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05-05-18, 02:01 PM
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Posted By MikeinFL

thanks, I should have made that clear in op

thanks, I should have made that clear in op
05-05-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By MikeinFL

20,000 miles a year, for real

If there's ever a biker hall of fame, Lael Wilcox will be in it. For the past three years, she’s pedaled 20,000 miles every 12 months.

Rides a Specialized Ruby. Averages 235 miles per day, Average...
11-15-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

the $750 Luna deal is tempting for sure. I like...

the $750 Luna deal is tempting for sure. I like mid drives for the main reason the wheels would be easy to change tires etc.

I also found a used converted bike online for sale with a BBS02...
11-13-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks for that I've finally decided what I...

thanks for that

I've finally decided what I want in a kit!

recap:
bike+me = 97.79kg (215.6 lbs). Hybrid 700c. V brakes. 21 speed.
I estimate the new hub wheel and battery will add about...
11-13-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

using the simulator, the Q100 would be ok for me....

using the simulator, the Q100 would be ok for me. The only place to order one is from China? If I order a kit will they ship a charger with correct USA power plug prong? Not EU prong?
11-12-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

About your "1990 chrome-moly steel Trek 850 with...

About your "1990 chrome-moly steel Trek 850 with a 500W 36 volt geared rear hub... Motor and battery under $500 from ebay." Remember who on ebay? one eaby place or two different ones?
11-12-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

found it, very useful!

found it, very useful!
11-12-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,257
Posted By MikeinFL

Schwinn put a hub motor on a front suspension...

Schwinn put a hub motor on a front suspension fork?

any idea what the motor and battery power is on it?
11-11-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks, did the front suspension cause any front...

thanks, did the front suspension cause any front wheel wiggle/vibration? or was it steady all the way. What was your top speed with the 350?

I'm thinking of a 36v 500watt on the front with...
11-11-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

someone on ebay selling a kit with a "Bistro USA...

someone on ebay selling a kit with a "Bistro USA Motor" made in Detroit?
11-11-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

are not those in China? Which did you buy from?...

are not those in China? Which did you buy from? How smooth the transaction, shipping, etc?

w ow fast will Q100 go at 36v? 700c
11-11-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,257
Posted By MikeinFL

They are all sold out. One used step-through on...

They are all sold out. One used step-through on ebay at the moment
11-11-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

Thanks for the replies, really helps. ...

Thanks for the replies, really helps.

After researching mid-drives for the last few days I think a geared hub will be fine for me on flat FL roads. I test rode a 36v front hub the other day,...
11-10-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

I haven't purchased anything yet as I'm still...

I haven't purchased anything yet as I'm still researching. I'm considering a BBS02 mid-drive and a rep at a Bafang dealer said that when the power is off there IS some pedal resistance, unlike a...
11-10-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

was that kit with or without battery?

was that kit with or without battery?
11-08-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By MikeinFL

Trek Conduit test ride

Today I test rode this Trek Conduit (retail $2799.99). I can say I was quite impressed. Pedal assist only, but responds quickly. Mid drive 250 watt Shimano STEPS motor provides a balanced, quiet,...
11-08-17, 06:17 PM
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Views: 6,257
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks for the review! where can I get one?

thanks for the review! where can I get one?
11-06-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By MikeinFL

MS2 Scout, $1200, 2 year warranty, based in NC: ...

MS2 Scout, $1200, 2 year warranty, based in NC:
https://shop.m2sbikes.com/products/scout-r350

Prodecotech Phantom 400, $1299, 2 year warranty, dealers around the country and two online dealers:...
11-06-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

Should have made that clear before, thx for...

Should have made that clear before, thx for asking. Here's how I ride and what I'm looking for in an elect conversion. I have a cheap bikesdirect aluminum hybrid, 700c. Has a "free of defects all...
11-05-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

Confused about aluminum front forks again for...

Confused about aluminum front forks again for front hub motor. I'm looking at Leed kits (e-bikerig) and in their video the lady says their front 500w kit can go "on any bike." They include torque...
11-05-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks, I've been checking out dillenger as one...

thanks, I've been checking out dillenger as one of my top pic kit choices. The 1000w kit in the link is out of stock in 700c but I want a geared motor anyway so I might get the other kit on sale,...
11-03-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks I would buy from ebikeling but everything...

thanks I would buy from ebikeling but everything is out of stock!
11-03-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By MikeinFL

since good kits are so expensive I'm also looking...

since good kits are so expensive I'm also looking at maybe buying an ebike instead, I've been looking around for weeks now. Here's some nice ones:

feast your eyes on this (one of my top possible...
11-02-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

yea I dont need 1000w but it's very difficult to...

yea I dont need 1000w but it's very difficult to find a 500 or 750 watt for a 700c size at a good price, not shipping from over seas.

I'm surprised the Geared Hub Ebike Kit 750w at Luna says...
11-02-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By MikeinFL

great deal! fixed speed and no throttle, but...

great deal! fixed speed and no throttle, but that's how they can sell it cheaper
11-02-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

can not. Not the fatbake wheel, the other one...

can not. Not the fatbake wheel, the other one (standard wheel) for sale for same price, the "Ebike Kit 1000 watt Waterproof Connectors Hub Motor Conversion"
11-01-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By MikeinFL

Your thoughts on my plan to convert to ebike

I've decided to convert my aluminum hybrid with a rear hub motor kit. After a lot of searching I find that what I want will cost in the $900+ range for a rear kit. There are ebikes costing less...
11-01-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By MikeinFL

Hill Topper kits are fairly easy to install,...

