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Forum: Electric Bikes 08-09-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By nwmtnbkr
I will state this again. Any e-bike enthusiast...

I will state this again. Any e-bike enthusiast who thinks there is a federal law that treats e-bikes as bicycles for purposes of operation is simply wrong. Prior to 2002, the National Highway...
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-02-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Having experimented with solar for recharging...

Having experimented with solar for recharging while I owned an RV, I'm sorry to say that the technology is still lagging, just like battery technology. You're rarely going to reach the specs cited...
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-02-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Welcome. I would suggest that you go to the...

Welcome. I would suggest that you go to the non-hub motor forums at Endless Sphere. http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=28&sid=002cc73740de6a3cb14262c2313cd526 I think you could do...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-30-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By nwmtnbkr
LOL, still no envy--I paid $279 for my Currie...

LOL, still no envy--I paid $279 for my Currie conversion kit (has 1 SLA battery pack), which I added to my mountain bike. I retired to the far northern US Rockies--I'm west of Glacier National...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-30-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By nwmtnbkr
LOL, no envy because I love my e-bike, especially...

LOL, no envy because I love my e-bike, especially since I built a LIFEPO4 pack for it this spring. Glad you're enjoying your new purchase. It looks like your bike uses NIMH batteries, per the specs...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-30-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By nwmtnbkr
9V is a huge plus in my book. I made the mistake...

9V is a huge plus in my book. I made the mistake of buying a wheel light last year that runs on button cells. It has no on/off switch and the cells last all of 3 days. They're very expensive to...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-29-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By nwmtnbkr
I'm looking at the dual orange/blue set of fins,...

I'm looking at the dual orange/blue set of fins, which is right around $35 for all three. They've got a new single, 1-color light for right under $20. This is the page that describes the fins and...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-29-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Has anyone used N-Vision/Flexpro bicycle wheel lights.

Since we're almost to August and winter darkness will encroach all too soon, I've been thinking of improved side visibility for riding during the dark winter months. I don't want to pay a fortune or...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By nwmtnbkr
krovvy litso Unfortunately, the Currie...

krovvy litso

Unfortunately, the Currie conversion kit isn't going to be an option for your folder. I believe you have 20-inch wheels. The motor wheel on the Currie kit is a 26-inch wheel. It's...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By nwmtnbkr
OP really needs to contact his local DMV. Since...

OP really needs to contact his local DMV. Since New Jersey treats all e-bikes as mopeds, the biggest obstacle may be the requirement to get title. However, given the fact that electric trikes...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By nwmtnbkr
One of the big issues for China is that the...

One of the big issues for China is that the government may have waited too long to decide they need to develop internal consumerism rather than rely on the export engine to drive its economy. ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-25-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Welcome. First, determine whether your fork is...

Welcome. First, determine whether your fork is aluminum or steel. If it's aluminum, you'll need to replace it with steel or install a rear hub wheel; aluminum drop outs can fail without warning and...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-24-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 122,217
Posted By nwmtnbkr
I went on a ride in the forest to test out my new...

I went on a ride in the forest to test out my new tires. I had a flat several weeks ago and realized how badly worn the tread on my back tire was so I decided to buy new. I found Sweetskinz on sale...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-24-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By nwmtnbkr
That one was made by Lightfoot Cycles in Montana....

That one was made by Lightfoot Cycles in Montana. Unfortunately, due to the poor economy, they've shelved it. Here's a video of it in action. FYI, they're selling the demo unit for $3400 (cycle...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-24-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By nwmtnbkr
If you've got deep pockets, there are a number of...

If you've got deep pockets, there are a number of velomobiles with electric power assist. Here's just one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbHDZMrHwW4
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-23-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Just hunt for a shop with longtail cargo bikes...

Just hunt for a shop with longtail cargo bikes like the Big Dummy or Yuba Mundo. When you find one, take a test ride. Then, based on your priorities and budget, pick one. Good luck.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By nwmtnbkr
I'm afraid the situation in Paris my be repeated...

I'm afraid the situation in Paris my be repeated elsewhere since all the models try to cut down costs by using automated kiosks. This just begs for theft and vandalism. The other problem in the...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-23-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By nwmtnbkr
In some of the photos of bigger loads attached to...

In some of the photos of bigger loads attached to the bicycle, rather than loaded on a trailer, the bikes are being pushed, not ridden. Still hard work. I suspect Vietnam and other Asian countries...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-23-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By nwmtnbkr
There could be a speed limiter on your electric...

There could be a speed limiter on your electric motor. If you got any kind of instructions, check them to see if they mention a speed limiter.
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-23-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By nwmtnbkr
There are a number of ready-made e-bikes that...

There are a number of ready-made e-bikes that have a mid-train drive, described by DA. For example, here's an electric version of the IGH model from Day 6 (the Journey) with a mid-train drive similar...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-22-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,772
Posted By nwmtnbkr
George, Don't be too over confident. At...

George,

Don't be too over confident. At least one Canadian blogger who put a Bionx system on his Devinici Wellington had issues with the controller after riding in heavy rains. Moisture in the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-21-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By nwmtnbkr
The drop outs on aluminum forks can fail without...

The drop outs on aluminum forks can fail without any warning signs, causing the front wheel to come off (even with torque arms). Even steel forks can fail over time, just read posts at the Endless...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-21-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By nwmtnbkr
New Jersey classifies pedal bikes with assist...

New Jersey classifies pedal bikes with assist motors as mopeds. They have to be inspected, licensed and insured. The rider must be at least 15 years of age and have a license. In order to pass...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-20-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Congratulations! That's a nice rig.

Congratulations! That's a nice rig.
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-20-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,390
Posted By nwmtnbkr
Angie, I suspect the issue with your front...

Angie,

I suspect the issue with your front wheel could be a mis-adjustment of the headset at the shop--shakiness is often a symptom of the headset being too loose. One way to confirm that the...
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