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04-22-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By 2old

I can attest to the Recon being (IMO) an...

I can attest to the Recon being (IMO) an excellent fork. It's on my Giant Stance and (for me) is perfect. I can hit what I consider serious trail "bumps" and the fork absorbs the hit.
04-21-24, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By 2old

I miss Nashbar, Performance and Pricepoint; now,...

I miss Nashbar, Performance and Pricepoint; now, two more to lament. I used to drool all over the CC catalog. Unfortunately every time one of these companies goes down, the prices at my LBS seem...
04-19-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,472
Posted By 2old

For me, the allure of SS in relatively hilly...

For me, the allure of SS in relatively hilly socal was that it was like beginning MTB again. I learned how to use momentum better and move my weight around in a manner that improved performance...
04-19-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By 2old

I guess the fat tires offer cushion and maybe...

I guess the fat tires offer cushion and maybe stability for some seniors, but (for me, a senior senior) skinnier tires (2,0 - 2.2), which are much more energy efficient, lighter, and afford better...
04-17-24, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,290
Posted By 2old

Great pics and I'm happy to see that LI is lucky...

Great pics and I'm happy to see that LI is lucky to have you exploring again.
04-12-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,631
Posted By 2old

I had an 800 series that served me well too, and...

I had an 800 series that served me well too, and too bad you're not in socal since they come up on Craigslist all the time. They'll last "forever" out here (as long as the owners are inland) because...
04-11-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By 2old

Modern geometry isn't scary (to me) and with...

Modern geometry isn't scary (to me) and with slack head tube angles you're more likely to find ascending more difficult IMO. Now is a great time to purchase a bike with dealers still trying to unload...
04-10-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,681
Posted By 2old

BTW, I meant trusting the reading of a voltmeter...

BTW, I meant trusting the reading of a voltmeter since I've had a couple that seemed accurate and cost only $20 or so. However, if your system is 52v, 44.5 is about 20%, and surprised the BMS cutoff...
04-09-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,681
Posted By 2old

Thanks tds; I checked my Luna charger, which has...

Thanks tds; I checked my Luna charger, which has settings for 80%, 90% and 100% @ 52V and the values corresponded with this chart..
04-08-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,079
Posted By 2old

Sorry; this is a term that many individuals use...

Sorry; this is a term that many individuals use for Walmart-type bikes and means bicycle-shaped-object.
04-08-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,681
Posted By 2old

A 52 volt Lithium battery (like being discussed...

A 52 volt Lithium battery (like being discussed here) has 14 batteries in series which are fully charged at 4.2 volts per cell, so full charge is 58.8 volts. You can locate a chart online that shows...
04-07-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,079
Posted By 2old

You're a good dad using your acumen to maximize...

You're a good dad using your acumen to maximize the spare $. When mine were small there weren't many options for higher quality bikes except BMX. We had bikes that all four kids used as one outgrew...
04-04-24, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By 2old

I really enjoyed the novelty at first and rode...

I really enjoyed the novelty at first and rode (during the week) with a friend equally fitted with an e-MTB. However, mostly these days it's back to MTB especially two or three rides a week with my...
04-02-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By 2old

I agree, and add: 1) Don't charge the battery...

I agree, and add:
1) Don't charge the battery when its temp is below 50 F.
2) Don't let the battery remain at < 20% SOC (state of charge) ---if I deplete a battery below that when riding, i charge...
03-20-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,561
Posted By 2old

In socal they're prevalent and I've encountered...

In socal they're prevalent and I've encountered several. They've almost always high tailed it when encountered. I reported one instance to the local Rangers and they discovered three deer kills in...
03-16-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By 2old

Depending on your local market you should be able...

Depending on your local market you should be able to purchase a reliable bike for $300, especially considering the current market conditions. If possible, take a knowledgeable friend when you look at...
03-15-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,135
Posted By 2old

I agree 100% although that's not my concern since...

