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04-05-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,445
Posted By fly135

This is one of those things that if you have to...

This is one of those things that if you have to ask, then you probably shouldn't.
11-16-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,930
Posted By fly135

If he bought his bike at the shop and they had of...

If he bought his bike at the shop and they had of policy of prioritizing their customers when doing repairs it would be fine. It might not even be a bad idea to make that a policy to get people to...
09-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,928
Posted By fly135

I have a Magnum Metro and love it. It has a 500W...

I have a Magnum Metro and love it. It has a 500W rear hub drive. I could probably easily get 60 miles on a single charge. Paid $1700 new at Crazy Lenny's in Winter Garden.
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08-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,232
Posted By fly135

Last year I got into biking. I bought a weathered...

Last year I got into biking. I bought a weathered GT Tachyon for $160. I put another $150 or so into a bike stand, various bike tools, and parts. I now have a nice 25lb road bike for cheap, and the...
08-15-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,750
Posted By fly135

Not all ebikes work the same way. My road ebike...

Not all ebikes work the same way. My road ebike is similar to what you describe, except it doesn't matter what pedal assist mode you select the acceleration is the same. The PAS mode only selects...
07-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By fly135

20 mile range wouldn't cut it for me. One point...

20 mile range wouldn't cut it for me. One point of owning an ebike is that you can go further and have more fun outdoors. Of course if you were buying it to strictly go short distances between...
06-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By fly135

Dat's a big battery.

Dat's a big battery.
06-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By fly135

I would list it for $200 - $250. Bikes are...

I would list it for $200 - $250. Bikes are priced really high right now.
06-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 37,238
Posted By fly135

I think that weight is very much dependent on the...

I think that weight is very much dependent on the individual and a number of factors that hide the effectiveness of any individual claim. I'm a 64yo active wakeboarder. I do bike but only started...
04-18-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By fly135

I picked up that Aldi one when they reduced the...

I picked up that Aldi one when they reduced the price to $12.50. It works great!
04-15-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By fly135

The purpose for lockout is that you lose energy...

The purpose for lockout is that you lose energy when the shocks are pumping while you are pedaling. So if when you don't need suspension, then lockout is useful. When you are climbing you don't want...
03-18-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,682
Posted By fly135

I have a Magnum Metro with rear hub drive. The...

I have a Magnum Metro with rear hub drive. The throttle seems like exactly what you need to get in motion. Spinning the crank is extremely easy because as soon as the bike recognizes the cadence it...
03-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,415
Posted By fly135

No information here relevant to my point. I know...

No information here relevant to my point. I know everything you just said. The sarcasm is that going over the 25kph on any bike powered or not presents an equal risk to society. The penalty should...
03-17-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,415
Posted By fly135

It was sarcasm. The idea that ebike riders that...

It was sarcasm. The idea that ebike riders that go over 15mph should be punished severely, yet non-powered bikes can go as fast as they want with maybe a small fine.
03-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,415
Posted By fly135

It's good to know that there have never been any...

It's good to know that there have never been any non ebike deaths attributed to going over the speed limit.
03-16-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 41,503
Posted By fly135

My personal theory and it's 100% conjecture is......

My personal theory and it's 100% conjecture is... Assuming equal strength of immune systems (i.e. take out of equation), how hard you get hit relative to the next guy is dependent on how much...
03-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,126
Posted By fly135

Shaming someone for asking online friends instead...

Shaming someone for asking online friends instead of just interacting with a computer.:thumb:
03-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,704
Posted By fly135

OTOH, more time to ride!

OTOH, more time to ride!
03-03-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,040
Posted By fly135

I have two bikes, a DAS-KIT hub drive and a Bosch...

I have two bikes, a DAS-KIT hub drive and a Bosch Mid Drive. Both operate differently, but the power level for the DAS-KIT is hidden in a password protected menu. The PAS on the DAS-KIT always puts...
03-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By fly135

OK, that is weird. First you tell me I'm wrong....

