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10-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By 2old

If it's Tektro mechanical, I adjusted one "by...

If it's Tektro mechanical, I adjusted one "by eye" moving the unit until the disc was in the middle and it didn't rub.
10-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By 2old

That works for my bike too. If there is still...

That works for my bike too. If there is still rubbing, the disc may be bent.
10-14-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By 2old

I have a 52V Luna charger that has a switch for...

I have a 52V Luna charger that has a switch for 80%, 90% and 100%. Checked the voltage after each cycle and the numbers agreed with expectations, about 55V for 80%, 57 for 90% and 58.8 for 100%. My...
10-14-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By 2old

Or a Surly Big Dummy (might be named after some...

Or a Surly Big Dummy (might be named after some members). Xtracycle (AFAICR) started business with a kit that converted a "normal" bike into a cargo bike with an extended rear unit, but it wasn't...
10-13-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

What did you expect from a 19 pound bike? I'll...

What did you expect from a 19 pound bike? I'll ignore your tripe from now on. Too bad, this used to be a forum for really friendly exchange of information.
10-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

Guess who gets my vote for Mr Obvious today? Only...

Guess who gets my vote for Mr Obvious today? Only posted because there might be an individual interested in the technology.
10-13-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By 2old

In order to avoid removing the wheel and tire...

In order to avoid removing the wheel and tire (never fun IMO), I've clamped, taped, whatever a "feeler gauge" to the rear stay(s) and trued using it. In the old days with linear brakes, I just used...
10-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By 2old

BTW, I've ridden mostly rigid for the last 40...

BTW, I've ridden mostly rigid for the last 40 years, but lately have discovered that front suspension has reduced shoulder pain from a couple of spills markedly.
10-12-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By 2old

Good advice above. Don't know what dimensions you...

Good advice above. Don't know what dimensions you want, but the seatstay on my 1985 Mt Fuji is 17". Sometime not too much later bikes started getting "shorter". Another aspect of the early MTB's was...
10-10-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,889
Posted By 2old

If you haven't already tried one, a narrow-wide...

If you haven't already tried one, a narrow-wide chainring will help with chain derailment; you can pay upwards of $50 for a Wolf Tooth which is excellent, but I procured a satisfactory one from ebay...
10-10-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By 2old

Rivendell has some intriguing, though overpriced...

Rivendell has some intriguing, though overpriced IMO, considerations at times.
10-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By 2old

^^^ Great selection of possibilities. You must...

^^^ Great selection of possibilities. You must have been in a bar when you thought of a bar in a bar; Just kidding, but not a good idea IMO.
10-09-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By 2old

Had the same problem with my 1985 Fuji and wasn't...

Had the same problem with my 1985 Fuji and wasn't successful locating a 126 freehub. Ended up purchasing a basically NOS 1986 Schwinn that had a 126 rear wheel (freewheel) in near new shape. Good...
10-09-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,301
Posted By 2old

Honest question.. aero shaping and even weight...

Honest question.. aero shaping and even weight seems a pretty low priority on the MTB scene; why is CF a thing at all for those bikes?[/QUOTE]

Recently my wife's heavily modified Superlight was...
10-08-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

The Hiplok wasn't the one referred to as the...

The Hiplok wasn't the one referred to as the ("17"), but the Altor.SAF lock, a 13 pound behemoth, that is on his site. This lock as a core that is difficult to locate "picks" for (he needed to...
10-08-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

Looked at Electric Bike Action mag in order to...

Looked at Electric Bike Action mag in order to see if there was anything of interest at Sea Otter, but no luck. However, there was info on the Hiplok. I'll get one if/when they're available to...
10-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By 2old

I did it with a Shimano rear cassette hub once...

I did it with a Shimano rear cassette hub once (already had an appropriate axle in my parts bin) in order to convert to SS. Very easy with the only consideration getting the cones adjusted which was...
10-07-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

If you're talking about the 17 pound (or...

If you're talking about the 17 pound (or whatever) lock that took six wheels and two battery packs to defeat, I think the LPL opened it in his usual < one minute (saw the video AIR). Agree about...
10-07-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By 2old

Look for UPP on Amazon or ebay (if available to...

