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08-10-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Robert C

The BBS02 is cadence sensing instead of torque...

The BBS02 is cadence sensing instead of torque sensing.
08-10-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Robert C

The TSDZ2 motor allows for both. I don't use it...

The TSDZ2 motor allows for both. I don't use it much anymore but I would sometimes use the throttle to boost a little in strong headwinds.

This motor is found on a few low-end eBikes, the type...
08-07-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Robert C

You have two questions here: Probably, not...

You have two questions here:

Probably, not certain, but probably


Probably not.

You really are looking at an expensive, yet bottom of barrel, bike.

If you really are obsessed with an...
08-05-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Robert C

If you are really fixated on a top speed of 30+...

If you are really fixated on a top speed of 30+ mph then you are going to find that none of the major manufacturers will meet your needs. Most of them are using the class 1, 2, 3 system which allows...
07-29-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Robert C

Are you guys sure you are talking about ebikes...

Are you guys sure you are talking about ebikes here?

I commute on an ebike. I recently gave an ebike to my sister in Northern California to commute on instead of her driving her jeep to work every...
07-22-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Robert C

In the US: ...

In the US:
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05-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By Robert C

Thanks, I generally don't even bother clicking on...

Thanks, I generally don't even bother clicking on a thread started by the OP, and he sure seems to start a lot of them. The inane drivel he spews and the horrid writing style grows old on the first...
03-29-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Robert C

I didn't get it working. At the present, I just...

I didn't get it working. At the present, I just use an L&M Urban 800 clipped to the bars. I also use an L&M helmet light.
02-13-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Robert C

First, as far as the video, I didn't watch it. I...

First, as far as the video, I didn't watch it. I looked at the picture and whoever photoshopped it needs to learn to scale objects, I teach that to seventh graders in my computer 1 class. Look at the...
01-31-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,049
Posted By Robert C

I went with the priority current. I have the...

I went with the priority current. I have the porter rack in the front and a rear rack with a couple of wald baskets attached to the rack.
...
12-18-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By Robert C

I am a middle-aged bicycle commuter, I ended up...

I am a middle-aged bicycle commuter, I ended up switching to an e-bike when I moved to my current town for work. It is not at all uncommon for me to be riding to, or returning from work in 25+ mph...
11-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Robert C

While I ultimately chose a different bike, Serial...

While I ultimately chose a different bike, Serial 1 has a very good instructional video to get their purchasers on the road.

https://youtu.be/LckmgTLXMew
10-26-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Robert C

It is a truckrun. Priority won't say that, but it...

It is a truckrun. Priority won't say that, but it is. As far as parts, you can get them from the Truckrun store on ali. That said, they are recommending trying Priority first, as the shipping...
10-26-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

To follow up on this (yes, I am moving at...

To follow up on this (yes, I am moving at governmental agency speed), I sent the following to the PD in response to a question they asked.


So, it isn't dead yet. I liked the BSA link that was...
10-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Robert C

I tried putting a Light & Motion Seca 1800 on my Priority Current, It didn't work

I tried adding an L&M Seca 1800 to my Priority current two ways. For those who don't know, this is a hard-wired light intended for eBikes. It has a wide Vin band of 6-24VDC. It draws a peak of 1.9A...
09-24-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By Robert C

When I lived in China, in addition to my bicycle,...

When I lived in China, in addition to my bicycle, I had one of those little electric scooters. By local law it was a bicycle, getting around a lot of legal issues. In the US, I think it would be too...
09-24-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,767
Posted By Robert C

I am still using an older 810. When the Explore...

I am still using an older 810. When the Explore came out it had some interesting features, just another compelling enough for me to change from what I had, and still have.
09-19-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By Robert C

I can understand why some people like them. They...

I can understand why some people like them. They are fun looking. That said, it isn't what I want for riding. If it helps break "car culture" then I am for it, even if I would spend my money...
09-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

Some people are mentioning bike Co-Op's. If I...

Some people are mentioning bike Co-Op's. If I were to stick a compass on the map and draw a two hundred mile circle I doubt that I would hit a single Bike Co-Op or bike club. The nearest bike shop is...
09-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

Remember, eight sessions. I did like your...

Remember, eight sessions. I did like your breakdown. Only I will need to steer clear of any actual riding practice. I will share and go over, the DOT safe cycling pamphlet and that is it.

The...
09-16-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

I could go for that. However, with only, at most,...

I could go for that. However, with only, at most, three kids riding bikes to school, the principal would object to the small class sizes.
09-16-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

Middle School Bike maintenance class ideas.

The middle school that I teach at offers mini-electives. These meet eight times over a two week period for one-half hour in each meeting. This comes out to four total hours, but it is actually less...
09-15-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
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, 04:12 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By Robert C

I recently got this Priority Current...