OK, that is weird. First you tell me I'm wrong. Then you go on to describe why I'm right. LOL! I claimed the motor ran out of steam at 24mph and you claim the motor output drops off above 24mph. Same...
02-21-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By fly135

IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty...

IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty much means it's worth at least $200. Kind of weird to me to put "sale pending" in the ad. As a buyer I would find that a turn off. CL is IMO first...
02-18-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,590
Posted By fly135

I would agree that if you have a death wish, then...

I would agree that if you have a death wish, then substituting a real weld with JB Weld is the way to go! :thumb:
02-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By fly135

It might be that the motor doesn't have enough...

It might be that the motor doesn't have enough power to go faster. I have a 500W hub drive that unlocked to 28 will only go about 24mph with you pedaling before it runs out of steam.
01-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,308
Posted By fly135

I have both kinds of ebikes (torque and cadance)....

I have both kinds of ebikes (torque and cadance). The torque sensing motor is a Bosch Performance CX mid drive and you can hardly feel the motor in EMTB mode. IN EMTB mode the PAS multiplier scales...
12-23-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,802
Posted By fly135

Same guitar addiction here. Starting learning at...

Same guitar addiction here. Starting learning at 50. Broke very (except thumb) metacarpal in my left (fretting) hand in a snowboard crash two years ago and it screwed up my hand bad enough that I...
12-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,531
Posted By fly135

I once broke the speed of light, went back in...

I once broke the speed of light, went back in time and told myself to slow down because it's not a race. I'm a bit upset because I forgot to tell myself to buy Apple stock, and now that I'm older I...
12-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By fly135

I have a cheap stand and hold mine by the seat...

I have a cheap stand and hold mine by the seat post, then rest the front wheel on a milk crate to maintain level balance. Since most of the maintenance involves the rear wheel being free to spin,...
11-25-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,474
Posted By fly135

I will say that they did a really good job of...

I will say that they did a really good job of making not look like it's electric.
11-24-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,474
Posted By fly135

Looks like they just reduced their price from...

Looks like they just reduced their price from insane to meh.
11-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,930
Posted By fly135

I'm guessing it's still way less than your...

I'm guessing it's still way less than your $3500cdn entry level hardtail. And a better eMTB.
11-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By fly135

Top speed is pretty slow (15mph). Hope your wife...

Top speed is pretty slow (15mph). Hope your wife doesn't go too fast. Interestingly a google search finds walmart with the same bike and a top speed of 20mph.:foo:
11-22-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,930
Posted By fly135

The one's in my link are mid drive.

The one's in my link are mid drive.
11-22-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,930
Posted By fly135

I got my eMTB and street eBike from Lenny's at a...

I got my eMTB and street eBike from Lenny's at a great price. I don't think they get stuck with them. I think they find great deals where maybe the factory or distributors are stuck with a bunch. If...
11-21-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,707
Posted By fly135

I am similar to you. I'm 64. 1) My dad died...

I am similar to you. I'm 64.

1) My dad died instantly on the golf course from a heart attack at 74. He was really out of shape with quite a big pot belly.

2) I will sometimes measure high BP at...
11-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,930
Posted By fly135

If they ship to CA that Atom Lynx 6 is a rock'n...

If they ship to CA that Atom Lynx 6 is a rock'n deal.

https://www.crazylennysebikes.com/crazydeal/



That's only for using a throttle and not pedaling.
11-21-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By fly135

I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. ...

I love my eMTB. It's not an effortless romp. But definitely not "almost as much exertion as a standard mountain bike".
11-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,031
Posted By fly135

When you can't get the bike past the 2 to 3mph...

When you can't get the bike past the 2 to 3mph required to keep it upright, then you are too old.
11-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
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: 1,316
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: 54
Views: 6,283
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: 256
Views: 48,707
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: 16
Views: 1,983
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: 12,397
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: 12,397
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: 3,354
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: 1,036
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: 37
Views: 5,406
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: 1,181
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: 37
Views: 5,406
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: 597
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...
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