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03-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,991
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...
01-31-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By MNebiker

In the winter I put the bike on a trainer stand...

In the winter I put the bike on a trainer stand to get some exercise, but it sits on thick carpet. I made a similar unit to stabilize the front wheel on the carpet, and It also raises the front wheel...
12-28-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By MNebiker

A couple of ideas: What is the battery state...

A couple of ideas:

What is the battery state of charge? Can you monitor the battery voltage when the failure occurs? This could be just a battery issue.

Most battery maintenance systems have a...
12-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By MNebiker

Rather than making big changes initially, I would...

Rather than making big changes initially, I would suggest that you retain the triple, and ride it for a while. It will give you a chance to actually "feel out" how the conversion works for you and...
12-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,178
Posted By MNebiker

I'm in Minnesota - it gets cold up here! My...

I'm in Minnesota - it gets cold up here! My cutoff is somewhere between 40 or 45 degrees, depending on the wind. Helmet liner, thermal underwear, full finger gloves make it workable. I have seen...
12-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By MNebiker

This is a society with a victim mentality and a...

This is a society with a victim mentality and a love for law suits. As I result, I have carried a similar umbrella policy for years.

On our local trails the posted rules state that cyclists are...
12-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
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: 1,032
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...
11-30-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,142
Posted By MNebiker

Where I live it is uphill to home from any...

Where I live it is uphill to home from any direction. Maybe walk a block, but that's it. The reason I carry a tube, patch kit, and pump is so i don't have to walk.
11-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By MNebiker

My rule of thumb was to use no more than 75% of...

My rule of thumb was to use no more than 75% of max as an initial pressure, then refine it from there.
I have 700-35 on 622x19 rims. Tire shows min 50 psi, max 85. I run 60. Seems to work well...
11-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,598
Posted By MNebiker

Each spring we were usually flooded with bikes...

Each spring we were usually flooded with bikes brought in for an annual "tune-up/check-out" before the season began. We urged customers to try to bring them in while there was still some snow left...
11-09-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
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...
11-09-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,009
Posted By MNebiker

You need to note the location of the OP.

You need to note the location of the OP.
10-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,264
Posted By MNebiker

Masks

Masks
10-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
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: 2,770
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...
10-05-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By MNebiker

Since you have PAS, set it on the lowest setting....

Since you have PAS, set it on the lowest setting. Then from a stop begin to move the bike forward by pedaling, not by the throttle. Within a couple turns of the crank the motor will kick in but...
10-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By MNebiker

I am always amazed at the "Is it safe?" posts. ...

I am always amazed at the "Is it safe?" posts.

Change it.

No matter the brand, any tire is cheaper than sutures, casts, slings, crutches, and ER charges. Even a simple fall with no serious...
09-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By MNebiker

Check out the Grin Technologies web site: ...

Check out the Grin Technologies web site: ebikes.ca

They have some good troubleshooting info in their "Learn" section that may help you determine which unit is causing your problem.
09-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,528
Posted By MNebiker

Working on system to heat cup on the go using...

Working on system to heat cup on the go using power from ebike battery. Will post plans and specs ASAP.
09-07-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By MNebiker

Must have been a really bad day on the trail . . . .

https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/cyclist-accused-of-assaulting-mooning-multiple-hikers-in-virginia-has-been-arrested/
09-04-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By MNebiker

Thumbs up I also tend to think this is a battery issue. A...

I also tend to think this is a battery issue. A typical 36v battery uses a 42v charger and should read 41-42v at full charge. Low voltage cutoff varies, but usually in the 28 - 30v range. I would...
09-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By MNebiker

They are doing this for the Nishiki Colorado...

They are doing this for the Nishiki Colorado series, but the bikes are shipped to Dick's distribution centers knocked down and boxed. The local store still needs to do the final assembly and setup.
08-31-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
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: 963
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...
08-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,908
Posted By MNebiker

The bike I wanted to convert to an ebike had a...

The bike I wanted to convert to an ebike had a good quality 24spd freehub drive train that shifted super smooth. But all the rear wheel kits at the time were set up to use a 7spd freewheel. I...
08-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,723
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: 48
Views: 2,219
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...
06-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,399
Posted By MNebiker

He who dies with the most tools in his kit wins ....

He who dies with the most tools in his kit wins . . . . .
06-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,966
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...
06-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By MNebiker

2013 Chevy Volt - purchased 3 years ago. ...

2013 Chevy Volt - purchased 3 years ago. Electric range about 34 miles in winter, 42 - 46 in summer, best range was 49.8. This range meets most of my driving needs, but it gets about 39-40 mpg when...
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By MNebiker

We have an extensive local train network that I...

We have an extensive local train network that I ride as often as I can, but since I'm retired I ride during the week and avoid weekends or holidays to avoid as much of the crowd as possible. But...
05-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
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: 308
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: 1,178
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...
05-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,235
Posted By MNebiker

Over the weekend the local trails had more bikes...

Over the weekend the local trails had more bikes on them than they did in the middle of last summer. It felt like the 4th of July out there. Family groups - dad pulling a buggy, mom, strings of...
05-03-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
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: 878
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.
05-01-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,878
Posted By MNebiker

Old knees made riding more than 4 or 5 miles no...

Old knees made riding more than 4 or 5 miles no fun, and the hilly terrain around here didn't help any. I wanted to see if an electric bike would help, so I put a conversion kit on my hybrid bike as...
05-01-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,229
Posted By MNebiker

Wow - this thread about drum brakes takes me back...

Wow - this thread about drum brakes takes me back 60 years to my first bike, a JC Higgins with a drum coaster brake. I got the bike when I was 9, beat it like a kid would until I got my driver's...
04-16-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By MNebiker

Typical v-brake hardware has two sets of cone/cup...

Typical v-brake hardware has two sets of cone/cup washers on the pad mounting bolt. One set is usually thicker than the other, and often the thinner set is on the inner (tire) side of the brake arm....
04-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,863
Posted By MNebiker

Walking and pushing a bike up hills with a flat...

Walking and pushing a bike up hills with a flat tire may be exercise but it is no fun. And I hate walking.

My bag includes: Mulit-tool, tire levers, patch kit, spare tube, small chain tool, spoke...
04-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,416
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...
04-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By MNebiker

Just a suggestion: Open the battery case...

Just a suggestion:

Open the battery case (preferably by someone with some electronics knowledge and with CAUTION) to see if it is possible to add an external momentary contact switch in parallel...
04-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By MNebiker

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit....

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit. Private labeled with their logo, don't know actual manufacturer, obviously some China product. I did contact them about obtaining a set of gears for...
04-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,511
Posted By MNebiker

I had a customer whose son was entering college,...

I had a customer whose son was entering college, and he wanted to buy him an expensive nice new shiny bike to ride around the campus. I told him I would be delighted to sell him the bike because in...
04-03-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By MNebiker

Cured a noisy hub motor

My 500W geared hub motor has close to 4000 miles on it, and last fall it had been getting louder and louder. Even at a steady 15mph on the level you could hear a whine, and under load on a steep...
03-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,614
Posted By MNebiker

Good list! My only suggestion would be to move...

Good list! My only suggestion would be to move indexed shifting up into the top group.

Back in the day we had a pair of 80s Schwinns with the FFS system. I thought it was a pretty slick system...
03-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,928
Posted By MNebiker

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real...

Another standard anti e-bike rant by a "real biker."

I am 81 years old, have ridden bikes all my life. I even worked as a bike tech for seven years after I "retired" from my regular occupation. A...
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