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10-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,061
Posted By KPREN

If you are talking salted roads and slush, then...

If you are talking salted roads and slush, then electric is not better. If you are talking fat bike studded tires off road, then hell yes electric is better.
10-29-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,061
Posted By KPREN

Studded fat tires, Alpine skis and a boat on the...

Studded fat tires, Alpine skis and a boat on the Gulf of Mexico.
10-26-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,884
Posted By KPREN

Was all set to increase my biking miles after...

Was all set to increase my biking miles after sorting out all the issues with my bike. I love my bike. I just screwed myself for the increases in riding and will even decrease my riding for a while....
10-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,136
Posted By KPREN

My attitude has changed from "Bicycles are for...

My attitude has changed from "Bicycles are for people who lost their license for DUI" to touring and riding for relaxation, recreation and exercise.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,639
Posted By KPREN

I would disagree with this based on design of e...

I would disagree with this based on design of e bikes. Most fat tire e bikes are cheap. The fat tires are a consequence of making a cheap e bike. It's much cheaper to make a fat hub motor than a...
10-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,406
Posted By KPREN

The steepest I have climbed is sand dunes at...

The steepest I have climbed is sand dunes at maximum stacking angle on my electric fat bike. They are not super high but if you are not going to make it due to looping out, you push hard to get rid...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By KPREN

You can get fat bike tires all the way from super...

You can get fat bike tires all the way from super low rolling resistance to that of a bulldozer. This bike is enormous with tires over 30" tall. With the trailer the rig is almost 12' long and weighs...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By KPREN

I built a fat bike for this purpose. I started...

I built a fat bike for this purpose. I started with a titanium frame and built up from there. I has a BBSHD drive with 11 speed 11X46 tooth gearing. The battery system consists of four batteries...
09-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

This whole thread actually belongs in the new...

This whole thread actually belongs in the new Trolling forum because that is exactly what it is.
09-29-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

Do you hit them when you encounter the hard of...

Do you hit them when you encounter the hard of hearing or do you take the grass?
09-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 869
Posted By KPREN

Your answer here is only adding to my willingness...

Your answer here is only adding to my willingness to oppose your ideas. You are playing a bit too close to the rules set forth by Sol Alinsky
09-28-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By KPREN

Typical West Appalachian plateau, no shoulder and...

Typical West Appalachian plateau, no shoulder and death on both sides if you hit it fast. For that I prefer my 30" tall 4.8" wide tires and off-road geometry if I have to hit the ditch. Many roads...
09-28-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By KPREN

Okay, I watched the full video. I believe that...

Okay, I watched the full video. I believe that the bike probably is a 750-watt nominal motor, but the battery technology will not support the 750 watts. Probably only 500-600 watts max. A higher...
09-27-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 869
Posted By KPREN

Smile Would you prefer acoustic bike over Analog bike...

Would you prefer acoustic bike over Analog bike or Dinosaur bike?
09-27-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 869
Posted By KPREN

I see you as a huge threat and a threat to your...

I see you as a huge threat and a threat to your own possible future. Be careful what you want to overregulate.
I am part of a bicycle group that rides three days a week on MUP. There are currently...
09-27-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By KPREN

There are E bicycles out there that are meant to...

There are E bicycles out there that are meant to be pedaled without power or low power and E bicycles that are meant for mostly throttling. If a bicycle has large diameter tires, a modest battery and...
09-26-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 869
Posted By KPREN

I take it you are not in the USA where bikes can...

I take it you are not in the USA where bikes can have throttles and still be classified as a bicycle.
09-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

Just catching up after being gone a week riding...

Just catching up after being gone a week riding my E bicycle along the Erie Canal.
I do not see this as a straw man argument at all. The message in this thread is clear. There are a bunch of...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-25-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 64,971
Posted By KPREN

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09-16-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By KPREN

I justify my E bike 100% on the fun factor alone....

I justify my E bike 100% on the fun factor alone. Everything else is just gravy.
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By KPREN

I would not have done this conversion. The most...

I would not have done this conversion. The most power you want on a fork like that is 250 watts with no throttle. The torque is likely to break the fork.
09-16-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,074
Posted By KPREN

I know that this saddle is way above your budget...

I know that this saddle is way above your budget but is worth mentioning because your bike is basically junk if you can't ride it very far. Until I got this saddle, the furthest I could ride was...
09-13-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By KPREN

Spontaneous lithium-ion battery fires are rare...

Spontaneous lithium-ion battery fires are rare enough that nearly every one of them is published. Fires involving accidents, including all types of batteries are much more common. Lack of common...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,585
Posted By KPREN

Many people get a real kick out of the total...

Many people get a real kick out of the total contrast between my riding companion and my touring bike. My riding companion is a sleek tall dainty 4 lb Phantom colored poodle that is cheerful,...
09-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

Not hard to understand at all. 99% of the world's...

Not hard to understand at all. 99% of the world's population would understand that an E bicycle is for getting from point A to point B without heavy exertion or exercise getting in the way.
I...
09-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

Well, let me qualify it for you then. The regs...

