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07-28-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By Pop N Wood

Adding more than 500 Watts may not be needed but...

Adding more than 500 Watts may not be needed but it sure is fun to have.

In reality even 1500 Watts isn't a huge amount of power. I was a touch underwhelmed with my bike when I first rode it,...
07-22-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By chas58

I built this about 7 years ago. I have a couple...

I built this about 7 years ago. I have a couple of mountain bikes, but I love this one. Gets me to work swiftly.

Just put a new “cheap Chinese” battery in it. 10ah and about 3lbs. That was...
07-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By Doc_Wui

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY...

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY ebike in 2015. Put a 500W hub motor on my aluminum Diamondback and was advised to use torque arms. Instead, I shifted the motor to my steel Trek, and...
07-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By 2old

DIY Systems

Several individuals have written about the excellent success they have had with their DIY kits. This is in contrast to the disingenuous...
06-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By fietsbob

Physics of deceleration?

Physics of deceleration?
06-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By 2old

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual...

Rode 11.2 miles off road on one of my usual trails. Quick hour or so jaunt with maybe 600' of ascent (but a guess). Used 2.2 wh, so again about 10 wh per mile. Trying a 15 mile loop tomorrow and if...
06-12-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,430
Posted By Biker395

Nasty drivers come in all kinds of vehicles, but...

Nasty drivers come in all kinds of vehicles, but for my money, 20 something males driving full sized pickups are the worst. It's as if they are compensating for something else lacking. :rolleyes:
06-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By 2old

Of course you can. My statement was about...

Of course you can. My statement was about physically challenged individuals having two dedicated systems. There are times when I ride my e-bikes without power for "fun".
06-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,436
Posted By edwong3

Different

Interesting looking bike and not too expensive for a specialty bike. It almost looks like it can be used as a compact cargo bike too or at least as a grocery getter using standard panniers. I'm...
05-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,436
Posted By 2old

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son...

Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son lives in a planned community where you can ride a golf cart from your house to the course on a bike path.
05-27-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By SalsaShark

The standard Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard) tires...

The standard Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard) tires come in a 700x45. Looks like biketiresdirect and universal cycles have this size in stock. These tires are a bit lighter than the Marathon plus...
05-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By allroader

I've been riding 3 or 4 times a week, mainly...

I've been riding 3 or 4 times a week, mainly local during the weekdays. Montreal is on covid lockdown and slowly opening up every week. Sunday I went on a 40 kms ride, wanted to go for an extra 20...
05-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By edwong3

Yes

It does get me out of the house. Being legally disabled makes it more challenging to move considerable distances (i.e. Over a mile) on my own muscle power, so standard bicycles are not the best...
05-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By 2old

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think)...

Kenda Kwick $35 & Continental (Contact, I think) 700X47 ebike tire with puncture protection $29 ---- Amazon
05-25-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By 2old

Not unexpectedly, the owners of retail shops (all...

Not unexpectedly, the owners of retail shops (all very nice guys, by the way) tend to suggest OEM. I've been doing this for five years with DIY (and one OEM, a Haibike) and no headaches. For me,...
05-22-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By rtotheb

Pashley or Trek?

I'm a 59 overweight woman with some spinal stenosis. Dodgy hip and had 3 years of treatment for leg problems. But now I'm building up my fitness again - 3 years ago I swam half a mile every other...
05-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By speyfitter

Bosch Active Line

Wife is looking at getting an ebike. Leaning towards a Bosch mid drive system on a trek verve+ 2 (active line - 40 nm max torque) or 3 (active line plus - 50 nm torque). My wife is around 140 pounds,...
05-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Doc_Wui

Where I live ...Illinois ... electricity is 30%...

Where I live ...Illinois ... electricity is
30% Coal
54% Nuclear
7% Natural Gas
10% Wind
It cost about 13 cents for 1000WH. here.

We have ridden our ebikes 1012 miles this year, and average...
05-14-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By chas58

Well, there is never any wind in the morning when...

Well, there is never any wind in the morning when I go in (unless something very nasty is brewing in the atmosphere). But if there is any wind in the afternoon, it is always in my face as I commute...
05-14-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Doc_Wui

Gimme any wind. What do I care. These days, I...

Gimme any wind. What do I care. These days, I love wind when I ride as it lowers the risk of catching an airborne virus off a nearby rider, walker, or whatever when riding a bike.
05-14-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By 2old

I'm in socal; usually we look forward to any wind...

I'm in socal; usually we look forward to any wind (usually minimal) since it provides a cooler environment for activities.
05-13-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

Pretty much did the same with mine minus the hair...

Pretty much did the same with mine minus the hair dryer and from ride #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) my B17 was more comfortable than my $119 Specialized...
05-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By Doc_Wui

Something like this one?...

Something like this one?...
05-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By 2old

The first generation could be modified by moving...

The first generation could be modified by moving the sensor and magnet, but since then the only way to change performance AFAIK are with "dongles" sold by some companies (the one I know of - for...
05-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Telkwa

Went riding a few times. No skipping. Thanks to...

Went riding a few times. No skipping. Thanks to everyone for their input.

Still wondering about cassettes and component levels if anyone has the time to reply. Shimano's packaging of the...
05-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

It got Christened tonight... ...

