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05-05-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By jplee3

I see... I was curious about this -how do you...

I see... I was curious about this -how do you limit the speed on the ebike? Is there a switch or toggle on the motor to set a lower wattage ceiling or something? I thought I saw that some of the...
05-04-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Ahh ok. I was trying to find the "Rice" brand -...

Ahh ok. I was trying to find the "Rice" brand - "Ricetoo" is what I came across. The price range is roughly the same as ebikeling so not sure if I'd be saving a ton. They also seem more limited in...
05-04-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

If the legal limit is 750w, how do you get away...

If the legal limit is 750w, how do you get away with any of those kits that are bigger (e.g. 1000w, 1200w or 1500w)?
05-04-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

I see. What other kits are there that you'd...

I see. What other kits are there that you'd recommend besides ebikeling btw? And what size battery would you suggest as well? Seems like for the motor 500w is probably the way to go in our case.
05-04-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

I did see the Lectric bikes which also are...

I did see the Lectric bikes which also are enticing. The mental roadblock is having more than one bike each for myself and my wife hahaha. I don't really want to deal with reselling (if I don't have...
05-03-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Thanks for the feedback! Were you using pedal...

Thanks for the feedback! Were you using pedal assist in this case(and with that, are there different modes of power with pedal assist? If so, which mode were you on?)?
05-02-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Good to know - I'll keep it in mind. That Gotrax...

Good to know - I'll keep it in mind. That Gotrax Traveler bike is awfully tempting at $630~ (shipped and after tax) currently. It would end up costing less than a full-on conversion...
05-01-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

What battery(ies) do you suggest and also sizes...

What battery(ies) do you suggest and also sizes btw? And what's the deal with the torque arms? Sloppy was saying earlier that it is a concern.

Looks like ebikeling has bundles and the 500w w/ a...
05-01-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Jusf stumbled across this and its tempting: ...

Jusf stumbled across this and its tempting:
https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/716461


Btw why wouldnt i be able to convert to disc brakes on either bike?
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05-01-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By jplee3

Kids Huffy bike fork issue

Hey all
just got our daughter a 16" huffy bike and am trying to get the front wheel into the fork. Problem is that the fork is compressed so theres no way its just going to drop onto the wheel...
04-29-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

It's hilly in the area we live so it probably...

It's hilly in the area we live so it probably would be beneficial having something that would be longer lasting. At the same time, I'm not sure if there's a typical 'shelf life' on a given bike...
04-29-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

The other consideration I haven't thought through...

The other consideration I haven't thought through much is the learning curve with riding these converted bikes coming from a place where I've never been on an ebike. I just saw a couple Youtube vids...
04-29-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

What are some good and low cost mid drive kits...

What are some good and low cost mid drive kits btw? BBS02?
04-29-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Ah ok. Yea, I was looking at those initially...

Ah ok. Yea, I was looking at those initially based on the recommendation of them being lower cost. I'll probably take a look at mid drives. I hear mids are a more involved and complex install though,...
04-29-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

What about sloppy's suggestion on avoid front...

What about sloppy's suggestion on avoid front drive motors with aluminum forks (well, at least on the Trek)? Would the Swytch/front wheel drive be OK and better on the Schwinn then?
04-29-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

What is the commonly used frame for ebikes...

What is the commonly used frame for ebikes anyway? I just looked at a Rad Bike and it says 6061 aluminum. Or is it the type of motor that matters in terms of safety when it comes to these frames?...
04-28-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

Thanks guys. So something like these on the bikes...

Thanks guys. So something like these on the bikes (both are aluminum frames I believe):
https://www.amazon.com/ebikeling-Waterproof-Electric-Bicycle-Conversion/dp/B07MY88HLV/...
04-28-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By jplee3

ebike conversion kits for Trek and Schwinn

Hey all,

Total newb when it comes to anything ebike related but interested in exploring a bit more. We have a couple older bikes - mine is a Trek 7700FX and my wife has a Schwinn Sierra 7. Is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

These days I can usually stay within the 4-5...

These days I can usually stay within the 4-5 lowest gears pretty comfortably. And especially when riding home after work, it feels great pumping on the pedals and breathing. I find that once I get...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

Fortunately, about half of the commute is on a...

Fortunately, about half of the commute is on a pretty straight and pretty empty MUP. Where it gets a little sketchier is once the MUP ends and gets into the commercial/business park area - riding the...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

Yeah, looking back at the question, I see that it...

Yeah, looking back at the question, I see that it was pretty silly to ask. But was just more curious than anything if there are ways to pick up more speed. I do work up a sweat when I get in and come...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

No, 25mph is the *high point* that I've hit...

No, 25mph is the *high point* that I've hit riding a flat with a slight descent on an MUP... and that was for a few seconds at most probably. Sorry - that was confusing cause the blurb about the guy...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

This is what I try to do, at least on the ride...

This is what I try to do, at least on the ride home. It's so hard to push it when I leave in the morning...prob cause I'm still half asleep!!! There are a couple of overpasses that really slow me...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

Yea... I guess I need to get into Saturday rides....

Yea... I guess I need to get into Saturday rides. Maybe group rides with the local club. And the shorts I wear are hiking shorts that are kind of baggy. I have padded shorts under but I feel like I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

I see... it usually takes about 22-23mins on...

I see... it usually takes about 22-23mins on average. There's a very slight elevation gain going to work so coming back home is usually faster by a minute or two.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,901
Posted By jplee3

Increasing speed/shortening commute time?

