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06-09-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By cat0020

Back in 10 DEC 2020, I ordered two spare...

Back in 10 DEC 2020, I ordered two spare batteries for my employee's e-bikes through Alibaba.
48v, 10Ah, $195 each, free shipping, comes with chargers, received on 27 DEC 2020 of placing the order....
05-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By 2old

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery...

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery manufacturers have a 3500 mAh max for their batteries, IMO someone at Ultra was smoking contraband when they wrote the specs for that battery.
05-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Gresp15C

My friend had the same problem on his e-bike. The...

My friend had the same problem on his e-bike. The flatted axle had rotated a tiny bit in the dropout, and dug its threads into the dropout, so it was good and stuck. This was visible once we got the...
05-02-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Doc_Wui

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will...

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will reduce your batteries capacity by 0.90AH.

Even though you're only doing one cell, the battery capacity is determined by its weakest cell group. This...
04-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By veganbikes

Real data? You are giving anecdotal evidence as...

Real data? You are giving anecdotal evidence as well! I don't own the shop but I have worked in shops for a while and seen a lot of different bikes come through over the year. Some people get lucky...
04-20-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By veganbikes

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for...

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for service at any given time

Most common repairs are busted hub drives (spokes, burnt motors...) and controllers and such and of course flat fixes. In the...
04-14-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the...

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the Rad Mission after scavenging all the useful pieces. Why? It's only one speed. They are catering to uneducated customers or clueless hipsters.
04-10-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted...

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted the solder and came off. You got burn marks on the cloth sheathing?. You got burn marks on the balance wires under the wrapping? Unless that last...
04-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike...

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike which may feel twitchy if you're used to riding a bike with more stable geometry. What were you riding before? As mentioned after more time riding the...
04-05-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By Doc_Wui

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a...

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a chance it has a failure and how do you fix it. In the case of Ecotric, there's a guy right now on the facebook forum that has been shipped a second...
04-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By veganbikes

Ahhh yes the global crisis causing parts delays,...

Ahhh yes the global crisis causing parts delays, that is certainly an issue purely for Shimano and there motor is at fault entirely. Focus did leave the U.S. but they still have very decent support...
04-04-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By veganbikes

It's an e-bike it's fun. They have a crappy...

It's an e-bike it's fun. They have a crappy throttle that makes it into a motorcycle so you don't have to pedal it, what's not to like about that. It's down the line when things get bad.

You know...
04-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By veganbikes

Having tons of them in the shop for repairs I...

Having tons of them in the shop for repairs I would say do not buy, we have had quite a few get abandoned because people don't want to deal with them. Many of the companies that sell them also don't...
01-22-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By hamilgs

I have one too, a 2fr, AA534. Will be getting an...

I have one too, a 2fr, AA534. Will be getting an ELF Informer dashboard for it from https://www.tonkaproducts.com/
01-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By 10cup

No, $10.95 for two keys.

No, $10.95 for two keys.
01-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By 10cup

Thank you did just that today!

Thank you did just that today!
11-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By unterhausen

moved here from General cycling.

moved here from General cycling.
05-12-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,475
Posted By linberl

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and...

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and deal with voltage and watts and such, buying a cheap e-bike is a pound-foolish decision. It WILL crap out on you and if you cannot fix it, you will be...
02-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By Doc_Wui

And also consider how will it get fixed when it...

And also consider how will it get fixed when it doesn't run?
09-09-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,405
Posted By JoeTBM

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for...

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for a 50# trailer + 2 Adults works

Not sure what the bearings would be in the ones you listed, watch your axle diameters too, you have 3 different...
08-14-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,210
Posted By Jeff Wills

That bolt requires 300 to 400 inch-pounds of...

That bolt requires 300 to 400 inch-pounds of torque... which is a crap-ton if you're using an ordinary socket and ratchet wrench: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/

Once a crankarm works...
07-27-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By Timjohn

Where are the brakes for the first bike!

How can yo build an e-bike with such a powerful motor and not have brakes? Even the second bike has rim brakes so I think even though you boast about the speed you can achieve you seem to have...
07-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please...

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please note that when you get to thin material, it's the material thickness that determines optimal tooth count. The span of the tooth must be less than the...
07-23-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By trailangel

Measure twice (3 times)... cut once. A pipe...

Measure twice (3 times)... cut once.
A pipe cutter isn't really the right tool.... it's not a cutter.
07-22-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jadocs

Just change the chain. They are cheap enough.

Just change the chain. They are cheap enough.
07-22-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jack002

Before replacing it, get a chain tool and try to...

Before replacing it, get a chain tool and try to make the link more flexible by forcing the pin deeper into the side plates so the link will flex more.
07-17-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,006
Posted By Koyote

If the nipples are all corroded to hell, it's a...

If the nipples are all corroded to hell, it's a safe bet that the hubs and/or rims have problems, too. Inspect carefully before replacing the nipples.
07-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,006
Posted By HillRider

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means...

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means aluminum alloy and it was probably the material the ruined nipples were made of since salt corrodes aluminum badly.

Brass nipples are most commonly used...
05-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,920
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never...

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never owned a can in my 70+ years. it's hard to think of an instance where it's the best lube for the job. BTW, what are those other 2 things it does?
Get...
04-23-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By 2old

+1 with Speedy's advice. Either you'll have an...

+1 with Speedy's advice. Either you'll have an enormous, expensive motor/battery system or burn up a smaller motor on a 1700' climb. My 2017 Haibike SDURO will climb a 15 mile route with 2000' of...
06-07-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 40,026
Posted By BikeWise1

From my shop's site: With the advent of...

From my shop's site:

With the advent of companies who sell bikes over the internet in unassembled condition and expect the customer to do the final assembly, we feel the need to educate our...
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