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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Doc_Wui

I bought our Nova and 8FS in 2017 for $279 and...

I bought our Nova and 8FS in 2017 for $279 and $359 respectively, if I recall my pricing. Price inflation, pandemic, increased shipping costs. etc. make the current pricing understandable, but not...
07-23-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think most of the steerers can be changed. The...

I think most of the steerers can be changed. The quills om threadless systems can be changed to threaded with quill adapters. Then you attach your stem extension to this or your standard threadless...
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By Doc_Wui

Two kinds of electric folding ebikes. Fat tire...

Two kinds of electric folding ebikes. Fat tire and skinny tire. There's a thirty pound difference between these two that I own The wheels on the bigger bike are each about 2 pounds heavier. The...
07-17-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Doc_Wui

No, BidbadJohn is currently asking a question...

No, BidbadJohn is currently asking a question about a noisy motor, so he's still here.
07-17-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,410
Posted By Doc_Wui

It was here. And when I looked on youtube at a...

It was here. And when I looked on youtube at a conversion using the same kits, they were quite fast, easily hitting 30 mph on lead-acid batteries. AT the time I had paid $550 USD for a bafang BBS02...
07-16-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,410
Posted By Doc_Wui

There are still kits that use the Unite brushed...

There are still kits that use the Unite brushed MY1018 motors. These used to be $75 kits. Currie IZIP's used to run a similar configuration on their ebikes. I've even seen a mid motor rig using this...
07-15-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,410
Posted By Doc_Wui

For brushed controllers, what they do is chop the...

For brushed controllers, what they do is chop the DC voltage into a square wave pulse, and adjust the pulse widths. The motor sees an average of that, so by changing the width of the pulse. you can...
07-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Doc_Wui

A poor guy died in SIngapore a month ago when his...

A poor guy died in SIngapore a month ago when his "PMD" caught fire. He was not the first to be killed in that nation.
...
07-12-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Doc_Wui

The ebike tester has a lot of flashing lights but...

The ebike tester has a lot of flashing lights but they have to flash in certain patterns, With the Hall sensor tester, you turn the wheel backward slowly and the three LED's need to flicker in...
07-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By Doc_Wui

If it were me, I'd ask my insurance agent. Your...

If it were me, I'd ask my insurance agent. Your insurance company will be going after the other driver's company to recover its costs anyway.
07-11-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Doc_Wui

We discovered ebikes when I bought my first new...

We discovered ebikes when I bought my first new regular bike since 1975. Bought an ebike for my wife, and converted an old Trek to electric. So I had the Trek and my new bike to ride. and I tried to...
07-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Doc_Wui

I think it's just a futuristic bike design. Is...

I think it's just a futuristic bike design. Is that a twist shifter on the right handlebar or is it a twist throttle?

There's no visible motor in the front wheel. There's no visible motor in the...
07-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Doc_Wui

You have to get the bike first, so you know what...

You have to get the bike first, so you know what kind of fork it uses.

[ ] 1. Threaded 1-1/8"
[ ] 2. Threadless 1-1/18"
[ ] 3. Threaded 1"

It's probably 2. Whichever one it is, verify the...
07-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Doc_Wui

Convert to a Cr-Moly fork. About a hundred...

Convert to a Cr-Moly fork. About a hundred dollars.
07-04-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Doc_Wui

I would not recommend a motor on an alloy fork,...

I would not recommend a motor on an alloy fork, especially a suspension fork, Nor would I want to hack into a sweet little bike with a belt/IGH to put in a mid motor. Friction drives roll a cylinder...
07-04-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doc_Wui

If it's the three bullets and the 2x3 white...

If it's the three bullets and the 2x3 white connector. the pins on the latter come out if you squeeze the retaining barb with a needle nose. Then you can slip it thru your axle.

But wait til you...
07-04-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By Doc_Wui

The higher temperatures for lead free solder is...

The higher temperatures for lead free solder is my problem. The leaded stuff allows my marginal solder gear to work better. I took home a 16oz roll of Kestor 60/40 from work 35 years ago, and it...
07-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By Doc_Wui

I have a Weller WES51 station, a Weller 8200, and...

