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09-08-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tds101

Thumbs down And this is the problem with opinions such as...

And this is the problem with opinions such as yours. This is about electric bikes, NOT electric motorcycles. Your stance is all or nothing, and that's ridiculous.
09-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By 2old

Sorry to break your misinformed bubble, but more...

Sorry to break your misinformed bubble, but more than half the states have mandated that electric bicycles (Class 1, 2 & 3 with different rules/requirements for each) are defined as bicycles NOT...
09-08-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tds101

OK, I'm seeing we might actually be on the same...

OK, I'm seeing we might actually be on the same page. The problem is idiots trying to do things they shouldn't be doing. That I truly have an issue with. But we ARE self policing. As riders it's up...
09-08-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tds101

So your boorish, elitist attitude of only...

So your boorish, elitist attitude of only non-electric bicycles being allowed on the trails, to get where you can't get to on foot is what you want? Who are you to decide? As long as ebike riders...
09-08-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tds101

And there's your problem. You're stuck in an...

And there's your problem. You're stuck in an archaic mindset, believing that anyone riding an ebike is hell bent on doing what dirt bikers do. I ride ebikes to allow me to have the ability to ride...
09-07-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tds101

Thumbs down Wrong! Go do some research,... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 ...

Wrong! Go do some research,... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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08-20-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 631
Posted By StanSeven

I cleaned up the thread. Let’s stop with the...

I cleaned up the thread. Let’s stop with the personal attacks.
07-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By Rick

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even...

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even replacing brake pads ,you still have squeaky brakes. Replace the rotors with ebike rated rotors.
06-16-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By VonCarlos

I have a Park tension meter and use it to just...

I have a Park tension meter and use it to just confirm what I've trued, based on spoke ring sound.
06-14-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By ajh.me

Jobst Brandt's The Bicycle Wheel gives good...

Jobst Brandt's The Bicycle Wheel gives good justification for the spokes to be absolutely maxed in tension.

I've built perhaps a dozen wheels over the past 50 years and have never used a...
06-08-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By sortieavelo

Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Park Tool...

Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Park Tool alignment tool. I have a few other bikes that will benefit from that.
04-01-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

You are welcome to upgrade your account if you...

You are welcome to upgrade your account if you would like to advertise.
03-27-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Only a couple of years ago some LBS suppliers did...

Only a couple of years ago some LBS suppliers did offer angled face brake pads, I just searched both QBP and JBI's sites for such pads and I no longer see them listed.

I suggest getting the...
03-25-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve seen a lot of those but only from Helmart...

I’ve seen a lot of those but only from Helmart Slagnesium bikes.
03-23-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Crankycrank

Pretty good service on Bosch's part. I recommend...

Pretty good service on Bosch's part. I recommend asking the moderators if you can move this to the "Electric Bikes" section as probably a lot more people there could benefit from this info.
03-22-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,650
Posted By 2old

CA and 30 or so other states (haven't looked...

CA and 30 or so other states (haven't looked lately so I don't know the exact number) have a state law with the "Class" system. This defines three classes of electric bicycles, (750 W max) and...
02-28-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,766
Posted By HillRider

I expect after 9 years, the OP has either figured...

I expect after 9 years, the OP has either figured it out or given up.
02-27-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,961
Posted By soyabean

Budget and ebikes are two words that don't mix. ...

Budget and ebikes are two words that don't mix.

You asked for advice and my advice is for you to find a good LBS that will take care of you.

Ebikes are amazing. Do find something that works for...
02-13-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By squirtdad

I just bought Chain-L from the website maybe a...

I just bought Chain-L from the website maybe a month ago
02-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By spinnanz

I'd also not solder expensive know type of...

I'd also not solder expensive know type of batteries. Spot welding is what's required.
01-01-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By rapattack

repaired

Hi I just thought I would update you that I had the battery repaired. They said some cells had stopped working and something else but I've now forgotten. It cost me about $175 Australian to get it...
10-10-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,365
Posted By stmalk

Yes, these were lose spokes. Weirdly that store...

Yes, these were lose spokes. Weirdly that store couldn't figure that out or they just didn't bother to even check.
And they kept reporting back to Blix that everything is A-OK.
I went to another...
10-09-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By josephvman

I just got on my Specialized Vado SL this morning...

I just got on my Specialized Vado SL this morning for the first time in a few months. I charged it fully after my last ride and then took it off the charger. I was amazed to see that after a few...
09-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By mprince

I'd be looking at a gunked up pivot or sticking...

I'd be looking at a gunked up pivot or sticking cable before a spring in the derailleur.
09-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By Doc_Wui

I have a silverfish battery like the one in the...

I have a silverfish battery like the one in the picture on one of my bikes. Not a fuse. They either work or are blown, They won't come back to life the next day.

