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01-17-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By merckx_rider

JonathanGennick...

JonathanGennick (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/jonathangennick-84924.html) -
Thanks for the info about the fork - I really thought they'd fold but understand the unpleasant characteristics of...
01-16-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By merckx_rider

Fuse??? Where did you find this fuse? Is it in...

Fuse???
Where did you find this fuse? Is it in the battery compartment? Did you disassemble your battery pack?

Depending on the fuse type they are visual indicators if it is burnt out or not. Is...
01-16-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,450
Posted By merckx_rider

OP: with the specs on the bike that you posted...

OP:
with the specs on the bike that you posted it will probably suit your needs.

30K is under 20 miles, if you pedal you should easily make a 20 mile ride in 90 minutes or less. I believe that...
01-16-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,849
Posted By merckx_rider

Electric Mountain Bikes - Are they an option

Electric Mountain Bikes - Are they an option that mountain riders actually consider?

I was on the mountain bike forum a while ago and a guy came on with an e-bike and he was treated like he had...
11-20-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By merckx_rider

ION Electric Fat Tire and Folding Bikes

ION Electric Fat Tire and Folding Bikes (https://ionelectricbicycles.com/)
(https://ionelectricbicycles.com/)
I saw these bikes over the summer and lost the link.
Electric bikes have come a...
10-08-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,426
Posted By merckx_rider

Latest update: FYI Just saw in the news about...

Latest update: FYI
Just saw in the news about hepatitis A outbreaks in homeless tent cities are spreading throughout the state's homeless encampments....
You have to ingest contaminated food to...
10-08-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,759
Posted By merckx_rider

Actually I just came across a company that makes...

Actually I just came across a company that makes a folding bike maybe low 30something pounds - not sure.

I"ll see if I can find the link - I looked just now but saved it someplace very safe. (if...
10-08-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By merckx_rider

I don't think the rim will fit that wide a tire -...

I don't think the rim will fit that wide a tire - it's more than an inch over.
I'm not sure - but - you never know until you try.
My best guess.
10-08-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By merckx_rider

I have a fat tire ebike - I love...

I have a fat tire ebike - I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think I'd ride anything else ever again...

Once you go FAT
You never go back..... :lol:

I also ride MC's the ebike is...
10-08-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By merckx_rider

Some very inventive people have done cool stuff...

Some very inventive people have done cool stuff on youtube. Just a suggestion to check there if you haven't yet.

If I may be so bold - what is your idea of a finished project going to be, do,...
10-08-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By merckx_rider

I found that "hot glue" can make things work...

I found that "hot glue" can make things work great.

That said...

option 1
cut the disc between the magnets and install - use "super glue" to seal back.
make cut clean so it can be used for...
10-08-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By merckx_rider

3 separate batteries are not as efficient as one...

3 separate batteries are not as efficient as one unit that has 36 v.
09-30-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By merckx_rider

I have a Fat Tire Electric bike - bought it...

I have a Fat Tire Electric bike - bought it spring 2015 - has over 4k miles on it. Love it!!
I still think it is one of the nicest FTB e bikes out there. I've taken it in the beach sand and it...
09-30-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,426
Posted By merckx_rider

I ride the SART in the evenings almost daily....

I ride the SART in the evenings almost daily. I've been riding that trail since 1987. In those years I've seen drastic changes. Only in the last few years has it gotten to this point.

There have...
12-06-15, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By merckx_rider

Batteries are good for up to 10 plus years if...

Batteries are good for up to 10 plus years if properly maintained. If it was let go and dead then it's dead.

A special charger is needed - usually it is a matched pair - battery & charger.

You...
11-13-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

badger1, You have NO RIGHT TO TELL ME WHERE...

badger1,

You have NO RIGHT TO TELL ME WHERE OR WHAT I CAN POST!! I am fully in my rights as a member of this forum to post a bicycle thread in the General Cycling Discussion.


The bold above...
11-13-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By merckx_rider

+1 on the bike theif I saw something very...

