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10-27-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By 2old

Read the reviews, consider how much you're going...

Read the reviews, consider how much you're going to use the bike and decide. Good news: the Ecotric models on Amazon have a 4+ (of 5) rating, so the owners seem pretty satisfied. Depending on...
10-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By 2old

Probably not well at all since you'd need to cut...

Probably not well at all since you'd need to cut the frame in order to install it
10-23-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By 2old

At times, I'm too far away from civilization for...

At times, I'm too far away from civilization for a belt to be feasible (for me). I've only had a chain or derailleur problem a couple of times in many years of off road riding, and was able to repair...
10-22-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By 2old

BTW, don't know what hand-cycle you're referring...

BTW, don't know what hand-cycle you're referring to, but I've seen them with BBS02's installed, and the conversion didn't seem that difficult. That could be "combined" with a front hub system for...
10-21-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By 2old

Really good point; if I have an electrical...

Really good point; if I have an electrical problem (has never happened, but almost ran out of juice once), walking the hill or whatever is an option that might not be available to a hand-cyclist. You...
10-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By 2old

FME, riding a relatively light mid-drive bike...

FME, riding a relatively light mid-drive bike where I purposely rode without the motor on flat sections: obviously, the extra weight will increase the "resistance", but as long as the motor is...
10-21-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By 2old

That's what I meant.

That's what I meant.
10-21-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By 2old

Something like that with a "normal"...

Something like that with a "normal" frame/handlebar system is in the ballpark. One thing to consider is that shipping the battery alone is a monumental task which is as much a reason as any to have...
10-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By 2old

60 or so south of LA. Something with a design...

60 or so south of LA. Something with a design like the Yuba Kombi would be nice.
10-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By 2old

Endless Sphere has had a few group buys for...

Endless Sphere has had a few group buys for motors, but the logistics of one for complete bikes seem complicated (unless all the individuals resided in close proximity) IMO. Otherwise a great idea...
10-19-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By 2old

I don't think you'll get your money back if you...

I don't think you'll get your money back if you put $260 (controller) plus $880 (motor) into the bike, and wouldn't pay that amount to repair it for personal use. You might try to sell as is. Maybe...
10-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By 2old

It's possible to increase the life of a...

It's possible to increase the life of a drivetrain by replacing the chain when it has 50% of it's life remaining. At this point the cassette and chainrings aren't worn significantly and the system...
10-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By 2old

You don't need to "pull them" to check. FME just...

You don't need to "pull them" to check. FME just look at the thickness of the pad material. Some are so easy to remove the pads that you can just pull them and check. Others (BB-7) not so much.
10-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,886
Posted By 2old

If you don't ramp up, you won't improve IMO;...

If you don't ramp up, you won't improve IMO; however if interval training (or equivalent) is incorporated, absolutely (FME). Of course, there's a time (age) when this will no longer be true.
10-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By 2old

As usual, if you define your requirements, it's...

As usual, if you define your requirements, it's much easier to assist you (Weight of rider, amount to spend, speed desired, terrain - hilly or flat -, wind, distance traveled, can you charge at work...
10-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By 2old

Nothing I've read states that cold temperatures...

Nothing I've read states that cold temperatures (below 40 - 50 F) are benign to batteries. Not a problem in socal. Insulate well or store inside.
10-12-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By 2old

Possibly need MC rims too because the sizes may...

Possibly need MC rims too because the sizes may not coincide. Look at Endless Sphere where individuals have employed MC tires (and rims) to contain very high power "bikes". Moped wheels, which are...
10-12-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By 2old

T The OP was talking about a hub drive (notice...

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The OP was talking about a hub drive (notice the reference to rim width). My point was that the weight and power of a 48V, 1500w motor requires two torque arms on an aluminum frame. As above, a...
10-11-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By 2old

One of these days I'll get a big hibachi since I...

One of these days I'll get a big hibachi since I don't have a fireplace.
10-10-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By 2old

My LBS has had a four week backlog for months,...

My LBS has had a four week backlog for months, but I don't think they're hurting since they charge about $100 per hour for service. They've been stripped of all but the most expensive bikes, and any...
10-09-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By 2old

Plus the motor doesn't (seem to) put much stress...

Plus the motor doesn't (seem to) put much stress n the drivetrain.
10-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By 2old

Isn't there some kind of dielectric compound...

Isn't there some kind of dielectric compound that's designed to enhance contact? I'd check; may help solve problem.
10-08-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By 2old

Time might be making it worse. Sounds like some...

Time might be making it worse. Sounds like some connections aren't solid. Hopefully they'll warranty the module if it's discrepant or fine the loose connection
10-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By 2old

Nine speed with 11 - 36 cassette should work well...

Nine speed with 11 - 36 cassette should work well with 42 - 32 - 22 triple as long as the small cog isn't too close to the frame. Be good if you could try before you buy. Also, (IMO), you can just...
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By 2old

If it looks as good as the pictures reflect,...

If it looks as good as the pictures reflect, great deal (IMO).
10-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By 2old

My 1000w, 48V (with 52V battery), 33+ mph bike...

My 1000w, 48V (with 52V battery), 33+ mph bike has been fine with "V" brakes for five years, so I don't think that's a problem. I recommend you look at the e-bikeling 36V, 500w rear hub system. You...
10-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By 2old

Guaranteed, if you get an XL you'll be the only...

