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02-27-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,691
Posted By YonathanZ

I live in Israel and here, ebikes are extremely...

I live in Israel and here, ebikes are extremely popular and you can find ones for as low as $550. They use a generic frames but they do the job. I mention my country because pretty much everything...
02-27-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By YonathanZ

The seat and seatpost is an easy fix! Look...

The seat and seatpost is an easy fix!

Look what I did with mine:
http://s23.postimg.org/dgybno7bv/IMAG0019.jpg

The Kryptonite flex cable goes between the rails of the seatpost, and its other...
02-23-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By YonathanZ

The battery issue still remains, though. Perhaps...

The battery issue still remains, though. Perhaps there's a way to more permanently attach it?
02-22-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By YonathanZ

Oh, I didn't mean to say that someone ever...

Oh, I didn't mean to say that someone ever mistook is for a bomb. It's just my idea of how some people might see it. Then again, ebikes are very popular around here so people do understand what it...
02-21-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By YonathanZ

I stopped using my bike because I hate locking them

Hi,

I love riding my ebike. Seriously. When the weather is decent, it's way more fun than using a car.
However, there are only two places that I go to with the ebike these days, because I know...
02-21-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,775
Posted By YonathanZ

Regarding the fact that the Dahon is a folding...

Regarding the fact that the Dahon is a folding bike, let me tell you about the ebike I bought a year and a half ago:

It's a folding 20 inch bike that's made of aluminum. I don't know how much of...
10-05-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By YonathanZ

Well, I ordered a Xiaomi Yi. It seems to be as...

Well, I ordered a Xiaomi Yi. It seems to be as good as a GoPro Hero 3, which is good enough for my needs. It even does 1080 at 60 fps and 2K at 30 fps.

I'm still considering whether to get a...
10-05-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By YonathanZ

Do you have an "action camera" on your bike/helmet?

Hi,

In my 1 year of riding I had encountered a few angry and impatient people that I wish I had a camcorder when they passed me. I haven't ridden for months due to the hot weather here, but it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I never had punctures riding on the roads. Had 3...

I never had punctures riding on the roads. Had 3 off-road (in succession, no less), but I'm done with that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Hello again, It's been a while. Summer was...

Hello again,

It's been a while. Summer was very hot so I didn't even touch the bike, but the weather is decent now. I wanna buy these pads but the description says they're for mountain bike. Does...
08-15-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,644
Posted By YonathanZ

Ah, sounds cool.

Ah, sounds cool.
08-14-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,644
Posted By YonathanZ

Wheelie upgrade? I thought wheelies are a riding...

Wheelie upgrade? I thought wheelies are a riding technique, not a feature in a bike...

Care to explain?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-15, 12:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Couldn't find one, not even on eBay. Only way is...

Couldn't find one, not even on eBay. Only way is to order them from Amazon and pay a ridiculous price for shipping.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I have sent the local shop an email. They're not...

I have sent the local shop an email. They're not too local, so I'm not gonna drive there just to see what's in stock. I don't know what brands are good anyway, in case they don't have Kool Stop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I couldn't find info about it on Kool Stop's...

I couldn't find info about it on Kool Stop's website, but I assume their pads are 3" long?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I see... Well guess I'll be getting new pads...

I see... Well guess I'll be getting new pads after all. I can't find the electric ones by kool stop, though. Not for a good price anyway. So it's either black, salmon, or dual compound. I only ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Tektro are generic? Mine are 2" long.

Tektro are generic?


Mine are 2" long.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Oh, I see. There aren't any downhills here to be...

Oh, I see. There aren't any downhills here to be honest...
I think I'll stick to the Tektros and try to fix them. They felt pretty good when the bike was new.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Two additional photos that show the pads: ...

Two additional photos that show the pads:

http://i61.tinypic.com/23ve0wp.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/j5bevr.jpg

The pads wear is fine, btw. The grooves are still rather deep.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

OK, that definitely did the job of convincing me...

OK, that definitely did the job of convincing me to not upgrade my current bike motor-wise.
As for the rim brakes, if Tektro is good, then I'll try to fix them after reading the above linked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

The pads I have installed now are made by Tektro....

The pads I have installed now are made by Tektro. Are they considered cheap ones?
I'll have a look at the learning resources on the weekend.
I've done some reading about the different compounds by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Couldn't find them on eBay. On Amazon, shipping...

Couldn't find them on eBay. On Amazon, shipping to Israel is too expensive ($20 or so) for such a small, cheap item
.
Thanks, that's what I meant.

It's not just the sound it makes - the brakes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ltlsmt.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ltlsmt.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I've had three shops try to fix the brakes, and...

I've had three shops try to fix the brakes, and they all failed. The first played with the screws in an attempt to have the rubber compound closer to the rim. So one arm of the brake is not parallel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-15, 04:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

What are refillable pads? By the way, shipping...

