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03-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,679
Posted By PreacherG

Sorry I am late to this parade. I am 69 YO,...

Sorry I am late to this parade.

I am 69 YO, 220 lbs with physical issues. I have not ridden bikes in nearly 40 years.

I got a GenZe e bike in December. At first, remembering how to stay...
02-26-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By PreacherG

I have finally got in enough rides to give a...

I have finally got in enough rides to give a first impression of the GenZe

It has 3 modes PAS off, pedal away! PAS off use throttle. Pedaling not of value in throttle mode. PAS on Throttle...
02-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By PreacherG

Got the bearing installed and now it all works...

Got the bearing installed and now it all works again - as designed. With a bit of grease, it moves more smoothly as well. Thanks again for the help!
02-24-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By PreacherG

THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!! I am sure you are...

THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!! I am sure you are correct. I have a loose bearing that showed up on the work bench that does not belong in the front or rear hub, the fork or crank (All are bearing rings,...
02-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By PreacherG

Shimano 333 hub SHIFTER

I am rebuilding my DW bike. The bike is a vintage, early 70's Shimano 3 sp internal hub. My issue is the shifter on the handlebar. It should be a "click stop" type shifter, where the three speed...
02-13-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By PreacherG

Shimano 3 speed hub

I am refurbishing my 38 year old Moosburg 3 speed internal hub touring bike. It has not been ridden in 25 + years.
I have cleaned, lubed and polished the front hub and fork, front calipers,...
02-08-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By PreacherG

Check Youtube. There are several interesting...

Check Youtube. There are several interesting videos there.
02-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By PreacherG

Looks real nice! I am refurbing my DW 70's...

Looks real nice! I am refurbing my DW 70's Moosburg 3 speed. Amazing how a little brushing can shine the calipers! I am keeping the rims, but new tubes and tires, new brake pads, and breaking...
01-16-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,280
Posted By PreacherG

I have a GenZe 102 that is torque sensing. ...

I have a GenZe 102 that is torque sensing. Indeed, you stop pedaling, it stops helping. I find the torque sensing will help up to the PAS level. On flat ground, little help is needed. Going up a...
01-09-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By PreacherG

Rehabbing old bike

I am rehabbing an early 70's bike with 3 speed in hub gears. It has not been ridden in 25 years. Back in the day, I could do this blindfolded. Now, I better keep them open!

My questions concern...
01-06-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By PreacherG

I am on the other end of the age spectrum. I...

I am on the other end of the age spectrum. I just bought an ebike for riding when we go camping in our RV. My health is poor, so I need the extra help. I plan to stay on paved or packed dirt...
12-11-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,065
Posted By PreacherG

I just bought a GenZe e bike, genze.com ...

I just bought a GenZe e bike, genze.com They offer "nearly new" bikes from $599 up. Basically they are test ridden, rental or leased with minor scratches or dings. Pics of damage shown...
12-07-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By PreacherG

I would LOVE to go for a long ride! My issue is...

I would LOVE to go for a long ride! My issue is I have chronic Lyme Disease. My balance is bad enough that I am relearning how to ride to some extent. My energy levels are poor. So far, I have...
12-07-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By PreacherG

Often, power sources will arc if there is...

Often, power sources will arc if there is anything ON in the circuit. Did the bike still run? If so, no problem! If you have not tested it, if something has been damaged, the damage is done, and...
12-06-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By PreacherG

The brakes seemed properly adjusted out of the...

The brakes seemed properly adjusted out of the box. Again, I have not ridden in 25 years, and these are my first disc brakes. They seem to stop quietly (no squeaks), predictably and with reasonable...
12-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,351
Posted By PreacherG

I just got a "nearly new" GenZe e bike. It had...

I just got a "nearly new" GenZe e bike. It had 116 miles and a little scratch for $599. I asked one e mail question before purchase on the weekend and had an answer early Monday. I sent another e...
12-04-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By PreacherG

Smile My new GenZe 102 e bike

After this great forum answered MANY questions for me, I settled on a GenZe 102 e bike. Thanks to Dewey101 for making me aware these bikes existed! My bike arrived today.

ASSEMBLY The bike came...
12-04-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By PreacherG

As the one who started this thread and one with...

As the one who started this thread and one with more gray than black hair - OK, no black hair anymore, I take no offense and appreciate the information. He IS correct. Some seniors with better...
11-26-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

Well, I placed my order this evening. GenZe...

Well, I placed my order this evening. GenZe Nearly New e102 18" frame, 350W rear motor, silver color, 116 miles, newer type 2 battery. Newly listed today for $100 less than other similar...
11-25-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

We are on the same page. I planned to get...