I have a Weller WES51 station, a Weller 8200, and a Harbor Fright solder gun, The Harbor doesn't sell replacement tips. expecting us to replace the whole thing, but a Weller 7135 fits, except the HF...
06-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Doc_Wui

Those two frames are not suited for the strap-on...

Those two frames are not suited for the strap-on batteries usually seen on converted ebikes. You'll ruin the lines, if you care about looks., Given that they are expensive frames, seems like you can...
06-26-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,989
Posted By Doc_Wui

I've owned several miatas, and also two SUV's....

I've owned several miatas, and also two SUV's. The fat tire bike is like a big SUV. A light bike is like the miata There is no swiss army knife when it comes to bikes. You need the right one for the...
06-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 808
Posted By Doc_Wui

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-26-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,989
Posted By Doc_Wui

You're right. Two hydraulic brake cables, Two...

You're right. Two hydraulic brake cables, Two brake wires, Two shifter cables. One throttle wire, One display wire. That's eight cables, There's a fix for that., called spiral wrap. I'll get to it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 415,879
Posted By Doc_Wui

Downtube website still working for me. ...

Downtube website still working for me.
https://www.downtube.com/downtube-nova-lightweight-folding-bike/
06-23-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By Doc_Wui

My $8 Harbor Freight floor pump did that after...

My $8 Harbor Freight floor pump did that after six years. Rubber seal. I put some silicone spray in there. If it eats the rubber, I get a new pump,
06-23-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Doc_Wui

When parking at a trail, I remove the rack and...

When parking at a trail, I remove the rack and put it inside the vehicle. Probably wishful thinking.. Once, we parked at a trailhead in Alaska. Every parking spot had a little mound of automotive...
06-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By Doc_Wui

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking...

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking ads for stuff at 10 cents on the dollar, including ebikes. My wife answered one for Keen shoes, at 90% off. I heard her complaining about her credit...
06-20-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Doc_Wui

Try the UK Pedelecs conversion forum for local...

Try the UK Pedelecs conversion forum for local recommendations,
https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums/conversion-kits-general-discussion.42/page-2

I don't think I'd want to subject a carbon rim...
06-20-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,115
Posted By Doc_Wui

Took SS at age 62. The payments are set so that...

Took SS at age 62. The payments are set so that you collect the same cumulative amount, whether you start at age 62 or wait til 70, up to about the ages of 78-80. Then if you waited. your higher...
06-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,926
Posted By Doc_Wui

There's been an explosion in ebike sales. A lot...

There's been an explosion in ebike sales. A lot of them are going to people you guys never meet on your bike rides, mainly mainly boomers who have not ridden bikes since they were kids. I joined a...
06-19-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,989
Posted By Doc_Wui

I found an older Contigo by the side of the...

I found an older Contigo by the side of the gravel bike path. It had been there a month, and maybe because of Covid, no one picked it up. I was not too proud to take it home when I saw it a second...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Doc_Wui

Bet you bought a DNP freewheel? As far as I know,...

Bet you bought a DNP freewheel? As far as I know, it's the only way to get 11T in a freewheel these days. When I first bought mine, I read they didn't last long, but I laughed and said I'm an old...
06-13-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Doc_Wui

It looks like a Hailong battery case to me. You...

It looks like a Hailong battery case to me. You will have to look at your pack to see if it is a 4 pin or 5 pin version. The above alibaba link is for importers. Look at ebay or aliexpress for a...
06-13-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By Doc_Wui

Motprcyle? That's Cookoo. Throttle with pedal...

Motprcyle? That's Cookoo. Throttle with pedal assist. About 18 mph max on 36V. Smooth as silk though. Climbs a local hill out of a park that has everyone else on regular bikes walking....
06-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Doc_Wui

I haven't pressed the display on my batteries (I...

