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08-05-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Posted By MNebiker

Here in my state the statues state that the...

Here in my state the statues state that the driver of an electric-assisted bicycle must be at least 15. Logic says the same thing too.
07-05-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,882
Posted By MNebiker

cx: Long ago my Sunday School teacher taught me...

cx: Long ago my Sunday School teacher taught me that "a soft answer turns away wrath."

And my dad, a very wise man, once also told me, "Son, never get in a p***ing match with a skunk."

Y'all...
07-04-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,882
Posted By MNebiker

Actually, the "new guy w 5 posts" was correct,...

Actually, the "new guy w 5 posts" was correct, just missed slightly in his terminology.

Liquid dish soaps - like you use in the sink - have no abrasive content.

However, powdered DISHWASHER...
07-04-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By MNebiker

Must not be any bike thieves in your part of the...

Must not be any bike thieves in your part of the country!
05-16-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By MNebiker

I have no data on which to make any judgement of...

I have no data on which to make any judgement of blame regarding this accident and will not do so. Nor do I imply any error or fault by the biker. He may be just the victim of a situation over which...
05-15-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By MNebiker

I find it more important that I watch out for...

I find it more important that I watch out for them. They are bigger than I am, trying to keep a schedule, and have a cargo of 40 or so noisy distractions. I stay out of their way and never get...
05-15-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,740
Posted By MNebiker

No - Deko is not a bot or simple newb. He is...

No - Deko is not a bot or simple newb. He is Deko Sports UK, a UK online cycling clothing & accessories store.
05-13-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By MNebiker

For minor work like chain maintenance, cleaning,...

For minor work like chain maintenance, cleaning, adjustments, etc. I set the rear wheel in the bike trainer/exercise stand that I use inside in winter. If I am adjusting the front brakes it is easy...
05-12-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By MNebiker

Intermittent failures can be caused by too many...

Intermittent failures can be caused by too many problems to remotely diagnose - bad connections, broken wires, poor solder joints, etc. After nine years of use any of these are potential failure...
05-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By MNebiker

Aostirmotor: If you feel compelled to continue...

Aostirmotor: If you feel compelled to continue writing this sort of stuff, perhaps you might consider dumping it into the blog on your own company web page rather than cluttering up this forum?
05-04-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By MNebiker

This was in pedal assist - I never used the...

This was in pedal assist - I never used the throttle (actually removed it a couple years ago as it was in the way when I added some larger ergon grips and bar ends.) I also upgraded the...
05-03-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By MNebiker

Five years ago I added an Ebikeling 500w kit with...

Five years ago I added an Ebikeling 500w kit with a 36v 12AH battery. It had a range of about 35 miles, however after about 20 - 25 miles the performance would begin to drop off and the bike was...
04-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,836
Posted By MNebiker

I'm 83, have ridden for fun & recreation most of...

I'm 83, have ridden for fun & recreation most of my life. But sore knees gradually made it less fun, so I switched to an ebike about 4 years ago. I need the assist on hills to keep the knees happy...
04-27-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By MNebiker

Just a dealer looking for free advertising and...

Just a dealer looking for free advertising and name exposure . . . .
04-27-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By MNebiker

I'm not deaf - but do have considerable hearing...

I'm not deaf - but do have considerable hearing degradation due to age with loss of high frequencies. Enough that it was becoming noticeable and I had to tweak my sound systems to compensate.

So...
03-30-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By MNebiker

Hypno - I'm on the other side of the Twin Cities,...

Hypno - I'm on the other side of the Twin Cities, but I had enough of cold weather biking when I delivered papers at 20 below. I'm more lke MarcusT with a cold cutoff of about 40.

One winter I...
03-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,258
Posted By MNebiker

The list makes you wonder why we still ride! ...

The list makes you wonder why we still ride!

Having ridden all my life I got the usual amount of bruises and road rash, but nothing remotely serious until at 81 I broke two ribs after a little old...
03-23-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,996
Posted By MNebiker

Heavy duty super fancy bike lock from Amazon,...

