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02-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,172
Posted By 2old

When I started MTB five rear gears, a triple...

When I started MTB five rear gears, a triple front and 125 mm rear spacing were the norm; for me, that would still be fine even though there's a 10 speed e-MTB in the quiver. Interesting (to me)...
02-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By 2old

I"ve heard reports of individuals in CA receiving...

I"ve heard reports of individuals in CA receiving moped licenses for SurRons, a similar vehicle, since they're allowed for electric BSM's (bike-shaped machines even without pedals) if the top speed...
02-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By 2old

Is there room to cut the top of the seat tube...

Is there room to cut the top of the seat tube off, have it "re-notched" and put in a "spacer" Coors can or equivalent?
02-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By 2old

Size of frame tubes mean very likely it's steel....

Size of frame tubes mean very likely it's steel. BMX pedal size frequently is 1/2" and MTB 9/16" so may not fit. Excellent chance that cable/housing change or just lubrication will correct rear...
02-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By 2old

Go to "people for bikes" and you'll discover if...

Go to "people for bikes" and you'll discover if an e-bike is Class 1, 2 or 3 it's the same as a bike, doesn't need registration or license but has 20 mph speed limit on bike paths and 28 on bike...
02-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,514
Posted By 2old

Not really vintage, but mid 80's Schwinn High...

Not really vintage, but mid 80's Schwinn High Sierra that I built five years ago with a $600 motor/battery combination. 52V, 33+ mph on flat terrain, no wind, 180 pound rider (shut it down since that...
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

In CA, Cooks Brothers parts are insane too. I got...

In CA, Cooks Brothers parts are insane too. I got $1300 from a bike shop for a custom BMX frame and bottom bracket with the BB the main interest in the transaction (couldn't believe it since I didn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,496
Posted By 2old

In CA and many other states this e-bike is...

In CA and many other states this e-bike is defined as a bike by state law. There is no good reason why it's not feasible for commuting, but don't try to convince the "purist-haters" of that. There is...
02-18-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By 2old

The controller on my first kit was discrepant;...

The controller on my first kit was discrepant; analysis of the problem took a day or so and wasn't helped by an uncooperative supplier. Since then I've built about ten or so kits for myself, wife and...
02-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By 2old

Many hub kits don't require a lot of expertise to...

Many hub kits don't require a lot of expertise to install and cost as low as $600. They are pretty much plug and play since the connections are color coded. Look at ebikeling which has had good...
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By 2old

Don't worry about a few bucks and procure it. So...

Don't worry about a few bucks and procure it. So what if it's $50 over real value; get riding for your health which is priceless. Probably don't plan on an IGH hub since it looks like the dropouts...
02-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By 2old

Rich, thanks for your reply, and seems like your...

Rich, thanks for your reply, and seems like your batteries are LiPo's which I've never used. Normally (for me), the path to more speed is more volts. Hopefully, DW will reply since he's more...
02-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By 2old

Controllers are rated in amps for your 48V, 1000w...

Controllers are rated in amps for your 48V, 1000w motor. Probably yours is 30 amps, but take a look at the "label" and you'll know. Theoretically, but not practically,the 72V will increase your speed...
02-13-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By 2old

Big questions: 1) How much capacity do you...

Big questions:
1) How much capacity do you need.
2) Budget
3) Will the bike be used in hilly terrain
02-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,719,689
Posted By 2old

Change things up a little, although poor picture....

Change things up a little, although poor picture. Mid 80's Schwinn High Sierra, TIG welded and brazed in Japan, that wasn't in good enough shape to be a barn restoration. Threw away everything but...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By 2old

Sad to see, but that's the fate of bicycle print...

Sad to see, but that's the fate of bicycle print journalism. I wouldn't purchase a subscription to Bike either since last issue their circulation was reported as 13K (AIR). However, they are replete...
02-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By 2old

I wouldn't put a front hub motor on it even if...

I wouldn't put a front hub motor on it even if the dropouts were steel, which is doubtful! Well, maybe with torque arms on both sides.
02-12-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By 2old

Like MT, when I use my e-MTB off road usually...

Like MT, when I use my e-MTB off road usually lowest power needed. The errand bike is maximized so I spend the minimal amount of time. Fortunately, it's pretty fast.
02-11-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By 2old

This is qualitative, but it placed me in a more...

This is qualitative, but it placed me in a more comfortable cycling orientation. Difficult to quantify, but was better both off and on road. If your current setup feels great, the shorter fork could...
02-11-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By 2old

The 455 fork is a little shorter than "optimum"...

The 455 fork is a little shorter than "optimum" which might be perfect for on-road since the steering will be quicker which IMO is better (unless it's for leisurely "cruiser-like" duty). If the...
02-10-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By 2old

Kinesis made Al forks, and my wife has one on her...

Kinesis made Al forks, and my wife has one on her very light rigid bike, but it's 1&1/8" threadless; I've never seem a 1" and/or threaded Al fork either.

Edit: Perhaps some road forks have been Al.
02-07-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By 2old

I'm certain he didn't. We had a rainy spell and...

I'm certain he didn't. We had a rainy spell and he went on a particularly muddy trip which is why I suggested he remove the battery and clean the contact area (mostly he used air pressure). The...
02-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By 2old

Look at endless sphere for a discussion that...

Look at endless sphere for a discussion that suggested it was viable only if you didn't have any assets for someone to attach if they had a problem (accident) with one, although another thread by one...
02-06-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By 2old

Lekkie cranks on my BBS02-equipped hardtail...

