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Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By KPREN

I will be on tour in Ohio starting on Friday and...

I will be on tour in Ohio starting on Friday and going through Sunday. In Ohio SP there are no day use fees for in state or out of state and the camping fees are the same. Exceptin if you are in...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By KPREN

I have not yet been on the other trails in that...

I have not yet been on the other trails in that area around Xenia. Let me know if you find them I am only aware of the one's in London.
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By KPREN

I think they are in London.

I think they are in London.
09-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
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: 27
Views: 652
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.
09-16-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By KPREN

I am a metallurgist and will I will state that I...

I am a metallurgist and will I will state that I do not have a definitive answer.
That said and looking at the pictures, plus the description of use, I would say the failure is crevice crack...
09-16-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By KPREN

List them on E Bay as is.

List them on E Bay as is.
09-16-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By KPREN

I regularly fast charge at 5 amps even to a 100%...

I regularly fast charge at 5 amps even to a 100% state. I have about 300 cycles so far. If the battery does not get hot no problem Once in a while I slow charge. I have two 2 amp chargers. a 5 amp...
09-16-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By KPREN

I haven't replaced a derailleur hanger since I...

I haven't replaced a derailleur hanger since I stopped using clip in pedals. Merrill Jungle Mock or 5-10 shoes. No benefit to clip in pedals on an e bike. About as useful as a trailer hitch on a...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By KPREN

They don't jokingly call it Taxsachussetts. for...

They don't jokingly call it Taxsachussetts. for nothing. Fitting for a state that started a war over the final straw of a 1% tea tax. The out of state fees are taxation without representation.
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By KPREN

It is relatively easy to do a no destination trip...

It is relatively easy to do a no destination trip in areas where there is water food and shelter to be had with a credit card. It's also easy in non arid areas where there is a lot of public land to...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
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: 1,036
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...
08-31-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By KPREN

Come on 2old, you have demonstrated thicker skin...

Come on 2old, you have demonstrated thicker skin than this in the past. Kevin has some good points and yes, watts are watts but real world application is anything but easy to understand. Power...
08-30-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,319
Posted By KPREN

My last big crash was hitting a rider that went...

My last big crash was hitting a rider that went down in front of me on a perfectly sunny dry day. I held onto the bars as I went over. Drove the shifter through my hand between the thumb and index...
08-30-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By KPREN

Welcome to old farts e biking adventures. That...

Welcome to old farts e biking adventures. That sounds like a fun ride with very little battery used. We have rides like that when the weather is perfect and the average age of the group climbs...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
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
08-22-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,809
Posted By KPREN

I think if I was going to try it I would probably...

I think if I was going to try it I would probably build it out of 2 or 3mm plywood over bead board covered with kevlar/polyester weave and epoxy. 8 ounces per square foot., very stiff and puncture...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-22-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,920
Posted By KPREN

Adam, I live west of Wadsworth on the SW side....

Adam, I live west of Wadsworth on the SW side. The closest point on the towpath is 12 miles but I prefer entering at Clinton which is 14 miles.
It is not the roads in Ohio that are scary. Its the...
08-22-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By KPREN

Over exertion will do it all by itself and is not...

Over exertion will do it all by itself and is not always easy to recognize. So is a lack of sleep.

I ended up being hospitalized twice for over exertion and the last time was serious with a...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-22-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,920
Posted By KPREN

Your problem is using Google Maps for anything...

Your problem is using Google Maps for anything bicycle. They have not updated the bicycling maps in the area for 10 years. I use a paid subscription to GaiaGPS that is excellent. You do have tp...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-22-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By KPREN

Depends on whether you need a maintenance...

Depends on whether you need a maintenance insurance policy (good warranty) or not. I bought a Bikes Direct Titanium Fatbike that ticks all you boxes except its titanium. The Titanium bikes had a...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-22-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By KPREN

When it comes to winter riding you have to accept...