Mine died too. It was giving my...
08-22-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By mclewis1

Search on "ebike battery voltage chart" and pick...

Search on "ebike battery voltage chart" and pick the chart that best works for you. Make sure you're using the 48v battery listing. But in a simple comment ... No 48v batteries are not fully charged...
07-29-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By krakhaus

You don't have enough spindle on the drive side....

You don't have enough spindle on the drive side. You'll either need to adjust it out, or get a longer spindle.
07-18-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Jeff Wills

That's pretty amazing- the front derailleur on a...

That's pretty amazing- the front derailleur on a Gold Rush is well shielded from road dirt. Did you just not clean it for a couple years?
07-12-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,713
Posted By kctrading

I received the replacement lead that will need to...

I received the replacement lead that will need to be re-solder them to the motor once I disassemble it.... per the youtube videos it's looks pretty easy...thanks
07-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By 2old

Try the C & V forum. It looks so unique it may be...

Try the C & V forum. It looks so unique it may be worth something.
07-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,713
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend asking the moderators if you can move...

I recommend asking the moderators if you can move this to the "Electric Bikes" section. Probably a greater number of experienced folks over there.
06-09-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,246
Posted By cat0020

Back in 10 DEC 2020, I ordered two spare...

Back in 10 DEC 2020, I ordered two spare batteries for my employee's e-bikes through Alibaba.
48v, 10Ah, $195 each, free shipping, comes with chargers, received on 27 DEC 2020 of placing the order....
05-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By Doc_Wui

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries....

UltraFire has always lied about their batteries. You probably need three of them to get 3.5AH. but one will likely fail and kill the whole pack.
05-14-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By 2old

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery...

Since, AFAIK,Samsung and other well-known battery manufacturers have a 3500 mAh max for their batteries, IMO someone at Ultra was smoking contraband when they wrote the specs for that battery.
05-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gresp15C

My friend had the same problem on his e-bike. The...

My friend had the same problem on his e-bike. The flatted axle had rotated a tiny bit in the dropout, and dug its threads into the dropout, so it was good and stuck. This was visible once we got the...
05-02-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By Doc_Wui

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will...

A 26D is 2600maH and a 35E is 3500maH. You will reduce your batteries capacity by 0.90AH.

Even though you're only doing one cell, the battery capacity is determined by its weakest cell group. This...
04-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By veganbikes

Real data? You are giving anecdotal evidence as...

Real data? You are giving anecdotal evidence as well! I don't own the shop but I have worked in shops for a while and seen a lot of different bikes come through over the year. Some people get lucky...
04-20-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By veganbikes

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for...

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for service at any given time

Most common repairs are busted hub drives (spokes, burnt motors...) and controllers and such and of course flat fixes. In the...
04-14-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the...

If you gave me one, I would probably crush the Rad Mission after scavenging all the useful pieces. Why? It's only one speed. They are catering to uneducated customers or clueless hipsters.
04-10-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted...

Is that a toaster or a battery? The wires melted the solder and came off. You got burn marks on the cloth sheathing?. You got burn marks on the balance wires under the wrapping? Unless that last...
04-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike...

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike which may feel twitchy if you're used to riding a bike with more stable geometry. What were you riding before? As mentioned after more time riding the...
04-05-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By Doc_Wui

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a...

Sure, if you buy an inexpensive bike, there's a chance it has a failure and how do you fix it. In the case of Ecotric, there's a guy right now on the facebook forum that has been shipped a second...
04-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By veganbikes

Ahhh yes the global crisis causing parts delays,...

Ahhh yes the global crisis causing parts delays, that is certainly an issue purely for Shimano and there motor is at fault entirely. Focus did leave the U.S. but they still have very decent support...
04-04-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By veganbikes

It's an e-bike it's fun. They have a crappy...

It's an e-bike it's fun. They have a crappy throttle that makes it into a motorcycle so you don't have to pedal it, what's not to like about that. It's down the line when things get bad.

You know...
04-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,502
Posted By veganbikes

Having tons of them in the shop for repairs I...

Having tons of them in the shop for repairs I would say do not buy, we have had quite a few get abandoned because people don't want to deal with them. Many of the companies that sell them also don't...
01-22-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By hamilgs

I have one too, a 2fr, AA534. Will be getting an...

I have one too, a 2fr, AA534. Will be getting an ELF Informer dashboard for it from https://www.tonkaproducts.com/
01-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By 10cup

No, $10.95 for two keys.

No, $10.95 for two keys.
01-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By 10cup

Thank you did just that today!

Thank you did just that today!
11-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,173
Posted By unterhausen

moved here from General cycling.

moved here from General cycling.
05-12-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,983
Posted By linberl

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and...

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and deal with voltage and watts and such, buying a cheap e-bike is a pound-foolish decision. It WILL crap out on you and if you cannot fix it, you will be...
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