Heavy duty super fancy bike lock from Amazon, etc. - $80+
vs.
Battery powered angle grinder from Harbor Freight - $29.95

Good luck finding the holy grail of cycling.
03-23-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By MNebiker

I've had good results dealing with ebikeling.com....

I've had good results dealing with ebikeling.com. I bought a basic conversion kit from them 5 years ago, and have added several upgrades since. They offer kits with various wattage ratings,...
03-05-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By MNebiker

The most common ebike is referred to as a "pedal...

The most common ebike is referred to as a "pedal assist" bike. As you pedal the system senses your pedal input and adds electric assistance to your pedaling effort. The bike system typically has...
02-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By MNebiker

Could someone remind me again how all these "word...

Could someone remind me again how all these "word games" have anything to do with bicycle safety or advocacy?
01-05-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,288
Posted By MNebiker

You can always depend on BF for quality input,...

You can always depend on BF for quality input, wisdom, and advice.
01-04-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By MNebiker

I had the exact same issue with a Cree LED light....

I had the exact same issue with a Cree LED light. The computer pickup was on the left fork leg so I moved the light to the right of the stem so the light and computer head were separated as far as...
01-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,554
Posted By MNebiker

Not a horror story - just one of those funny...

Not a horror story - just one of those funny deals:

A dad comes in with his 12 yr old kid, buys him a nice bike and everyone is happy. The next day they come back all upset because the bike has...
12-30-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By MNebiker

I always install new cables full length and cut...

I always install new cables full length and cut them only after they are completely connected and adjusted. Saves measuring, the tips are usually sealed so no fraying to deal with - and eliminates...
12-12-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,973
Posted By MNebiker

A few years ago I had a customer who wanted to...

A few years ago I had a customer who wanted to buy a really nice new bike for his son to take with him to college that fall. We talked for a while and I told him I would be very glad to sell him a...
12-12-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,238
Posted By MNebiker

I've always used glass cleaner to remove and...

I've always used glass cleaner to remove and install grips- any brand that was handy, Windex, Invisible Glass, etc. Like SteveKB I just use a thin screwdriver and spray in some cleaner for removal....
12-09-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By MNebiker

Back in 1995 I blew out my left rotator cuff -...

Back in 1995 I blew out my left rotator cuff - bad T-shaped tear, out of socket, could not even lift the arm. I waas 55 at the time. Surgeon that did repair was an excellent sports medicine...
12-04-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By MNebiker

Keep the battery in a warm area until you ride. ...

Keep the battery in a warm area until you ride. It has significant mass and probably will not cold-soak enough in the course of the ride to be a problem. Some riders add some sort of insulated wrap...
12-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,424
Posted By MNebiker

Zombie thread brings back memories. My wife & I...

Zombie thread brings back memories. My wife & I had a pair of these back in the early 80s. We loved them, rode them until 2003. They had the Shimano Front Freewheel system that let you shift while...
12-01-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,125
Posted By MNebiker

This thread brings back memories: Back in the...

This thread brings back memories: Back in the early 80s I bought a pair of Schwinn bikes - if I remember correctly they were about $180 each. An online inflation calc site says that would almost...
11-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,213
Posted By MNebiker

Not a rant - just some random observations from a...

Not a rant - just some random observations from a old dude who has been riding an ebike for several years:

3 years ago I had a conversation with the person in charge of the local park district MUP...
11-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,213
Posted By MNebiker

What size hazard would you have if you put all...

What size hazard would you have if you put all the go-fast ebikes and the the inexperienced casual ebike riders out on the road with traffic?
10-26-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,341
Posted By MNebiker

"Back in the day" my wife and I had identical...

"Back in the day" my wife and I had identical his/her Schwinn 10sp World Tourist bikes. She was not quite 5ft, 110lb - I was 6'1", 210lb. Her bike was a short frame that we had to special order as...
10-23-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,557
Posted By MNebiker

Never been on that site in winter! They don't...