It got Christened tonight...

https://www.strava.com/activities/3432491737

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/stravarain1_f348a437ca2c4bf0de427f36df91da02c38d7b5a.jpg...
05-08-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

Great to hear you weigh in Phil! :) I had to...

Great to hear you weigh in Phil! :)

I had to go back and see how long it's been since folks like yourself, Retrogrouch, bruce19, qcpmsame and others helped me out here and it's been nearly 5 years...
05-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By MNebiker

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an...

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an aerosol can product. It initially cut the noise back, but after about 250 miles the motor is gradually getting a bit louder. Gears looked good when I...
05-07-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By veganbikes

Just watching Sam Pilgrim...

Just watching Sam Pilgrim (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WMwOzgFdvvGVLB1EZ-n-w) doing all sorts of crazy tricks on his Haibike gets my HR above 90.

They are neat bikes though though you might...
05-07-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By veganbikes

Bosch does a 4ah charger and at least in...

Bosch does a 4ah charger and at least in EuroDisney they do a 6ah charger. The 4ah charger takes about 4 hours from zero but I would avoid running it down to zero and if you are doing that regularly...
05-06-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By MarcusT

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch...

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch offers a 4 A and a 6 A charger that claims a full charge in 2 hrs. The price is not terribly expensive, but still a hit to the wallet
05-06-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Posted By OldTryGuy

I was on a path instead of the road and she came...

I was on a path instead of the road and she came running up to the path and sideswiped me.



Pain was minimal(adrenaline flowing) until after I bicycled the 4 miles home, striped, showered and...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By 2old

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90...

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90 just looking at that bike.
05-04-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

Thanks for sharing that and a couple weeks of...

Thanks for sharing that and a couple weeks of hard?....will be a walk in the park compared to a year of Romin followed by a year of Toupe! LOL!
05-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By CampVica

Thanks for all the input! Appreciate your honest...

Thanks for all the input! Appreciate your honest feedback! The S-Works was just a picture I found of the Creo. My first thought was that she should be able to enjoy a nice road bike just like anyone,...
05-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By pdlamb

Why Brooks? I've tried other saddles that were...

Why Brooks? I've tried other saddles that were less comfortable than a B-17 after 500 miles (one of the reasons I tried the B-17). I've tried a saddle that was less comfortable than a B-17 when...
05-04-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By canklecat

POC. Some of my follicly challenged friends wear...

POC. Some of my follicly challenged friends wear the Octal or Ventral and like 'em. Very comfy pads, easily replaceable and POC carries spares.

I have long hair, thick, no balding, runs in the...
05-03-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By shed

Helmet for Mostly Bald Person

So looking to buy new helmet. I currently have a Bell that completely covers - no air holes, and I get pretty sweaty. Mostly rides in the 15-40 mile range. I'm not an age where I'm doing anything...
05-03-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

Well after watching some utoob reviews that order...

Well after watching some utoob reviews that order changed real quick...went with the "Imperial" (cut & laced) B17
05-03-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jinkster

Brooks B17 Saddle...Seat In/Initial Review

I'm excited because after years of wondering?...I just ordered myself a Black/Steel B17 Standard Saddle this morning for my 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Disc.

I purchased and mounted a Specialized...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,337
Posted By Steely Dan

Since getting laid off last month, I do a 16 mile...

Since getting laid off last month, I do a 16 mile ride that 80% mimics my old commute route several days a week.

Why do I mimic most of my old route? It's the closest continuous off street path to...
04-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By 2old

Agree Bonzo, and the fact the dropouts weren't...

Agree Bonzo, and the fact the dropouts weren't "magnetic" confirms they weren't steel, so to date, I've never seen a steel fork fail. I've used up to 1500w (30 amp controller, 52V) with a steel front...
04-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I started reading this thinking it was solid...

I started reading this thinking it was solid steel forks but then I thought it was somehow they had crimped aluminium dropouts into steel forks and then at the end it turns out it was suspension...
04-18-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By Athousandpins

Rock island

Looking forward to riding a longer section of rock island trails. I live real close to one in KC MO and even ride it with my road bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 11,329,497
Posted By ascherer

I'm pretty much done with this for now save for...

I'm pretty much done with this for now save for some proper front lighting even though I don't often ride at night - chicken, or egg? Anyway, I'm sure something will change as I tend to tinker with...
04-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By veganbikes

We are hoping the Creo will be out in XS later...

We are hoping the Creo will be out in XS later this year I could have sold at least one last year but ended up customizing a Vado 5.0. She still loves it but I know she wanted the Creo. If you are...
04-16-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By goldfinch

Extra small lightweight roadbike?

I am very short, using a 43 to 44cm road bike size. Does anyone make a road bike that is electric assist that small? It looks like Trek's Domane is not even small. One of the Specialized Creo's on...
04-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,667
Posted By 2old

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products....

alloo, I agree with you about Shimano products. They get heavier as the price diminishes, but the performance (for me) doesn't deteriorate much. I've had XTR which was great, but the Altus on my...
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,605
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
03-19-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By fooferdoggie

I try to tell people that but they can be...

I try to tell people that but they can be fanatics about rad bikes. my Bosch powered bike is great and its s reliable and I can put 120 or more miles a week on it no problem. it gets a lot more range...
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