Look for UPP on Amazon or ebay (if available to you). They're not the best, but I had good luck with one of their batteries. I think by "bottle battery" he may mean the ones you can mount in place of...
10-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By 2old

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla...

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla (who were using 18650 batteries similar to the ones in our kits then) that stated they were able to give an eight-year (or whatever) warranty on their...
10-07-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

Sorry S25, but, although I have nothing against...

Sorry S25, but, although I have nothing against OEM bikes except their proprietary nature, my BBS-off road bike has been perfect for six+ years while costing a fraction of my Haibike and my "road"...
10-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By 2old

Hiplok D-1000

Might be the wrong place for this, but the subject bike lock, now on Kickstarter (which I avoid), seems pretty interesting. Composed of a material which resists angle grinders (an independent source...
10-06-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By 2old

Doubt the post material will do much since my...

Doubt the post material will do much since my Erikson Ti with a lot of "exposure" doesn't seem to smooth the ride. However the Thudbuster seems very effective. There are many different opinions about...
10-01-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

Of course there's always the new Ares road bike...

Of course there's always the new Ares road bike that weighs 19 pounds and has the motor nestled in the bottom bracket AFAICT. Only about $20K.
10-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

c58, you might add that your bike weighs less...

c58, you might add that your bike weighs less than 25 pounds without battery.
09-30-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

I've had two mountain bikes with mid-drives that...

I've had two mountain bikes with mid-drives that weighed < 35 pounds; that's twice the weight of a pretty expensive bike. But, OEM is a viable option. Just hope you don't have the problem I had with...
09-30-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

Also good advice depending on how much assist you...

Also good advice depending on how much assist you want. We've had good reports from individuals with Hilltopper and Leeds kits.
09-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 705
Posted By 2old

Agree with above, although there will be...

Agree with above, although there will be detractors (that all seem to own or work at bike stores). This is a much better experience since the bike already is a good fit, you won't be subject to...
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By 2old

IMO, the XO2 is a steal (now, at least).

IMO, the XO2 is a steal (now, at least).
09-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By 2old

Either seems like an excellent choice, and he...

Either seems like an excellent choice, and he should purchase the one that fits best. I had an 830 that was a great bike and am a big fan of Trek, but Giant is excellent too. Don't listen to any...
09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By 2old

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the...

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the owner's predecessors for 25 or so years; he is the one of the nicest, most reputable individuals I've encountered in the bike industry. Many purchases...
09-27-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By 2old

Thanks for the update, but not surprising in this...

Thanks for the update, but not surprising in this day and age. OTOH, I've had excellent CS from Trek, but possibly there are others that haven't fared as well with them.
09-25-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By 2old

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.
09-25-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By 2old

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many...

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many YouTube lessons on installation. You'll be happiest with a traditional frame design and 68 mm bottom bracket and the only extra tools necessary are for...
09-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By 2old

I didn't see those pedals, and question who can...

I didn't see those pedals, and question who can pedal a 220 pound "bike". Fortunately they'll get challenged if they try to pass off a 72V bike as having less than the Class max of 750w. Never owned...
09-24-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By 2old

As above, don't expect this to be a functional...

As above, don't expect this to be a functional problem, but would pass.
09-24-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By 2old

Well, I can provide for Adrenaline in Tustin, CA,...

Well, I can provide for Adrenaline in Tustin, CA, but you seem to be from CO. Could you be more specific on which one and what you're purchasing. The one out here specializes in Ti bikes (or Bianchi...
09-24-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By 2old

Amazon has 700c wheels for as low as $50, and...

Amazon has 700c wheels for as low as $50, and although not of great quality, probably adequate and as inexpensive as having a shop repair your wheel. It's a front wheel so in all probability 100mm ...
09-24-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By 2old

If they claim that monstrosity is an e bike, I...

If they claim that monstrosity is an e bike, I hope they get sued for false advertising.
09-22-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
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: 24
Views: 1,139
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: 5
Views: 268
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: 5
Views: 538
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: 109
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: 243
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: 227
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: 27
Views: 921
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: 5
Views: 268
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: 27
Views: 921
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: 227
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.
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