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06-12-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By kayakindude

I do the same on my Wrangler, I leave the tires...

I do the same on my Wrangler, I leave the tires on (now that the front has a motor hub). I just tie red cloth strips to each rim since it is an oversized load. Have not had any issues and I use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By kayakindude

My samsonite flight suitcase was just over 100...

My samsonite flight suitcase was just over 100 and has been used many times without issue even though oversized. Rims are 24 but you may be able to squeeze a set of 26 in there.
05-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By kayakindude

A lot of good feedback on motors and wattage. It...

A lot of good feedback on motors and wattage. It makes asking the OP what kind of rider they are and type of terrain pertinent.

On indoor rides I'm an average 220 watts and the wife 95 watts, so...
05-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By kayakindude

I second the value of the radar. It provides a ...

I second the value of the radar. It provides a rapid beep on top of the deep red when a car approaches at high speed, showing exactly how fast they are closing. The other huge thing it does is tells...
05-23-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By kayakindude

I am really sorry you seem so negative about...

I am really sorry you seem so negative about something my wife and I have really been enjoying for the past six months. Maybe not everyone wants so much power you barely have to pedal, maybe some of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By kayakindude

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem...

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem mount and gain one of the great advantages of their bag systems at a non brompton price.

Have a Brompton bag on my Dahon for the last 3 years for...
05-16-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,335
Posted By kayakindude

On your left Sometimes you just have to...

On your left

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Kudos to the "diver"
05-14-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

No doubt that was the biggest hurdle, one that...

No doubt that was the biggest hurdle, one that the universal mount would have eliminated. That being said I have yet to swap it in after getting the original setup dialed in. Been riding with the...
05-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By kayakindude

Pics and a breakdown of the process posted here: ...

Pics and a breakdown of the process posted here:

Swytch (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1204492-swytch.html)
05-11-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By kayakindude

Getting back to the basic question posed by the...

Getting back to the basic question posed by the OP. I went with Swytch. 250 watt front hub system that adds 6 pounds, 4 of which is a quick release battery that mounts on the front handlebar. This is...
04-02-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By kayakindude

If you are just looking for part time assist then...

If you are just looking for part time assist then 250w is plenty. My front hub kit gets my tandem uphill while trailering a dog without having to drop out of the largest ring. I have the swytch you...
03-29-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By kayakindude

That's the guide I am using, which looks like...

That's the guide I am using, which looks like loosen the fixing bolt and everything should slide nice-nice. To be clear the centering bolt remains untouched? Just loosen the fixing bolt a few turns...
03-28-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By kayakindude

No worries about pounding on the bolt I'm trying...

No worries about pounding on the bolt I'm trying to be careful. The instructions I have found coupled with scarce videos basically say loosen the bolt. Stick a hex wrench in one of the other holes,...
03-28-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By kayakindude

Timing chain adjustment

Was really surprised there are no YouTube videos on adjusting the wedges on a Cannondale to tighten the timing chain. I loosened the wedge bolt a few turns but couldn't get the wedge to rotate (broke...
03-23-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,482
Posted By kayakindude

Just a clarification on Rouvy you can drop in...

Just a clarification on Rouvy you can drop in anywhere on a course. I really like that feature because I can ride hard on a course and the wife jumps on for the last 10 miles and we can ride...
03-15-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By kayakindude

I'm pretty new to ebiking but one big benefit in...

I'm pretty new to ebiking but one big benefit in cold weather is you can minimize the layer of sweat while still getting a good ride in. Not a fan of sweat turning into the chills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,070
Posted By kayakindude

I love my Swytch kit. Bought 2, 1st one is on a...

I love my Swytch kit. Bought 2, 1st one is on a tandem. Other will go on my wife's road bike to keep up with my Chameleon :)

On a smaller folder their Brompton block mount would be ideal.
03-12-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,304
Posted By kayakindude

I wish both of you a speedy recovery. I hope you...

I wish both of you a speedy recovery. I hope you keep riding and enjoy life. Try to keep a sense of humor and thanks for sharing. You don't owe anyone here an explanation.

Ride on.
03-02-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By kayakindude

I have a similar system, Swytch, but it is uses...

I have a similar system, Swytch, but it is uses PAS, though you can add a throttle. Same as you wanted something light and a very minimal assist. Doing a good job on a loaded tandem and can't wait to...
02-28-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By kayakindude

For me it's not critical because we can just...

For me it's not critical because we can just continue without assist, but I just assumed the bars would work similar to a smartphone...if the variables are consistent, then the drain should be too....
02-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,482
Posted By kayakindude

I too settled on Rouvy and really enjoy the...

I too settled on Rouvy and really enjoy the Ironman routes. One thing that would be a great add on would be the ability to filter routes by live riders. Depending on your mood it would be great to...
02-28-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By kayakindude

Battery drain

So I'm trying to understand battery drain. I would think a system that has bars to indicate the amount of usage would be pretty even. But on a 30 mile ride today that was not the case at all.

I...
02-26-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By kayakindude

My 1st conversion is on our Cannondale tandem. I...

My 1st conversion is on our Cannondale tandem. I went with a Swytch kit which I detailed at length in the ebike sub-forum under Swytch.

Swytch ...
02-24-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was...

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was able to get a solid test in. It was about 45 degrees out and we rode 18 miles, clocking in on the hour.

Test was on the tandem pulling a trailer....
02-24-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By kayakindude

I like that you can ride and work at the same...