I recently got this Priority Current (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/current) for commuting. With a couple of homebuilt ebikes to compare to, I am glad I made the decision to get this one....
09-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Robert C

While that seems like a good point, we have to...

While that seems like a good point, we have to deal with what is, not what should be. We can make efforts to change the "what is" side of the equation. However, in the end it is the side that we have...
09-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Robert C

Do you need it to be a folding bike? What type...

Do you need it to be a folding bike?
What type of riding is this for?

For example, I commute on my bike and my conventional bike is for weekends. I ride a home built using a TSDZ02 motor....
09-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Robert C

I read about this bike this morning too. No, I...

I read about this bike this morning too. No, I don't see this as the bike for me. However, I am glad to see more of the established motorcycle accompanied getting more involved with their own...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,249
Posted By Robert C

I went through looking at them a couple of weeks...

I went through looking at them a couple of weeks ago, it seems that they have cancelled a lot of their models. In my case, the Troll. You may need to check and see if the bike you are looking for is...
09-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,049
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...
08-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,049
Posted By Robert C

Any thoughts on the Priority Current?

This post mentions the:

Serial 1 Speed (https://www.serial1.com/product/rush-speed/)
Priority Current (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/current)


I currently have a homebuilt...
08-28-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Robert C

I had a hope that this would be a thread about...

I had a hope that this would be a thread about applying weathering using an airbrush. I constantly read about people doing it in Fine Scale Modeler (https://finescale.com/), but I never seem t get it...
08-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Robert C

I put a throttle on my TSDZ2. However, I had to...

I put a throttle on my TSDZ2. However, I had to replace the controller to make it work. Mine was purchased in 2019 and, at the time, the throttle was not a kit option. If you purchased your throttle...
08-16-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By Robert C

On the earlier ones, the controller didn't...

On the earlier ones, the controller didn't support the throttle.
08-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,866
Posted By Robert C

Here is what I am commuting on this year. I know...

Here is what I am commuting on this year. I know I have posted a picture of this bike before, but it has undergone changes since the last picture....
08-13-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Robert C

I purchased a complete bike on Taobao once. I was...

I purchased a complete bike on Taobao once. I was living in Taizhou when I got it.
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08-10-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Robert C

I recently got a set of 24" wheels. They seem...

I recently got a set of 24" wheels. They seem pretty good.
08-04-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By Robert C

Seeing as this is still active I will comment. I...

Seeing as this is still active I will comment. I did not vote, and I will not do so, the very question is an insult, as others have spelt out. I do not know if the OP intended to be insulting,...
07-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,545
Posted By Robert C

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it...

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it only exists in direct-drive hub motors. Geared motors, which are lighter and have other design benefits, freewheel when coasting, this negates any...
07-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,729
Posted By Robert C

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let...

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let alone seen, anyone crash a conventional bicycle. This is proof that e-bikes are a public menace, thanks for bringing this to our attention.:foo:
Forum: Commuting
07-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By Robert C

Check with the campus police before trying this....

Check with the campus police before trying this. Where I went to grad school, locking to anything other than a bike rack would result in the bicycle being impounded and $75 fine.
06-28-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,853
Posted By Robert C

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to. ...

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to.

I am a middle school teacher and this one comes up at times. The students ask why I ride the way I do. I have even been berated by parents for...
06-24-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Robert C

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned...

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned with the size of the rim they fit. I ordered a set of tyres, so I will find out if they fit when they get here.

(This all may seem silly, after...
06-24-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Robert C

How many sizes of 24" tyres are there?

I know that there are two sizes of 20" bicycle tyres. Is there only one size of 24" tyres?

The explanation:
I recently ordered some 24" bicycle wheels. These are for my Bacchetta 26at that always...
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
04-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,601
Posted By Robert C

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more....

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more. It is just easier to get going again. I am also pretty likely to stop on my trike. With the trike, I can just stop without unclipping. There is also...
04-19-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,154
Posted By Robert C

This is one of the things that I notice I do...

This is one of the things that I notice I do differently on an e-bike. I am more likely to come to a full stop. It is just easier to get back up to speed.
01-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,729
Posted By Robert C

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find...

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find it a bit odd that when riding a motor scooter I don't armour up as much.

A quick comment about this guys videos, I watch a lot of them and he does...
01-31-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Robert C

Your first step would be to research your state...

Your first step would be to research your state laws and decide if you want a motorized bicycle or an e-bike. In most states, they are different things. Then you need to research licensing...
12-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By Robert C

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no...

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no studded road tyres, only knobies, in the 27.5 tyre size, a very common side on full-size mid-drive e-bikes. I ended up switching my mid-drive bike to...
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Robert C

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall...

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall are you and what size did you order?

One of the first places I would look, for back pain is a shorter stem to the handlebars, to reduce stretch.
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