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10-14-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By trailangel

I guess Klevin doesn't understand what a biache...

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.
10-14-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Sempervee

I know what you mean about adapting a work...

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...
10-14-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By skookum

I think that is a common tactic among electric...

I think that is a common tactic among electric car manufacturers. Over build the batteries in terms of capacity then charge only to 80% and make sure they can't discharge more than 30%. That greatly...
10-13-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chuckles1

Thanks!

Thanks again to the OP for the thread, and to Creativepart for providing the solution. As I mentioned, my Bafang rear hub drive (kit conversion) was doing this. Yesterday, after dousing spoke...
10-12-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By skookum

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an...

I have a Jones LWB (non-electric) and it is an awesome bike, but I think in your situation I would look for a used hardtail and convert that.
10-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 514
Posted By dsaul

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the...

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the complaints from the weight weenies that will complain if the bike they receive is 10 grams heavier than the advertised weight.
10-11-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,897
Posted By DavidPLane

Thanks for the tip. I can't post a link, but I...

Thanks for the tip. I can't post a link, but I looked up narrow-wide chainring and it looks like it might help a lot. Thanks again, I appreciate it.
10-09-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By easyupbug

↑↑↑ Same here, 10%.

↑↑↑ Same here, 10%.
10-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,313
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, you're right. I worded badly. Overall...

Yeah, you're right. I worded badly. Overall bike weight matters, but on approx avg 30+lb bike weights, and the difference between a CF and alloy tubed frame is 1lb, the 7lbs difference between...
10-09-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By cpach

15% variation on a side is okay, 10 is better and...

15% variation on a side is okay, 10 is better and usually pretty acheivable. Park has a neat web app for mapping tension at parktool.com/wta.

Often there is a little anomaly around the seam that...
10-09-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By canopus

Different spoke tension based on the diameter of...

Different spoke tension based on the diameter of the spoke and the rim construction. What the spoke tension actually is depends on your gauge and its calibration. Each gauge should be calibrated...
10-09-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By late

You can have a bike shop replace any cables that...

You can have a bike shop replace any cables that wind up too short. It's not a big expense.

I don't like the bar in bar idea. There are a ton of different bars out there, go to some bike shops,...
10-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,300
Posted By Moisture

Update. Almost 650km on the bike. 1....

Update. Almost 650km on the bike.

1. Beautiful ride. Stable at speed. Very smooth, extrmely stable, well behaved and controlled. Extremely dependable ride.

2. I can see why e bikes use...
10-03-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Doc_Wui

I recharge our batteries after every ride, and...

I recharge our batteries after every ride, and charge to 100% when we are using our bikes every day. When I know we're not going to use a battery for a week or more, I'll leave it half charged.
...
10-03-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Manster

According to my research

...it is total time with the battery at 100% SOC that hurts longevity. I charge to 85% after every ride and only top off right before a longer than usual ride.
10-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By chas58

Have fun with the thought experiment. I did...

Have fun with the thought experiment. I did this 8 years ago (before Specialized had their first e-bike) and I'm still riding mine.

Some issues:
you can't really put a throttle or any handle...
09-30-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By linberl

I'll add in that a friction drive is a great...

I'll add in that a friction drive is a great piece of kit for lightweight road bikes. And, no, they don't eat tires anymore, lol. I have the OneMotor, but there are others like the Add-E, E-go, and...
09-30-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By Riveting

Also consider a low-cost 250watt wheel based...

Also consider a low-cost 250watt wheel based throttle-based Hilltopper conversion kit (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product-category/electric-bike-kits/) that I installed on my commuter, and that I've...
09-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By sykerocker

Have you considered buying a Bafang E-bike kit...

Have you considered buying a Bafang E-bike kit and converting your current bike? Assuming you've got the skills to tear a bike down and rebuild it, it strikes me as the cost effective way to go. As...
09-29-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By cyccommute

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value...

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value ratio”, what are you looking to gain from your involvement? Maybe you should go work at a retail shop where your value ratio would be more equitable.

As...
09-28-21, 04:06 PM
09-27-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By NABRXX

They have refused to honer their warrantee. I...

They have refused to honer their warrantee. I looked into small claims, but the state where they reside requires my presence in court and the airfare would cost more than the frame--with no guarantee...
09-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By ShannonM

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen...

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen in Eureka, CA.) I worked in a national chain bike shop (Performance) when I was in college in the Naughties.

I see no conflict whatsoever.

What...
09-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By FREEBIRD1

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate...

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate from the motor power. I'm curious, back in the day, if any members owned a Whizzer, and what was required on it?
09-22-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Calsun

Even 10 years ago electric scooters were common...

Even 10 years ago electric scooters were common in China. I was surprised inititally by how quiet the scooters were until I realized that they were battery powered. With battery power they could be...
09-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By rich110

This will only work if you essentially lease the...

This will only work if you essentially lease the battery or you will end up swapping your good battery for a run down one.
09-20-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Doc_Wui

It's Bionx? Yikes. Lower my offer. Now it needs a...

