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12-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By 2old

^^^^^^^ Agree on this; I've been riding for 40...

^^^^^^^ Agree on this; I've been riding for 40 years and have broken a chain once, and that was repaired in five minutes. Fortunately, several years ago when I became interested in e-bikes, the...
12-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By 2old

For me, mid-drive has several advantages, but not...

For me, mid-drive has several advantages, but not to argue since everyone has individual preference:
1) Weight distribution.
2) Better for steep hills since the gears can be used to multiply the...
11-29-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,195
Posted By 2old

The great thing about REI (if they haven't...

The great thing about REI (if they haven't changed the policy) is their items are returnable, no questions asked, for one year. We've purchased tons of merchandise over the years but haven't needed...
11-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By 2old

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely,...

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely, if ever, use PAS level greater than three (of nine) on BBS02-equipped hardtail (52V, 10 ah battery). Doubt you would have any problems. Initially you...
11-25-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By 2old

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me)...

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me) pretty tortuous trails, and a mid-drive seems best. However, initially I rode a Dillenger 36V, PAS front wheel kit and had a blast with it on errands or...
11-24-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By 2old

If this hasn't been mentioned, Old Shovel...

If this hasn't been mentioned, Old Shovel (YouTube) has painted several bikes with a brand he recommends (can't remember it) and they look pretty good. I've had reasonably good luch with the large...
11-23-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By 2old

Dillenger and ebikeling have 700c (29") kits.

Dillenger and ebikeling have 700c (29") kits.
11-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By 2old

A typical comment from someone who knows nothing...

A typical comment from someone who knows nothing about bikes and has never purchased from the company he is denigrating. The same construction techniques that go into manufacturing MTB frames (mostly...
11-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,300
Posted By 2old

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll...

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll just follow the law. Our culture has individuals that hate to see anyone else having fun. The haters can continue to hate. Welcome to my ignore list.
11-09-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,478
Posted By 2old

R 66, look at ebikesca tutorials; there's a lot...

R 66, look at ebikesca tutorials; there's a lot of info on hub motors.
11-09-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,478
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, regenerative braking is possible only with...

AFAIK, regenerative braking is possible only with direct drive motors and the GMAC sold by ebikesca, and there are no mid-drives with it. It can be functional with a DD system, but some companies...
11-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By 2old

Look at YouTube for assembly of a Bafang mid...

Look at YouTube for assembly of a Bafang mid drive. Luna Cycle has the specific tools listed for BBS; for TS look at ECO (procedures for Bafang are well-documented, but I've never converted with TS...
11-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By 2old

If you're interested, you could assemble a DIY...

If you're interested, you could assemble a DIY mid-drive system for about $1,000 plus the cost of the bike (mid-80's to 90's MTB's make good platforms). The advantage is that it would have a throttle...
11-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,300
Posted By 2old

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike...

IMO, the Class system (basically 20 mph on bike paths and in parks and 28 mph, PAS on streets) is fine. However a system for training new riders would be welcome, but infeasible since it allows the...
11-02-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,975
Posted By 2old

e-fat folders are a new class developed by...

e-fat folders are a new class developed by companies since I don't recall ever seeing a pedal-fat folder. At a weight of 60 -75 pounds or so, difficult to throw in the trunk of a car for many people,...
10-26-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By 2old

It's possible to mistakenly give advice or even...

It's possible to mistakenly give advice or even repeat something one thinks is true, but turns out to be incorrect. However, when the advice is purposely misleading, the perpetrator should be banned,...
10-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By 2old

That works for my bike too. If there is still...

That works for my bike too. If there is still rubbing, the disc may be bent.
10-07-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By 2old

If you're talking about the 17 pound (or...

If you're talking about the 17 pound (or whatever) lock that took six wheels and two battery packs to defeat, I think the LPL opened it in his usual < one minute (saw the video AIR). Agree about...
10-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By 2old

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla...

Several years ago I read an article about Tesla (who were using 18650 batteries similar to the ones in our kits then) that stated they were able to give an eight-year (or whatever) warranty on their...
10-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,112
Posted By 2old

c58, you might add that your bike weighs less...

c58, you might add that your bike weighs less than 25 pounds without battery.
09-30-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,112
Posted By 2old

Also good advice depending on how much assist you...

Also good advice depending on how much assist you want. We've had good reports from individuals with Hilltopper and Leeds kits.
09-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,112
Posted By 2old

Agree with above, although there will be...

Agree with above, although there will be detractors (that all seem to own or work at bike stores). This is a much better experience since the bike already is a good fit, you won't be subject to...
09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By 2old

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the...

I've been a customer of Adrenaline Bikes and the owner's predecessors for 25 or so years; he is the one of the nicest, most reputable individuals I've encountered in the bike industry. Many purchases...
09-25-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By 2old

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.

11 speed is 11 speed; can't perceive a problem.
09-25-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By 2old

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many...

I've had excellent service from a BBS02. Many YouTube lessons on installation. You'll be happiest with a traditional frame design and 68 mm bottom bracket and the only extra tools necessary are for...
09-17-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,478
Posted By 2old

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets...

