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Old 10-02-21, 08:58 AM
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Being a crafty practical type I cobbled together an easy wooden stand to see if it works prior to sending off for a store bought maint stand. This is not pretty but could work for those that need to get the wheel off the ground for derailleur, spoke, wheel, adjusting and chain cleaning. I hold it in place much the same way I strapped motorcycles in the bed of pickups and trailers. Maybe it will help someone... :^) We have 5 bikes and the ebikes weigh the most and hardest to deal with. Ugh.


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Old 10-03-21, 04:20 PM
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Good idea. I use my bike trainer on conventional bikes but it probably would not fit an e-bike.
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Beats me! I've studied your two photos extensively. I guess I just can't see the anti-gravity device that's holding the rear wheel up off the floor.
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Beats me! I've studied your two photos extensively. I guess I just can't see the anti-gravity device that's holding the rear wheel up off the floor.
It's sex Magic!

*The RAD mini bikes come with a bracket to sit on when folded up protecting the under carraige and Chain ring. The pedal arm is blocking the bracket. :^)

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Old 10-11-21, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Sempervee View Post
It's sex Magic!

*The RAD mini bikes come with a bracket to sit on when folded up protecting the under carraige and Chain ring. The pedal arm is blocking the bracket. :^)
So why didn't you show a picture from the other side? Anyway, all you did was make a simple platform. If you had a bigger ebike, or one that doesn't have some odd protection bracket, this would not work, would it?
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Old 10-11-21, 09:21 AM
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So why didn't you show a picture from the other side? Anyway, all you did was make a simple platform. If you had a bigger ebike, or one that doesn't have some odd protection bracket, this would not work, would it?
You are just a student of the obvious. Works for folding ebikes. A lot of ebikes are folding style. This is for them. 26 inch wheels don't work on 20 inch bicycles either, Need I have to state that too?
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You are just a student of the obvious. Works for folding ebikes. A lot of ebikes are folding style. This is for them. 26 inch wheels don't work on 20 inch bicycles either, Need I have to state that too?
Oh. So why do you need a stand? And I note that this platform is hardly most folks definition of a stand. Seems you could have just used a few thick old books?

Maybe your title should have been "support for folding ebikes"!
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You are beginning to sound like a TROLL. Did you waste 2 precious seconds reading a post that had no worth for you? Sounds as if you need to be spoon thread your info.

It's harder to argue against an idiot than it is to argue with a genius.


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Old 10-11-21, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Sempervee View Post
You are beginning to sound like a TROLL. Did you waste 2 precious seconds reading a post that had no worth for you? Sounds as if you need to be spoon thread your info.

It's harder to argue against an idiot than it is to argue with a genius.


Ooh. Another example of your creativity. You can use the font tool! Whoopie! Any more examples of your creative genius?

I totally agree with your bold statement though.
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Ebikes are difficult to elevate for maintenance. Theres so much going on on my conversion (torque arms, motor cable, rear rack, disc brakes and rotors, etc) it's hard to find a place to even lift on (triangle battery, controller, excess wiring wrapped around seat post, rear light wires, etc). I've finally learned to loosen rear top strap of triangle battery to free a couple inches of top bar where it joins seat tube, and lift the bike onto work stand by lifting on left chainstay and stem. I'm always concerned that something will break, especially the top bar or workstand) but so far this seems to work. Now if I can only get the rear brake pads to stop dragging...
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Ebikes are difficult to elevate for maintenance. Theres so much going on on my conversion (torque arms, motor cable, rear rack, disc brakes and rotors, etc) it's hard to find a place to even lift on (triangle battery, controller, excess wiring wrapped around seat post, rear light wires, etc). I've finally learned to loosen rear top strap of triangle battery to free a couple inches of top bar where it joins seat tube, and lift the bike onto work stand by lifting on left chainstay and stem. I'm always concerned that something will break, especially the top bar or workstand) but so far this seems to work. Now if I can only get the rear brake pads to stop dragging...
I know what you mean about adapting a work around. Don''t know what type of brakes? Disk or pads? If Disk - raise wheel and spin tire with brake bracket loose then while in air spinning pull brake handle and hold while tightening brake bracket. This will center the brake pads. How I do it. Hope this helps,
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I guess Klevin doesn't understand what a biache it is to drop the rear wheel on a 65 pound electric folding bike. I could use this on my bike.
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Originally Posted by Sempervee View Post
I know what you mean about adapting a work around. Don''t know what type of brakes? Disk or pads? If Disk - raise wheel and spin tire with brake bracket loose then while in air spinning pull brake handle and hold while tightening brake bracket. This will center the brake pads. How I do it. Hope this helps,
That works for my bike too. If there is still rubbing, the disc may be bent.
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That works for my bike too. If there is still rubbing, the disc may be bent.
Nah, it's the darned Tektro disc brakes. My other bike with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes adjusts easily. The Tektros seem to rub a little no matter what you do. I think the pad retraction is uneven and unpredictable.

Lifting a 55 lb. bike onto the work stand to tweak brakes isn't something I want to do frequently, so I just live with it. So my motor has to overcome 1W or whatever drag the rubbing causes. I was just venting on the Tektros. They do brake well though, with 180mm rotors.
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Nah, it's the darned Tektro disc brakes. My other bike with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes adjusts easily. The Tektros seem to rub a little no matter what you do. I think the pad retraction is uneven and unpredictable.

Lifting a 55 lb. bike onto the work stand to tweak brakes isn't something I want to do frequently, so I just live with it. So my motor has to overcome 1W or whatever drag the rubbing causes. I was just venting on the Tektros. They do brake well though, with 180mm rotors.
Problem is Tektros being mechanical and not hydraulic is they only push the pad from one side and not both!
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If it's Tektro mechanical, I adjusted one "by eye" moving the unit until the disc was in the middle and it didn't rub.
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Problem is Tektros being mechanical and not hydraulic is they only push the pad from one side and not both!
Tektros are hydraulic. REAR one is difficult to adjust, as there is very little clearance between caliper body and bike frame. Rotor is very close to frame as well. Being a rear hub drive kit, I was just glad it fit, albeit barely. I put torque arms on both sides, in an abundance of caution, so there a lot of stuff in a little space down there.
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Tektros are hydraulic. REAR one is difficult to adjust, as there is very little clearance between caliper body and bike frame. Rotor is very close to frame as well. Being a rear hub drive kit, I was just glad it fit, albeit barely. I put torque arms on both sides, in an abundance of caution, so there a lot of stuff in a little space down there.
My Tektro brakes are mechanical not true hydraulic although RAD calls them so, among their other Faux Pas..
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