We are on the same page. I planned to get fenders and the rear rack. A lock is a MUST.
Why should I get a U Lock rather than some other style?
Is the first gen battery the 8.6aH and second gen...
11-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

I believe I am ready to pull the trigger. DW...

I believe I am ready to pull the trigger. DW approved.
First, you are right, no 200 series in used. I guess dyslexia struck briefly.
Second, I would prefer white, but the current NEW models only...
11-23-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

There are a FEW 200 series on the used list, but...

There are a FEW 200 series on the used list, but you must look carefully to find them in the middle of the long list.
11-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

Dewey, You have just about sold me on the used...

Dewey,
You have just about sold me on the used GenZe. Their web site lacks much detail, so let me ask their new salesman - you.
It appears the 200 series is a minor upgrade of the 100 series with...
11-22-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

Dewey, Thank you for the link. Those bikes look...

Dewey, Thank you for the link. Those bikes look very interesting, but the site provides precious little solid data about them. I sent an e mail requesting more info. Also, according to the pics in my...
11-22-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

Thank you for the replies. I do not do Wal Mart...

Thank you for the replies.
I do not do Wal Mart - Personal reasons.
The bike is available on several sites, or I assume it is the same bike. Some show brake shutoff, others don't. Some show 3 PAS...
11-21-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By PreacherG

Nakto e bikes??

My search for an ENTRY e bike has led me to the Nakto Green Speed for $659. It is a cruiser style, 26" x 1.75" tires, rear motor, 350W 36V 10aH battery, disc brakes with shutoff, 6 sp Shimanto gears,...
11-14-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,340
Posted By PreacherG

I second the thanks. I have not ordered a bike...

I second the thanks. I have not ordered a bike yet, but I just changed my race leader, to one with 2" +/- tires. You are collectively guiding me to a wise, educated choice.
11-13-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,340
Posted By PreacherG

I'm interested in this, as well!

I'm interested in this, as well!
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,206
Posted By PreacherG

I come from the RV side of this. We got back...

I come from the RV side of this. We got back into camping a couple years ago, and looking into a e bike for travel around the campground.

There are two basic classes of camps.
Public land,...
11-10-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,403
Posted By PreacherG

I am about two weeks ahead of you on a similar...

I am about two weeks ahead of you on a similar search.
This is a great forum, but the experienced guys forget we do not understand many acronyms they use. Try to read between the lines.

What I...
11-10-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By PreacherG

Thanks Doc. I did know about how batteries were...

Thanks Doc. I did know about how batteries were built. You have confirmed my idea of battery capacity (V X Ah = watts) and thanks for the info about 80% discharge is as far as they will go without...
11-09-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By PreacherG

Batteries

I understand different voltage and how multiple cells produce the desired voltage. My question is on battery capacity. Does a 10 Ah battery deliver 10 amps at the specified voltage, i.e. 48 V, 10...
11-09-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By PreacherG

My vote is a shorter grip.

My vote is a shorter grip.
11-07-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By PreacherG

Thanks, two. None of their bikes list brake...

Thanks, two. None of their bikes list brake shutoff in the description. Many bikes fit all bit one or two parameters. Nakto Camel is fine, but only 3 PAS and caliper brakes. Nakto Cruise looks...
11-07-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By PreacherG

Controllers

Controller Question: I assume in modern e bikes with a LCD display or PAS switch, that is the brains, or controller for the system. Can these be swapped? For instance, will a LCD display work on a...
11-07-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By PreacherG

I saw a youtube video recently suggesting low...

I saw a youtube video recently suggesting low tire pressure can cause lost range. This time of year, the cooler temps will lower pressure. It may be worth checking.
10-30-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By PreacherG

Brakes

I'm trying not to ask too many questions in one thread.

If I understand, I REALLY need disc brakes on any e bike.
I REALLY want auto shut off on the brake levers, but it is not legally required....
10-28-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By PreacherG

Thanks Mikey. That's why I made the list! This...

Thanks Mikey. That's why I made the list! This forum is GREAT!
10-28-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By PreacherG

I made it to our only local bike store today and...

I made it to our only local bike store today and rode a Trex mid motor PAS with 9 speed derailleur and hyd discs. First bike ride in 25 years!! Starting without power then turning it on worked well...
10-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By PreacherG

PAS system

I'm a newbie.

Please explain the PAS system. It seems some only operate when you pedal, others work without pedaling. Some sync with pedal rate, others do not. I do not know enough about this...
10-25-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By PreacherG

Total newbie question motor position

Hello. First post here. I am familiar with the GREAT advise available on forums like this. I come knowing very little about e bikes. In my younger years, I rode as my primary mode of...
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