Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: KPREN
Showing results 1 to 50 of 69
Search took 0.01 seconds.
06-22-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By KPREN

None of the above, but she did not know that. She...

None of the above, but she did not know that. She thought I was homeless due to life's problems. A little pizzazz with a straight face is all in good fun with an idiot. .
I was on a 750 mile local...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 2,443,133
Posted By KPREN

Full on heavy touring mode Me and the rig plus...

Full on heavy touring mode Me and the rig plus the dog is about 400 pounds.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x472/img_2120_528e4d97800b3f0da2f245552d8c6b7db2f90049.jpg
06-11-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By KPREN

In comparison to an analog/dinosaur/no electric...

In comparison to an analog/dinosaur/no electric bike I find that I eat more food than at home but less than on the regular bike trip. The problem is I tend to carry to much food so I save nothing on...
09-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,435
Posted By KPREN

I was 61 years old, in good health and riding a...

I was 61 years old, in good health and riding a Specialized S Works Stumpjumper 27.5. A delightful 22 lb full suspension bike. A dream bike to ride off road.
My wife has a genetic condition and...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,195
Posted By KPREN

Can't join you on your ride since it is already...

Can't join you on your ride since it is already completed. Very good report.
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By KPREN

Parts of 22 are divided highway and bike legal. I...

Parts of 22 are divided highway and bike legal. I know the bridge over the Ohio is not. legal.
I have not ridden 22
08-31-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By KPREN

Quote: Originally Posted by 2old View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2old View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1236984-ebikes-cool.html#post22208050)
AFAIK, motor wattage is pretty much what a motor can produce...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By KPREN

I do have a route through there but I have a big...

I do have a route through there but I have a big fat mid drive e bike and am more concerned with traffic than elevation changes. I doubt there is a really good low climbing route through there and...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,988
Posted By KPREN

My advice is: If you are to the point in your...

My advice is: If you are to the point in your life where you are no longer superman whom can change in a phone booth laying on its side, then get a tent. If you are capable then get the bivy. The...
08-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By KPREN

You captured the entire essence of an e bike.

You captured the entire essence of an e bike.
08-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,027
Posted By KPREN

It varies from sect to sect with the Amish. I...

It varies from sect to sect with the Amish. I live on the northern edge of the biggest Amish area in the US. Five years ago it was 90% buggies and 10% bicycles for commerce. Now its about 40%...
08-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,027
Posted By KPREN

Okay but I am not giving up my long distance fat...

Okay but I am not giving up my long distance fat bike and I ride 90% pavement and rough city pavement. I do an easy 100 miles a day on this bike on and off pavement. Run off the bike path or hit a...
08-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By KPREN

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1440/img_2350_92101f1124c6edb4897818cc4c5ff32797284c1b.jpg
The puppy is 1,200 grams...
08-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,027
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor rode my high end e fat bike and went...

My neighbor rode my high end e fat bike and went out and bought a RAD Rover. That was three years ago. So far he loves the bike. His only complaint has been that it is not really capable off road...
08-11-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By KPREN

Today was one of those days when I was glad I built a capable e bike.

Was out riding this afternoon in the heat of the day Temps were near 90 with high humidity. I have a cadence sensed bike so I can set it for fast biking without much input from me and have a nice...
08-10-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By KPREN

Appalachia anywhere has some very steep grades. A...

Appalachia anywhere has some very steep grades. A hub motor is better than nothing but you may not make the steeper climbs.

You need to check the local regs on game lands if it's Pa. I think...
08-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,038
Posted By KPREN

Been semi retired for 24 years now. Probably...

Been semi retired for 24 years now. Probably work an average of 4-5 hours a week. Age 66
08-03-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

II am only responding because you used the word...

II am only responding because you used the word best instead of the word fun. When I got an e bike I could not justify it totally in my mind. e bikes were cheating, e bikes were avoiding good...
07-24-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,564
Posted By KPREN

Guess I am not an outlier. I ride an e fat tire...

Guess I am not an outlier. I ride an e fat tire bike (4.8" tires) with significant noise on pavement a lot. Although I like being off road in soft stuff there is not a lot of that where I live and it...
07-23-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

those people are with us in every endeavor, not...

those people are with us in every endeavor, not just biking At the moment, the idiots on regular bikes still outnumber the idiots on e bikes. You can legislate courteous law abiders out of...
07-21-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

Here is what I found out about the couch potato...

Here is what I found out about the couch potato slobs. Not one of them to a man thought they would be where they are at in high school. I have not met one of them whom really likes that lot in...
07-20-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

Just to be as absurd. I know that you will have a...

Just to be as absurd. I know that you will have a tough time getting into shape when you are 150 years old. For some people it happens a lot sooner.
07-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

Let me know when you want to try it. I live in...

Let me know when you want to try it. I live in Wadsworth.
07-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By KPREN

I do not see overpowered e bikes on bike paths as...

I do not see overpowered e bikes on bike paths as a big problem stateside. I think it's much more of a contrived problem from people with an overactive mind whom are not very pragmatic. The...
07-18-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,176
Posted By KPREN

My fat e bike is set up for touring but I...

