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08-06-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bluesfrog

Is anyone here that is using the CYC X2 mid...

Is anyone here that is using the CYC X2 mid drive? Just wondering. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
07-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Bluesfrog

Any Class 3 dual motor bikes?

Please Delete this
06-29-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Bluesfrog

The Grands are better than I ever dreamed. But...

The Grands are better than I ever dreamed. But wait until you get the Greatgrands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-29-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,430
Posted By Bluesfrog

That's Must Get In Front disease. It happens when...

That's Must Get In Front disease. It happens when you are in the car too. All of a sudden they are in the wrong lane, at least partly and the MGIF kicks in, they pass when they didn't need to and...
06-29-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,430
Posted By Bluesfrog

Most recently for me it is the gashole cellphone...

Most recently for me it is the gashole cellphone distracted with the dreaded disease, MGIF. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-29-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bluesfrog

I only have a single battery on a 52 LB bike....

I only have a single battery on a 52 LB bike. Bosch drive, 190 LB rider and using highest settings as I'm still wearing the new off the bike and only getting 37 miles to shut down. Mixed hills and...
06-29-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Bluesfrog

Better batteries are discontinued? I just missed...

Better batteries are discontinued? I just missed it. Was considering a 52 overvolt on a 48 volt unit. ??? That's life eh? Keep on with the info if you have time. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-29-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By Bluesfrog

The front wheel is the obvious place to stop...

The front wheel is the obvious place to stop endos. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,160
Posted By Bluesfrog

STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGS FOR GOLF? Golf is what a bad...

STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGS FOR GOLF? Golf is what a bad hunter or fisherman goes to. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Bluesfrog

Looks like he may or may not buy one. All the...

Looks like he may or may not buy one. All the author wanted was to make a check for writing the article. I hope it gets some folks to looking. I also hope that bike thieves would be deterred. I use...
06-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Bluesfrog

My Verve + 2 from Trek is 51 pounds and not...

My Verve + 2 from Trek is 51 pounds and not powerful enough and not with enough range for your request. That's around $2,500 in the Mid US. Maybe the one step higher Bosch mid drive would do the...
06-11-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Bluesfrog

Maybe we could try this again for VE. Rear drive...

Maybe we could try this again for VE. Rear drive goes out. Front drive gets you home. SAVVY? Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By Bluesfrog

That's scary to a guy who has been out of battery...

That's scary to a guy who has been out of battery and electrical theory for quite a few years. I'm having to relearn almost all of it. Be safe and Be Well, Bluesfrog.
06-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Bluesfrog

Two could be wired in parallel??? You have that...

Two could be wired in parallel??? You have that much room in the bag don't you? Be Well, Bluesfrog
06-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Bluesfrog

How about 2 350 W 48 V overvolted to 52 volts...

How about 2 350 W 48 V overvolted to 52 volts with a separate battery for each? I'm guessing a controller for each? A brake mounted switch front and rear for Regenerative braking. That is to help...
06-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Bluesfrog

At 0400 it was dark and I couldn't see there were...

At 0400 it was dark and I couldn't see there were two chain guards. Only the larger outer one. I thought I re-aligned the chain and gave a hard push by standing on the pedal. All I did was twist the...
06-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Bluesfrog

Calling out John C.

Could you let us in on your materials and parts list on how you built your own system? Bumps in the road and how you solved them? TIA Bluesfrog
06-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Bluesfrog

The Super Monarch?

The Super Monarch?
06-07-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Bluesfrog

Dual electric hub motors?

What are the problems involved with two motors? I have had a mid drive mess up and not be rideable. I had to walk the bike back to the house at 0400 and then drive the truck to work. I was thinking...
06-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Bluesfrog

I would still like to have a front and another...

I would still like to have a front and another motor for an all wheel drive bike. Probably a front hub motor and mid drive. The problem is to get the same amount of power/push from both so they...
06-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Bluesfrog

OK. Thanks for all the info. I learned a lot. Be...

OK. Thanks for all the info. I learned a lot. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Bluesfrog

Hi, I'm Bluesfrog!

Not new to this forum but semi-retired and I think I will pull the plug next September. I almost need a support group. I sometimes miss my buddies at work. But most of all I miss the commute. I get...
05-30-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Bluesfrog

I'm a Trek fanboy as I have used them for...

I'm a Trek fanboy as I have used them for commuting for 12 years, fun rides and some fund raising rides that included my first century. I have four of them now. The main thing is to test ride them...
05-30-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Bluesfrog

I am sympathetic to your difficulties. I had lots...

I am sympathetic to your difficulties. I had lots of pain while working the visiting room at a local prison. On your feet all day is tiring but the pain. It was Sciatica from my body not used to all...
05-30-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,708
Posted By Bluesfrog

WGScott x 2. I don't care as I'm not competing...

WGScott x 2. I don't care as I'm not competing with anyone but myself. And after the ride if I am happy with it why pay to find out someone else' performance? I guess I'm just lazy but this is a way...
05-30-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Bluesfrog

I'm thinking 1,000 miles to be quite good. I wish...

I'm thinking 1,000 miles to be quite good. I wish I had a solution. I guess just buy another tire which seems to be rated for your needs and see if you can get more use out of them. Be Well,...
05-30-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Bluesfrog

Salsa Shark has the data. Listen to 'em. Be Well,...