I agree 100% although that's not my concern since there are plenty of bike paths with no congestion here. My problem is off road where idiots riding well past their skill level fly around blind...
03-15-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By 2old

IMO, his testing was very shoddy, had no...

IMO, his testing was very shoddy, had no controls, was too limited to say anything definitive and was basically self-serving for his company. His statement that the major cell manufacturers seem to...
03-13-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,112
Posted By 2old

No problem; FME you won't even need to cold set...

No problem; FME you won't even need to cold set the frame. It could be helpful to install/uninstall it a couple of times in case you need to change a flat some night.
03-11-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,462
Posted By 2old

It may be difficult to produce an exact replica,...

It may be difficult to produce an exact replica, but how many people know the difference, and how much policing is being done? You can yak as much as you want, but I've seen too many instances of...
03-07-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By 2old

If the system seems tight and the parts don't...

If the system seems tight and the parts don't mesh smoothly, have a good bike shop chase the threads, clean and lubricate the parts and reinstall.
03-04-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 533,290
Posted By 2old

New "cruiser"; second owner of a 40 year old...

New "cruiser"; second owner of a 40 year old (AFAIK) Hon. It's a hoot to ride and has the requisite (for me) coaster brake, riser bars, single speed drivetrain and comfy seat....
03-03-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By 2old

It's a good idea to check your state and local...

It's a good idea to check your state and local laws as stated above. In socal, Class 1 & 2 are permitted on bike paths unless specifically prohibited, but all classes are prohibited from off road...
03-02-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By 2old

1. Most "bike shop" bikes don't have a throttle...

1. Most "bike shop" bikes don't have a throttle (they're trying to be Class 1 --- look it up if you're not familiar). This is so they can be used on SOME bike trails. A throttle is nice since it can...
02-28-24, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By 2old

Good job diagnosing the origin of the problem and...

Good job diagnosing the origin of the problem and good luck.
02-28-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By 2old

Grin is an innovative company with seemingly...

Grin is an innovative company with seemingly excellent, if somewhat problematic, products which (I've heard, but can't confirm) they don't stand behind. I've also read that there are at least eight...
02-22-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By 2old

It appears to be a single speed with coaster...

It appears to be a single speed with coaster brake, so any SS chain should work. Go to a Trek dealer or spend less at Amazon, Universal Cycle or many other places. I would purchase a Shimano, SRAM or...
02-22-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By 2old

First, I'd remove everything but the middle ring...

First, I'd remove everything but the middle ring and make a "single speed" with whatever rear gear provides the appropriate ratio. Then, ride it like that before proceeding. I've used the "quill...
02-19-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,690
Posted By 2old

The bottom line (to me) is to use whatever degree...

The bottom line (to me) is to use whatever degree of safety seems appropriate to you no matter how high or low the risk and don't respond to individuals who like to argue for argument's sake. BTW, I...
02-19-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By 2old

Sorry about that; I forgot it was distance from...

Sorry about that; I forgot it was distance from the fulcrum (guess Physics was a long time ago). When I rode dirt bikes "too much power" was a consideration, but hasn't been riding MTB's because it's...
02-17-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,135
Posted By 2old

The picture that I saw looked (to me) like the...

The picture that I saw looked (to me) like the rear wheel (in this instance) was on a portable dyno. I didn't think they were measuring speed since it would be load dependent. I doubt we need to be...
02-15-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By 2old

Some of the hard riding locals are going to...

Some of the hard riding locals are going to shorter cranks, experimenting with ones as short as 150 mm. This is pretty extreme IMO, but works for them. A 150 adds an inch of travel over (presumably)...
02-13-24, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By 2old

IMO you can call a Class 2 ebike any name (Bob,...

IMO you can call a Class 2 ebike any name (Bob, duck, etc), although most individuals choose the one (in this case, Class 2 bicycle) mandated for it. Calling it a duck doesn't change anything. As an...
02-08-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By 2old

They have a choice; get close or no deal. That...