Guaranteed, if you get an XL you'll be the only one to use it. My suggestion, a L and that stem. I had a similar situation; my wife is 5'5' and I'm 6'1'. I built a 19" bike that I love since with the...
10-07-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By 2old

The rim width is 19 mm, so you should be able to...

The rim width is 19 mm, so you should be able to use your current tire. Just be aware of the massive power with your 48V, 35amp (controller) system (2+ horsepower), and the extra weight you'll incur...
10-07-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,720
Posted By 2old

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable...

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable companies use a crowd fund to gauge interest in a new product. Just for information, my first kit six years ago, a 350w, 36V front hub system (and now...
10-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,720
Posted By 2old

Not to argue, but crowdfunding isn't for me; I...

Not to argue, but crowdfunding isn't for me; I don't want to wait for an extended period for something the "vendor" isn't responsible to provide.. Also, all the systems that I've procured were...
10-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By 2old

Thanks; looks like he just changed the law. I...

Thanks; looks like he just changed the law. I hope someone tests this in court.
10-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 140,575
Posted By 2old

For the "Tidal Junkies", look at ES; three for...

For the "Tidal Junkies", look at ES; three for $550, but they're in Austin, TX. If they were in CA, they would be SOLD.
10-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By 2old

At least we know Riv's gross profit on bike...

At least we know Riv's gross profit on bike sales. Also, since this is purely race-oriented, is it legal? I can only imagine the clamor if it were reversed.
10-02-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By 2old

Just for interest: is this legal or permitted...

Just for interest: is this legal or permitted when it's a step toward Socialism? AIR, "from each according to their ability; to each according to their need" but possibly misquoted.
10-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By 2old

Racism goes both ways; either is wrong IMO! Think...

Racism goes both ways; either is wrong IMO! Think I learned something years ago about two wrongs not making a right!
09-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By 2old

IMO, that would be a decent deal if the bike...

IMO, that would be a decent deal if the bike doesn't look trashed. Unfortunately rentals are often abused because the operators aren't knowledgeable and/or don't care. I've seen individuals do all...
09-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By 2old

Experienced individuals on endless sphere...

Experienced individuals on endless sphere "assume" the battery on a used bike is worthless unless they know its history. Part of the reason is Lithium batteries can be damaged considerably if...
09-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By 2old

Park #FR-1.3 This has a large enough center...

Park #FR-1.3 This has a large enough center hole for your rear axle.
09-29-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By 2old

Agree heartily. I replaced a QR on a Deore hub...

Agree heartily. I replaced a QR on a Deore hub with a nutted axle for an e-bike (reverse of what you're considering) and it was easy, then back to QR when I used the wheel on a cruiser with no motor,...
09-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By 2old

They're expecting 50nm ot torque nominal with...

They're expecting 50nm ot torque nominal with peak of 100nm. Pretty powerful and can be used front and/or back. Initially speed can be set for 28mph.
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By 2old

Front hub motor or mid-drive are the options....

Front hub motor or mid-drive are the options. Look at endless sphere where an individual placed the motor unit above the bottom bracket on an Electra (different frame though so may work or not).
09-21-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By 2old

Check Liberty Trikes. Enormous motor with a "slow...

Check Liberty Trikes. Enormous motor with a "slow speed" wind (basically means that maximum torque is obtained in the lower speed area of the power curve ---- note: this isn't something that's agreed...
09-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By 2old

Nice job, looks professional although I'm...

Nice job, looks professional although I'm surprised the foreman allowed you to incorporate a used towel and the design engineer to forget a place for the caterer's food bowl.
09-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,614
Posted By 2old

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or...

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or obtuseness, but my BBS02 doesn't feel as though it's "kicking in" or "out". Almost all the time it's the choice to ride over a Yahama- equipped Haibike,...
09-21-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,012
Posted By 2old

Wife and I rode MTB in Chino Hills, CA very early...

Wife and I rode MTB in Chino Hills, CA very early AM Saturday and Sunday. Perfect weather and no AQI problems (readings in the 60 or so area when I checked). What a blast.
09-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By 2old

I enjoy Riv's blug, blaug, overall ethic and...

I enjoy Riv's blug, blaug, overall ethic and reports on operation of the business; have seen several of their bikes and, while impressed by the construction, not interested in acquiring one at this...
09-20-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By 2old

Appears as though the disc / gear unit is...

Appears as though the disc / gear unit is installed and can be left on until you decide to install the motor / controller which requires 20 seconds according to them. The battery looks like it just...
09-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By 2old

Good to see an individual basically "throwing out...

Good to see an individual basically "throwing out the cookbook" and trying something new. I don't need the quick release, but having a very light unit is attractive.
09-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By 2old

I'm ready to dismiss any bike (unless it's a bso...

I'm ready to dismiss any bike (unless it's a bso and admits it by the Walmart price) with a spring for a rear shock (no damping) like this one seems to have..
09-18-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By 2old

Bimotal Elevate

New system for DIY e-MTB attaches to rear disc mount and replaces the disc with a geared unit. System with a 250 watt battery reportedly weighs 5.9 pounds, can be removed or replaced in five seconds...
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