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06-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Bluesfrog

I was thinking of multiple bikes with motor kits....

I was thinking of multiple bikes with motor kits. Recently I have thought out a system to use with a Worksman Low Gravity Bike, ( truck bike ). Thanks and Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-06-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,938
Posted By Bluesfrog

I've got my Trek 520 wtih studs still on here in...

I've got my Trek 520 wtih studs still on here in June! I have my Verve + 2. I usually go to the Verve Electric just due to the studs with their heavy roll resistance on the 520. Need to get them off...
03-25-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,342
Posted By Bluesfrog

If I outfit a bike myself, then I will find out...

If I outfit a bike myself, then I will find out if it is me that causes the chain to jump off. I don't know but I am ready to do just that if I can get anything reasonable out of the bike. It IS a...
03-25-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,554
Posted By Bluesfrog

This looks to be informative. I hope we can keep...

This looks to be informative. I hope we can keep it going with good information. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
03-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,388
Posted By Bluesfrog

I despise the Presta. They were invented by the...

I despise the Presta. They were invented by the devil. I have two hand pumps the purportedly work for both but they give me trouble on Prestas. I change my tubes to schrader when I have reason to...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 254,302
Posted By Bluesfrog

I have found myself on the ground, wrenches,...

I have found myself on the ground, wrenches, sockets, pliers, and other small tools. Some other things like tarp straps and chains that were useful but a real burden to carry home sometimes. Be Well,...
03-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,342
Posted By Bluesfrog

The narrow-wide chain ring is the one Trek sent...

The narrow-wide chain ring is the one Trek sent and my LBS installed at no cost to me. The new chain was needed as I hammered the pedals when I thought I had got the chain back on the ring. Didn't...
03-17-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,342
Posted By Bluesfrog

My Verve+2 has a recurring problem of dropping...

My Verve+2 has a recurring problem of dropping the chain. Then said chain gets jammed into the chain guard. Last Wednesday it happened again in an intersection as I took off under power. I eased over...
12-09-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,741
Posted By Bluesfrog

Can you PM me? Thanks and Be well, Bluesfrog

Can you PM me? Thanks and Be well, Bluesfrog
11-05-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

I hope the new system is working and the bugs are...

I hope the new system is working and the bugs are easy to work out. PHOTOS or it didn't happen. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
11-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bluesfrog

OK! I had an error here. The verve had 700X45s So...

OK! I had an error here. The verve had 700X45s So X42 or X40 should work fine. The oversized studs on the Trek 520 worked for about 8 years. I appreciate the ideas. I just retired so I won't be...
11-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Bluesfrog

Thanks guys. Be Well, Bluesfrog.

Thanks guys. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
11-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Bluesfrog

Where to find battery clamps?

We no longer have a Radio Shack! I have a 1950s Schwinn Hornet, 24" wheels, green Women's bike. I had to find a rocket shaped bike light to fit the era of the old Schwinn. I found one for 2 D...
11-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bluesfrog

Tire size on Trek Verve + 2: Schwalbe Marathon Winter Plus

I'm getting around to ordering my studded tires for my Verve. It has 700C x 45 street tires as factory. The studs I want for winter riding come as X40 or 50 instead of 700X45. The tires are Schwalbe...
11-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

Well good luck with your project. It will give...

Well good luck with your project. It will give you what you want in boost. I currently use the lowest assist on my Factory Trek Verve + 2 for most things. But to melt into traffic and to bring lots...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,650
Posted By Bluesfrog

Studded Tire Size? 700C X ?

My tire size on the Trek Verve + 2 is 700C X 45. I'm looking at Marathon Plus 700c X 50s for studded tires. It looks like I have Lots of space between forks and fenders. Does anyone have knowledge of...
10-27-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 864
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Views: 166,984
Posted By Bluesfrog

Sounds he may be a bit Loco. Be Well, Bluesfrog.

Sounds he may be a bit Loco. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
10-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By Bluesfrog

Cat Man Do you have a lot to watch. But you were...

Cat Man Do you have a lot to watch. But you were right. If you can see the bike most thieves would opt to run. I don't think they can run fast enough. And my camera probably will have their face. In...
10-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

Bosch Active Line. No plus. I would say Trek...

Bosch Active Line. No plus. I would say Trek ordered many of them and Trek installed them so Bosch has no control over how they are installed. I have a few more miles on the bike now and since the...
10-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,384
Posted By Bluesfrog

I have wanted a Rohloff with belt drive for a...

I have wanted a Rohloff with belt drive for a long time. But I'm not sure how the belt would work on my Trek 520. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
10-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

An update of sorts here. The Trek shop put on a...

An update of sorts here. The Trek shop put on a new chain and adjusted it free of charge as they have always done for me. I have used these guys for 12 years now. They are the best I have seen or...
08-06-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,493
Posted By Bluesfrog

Is anyone here that is using the CYC X2 mid...

Is anyone here that is using the CYC X2 mid drive? Just wondering. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
07-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By Bluesfrog

Any Class 3 dual motor bikes?

Please Delete this
06-29-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Bluesfrog

The Grands are better than I ever dreamed. But...