They have a choice; get close or no deal. That might spur them a little. They probably can sell the existing fork (or,if necessary you could sell on Craigslist. You might list it just to investigate...
02-07-24, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By 2old

A lot depends on your intended application....

A lot depends on your intended application. However, steel mid 90's MTB's make excellent donor bikes IMO, and have the 68 mm BB referenced above. I've had eight trouble-free, maintenance-free (of the...
02-06-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,690
Posted By 2old

IMO, charge it where you can see the battery or...

IMO, charge it where you can see the battery or where you wouldn't mind having a fire (i use the middle of my patio). Probably this is overkill.
02-05-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By 2old

IMO, there are lots of things that Trek does...

IMO, there are lots of things that Trek does excellently especially considering the great CS they've provided to me, and I especially like the fact that they post the weights of their bikes not some...
01-26-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By 2old

Easy answer. Ride the piss out of it and it'll be...

Easy answer. Ride the piss out of it and it'll be one of the best purchases you ever made!
01-24-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,437
Posted By 2old

KW, thanks for the interesting input. It seems as...

KW, thanks for the interesting input. It seems as though your shop sells Specialized, and if so, are any of their models useful in this function? Your comment about ICE bikes makes a lot of sense...
01-23-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,950
Posted By 2old

You might look at Microshift for a drivetrain. I...

You might look at Microshift for a drivetrain. I purchased a 1X (8-speed, 10-48 AIR) with derailleur and shifter for $71 or so (Universal Cycles) and it was easy to set up and functions perfectly on...
01-22-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By 2old

Thanks; I have friends in SC (including one of...

Thanks; I have friends in SC (including one of the principals who started the bike company) and have been to bike shops there and rode there, but not for several years. Coincidentally (or not), my...
01-17-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,690
Posted By 2old

I purchased a LiFePO4 battery from a supposedly...

I purchased a LiFePO4 battery from a supposedly reputable Chinese company for a friend several years ago, and paid a premium for shipping. When it arrived the label indicated it was a battery...
01-15-24, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By 2old

As stated above plus ebike riders don't need a mc...

As stated above plus ebike riders don't need a mc driver's license, registration tag or insurance. Additionally, they can be taken on trains (or buses) and are much easier to "park". IMO, prices of...
01-14-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,690
Posted By 2old

I'm in agreement with those above who realize the...

I'm in agreement with those above who realize the battery problem, and can't believe we need to discuss this issue since it's covered by the media and the changes manufacturers are making. IMO, we're...
01-08-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By 2old

I have an 8-speed Advent system on a somewhat...

I have an 8-speed Advent system on a somewhat vintage Diamondback rigid, steel MTB and it functions perfectly, but am a big fan of Shimano too. The Advent ($71 for derailleur and cassette - 11/50...
01-07-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,016
Posted By 2old

The best thing is to report individual(s) who...

The best thing is to report individual(s) who have no knowledge of e bikes or the laws concerning them. I know that some of the excellent mods we've had in the past will warn them, then ban if they...
01-04-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,012
Posted By 2old

FME, I've had some of my best, most fun rides on...

FME, I've had some of my best, most fun rides on front hub bikes whether on or off road, in flat or hilly terrain, with geared or direct drive motors, but keep the power at 350w or so after finding...
01-03-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By 2old

I think those early "Rads" had direct drive...

I think those early "Rads" had direct drive motors, and if so could last indefinitely (some individuals on endless sphere report 25,000+ miles). Here's a yard-find from a company that's been out of...
12-21-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By 2old

No surprise, it was a good deal.

No surprise, it was a good deal.
12-20-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,012
Posted By 2old

In spite of its girth, this bike pedals fine on...

In spite of its girth, this bike pedals fine on flat surfaces or slight uphills, but with your knees no. Of course, even a geared motor would require some oomph....
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