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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,109
Posted By coolio

Rubbermaid storage type container for a folding bike?

I've got a mini deck that is a square with steps leading up to my back door entrance. Below it, there is some room for a small container, where I want to hold 1 folding bike in a waterproof, plastic...
08-23-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By coolio

EbikeFl makes some good points, but the...

EbikeFl makes some good points, but the researchers always been off by a few years. These kinds of predictions were made in the 70s. We would run out of oil by 1985, etc. I know the oil companies...
07-19-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,104
Posted By coolio

Who's got the lowest shipping prices if I wanted...

Who's got the lowest shipping prices if I wanted to just order the hub and have a local wheel built up?
05-28-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By coolio

I don't know anything about ebikekit, but I would...

I don't know anything about ebikekit, but I would make sure that that hub has those thicker spokes. That's a lot of heft that you're gonna carry.
05-13-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,978
Posted By coolio

Thanks for the responses. Yes, it is a 36v LiMn...

Thanks for the responses. Yes, it is a 36v LiMn system. And, the bionx pack is the battery pack with the BMS built in to the unit. So, you have the battery pack and there is a circuit board within...
05-11-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,978
Posted By coolio

Reviving a dead bionx battery pack.

I'm having an issue with a bionx battery pack that has been unused for a while. I bought it used, so there is no warranty on it. I found a page in the nycewheels site that recommends that you...
05-02-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,104
Posted By coolio

Glad you were able to overcome your issues...

Glad you were able to overcome your issues :thumb:. I guess you're still going with the backpack battery?

I got a shipping quote from BMS battery for a q100 motor and the bottle battery. I think...
04-28-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,408
Posted By coolio

My only criticism is that the bike looks too back...

My only criticism is that the bike looks too back heavy and could cause you to pop wheelies when you don't want to. Esp. on hills.
04-28-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,104
Posted By coolio

Looking forward to hearing about these builds as...

Looking forward to hearing about these builds as I'm looking to do the same.
04-06-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,393
Posted By coolio

Looking at this thread, it looks like I missed...

Looking at this thread, it looks like I missed out on some good sales. Keep posting. Maybe I'll catch the next one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By coolio

IFmode appears in the movie "Prometheus".

Hey guys,
I was just watching this movie and I see an IFmode bike in the movie(!). They are showing it on HBO. I had actually seen this movie when it was in the theaters, but just noticed the...
02-24-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 68,311
Posted By coolio

Can't recommend Amped Bikes. They sent me a bad...

Can't recommend Amped Bikes. They sent me a bad hub and I had to pay about $150 shipping the parts, hub to them several times. AVOID them at all costs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,376
Posted By coolio

Did a search for those on ebay. Prolly worth...

Did a search for those on ebay. Prolly worth every bit of $60 :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,816
Posted By coolio

Thanks for the suggestions. I think drilling a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think drilling a hole in the tube seems to be the most simple. Perhaps just doing it on one side and putting a small screw in there.

I need to fold and, thus,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,816
Posted By coolio

Hose clamp on bottom of seatpost tube to prevent saddle theft?

Hey all,
Has anyone attached something to the bottom of the seatpost tube to prevent someone from running off with the seapost and the saddle? I thought of a hose clamp, but didn't know if there...
02-04-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

This recent spell of warmer weather has made me...

This recent spell of warmer weather has made me focus again on this ebike. I've been relying on my regular bike cause that eventually warms me up when I get into the pedalling.

Just to catch up,...
12-12-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,686
Posted By coolio

Agree with philybill. I would avoid this ebike...

Agree with philybill. I would avoid this ebike vendor. I've had problems with this company as documented here:
...
11-29-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Powell, the problem was at that spliced wires. ...

Powell,
the problem was at that spliced wires. As I mentioned, I would squeeze that area and the motor would engage. I felt something solid inside that tape job. Like an anderson connector in...
11-29-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Ok, sending the hub back again. Another $50...

Ok, sending the hub back again. Another $50 shipping charge. Apparently, the “exposed wires” is now “the motor/hall sensor was sheered from something on my end”. This sounds to me like CYA (cover...
11-13-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

An update on my amped bikes saga. As I reported...

An update on my amped bikes saga. As I reported last time, I shipped the hub back and they said that there were some "exposed wires" so they fixed those and it should be good to go. I tested it out...
09-27-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Well, they checked the controller and told me it...

Well, they checked the controller and told me it tested fine. I asked them what they thought if I would connect all the wires directly using electrical tape instead of using those anderson...
09-22-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Thanks, macrocircle. I did double and triple...

Thanks, macrocircle. I did double and triple checked my connections and I couldn't get it to run (3 wires to motor and 5 to controller). However, I didn't really didn't mess with the black wire...
09-20-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

I shipped the controller back via USPS. They...

I shipped the controller back via USPS. They tried to deliver Saturday, but the offices were closed. I guess the controller will be at the post office till they pick it up. My project is on hold...
09-14-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

After not getting a response for about a week, I...

After not getting a response for about a week, I called. I talked to a person named bud via phone a couple of days ago. He asks me to check my connections, which I did. He says that I may have...
09-06-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Ok, ran into a problem with the battery not being...

Ok, ran into a problem with the battery not being able to engage (turn) the hub. Checked and re checked all my connections and nothing. Have emailed ampedbike and will await their response.
09-01-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

217136 Ok, I have been too busy that I...

217136

Ok, I have been too busy that I haven't been able to devote time to this project. Anyway, I picked up the attached box for $2 at a thrift shop. I was excited about the box because it is...
08-22-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Got the ping battery today (monday). I am...