I was riding around my local pretty flat streets today using 7 wh per mile on my "street" bike. Theoretically my 52V, 14 ah battery should provide 14 X 52 X (80%) = 582 wh / 7 = 83 miles. Doubt I'll...
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By 2old

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox...

I suggest the Trek Marlin (7, AIR) with Rock Shox (albeit low end), Shimano drivetrain & brakes, and dealer support for about the same price.
09-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By 2old

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front...

I had reasonably good luck with a Dillenger front hub and another poster was satisfied with his rear hub kit from them. Their complete is $730 (plus tax and shipping) for 500w, 48V AIR.
09-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By 2old

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with...

^^^ Agree with above. I purchased a cruiser with a nice frame from Bikes Direct, but in general, I think their quality is very variable.
09-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By 2old

A frame bag hides a ton of sins. ...

A frame bag hides a ton of sins.
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09-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By 2old

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed...

Most "experts" state that batteries are stressed by fast charging. Accordingly, charging at 2 amps probably is optimal, and higher rates probably will decrease battery life. Check the literature to...
09-01-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By 2old

I had a 350w, 36V front hub system and really...

I had a 350w, 36V front hub system and really enjoyed it as an errand bike and off road where I "learned" to weight the front wheel when ascending pretty steep hills. However, I agree with DW that...
08-31-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By 2old

I think Raleigh US is a separate company from the...

I think Raleigh US is a separate company from the legendary British marque. The way the crack seems to initiate at the weld suggests to me that something was amiss in welding or heat treating.
08-30-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By 2old

I used a Saris "one" (one bike system) for my...

I used a Saris "one" (one bike system) for my daughter to take her e-cruiser (weight 40 - 45 pounds AIR) from socal to Las Vegas (300 or so miles). Everything was tightened well as MNebiker suggested...
08-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By 2old

How much bigger can the chainring get before it...

How much bigger can the chainring get before it interferes with the frame (seat stay)? You might be better off with an 11-? freewheel. If you're at 21 mph with a pedal speed of 90 RPM now, you could...
08-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By 2old

You might ask at endless sphere or Luna (they...

You might ask at endless sphere or Luna (they always respond to my emails and sometimes their help desk is available on their site). Possibly you'll get pointed toward a BBSHD (maybe 100 mm BB) which...
08-27-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By 2old

The manner in which they're flared could be...

The manner in which they're flared could be trouble. Even with my "perfect for the installation" frames, there's only a couple of mm clearance. I tried to space the motor away from a Niner frame (on...
08-26-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,557
Posted By 2old

I gave up a long time ago because the position...

I gave up a long time ago because the position was uncomfortable in my neck-shoulder area even with the bars "high enough". Solution: MTB and cruiser-type bikes....
08-21-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,805
Posted By 2old

Local fitters charge $400 or so for a couple of...

Local fitters charge $400 or so for a couple of hours work. They can "survive" if there's enough demand.
08-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By 2old

The BBS01 should be fine although, as above, not...

The BBS01 should be fine although, as above, not much reason to prefer that over the BBS02 except slightly lower cost and slightly lower weight battery (depending on ah, of course). California e Bike...
08-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By 2old

Back to your original question, a BBS02 mid-drive...

Back to your original question, a BBS02 mid-drive should satisfy your requirements. You might want to add a front fork depending on the terrain. This system on a steel MTB has served me well for six+...
08-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By 2old

Great deal and that direct drive motor should...

Great deal and that direct drive motor should last for thousands of miles.
08-16-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By 2old

Great pictures. Looks like a 1000w or 15oow...

Great pictures. Looks like a 1000w or 15oow Voilamart system. Maybe a 30 amp controller. Now I see how you got 30+ mph.
08-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By 2old

Most chargers have a defined rate of charge, and...

Most chargers have a defined rate of charge, and you can determine the SOC by measuring voltage (obviously each size - 36V, 48V 52V has its own curve). FME, as long as you maintain the SOC between...
08-13-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By 2old

It's not complicated if you have a cassette hub....

It's not complicated if you have a cassette hub. The main considerations are deciding on gearing (32/20 is a good place to start), spacing the rear cog for a straight chainline and getting the chain...
08-12-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By 2old

Sorry, I missed the conversion part, and assumed...

Sorry, I missed the conversion part, and assumed (yeah, I know) the Bosch was on a bike the OP was considering. OP, I was totally incorrect. Bosch is OEM only. If you look around, you'll see a...
08-12-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By 2old

Glad to hear; keep us updated on your experience.

Glad to hear; keep us updated on your experience.
08-12-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By 2old

Very peculiar, and as everyone expected,...

Very peculiar, and as everyone expected, fraudulent. Somehow the seller had a history of the item being shipped and then delivered even though I hadn't received it. I read the report of delivery on...
08-12-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By 2old

I'll join the group that agrees with CC.

I'll join the group that agrees with CC.
08-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,332
Posted By 2old

OP; read your problem, but not responses (too...

OP; read your problem, but not responses (too many when I discovered it). I suggest you try standing up for 10 - 20 pedal strokes) every few minutes. Also, my wife had a similar problem, and it was...
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