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08-08-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 63,890
Posted By 2old

Don't think I showed my 2000 Zaskar yet; it's in...

Don't think I showed my 2000 Zaskar yet; it's in the process of being refurbished (sorry if this is a rerun). I'll complete next week (hopefully) and re-show....
08-03-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,275
Posted By 2old

Twenty years of riding bliss with this GT Zaskar...

Twenty years of riding bliss with this GT Zaskar (clearly not very vintage and only reporting because it was the last year for GT bikes to be manufactured in Santa Ana - my current hometown - in the...
07-30-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,453
Posted By 2old

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a...

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a Dillinger 36V, 350w front hub system. The battery was toast after a year, but they replaced it. My daughter wanted an e-cruiser to tool around Las...
07-29-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By 2old

It had an old Rock Shox Judy with elastomers that...

It had an old Rock Shox Judy with elastomers that possibly can be repurposed into a pogo stick :), so I tried the Ritchey carbon since it was languishing. Those old bikes had pretty short fronts, and...
07-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By 2old

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07-25-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By 2old

Some Great Products for e-Bikes

Don't know whether anyone else has favorites, but this SKS water bottle cage mount has been on both my errand and off road e-bikes when the battery didn't permit a water bottle in the triangle. It...
07-25-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By 2old

Bad picture. Just de-motorized (mid-drive BBS02)...

Bad picture. Just de-motorized (mid-drive BBS02) 2000 Zaskar, then needed to have the bottom bracket chased....
07-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,453
Posted By 2old

DIY Systems

Several individuals have written about the excellent success they have had with their DIY kits. This is in contrast to the disingenuous...
07-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,275
Posted By 2old

One a day (for two days). Late 80's (?)...

One a day (for two days). Late 80's (?) Diamondback Axis, also with the acid dip, powdercoat regimen. "Adorned" with a 6 year old 1000w motor and 52V battery (so more like 1500w) for a 33-35 mph...
07-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,275
Posted By 2old

Late 80's (?) Schwinn High Sierra. Frame made in...

Late 80's (?) Schwinn High Sierra. Frame made in Japan. Was worse than a barn find because it had been left to the elements for years by the original owner. Salvaged the frame which was acid dipped...
07-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 903,039
Posted By 2old

Errand bike. Late 80's Diamondback Axis with...

Errand bike. Late 80's Diamondback Axis with five+ year old 1000w direct drive motor and Luna 52V, 14 ah battery. Bad photo, but for those who complain that DIY bikes have "cables galore", count 'em....
07-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By 2old

I talked to the technical individuals for...

I talked to the technical individuals for Kryptonite and at least one other lock company at Sea Otter a couple of years ago, and their systems are good, but no match for a circular grinder. If you...
07-09-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By 2old

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY...

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY ebikes I've assembled.
07-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By 2old

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike...

Not to argue the merits or lack of for this bike because I have never seen nor ridden one, but IMO every OEM bicycle dealer/employee who has commented on DIY or "not in the fraternity" bikes has...
07-05-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By 2old

Great to hear a success story.

Great to hear a success story.
06-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By 2old

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual...

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual trails. Quick hour or so jaunt with maybe 600' of ascent (but a guess). Used 2.2 wh, so again about 10 wh per mile. Trying a 15 mile loop tomorrow and if...
06-21-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By 2old

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be...

I would think most MTB-style e-bikes would be adequate. 260 isn't that big. My Haibike, a Yahama-powered hardtail, seems like it would accommodate you easily.
06-15-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,021
Posted By 2old

A friend rides off road with an individual who...

A friend rides off road with an individual who can barely walk because he injured his spine severely in a surfing accident, but can ride a bike with e-assist (not a throttle). This has improved his...
06-11-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,979
Posted By 2old

Far as I know, it's illegal in socal, but I'd...

Far as I know, it's illegal in socal, but I'd rather receive a ticket than be a hood ornament and do it all the time. The only problem is the very rare instance where it's impossible to not be in the...
06-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By 2old

Looked like a great deal for the price. I met the...

Looked like a great deal for the price. I met the owner at Interbike a few years ago. Really bright, interesting guy who graduated from Princeton,was an Olympian and even toured Europe as a...
06-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By 2old

Of course you can. My statement was about...

Of course you can. My statement was about physically challenged individuals having two dedicated systems. There are times when I ride my e-bikes without power for "fun".
06-01-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,633
Posted By 2old

Great example of one important value of e-bikes....

Great example of one important value of e-bikes. My friend rides MTB with a guy who had a surfing accident and was a quadriplegic for awhile, but slowly regained some movement and, although he can...
05-31-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15,843
Views: 1,634,153
Posted By 2old

Chino Hills State Park, CA. ...

Chino Hills State Park, CA.
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05-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By 2old

Many individuals feel like there's a big...

Many individuals feel like there's a big difference in torque vs rpm assist, so maybe I'm insensitive. My battery is capable (at five years old) of powering the rides which don't exceed about 15...
05-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By 2old

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son...

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son lives in a planned community where you can ride a golf cart from your house to the course on a bike path.
05-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By 2old

C58 is an expert (look for his builds). I've had...

