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12-26-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By speedy25

umm, NO

I have some batteries that prove that statement wrong, as well as finding a guy in the UK that rebuilds bad Bosch BMSs. He found that one of the chips is underrated and burns out.

But of course...
12-06-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,679
Posted By speedy25

I dont assume that timers in general are...

I dont assume that timers in general are dangerous, but you should be wary of ANYTHING from Amazon! Its full of cheap goods, and goods that are NOT certified, and even any appearance of being...
11-30-23, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By speedy25

Yep. The small door at the top opens for a curly...

Yep. The small door at the top opens for a curly cord.

I have one. It works. Its quirky but pretty good for the time frame it was sold in. I got mine from a Detroit, MI dealer.

This bike was...
11-30-23, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By speedy25

I had the customer contact the company. Even they...

I had the customer contact the company. Even they admitted to having nuts loose on the hoses, but there were no leaks and only one nut turned a slight amount.

Company sent new brakes. I received...
07-04-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By speedy25

I patch too.

If its a small puncture, of course I patch! Tubes that cant be patched go in the recycle pile. I patch a LOT of tubes for customers with no complaints and only one comeback.... That comeback was a...
06-26-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,465
Posted By speedy25

More to the problem.

Cat0020 is right. Even the article I read that matches the picture just above this post said that the actual cause was still UNKNOWN at the time the report was made. Many of you have seen battery...
05-18-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,573
Posted By speedy25

I see there has been a lot added to this thread...

I see there has been a lot added to this thread since I last commented.

[edit: removed antagonistic comment]

Brakes, especially cable- People dont adjust them like they are supposed to. Almost...
05-13-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,573
Posted By speedy25

You are correct. The big companies dont have...

You are correct. The big companies dont have those problems because they have better quality, their product isnt self assembled. and they dont have "bottom feeder" customers.

While the crash with...
03-08-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By speedy25

As usual the "information" used to make an issue...

As usual the "information" used to make an issue out of something that shouldnt be an issue is....false!

It was proved years ago that e-mtb's cause LESS damage to trails that regular pedal bikes....
03-06-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By speedy25

Rad has a LOT of electrical and electronics...

Rad has a LOT of electrical and electronics problems. As a result things like controllers are almost always on back order. While there are a lot of people who have them I think most of their reviews...
11-27-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By speedy25

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First...

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First problem- All cells must match in output of the pack is only as good as the worst battery. Taking it aPART IS NOT EASY, AND ESPECIALLY NOT EASY TO DO SAFELY....
09-12-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By speedy25

many materials have a "memory" and will return to...

many materials have a "memory" and will return to the bent state they were once in. Too bad they cant remember to be straight.

Replace with a new one.

-SP
09-09-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By speedy25

I have done this before, but I did have a...

I have done this before, but I did have a problem.

FIRST- In Europe you can rent ebike batteries. Take your fave bike there and rent a battery for your time. Rare to find battery rental in the...
06-16-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By speedy25

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a...

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a workout riding them. I just dont have to push the bike up hills anymore.

-SP
03-28-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By speedy25

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes. ...

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes.

-SP
03-28-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By speedy25

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above...

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above post. I have batteries that stay charged through the seasons with no problem.

An actual Bosch approved shop can run a diagnostic to see if its...
03-28-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By speedy25

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match...

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match the rime on a non adjustable shoe. Its quick and easy. Rubber can clog up a sanding belt, but if you have a disk/belt sander you can place the shoe on...
03-11-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,943
Posted By speedy25

No amount of rinsing will remove the...

No amount of rinsing will remove the corrosiveness of salt. You need to use a salt neutralizer.
03-02-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,408
Posted By speedy25

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal...

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal in the OP's area.
Soyabean had great advice. Getting something local is the best especially for someone who is a rookie. Yeah, many of you built bikes...
02-04-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By speedy25

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on...

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on batteries. The heat required to flow the solder usually damages the battery too.
10-31-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By speedy25

With no keys it may be stolen. Same with no...

With no keys it may be stolen.
Same with no charger.
Paying a locksmith to pick the lock and make you a new key is the most cost effective. Drilling to lock is another option for battery removal,...
10-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,403
Posted By speedy25

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that...

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that really doesnt like conversion kits. Mostly because people install them poorly on bikes that should never be electrified anyway!