Hill Topper kits are fairly easy to install, their videos make it look really easy, and it's plug n play, but it's only for front wheels and that requires your bike has a steel front fork. For a 24v...
10-31-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By MikeinFL

Ancheer 25" Aluminum 21 Speed Power Plus Ebike,...

Ancheer 25" Aluminum 21 Speed Power Plus Ebike, $499.99
Lithium battery: 36V
330 lbs capacity
https://www.cndirect.com/product-detail-listing-2739499898.html
same bike at Amazon: $599.99
...
10-31-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By MikeinFL

ok I'm going with a rear hub, I'll start a new...

ok I'm going with a rear hub, I'll start a new thread when I have questions.
10-30-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By MikeinFL

if I go with a rear wheel hub, say 500w, isn't my...

if I go with a rear wheel hub, say 500w, isn't my rear fork also aluminum? is that ok?
10-30-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By MikeinFL

thanks for the replies- I had measured the front...

thanks for the replies- I had measured the front axle space incorrectly, it is a standard 100mm, so most front e kits should fit ok. My goal is to install a front wheel ekit with a top speed...
10-28-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By MikeinFL

How to fit front wheel kit on my hybrid?

I want to convert my hybrid to electric with 48v 1000w front wheel kit but the motor requires 3.9" between the front drop outs, but I only have 3.5". Can I modify my front fork? it's aluminum and...
10-18-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By MikeinFL

Yep, I got a Rola TX-102 bike rack

I hope this is a good bike rack, anyone got one? Not the world's best I know but I like it so far. I installed a 2" trailer hitch on my suv by myself which took about 4 hours.
10-14-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

Back to Jacksonville Beach today: ...

Back to Jacksonville Beach today:
https://s6.postimg.org/qoyybchmp/beach.jpg


para-skater in the background:
https://s6.postimg.org/py685vkht/para_skater1.jpg
...
09-07-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By MikeinFL

This little guy tagged along

I rode down the street and back, then noticed I had taken this critter for a ride. Dropped off safely in shrubs:
https://s6.postimg.org/wot9dzold/lizzard.jpg
08-31-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,222
Posted By MikeinFL

last snack- Natures Bakery Blueberry Fig Bar I...

last snack- Natures Bakery Blueberry Fig Bar I got at Earth Fare
08-31-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,547
Posted By MikeinFL

last time I bought a cheap hybrid was at lbs and...

last time I bought a cheap hybrid was at lbs and was a great experience- the rep was very helpful, let me ride it as long as I wanted, put a kick stand on it for no charge. Took all the time I...
08-29-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,547
Posted By MikeinFL

I encountered one of those types recently and...

I encountered one of those types recently and walked out. But I've also encountered very helpful store reps as well at times.
08-26-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

43min before eclipse, Jacksonville Beach: ...

43min before eclipse, Jacksonville Beach:
https://s6.postimg.org/on7ot9agx/jaxbeach7.jpg
08-26-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 205,774
Posted By MikeinFL

aluminum kickstand broke, got this one which I...

aluminum kickstand broke, got this one which I like a lot-

BV Bicycle Alloy Adjustable Side Kickstand:
https://s6.postimg.org/gizkoio1t/kickstand.jpg
07-16-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

Rode some of Black Creek Trail in Clay County, FL...

Rode some of Black Creek Trail in Clay County, FL today. 8 mile paved path, but was about to rain so I turned around and will come back another day. Most of path is next to highway with several...
04-09-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,436
Posted By MikeinFL

If I'm coming from behind, I don't announce...

If I'm coming from behind, I don't announce anything. If there is room to ride past, I just ride past. That's what joggers, skaters, faster walkers do too. If there is no room to ride past, I...
04-08-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

Riding around Riverside today on beautiful day. ...

Riding around Riverside today on beautiful day. In the park- folks playing bluegrass, and a lady relaxing on the grass:
https://s6.postimg.org/w35w7qmrl/bandandbike.jpg
...
03-16-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By MikeinFL

I'm a casual rider, sometimes I get home after 5...

I'm a casual rider, sometimes I get home after 5 mile ride, 10 minutes later I'm back on my bike! Does that happen to anyone else?
03-11-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

back at Riverside park today, park entrance: ...

back at Riverside park today, park entrance:
https://s6.postimg.org/43ah814n5/IMG_20170311_125413.jpg

grassy area:
https://s6.postimg.org/v3o9wlsxt/mem_park.jpg
...
03-11-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 100,713
Posted By MikeinFL

at the park: ...

at the park:
https://s6.postimg.org/59eh6tsxt/park.jpg
03-02-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,741
Posted By MikeinFL

You could ride a stationary in front of a tv...

You could ride a stationary in front of a tv during winter but one day they might make a VR stationary bike that you ride inside but really feels and looks like you are out there riding the perfect...
03-01-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By MikeinFL

assuming it's a: 1993 Diamondback Cross...

assuming it's a:

1993 Diamondback Cross Country Hybrid

then at: www.bicyclebluebook.com (http://www.bicyclebluebook.com) it shows:

$265 new
...
02-21-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 451,559
Posted By MikeinFL

well then, hi neighbor!

well then, hi neighbor!
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