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07-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Most people are going to want the larger battery,...

Most people are going to want the larger battery, even with the less capable motor.

Smaller batteries can easily support 1500 watts. Luna used to carry a wolf pup battery...
07-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Or you buy a quality Bafang kit with user...

Or you buy a quality Bafang kit with user configurable controller.

But looks like some of Bafang's newer models are taking a cue from the Europeans and making their stuff more proprietary. Why...
07-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well there is no question the federal law states...

Well there is no question the federal law states pretty clearly it supersedes state law. What that means in practice I simply don't know.

I do know not every state has much in the way of ebike...
07-23-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you compare the weight of the 250 watt motors...

If you compare the weight of the 250 watt motors on the bikes you listed to a 1200 watt Bafang BBS02 you will see there is no weight advantage to the smaller rated motors. The Bafang might even have...
07-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well the idea the federal law overrides state law...

Well the idea the federal law overrides state law makes make it pretty simple. At least to my simple mind.

But the really important point to note is the federal law does not say electric assist...
07-23-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure where you live but chance are they are...

Not sure where you live but chance are they are legal on the road if they have turn signals, horn, insurance etc.
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Ride one and you tell me. Like I said, if...

Ride one and you tell me.

Like I said, if you have more power you don't have to use it. But if you don't have the power, you will never know.

Think cargo bike loaded down with kids and...
07-22-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

HR 727...

HR 727 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-bill/727/text) is how congress defines a "low power ebike"

Notice a few things. The definition does define a power output, no clarity...
07-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry for altering your response but THAT, I'm...

Sorry for altering your response but THAT, I'm starting to think, is the primary cause of angst in the whole ebike discussion.

People who truly hate on ebike, excluding the obvious trolls of...
07-22-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why does this matter so much to you? Or do...

Why does this matter so much to you?

Or do you just like calling people names?
07-21-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Pop N Wood

The two things that bother me most riding in the...

The two things that bother me most riding in the rain is wet glasses and traffic. That and the occasional pot hole covered in pool of water.

I don't clean my bikes much, but do lube the...
07-21-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

I ride much like fooferdoggie, put in the pedal...

I ride much like fooferdoggie, put in the pedal effort I want then add electric boost to either up the speed or help me accelerate in a hurry. Throttles are great for accelerating across a street or...
07-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Pop N Wood

I get very few flats. The last time I did the...

I get very few flats. The last time I did the unopened, sealed tube of cement was completely dead. Quite the unpleasant surprise.

Not a bad suggestion to date patch kits and replace them now and...
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07-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Pop N Wood

you do realize who the lady on the end is,...

you do realize who the lady on the end is, correct?
07-21-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pop N Wood

Rode the Katy trail in Missouri. Every pump and...

Rode the Katy trail in Missouri. Every pump and tool station I encounter was fully functional.

They really maintain that trail system
07-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with veganbikes on this one. You...

Have to agree with veganbikes on this one. You need a new rim.
07-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,337
Posted By Pop N Wood

Don't forget a fire extinguisher.

Don't forget a fire extinguisher.
07-17-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Pop N Wood

KREN is the man, very knowledgeable and always...

KREN is the man, very knowledgeable and always gives good advice. he also owns a fat bike where I don't

But Karl is a bit of cult guru and really likes small chain rings and big motors when...
07-16-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,337
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't know if any ebikes use DC motors anymore....

I don't know if any ebikes use DC motors anymore. If there are 3 "phase wires" coming out of the motor it is an alternating current motor. That motor require a DC to AC converter, a controller.
...
07-15-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,337
Posted By Pop N Wood

Modern ebike motors are actually 3 phase...

Modern ebike motors are actually 3 phase synchronous AC motors. They need a variable frequency alternating current to power them. The "controller" is actually and inverter to convert the DC to AC....
07-15-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,794
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, 10 year old thread back from the dead ...

Man, 10 year old thread back from the dead

But what the heck. Truckers are nice bikes, very reasonably priced. They have a bit of a cult followingwell used bikes can be pricey. On the other hand...
07-15-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pop N Wood

1 1/4 Not sure if they make a 2" for the...

1 1/4

Not sure if they make a 2" for the Mazda 3. I think that implies a tow rating way beyond what the small sedan can do. I bought a Harbor Freight utility trailer which I tow with the 3. ...
07-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Pop N Wood

Lots of people run smaller than 42 tooth...

Lots of people run smaller than 42 tooth chainrings with their bafangs. Especially on fat bikes, especially ones ridden in the snow

Lots of options to choose from as well
...
07-14-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Pop N Wood

Google "exit bag". Nitrogen is also being...

Google "exit bag".

Nitrogen is also being proposed to replace lethal injection for death penalty cases.

Dangerous stuff.
07-13-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pop N Wood

you won't have any issue with 12 gauge wire. ...

you won't have any issue with 12 gauge wire. Especially if you tin them first. The solder will flow into the wire pretty easily if you dip it in flux first. I've soldered 8 and 10 gauge...
07-13-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've used the Adel clamps on a previous bike with...