OP- Look at Yamaha....
10-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By speedy25

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who...

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who think some wild regimen will make their battery last for a hundred years but it just wont happen.

Treating your battery like a lead acid battery...
08-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By speedy25

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone...

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone number for me from long ago.
08-27-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By speedy25

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their...

Haibike hasnt left the USA. I'm one of their dealers. But I will add I havent gotten any product for a LONG time, and the date for more keeps being pushed back. I think all their stock got diverted...
08-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By speedy25

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an...

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an industrial supply house. You can get a great gauge that will lead a long accurate life for around $20.

-SP
08-12-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By speedy25

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid...

If you are set on conversion look at a Bafang mid drive, but the better choice will always be a prebuilt bike by a major manufacturer.

-SP
07-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By speedy25

Just as a general comment on tube quality... ...

Just as a general comment on tube quality...

This year I have repaired a number of wheels that had blowouts of tubes. Not just cheapies either, even Continental! The new Tervail branding has yet...
07-18-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By speedy25

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in...

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in the rims that the rim strips cover up. I dont see any reason why you cant do a similar thing. I doubt if the typical rubber liner would work, but I'm...
07-18-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,862
Posted By speedy25

Most people when looking for a folding bike, dont...

Most people when looking for a folding bike, dont look for one very important spec- WEIGHT

Can you pick up a 70# fat tire behemoth?

-SP
07-11-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,991
Posted By speedy25

Nice chop up on the motor cable!! If you are...

Nice chop up on the motor cable!!

If you are handy, and can solder, you can replace it. Most people arent and they send them to me for repair.

I dont know what your "replacement" for $20 is.
...
05-04-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By speedy25

Thanks for posting the link. 1.SO they have a...

Thanks for posting the link.
1.SO they have a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed chain?? WHats with that. Use a link that is correct for the chain.
2. Lube? While many like waxes, I find they...
04-20-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,341
Posted By speedy25

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses,...

If you dont mind replacing main harnesses, displays and controllers, then by all means get a rad!

Just my experience making repairs when they quit.

-SP
12-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By speedy25

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute...

While the vehicle is kinda fun its an absolute nightmare when you need any parts!

I have service certificate #1 for being qualified to work on these, but OT wont give me the time of day to get...
12-13-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,071
Posted By speedy25

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point. ...

Soooooo, I'll address the OP's original point.

Yamaha went seeking e-bike dealers when they brought their goods to NA. I was one of their first dealers. I thought they would be picking established...
08-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,067
Posted By speedy25

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28...

I have one of those bikes. Specialized Turbo. 28 mph of fun and handling. Despite all my ebike testing I have yet to find one I like any better. They did a great job on that bike.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,727
Posted By speedy25

You are right about the TranzX motor on the...

You are right about the TranzX motor on the Retroglide 2old. They are a good motor. I was going to recommend the IZip Dash for a commuter bike, but he already found a screaming deal.

-SP
06-10-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,910
Posted By speedy25

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500...

Sorry, your budget will only buy a POS. At $1500 you buy something that can qualify as an OK bike.

-SP
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,685
Posted By speedy25

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I...

Look at IZip, Raleigh and Haro for cruisers. I have 10 Zuma's I use as rental bikes. they are perfect for an easy to ride ebike that fits most people. If you want something REALLY nice, check out the...
04-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,490
Posted By speedy25

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem...

Sheesh! The store should not have had any problem with you using the battery until it ran out.

As suggested earlier, look at the Yamaha powered Haibike. Great bike with what I think is better...
08-30-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By speedy25

This looks more like a troll question. But...

This looks more like a troll question.

But if its is real, DONT DO IT. Then give some real details.

-SP
04-27-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,763
Posted By speedy25

You guys forgot one- Greyhound. You dont get the...

You guys forgot one- Greyhound. You dont get the wacky big box rates with them. I ship bikes and camping gear from Ohio to AZ when we go west. Price is affordable and so far its also reliable. For...
08-20-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,567
Posted By speedy25

I'm with mkeller too. Being mechanically minded I...

I'm with mkeller too. Being mechanically minded I dont care if something doesnt work if it is the right price. Vintage stuff is better quality in most cases and just plain fun to ride.

That also...
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