Well, let me qualify it for you then. The regs were written with what I said in mind and the e bike manufacturers generally go by those numbers. Are there exceptions? of course there are, and an...
09-11-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

So you can spot an E road bike that will only put...

So you can spot an E road bike that will only put out 445 watts at 28 mph?
09-11-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

I have two sets of wheels and tires. The...

I have two sets of wheels and tires. The difference between the two of them at 15mph is 120 watts. You are trying to compare a pro road bike to an e bike and there may more than double the watts at...
09-11-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

Never seen a pro on a heavy upright e bike. If...

Never seen a pro on a heavy upright e bike. If you can identify the bike, as an e bike when it goes by, you are not looking at a 400-watt 28mph bike. An e bike doing 28mph looks very fast to an...
09-11-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By KPREN

Studded tires is the only way to go in winter....

Studded tires is the only way to go in winter. Everything else will put you on the ground sooner or later ...
09-11-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

I live on the edge of the largest Amish...

I live on the edge of the largest Amish communities in the USA. The Amish are now about 50% E bikes and it shows in their prosperity. The number of illegal bikes for the Amish is the highest I have...
09-10-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By KPREN

Oh you mean like this picture charging at a park...

Oh you mean like this picture charging at a park pavilion. Here I am rolling 29" Schwalbe G-One Al-Round 2.35" For GDMBR I am leaning towards Schwalbe Johnny Watt 29" X 2.6" on 42mm rims...
09-10-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By KPREN

If you have a large enough battery, charging fast...

If you have a large enough battery, charging fast enough can put enough power into the battery in an hour to make a big difference. My most usage for a single day was 4080 watt hours for 144 miles....
09-06-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By KPREN

Grin Technologies also makes modular batteries...

Grin Technologies also makes modular batteries that can be taken on a plane.
09-06-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By KPREN

I take it that you have not toured with an e bike.

I take it that you have not toured with an e bike.
09-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By KPREN

I tour with an E bike. What I have found is that...

I tour with an E bike. What I have found is that power is more common than food and water nearly everywhere. It does not take long touring before you become adept at sensing where they are likely to...
09-06-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,607
Posted By KPREN

prj71 I am calling your bluff. Too many of your...

prj71 I am calling your bluff. Too many of your posts are just like the first post. Something about e bikes that you have never seen before. I don't believe is happened. I think you came up with...
09-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By KPREN

I am a metallurgist and ride titanium. This head...

I am a metallurgist and ride titanium. This head tube has already failed. It's not maybe going to fail, it has. Titanium is a tough material, so you have to ask yourself why? I don't see any blunt...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-04-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By KPREN

Don, to my knowledge there isn't a guard to fit...

Don, to my knowledge there isn't a guard to fit as there are too many variables on a bicycle. If it were a motorcycle, you could probably find one but sorry it's just a flimsy bicycle. Because it's ...
09-01-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By KPREN

It's normal for a charger to get quite warm to...

It's normal for a charger to get quite warm to the touch. Is the battery getting a full charge?
You say automatic shifter. Does she actually shift, or does she think the bike has an automatic...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By KPREN

Ahhh, Pittsburg. USA Appalachia is one of those...

Ahhh, Pittsburg. USA Appalachia is one of those areas where it seems like a total crap shoot every time. The locals will always give you directions by starting with "Well you can't get there from...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-30-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By KPREN

If you like it, cheap is fine.

If you like it, cheap is fine.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-30-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By KPREN

Maybe that is why I like my fat bike so much. My...

Maybe that is why I like my fat bike so much. My doctor daughter accuses me of being a 67 year old juvenile delinquent for riding the fat bike. A badge of honor.
Chris, that is a simple,...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-30-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By KPREN

Which bike is better is strongly dependent on...

Which bike is better is strongly dependent on what you want to climb and what tire pressures you are running. Bike 2 is better for climbing sand, snow or mushy terrain. Tire pressures make a big...
08-30-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By KPREN

My apologies, I know that I typed a response to...

My apologies, I know that I typed a response to this post, but I don't see it here so I will type one again.
With just the motor and batteries the bike weighs 75 lbs
The 49 amp hour battery is...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By KPREN

This tread brings back the memories from years...

This tread brings back the memories from years gone by. There is something very serine about winter camping. Snow dampens sound and its very quiet.
A few things I learned. Wool is your friend,...
08-29-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,630
Posted By KPREN

My goal is to ride off road dirt...

My goal is to ride off road dirt touring/bikepacking while keeping the exercise to a reasonable level.
08-18-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,481
Posted By KPREN

I have not run over a squirrel yet. I know how to...

I have not run over a squirrel yet. I know how to make the danger chirp of a squirrel and they take flight quick. I did run over a big raccoon on my fat bike with about 8 psi pressure in the tires....
08-18-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,865
Posted By KPREN

Where I live the only thing relatively flat is...

Where I live the only thing relatively flat is tow paths and rail trails. It's both glaciated and unglaciated Appalachian Plateau. I live on top of a ridge that is 1,250 ft. Less than a mile away...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-15-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 64,971
Posted By KPREN

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