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11-27-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By speedy25

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First...

NONE of them are easy to "re-cell." First problem- All cells must match in output of the pack is only as good as the worst battery. Taking it aPART IS NOT EASY, AND ESPECIALLY NOT EASY TO DO SAFELY....
09-12-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By speedy25

many materials have a "memory" and will return to...

many materials have a "memory" and will return to the bent state they were once in. Too bad they cant remember to be straight.

Replace with a new one.

-SP
09-09-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By speedy25

I have done this before, but I did have a...

I have done this before, but I did have a problem.

FIRST- In Europe you can rent ebike batteries. Take your fave bike there and rent a battery for your time. Rare to find battery rental in the...
08-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,299
Posted By speedy25

The real problem is they think a bicycle is a...

The real problem is they think a bicycle is a simple device and ANYONE can assemble it. If that applied to cars the highways would be a total mess!

Look at the forums where you have sooo many...
08-08-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By speedy25

And today I have an email from that company- ...

And today I have an email from that company-

https://www.rentle.io/

I hope they have some usable info for you. I havent looked at it much since I am not actively renting product.

-SP
08-07-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By speedy25

Yep, rental insurance can be crazy. Keep...

Yep, rental insurance can be crazy. Keep calling.Keep looking. you will find one. I do have a bike rental company that sends me emails, but I cant find their messages at the moment. If I find it I...
08-07-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,299
Posted By speedy25

My turn to weigh in. The news story has...

My turn to weigh in.

The news story has "chunks" of any factual information missing. This is typical of the times paper. They no longer do journalism. Dont make up your mind on what happened other...
06-16-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By speedy25

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a...

Umm, arent all ebikes "fitness" bikes? I get a workout riding them. I just dont have to push the bike up hills anymore.

-SP
06-16-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By speedy25

Time to give up. -SP

Time to give up.

-SP
06-16-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By speedy25

Yes you can fix a Bionx hub to use a generic...

Yes you can fix a Bionx hub to use a generic controller, but you wont have regen unless the controller supports it.

Really, get a newer wheel. If the Bionx works, you can sell parts to someone...
06-16-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By speedy25

When assembling new or used wheels, I have never...

When assembling new or used wheels, I have never had a typical spoke torque. I just tighten them semi snug and start truing. If the wheel is true and the spokes dont have a good ring, I give a...
06-09-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,039
Posted By speedy25

I'll add my 2 cents on this subject. Ive...

I'll add my 2 cents on this subject.

Ive been in multiple trades over the years and of course each one has SOME sort of certification. They all claim you will get better pay, etc, but that never...
06-09-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By speedy25

Look for the logo with E30 in it.

Look for the logo with E30 in it.
06-09-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By speedy25

Short? Doubtful. You just have a crap battery....

Short? Doubtful. You just have a crap battery. Your description is typical.

-SP
04-10-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 416
Posted By speedy25

There is no reason why this setup cant work. Find...

There is no reason why this setup cant work. Find another bike mechanic.

-SP
04-10-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By speedy25

An admin should move this post over to the ebike...

An admin should move this post over to the ebike group.

-SP
04-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By speedy25

Find a dealer somewhere that actually has the...

Find a dealer somewhere that actually has the interface and software. THEN you can find out the REAL error and fix it correctly. My guess would be a crappy speed sensor or damage to the sensor wire....
03-28-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By speedy25

MOST bafang hub drives have the typical 3 phase...

MOST bafang hub drives have the typical 3 phase wires and 5 hall wires. Sometimes a 6th for either a speed signal of thermistor.

If somehow yours has only 3 leads they will be phase wires. These...
03-28-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By speedy25

I have done this to my Bosch powered bike. I felt...

I have done this to my Bosch powered bike. I felt like a hamster and adding a few teeth up front made the bike much more enjoyable to ride.

Another one of my customers did the same thing. He upped...
03-28-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,650
Posted By speedy25

To directly answer the OP's question- BICYCLES...

To directly answer the OP's question- BICYCLES that meet the legal requirements for bicycle classifications are counted as bicycles for path use. Those signs are for people with gasoline powered...
03-28-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By speedy25

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes. ...

A mid drive is the most suitable for BOTH bikes.

-SP
03-28-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By speedy25

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above...

I dont agree with the loss comment in the above post. I have batteries that stay charged through the seasons with no problem.

An actual Bosch approved shop can run a diagnostic to see if its...
03-28-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,456
Posted By speedy25

Skipped the doom and gloom arguments. IF it...

Skipped the doom and gloom arguments.

IF it will do 50, it will be the scariest moment of your life!
If you survive the police will most likely impound it unless they are clueless about electric...
03-28-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By speedy25

Sorry you bought one. The company is TOTALLY non...

Sorry you bought one. The company is TOTALLY non respondent to customer problems.

Its most likely a bad battery. Either it sags enough to trigger the bms to shut it down or the BMS itself is...
03-28-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By speedy25

The Brits destroy Bosch ebike motors slogging...

The Brits destroy Bosch ebike motors slogging around in the mud, and do it at a rate MUCH more alarming than US riders.