My fat e bike is set up for touring but I regularly ride it about 150-200 miles a week locally. 100 miles a day is fairly easy for me to ride and 150 is a stretch. To gawk, I normally shoot for 80...
07-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,176
Posted By KPREN

I currently run four batteries in parallel for...

I currently run four batteries in parallel for long distance touring. I do not recommend doing this even though I do it.

I have done everything wrong and gotten away with it. I have since taken...
07-17-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

Solar on a bike is largely worthless as it takes...

Solar on a bike is largely worthless as it takes too much time to charge and compromises handling. Much better to run a big battery and have very fast charging. I have a 15 amp 900 watt charger...
07-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

I have not seen the teenager problem at all but,...

I have not seen the teenager problem at all but, I bike with a bunch of Gerry's after rush hour weekdays. Average age of our three rides a week group is about 76
What I noticed about my own riding...
07-17-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,123
Posted By KPREN

Papa Tom, why don't you just admit that you are...

Papa Tom, why don't you just admit that you are now damaged goods and get on with it. Once you do, you will feel pretty stupid for not doing it sooner and clinging to your old thoughts about bicycles...
07-14-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,446
Posted By KPREN

I built an e bike for my disabled wife and got...

I built an e bike for my disabled wife and got hooked debugging the damned thing within a hundred yards. Built a big fat e bike for myself and started to ride it along with my regular s works...
05-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,171
Posted By KPREN

Odd place you live. Around here e bikers fall...

Odd place you live. Around here e bikers fall into three groups. The commuters (about 20%). The over 50 crowd (About 60%) and the mountain e bikers (about 20%). Overpowered e motor cycles are as rare...
05-08-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,171
Posted By KPREN

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20...

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20 mph. No problem, I have a huge frontal area and form a good pocket behind me. If I know they are there, because I look in my mirror, I won't do...
05-04-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,613
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the...

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the back of his 2018 corvette. In this picture they are leaving for a credit card...
04-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,233
Posted By KPREN

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from...

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from you posts that you are going to pay very dearly for your e bike education.

Regardless of what we are all accused of by the purist zealots the...
04-27-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By KPREN

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)
04-14-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,059
Posted By KPREN

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand...

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand tools from a piece of flat stock 1/8" steel from Home Depot or where ever.
Yes you would use a 3/8" x 1/2" shoulder bolt and fasten it with a nut on...
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,059
Posted By KPREN

I think I would try designing something like...

I think I would try designing something like this. Simple to make with hand tools and get soon. It's uses simple flat stock 1/8" steel. Available at most hardware stores. It utilizes a small torque...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,259
Posted By KPREN

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission...

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission to set up quietly, leave no trace and be gone early. No trespassing signs simply mean ask permission. Once in a while I am denied and graciously...
03-17-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,242
Posted By KPREN

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid...

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid people but you can legislate people using common sense out of existence to the point where the lawless is all you have left, I sure the lawless would...
03-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,242
Posted By KPREN

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about...

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about one ride.
03-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,242
Posted By KPREN

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths...

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths generally have a 15 mph 25Kph speed limit. I generally stick pretty close to this limit. Busting 20mph stateside on the bike path is akin to being...
03-17-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By KPREN

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not...

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not always. Sometimes during a long ride. One of the main reasons I went to an e bike. E bike did not solve the problem because I increased my riding...
03-08-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,564
Posted By KPREN

I switched over to a fat bike completely. I can...

I switched over to a fat bike completely. I can tell you that there is a world of difference between the rolling resistance on fat bike tires and fat tire setups. The differences are dramatic. All...
03-03-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,123
Posted By KPREN

I missed the part about the 22 amp controller. I...

I missed the part about the 22 amp controller. I was thinking 40 amps. Controller is badly undersized but my question is. You say 1,500 watts. What motor kit do you have? Are you giving up...
03-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,123
Posted By KPREN

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It...

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It still might be undesized.
03-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,564
Posted By KPREN

I use to let other people dictate my moods until...

I use to let other people dictate my moods until one day I realized that the problem was not them but how I choose to view it. I now know the choice is entirely mine to make. I am no longer a...
03-01-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,564
Posted By KPREN

I do not believe that you are looking at a trend...

I do not believe that you are looking at a trend and I do not believe you are looking at a fad. I do not believe that e fat bikes are the norm and I do not believe that electric fat bikes are...
02-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,564
Posted By KPREN

Fat bikes have many advantages but they have one...

Fat bikes have many advantages but they have one very big disadvantage. That big disadvantage is rolling resistance and wind resistance. They will roll over substantially more than regular bike...
02-27-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By KPREN

Grin's Simulator does allow for varying assist...

Grin's Simulator does allow for varying assist levels in two ways. First you can slide the throttle bar to adjust power and the second way is to put the throttle bar in automatic and adjust the...
02-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,916
Posted By KPREN

Pop N Woods, interestingly I played around with a...

Pop N Woods, interestingly I played around with a tuck road bike and the BBSHD and the BBSO2. I can get more sustained power out of them than my fat biike. Due to the fact that I can get more wind...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 69
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.