ebike.
Especially an...
07-29-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 977
Posted By cat0020

There are a few ways to extend the steertube for...

There are a few ways to extend the steertube for mounting different stems on the particular ENGWE ebike, I've tried a several, still trying to finalize the most secure way for myself.

I think the...
07-28-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By cat0020

If I recall correctly, the seat stays arrangement...

If I recall correctly, the seat stays arrangement is meant to shorten the wheelbase, make the bike more responsive, quick steering for criterium racing.
Mavic CXP-30 rims don't accelerate quick,...
07-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 137,236
Posted By cat0020

As headline figures, ZapBatt...

As headline figures, ZapBatt (https://www.zapbatt.com/) already reports, from its existing battery technology:


Software and hardware extends the cycle life of ZapBatt Lithium Titanate battery...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By cat0020

I don't drive so much, let alone try to find...

I don't drive so much, let alone try to find parking.
I usually take the PATH from Hoboken or Newport to get across into Manhattan.
If I have to ride, I cross the GWB, Fort Lee is not that far...
07-26-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,428
Posted By cat0020

ebikes in general weight more than regular....

ebikes in general weight more than regular. acoustic bicycles.
If you run out of juice, you will still have to carry the battery with you.
Of course it is more work.
07-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,428
Posted By cat0020

More recent take on regen: ...

More recent take on regen:
https://youtu.be/gYCj4asp9pE
07-23-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,428
Posted By cat0020

Fat tire, folding ebikes are not for everyone. ...

Fat tire, folding ebikes are not for everyone.
They do offer more stability and capabilities on loose surfaces, mud, sand, snow, etc.
I bought one for 80+ y-o FIL, back in 2017.
He used to ride it...
07-22-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By cat0020

40000 km on a solar powered, regen recumbent...

40000 km on a solar powered, regen recumbent ebike:
https://youtu.be/a-4JPYHcfxQ

Solar Ebike Suntrip Ride from France to Iran:
https://youtu.be/XIMM25unnU8

More recent take on regen for...
07-20-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,428
Posted By cat0020

Spend some time on Youtube? ...

Spend some time on Youtube?
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=luna+eclipse
07-18-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.😆

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.😆
07-17-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By cat0020

Again, stability at speed is highly dependent on...

Again, stability at speed is highly dependent on the wheel size, wheelbase, geometry and weight distribution.
Personally, I wouldn't feel safe operating the 14" or 12" wheeled micro ebikes I have...
07-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By cat0020

There is quite a bit of difference when majority...

There is quite a bit of difference when majority of the rider weight is on your feet (on your push scooter, at level of your wheel axles) vs at the level of your ebike seat (away from your wheel...
07-17-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By cat0020

Micro ebikes with 14" or 12" wheels are not...

Micro ebikes with 14" or 12" wheels are not particularly stable at higher speeds.
Smaller wheels & geometry on these micro ebikes are not meant for stable for high speed travels.
Suspension fork...
07-16-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By cat0020

120 mile range is a bit optimistic, maybe a 85...

120 mile range is a bit optimistic, maybe a 85 lb. rider with PAS going most of the way.

I have a similar micro folding ebike with 12" wheels, 400w motor, 48V, 20.5 Ah battery capacity.
But it's...
07-12-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By cat0020

Trying to make money using ebikes is not easy. ...

Trying to make money using ebikes is not easy.
You lose profit margin the more you need to invest into your ebike.

Ask yourself if you really need hydraulic brakes?

Are your brakes fading...
07-12-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By cat0020

Max speed, climbing ability, range, etc.. all...

Max speed, climbing ability, range, etc.. all depends on rider/cargo weight, weather conditions, I wouldn't put much trust in advertised numbers for those.
Cheap bikes have plenty to offer for...
Forum: Foo
07-07-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

1971 Porsche 908 ...

1971 Porsche 908
https://i.imgur.com/Rs2BzKV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/gmJXbHv.jpg

1968 Porsche 908
https://i.imgur.com/r6zCAc5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kNRD5nM.jpg
07-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up...

I was born in a 3rd world country, I grew up sharing a squatting toilet & outhouses with no running water.
Bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles out number cars about 10 to 1 where I grew up.
My older...
07-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

Private sector is going electric for deliveries,...