There is a guy in the UK that does rebuilds replacing all the bearings and...
03-28-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By speedy25

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match...

I have used a grinder to get the angle to match the rime on a non adjustable shoe. Its quick and easy. Rubber can clog up a sanding belt, but if you have a disk/belt sander you can place the shoe on...
03-27-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 687
Posted By speedy25

Box stores aell small quantity fasteners in poly...

Box stores aell small quantity fasteners in poly packs at inflated prices. Thats OK if you need something quick to finish a job, but expensive on the long haul.

Check and see if you have a local...
03-11-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By speedy25

No amount of rinsing will remove the...

No amount of rinsing will remove the corrosiveness of salt. You need to use a salt neutralizer.
03-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By speedy25

As Doc already posted, an ebike bonus didnt get...

As Doc already posted, an ebike bonus didnt get passed, and probably wont get passed. A dealer near me was using the idea to drive some new sales, but I think its going to bite him when people cant...
03-02-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,961
Posted By speedy25

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal...

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal in the OP's area.
Soyabean had great advice. Getting something local is the best especially for someone who is a rookie. Yeah, many of you built bikes...
03-02-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,097
Posted By speedy25

I see something conspicuously absent from the...

I see something conspicuously absent from the tips.

Check the IPX rating for your bike to see if it can even be ridden in the rain without damage!!
I've had a number of bikes fail from being...
02-22-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By speedy25

MIPS is not new. I have known of it for about 5...

MIPS is not new. I have known of it for about 5 years.
I have a 6D MIPS helmet for emtb riding and another one for recreational rides.

While there may be others, Abus has a helmet specifically...
02-22-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By speedy25

Its not expected to be in force anytime soon....

Its not expected to be in force anytime soon. Dont make any expectations for it to happen.
02-04-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,453
Posted By speedy25

Its already been done! Look on youtube. The rear...

Its already been done! Look on youtube. The rear wheel is powered by a hub drive. Works well. I would do it if I had one of those bikes!
02-04-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By speedy25

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on...

And a plus 2 to spinnanz advice to NOT solder on batteries. The heat required to flow the solder usually damages the battery too.
02-04-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By speedy25

I havent seen any runout problems on any rotors...

I havent seen any runout problems on any rotors from cheap to expensive. I DO find better rotors have more "bite" and stopping power.
11-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By speedy25

Ooops! I forgot where the broke- It was on the...

Ooops! I forgot where the broke- It was on the hub end. I'll do an edit.

Scott- Not double butted. Tensioned like I always do, and I do give those crossings a squeeze.

I have had similar...
11-23-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By speedy25

The closest to fully assembled I have seen to...

The closest to fully assembled I have seen to date is the Stromer. Align the stem. tighten, and ride.

-SP
11-23-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By speedy25

Another broken spoke thread. :)

I've put together a lot of wheels over the years and NEVER have I had a spoke break on a wheel I built. Until now. :(

Customer came in with some broken spokes and I suggested a respoke of the...
11-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By speedy25

WHICH brake pad?? (Shimano)

Road bike in for some maintenance and the rear pads are worn down to very little. The pad is nothing I have in stock for other bikes.

I looked at the Shimano website which asks for a groupset and...
10-31-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By speedy25

With no keys it may be stolen. Same with no...

With no keys it may be stolen.
Same with no charger.
Paying a locksmith to pick the lock and make you a new key is the most cost effective. Drilling to lock is another option for battery removal,...
10-31-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By speedy25

Jagwire makes a pad that looks just like that.

Jagwire makes a pad that looks just like that.
10-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,046
Posted By speedy25

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that...

Sorry 2old, I'm one of those bike shop guys that really doesnt like conversion kits. Mostly because people install them poorly on bikes that should never be electrified anyway!

OP- Look at Yamaha....
10-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By speedy25

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who...

The controversy remains. Yes, there are those who think some wild regimen will make their battery last for a hundred years but it just wont happen.

Treating your battery like a lead acid battery...
10-07-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By speedy25

Sorry the Aussies are even crazier than the US...

Sorry the Aussies are even crazier than the US over covid! Does the country blame the yanks or the Chinese for this problem?

Anyway, back to batteries. DONT keep charging a battery that takes...
09-29-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By speedy25

There are already charged battery vendors...

There are already charged battery vendors somewhere in the Asian east. I saw a video where a scooter rider popped up his seat and removed 2 batteries and placed them in the vending machine. After...
09-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By speedy25

Its quite easy for any of those silverfish...

Its quite easy for any of those silverfish batteries to just quit one day. They typically arent made using quality cells. If it doesnt have voltage output with the key on, scrap it and buy a fresh...
09-29-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By speedy25

Plenty of misinformation here. Raleigh is...

Plenty of misinformation here.

Raleigh is NOT owned by Alta group. They are owned by a Dutch consortium, but I'm forgetting the name. Raleigh was always priced a bit higher since Altas agreement...
08-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By speedy25

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone...

Yes I can. i THINK you have an email or phone number for me from long ago.
08-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By speedy25

there is nothing out there to safely transport...

there is nothing out there to safely transport your bikes. You might be able to slide them in with the front wheels removed.

-SP
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