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08-05-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
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.
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.
05-08-22, 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?
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 . . . .
03-23-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,997
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, 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...
11-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,214
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...
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...
09-27-21, 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...
09-10-21, 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/
09-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,706
Posted By MNebiker

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a...

Old knees made riding at lot less fun, so I put a 36v 500W kit on my hybrid bike 6 years ago - also at 76. It made it possible for me to keep riding without my knees hurting on the long hills. I...
08-30-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By MNebiker

2old - I owe you an apology! When I went back...

2old - I owe you an apology! When I went back and re-read this thread I discovered that I just duplicated a lot of the good advice you had already posted. Should have paid attention because your...
08-30-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By MNebiker

I also use a Saris Bones 2 rack for my ebike and...

I also use a Saris Bones 2 rack for my ebike and it works great, but it is only rated for 2 bikes at 70lb - you probably have a Bones 3 model: https://www.saris.com/catalog/racks/trunk

I sold a...
08-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,865
Posted By MNebiker

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years...

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years until a low branch wiped it off. It worked, but wasn't great. I kept using it because I figured that all helmet/glasses mirrors were about the same. ...
08-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By MNebiker

On my usual route back home I travel a busy...

On my usual route back home I travel a busy street with center turn lanes and bike lanes. The center turn lane makes the left turn back into my housing area much simpler and safer. I ride the bike...
08-02-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,180
Posted By MNebiker

I also tucked the lace ends into the shoe until...

I also tucked the lace ends into the shoe until one day my left shoe came untied and the lace wrapped around the pedal hub, with the result that the shoe tightened around my foot and became locked...
07-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,460
Posted By MNebiker

I'm just going to peddle my bike down the rode.

I'm just going to peddle my bike down the rode.
07-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,758
Posted By MNebiker

Last summer there were a couple of cross country...

Last summer there were a couple of cross country skiers on the trail, training on rollerskis with ski poles. I only caught up to them on hills and had to wait for a long hill before I was able to...
06-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By MNebiker

Always something new around the corner

I've been riding the local bike trails 3 or 4 days a week for several years. I thought I had seen about every kind of weird and erratic human behavior that might occur on a bike trail.

But...
06-19-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,101
Posted By MNebiker

You guys will all love this . . . . While...

You guys will all love this . . . .

While climbing one of the longer hills on the local bike trail this morning I snapped the chain. Pulled into the shade, got out my 35 yr-old chain tool, cut...
06-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,815
Posted By MNebiker

I've got a couple of Polar insulated bottles that...

I've got a couple of Polar insulated bottles that are probably 7 or 8 years old now. Insulation is so-so, but they are adequate, cheap, and take abuse. I fill them about half full with ice, and the...
03-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,758
Posted By MNebiker

About 10 years ago I did some test rides on the...

About 10 years ago I did some test rides on the fat tire 29s. I thought that they were big, clumsy, and slow, particularly in comparison to my hybrid with 700c32 tires. When my knees finally made...
12-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,500
Posted By MNebiker

I got my first bike in 1948, and have ridden most...

I got my first bike in 1948, and have ridden most of my life, even worked as a part-time bike tech when I retired. But hilly terrain, old knees, and 82 years make biking a lot less fun than it used...
11-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By MNebiker

I think there is a bit of a learning curve to get...

I think there is a bit of a learning curve to get used to the boost and quicker acceleration, and you are probably riding faster than before. But it's no big deal, just a matter of becoming aware of...
11-09-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,457
Posted By MNebiker

What you call it really doesn't matter. It's...

What you call it really doesn't matter. It's semantics. The bottom line is that it is slick and depending on the lighting it can be invisible.

I am super cautious because it can hurt you: 25...
10-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By MNebiker

The simple answer is no. A automotive...

The simple answer is no.

A automotive charging station is not a "charger" although they are often wrongly referred to as one. The actual charger unit is in the car. Nor are they just a simple AC...
10-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,674
Posted By MNebiker

Well, there was the time back when I was in high...

Well, there was the time back when I was in high school: I turned off the alley into our back yard, and ducked under the clotheslines like I usually did. But this day one of the props had fallen and...
09-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By MNebiker

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but...

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but I'm a fair-weather biker. My low temp cutoff is about 40 degrees!

After 4000+ miles I am starting to see some slight degradation in my bike's 36V...
08-31-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By MNebiker

When I retired I needed something to help fill my...

When I retired I needed something to help fill my time, so I worked for 7 years as a bike tech at Dick's. We sold a ton of these bikes, mostly to teens. The only problems we had were caused by the...
08-27-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By MNebiker

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities: ...

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities:

Extreme heat, Extreme cold, Deep discharge

This is why my electric car has a temperature management system to protect the battery. A typical ebike...
08-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,219
Posted By MNebiker

When is the last time you saw a driver use the...

When is the last time you saw a driver use the old hand signals to announce a turn? Probably not since they invented turn signals and AC. They may be mentioned in the DMV rule book but I doubt if...
06-13-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,153
Posted By MNebiker

:thumb: I have a simple philosophy about the...

:thumb:

I have a simple philosophy about the trails: If you ride them, deal with the issues. If you can't deal, shut up and ride somewhere else.

But I really do like the weekly/monthly rants...
06-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,205
Posted By MNebiker

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the...

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the spokes?

Our local trail rules are posted: Cyclists yield to pedestrians, announce that they are passing on the left. In several years of riding...
05-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By MNebiker

Charging my ebike draws about 250W for 5 hours =...

Charging my ebike draws about 250W for 5 hours = 1.25KW, and costs about $ 0.16. I doubt that has any signifcant effect on the environment but it sure helps my old knees!
05-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By MNebiker

I had a similar issue, checked pedals, BB, etc. ...

I had a similar issue, checked pedals, BB, etc. Then checked the crank arms - bolts seemed tight but I gave them an an additional 1/8 turn and eliminated the noise.
05-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By MNebiker

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an...

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an aerosol can product. It initially cut the noise back, but after about 250 miles the motor is gradually getting a bit louder. Gears looked good when I...
05-03-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By MNebiker

I had a kid take his new bike home, got his dad's...

I had a kid take his new bike home, got his dad's bottle of Armorall, and proceeded to proudly wipe down every square inch of his shiny new bike. Then his dad brought it back complaining it had no...
05-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By MNebiker

Thule, Yakima, Saris - all make decent racks at...

Thule, Yakima, Saris - all make decent racks at reasonable prices. Stay away from the cheapo stuff.
04-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,324
Posted By MNebiker

You can probably get an answer to your technical...

You can probably get an answer to your technical question by checking the many web sites that deal with bike tire/rim compatibility. Search for "bike tire vs rim size."

Regarding the buying...
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