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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By BruceMetras
Velocity Bottle Trap...

Velocity Bottle Trap (http://www.velocityusa.com/product/accessories/bottle-trap)
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By BruceMetras
That's a good deal for the amount of work that is...

That's a good deal for the amount of work that is involved, and rapid turn around .. I'd go black because I like black a lot .. powder coating prep will need to strip the frame down to bare metal,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-11-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By BruceMetras
If you haven't folded it yet, take a close up...

If you haven't folded it yet, take a close up picture of the latch.. guessing, release the quick release handle, rotate it outboard and possibly push it down, or pull it up, or look for a secondary...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By BruceMetras
You probably ARE exerting a little more energy.....

You probably ARE exerting a little more energy.. that's the trade off.. the Capreo setup is very good kit for small wheel travel bikes where weight and efficiency are at a premium.. the 9-26 stock...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-28-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,146
Posted By BruceMetras
I've installed the n-lock (http://n-lock.com/)...

I've installed the n-lock (http://n-lock.com/) stem on customer's bikes before .. same idea more or less..

http://n-lock.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/frontpage-347x264.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-28-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By BruceMetras
Looking at the red bike, looks like it could take...

Looking at the red bike, looks like it could take an IGH ..knowing the rear drop out spacing would help to recommend a hub that would be easily compatible.. I imagine it is around 120mm .. that would...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-27-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By BruceMetras
P8 has Neos not SRAM .. are you referencing the...

P8 has Neos not SRAM .. are you referencing the same Thor page ??

LANDING GEAR...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-27-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By BruceMetras
1: Landing gear ready 2: Black seatpost 3:...

1: Landing gear ready
2: Black seatpost
3: Schwalbe Supreme Tires
4: SRAM shifter and derailleur
5: Tangerine color
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-24-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By BruceMetras
Try loosening the axle nuts and slacking off the...

Try loosening the axle nuts and slacking off the belt tension a lot .. then see if you can back pedal or roll the bike normally . if the belt is too tight, it will cause different kinds of grief..
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-23-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By BruceMetras
Look to VUELTA...

Look to VUELTA (https://www.vueltausa.com/components/chainrings-flat/se-chain-ring-130mm-38-60t.html) .. high quality and inexpensive.. take your pick, many to choose from.
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-22-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By BruceMetras
This is what the doubters are getting at.. how...

This is what the doubters are getting at.. how many lights, how much stopping .. what kind of traffic conditions.. terrain.. how fit is the rider .. these are the variables .. and having a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-20-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By BruceMetras
Un-scientifically looking at web pictures of...

Un-scientifically looking at web pictures of Expressways, looks like 110bcd to me...with a plastic pants guard that screws onto the chainring.. might have to cobb something together if you want an...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-17-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By BruceMetras
Yes, big difference between non-suspended 20" and...

Yes, big difference between non-suspended 20" and 24 or 26" bikes in terms of ride quality ... especially over uneven roads .. good advice to go ride some small wheel bikes before making a purchase...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-16-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By BruceMetras
There is an official Eclipse frame recall also...

There is an official Eclipse frame recall also for relatively current bikes ..

Tern expands recall of some bikes over frame concerns | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-10-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,546
Posted By BruceMetras
Once the pedals are moving on the BBSxx the...

Once the pedals are moving on the BBSxx the controller takes over via dashboard .. so however it's programmed at say 'level 1' that's the power/assist you are going to get.. won't matter how fast you...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-10-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,546
Posted By BruceMetras
Humor me... I would assume with the Bosch if you...

Humor me... I would assume with the Bosch if you stop pedaling, you're not still getting any type of assist .. so are you talking about really slow pedaling where the power delivery is better/more...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-09-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By BruceMetras
Mac or PC?

Mac or PC?
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-09-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,546
Posted By BruceMetras
What happens when you stop pedaling?

What happens when you stop pedaling?
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-09-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,546
Posted By BruceMetras
Have you tried optimizing your controller...

Have you tried optimizing your controller settings through the programming cable/software ?
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-08-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By BruceMetras
Origin8 Drop Bars...

Origin8 Drop Bars (https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-33617-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0) have been popular for years for adding drops to flatbars..very simple install..
...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-08-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By BruceMetras
If motorcycle safety is a concern, I'd take a...

If motorcycle safety is a concern, I'd take a hard look at why you think riding an e-bike would be safer.. having ridden a motorcycle over the past 50 years and recently an e-bike that I ride 15+...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-04-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,034
Posted By BruceMetras
Or just buy a Puma ...

Or just buy a Puma


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x301/bmetras/Puma_zps3fzmaheh.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By BruceMetras
Perfect picture for the ~folding bike forum~ .....

Perfect picture for the ~folding bike forum~ .. glad you're uninjured .. other than your wallet..
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By BruceMetras
You can run extended reach V-Brakes like these...

You can run extended reach V-Brakes like these Paul's .. here's my Moulton TSR-3 .. stock, 406 wheels .. now 451 wheels that I built for it..
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-31-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By BruceMetras
Here's a cool Motor/Battery Simulator...

Here's a cool Motor/Battery Simulator (http://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html) to while away the hours.. lots of variables to plug in including weights, wind, incline, etc.. this will get you...
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