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04-21-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By Fissile

Harris Cyclery is gone. Fortunately someone is...

Harris Cyclery is gone. Fortunately someone is maintaining the website of the late, great Sheldon Brown's goldmine of arcane bike knowledge. Also gone is the business that specialized in selling...
04-20-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By veganbikes

Rockshox makes a few options though I think the...

Rockshox makes a few options though I think the Recon or Judy Silver TK is the linear pull brake option (I cannot remember and don't have access to my distributors and the SRAM site kinda sucks for...
04-20-24, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By Fissile

Bike Nashbar used to be great, but it's no longer...

Bike Nashbar used to be great, but it's no longer an independent company and it hasn't been for some time. A lot of their house brand cycling apparel was reasonably priced and made in the USA. It...
04-17-24, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,977
Posted By campfire

~1100 mile update: I have replaced the rear brake...

~1100 mile update: I have replaced the rear brake pads. That's it. Still running the stock front tire, and it still has a reasonable amount of tread left. No new issues, the bike just keeps...
04-16-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,285
Posted By tds101

Police used a loophole to escape responsibility...

Police used a loophole to escape responsibility (since I didn't make contact with the car, which would have resulted in me having my head run over by a bigarse police SUV cruiser), so luckily my...
04-16-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 533,144
Posted By tds101

Most are actually decent quality aluminum...

Most are actually decent quality aluminum nowadays. Even if they're hi-ten steel, who cares about what a weight weenie wants when it comes to a cruiser??? WTH are you even bringing it up for??? It's...
04-14-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By tds101

Seems like a solid choice for some fat tire fun! ...

Seems like a solid choice for some fat tire fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks2dCwhK340
04-10-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Coiled housing worked just fine for friction...

Coiled housing worked just fine for friction derailleurs. One moved the shift lever until the shift was completed and the chatter died down.
04-09-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By Polaris OBark

Everything made perfect sense on that chart when...

Everything made perfect sense on that chart when I charged it up. My 80% charger really does charge to approx 80% (55.6 V).

But what has me confused is what is happening as I approach 50V (50.4 V...
04-09-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By njkayaker

For the same power output, the times for the flat...

For the same power output, the times for the flat course are going to be faster.

The basic problem is that you can't ever go fast enough downhill to make-up the time you spend going uphill. Part...
04-09-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By tds101

The chart comes in very handy. My RipRacer has a...

The chart comes in very handy. My RipRacer has a voltage meter, so I'm always aware of the battery voltage. I just wish my bike had the torque sensor as well as cadence sensor. It's a smooth ride all...
04-08-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By tds101

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x514/charge_42e7126df1a62ec7db8fda113c7edd688c69b853.png
04-06-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By ScottCommutes

This is a very logical position, and I'm sure...

This is a very logical position, and I'm sure many agree with you. I've certainly bought my kids lots of parts already, of various qualities.

This was a proud dad weekend, by the way. My...
04-06-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By cyccommute

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim...

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim brakes are not disc brakes. Converting drum brakes on cars to disc brakes was a great improvement. Hub mounted disc brakes are just making the “disc”...
04-06-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By speyfitter

Technical questions for the retro grouches on here

I hope we can use this thread to query the retro grouch community on border issues pertaining to equipment, cycling performance, expectations, etc.

So here is my question/point of discussion:
...
04-05-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By delbiker1

Quite frustrating at times. I gave up on the...

Quite frustrating at times. I gave up on the brute force, significant arthritis in my hands. I now gladly use tires levers and a bead jack. There are tires I can still mount and remove with just my...
04-04-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
Posted By tds101

Imagine how slow I feel riding my RipRacer. I...

Imagine how slow I feel riding my RipRacer. I only use it around areas that have less vehicles, or in the back areas with hard packed roads. It's not getting the attention I'd expected to be giving...
04-04-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By tds101

I have 2 ebikes, 2 electric scooters, and once...

I have 2 ebikes, 2 electric scooters, and once the weather clears up out on Long Island, I'm taking my human powered machine (which one I'm not sure of yet...) out on a nice, enjoyable ride. I love...
04-02-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Kontact

I thoroughly doubt you can fix this with...

I thoroughly doubt you can fix this with abrasives - you would need to remove all the stuff that wasn't under the decals in an attempt to get down to the original color that they reveal. That means...
04-02-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By Smaug1

It really depends on how you treat it. If...

It really depends on how you treat it.

If you charge and discharge it fully every day, it would have one lifespan.

If you charge it to 80% and only discharge it to 20% every day, it would last...
04-02-24, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By grumpus

Trigger shifters, where you press one lever to...

Trigger shifters, where you press one lever to shift up and another to shift down, often suffer from dried up grease that stops the mechanism from ratcheting. You can often get these working again by...
04-02-24, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I built a front hub motor bike for my wife 12 or...

I built a front hub motor bike for my wife 12 or 13 years ago and while I wouldn’t call it nimble it handles ok and she loves it.
I used a 350 watt motor. Don’t think I would want much more power up...
03-29-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By shelbyfv

Can you tell if it's unbranded from the factory...

Can you tell if it's unbranded from the factory or a repaint? You can't just remove the graphics if they are under the usual clear coat. At best it's generic Chinese $200 pig in a poke. At worst...
03-26-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By Rick_D

Except for the seat it looks like a teenager's...

Except for the seat it looks like a teenager's basher. I'd pass.
03-18-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Doc_Wui

The only things I've bought from Grin is a pair...