I haven't pressed the display on my batteries (I have several) in years. They didn't tell me much when new, three greenish LED's and one red LED. The display is a better indicator, in my opinion,...
06-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Doc_Wui

Yes, this is really hard to do without lots of...

Yes, this is really hard to do without lots of pictures and measurements.

Some of those Hailongs use round pins too. Luna has a pack called the Shark, and the Whale. Then you have the Dolphin...
06-09-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Doc_Wui

I converted a bike 5 years ago to a Bafang BBS02...

I converted a bike 5 years ago to a Bafang BBS02 48V 750W middrive. I hadn't ridden it for two years and recently started using it regularly. I had forgotten how nice it is to have a bike with quick...
06-09-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Doc_Wui

Probably wants a spare. Perhaps if he contacts a...

Probably wants a spare. Perhaps if he contacts a battery rebuilder, like FTH, they may know what kind of case is used by the Blik, and they may even tell him, although I am dubious about either...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Doc_Wui

It's 39.5" axle to axle, same as my Downtube...

It's 39.5" axle to axle, same as my Downtube Nova. I had to take off the DNP 11-28 freewheel and put it on my wife's bike, after her DNP failed at 3000 miles. It's back to 14-28 for now. I plan to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Doc_Wui

The Eroade mini

Not a folder, but a minivello I found on aliexpress. Ordered it in December but shipping issues delayed arrival until late May. It was abut $380USD with shipping, Came in around 20 pounds, but I'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 415,879
Posted By Doc_Wui

Then I'm glad to own a pair of your bikes, Yan....

Then I'm glad to own a pair of your bikes, Yan. Into our 5th season on them. and about 4000 miles accumulated on both the 8FS and Nova. Only folded them about a dozen times. Mainly to stuff in a car....
06-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Doc_Wui

Don't use the squeeze connectors in the picture....

Don't use the squeeze connectors in the picture. They will get hot and melt.

Go to the automotive store and buy some crimp-on bullet connectors, and a suitable crimp tool. Pliers don't work very...
05-29-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By Doc_Wui

Had two flats this year, all on the inside of the...

Had two flats this year, all on the inside of the tube. Same wheel. Put on a new tube in the field. Filled it with CO2, but did it too fast. Tire filled up and deflated within a minute. Walk of...
05-28-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Doc_Wui

"I have a Qualisport Dolphin for little over a...

"I have a Qualisport Dolphin for little over a year, about 750 miles ridden.
Combination of 350w motor & 20" wheels do offer enough torque to get going from stop and keep a good pace at 20 mph, but...
05-26-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Doc_Wui

Unite My1016 motors are sold as 24V motors on...

Unite My1016 motors are sold as 24V motors on ebay. They are DC brushed motors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164670222519
05-19-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By Doc_Wui

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois....

EBikes pretty much legal everywhere in Illinois. The Chicago Forest preserve used to ban all ebikes that could exceed 16 mph but now allow class 1 and class 2, opting to post a 15 mph limit on all...
05-16-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By Doc_Wui

Guess I've never seen this out in Will County but...

Guess I've never seen this out in Will County but I haven't been down to the Joliet canal paths since 2019, nor have I been up to the Prairie Path. Last time I looked though, Cook County Forest...
05-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Doc_Wui

They might just let you keep it. I got a...

They might just let you keep it.

I got a pedal bike ordered from China. Took two months to arrive in on the East coast, where Customs has had it for a week. Wonder if I'll have to pay an import...
05-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By Doc_Wui

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries....

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries. You probably need three of them to get 3.5AH. but one will likely fail and kill the whole pack.
05-14-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Doc_Wui

Did you install the throttle? What happens if you...

Did you install the throttle? What happens if you blip the throttle, does the controller wake up again?

I have kind of seen this intermittently on a 22A KT controller, but it's more like PAS...
05-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,873
Posted By Doc_Wui

I like that PAS magnet that mounts to the crank...

I like that PAS magnet that mounts to the crank arm. In doing kit conversions, more of them than I have fingers to count. the PAS sensor and magnet were often a pain. I never had a bike where I could...
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