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06-09-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
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....
06-09-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,003
Posted By cat0020

Got caught in the thunderstorm in NYC yesterday...

Got caught in the thunderstorm in NYC yesterday afternoon with the cargo e-bike, rode about 8 miles in the rain.. not the torrential downpour, but still it was steady rain.
I was still using PAS &...
06-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By cat0020

Check out the thread below for mid-drive motor,...

Check out the thread below for mid-drive motor, with Rholoff hub e-bike options:

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1222046-mid-drive-rohloff-rear-hub.html
06-07-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By cat0020

Check Alibaba, do need to know the specifics...

Check Alibaba, do need to know the specifics about your battery to offer better sources.
06-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By cat0020

How recent was the hip replacement and bad knee? ...

How recent was the hip replacement and bad knee? Has she spent much time in the saddle since?

Maybe a recumbent can allow her more saddle time without the discomfort, have you thought about that...
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By cat0020

I practice putting my knee far away from the...

I practice putting my knee far away from the handlebar, depending on which way the handlebar is turned; just straighten out the leg to avoid hitting my knee. Back pedal if need to.
05-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cat0020

VanMoof looks nice. How did you like it? ...

VanMoof looks nice.

How did you like it?

Feels enough juice to get you around?

Able to carry it up & down a flight of stairs to get around the subway?

Theft prevention looks...
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,901
Posted By cat0020

Perfection for me: ...

Perfection for me:

https://silodrome.com/dino-206-sp-reborn/?fbclid=IwAR0StFyi2MW1CP-jZ-2doON6o7aLw_AA4SCRq_46UOJbLeg6jRDbTFJ3Y4w
...
05-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cat0020

I'm sure there is a limit, how low is depending...

I'm sure there is a limit, how low is depending on rider's comfort in controlling the bike.
Seat tube/seatpost battery for e-bikes pretty much comes in one length: long.
Just as most if not all...
05-28-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cat0020

My main residence out in PA near Valley Forge...

My main residence out in PA near Valley Forge National Park, less tax, less insurance cost, plenty of space there to ride and store toys.
I work in Brooklyn, reside in Hoboken during the weekdays....
05-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cat0020

I've been commuting in NYC traffic with my...

I've been commuting in NYC traffic with my bicycles since 2013.
Always looking for that lightest commuter bike.
Your budget is plenty to find a suitable bike.
But you need to specify some...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

I'm a musician, I listen. Acoustic...

I'm a musician, I listen.

Acoustic instrument & electric instruments have different sounds, but same purpose.. similarly acoustic bicycles & electric bicycles make very distinct sound when...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

Let us know how it works out for you when you get...

Let us know how it works out for you when you get one.
I see hot operating conditions when you pedal manually (acoustically) most of the time without PAS.
Maybe weather is mainly cold or chilly...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

Simple yes or no answer would do. Your...

Simple yes or no answer would do.

Your inability to be direct at answering simple question is not my problem.
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

Stop assuming, I didn't ask if it was beyond you...

Stop assuming, I didn't ask if it was beyond you capabilities, I was simply asking whether you've done it, ever?
Sure seems like you're avoiding the question..
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

I didn't ask what you can squat, stop avoiding...

I didn't ask what you can squat, stop avoiding the question.
IME, more recumbent riders are likely to have back issues, could do without lifting 250 lb. when changing a flat tire.

Bicycles in...
05-26-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By cat0020

I reside in one state, own & commute to...

I reside in one state, own & commute to businesses in two other neighboring states within 2 hour ride time.:lol:
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

And you've dragged a 4-wheeled vehicle onto...

And you've dragged a 4-wheeled vehicle onto grass, side of road and changed a flat tire without taking the wheel off before?
You seem to fail to answer my question in previous post
.
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

So by "less" you meant "easier"? Have you ever...