C58 is an expert (look for his builds). I've had extremely good luck (five years of off road use) with a BBS02 and 52V 10 ah Luna battery. Unlike many, the RPM-based assist works as well for me as...
05-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By 2old

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think)...

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think) 700X47 ebike tire with puncture protection $29 ---- Amazon
05-25-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By 2old

Just purchased two Uno stems, one for my bike and...

Just purchased two Uno stems, one for my bike and one for my wife's. IMO, you don't get what you pay for with Kalloy, you receive a lot more.
05-25-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By 2old

Not unexpectedly, the owners of retail shops (all...

Not unexpectedly, the owners of retail shops (all very nice guys, by the way) tend to suggest OEM. I've been doing this for five years with DIY (and one OEM, a Haibike) and no headaches. For me,...
05-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By 2old

In my LBS, Tustin CA, most definitely.

In my LBS, Tustin CA, most definitely.
05-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,180
Posted By 2old

TDS has a valid point. AFAIK, 27.5 wheels are...

TDS has a valid point. AFAIK, 27.5 wheels are only 1" larger than 26" wheels. Just use a 26" rear and you'll lower the back of the bike 1/2", probably no big deal. You could make it up with a little...
05-16-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
Posted By 2old

Rad started as a crowdfund AIR, and must be doing...

Rad started as a crowdfund AIR, and must be doing something right considering how they've grown. Also, I've read many reports from individuals about their products and very few were negative.
05-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By 2old

Looks like this bike could be a game changer (to...

Looks like this bike could be a game changer (to me) with the price/performance/weight. Finally getting close to where I'll purchase an OEM again.
05-14-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By 2old

I'm in socal; usually we look forward to any wind...

I'm in socal; usually we look forward to any wind (usually minimal) since it provides a cooler environment for activities.
05-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By 2old

IMO, individuals try to make ebikes a lot more...

IMO, individuals try to make ebikes a lot more esoteric than necessary. Just do your homework, find a good vendor and proceed. Look at the ratings on Amazon; some inexpensive bikes with verified...
05-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By 2old

My LBS had a tool for that years ago and haven't...

My LBS had a tool for that years ago and haven't needed it done recently, but you could check around; also should be an easy job for a machine shop (if they're open in your area now). Some businesses...
05-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By 2old

The first generation could be modified by moving...

The first generation could be modified by moving the sensor and magnet, but since then the only way to change performance AFAIK are with "dongles" sold by some companies (the one I know of - for...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By 2old

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90...

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90 just looking at that bike.
04-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By 2old

I'm 6'1" with pretty long legs (34" inseam for...

I'm 6'1" with pretty long legs (34" inseam for Levis) and this fits fine. Bikes Direct Snakeeyes....
04-25-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By 2old

As long as your chain is long enough for the new...

As long as your chain is long enough for the new number of teeth, no problem. However if you're procuring a new crank, you should consider a new chain and cassette unless your chain still has "life"...
04-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By 2old

I always ordered the same size BB, ISIS to...

I always ordered the same size BB, ISIS to square, but the 2 mm per side wouldn't have been an issue (to me) if it's a consideration. 68 X 113 is a size that I use frequently. Also, always had good...
04-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,781
Posted By 2old

Agree Bonzo, and the fact the dropouts weren't...

Agree Bonzo, and the fact the dropouts weren't "magnetic" confirms they weren't steel, so to date, I've never seen a steel fork fail. I've used up to 1500w (30 amp controller, 52V) with a steel front...
04-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By 2old

Don't know where you're located, but in the local...

Don't know where you're located, but in the local Craigslist there are a number of used cruisers (some appear very unused). Might be an option. I have a BD, and it functions well, but the Electra is...
04-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,482
Posted By 2old

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products....

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products. They get heavier as the price diminishes, but the performance (for me) doesn't deteriorate much. I've had XTR which was great, but the Altus on my...
03-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,570
Posted By 2old

Nice job; you became an ebike expert in one...

Nice job; you became an ebike expert in one swoop. You should be able to hide the rat's nest in some kind of bag/box maybe attached to the rack, but leave the controller exposed to air to keep it...
03-20-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By 2old

Thanks again; I'm a weight weenie, but not at all...

Thanks again; I'm a weight weenie, but not at all costs or expending lots of money, and reside in a congested part of CA where riding on the street is too dangerous IMO, so ride almost exclusively...
03-19-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,370
Posted By 2old

Good bit more distance than the lines around...

Good bit more distance than the lines around COSTCO where the separation seems to be about 6".
03-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By 2old

Light 3-Speed

I've been riding my 3-speed IGH cruiser lately and enjoying it immensely as well as deriving (for me,IMO) a better workout than with an e-bike or MTB. This bike is about 27 pounds with some recent...
03-19-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By 2old

It helps to know whether your commute is hilly &...

It helps to know whether your commute is hilly & windy or flat and calm, as well as whether the roads are well maintained etc. As noted in other posts, look at Radpower for a mid-range quality bike...
03-18-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,130
Posted By 2old

Roller chain best. Biopace chainrings worst.

Roller chain best.
Biopace chainrings worst.
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