When it comes to winter riding you have to accept the fact that once in a while you will go down hard. That can be greatly reduced with low tire pressures and studded tires but not entirely...
08-21-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By KPREN

Some people can be overly competitive without...

Some people can be overly competitive without much thought. Yesterday I was on my 62 mile loop on a limestone surfaced bike path lollygaging along at about 14mph or so in the 85 degree heat on my...
08-20-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By KPREN

I have been a fan of stateside purchases but...

I have been a fan of stateside purchases but lately they availability and service has not been good. I recently had two purchases from Greenbikekit.com out of Hong Kong and they were spot on and...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-20-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,920
Posted By KPREN

Steven, if you ask for directions in Pittsburg...

Steven, if you ask for directions in Pittsburg you will be told "You can't get there from here" and for the most part that is true and very true on a bike in terms of roads you would ride on. None...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-20-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By KPREN

I have ridden the entire tow path several times....

I have ridden the entire tow path several times. I just rode the northern 20 miles of it today. In my honest opinion, I think the prettiest part is the southern last 20 miles along the river. The...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By KPREN

A Bafang BBSO1 will be tough to find state side...

A Bafang BBSO1 will be tough to find state side as we are allowed 750 watts here. You can get more torque of of a BBSO2 as well. You can program them for any number of speeds you want. The BBSO1...
08-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By KPREN

You captured the entire essence of an e bike.

You captured the entire essence of an e bike.
08-18-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By KPREN

Why thank yah. At 66 I will take that as quite a...

Why thank yah. At 66 I will take that as quite a compliment.
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,809
Posted By KPREN

What I would like to see is a report on it once...

What I would like to see is a report on it once it has been towed through Southern Idaho, Wyoming and Nebraska.
08-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By KPREN

One of the Amish favorites.

One of the Amish favorites.
08-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
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: 433
Posted By KPREN

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

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The puppy is 1,200 grams...
08-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
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...
08-13-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By KPREN

Think disk brakes and threadless headset. Not...

Think disk brakes and threadless headset. Not available in the 90's bikes. It will work but those bikes were not made for rugged use.
08-11-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By KPREN

My wife just chided me on my ordeal. She is from...

My wife just chided me on my ordeal. She is from Missouri and told me I did not learn one damned thing from the Wizard of Oz. She said I should have learned that its a bad idea to take tiny black...
08-11-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
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: 1,364
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...
08-10-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By KPREN

Is the Fatboy carbon? Specialized carbon bikes...

Is the Fatboy carbon? Specialized carbon bikes often have a bottom bracket housing that is too thick to slide a mid drive motor into it. You would have to measure the thickness and compare it to...
08-07-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By KPREN

Even in my youth I could not have done this ride.

Even in my youth I could not have done this ride.
08-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,066
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
08-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By KPREN

David go out there and pedal a really fast...

David go out there and pedal a really fast cadence. If the power is relatively smooth at a real fast cadence they you very likely have something wrong with the PAS disk and not the hall sensor...
08-03-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,265
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...
07-31-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,265
Posted By KPREN

If I am understanding correctly the problem youz...

If I am understanding correctly the problem youz guys are having is how fast that e bikes can go. If that is the problem then Road bike should be banded from MUP because the average guy can exceed...
07-30-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,265
Posted By KPREN

Maybe and maybe not. Depends on the bike, the...

Maybe and maybe not. Depends on the bike, the speed you expect and you. 750 watts is way better than a human can do but still totally pathetic from a power transmission point of view. Even a 20"...
07-29-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,265
Posted By KPREN

To achieve 20 watt hours per mile I have to put...

To achieve 20 watt hours per mile I have to put in between 125 and 150 watts of my own power. If I were to use throttle alone I would likely be up in the 27-28 watt hours per mile. I have never used...
07-29-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,265
Posted By KPREN

Without the e bike I would probably be down...

Without the e bike I would probably be down around 500-800 miles a year now instead of 4,000+
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