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09-22-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By 2old

Some tire/rim combinations are like that, and...

Some tire/rim combinations are like that, and AFAIK the trick is to get one bead of the tire in the "groove" in the rim before trying to get the other off or (as you said) have brute strength. My...
09-22-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By 2old

Pretty similar for me; I rode my Haibike 10 miles...

Pretty similar for me; I rode my Haibike 10 miles off road on fairly steep terrain yesterday and used 22% of my 396 wh battery. Should be able to ride 40 miles or so. Not bad for a four year old...
09-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By 2old

Good ideas; I did that (except dielectric grease...

Good ideas; I did that (except dielectric grease which wouldn't have made a difference). Changed the battery in the display too, but AFAICT it only keeps the clock operating. The real problem for me...
09-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By 2old

Exactly; the only people "trading" will be those...

Exactly; the only people "trading" will be those with a bad battery.
09-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By 2old

Elby

Rode tested their ebike several years ago and it was a marvel of smooth power with a 500w BionX motor. Since then, BionX has gone out of business and sold all their proprietary equipment to private...
09-20-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By 2old

Agree with DW, nice looking bike and (to me) Trek...

Agree with DW, nice looking bike and (to me) Trek exemplifies quality. Only potential problem MIGHT BE the motor looks like BionX which Trek used for awhile, and could require extensive work to...
09-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By 2old

Purchased it at Interbike for $100 so not a big...

Purchased it at Interbike for $100 so not a big deal. It's well constructed, but something about the design isn't fun (for me).
09-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By 2old

I think they have portable dynamometers that...

I think they have portable dynamometers that measure torque (whatever) at the rear wheel. Saw a picture once depicting this "test".
09-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By 2old

Somewhat similar problem with my Haibike turned...

Somewhat similar problem with my Haibike turned out to be a "broken" display on/off switch.Pretty expensive repair since the wires were in the frame and they needed to drop the motor. The switch...
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, some countries regulate with dynamometers,...

AFAIK, some countries regulate with dynamometers, and the penalties can be severe for offenses. The US is far from adopting anything like this. I rode around town with a 35 mph system and never got...
09-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By 2old

Like my Thudbuster; the Body Float (Kinetic now?)...

Like my Thudbuster; the Body Float (Kinetic now?) doesn't seem to collect much dirt (maybe my fat butt protects it), but I don't like it at all.
09-19-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By 2old

CA (and many other states) have a Class system....

CA (and many other states) have a Class system. "e" bikes that fall within the guidelines, which include 750w models with throttles governed to 20 mph, are defined as bicycles. That's good enough for...
09-18-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
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: 23
Views: 817
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: 23
Views: 817
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: 1,724
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: 851
Views: 953,378
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: 184
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: 678
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: 61
Views: 4,668
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: 406
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: 136
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: 192
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: 8
Views: 275
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: 298
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: 383
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: 443
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: 443
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: 418
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: 350
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: 598
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: 241
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: 191
Posted By 2old

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

A frame bag hides a ton of sins.
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09-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
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: 241
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: 298
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: 441
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: 968
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: 560
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: 345
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: 598
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: 598
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: 298
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: 345
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: 560
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: 485
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: 568
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: 598
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: 968
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: 968
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...
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