The Grands are better than I ever dreamed. But wait until you get the Greatgrands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-29-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,114
Posted By Bluesfrog

That's Must Get In Front disease. It happens when...

That's Must Get In Front disease. It happens when you are in the car too. All of a sudden they are in the wrong lane, at least partly and the MGIF kicks in, they pass when they didn't need to and...
06-29-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,114
Posted By Bluesfrog

Most recently for me it is the gashole cellphone...

Most recently for me it is the gashole cellphone distracted with the dreaded disease, MGIF. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-29-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bluesfrog

I only have a single battery on a 52 LB bike....

I only have a single battery on a 52 LB bike. Bosch drive, 190 LB rider and using highest settings as I'm still wearing the new off the bike and only getting 37 miles to shut down. Mixed hills and...
06-29-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bluesfrog

Better batteries are discontinued? I just missed...

Better batteries are discontinued? I just missed it. Was considering a 52 overvolt on a 48 volt unit. ??? That's life eh? Keep on with the info if you have time. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-29-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Bluesfrog

The front wheel is the obvious place to stop...

The front wheel is the obvious place to stop endos. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,493
Posted By Bluesfrog

STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGS FOR GOLF? Golf is what a bad...

STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGS FOR GOLF? Golf is what a bad hunter or fisherman goes to. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By Bluesfrog

Looks like he may or may not buy one. All the...

Looks like he may or may not buy one. All the author wanted was to make a check for writing the article. I hope it gets some folks to looking. I also hope that bike thieves would be deterred. I use...
06-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Bluesfrog

My Verve + 2 from Trek is 51 pounds and not...

My Verve + 2 from Trek is 51 pounds and not powerful enough and not with enough range for your request. That's around $2,500 in the Mid US. Maybe the one step higher Bosch mid drive would do the...
06-11-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

Maybe we could try this again for VE. Rear drive...

Maybe we could try this again for VE. Rear drive goes out. Front drive gets you home. SAVVY? Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Bluesfrog

That's scary to a guy who has been out of battery...

That's scary to a guy who has been out of battery and electrical theory for quite a few years. I'm having to relearn almost all of it. Be safe and Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bluesfrog

Two could be wired in parallel??? You have that...

Two could be wired in parallel??? You have that much room in the bag don't you? Be Well, Bluesfrog
06-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

How about 2 350 W 48 V overvolted to 52 volts...

How about 2 350 W 48 V overvolted to 52 volts with a separate battery for each? I'm guessing a controller for each? A brake mounted switch front and rear for Regenerative braking. That is to help...
06-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

At 0400 it was dark and I couldn't see there were...

At 0400 it was dark and I couldn't see there were two chain guards. Only the larger outer one. I thought I re-aligned the chain and gave a hard push by standing on the pedal. All I did was twist the...
06-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By Bluesfrog

Calling out John C.

Could you let us in on your materials and parts list on how you built your own system? Bumps in the road and how you solved them? TIA Bluesfrog
06-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

The Super Monarch?

The Super Monarch?
06-07-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bluesfrog

Dual electric hub motors?

What are the problems involved with two motors? I have had a mid drive mess up and not be rideable. I had to walk the bike back to the house at 0400 and then drive the truck to work. I was thinking...
06-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By Bluesfrog

I would still like to have a front and another...

I would still like to have a front and another motor for an all wheel drive bike. Probably a front hub motor and mid drive. The problem is to get the same amount of power/push from both so they...
06-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bluesfrog

OK. Thanks for all the info. I learned a lot. Be...

OK. Thanks for all the info. I learned a lot. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Bluesfrog

Hi, I'm Bluesfrog!

Not new to this forum but semi-retired and I think I will pull the plug next September. I almost need a support group. I sometimes miss my buddies at work. But most of all I miss the commute. I get...
05-30-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Bluesfrog

I'm a Trek fanboy as I have used them for...

I'm a Trek fanboy as I have used them for commuting for 12 years, fun rides and some fund raising rides that included my first century. I have four of them now. The main thing is to test ride them...
05-30-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Bluesfrog

I am sympathetic to your difficulties. I had lots...

I am sympathetic to your difficulties. I had lots of pain while working the visiting room at a local prison. On your feet all day is tiring but the pain. It was Sciatica from my body not used to all...
05-30-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,066
Posted By Bluesfrog

WGScott x 2. I don't care as I'm not competing...

WGScott x 2. I don't care as I'm not competing with anyone but myself. And after the ride if I am happy with it why pay to find out someone else' performance? I guess I'm just lazy but this is a way...
05-30-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Bluesfrog

I'm thinking 1,000 miles to be quite good. I wish...

I'm thinking 1,000 miles to be quite good. I wish I had a solution. I guess just buy another tire which seems to be rated for your needs and see if you can get more use out of them. Be Well,...
05-30-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Bluesfrog

Salsa Shark has the data. Listen to 'em. Be Well,...

Salsa Shark has the data. Listen to 'em. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-24-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Bluesfrog

What did you come up with to fix it? Be Well,...

What did you come up with to fix it? Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-24-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bluesfrog

I was looking for assist not spectacular!. If...

I was looking for assist not spectacular!. If that is what I want I will go for 72V CYC mid drive or a Livewire! Be Well, Bluesfrog.
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