Salsa Shark has the data. Listen to 'em. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-24-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Bluesfrog

What did you come up with to fix it? Be Well,...

What did you come up with to fix it? Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-24-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Bluesfrog

I was looking for assist not spectacular!. If...

I was looking for assist not spectacular!. If that is what I want I will go for 72V CYC mid drive or a Livewire! Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-22-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Bluesfrog

Ergonomic? That is individual. You might test...

Ergonomic? That is individual. You might test ride the bikes and see how they work for you. Usually on a test ride one or the other will shine. Also talk to any friends who might know how bike fit...
05-22-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Bluesfrog

Downhillmaster. Really? Maybe you didn't listen...

Downhillmaster. Really? Maybe you didn't listen when you were told if you can't say something good just don't say anything? Or maybe you are just a Troll. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Bluesfrog

I have the Verve + 2 on the advice of my bike...

I have the Verve + 2 on the advice of my bike shop. I am going to buy parts and assemble a hot rod later. But this bike took me to work a few times, for groceries and supplies, and gets me farther...
05-22-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Bluesfrog

I started this just to make the vegan, global...

I started this just to make the vegan, global warming nimrods start to think. We really haven't figured out how to hear the screams of the vegetables as their bodies are ripped apart just so the...
05-22-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Bluesfrog

Robert C could you start a thread on your build?...

Robert C could you start a thread on your build? You know, the parts list, methods of assembly, things you have solved, and things to be solved. Thanks and Be Well, Bluesfrog.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Bluesfrog

Did you Tell the Boss?

I told them I was done for six months at the end of March so my commutes ended then. I don't think I will go back to work in September. We were not warned there was a Covid patient in the infirmary...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Bluesfrog

I ran out of Proofide fast as I used it about...

I ran out of Proofide fast as I used it about once a week. But I was commuting through Misery winters without regard to weather. My saddle never got too soft or stretched. But over time it was well...
05-20-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Bluesfrog

I would be called a Beastly Buda perhaps! Bike...

I would be called a Beastly Buda perhaps! Bike safely. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-20-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Bluesfrog

My old 520 has a through axle but rim brakes. It...

My old 520 has a through axle but rim brakes. It has lots of miles on it but so do I. I just don't like the trailer's attachment system and its habit of moving on the frame. Not a very solid...
05-20-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Bluesfrog

Does the Ebike get you Out of the House?

I use the Trek Verve to get me out of the house. Does anyone use ebikes to go to a local fishing hole? I am thinking I need to do just that. We have a local walking and biking trail but it is so well...
05-20-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Bluesfrog

This would be my first Ebike install. So I...

This would be my first Ebike install. So I thought buying a complete kit would be good. I hate to get a bike all set up then have it stolen. I also wouldn't want to have to tell everyone to hold...
05-15-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Bluesfrog

Where do your recharges come from?

I just wondered if you know from where your electricity comes? Ours comes from hydroelectric and coal fired plants. If I'm saving on the environment how is that? My power is generated somewhere? I...
05-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By Bluesfrog

I always wear a coolmax bandanna under the helmet...

I always wear a coolmax bandanna under the helmet to soak up sweat, shade my balding gourd, and keep me warm in the winter. Seems to work for me. Be Well, Bluesfrog
05-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Bluesfrog

I don't know much about bike trailers but want to...

I don't know much about bike trailers but want to learn. I have an old child carrier trailer but it was an economy model that clamps on the frame. Not exactly elegant. Please teach us about trailers...
05-15-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Bluesfrog

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride...

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride enough. But I am going to search for fishing ponds within a reasonable perimeter. And do a few early morning/ evening rides. So my mileage will go...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,569
Posted By Bluesfrog

I use tons of lights. I still have been almost...

I use tons of lights. I still have been almost run over by distracted brain dead zombies. One of my fellow workers said I make a spectacle of myself. I laughed at him and said, "So you noticed me?"...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,042
Posted By Bluesfrog

The seat may be two things; too high and too much...

The seat may be two things; too high and too much tension. I adjusted my B17 none after the initial fitting. But I also soaked it with Obenauf's leather oil. It is the only leather conditioner I have...
05-14-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Bluesfrog

Headwinds?

These days it is "Who cares?". I use my Verve+2 and it doesn't matter unless I get cavalier about my charge level and get "stuck" out with a 51 pound bike and no assist. I retired so it doesn't...
05-12-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,708
Posted By Bluesfrog

I never had a break in period with my first B-17....

I never had a break in period with my first B-17. I used proofhide until it almost ran out of the leather. I had purchased a can of it and kept rubbing it in then heating it with a hair dryer. I did...
05-12-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Bluesfrog

Sent photo to the bike shop per owners'...

Sent photo to the bike shop per owners' instructions. They wanted the serial number stamp photo to send to Trek for a warranty claim. Will see how long it takes for Trek to get it in gear. I really...
05-12-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Bluesfrog

I still only have about a hundred miles on the...

I still only have about a hundred miles on the bike. The chain came off yesterday and I will call my bike shop soon. If they have something definitive to say I will relate it to you guys at some...
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