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05-08-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 751
Posted By KPREN

Well if you are drafting a Gerry, make sure they...

Well if you are drafting a Gerry, make sure they know you want to draft. They will be far less erratic or tell you they are uncomfortable with. They may know they are erratic because of the very...
05-08-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 751
Posted By KPREN

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20...

I have had biker want to draft off of me at 18-20 mph. No problem, I have a huge frontal area and form a good pocket behind me. If I know they are there, because I look in my mirror, I won't do...
05-04-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 998
Posted By KPREN

I had an encounter with running over a large...

I had an encounter with running over a large raccoon on my fat bike with low tire pressure. Thump, thump like I ran over a big speed bump. I managed to keep control despite the large adrenaline rush...
05-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,590
Posted By KPREN

"You don't look like that" is a very common...

"You don't look like that" is a very common comment said to me when I am on a pair of skis but on a bike? Well, its more like--"You don't look like you need that much bike, isn't that cheating!" I...
05-04-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,719
Posted By KPREN

I agree with the OP. I have an 80 lb bike. If I...

I agree with the OP. I have an 80 lb bike. If I want a better workout I just decrease the power setting. If I wanna cheat or rest, I just go up a power setting or two. If I wanna pas a roadie,...
05-04-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 876
Posted By KPREN

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the...

My neighbor has his e bike and wife's bike on the back of his 2018 corvette. In this picture they are leaving for a credit card...
05-01-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

Ok, from what I see in your photo above, you do...

Ok, from what I see in your photo above, you do not need a torque arm. You can verify this by putting a wrench onto the flats of that axle, just as you have it photographed and try to turn it. If...
05-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By KPREN

I want to sell tickets and popcorn. I hope your...

I want to sell tickets and popcorn. I hope your running this whole thing with a Cycle Analyst so you have some control. Notice that you are driving a smaller bicycle chainring with a 41 motorcycle...
04-30-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By KPREN

It's easier than what you think. There is a...

It's easier than what you think.
There is a company called Grin Technologies that provides a lot of good materials as well as a simulator that you can see what you will produce in numbers. Now the...
04-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By KPREN

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from...

You sound enthusiastic enough but I can tell from you posts that you are going to pay very dearly for your e bike education.

Regardless of what we are all accused of by the purist zealots the...
04-29-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By KPREN

Most low end freewheels that I have dealt with...

Most low end freewheels that I have dealt with are all one piece. Cassettes have individual cogs for the smallest gear.

I you are running a powerful mid drive motor then the freewheel is very...
04-28-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,470
Posted By KPREN

I was getting hit with a lot of gnats a couple...

I was getting hit with a lot of gnats a couple weeks ago and remembered that I had purchased a head bug net at WalMart last fall for a couple bucks. I dug it out and it popped over my head and came...
04-27-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By KPREN

I have ridden my BBSHD bike for nearly 13,000...

I have ridden my BBSHD bike for nearly 13,000 miles without maintenance. I am about to take it apart just to have a look before a big trip.
04-27-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 169,236
Posted By KPREN

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)

Best I ever did was Sunday. 132 miles (211Km)
04-21-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,847
Posted By KPREN

. How old are you? 65 2. Fitness level on a...

. How old are you?
65
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
6
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
6.5
4. Typical riding conditions?
Paved to off road conditions

5. What sort of riding your bike is best...
04-20-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

Given the design of that motor axle a torque are...

Given the design of that motor axle a torque are made from mild steel will not works so you can forget that avenue. The outer slotted washer shown in the bottom two pictures is suppose to take the...
04-18-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

My drawing is only a general drawing to give you...

My drawing is only a general drawing to give you ideas. My drawing is not a blue print. I do not know the exact hole configuration or possible bends that you need to fit your motor and bike. If...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,747
Posted By KPREN

That is a good road in my area.

That is a good road in my area.
04-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

The plumber piece is exceedingly as cheesy as a...

The plumber piece is exceedingly as cheesy as a kids pizza. It will work but I am gonna roll my eyes when you post it.
The trailer mount is built to double as a torque arm.
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,747
Posted By KPREN

Where I live there are no shoulders and often a...

Where I live there are no shoulders and often a big deep ditch instead. There are very few passing zones as most roads are a series of short punchy hills. The lanes are also very narrow.

I tried...
04-14-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand...

The torque arm is manufactured by you with hand tools from a piece of flat stock 1/8" steel from Home Depot or where ever.
Yes you would use a 3/8" x 1/2" shoulder bolt and fasten it with a nut on...
04-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,362
Posted By KPREN

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me,...

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me, I don't feel I am cheating myself one damned bit. But thanks for caring".

Never say " That's not fair" Because when you hear those words you are...
04-12-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

Yeah, I found out why. The bed of the trailer is...

Yeah, I found out why. The bed of the trailer is too high to give massive ground clearance. The load is always top heavy. I remanufactured the trailer to have a 2 1/2" drop of the bed. Trailer...
04-12-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,848
Posted By KPREN

good point

good point
04-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,848
Posted By KPREN

Anatolia, at 6'2", 240 lb is not exactly fat...

