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04-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By kayakindude

It's the little things

I'm more of a stumbler than studier, ironic considering my background is in training. That said I have a few frustrations that hopefully sharing will help the next newbie out there-

PAS sensors-...
03-28-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By PhilWinIL

I have a Sun EZ Sport that was converted into an...

I have a Sun EZ Sport that was converted into an e-bike last year. I started out with a 1000W motor, but the problem with that was between its weight and the frame weight, it was just too heavy....
03-23-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By 2old

+1 with mc, but there are considerations like...

+1 with mc, but there are considerations like whether you can recharge your battery at work, do you need to carry your bike up stairs, how fast do you want to travel. As he said, tell us what bike...
03-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,661
Posted By Riveting

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike...

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product/hilltopper-discover-electric-gravel-road-bike-belt-drive/) that's very similar: belt-drive, flat bar, mech. disc brakes,...
03-07-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By MarcusT

Entry should not be a problem, but I would worry...

Entry should not be a problem, but I would worry about salt corrosion. When I do not have a outdoor water hook up I use one of these to spray the bike down.
...
03-01-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By parkbrav

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense...

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense that the traffic cones were set up to protect winter cyclists especially during the unique winter darkness.

And the vandalism resulted in the...
02-24-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,279
Posted By Doc_Wui

As a bike club that does organized events on...

As a bike club that does organized events on roads, I'm sure you guys have officers, liability insurances, bylaws and safety rules/. Well, if you don't have that stuff, I'm sorry but I thimk you...
02-24-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,279
Posted By gpburdell

That goes back to the question I posed earlier......

That goes back to the question I posed earlier... Sure you could set such a rule, but what do you do when someone willfully chooses to ignore it and starts riding within the group as it sets out?
...
02-23-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,279
Posted By cb400bill

When our group used to do paceline rides, a...

When our group used to do paceline rides, a newbie was asked to stay behind the group for a few rides. That allowed them to ride the same speed as the group, observe how a paceline works, and they...
02-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By palincss

How is this any different from regular, strictly...

How is this any different from regular, strictly human powered bicycles?
02-16-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By chas58

OP - IMHO, there is no such thing as a 250 watt...

OP - IMHO, there is no such thing as a 250 watt bike - unless you are using a 24v battery
assuming the smallest battery is 36v and the smallest possible controller giving 10amps continuous = 360...
01-06-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,392
Posted By 2old

Funny (to me) how 40 pounds is "svelte"...

Funny (to me) how 40 pounds is "svelte" (especially with a 250wh battery which should weigh no more than 3 pounds. I have a steel MTB with 48V, 500w rear hub motor that weighs the same 40 or so...
12-25-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,474
Posted By 2_i

I have added mounting points for fenders to...

I have added mounting points for fenders to racks, both rear and front. That highly reduced the instances of fenders cracking due to vibrations and also allowed to extend the fenders beyond their...
12-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By linberl

One other consideration between types of...

One other consideration between types of kits/commercial bikes - will you ever want to ride unmotored? You can't drop the weight on a commercial ebike, so that's not an option. Some kits will allow...
12-16-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By sloppy12

Hub drives are the easier to build up and...

Hub drives are the easier to build up and cheaper. mid drives are easier in the field. for full blown commuter I think hub drives are totally adequate. Get a good battery for a good source(skip...
12-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By linberl

An alternative view is that kits let you use a...

An alternative view is that kits let you use a bike that you know fits you well, the end result will likely be lighter, and often the kit can be moved to a new bike if you get one.
12-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,626
Posted By Chuck M

What would being an e-bike have to do with...

What would being an e-bike have to do with preventing theft? It isn't as if methods to curtail the theft of any other bike wouldn't work on an e-bike. Call me a cynic but it seems like the OP is...
11-29-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By chas58

Beautiful day for an ebike. I highly...

Beautiful day for an ebike.

I highly recommend studded tires. The ebike doesn't care. I've been doing this for decades, but ice still manages to surprise me no matter how skilled and experienced I...
11-18-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,392
Posted By KDGast

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I love my Specialized Turbo Creo SL E5. Light (32...
11-09-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By chas58

AFAIK, the motor doesn't make much difference in...

AFAIK, the motor doesn't make much difference in efficiency.
Speed is the biggest efficiency killer (although in my design I used aero and weight to stay efficient too).

Small motor and big...
10-07-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,392
Posted By chas58

FYI, here is today's picture of my old reliable...

FYI, here is today's picture of my old reliable light weight speedy cheap(ish) e-bike (aka: custom Specialized Turbo). that frame bag is 50% empty - certainly better than the old LiFePO4 battery we...
10-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By 2old

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla...

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla (who were using 18650 batteries similar to the ones in our kits then) that stated they were able to give an eight-year (or whatever) warranty on their...
09-01-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
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...
08-29-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sempervee

Well after riding all day with a combination of...

Well after riding all day with a combination of stopping for lunch and shopping at the end of the day we had gone 20 miles and had 4 bars left and that correlated to 49.3 + hers was 50.4 volts each...
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