I like that you can ride and work at the same time. I added a tripod recently and can answer calls and messages as needed.
02-22-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,719
Posted By kayakindude

I can attest to those roads. I traversed them...

I can attest to those roads. I traversed them riding fly to pie 2 years back. It was a real challenge as I was riding my folder. Most scary parts were the descents. Really had to balance speed with...
02-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

I found the purchase price to be one of the...

I found the purchase price to be one of the bigger pros. That and the all in one package. Biggest con so far was getting the PAS working with an off center and flush crank arm. I have to imagine that...
02-11-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By kayakindude

Pretty sure most of them are made using a...

Pretty sure most of them are made using a vehicle. A few times I've seen the vehicle shadow. Really enjoy the software though. Went with this over TACX because of the avatar setup. Really like the...
02-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

New PAS system arrived today. ...

New PAS system arrived today.
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Great that the company provides support...
01-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By kayakindude

Just curious why you would want to switch the...

Just curious why you would want to switch the front wheels? The 250 watt hub motor is barely heavier than a regular rim...maybe 2 pounds more? Any detachable battery system should work for you, while...
01-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By kayakindude

In terms of torque I find it easiest to compare...

In terms of torque I find it easiest to compare riding with assist on vs. off. My (admittedly short) tests showed that we could climb nearby hills without dropping down from our largest front ring...
01-24-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By kayakindude

Still in the testing stages of the Swytch kit but...

Still in the testing stages of the Swytch kit but here is what I like that may help. I have it installed on our road tandem.

The kit features a walk mode. It is lightweight, the motor weighs just...
12-27-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By kayakindude

What size rim are you riding? Most wheel on...

What size rim are you riding? Most wheel on trainers should work with common sizes. For the rear tire...swap for the indoor trainer tire. It was a huge difference for the few days I rode on my...
12-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

A follow up on the sensor. I asked Swytch for the...

A follow up on the sensor. I asked Swytch for the PAS that mounts directly to the arm (can't hurt to ask) and they replied no problem 😁...
12-21-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

I put a request in for the PAS sensor that mounts...

I put a request in for the PAS sensor that mounts directly to the arm to see how they respond. I looked through the support section and they have a nice feature offering video conferencing during...
12-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Found an L bracket in my parts bin and shored up...

Found an L bracket in my parts bin and shored up the sensor, which is working great. Long term I will anchor it a bit better but this should be good enough for light riding and test runs....
12-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the offer Andy, the kit came with...

Thanks for the offer Andy, the kit came with torque washers, not sure if that is the standard for 250 watts?...
12-20-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

I've read in multiple forums that shaving 1mm is...

I've read in multiple forums that shaving 1mm is not going to hurt the fork. I will say that adding a torque arm has been recommended by several sources. I did not order one but am now reconsidering...
12-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

I went with a non-throttle kit so after some...

I went with a non-throttle kit so after some research and advice I used my jigsaw for the main cutting and a rotary tool to fine tune and clean the edges.
Before and after the jig-...
12-19-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

0 for 3 cannondale on the crank sensor...

0 for 3 cannondale on the crank sensor installation. Way too thick to snap the sensor around....
12-19-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks Andy. Got delayed a bit because the disc...

Thanks Andy. Got delayed a bit because the disc brake was secured with Torx screws (the type that I of course didn't have) so a 2nd trip to the hardware store was required. So that's 0 for 2 when it...
12-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

It's a Cannondale Fatty fork, so aluminum. I...

It's a Cannondale Fatty fork, so aluminum. I managed to file it a bit and used a pry bar to gently open the gap a smidge. Of course the disk brake is on the wrong side of the motor hub, so have to...
12-19-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Ok hit a roadblock early on. Apparently the...

Ok hit a roadblock early on. Apparently the tandem has 9mm forks and the swytch is a 10mm axle. Any ideas on what I can do with the existing fork? Probably not a good idea to try and stretch it to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By kayakindude

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized...

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized bike. I was looking for something larger for my son and the Montague just seemed overpriced for what you get. Just keep in mind that speed has to do...
12-15-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Unpacking-

With the cons being the delivery delay no doubt one pro is the care and design of the packaging. Everything down to the individual boxes are labeled and laid out logistically....
12-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,381
Posted By kayakindude

Finally!

Can't wait to set everything up this weekend. Over a foot of snow coming Thursday so may be awhile before I get to test it out....
12-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,225
Posted By kayakindude

I'm not noticing a resistance lag on my flow but...

I'm not noticing a resistance lag on my flow but I'm still on my free trial of the Tacx training app. Currently using a laptop cabled to the big screen tv. One nice feature is the ability to download...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By kayakindude

I have both the MKS and QR Wellgo pedals. The MKS...

I have both the MKS and QR Wellgo pedals. The MKS spin great the Wellgos not so much. Does either impact pedaling....no. The Wellgo are on my fast bike and don't slow me down. MKS on my Dahon don't...
12-05-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By kayakindude

I am looking forward to trying zwift, the trainer...

I am looking forward to trying zwift, the trainer came with a 30 day trial for that too. The resistance on these are no joke....some of the climbs are really intense and I'm dying at 5mph...but...
12-05-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By kayakindude

TACX Flow review

With commuting this winter not happening due to the pandemic I turned my sights on adding indoor biking to the improvised gym in our former family room.

Did some research on smart trainers and...
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