Lekkie cranks on my BBS02-equipped hardtail resolve the difference in distance from the arms to the chainstays, and the "Q" factor doesn't bother me. The Revel Propulsion kit doesn't have the problem...
02-06-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By 2old

Probably not the cause, but something similar...

Probably not the cause, but something similar occurred with my friend's Bulls-Brose and was caused by dirt/water getting between the battery and contacts. Problem stopped when he removed the battery...
02-05-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By 2old

https://youtu.be/y4kkx gn62g Should be video...

https://youtu.be/y4kkx gn62g Should be video review, but something's amiss.
02-04-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By 2old

Specialized Levo SL

New Specialized full suspension e-MTB with a motor they developed. Maximum power about 250w which means in "Turbo" mode it's about like "Trail" for other "S" e-MTB's. Weight <17 kg (37 pounds), Price...
02-04-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,618
Posted By 2old

DougG, I've always thought that e-bikes should be...

DougG, I've always thought that e-bikes should be regulated by speed rather than "Class", but the group (People for Bikes) that developed the system and are having it adopted chose this one. Moot...
02-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 2old

I've seen seat tubes improperly sized on some...

I've seen seat tubes improperly sized on some bikes. However, you should be able to shim the post (maybe start with a beer can and double your pleasure). Also agree that some lubricant and new...
02-03-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By 2old

Agree the Ariel seems like a solid value, and...

Agree the Ariel seems like a solid value, and well worth the extra $300. I had an opportunity to ride a Dapu mid-drive in an experimental Pedego and it was impressive. The 90 nm figure seems high,...
02-02-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By 2old

More like a burp than a hiccup, and thanks for...

More like a burp than a hiccup, and thanks for the cautionary tale. Probably not too surprising since they probably procure from China, then resend. I purchased a set of OEM (take off) WTB 27.5...
01-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By 2old

I vote for (and usually do) both.

I vote for (and usually do) both.
01-31-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By 2old

I'm happy with my Bikes Direct 3-speed cruiser....

I'm happy with my Bikes Direct 3-speed cruiser. Electras and other higher end manufacturers have better bikes IMO, but I've upgraded and it weighs 25 pounds....
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By 2old

Don't know if they've succumbed, but many mags...

Don't know if they've succumbed, but many mags charge for "reviews" now. Also, they reduced issues to six per year. I haven't been a fan for many years.
01-30-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By 2old

Definitely would be a cool and distinctive bike....

Definitely would be a cool and distinctive bike. Let your imagination wander. I'm weight-weenieish so always head in the opposite direction.
01-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By 2old

In many US states, e-bikes are permitted to...

In many US states, e-bikes are permitted to achieve 28 mph (PAS-only) and still be classified as a bicycle; it's called Class 3, and only allowed on bike lanes contiguous with a road (this is a brief...
01-30-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By 2old

No argument on fun; I enjoy my Haibike and BBS02...

No argument on fun; I enjoy my Haibike and BBS02 hardtails immensely. However, I've always enjoyed lighter MTB's and thought the "e" variety would have evolved more in the past five years. I just...
01-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By 2old

e-MTB Evolution

It seems (to me) e-MTB's have made incremental improvements only during the past four - five years. Recently there have been opportunities to ride Giant, Pivot, Rocky Mountain, Norco and Haibike...
01-27-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 2old

I've had good luck with ebikeling (1200w system)...

I've had good luck with ebikeling (1200w system) and YESCOM (1000w system); this isn't surprising since direct drive (DD) motors have only one moving part (if you discount bearings/bushings; read the...
01-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By 2old

The 100% side is safer than the <20% from my...

The 100% side is safer than the <20% from my experience. My 52V, 10 ah battery is well into its fifth year. I charge to 100% just before going out, then leave it at 30 - 60% after riding (that is...
01-27-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,285
Posted By 2old

Just means you're human like the rest of us. As...

Just means you're human like the rest of us. As stated above, sometimes I enjoy building and adjusting as much as riding.
01-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 2old

Seems like Maui has some hilly topography (but...

Seems like Maui has some hilly topography (but I've only been to Oahu) which could be a problem. A geared motor shouldn't be operated at less than about half of its top speed or too much electrical...
01-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 2old

We get the same crap about "earning" the hill....

We get the same crap about "earning" the hill. Americans seem to have the trait of not enjoying seeing somebody else having fun.
01-23-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 2old

Good point; maybe just a temporary hiatus while...

Good point; maybe just a temporary hiatus while support builds. The biggest deterrence in my area is the supervisor of local parks has prohibited e-bikes from them (although it's policed in only a...
01-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 2old

The main "e-only" expos in the US were sponsored...

The main "e-only" expos in the US were sponsored by Bosch and had 25 or so booths mostly supported by different e-bike companies, each with a plethora of bikes to test ride on a track set up by the...
01-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By 2old

Today's numbers with BBS02/52V/10 ah: 12.6 miles;...

Today's numbers with BBS02/52V/10 ah: 12.6 miles; end V 52.6 suggesting 4 ah used, but use 5 ah in case that is an anomaly. I'll get a GPS plot from my friend, but seemed like equal miles of up and...
01-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By 2old

No need to do anything to the front wheel.

No need to do anything to the front wheel.
01-22-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 2old

The US had an expo series that traveled...

The US had an expo series that traveled throughout the country stopping at eight or so cities but seems to have disbanded. I went to one in San Diego and one in Long Beach in successive years, but...
01-21-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By 2old

Sad to see another one bite the dust, but...

Sad to see another one bite the dust, but probably great deals for those in the area. I cleaned up when Performance went out of business in socal, but not as much as an individual who purchased 13...
01-21-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By 2old

Thanks; rode and handled well with that system.

Thanks; rode and handled well with that system.
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