The only things I've bought from Grin is a pair of 20" x 60mm" Weinman rims. Pretty hard to find, I think their GMAC geared motors are a flawed concept, Satiator too expensive, and their torque...
03-14-24, 02:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,116
Posted By b88

Yes I agree with most of what you said. But the...

Yes I agree with most of what you said. But the problem here is a collision with my bike and a 4 yr old, all fingers point in my direction with extreme prejudice. So like it or not, I give way to the...
03-14-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By KerryIrons

Agreed. I did this once and after many thousands...

Agreed. I did this once and after many thousands of miles, the frame had cold set itself and the wheel went in and out without having to spread the frame at all.
03-09-24, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By late

Lifespan? Depends on what you get. A lot of small...

Lifespan? Depends on what you get. A lot of small companies go under, and there's no way to get parts. That can be a problem.

I haven't had to replace anything, but the battery was a little weaker...
03-09-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,116
Posted By tds101

It would pass if you actually said what you mean...

It would pass if you actually said what you mean then, since it's coming from an anti-ebike point of view. I understood what you posted, I didn't take offense, and I'm definitely not mad about...
03-05-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Differing amounts of thread cutting/chasing and...

Differing amounts of thread cutting/chasing and grit/grime build up can be common enough reasons to feel different efforts on either side.

What brand/type of BB did you install? Some have plastic...
03-05-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,996
Posted By tds101

Coming into an old thread and adding some pics is...

Coming into an old thread and adding some pics is a wonderful way to revive an old thread, and in the correct manner. It's those people that just show up and answer a question from '09 that seem to...
03-05-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 533,144
Posted By 3speedslow

That Hon is way cool!

That Hon is way cool!
03-04-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By hodala

DIY E bike drivetrain with 997 motor and general parts

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1440/997__8eaee23f7657d1535e3609de6c6118d1291856e7.jpg
Buying parts first
997 motor: 48V-400W at 20,000 rpm
1st stage: grinder bevel...
03-04-24, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Trav1s

Pics and actual specs would help with input. ...

Pics and actual specs would help with input.

Which one fits and rides best for you? Start with this! Too big or too small each have challenges.
Can you make your own repairs/upgrades?
What...
03-03-24, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 533,144
Posted By GeezyRider

Hey! Bite your tongue! My Walmart Schwinn (via...

Hey! Bite your tongue! My Walmart Schwinn (via FB Marketplace) was really hurt by that. :roflmao2:
...
03-03-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By tds101

Here's a sample that I found, without going in...

Here's a sample that I found, without going in too deep, for ebike laws in Texas. They sound about right,...


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A quick Google search shows multiple sites stating the laws. Looks pretty...
03-02-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 533,144
Posted By tds101

:roflmao2::lol: :cry: :roflmao2:You DO KNOW that...

:roflmao2::lol: :cry: :roflmao2:You DO KNOW that quite a few members here have bought Wally World cruiser bikes, right? And we do our own adjustments/mods to them, right? FYI The Walmart bikes are...
03-02-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,353
Posted By tds101

Dude, stop acting like the ebike guru. For Pete's...

Dude, stop acting like the ebike guru. For Pete's sake, you just got here! :wtf:
03-02-24, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By tds101

Check your local laws about ebikes. An ebike with...

Check your local laws about ebikes. An ebike with a throttle is legal on bike paths when a person has a physical disability. It's good to have if your wife gets too tired and can't make it back under...
03-01-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,449
Posted By tesla_exp

i don't think they are UL certified, if you get...

i don't think they are UL certified, if you get it directly from china
03-01-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By tesla_exp

It's good to have a timer, but I don't think it...

It's good to have a timer, but I don't think it is necessary. you definitely do not want to charge your battery at night while you are sleeping.
03-01-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,562
Posted By tds101

THE ORIGINAL POSTERS ARE LONG GONE! This is a...

THE ORIGINAL POSTERS ARE LONG GONE! This is a dead, 15 year old, irrelevant thread......
02-29-24, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By tesla_exp

thanks for your reply. it's really a pain in the...

thanks for your reply. it's really a pain in the axx to get the battery shipped overseas. so complicated and should be quite expensive after all.
02-28-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Polaris OBark

You came to the same conclusions I did (and I...

You came to the same conclusions I did (and I have heard similar things, or maybe read the same reviews).

Mine uses the default XLR connector (and I could get, or make, a connector for my wife's...
02-27-24, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Aushiker

EBike Rebates - US and Canada

I thought this might interest those members in the US and Canada ... maybe it could be an opportunity to get a rebate on your next eBike purchase. See the Velo article...
02-26-24, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By tds101

Getting it for free, even if it is a Wally World...

Getting it for free, even if it is a Wally World special, is still a total WIN!!! :thumb:
02-25-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By tds101

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-UKc42fZx8
02-23-24, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Arrowana

A quick search for Callas bikes only showed...

A quick search for Callas bikes only showed models that have square taper cranksets, so I am going to assume yours is as well.

If you have a crank puller, you can remove your current crankset,...
02-20-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By MarcusT

Ebike got me back into mountain biking

Ebike got me back into mountain biking
02-20-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,977
Posted By campfire

Good question. It's small for a cargo bike, but...

Good question. It's small for a cargo bike, but it's still large and heavy by bike standards.

It fits into the back of a van or wagon. For RAGBRAI we put it in a trailer with the rest of the bike...
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