Hey all,

Lately I've seen more road bike commuters out on the trail and they tend to just zip right by me. Obviously, their bikes are going to be much faster and with thinner profile tires and...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By jplee3

Thanks! From the pics it doesn't seem like it...

Thanks! From the pics it doesn't seem like it would be able to fit a larger laptop (15" or more at least). And the foldout panniers don't seem to be too well-padded either. I read similarly about the...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By jplee3

Thanks! Can the Axiom pannier fit a laptop in it?

Thanks! Can the Axiom pannier fit a laptop in it?
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By jplee3

Thanks guys! I've heard great things about the...

Thanks guys! I've heard great things about the Topeak bags *except* for the weak zippers - several people have reported broken zippers, etc. That's kind of a concern... as far as lights go, aren't...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By jplee3

Bike Pannier/Trunk Bag combo? Topeak? Other brands?

Hey guys,

I was looking for a modular trunk and pannier bag combo system and it looks like the Topeak MTX Expandable collection might work out (DXP and EXP...not sure the differences). They are a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By jplee3

I've noticed that many of the Schwalbes,...

I've noticed that many of the Schwalbes, especially the plus, seem to weigh significantly more than other tires. Compared to my current ones they probably weigh 600-800g more per tire. With that...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By jplee3

Thanks. Did they cost around $45? Or around $30?...

Thanks. Did they cost around $45? Or around $30? The lites are cheaper... not sure what the main differences are between the two.

NM: it looks like the lites do not have the puncture resistant...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By jplee3

Whats the diff between the regular HC and "lite"...

Whats the diff between the regular HC and "lite" HC?
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By jplee3

I'm not sure... I don't know what the...

I'm not sure... I don't know what the advantages/disadvantages are. I've seen them for $70-80 for a pair at the lowest... is that too much?
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By jplee3

Recommendations for new tires? Trek 7700fx (2003)

Hey guys,

I have an older Trek 7700fx (2003 I think) with the original Bontrager Select K (700x35c) still on it. It looks like a thorn got into the back tire the other day, after just having...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By jplee3

Thanks. What route do you take on the way back...

Thanks. What route do you take on the way back home? I see what you mean about off-trail bike path leading to Sand Cyn. That could really be dangerous. It would be nice if they put mirrors up or...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By jplee3

Thanks! How do you cross under the 5? Do you stay...

Thanks! How do you cross under the 5? Do you stay in the car lanes when you go through? Well, at least after where the underpass for the tracks are it doesn't seem too defined and so I would get onto...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By jplee3

Thanks! RE: the left turn and first left turn...

Thanks! RE: the left turn and first left turn from Barranca-Technology-into Business park - am I supposed to stay to the right of the cars or to the left of them? And if it's a two-lane left-turn...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By jplee3

Thanks all for the tips! Regarding the Sand...

Thanks all for the tips! Regarding the Sand Canyon/5 area, it actually doesn't seem all that bad to me for the handful of times I've ridden through it. You do have to watch out for the cars entering...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By jplee3

Safety along my commute (Irvine, CA)?

Hey guys,

For those of you who commute or ride through Irvine often, can you give some feedback on my current commute route? I just created one via Gmaps Pedometer:

milermeter.com...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,555
Posted By jplee3

all you need is a little bell, streamers, and...

all you need is a little bell, streamers, and spoke beads. *rrrrrrrrrrrrring rrrrrrrrrrrrrrring*
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,813
Posted By jplee3

i get passed all the time. i live in irvine, ca...

i get passed all the time. i live in irvine, ca and just started commuting about 3 weeks ago (mondays-thursdays). i never knew there were so many stinkin cyclists out here. pretty much all the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By jplee3

curious: in what states is it legal to ride a...

curious: in what states is it legal to ride a bicycle on the highway? it's definitely illegal in california (well, at least southern cal!). uh, and i dunno if i'd want to ride my bike on a socal...
09-08-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By jplee3

:( ---- thanks for the info. so is there a...

:( ---- thanks for the info. so is there a particular fork out that that will work with the 7700fx?
09-08-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By jplee3

replace front fork on trek 7700fx

hi all,
i'm looking for any advice you can give regarding fork installation (i'm a noob to bike maintenance and upgrading).
so i just got a new profile design ac carbon fork (700c) and wanted...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By jplee3

well... i ended up just getting the metro. i read...

well... i ended up just getting the metro. i read that you can always upgrade to make it 'rechargeable' later on. in either case, i think it'll be a fine solution for me. i'm not specifically...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By jplee3

cygolite metro vs night-rover

question for those of you who have experience with cygolites (specifically metro or night-rover but pref. both):

for those who have tried & tested out both the metro and night-rover, which one do...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,329
Posted By jplee3

regarding how my commute is, it's pretty much...

regarding how my commute is, it's pretty much flat and is via a bikepath most of the way. it passes by the water-duct, so there are times that it dips. towards the end (when i get closer to work)...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,329
Posted By jplee3

i wasn't planning on going all out and getting a...

i wasn't planning on going all out and getting a racing uniform... haha. at the least i was looking into getting a decent pair of biking shorts (if i can find them for pretty cheap as you said) and...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,329
Posted By jplee3

bike clothing? what do you wear?

hey folks,
just wondering what you guys usually wear when commuting by bike --- should i at least get a pair of bike shorts? i come into work pretty casually (polo shirt and pants [cords, jeans,...
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