I've used the Adel clamps on a previous bike with good success. The fitting you link above would work as well. The other option is get a flat piece of stainless, drill a hole for the axle on one...
07-13-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure, whatever came on the Bafang BBSHD....

Not sure, whatever came on the Bafang BBSHD. Tinning the wires prior to soldering is a great help. Think I used flux as well.
07-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I...

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I ride both, depending on my mood and why I am riding. From all the posts I have read a lot of other people do as well.

More important than Leisesturms...
07-13-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pop N Wood

Those will get the job done but in all honesty...

Those will get the job done but in all honesty they are massively bigger than what you need. I used a 40 watt Radio Shack iron to solder mine. In fact, I melted the first XT90 connector I tried...
07-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By Pop N Wood

Did you not see this post?

Did you not see this post?
07-12-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pop N Wood

Replacement axles are only a few bucks. Rather...

Replacement axles are only a few bucks. Rather than repairing or buying tools just get a set of replacement axles. You can reuse the existing cones and spacers.
07-12-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pop N Wood

I didn't use to until I had a rubber rim strip...

I didn't use to until I had a rubber rim strip literally decompose inside the tire. The bike had gone unused for a while. of course got a flat 12 miles from home, the majority of the rim strip came...
07-12-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pop N Wood

That is what I thought as well but The Shack is...

That is what I thought as well but The Shack is Back! (https://www.radioshack.com/)
07-10-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

No. Each bike has its place. Originally got...

No. Each bike has its place.

Originally got the ebike for commuting to work, but then covid put a damper on that. Usually go for the ebike for store runs, especially when you need something from...
07-10-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,537
Posted By Pop N Wood

Pretty much any recumbent...

Pretty much any recumbent...
07-10-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,688
Posted By Pop N Wood

First time I realized I was slowing down is when...

First time I realized I was slowing down is when a woman on a mountain bike passed me.

That was 30 years ago, she was a very strong rider.

More recently it was when I couldn't keep up with...
07-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By Pop N Wood

Lots of good solutions. I would use a seam...

Lots of good solutions.

I would use a seam sealer instead of super glue. Super glue dissolves with certain solvent, acetone turns it back into a liquid. Maybe it is compatible with all brand of...
07-10-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Pop N Wood

Has anyone ever tried a polyurethane in place of...

Has anyone ever tried a polyurethane in place of shellac? I use it to finish wood and fishing poles all of the time but have never tried either on bar tape.

The oil based stuff should yellow like...
07-10-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By Pop N Wood

Weird. I think the mods combined two threads

Weird. I think the mods combined two threads
07-07-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By Pop N Wood

You can use a belt with a Bafang mid drive motor ...

You can use a belt with a Bafang mid drive motor

https://www.electricbike.com/gates-belt-bbs02/
07-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Pop N Wood

That is a rather unique bike. Never seen one...

That is a rather unique bike. Never seen one quite like that or with that buffalo logo.

Hard to believe that is the correct battery pack for that bike. They look more something to power the...
07-07-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Pop N Wood

Simply not true. Check out some ebike blogs with...

Simply not true. Check out some ebike blogs with people that actually own them. *
07-07-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Pop N Wood

Weird. I've had 3 touring bikes on mine at one...

Weird. I've had 3 touring bikes on mine at one time and like I said routinely carry a 60# ebike. The suckers are solidly built. Mine is the smaller 1 1/4 hitch as well.
07-07-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've been using one of their 3 bike racks for...

I've been using one of their 3 bike racks for several years now. For $250 I got the rack and a receiver hitch for my Mazda 3, excellent value.

I used the same rack on a Toyota minivan. Drove cross...
07-07-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Pop N Wood

Buy a fully manual bike and add a motor kit to it...

Buy a fully manual bike and add a motor kit to it later on. This approach could easily cut the price in half.

You might want to do some more reading on belt drives and internal gear hubs. They...
07-05-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Pop N Wood

In my grand experience of setting up one set of...

In my grand experience of setting up one set of wheels tubeless I had trouble with the tire sitting on the tape causing the tape to unseat when the tire was being seated or removed.

The wheels...
07-04-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry, didn't read your title carefully, mine is...

Sorry, didn't read your title carefully, mine is a station as well

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AWUFVY8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have a couple of irons, all...
07-04-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Pop N Wood

Trying to learn here. I see lots of...

Trying to learn here. I see lots of recommendations saying it only needs to cover the spoke holes. Putting tape on the channel edges cuts into possibly already tight clearance for the tire.

Does...
07-04-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure how hitting an object can causes rim...

Not sure how hitting an object can causes rim tape to fail. Sounds like the tape is getting misplaced when you install the tire. Being thin kapton tape might give you additional clearance, but...
07-04-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Pop N Wood

Getting a puncture from a spoke nipple/bad rim...

Getting a puncture from a spoke nipple/bad rim strip will cause that to happen. Air leaks into the tire cavity and the only place for it to go is out the stem hole.

When you change a tube pay...
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