So by "less" you meant "easier"?
Have you ever tried to fix a flat on a 4-wheeled vehicle without taking the wheel off the vehicle?
IME of changing flat tires after three decades, it is not easier.
05-25-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By cat0020

I think for American market, the tiny ebikes are...

I think for American market, the tiny ebikes are tough sell.
Most folks in traffic consider regular sized bicycles as toys, don't belong on public roads to begin with; smaller folding bikes with...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

Not sure what you mean by "less".. getting a flat...

Not sure what you mean by "less".. getting a flat tire still render it inoperable and in need of transport to a destination to get the flat tire fixed.. whether it be a garage or shop.. unless you...
05-25-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By cat0020

I ordered a small ebike for my mother-in-law last...

I ordered a small ebike for my mother-in-law last month through Alibaba.
MIL is 78 y-o, 4' 8" tall, weighing less than 100 lb.; likely will not be pedaling much while riding; mainly just want to get...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

Regardless whether it has AC inside, have you...

Regardless whether it has AC inside, have you tried working out in a AC gym? still gets hot.

Transport & storage of these 4-wheeled vehicle are still going to be a hassle.. for any mechanical...
05-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By cat0020

Another "blurry" e-bike in the news: ...

Another "blurry" e-bike in the news:

https://electrek.co/2021/05/25/the-40-mph-ristretto-electric-bike-puts-a-fresh-spin-on-powerful-mid-drive-e-bikes/
...
05-25-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By cat0020

This certainly blurs the line: Juiced Scorpion...

This certainly blurs the line: Juiced Scorpion (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1204451-juiced-bikes-scorpion.html)

https://i.imgur.com/8KtjCZO.jpg

There are also less expensive...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By cat0020

I'd imagine it gets hot inside pretty quick. ...

I'd imagine it gets hot inside pretty quick.
Flat tire might be a pain to change, maybe it has solid rubber tires.
Until the novelty wears out, it will just be hated among motor vehicle traffic...
05-24-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,223
Posted By cat0020

Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr...

Bafang G510 motor, 48v 1kw, 30A, 12.7 A/hr battery.
Not teh most powerful motor, but sure is a hefty e-bike.
https://i.imgur.com/2HG4Asg.jpg
05-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,223
Posted By cat0020

Cool Purchased on Alibaba on 14 JAN 2021, received on...

Purchased on Alibaba on 14 JAN 2021, received on 19 MAY 2021.
https://i.imgur.com/DDX5Ubh.jpg.
https://i.imgur.com/01GpdFG.jpg
Will need to cut the fork steertube and maybe fit a different stem....
05-22-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,003
Posted By cat0020

Ordered on Alibaba, 14 JAN 2021. Delivered on 19...

Ordered on Alibaba, 14 JAN 2021. Delivered on 19 MAY 2021.
https://i.imgur.com/4ra9DzK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/01GpdFG.jpg

Pump up the tires, check the important bolts, torque the cranks bolts,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By cat0020

That's probably the general limitation for LWB...

That's probably the general limitation for LWB recumbents, but you don't have to lift the front end completely off the ground to allow front wheel to "unweight" and roll over minor obstacles.
As...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By cat0020

Besides crossing the railroads at perpendicular...

Besides crossing the railroads at perpendicular angle, there is a technique to "unweight" the front wheel by accelerating quickly from near stop, low speed and using the forward momentum to get the...
05-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,055
Posted By cat0020

Load capacity. I bought my cargo e-bike off...

Load capacity.
I bought my cargo e-bike off Alibaba back in OCT 2020, it was delivered in FEB 2021.
I use it for transporting large volume of left over foods from schools to homeless shelter in...
04-30-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By cat0020

I didn't know you already purchased the 3k watt...

I didn't know you already purchased the 3k watt motor, maybe you can return it for a refund?

May not be something to consider but durability, practicality & utility are very much priorities for me...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-29-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By cat0020

Nope, that could be a drafting speed record, ...