+1 on the bike theif

I saw something very similar on our local news and it was a thief's house.
11-13-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

Your signature pretty much sums it up for you. ...

Your signature pretty much sums it up for you.



Keep up the good work!!
11-13-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

Hey slick, most sail boats have motors. I...

Hey slick, most sail boats have motors.

I pedal this bike the same as you do yours. the motor is an 'assist' not the main power source. So whats up?
11-13-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

I see what the problem is. I live in Southern...

I see what the problem is. I live in Southern California, the birth place of some very cool stuff. People write songs about where I live. So, since this is the beginning of this trend I can see where...
11-12-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

I remember the first mountain bike I saw. Wasn't...

I remember the first mountain bike I saw. Wasn't long after I got one for myself. I see a lot of posts from people that have never even seen one of these bikes up close. All I'm doing is giving you...
11-12-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

Has anyone actually rode one of these Fat ebikes?

Has anyone actually rode one of these Fat ebikes?
11-12-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

+1 But that means any assisted bike... ...

+1

But that means any assisted bike...

Fat tires are something you have to experience to understand. I can take corners at top speed and feel totally confident of not falling. The traction and...
11-12-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

Don't hate / kill the messenger!! I'm on...

Don't hate / kill the messenger!!

I'm on record:
One year ago I was a NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One can't stop progress.....

The future is here NOW....

Fat tire electric bikes ARE going to...
11-11-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,854
Posted By merckx_rider

I lost my favorite bike to a broken frame... RIP...

I lost my favorite bike to a broken frame... RIP old friends!!
11-11-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,697
Posted By merckx_rider

The "Times" They Are A Changing

A year ago I would have thought I was crazy for what I'm about to say...

The standard pedal bicycle has seen it's day. Electric bicycles are going to take over. NOT just any electric bicycle but...
10-30-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By merckx_rider

Cool pic. I guess his e-bike might go a...

Cool pic.

I guess his e-bike might go a little higher than mine -:lol:

I rode the Harley LiveWire, first-ever electric motorcycle from Harley Davidson. What a thrill. Fast and fun - quiet, just...
10-30-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By merckx_rider

Not easy actually. I have fixed a flat on this...

Not easy actually. I have fixed a flat on this bike that way - but I did it in my workshop and hung the bike off the rafters to get the weight off the back tire. Also, I ride at night, finding a...
10-29-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By merckx_rider

Gettin' Air on my Equalizer Electric Fat Tire Bike

I'm having the time of my life on this bike of mine. Really enjoying every ride. Bike rides great, go no hands for miles - the balance is perfect. Jump curbs. Carve corners like nothing I've ever...
10-29-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By merckx_rider

Some very useful info, thanks everyone. The...

Some very useful info, thanks everyone.

The straight tube is a new one to me, I think used as one poster said, as an emergency replacement, probably the best.

My problem stems for a lack of...
10-13-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By merckx_rider

Flat Repair - How To Never Do It Again

Hi Everyone,
I wore out my back tire, I have a rear hub motor bike. Long story short, it was a pain in the a$$ to replace it. i started to realize that it would be the same procedure if I flatted on...
08-11-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

Wink Not many people have access to some one of that...

Not many people have access to some one of that caliber. Sounds like you are very lucky. I really envy you.

As for an upgrade, now that I've been riding fat tire bikes, I will never go back to...
08-06-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

As for your shop - I wish you well!! At this...

As for your shop - I wish you well!! At this point the majority of your customers don't even know electric bikes are at the level they are. I've been following them for years but most of my biking...
08-06-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

Yeah - you can do that... I've heard mixed tales...

Yeah - you can do that... I've heard mixed tales of that kind of work. First - new paint will be needed. Next -I'm not a metallurgist but I do know, heating metal changes it. If I remember correctly,...
07-29-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

I can't imagine why someone has so much hatred...

