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10-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Robert C

I tried putting a Light & Motion Seca 1800 on my Priority Current, It didn't work

I tried adding an L&M Seca 1800 to my Priority current two ways. For those who don't know, this is a hard-wired light intended for eBikes. It has a wide Vin band of 6-24VDC. It draws a peak of 1.9A...
09-24-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By Robert C

When I lived in China, in addition to my bicycle,...

When I lived in China, in addition to my bicycle, I had one of those little electric scooters. By local law it was a bicycle, getting around a lot of legal issues. In the US, I think it would be too...
09-24-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,657
Posted By Robert C

I am still using an older 810. When the Explore...

I am still using an older 810. When the Explore came out it had some interesting features, just another compelling enough for me to change from what I had, and still have.
09-19-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By Robert C

I can understand why some people like them. They...

I can understand why some people like them. They are fun looking. That said, it isn't what I want for riding. If it helps break "car culture" then I am for it, even if I would spend my money...
09-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By Robert C

Some people are mentioning bike Co-Op's. If I...

Some people are mentioning bike Co-Op's. If I were to stick a compass on the map and draw a two hundred mile circle I doubt that I would hit a single Bike Co-Op or bike club. The nearest bike shop is...
09-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By Robert C

Remember, eight sessions. I did like your...

Remember, eight sessions. I did like your breakdown. Only I will need to steer clear of any actual riding practice. I will share and go over, the DOT safe cycling pamphlet and that is it.

The...
09-16-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By Robert C

I could go for that. However, with only, at most,...

I could go for that. However, with only, at most, three kids riding bikes to school, the principal would object to the small class sizes.
09-16-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By Robert C

Middle School Bike maintenance class ideas.

The middle school that I teach at offers mini-electives. These meet eight times over a two week period for one-half hour in each meeting. This comes out to four total hours, but it is actually less...
09-15-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 955,647
Posted By Robert C

No, I didn't. There are no Costcos near me....

No, I didn't. There are no Costcos near me. However, I did use the $300 Electtek discount. I have only commuted with it for a few days now, but I am happy with the purchase.
09-15-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 955,647
Posted By Robert C

I recently got this Priority Current...

I recently got this Priority Current (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/current) for commuting. With a couple of homebuilt ebikes to compare to, I am glad I made the decision to get this one....
09-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Robert C

While that seems like a good point, we have to...

While that seems like a good point, we have to deal with what is, not what should be. We can make efforts to change the "what is" side of the equation. However, in the end it is the side that we have...
09-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Robert C

Do you need it to be a folding bike? What type...

Do you need it to be a folding bike?
What type of riding is this for?

For example, I commute on my bike and my conventional bike is for weekends. I ride a home built using a TSDZ02 motor....
09-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Robert C

I read about this bike this morning too. No, I...

I read about this bike this morning too. No, I don't see this as the bike for me. However, I am glad to see more of the established motorcycle accompanied getting more involved with their own...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,690
Posted By Robert C

I went through looking at them a couple of weeks...

I went through looking at them a couple of weeks ago, it seems that they have cancelled a lot of their models. In my case, the Troll. You may need to check and see if the bike you are looking for is...
09-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Robert C

I started thinking this way too. I went and...

I started thinking this way too. I went and looked for parts for the Brose TF Mag, in the Serial 1, and I was able to find individual motor parts, like the internal belt, online. I can not say the...
08-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Robert C

Any thoughts on the Priority Current?

This post mentions the:

Serial 1 Speed (https://www.serial1.com/product/rush-speed/)
Priority Current (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/current)


I currently have a homebuilt...
08-28-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Robert C

I had a hope that this would be a thread about...

I had a hope that this would be a thread about applying weathering using an airbrush. I constantly read about people doing it in Fine Scale Modeler (https://finescale.com/), but I never seem t get it...
08-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Robert C

I put a throttle on my TSDZ2. However, I had to...

I put a throttle on my TSDZ2. However, I had to replace the controller to make it work. Mine was purchased in 2019 and, at the time, the throttle was not a kit option. If you purchased your throttle...
08-16-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 955,647
Posted By Robert C

On the earlier ones, the controller didn't...

On the earlier ones, the controller didn't support the throttle.
08-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 955,647
Posted By Robert C

Here is what I am commuting on this year. I know...

Here is what I am commuting on this year. I know I have posted a picture of this bike before, but it has undergone changes since the last picture....
08-13-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Robert C

I purchased a complete bike on Taobao once. I was...

I purchased a complete bike on Taobao once. I was living in Taizhou when I got it.
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08-10-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Robert C

I recently got a set of 24" wheels. They seem...

I recently got a set of 24" wheels. They seem pretty good.
08-04-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robert C

Seeing as this is still active I will comment. I...

Seeing as this is still active I will comment. I did not vote, and I will not do so, the very question is an insult, as others have spelt out. I do not know if the OP intended to be insulting,...
07-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By Robert C

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it...

