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05-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,517
Posted By KPREN

Odd place you live. Around here e bikers fall...

Odd place you live. Around here e bikers fall into three groups. The commuters (about 20%). The over 50 crowd (About 60%) and the mountain e bikers (about 20%). Overpowered e motor cycles are as rare...
05-08-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,517
Posted By KPREN

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20...

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20 mph. No problem, I have a huge frontal area and form a good pocket behind me. If I know they are there, because I look in my mirror, I won't do...
05-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,253
Posted By KPREN

"You don't look like that" is a very common...

"You don't look like that" is a very common comment said to me when I am on a pair of skis but on a bike? Well, its more like--"You don't look like you need that much bike, isn't that cheating!" I...
05-04-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,039
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the...

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the back of his 2018 corvette. In this picture they are leaving for a credit card...
04-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By KPREN

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from...

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from you posts that you are going to pay very dearly for your e bike education.

Regardless of what we are all accused of by the purist zealots the...
04-27-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 170,859
Posted By KPREN

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)
04-14-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By KPREN

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand...

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand tools from a piece of flat stock 1/8" steel from Home Depot or where ever.
Yes you would use a 3/8" x 1/2" shoulder bolt and fasten it with a nut on...
04-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,686
Posted By KPREN

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me,...

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me, I don't feel I am cheating myself one damned bit. But thanks for caring".

Never say " That's not fair" Because when you hear those words you are...
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By KPREN

I think I would try designing something like...

I think I would try designing something like this. Simple to make with hand tools and get soon. It's uses simple flat stock 1/8" steel. Available at most hardware stores. It utilizes a small torque...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,428
Posted By KPREN

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission...

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission to set up quietly, leave no trace and be gone early. No trespassing signs simply mean ask permission. Once in a while I am denied and graciously...
03-17-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By KPREN

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid...

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid people but you can legislate people using common sense out of existence to the point where the lawless is all you have left, I sure the lawless would...
03-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By KPREN

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about...

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about one ride.
03-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By KPREN

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths...

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths generally have a 15 mph 25Kph speed limit. I generally stick pretty close to this limit. Busting 20mph stateside on the bike path is akin to being...
03-17-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By KPREN

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not...

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not always. Sometimes during a long ride. One of the main reasons I went to an e bike. E bike did not solve the problem because I increased my riding...
03-08-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By KPREN

I switched over to a fat bike completely. I can...

I switched over to a fat bike completely. I can tell you that there is a world of difference between the rolling resistance on fat bike tires and fat tire setups. The differences are dramatic. All...
03-03-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By KPREN

I missed the part about the 22 amp controller. I...

I missed the part about the 22 amp controller. I was thinking 40 amps. Controller is badly undersized but my question is. You say 1,500 watts. What motor kit do you have? Are you giving up...
03-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By KPREN

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It...

try it. Your sag will be at least halved. It still might be undesized.
03-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By KPREN

I use to let other people dictate my moods until...

I use to let other people dictate my moods until one day I realized that the problem was not them but how I choose to view it. I now know the choice is entirely mine to make. I am no longer a...
03-01-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By KPREN

I do not believe that you are looking at a trend...

I do not believe that you are looking at a trend and I do not believe you are looking at a fad. I do not believe that e fat bikes are the norm and I do not believe that electric fat bikes are...
02-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By KPREN

Fat bikes have many advantages but they have one...

Fat bikes have many advantages but they have one very big disadvantage. That big disadvantage is rolling resistance and wind resistance. They will roll over substantially more than regular bike...
02-27-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By KPREN

Grin's Simulator does allow for varying assist...

Grin's Simulator does allow for varying assist levels in two ways. First you can slide the throttle bar to adjust power and the second way is to put the throttle bar in automatic and adjust the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By KPREN

The way I am put together the huge Q factor on...

The way I am put together the huge Q factor on the 120mm BB is a god send. My knees no longer hurt.
02-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By KPREN

Pop N Woods, interestingly I played around with a...

Pop N Woods, interestingly I played around with a tuck road bike and the BBSHD and the BBSO2. I can get more sustained power out of them than my fat biike. Due to the fact that I can get more wind...
02-23-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,417
Posted By KPREN

Denying yourself something in order to force...

Denying yourself something in order to force yourself to do something is playing victim to yourself. A bit like shooting one's self in the foot. There is no guarantee that denying yourself an e...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By KPREN

It always feels sweet when you get the okay.

