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11-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By fly135

This is a good point. My motor is built into the...

This is a good point. My motor is built into the frame with a skid plate. Based on stuff I went over yesterday, I'd say a mid drive conversion would have been beat up pretty good.
11-16-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By fly135

That Giant looks like a nice bike. A hub drive...

That Giant looks like a nice bike. A hub drive will give you more power for the money. My mid drive (Bosch) is torque sensing and requires more user effort than my hub drive street bike. So depending...
11-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By fly135

I'm 64 and picked up an eMTB this year. Been...

I'm 64 and picked up an eMTB this year. Been waiting for the temps to drop a bit before hitting the trails. But I've been able to hit a few off roads spots. In Central Florida we have some pretty...
11-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

That's when it's time to break out the eBike and...

That's when it's time to break out the eBike and ruin it for them.:)
11-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By fly135

This forum has the screwiest scrolling I've seen....

This forum has the screwiest scrolling I've seen. And this is on a computer running Firefox. Just trying to access the menus at the top on a multi page thread is annoying as ****. You can't get to...
11-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By fly135

Sounds like something that only fat people would...

Sounds like something that only fat people would risk. Not seeing the benefit for others.
11-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By fly135

What if you don't have any spare fat to burn? ...

What if you don't have any spare fat to burn? High carb, high fiber works for me.
11-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By fly135

Go with the 2.1" tires. Fat tires are for sand...

Go with the 2.1" tires. Fat tires are for sand and/or snow. You'll get better efficiency from the motor.

BTW a $80 scooter rack rated for 500lbs works great for carrying a heavy eBike.
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11-10-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By fly135

10Ah means it can deliver 10 amps for an hour or...

10Ah means it can deliver 10 amps for an hour or 600amps for a minute. However, it really won't deliver 600 amps for a minute, and it may not even deliver 10 amps for an hours. Amp-hours are...
11-09-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By fly135

Just curious as how the Haibike falls short on...

Just curious as how the Haibike falls short on fun. I have a similar bike and love it. Is it the 20mph motor cutoff? Too heavy?
11-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By fly135

Don't know much about different chain materials,...

Don't know much about different chain materials, but your question suggests that you are more concerned about the chain after switching the rear gear. The tension on the chain should be the same....
11-08-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By fly135

I have an eMTB with a Bosch mid drive motor. ...

I have an eMTB with a Bosch mid drive motor. What I'd ideally like to see is virtually free as it requires no change in the mechanical parts. The motor measures both cadence and torque input from...
11-07-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By fly135

BTW, the horz lines on the Heart Rate "seems" to...

BTW, the horz lines on the Heart Rate "seems" to be labeled incorrectly. They look like they should be labeled with the avg HR, not the max. I think that the label is the max, but just looks like...
11-07-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By fly135

Road bike vs Electric Mountain Bike

Recently got a HR sensor, so I decided to do a direct comparison to the kind of exercise you can get on both. Both rides were the first 10 miles of a 20 mile ride. I rode about as hard as I could on...
11-02-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By fly135

Amplifying your effort requires a torque sensing...

Amplifying your effort requires a torque sensing motor. Hub drives like my DAS-Kit only sense the pedals turning (cadence sensor). The Bosch mid drive in my mountain bike has a torque sensor and does...
11-02-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,409
Posted By fly135

What size tires and pressure where you running on...

What size tires and pressure where you running on both bikes?
11-02-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By fly135

Sounds like replacing the cheaper chain more...

Sounds like replacing the cheaper chain more frequently than when it's worn will help extend the life of the cassette.
11-02-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By fly135

Using my DAS-Kit as an example, if you set the...

Using my DAS-Kit as an example, if you set the PAS to 1 (which say gets you to 10mph), you won't be able to get the bike to 20mph with extra leg effort unless you have gorilla legs. You can always...
11-01-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,805
Posted By fly135

The equivalent benefit is a question mark. The...

The equivalent benefit is a question mark. The data is basically HR and time. But I question how to measure equivalency. I've been looking into how people use HR to gauge exercise. Maintaining a...
11-01-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By fly135

The PAS on my DAS-Kit rear hub drive does fade...

The PAS on my DAS-Kit rear hub drive does fade the motor out at different speeds based on PAS setting. So if you want to go 14mph you might set it to 3 (of 1-6 on mine). I can't remember the exact...
11-01-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,805
Posted By fly135

I just bought a HR sensor and took my unplugged...

I just bought a HR sensor and took my unplugged street bike out for a 10 mile ride (rest at turnaround, 20 mile total) that I take each week with a group on a MUP. I recorded the speed/HR...
11-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By fly135

I have a class 3 street bike and a class 1 MTB. I...

I have a class 3 street bike and a class 1 MTB. I bought the street bike w/ 500watt hub drive initially because it felt so powerful. The 250watt mid drive on the class 1 MTB felt anemic. Bottom line...
11-01-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,752
Posted By fly135

One thing I've noticed is that my situational...

One thing I've noticed is that my situational awareness is much better on the ebike. The harder I work on my regular bike, the more my focus is detracted from the environment.
11-01-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

Still trying to sort this out. I was googling...