Anatolia, at 6'2", 240 lb is not exactly fat anymore. Losing 60 lb would put you at about the minimum you would want to be at. My brother is 6'3" and 335 lbs He Shreks most bikes but does fine on a...
04-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

My QuietKat single wheel uses a 20" fat tire in...

My QuietKat single wheel uses a 20" fat tire in the rear.
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By KPREN

I think I would try designing something like...

I think I would try designing something like this. Simple to make with hand tools and get soon. It's uses simple flat stock 1/8" steel. Available at most hardware stores. It utilizes a small torque...
04-11-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

Three road bikers got more exercise today because...

Three road bikers got more exercise today because of my e bike. Went out for a short fast ride on my e fat bike on empty rail trail. I always stick with class one on MUP. I was just a mile into a...
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By KPREN

That is an understatement. Here is a typical...

That is an understatement. Here is a typical screen shot of Google Maps centered on eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia. The biggest answer you will get for asking directions will be "You...
03-29-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By KPREN

Unless you get creative with the Bafang software...

Unless you get creative with the Bafang software you are going to top out at 45kph regardless of which chainring size you choose. 42 tooth is the best for chainline and speed. You can reach full...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By KPREN

GAP C&O from DC to Pittsburg checks all of your...

GAP C&O from DC to Pittsburg checks all of your boxes Rail trail

Blue Ridge Parkway checks all boxes except it is not flat and has auto traffic.

Ohio to Erie trail Cincinnati to Cleveland ...
03-24-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By KPREN

I could go either way on a bike. Conversion or...

I could go either way on a bike. Conversion or commercial e bike. Each has their advantages.
The commercial bike is plug and play type riding. No hassles or planning and insurable with easier resale...
03-24-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

One of the nice things about an e bike is the...

One of the nice things about an e bike is the fact that you can get going again easily after slowing way down for congestion. Many of the paths in our area also have easy grass bail points to either...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,321
Posted By KPREN

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission...

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission to set up quietly, leave no trace and be gone early. No trespassing signs simply mean ask permission. Once in a while I am denied and graciously...
03-17-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid...

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid people but you can legislate people using common sense out of existence to the point where the lawless is all you have left, I sure the lawless would...
03-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about...

The spouse on a conventional bike will last about one ride.
03-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

There is no real downside. Bigger batteries are...

There is no real downside. Bigger batteries are essential for faster speeds. My range drops sharply with speeds above 15 mph. By 25 mph you need 750 watts. I have 52 volts @ 49 amp hours. My power...
03-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By KPREN

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths...

It's easy, put the speed gun on you. Bike paths generally have a 15 mph 25Kph speed limit. I generally stick pretty close to this limit. Busting 20mph stateside on the bike path is akin to being...
03-17-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By KPREN

That depends on what you consider quality. Keep...

That depends on what you consider quality. Keep in mind that on a regular bike that could be anywhere from $400 to $12,000 and e bikes are no different.
All bikes are built to some kind of price...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-17-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By KPREN

Those bolt caps can be purchased at any LBS as...

Those bolt caps can be purchased at any LBS as they are standard. Torque value is 30 ft/lb or 42NM.

The crank may not stay on if the crank arm flats have been peened a bit. You might need to...
03-17-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By KPREN

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not...

I get cramps , usually after a long ride but not always. Sometimes during a long ride. One of the main reasons I went to an e bike. E bike did not solve the problem because I increased my riding...
03-16-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By KPREN

I am well versed in AC three phase motors. You...

I am well versed in AC three phase motors. You really should go look at the motor simulator stuff. All of the equations and methods are listed and your contribution would be much better if you did....
03-16-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,036
Posted By KPREN

That is basically it. I started out a weight...

That is basically it.
I started out a weight weannie coming from a carbon S works bike to an e bike. The first bike I built was 38.6 lbs. My present bike is pushing 80 lbs. I got over the...
03-16-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By KPREN

Smile Come on Chas, you can't have your cake and eat it...

Come on Chas, you can't have your cake and eat it too. E bike ride 65 degrees F and your dino/analog bike 39 degrees F and then your last sentence? We don't even need to read between the lines.(Said...
03-14-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,325
Posted By KPREN

Not me but when I was a kid, the neighbor kid ran...

Not me but when I was a kid, the neighbor kid ran smack dab into the side of the local once a day train that was stopped and temporarily blocking the main intersection in a town of 1,800 people. He...
03-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By KPREN

You would normally be correct but your reference...

You would normally be correct but your reference points are off. The programing on an e bike can manipulate both current and voltage. E bike controllers normally limit both voltage and current...
03-11-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By KPREN

yes more or less.

yes more or less.
03-11-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,308
Posted By KPREN

They can be hard to find now. When a tax credit...

They can be hard to find now. When a tax credit hits they will be near impossible to find.
03-09-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By KPREN

Todays ride was 42 miles on crushed wet...

Todays ride was 42 miles on crushed wet limestone. Pictures show bottom bracket area and front fender/ mud guard. You can see how effective the setup is. ...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,758
Posted By KPREN

I ride an e bike on tour. Let's see, I spend a...

I ride an e bike on tour. Let's see, I spend a great deal of time massaging sore muscles trying to prevent leg cramps. Then its sore hip joints that don't want to move. How could one get bored doing...
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