It always feels sweet when you get the okay.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By KPREN

Q factor is one of those things that is unique to...

Q factor is one of those things that is unique to each individual due to your physic. It's more like fitting shoes. You will have to try one. They can be rented. I know many ski resorts rent them.
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,165
Posted By KPREN

Your real problems would not be the Mississippi...

Your real problems would not be the Mississippi river. That you have to cross once. Your real problem would in trying to cross anywhere in central Appalachia, That area is steep parallel ridges...
02-20-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,480
Posted By KPREN

Good lord, I don't say that. If they say "it's...

Good lord, I don't say that. If they say "it's cheating" or "isn't that cheating" I say. "Well, you don't need to feel sorry for me on my account, I don't feel one damned bit cheated". That statement...
02-20-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By KPREN

I have found nothing that will beat The Super...

I have found nothing that will beat The Super Heavy Duty Degreaser (yellow) sold in gallons at Harbor Freight. It's their best product $8 per gallon with coupon. It will straight up take bicycle...
02-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By KPREN

You can convert as long as your bike is not a...

You can convert as long as your bike is not a carbon frame. I would recommend and aftermarket chainring like Liekie or Luna . The Bafang chainrings are chain losers and therefore are tossers. Your...
02-18-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,361
Posted By KPREN

By the time we get old we have experienced much...

By the time we get old we have experienced much of life. We either get tired of life or keep pivoting into something new as we age. Perspective has a lot to do with who we surround ourselves with and...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,729
Posted By KPREN

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Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,157
Posted By KPREN

LOL, when he gets excited he jerks his big bushy...

LOL, when he gets excited he jerks his big bushy tail like a squirrel
02-16-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,272
Posted By KPREN

Tubeless is the only way to go. Once you get use...

Tubeless is the only way to go. Once you get use to it they never worry you much. My plug kit is an automobile tire plug kit from Harbor Freight. I also have a small plug tool if got from...
02-16-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By KPREN

It's not that simple. The BBSO2 is nominally 750...

It's not that simple. The BBSO2 is nominally 750 watts. Even with a 52 volt battery, it will seldom exceed that. Why? because watts is power amps x volts. The nature of an electric motor lets you...
02-16-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By KPREN

fully studded tires are loads cheaper than the...

fully studded tires are loads cheaper than the medical insurance deductible.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,157
Posted By KPREN

Amazing, I can't get this dang dog to do any...

Amazing, I can't get this dang dog to do any running along side me. He would also eats to much and is hungry all the time. To much extra food to carry. ...
02-16-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,403
Posted By KPREN

The bungies are holding chemical warmer packs on...

The bungies are holding chemical warmer packs on the batteries. Most of the time there is no bungies. I am not satisfied with the Home Depot EMT brackets. They are functional to try the batteries...
02-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,403
Posted By KPREN

With a chamois and good riding pants I don't get...

With a chamois and good riding pants I don't get cold and that Infinity saddle is heaven no matter what the weather is. Expensive but oh boy I would not ride far without it. No sense having an e fat...
02-09-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,403
Posted By KPREN

Yes I ride. Do not try a bunny hop with a big...

Yes I ride. Do not try a bunny hop with a big fat azz e bike in deep snow. The result is hilarious. Just a big poof down into the snow when I loaded the bike. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,091
Posted By KPREN

I bought a set of Jone's H loop 2.5 high rise...

I bought a set of Jone's H loop 2.5 high rise bars for my fat bike and I increased the battery size from 1,080 watt hours to 2,538 watt hours. I also purchased a 15 amp 52 volt charger for fast...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,729
Posted By KPREN

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02-07-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By KPREN

Hah, feel is entirely subjective and personal....

Hah, feel is entirely subjective and personal. For some people, every little thing changes the feel. For others, they could ride over an ATV and barely notice.

In another thread, the OP stated...
02-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By KPREN

Not everyone is put together the same way. What a...

Not everyone is put together the same way. What a boring world it would be if they were. Feel is not the same as efficiency but may be perceived that way. The OP's question is very valid.

I am a...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,847
Posted By KPREN

I am currently planning two trips for this year. ...

I am currently planning two trips for this year. One trip is a credit card tour of the Erie Canal. I belong to a group of older riders. Average age is about 75, Most are already vaccinated. Our...
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