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09-18-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By 2old

Looks like a bike made to be deregulated, and the...

Looks like a bike made to be deregulated, and the type of vehicle e-haters point to in order to discredit the manufacturers who following the rules.
09-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By 2old

Luna, but this isn't an endorsement of it since...

Luna, but this isn't an endorsement of it since it's relatively new. I was riding on flat, local roads and not over 15 mph, so very mild conditions. Last time I looked they didn't have any 52V for...
09-17-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By 2old

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets...

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets today using 7 wh per mile on my "street" bike. Theoretically my 52V, 14 ah battery should provide 14 X 52 X (80%) = 582 wh / 7 = 83 miles. Doubt I'll...
09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By 2old

Riveting, when I rode on the street, a throttle...

Riveting, when I rode on the street, a throttle was really helpful starting in Traffic or making a light; now off road, so not necessary. The major OEM's appear to aim for Class 1 or 3, so most have...
09-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,625
Posted By 2old

Great looking commuter. Did you get it through...

Great looking commuter. Did you get it through COSTCO since they (supposedly) have 20% off on Priority?
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By 2old

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox...

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox (albeit low end), Shimano drivetrain & brakes, and dealer support for about the same price.
09-15-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 595
Posted By 2old

I would look at Bikes Direct (or their...

I would look at Bikes Direct (or their subsidiary, Bike Island) for a bike with good components but inexpensive frame (they seem to specialize in this), and transfer everything over, then sell the...
09-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,611
Posted By 2old

Don't know what others have recommended, but...

Don't know what others have recommended, but Zenni prescription sunglasses with "aviator" frames are about $15 delivered and I've been using them for years.
09-15-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By 2old

Just for fun (and to test the concept) I built a...

Just for fun (and to test the concept) I built a bike with two dedicated hub systems once, so if one failed, it was possible to make it back on the other. Bike weighed 60 -65 pounds and was a rocket...
09-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By 2old

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front...

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front hub and another poster was satisfied with his rear hub kit from them. Their complete is $730 (plus tax and shipping) for 500w, 48V AIR.
09-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By 2old

Look at electricbikereview / forums, and put in...

Look at electricbikereview / forums, and put in "four pin lcd connector; they solved the problem AFAICT.
09-11-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 2old

Lot to learn and the threads here will help. Many...

Lot to learn and the threads here will help. Many would point you toward a mid-drive, and the right DIY or OEM will provide the assistance you need. The DIY will be $1000 - $1500 plus whatever bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By 2old

I pedaled it around (looking clown-like; probably...

I pedaled it around (looking clown-like; probably because I'm 6'1", but maybe I always resemble a clown); it's the smoothest riding bike ever, and sub 21 pounds, but nobody seems interested. I'm...
09-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By 2old

How wide are the rims? I switched 4" tires to...

How wide are the rims? I switched 4" tires to 2.3" with neither it looking untoward or causing handling/mechanical issues, but the rims were only about 3.5" wide AIR.
09-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By 2old

It wasn't terrible since shops seem to charge...

It wasn't terrible since shops seem to charge $100 per hour for service, and with the wire wrapping and such, probably took in excess of an hour. The part could have been less expensive though since...
09-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By 2old

TA, I agree about the Yamaha motor, and the bike...

TA, I agree about the Yamaha motor, and the bike is as good as any e-hardtail that I've ridden (although I haven't ridden any of the new generation - post 2019 models). In retrospect, I think the...
09-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By 2old

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with...

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with a nice frame from Bikes Direct, but in general, I think their quality is very variable.
09-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

Maybe it would be legal some day, but not now in...

Maybe it would be legal some day, but not now in CA. Of course, the "Class" laws aren't being enforced at this time, but a potential problem could arise if you got into an accident.
09-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

OP, I forgot, but Chuckles reminded me in another...

OP, I forgot, but Chuckles reminded me in another thread, that some battery providers will allow you to specify connector type for the "output" wires (ones going to your controller) and solder those...
09-07-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By 2old

Good point about some manufacturers putting a...

Good point about some manufacturers putting a preferred connector on their "output" port, and I did that with UPP once too (but forgot about it). Your battery (960 wh 20 X 48) providing 50 miles...
09-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By 2old

A frame bag hides a ton of sins. ...

A frame bag hides a ton of sins.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3823_8771a43c82def4dbcae4fae1137858d8527175a7.jpg...
09-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By 2old

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed...

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed by fast charging. Accordingly, charging at 2 amps probably is optimal, and higher rates probably will decrease battery life. Check the literature to...
09-05-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By 2old

In general, the connectors won't match unless you...

In general, the connectors won't match unless you buy both battery and kit from the same source (as in company, not Amazon or ebay). Doesn't matter to me since I've been purchasing batteries mainly...
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By 2old

Thank you both. It's such a neat little bike and...

Thank you both. It's such a neat little bike and the cheapest one on ebay was $500 last time I looked, that I thought it would sell easily. Guess I need to try harder.
09-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By 2old

Ive been using Kenda Kosmic Lite 2 tires mostly...