I can't imagine why someone has so much hatred for this company??????
Here's a pic off their site of my display.
It clearly shows the quality of their products.
I can attest that the picture is...
07-29-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

First, thank you for your input. My bike is...

First, thank you for your input. My bike is loaded with features that make it a wonderful and fun ebike.

I make no assumptions that others don't like their bikes. Just the opposite, I hope you do...
07-28-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

I must work for Eddy Merckx Too since I'm a...

I must work for Eddy Merckx Too since I'm a shill....
You proved your intelligence in your posts... all of them.
You and your kit bike Hahaha both a joke.

Seems the "costs too much" folks...
07-28-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

Thanks!! Speed limiter kicks in at 22.5 mph....

Thanks!!

Speed limiter kicks in at 22.5 mph. I cruise along easily at 20 mph in PAS 4 of 5. All or most of my local rides are in that speed and power, and I always get excellent range per charge. ...
07-28-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

Lightbulb I've seen cheaper bikes... I've now ridden with...

I've seen cheaper bikes... I've now ridden with cheaper bikes... I've saved the azzez of those with cheaper bikes...
I hope you that buy cheaper bikes, have someone like me around when your cheaper...
07-26-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

The other bikes: All bought, factory ebikes...

The other bikes:
All bought, factory ebikes with claims of 25 - 30 mile range. So a 20 mile day in the woods should have been a breeze.

one couple, man & wife rode folding ebikes, they had the...
07-26-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By merckx_rider

Costs Too Much?????

So far every time I've posted a thread about my ebike there is always a "doubting tomass" with "IT COSTS TOO MUCH!". EVERY TIME!!

This past vacation, real life experience taught me you truly get...
07-17-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By merckx_rider

Thanks for the explanation. You nailed it. I...

Thanks for the explanation. You nailed it.

I would go 16 mph in PAS 3 just moving the pedals enough to engage the peddle assist. By not moving the pedals the motor does not engage. I add the last...
07-16-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By merckx_rider

Thanks. It took some time to get the hang of it,...

Thanks. It took some time to get the hang of it, but well worth it.
I'd like to say one thing about the added weight of the ebike vs standard - the motor more than makes up for any weight penalty....
07-16-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By merckx_rider

30 miles a night

I've started my new fitness regime, 30 miles a night. I know, I know - I'm riding a motorized bike... I started to finally understand how to get a full workout with my bike and still enjoy the fact...
07-06-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By merckx_rider

Wink Typical Out and Back day trip

After a long weekend of vising family and BBQs I finally got a break to go for a ride.

I'm riding my Equalizer Electric Fat Tire Bike. 30 PSI tire inflation.

I've outfitted it with 2 water...
06-22-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By merckx_rider

My Equalizer Electric Fat Tire Bike - UPDATE

UPDATE - 2 MONTH / 1000 + MILE - UPDATE

It gets better the more I use it. I"m getter longer run times and father rides since it was brand new. The battery is amazing, the bike is awesome, the...
05-07-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,077
Posted By merckx_rider

SpecialX, thanks for all your input. I'm glad I...

SpecialX, thanks for all your input. I'm glad I did a review of my bike so you could compare your franken bike to it. I'll stick with a professional build and reliable company to provide me with my...
05-06-15, 12:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,077
Posted By merckx_rider

Similar? Like a Yugo is similar to a Cadillac or...

Similar? Like a Yugo is similar to a Cadillac or maybe a Lincoln or Lexus or Mercedes, etc...

a $1,200 ebike isn't similar to what I have in any way except they both have 2 wheels. My new bike...
05-05-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,077
Posted By merckx_rider

I just wanted to say to you that it only gets...

I just wanted to say to you that it only gets better with every ride!!
I hope you enjoy your new bike as much as I do, more would be impossible. Hehehe!!
05-05-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,077
Posted By merckx_rider

I didn't realize I'd have so many interested...

I didn't realize I'd have so many interested people.

donheart2015,
My thanks to you for finding this gem. I was about to make a big mistake with a different bike. You are the one I started the...
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