Still trying to sort this out. I was googling "max hr" to see what your HR means overall. One article (link below) says that you shouldn't be able to maintain "zone 5" (i.e. HR >= 90% Max) for more...
10-31-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

Took my new HR sensor out for a 2nd longer ride...

Took my new HR sensor out for a 2nd longer ride today that had some hills. Got my max HR (161) slightly above the 220-age rule (220-64=156) that I should ignore.:)

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10-31-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By fly135

If it's a hub drive with cadence sensor then you...

If it's a hub drive with cadence sensor then you will want a brake cutoff. The cadence sensing is usually too slow to react fast enough. I would suggest you send an email query if the specs don't...
10-29-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

Take SS later?

Take SS later?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

LOL. I was coming here to ask him how he gets...

LOL. I was coming here to ask him how he gets the courage to go out of the house everyday with all the 16 year old drivers out there.
10-28-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

I just got a $20 CooSpo chest Bt HR sensor in...

I just got a $20 CooSpo chest Bt HR sensor in from Amazon this morning. Installed the Strava app on my android phone and went for a test ride on my full suspension mountain bike. It was just around...
10-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By fly135

That sounds right. My DAS-Kit hub drive seems to...

That sounds right. My DAS-Kit hub drive seems to be either on or off at the same power depending on speed and PAS setting when you start/stop pedaling up until you get close to the top speed of that...
10-27-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By fly135

I have a DAS-Kit 500 watt rear hub drive with 6...

I have a DAS-Kit 500 watt rear hub drive with 6 PAS settings. It only detects that you are turning the pedals. Each settings 1-6 will propel you to a certain speed if the pedals are turning. For...
10-26-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By fly135

There are some types of ebike motors that do...

There are some types of ebike motors that do regenerative braking. That means it recharges the battery when active. This creates a braking effect like lowering the gear in a car going downhill. It...
10-26-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

Yeah I know... The crazy things that people...

Yeah I know... The crazy things that people believe. BTW, have you met Jesus?
10-25-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

It was on NPR. I do recall something about thick...

It was on NPR. I do recall something about thick blood. Not much beyond that. I just ordered a cheap Bt chest monitor. Curious to see what my HR is doing on a ride.
10-24-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

I've started to think I should pick up a HR...

I've started to think I should pick up a HR monitor as well. I would like to see what my HR is when I'm pushing it. I've never run into the situation where I feel like crap later. But then again I...
10-24-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,951
Posted By fly135

Although this isn't directly relevant to your...

Although this isn't directly relevant to your question, I was listening to an article on the radio talking about top tier cyclists needing to have a HR monitor with an alarm while they sleep. ...
10-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,752
Posted By fly135

The group that I ride with has an exhausting...

The group that I ride with has an exhausting amount of things you are supposed to do and say. "biker up" and "walker up" are just two of them.
10-23-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By fly135

Why not give us a real choice. The other two are...

Why not give us a real choice. The other two are a don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

I own an ebike and supply my own power. The only...

I own an ebike and supply my own power. The only way to supply your own power on a motorcycle is to get off and push. Seems as though you don't know the difference between an ebike and a...
10-23-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By fly135

As someone who weighs under 140lbs, if weight is...

As someone who weighs under 140lbs, if weight is a problem I would support restricting rider and bike weight to under 200lbs without regard to what powers the bike. Pretty sure the huge guys are...
10-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,752
Posted By fly135

Too much binary thinking always leads to the...

Too much binary thinking always leads to the wrong conclusion. There are all kinds of ebikes and ways to use them. Benefits from exercise aren't all or nothing. You don't seem to have a grip on the...
10-21-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By fly135

Good price. Did you have integrated shifters? I...

Good price. Did you have integrated shifters? I would like to upgrade a mountain bike from mechanical to hydraulic, so a link would be appreciated. $55 would be super cheap if the shifters are...
10-21-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,676
Posted By fly135

When my brakes rub I just loosen the caliper...

When my brakes rub I just loosen the caliper bolts on the fork, hold the brake lever, then tighten the bolts. That recenters the pads on the disk.
10-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By fly135

If you watch the video, you will see that the...

If you watch the video, you will see that the throttle is limited to 20mph. That's the same with my street ebike, which is unlocked for pedaling up to 28mph. Mine will only get up to about 24mph on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,156
Posted By fly135

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191020_095029_5038d401219a335e5a571174bede4d94f1de557c.jpg

At the turn around point of a 30 mile tide.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

If all the bikers who felt like you would wear...

If all the bikers who felt like you would wear clown hats, we could instantly tell you apart from the rest who aren't concerned with such things. You could start a movement.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

I'd say the porters are the real heros.

I'd say the porters are the real heros.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

It would be a shame if someone cheated and all...

It would be a shame if someone cheated and all that money was wasted on charity.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

Maybe they could change the rules to collect your...

Maybe they could change the rules to collect your sweat and weigh it to record the contribution.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,862
Posted By fly135

I agree with not getting a front wheel drive. Go...

I agree with not getting a front wheel drive. Go with a rear hub drive.
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