Got the ping battery today (monday). I am charging it. Total turnaround time was 13 days since I paid for it to getting it in hand. It was probably 11 days since the USPS tried to deliver it on...
08-18-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Darth, Yes, I have joined the amped bikes...

Darth,
Yes, I have joined the amped bikes forum. I'll probably do a "final" pix and post it to the amped forum.

I think I got that thing about geared hubs from the endless sphere forum. I think...
08-17-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

Forgot to add, I swapped out the knobbies that...

Forgot to add, I swapped out the knobbies that came with the Topanga and added some Kenda 26x1.95 slicks ($25 for both). The kendas are rated up to 65psi. I've heard some good things about Maxxis...
08-17-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,843
Posted By coolio

My amped bikes rear DD hub bike build (in progress).

Hey everyone,
Wanted to share my experiences on my bike build. So far, I've only attached the rear wheel to the bike. And, I transferred over the disc brake from the donor bike to the amped bikes...
08-09-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By coolio

Woohoo! 48v20ah. That's a lot of juice. You may...

Woohoo! 48v20ah. That's a lot of juice. You may not need to pedal at all!

Upon further reflection, I don't think that bike is a good candidate for your hub. I just noticed that bike has those...
08-08-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By coolio

You didn’t mention if you want the ebike to push...

You didn’t mention if you want the ebike to push you all the time or you want to do some pedal assist to get some exercise in. Here are some of my thoughts on your post.

That bike is ok. I...
07-19-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 125,459
Posted By coolio

Right now, Ping is beating Vpower for a 36v 15ah...

Right now, Ping is beating Vpower for a 36v 15ah Lifepo4 battery by about $200 bucks w/shipping, which I'm considering.
07-06-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By coolio

I hope you're wrong, Darth. I can't afford to...

I hope you're wrong, Darth. I can't afford to replace the battery pack right now :(.

Another update: I took it apart last night. Everything seemed to be in order. No loose cables or connections. ...
07-05-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By coolio

Symptoms of a LiMn battery finally dying?

My bionx unit, which I've had for about 5 years, stopped on me this morning. Luckily, I was only about 1 mile away from my house so I pedalled back. Had to catch public transit to work and was only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,519
Posted By coolio

It's hit or miss with LBSs in my area. I...

It's hit or miss with LBSs in my area.

I recently purchased a new bike for a family member from an LBS. Since they were having a "sale" they couldn't prep the bike until 2 days later. I...
06-28-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,281
Posted By coolio

Whoa! That is one stealthy looking ebike. Anyone...

Whoa! That is one stealthy looking ebike. Anyone know where I can get one of those small rear hubs for cheap? I mean its about as big as the sprockets. I can't really afford itselectric prices right...
06-28-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,511
Posted By coolio

Thanks for the help. For the measuring part, she...

Thanks for the help. For the measuring part, she should measure at the center of the handlebar, right?


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where the asterisk is above. this is the fatter part of the handlebar that...
06-27-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,511
Posted By coolio

Most modern bikes come with 25.4 handlebar clamp diameter, right?

My sister, who lives way out in the middle of nowhere, has got a fairly modern upright hybrid. It is either a 2009 or 10 giant bike. She has been bugging me that she wants a more upright handlebar...
06-24-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,281
Posted By coolio

Another option that may be in line with the Trek...

Another option that may be in line with the Trek is the Schwinn Searcher. It was on sale for $999 at Performance Bike. Someone on here bought one recently. Don't know if they have any locations in...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By coolio

thanks for all the tips. I went down there again...

thanks for all the tips. I went down there again today. Found it!

As someone mentioned, part of it is a dirt trail. Note to self: don't take it on rainy days; could be soggy. You need a...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By coolio

A way around the Pentagon to the NW?

My intent is to come from the S. arlington and get to Georgetown via the Rosslyn area. I come down Col pike, then go behind the navy annex on that downhill next to the Arlington Cemetery. I thought...
05-27-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,690
Posted By coolio

Can the Searcher do 9.5 miles with no pedaling? ...

Can the Searcher do 9.5 miles with no pedaling? I have one hill at the end. I weigh 175lbs.
05-24-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By coolio

Is there a Honda Accord of ebikes (kit or full bike)...for parts availability.

There seems to be so many models out there. I'm looking at a bike or kit that i can go around and find a replacement part or battery in a jiffy. I had a Honda civic in college and never had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By coolio

A single speed folderthat's lightweight...like a Mu Uno but cheaper?

Kicking around the idea of having a lightweight folder that I can store in my office and that is single speed. I'm intrigued with the Dahon Mu Uno but find the price a little steep. I would guess...
05-21-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,817
Posted By coolio

Guys, I've been noticing a lot of new a2bs on...

Guys,
I've been noticing a lot of new a2bs on fleabay recently. Either they have issues or someone bought a whole mess of them and has to unload them quick.
05-07-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By coolio

Suspension seatpost that doesn't have that protruding part?

I've got this bike with a suspension seatpost, which I like. However, there is a protruding part that doesn't go all the way in the hole. It juts out about 4-5".
...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By coolio

Days are getting longer so there's more sun now. ...

Days are getting longer so there's more sun now. I have a MTB style helmet with a nice visor up front. Doesn't help with this problem, though. Unless I ride looking at my top tube the whole way,...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By coolio

Sunburn riding into sun?

My new commute has me going directly to the sun in the morning (east) and when I ride home (west). Should I be worried about sun hitting my face so directly? For some reason I thought that sun was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,139
Posted By coolio

OP, Thanks. Steep hills and 16" wheels can be...

OP,
Thanks. Steep hills and 16" wheels can be a little harrowing sometimes. Take it slow.

I have some friends that go to the phillipines quite often. What is a good bargain price for a new...
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