Private sector is going electric for deliveries, too.

https://electrek.co/2022/07/04/amazon-to-use-walking-electric-cargo-bikes-to-replace-thousands-of-van-deliveries/
...
07-01-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By cat0020

I remember watching Spyro Gyra Jaco Pastorius &...

I remember watching Spyro Gyra Jaco Pastorius & Frank Zappa jamming.
They were musical geniuses.
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

That's a restore for sure. $2.1 Million Dollar...

That's a restore for sure.
$2.1 Million Dollar Barn Find: A 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
https://silodrome.com/barn-find-porsche-550-spyder/...
06-28-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By cat0020

If life ever slows down enough, I hope to do such...

If life ever slows down enough, I hope to do such cycling trips with my wife.
Bent axles is rare, with solid, bolt-on axles on your bike it is even more difficult to determine what caused the bent...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/Qrll0sG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Qrll0sG.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

Dan Gurney cools off near A.J.Foyt during a pit...

Dan Gurney cools off near A.J.Foyt during a pit stop of the Shelby American team (Ford Mk IV), Le Mans, 1967.
https://i.imgur.com/H6wUsCK.jpg

Porsche dream garage: ...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

Porsche logo didn't give it away? Here's the...

Porsche logo didn't give it away?

Here's the Fords:
https://i.imgur.com/2JttV6Z.jpg


and an Alfa
https://i.imgur.com/7dMg9YC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BJQwjU2.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/RNjo8vK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RNjo8vK.jpg
06-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

Nah, trikes are too wide for me to filter through...

Nah, trikes are too wide for me to filter through traffic.
If I’m wide as a car, I just as well drive (be in a cage).

It’s very difficult to predict how much volume of food to order during...
06-16-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By cat0020

I'm not aware that Nexus 8-speed hub being...

I'm not aware that Nexus 8-speed hub being compatible with Road bike type STI levers, usually the Nexus 8-speed hub is paired with the REVO shifter intergraded with MTB type brake levers, similar to...
06-13-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think...

$1500 & $1900, it's REI pricing for sure, I think it's a good value.
Compare to Lectric XP 2.0 at $1000, REI bikes are a bit expensive, but Lectric doesn't have retail stores that may offer support....
06-12-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,266
Posted By cat0020

3500w per wheel.. ...

3500w per wheel..
https://chinaplanets.com/Chinese-fl...00-w-electric-bike-on-which-you-can-only-sit/...
06-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,975
Posted By cat0020

I remember it came in a case with a watch: ...

I remember it came in a case with a watch:
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/dura_ace_25th_1998.html
https://www.speedbicycles.ch/works/dura_ace_25th/speed_047.jpg...
06-10-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

Exciting new offerings from REI: ...

Exciting new offerings from REI:

https://electrek.co/2022/06/10/rei-co-op-cycles-generation-e-1-2/
...
06-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,497
Posted By cat0020

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-...

https://electrek.co/2022/06/03/usps-mail-delivery-electric-mail-bike/
The USPS is already testing mail delivery by electric bike with these neat little US-built mail bikes.

Far better than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 348,776
Posted By cat0020

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing...

The shorter wheelbase is likely the contributing factor of sensitivity to brakes.
The Mercier seems to have 35-55mm shorter wheelbase than the other mini velos that I have experience with; likely...
Forum: Foo
05-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,739,750
Posted By cat0020

Growing up this was one of my dream car to have.....

Growing up this was one of my dream car to have..
https://i.imgur.com/62R5bpM.jpg
05-26-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By cat0020

Nice work, I hope the frame stays together for...

Nice work, I hope the frame stays together for you, I've broken two of those bonded carbon/aluminum TREK frames, just riding in all weather & the bond separated without warning.
Be very careful...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,252
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,243
Posted By cat0020

I've been pedaling across the Brooklyn Bridge...

I've been pedaling across the Brooklyn Bridge since 2013, most of that time bicycles are mixed with pedestrians, tourists from out of town that are looking at their phones taking pictures than...
05-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,266
Posted By cat0020

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range...

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range electric bikes with NLAW rockets to take out Russian tanks

https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/ukraine-soldiers-electric-bikes/

NO, that's not the battery...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,595
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday: ...

Nice day out yesterday:
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2lYeLwM.jpg
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