Never been on that site in winter! They don't regularly clear the trail, and my narrow tires are no good on ice or snow. Plus my cold weather biking cutoff temp is somewhere between 40 - 45...
10-22-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,557
Posted By MNebiker

Three seasons on a section of the Medicine Lake...

Three seasons on a section of the Medicine Lake Trail, NW Twin Cities suburbs:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/summer_67112fa0d00141aa26de5ef1116a4bbbc9b9a36b.jpg...
09-30-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,634
Posted By MNebiker

Whoops! Sorry - I posted the statutes from the...

Whoops! Sorry - I posted the statutes from the 2017 MN Bike Manual I had on file. You are right - MN did modify a lot of the ebike statutes and adopted the 3 class system with most changes...
09-27-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,634
Posted By MNebiker

MN state statutes define what is a legal ebike....

MN state statutes define what is a legal ebike. If it meets the statute it is considered the same as a bicycle, not a motorized vehicle. So my 500w bike with a speed limiter setting of 20mph is...
09-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,776
Posted By MNebiker

After re-reading your rant I have come to the...

After re-reading your rant I have come to the conclusion that you have just attacked my basic character and implied that I am probably stupid and uncaring. I realize the anonymous nature of the...
09-24-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,776
Posted By MNebiker

Typical reaction, and like most generalizations,...

Typical reaction, and like most generalizations, wrong.

Out here in the real world we have mom & dad, 3 kids, a dog, a mortgage, and probably one or two car payments - and perhaps a student loan...
09-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,634
Posted By MNebiker

The crazies have come to MN

In the past few years I have encountered very few other ebikes on the local trails. Once in a while I would see a couple - her on an ebike, him on a road bike - maybe an older couple, both on ebikes...
09-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,776
Posted By MNebiker

The determining factor on "department store"...

The determining factor on "department store" bikes is the store's bike techs.

When I retired I needed something to do to fill time, so I worked for 7 or 8 years as a bike tech for one of the big...
09-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By MNebiker

No - bought it so long ago, probably some generic...

No - bought it so long ago, probably some generic item that I picked up at the local Schwinn dealer back then. But it did the job when I ran an old chain too many miles. New chain, new cassette and...
09-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By MNebiker

I did the "limp home" a couple months ago....

I did the "limp home" a couple months ago. Snapped a chain on a long hill - cut out a a few links and rode home. I have carried a chain tool since the 80s but this is the first time I ever needed it.
09-16-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MNebiker

2old: Did some more digging into com protocols...

2old: Did some more digging into com protocols and the wiring of the 4 and 5 pin controllers and displays. The EBR forum said they would not interchange, which is obvious after checking the...
09-14-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MNebiker

2old - Thanks for the input, will check it out! ...

2old - Thanks for the input, will check it out! It will be interesting to see how they made the two different protocols communicate.

Doc - I bought an eBikeling conversion kit back in 2017. At...
09-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By MNebiker

Two years ago the controller unit blew a MOSFET...

Two years ago the controller unit blew a MOSFET about 5 miles from home. It was on a long hill, pulling hard and probably drawing a lot of current. Not as bad as being 20 miles out, but the route...
09-13-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MNebiker

Looking for a source for parts

I'm looking for an 4 pin 36V LCD display - new or used. All new stock are 5 pin, but my bike is an older 4 pin setup. I have been told there is no way to adapt a 5 pin to the older system. Anyone...
09-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By MNebiker

Her is a link I found on the Luna web site...

Her is a link I found on the Luna web site regarding battery charging that may help:

https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-battery-longevity/
09-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By MNebiker

Also illegal in MN: State codes limit ebikes to...

Also illegal in MN: State codes limit ebikes to 1000W, and not able to exceed 20mph under power. It may be called a bicycle, but it sure stretches that definition -more like a moped or minibike.
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