Ive been using Kenda Kosmic Lite 2 tires mostly for off road, but they're also excellent on the surfaces you're riding. Can't believe how a light tire with minimal tread and low rolling resistance is...
09-02-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

My friend rides with an individual who was a...

My friend rides with an individual who was a paraplegic from a surfing accident, but physical therapy and lots of painful exercises have him to the point where he can stand and walk a couple of...
09-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 2old

For one, look at the Drift Maniac on Amazon 11-28...

For one, look at the Drift Maniac on Amazon 11-28 or 11-34 in 7-speed. There's many more, that's just the first one I found.
09-02-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By 2old

Excellent decision, especially with a suspension...

Excellent decision, especially with a suspension fork.
09-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

I don't see why any good battery can't work with...

I don't see why any good battery can't work with the appropriate connector as long as it can supply the needed charge (which I don't think is a problem). You just need to purchase a decent battery....
09-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

Is it possible to purchase one battery and use it...

Is it possible to purchase one battery and use it with your depleted old battery or is that still not enough? Also, you're intelligent enough to cut the connector from your old battery and crimp...
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By 2old

Terry "City Bike"

I'll try again. This 47 cm 1985 or so Terry didn't receive any offers at $250 with drop bar and stem (Nitto, no less), so I'm trying with flat bars. What's it worth? Shimano 6-Speed 105 parts....
09-01-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By 2old

I had a 350w, 36V front hub system and really...

I had a 350w, 36V front hub system and really enjoyed it as an errand bike and off road where I "learned" to weight the front wheel when ascending pretty steep hills. However, I agree with DW that...
09-01-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 2old

If you don't have one, you'll need a freewheel...

If you don't have one, you'll need a freewheel tool with a center hole large enough to go over your axle.
09-01-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By 2old

Good advice above. IMO the biggest challenge and...

Good advice above. IMO the biggest challenge and as andychrist said, the motors for 20" and 700c probably are different. If the motor RPM for 700c provides 15 mph, what would it be for the same motor...
09-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By 2old

As above, I used to employ clipless when needing...

As above, I used to employ clipless when needing to keep up with a fast group of friends off road. Now it's flats since, primarily, I'm riding with my wife and have no problem keeping up with her....
09-01-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

I've employed that philosophy without a problem...

I've employed that philosophy without a problem on all my projects, but watch out for the jackals that try to impress with contrarian statements or excess verbiage. DW can provide a definitive answer.
09-01-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

I'm not reading that treatise, but you can join...

I'm not reading that treatise, but you can join your friend. This is my last word on the subject:
1) The definition of wattage (from memory) was exactly what I just read as the definition of the...
08-31-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

Read the statement that he said was not true and...

Read the statement that he said was not true and tell me what I said incorrectly. If he has anything positive to say including platitudes, let him add it. If he disagrees with anything let him...
08-31-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By 2old

The shop diagnosed the problem as a faulty on/off...

The shop diagnosed the problem as a faulty on/off switch. This was accomplished by checking contacts (all OK), then replacing components with known entities until the culprit was ascertained. They...
08-31-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

Might have missed the point, but even better is...

Might have missed the point, but even better is to miss your tripe. The ignore list was made for contrarians.
08-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

I needed to change connectors on a system and...

I needed to change connectors on a system and (admittedly this was extremely simplified and may not apply in every instance) was able to just use crimp connectors to change the "different" one so the...
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By 2old

Very incisive. It's interesting that in the early...

Very incisive. It's interesting that in the early days seems like the manufacturers hadn't figured out exactly how light a frame could be manufactured. My 1985 Fuji is built like a tank IMO....
08-31-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By 2old

According to WIKI (and I know it's not always...

According to WIKI (and I know it's not always 100% accurate), the rights to the Raleigh name were sold to Huffy for US production in 1982, but the companies have been bought and sold since then. Read...
08-31-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

Looks like you want to pretend you're intelligent...

Looks like you want to pretend you're intelligent by disagreeing. Look up the international standards for wattage. Also, everybody knows about heat and that motors aren't 100% efficient. Got any more...
08-31-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By 2old

I think Raleigh US is a separate company from the...

I think Raleigh US is a separate company from the legendary British marque. The way the crack seems to initiate at the weld suggests to me that something was amiss in welding or heat treating.
08-30-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By 2old

For me, the picture didn't show. How about...

For me, the picture didn't show. How about purchasing two batteries and carrying one in a backpack, rack or whatever?
08-30-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 2old

You're in CA, so I don't know if this will help,...

You're in CA, so I don't know if this will help, but Amazon has a CYSKY square-taper crank with 53T chainring for about $54 US. That would reduce your pedal speed by about 13% for the same speed. The...
08-30-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

MN, you added plenty.

MN, you added plenty.
08-30-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, motor wattage is pretty much what a motor...

AFAIK, motor wattage is pretty much what a motor can produce continuously without overheating. As intimated above, the manufacturers are fast and loose with their values, and some individuals report...
08-30-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By 2old

Thank you TA. I wiped the contacts under the...

Thank you TA. I wiped the contacts under the display even though they looked shiny. The ones where the battery is attached looked fine and weren't cleaned. Probably should have cleaned them too. The...
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