It's Bionx? Yikes. Lower my offer. Now it needs a new motor, plus controller, plus battery.
09-20-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By late

My wife has a Thudbuster and loves it. It's...

My wife has a Thudbuster and loves it.

It's a shame you can't try before you buy.
09-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By OldRailfan

What make of battery is that? Thanks!

What make of battery is that? Thanks!
09-15-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 955,723
Posted By Robert C

No, I didn't. There are no Costcos near me....

No, I didn't. There are no Costcos near me. However, I did use the $300 Electtek discount. I have only commuted with it for a few days now, but I am happy with the purchase.
09-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Posted By squirtdad

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of...

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of stuff this at $999 would have most of what OP needs http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ventnoir_xii.htm
09-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Rolla

Since most front wheels share a common fork...

Since most front wheels share a common fork spacing, the first thing I'd do is swap the wheel out with another one to verify the source of the noise. Also, make sure the front brake pads aren't...
09-12-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Doc_Wui

Visit a Pedego shop in Pittsburgh and try to test...

Visit a Pedego shop in Pittsburgh and try to test ride. Their bikes have quite the markup, as their customer base is boomers with a lot of dough, who need their ebike experience delivered with a lot...
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By zukahn1

Well if it's not selling be sure in to mention...

Well if it's not selling be sure in to mention this is high end bike for smaller rider 5 foot give or take. I would even put it in the tag line on CL if selling most buyers don't read past the tag...
09-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By linberl

Great tip. I will ask Grin as they don't offer...

Great tip. I will ask Grin as they don't offer rosenberger connectors on their website, but I could certainly send them my current one. I can take things apart really well - it's the back-together...
09-07-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By OldCruiser

Take a look at Electra 7d Lux . Although the...

Take a look at Electra 7d Lux . Although the Aluminum framed cruiser weigh about a cheeseburger and an order of fries less than the steel framed ones .
You do get a 3 piece crank with the Lux.
09-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Chuckles1

I bought a 48V 20Ah Unit Pack Power triangle...

I bought a 48V 20Ah Unit Pack Power triangle battery for my 500W Bafang geared rear hub conversion. No complaints, and I added a note when I bought it requesting the correct connector for my...
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By T-Mar

That looks like circa 1987-1989 Terry Chrom. If...

That looks like circa 1987-1989 Terry Chrom. If so, these were contract manufactured in Japan and we should be able to determine the exact year from the serial number.
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By zukahn1

$250 is a fair price it should sell at that . I...

$250 is a fair price it should sell at that . I would suggest you raise the seat some and lower the bars a bit for nicer top line then take some better pics outdoors with nice background.
09-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Robert C

I started thinking this way too. I went and...

I started thinking this way too. I went and looked for parts for the Brose TF Mag, in the Serial 1, and I was able to find individual motor parts, like the internal belt, online. I can not say the...
09-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By GlennR

It won't damage the bike.

It won't damage the bike.
09-02-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By chas58

Agreed. don't do it. I wouldn't go above...

Agreed. don't do it. I wouldn't go above 250-350 watts on the front (actually, I wouldn't do it at all). The front fork is not designed for this torque at all. If that motor spins in the dropouts...
09-01-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Doc_Wui

They were selling those big DD motors in front...

They were selling those big DD motors in front and rear drive versions when I converted my first ebike in summer of 2015. However, I wanted the freewheeling of a geared motor, and all the veterans...
09-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By homeless in ca.

The freewheel change sounds like a good idea. I...

The freewheel change sounds like a good idea. I checked google and the LBS have some 11-28 gears in stock.
09-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By andychrist

20 hub drives have different windings and spoke...

20 hub drives have different windings and spoke counts from 26 or 700C wheels. Unfortunately, AFAIK, Bafang does not offer any 20 rear hub drives, only front ones, so not currently an option for...
09-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By skookum

There is a religious divide between hub and mid...

There is a religious divide between hub and mid drive advocates, but if you are thinking of a hub motor, I would check out ebikes.ca. They have many options and there is plenty of info on their site,...
09-01-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By cat0020

Depending on your usage of your e-bike. ...

Depending on your usage of your e-bike.

Clipless pedals are great if you're focus on performance riding, get the most out of your legs and control the bike with your feet.
Not so great if you...
08-31-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By linberl

Okay, allow me to be stupid. If the connector...

Okay, allow me to be stupid. If the connector fits, why wouldn't any battery work? I understand some are more and some are less powered, but it's basically batteries pushing juice. The "brains" are...
08-31-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Doc_Wui

Even if you have a hitch, there's homework to be...

Even if you have a hitch, there's homework to be done to ensure the hitch is capable, as well as any rack you buy. If a car is leased, why can't the hitch be removed when it comes tome to turn in the...
08-31-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By linberl

I sent them an email with pics to see if they can...

I sent them an email with pics to see if they can help out. Thanks for the source.
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