Nope, that could be a drafting speed record,
but not a human powered speed record, those records belong to the recumbents: IHPVA
https://youtu.be/zNW1gaYR9wg (http://ihpva.org/home/)
04-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By cat0020

One thing to keep in mind is whether you're used...

One thing to keep in mind is whether you're used to operating a bicycle or e-bike among traffic at high speed.
I've built my own 82v 45k watt rear wheel e-bike out of my old DH bike for street...
04-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

BTDT many times, seen too many similar situations...

BTDT many times, seen too many similar situations with regular bicycles, too.
If the first visit to the shop was due to owner abuse, likely repeat business for the shop if you just treat the...
04-29-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By cat0020

https://www.qualisports.us/collections/dolphin/pro...

https://www.qualisports.us/collections/dolphin/products/dolphin

I got the bike back in 2019, it was a little cheaper back then, under $1k.
Smaller wheel size usually offer stronger wheel, 750x...
04-28-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By cat0020

Do you really need 3k watt power output? If speed...

Do you really need 3k watt power output? If speed is not a priority.
If you're only dealing with power output to climb hills & against windy conditions, 3k watts seems overkill.
To carry a e-bike...
04-28-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By cat0020

Consider COVID, the global shortage in raw...

Consider COVID, the global shortage in raw materials, shipping traffic issues, in additional to tariffs & other political issues between China & US; I have no doubt that purchases from China is...
04-28-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

Question I realize my experience is anecdotal, hence the...

I realize my experience is anecdotal, hence the reason I asked for real data with numbers.

I realize that I am lucky to have two e-bike shops in Brooklyn that sell, service & repair these cheap...
04-27-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

How many stories have you got? I'm trying...

How many stories have you got?

I'm trying to find out the statistics. How many cheap e-bikes gets sold, how many of those sold require repair/warranty?

Do you know the numbers? How many cheap...
04-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,223
Posted By cat0020

My Chinese cargo e-bike purchased over the winter...

My Chinese cargo e-bike purchased over the winter 2020.
Workhorse to transport food between school & homeless shelter in Brooklyn.
https://i.imgur.com/zsOYoBm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZeB3HgM.jpg
04-26-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,003
Posted By cat0020

Been carrying leftovers from our school to the...

Been carrying leftovers from our school to the local homeless shelter on my cargo ebike, can hold about 20 lb. in each milk crate.
Going over bumps really jars the contents, maybe need to let out...
04-25-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By cat0020

Sad that our society has accepted the norm that...

Sad that our society has accepted the norm that bicycles or e-bikes need to be transported to some place first to be ridden safely.
If budget allows, I would go with purchase of complete e-bikes...
Forum: Foo
04-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,901
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/cUHSxgR.gif

https://i.imgur.com/cUHSxgR.gif
04-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

Very confusing run-on sentence. 339 bikes or...

Very confusing run-on sentence.
339 bikes or e-bikes?
40 bikes (or e-bikes) that you've performed warranty service, but they were not all sold from your shop?
By "little bit of time", is that...
04-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

Out of 214 e-bike you've sold in the last...

Out of 214 e-bike you've sold in the last calendar year, warranty issues is at least 40 e-bikes?

"Smoking battery" is that one incident or multiple?
04-20-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,352
Posted By cat0020

Anyone in thread that have claimed to have...

Anyone in thread that have claimed to have performed multiple repairs on cheap e-bikes.
04-19-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By cat0020

I would not clamp the bike from top tube if...

I would not clamp the bike from top tube if aluminum frame.

Seatpost would be better place to clamp, extend the seatpost if needed so there is enough room to clamp,
keep the seat tube as vertical...
04-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By cat0020

Currently, ALL my e-bikes have key locks on the...

Currently, ALL my e-bikes have key locks on the battery, requires a key to turn on the battery & remove the battery from the frame.
Most of the cheap, Chinese delivery e-bikes I see around NYC also...
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