It already exists. Part of the problem is that it only exists in direct-drive hub motors. Geared motors, which are lighter and have other design benefits, freewheel when coasting, this negates any...
07-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,435
Posted By Robert C

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let...

Wow! That's Amazing! I have never heard of, let alone seen, anyone crash a conventional bicycle. This is proof that e-bikes are a public menace, thanks for bringing this to our attention.:foo:
Forum: Commuting
07-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Robert C

Check with the campus police before trying this....

Check with the campus police before trying this. Where I went to grad school, locking to anything other than a bike rack would result in the bicycle being impounded and $75 fine.
06-28-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,338
Posted By Robert C

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to. ...

You guys are forgetting one. They are taught to.

I am a middle school teacher and this one comes up at times. The students ask why I ride the way I do. I have even been berated by parents for...
06-24-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Robert C

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned...

I am not worried about width, I am more concerned with the size of the rim they fit. I ordered a set of tyres, so I will find out if they fit when they get here.

(This all may seem silly, after...
06-24-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Robert C

How many sizes of 24" tyres are there?

I know that there are two sizes of 20" bicycle tyres. Is there only one size of 24" tyres?

The explanation:
I recently ordered some 24" bicycle wheels. These are for my Bacchetta 26at that always...
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
04-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,144
Posted By Robert C

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more....

I find that on my ebike I am stopping a lot more. It is just easier to get going again. I am also pretty likely to stop on my trike. With the trike, I can just stop without unclipping. There is also...
04-19-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,486
Posted By Robert C

This is one of the things that I notice I do...

This is one of the things that I notice I do differently on an e-bike. I am more likely to come to a full stop. It is just easier to get back up to speed.
01-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,435
Posted By Robert C

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find...

I generally wear MC armour when I ride. I do find it a bit odd that when riding a motor scooter I don't armour up as much.

A quick comment about this guys videos, I watch a lot of them and he does...
01-31-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By Robert C

Your first step would be to research your state...

Your first step would be to research your state laws and decide if you want a motorized bicycle or an e-bike. In most states, they are different things. Then you need to research licensing...
12-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By Robert C

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no...

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no studded road tyres, only knobies, in the 27.5 tyre size, a very common side on full-size mid-drive e-bikes. I ended up switching my mid-drive bike to...
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Robert C

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall...

I see that bike comes in three sizes, how tall are you and what size did you order?

One of the first places I would look, for back pain is a shorter stem to the handlebars, to reduce stretch.
...
08-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Robert C

If your back is the source of the pain, it is...

If your back is the source of the pain, it is likely that the seat isn't the problem. I would recommend posting your question in the "Fitting Your Bike...
08-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By Robert C

I have, As I have mentioned before, I had a trike...

I have, As I have mentioned before, I had a trike with solar panels overhead. At present, I am rigging a trailer with the solar panels for use with a Vello. I really can't see it without a good...
08-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Robert C

Not an eBike in this picture, but the dog has no...

Not an eBike in this picture, but the dog has no issues with the trailer.
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08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By Robert C

At these prices, I am not a customer. ...

At these prices, I am not a customer.


That said, flagship models frequently lead the way for less expensive, more pedestrian, models. I hope this happens here.
08-02-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,487
Posted By Robert C

What motor is that?

What motor is that?
07-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Robert C

on the mid/low end, Sondors...

on the mid/low end, Sondors (https://sondors.com/) seems to have a good reputation.
07-26-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By Robert C

Before getting a fat tyred bike, look into the...

Before getting a fat tyred bike, look into the cost of new tyres. There doesn't seem to be a great selection of street-oriented ones, and most replacements are quite dear.

That seems to apply to...
07-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,487
Posted By Robert C

I disagree (but in a cheerful manner). There is a...

I disagree (but in a cheerful manner). There is a very good explanation for why eBikes in the US are so underpowered.

The US has not been the primary eBike market. Many bike shops are very opposed...
07-11-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By Robert C

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the...

I have built several bikes. The weak link is the batteries.

That said, I have a lot more confidence in the mid-drives. My experience with hub drives has been 50/50, yes, I have only built two hub...
07-03-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By Robert C

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the...

I have known a lot of people who "Know" that the only way to set the seat hight is to make sure that the rider can flat foot with both feet while sitting on the seat. While I do not accept the...
06-30-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,674
Posted By Robert C

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible...

The trouble is that here it is nearly impossible to "create" a moped. To register a moped is easy, you just provide the county assessors office with the VIN and pay the taxes. The issue is that there...
06-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By Robert C

This article is from 2016...

This article is from 2016 (https://www.electricbike.com/mid-drive-kit-igh/), however, it remains a very good starting point. I am a big fan of the NuVinci transmissions. I have commuted extensively...
06-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By Robert C

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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from here...
06-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,674
Posted By Robert C

I will say that you guys have me thinking about...

I will say that you guys have me thinking about this one. However, I am still working on step one.

Step one, for me, is researching. Both looking at frames and getting information about...
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