What are refillable pads? By the way, shipping the replacement pads costs $15, and the other ones are $10 to ship, so the "normal" option is cheaper. BTW, do I buy the same pads for both front and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Hey, are these the ones? Amazon.com: Kool Stop...

Hey, are these the ones?
Amazon.com: Kool Stop Bicycle Brake Pads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

And that heat could cause the tire to explode?

And that heat could cause the tire to explode?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

The Magura specifically are out of my budget...

The Magura specifically are out of my budget anyway... Is there a middle ground between these $100 rim brakes and the $20 ones by Tektro which I currently have?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Do hydraulic rim brakes require a different level...

Do hydraulic rim brakes require a different level than that used for non-hydraulic rim brakes? Because if so, then it's not doable, since the left lever on my bike has an electric cable that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

110 Euros for both is not bad. But $90 for one......

110 Euros for both is not bad. But $90 for one... That's crazy expensive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Thanks. That's the kind of information I was...

Thanks. That's the kind of information I was looking for.
So, do these brakes provide more stopping force? Are there cheaper ones that do a similar job?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

I don't have one :)

I don't have one :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

A 500W motor will not get my to 50 kmph. I will...

A 500W motor will not get my to 50 kmph. I will need 1000W or more for that.
The reason I want to do it is because I was almost run over too many times while riding on the road (I don't ride in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-15, 04:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Thank you all for your replies. It's true...

Thank you all for your replies.

It's true that, technically, a motorcycle is more fit for the job than a bicycle, but insurance is extremely expensive where I live, so they're out of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,555
Posted By YonathanZ

Rim brakes and high speeds (on folding bikes)

Hi,

I have an electric folding bike called Italwin eLight. They currently do 30 kmph on level asphalt and I am considering upgrading the entire electric system once the current battery becomes...
07-11-15, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By YonathanZ

This should work: ...

This should work:
http://www.amazon.com/BiXPower-Watt-hour-Electric-Capacity--BX3632H/dp/B00987T9J4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436598074&sr=8-1&keywords=ebike+battery+36v+8ah

Or any other 36V...
06-12-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

I don't fix flats on the road. I take the bike...

I don't fix flats on the road. I take the bike home and fix it there. My ebike's battery only lasts 20 or so kilometers so I don't get too far. I don't carry any time with me anyway, let alone a tube...
06-12-15, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

Hello again. Here's some good news: I...

Hello again. Here's some good news:

I finally took it to a different bike shop. As expected, since they don't sell ebikes, the mechanic said they don't fix ebikes, but he agreed to see what's...
06-11-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By YonathanZ

I meant 35 in the front and 40 in the rear...

I meant 35 in the front and 40 in the rear...
06-10-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By YonathanZ

Thanks. I think I'll inflate them to 40/35 just...

Thanks. I think I'll inflate them to 40/35 just to be on the safe side.
06-10-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By YonathanZ

Oh, speaking of different pressure for front and...

Oh, speaking of different pressure for front and rear - who is it for and what are the benefits of it (if any)?
The motor is in the rear wheel so I'll put its pressure at the recommended 35. My...
06-10-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By YonathanZ

Pressure for Schwalbe Big Ben?

Hi,

I have an ebike with Schwalbe Big Ben tires: 20" x 2.15". I've had these tires for about a month, and they were set at 45 PSI. I wonder if I can get away with a lower PSI for slightly more...
06-09-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

There's this new bike shop I found out about a...

There's this new bike shop I found out about a few days ago. They look professional to me, I'll check them out. I hope they're OK with fixing ebikes, because they don't sell them and some shops would...
06-09-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

I have already had a bike shop mechanic take a...

I have already had a bike shop mechanic take a look at it. He said truing the wheel would be anywhere between $25 to $100, and he won't know until he started doing it. Now, the frame and the wheels...
06-09-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

The thing is that the wheel is not true. It does...

The thing is that the wheel is not true. It does wobble somewhat from side to side as I spin it inside the fork. Truing the wheel costs more than the wheel itself, so how do I proceed from here?
And...
06-09-15, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By YonathanZ

Front wheel very much off-center, which way should I deal with it?

Hi,

The front wheel of my ebike is very much off center. The tire is almost touching the right arm of the fork. Pictures:
...
06-06-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,644
Posted By YonathanZ

One does not simply buy an electric mountain bike...

One does not simply buy an electric mountain bike without riding it on the mountains. :D
06-06-15, 03:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,644
Posted By YonathanZ

Makes me wanna move the electric kit from my 20"...

Makes me wanna move the electric kit from my 20" ebike to a full suspension mountain bike.
Have you tried actually mountain biking with it already? I imagine it would be insanely fun.
06-05-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By YonathanZ

Hello again. Unfortunately, today the front tire...

Hello again. Unfortunately, today the front tire got punctured. I was riding on gravel for like 20 seconds overall during my 30 minute fun ride, and the rest of the time was on the roads, on smooth...
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