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12-05-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Talk to VegasTriker...

Talk to VegasTriker (https://www.bikeforums.net/21810812-post10.html) . He uses the same 4-cell Trustfire cell holder as me although he likely mounts his to his frame. He should be able to give you a...
12-05-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

People often get this confused so I thought I'd...

People often get this confused so I thought I'd add some clarification; Example.... If you have two single cell batteries with the same Ah rating in parallel you will get a set watt hour rating and...
12-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,930
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Just wanted to add an opinion. I'm not going to...

Just wanted to add an opinion. I'm not going to favor one particular rear light over another as there are so many good rear lights nowadays that it just wouldn't make sense. I think if you are using...
12-02-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I have one of the Trustfire 4-cell holders. It...

I have one of the Trustfire 4-cell holders. It works but I don't use mine on the frame of the bike. I use mine to power a helmet light and put the pack in my hydration backpack. I've heard of people...
11-29-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Okay, this tells me that the lamp you have is...

Okay, this tells me that the lamp you have is using a multi-cell ( 2S/2P ) battery pack. When these first came out ( at least 4-5 years ago , I own one of these too ) we just called them Tri-clones....
11-28-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

First things first. Before giving advise need to...

First things first. Before giving advise need to get some clarification. As far as I know the company that produces the Cree LED's does not manufacture bike lights. Now there are companies that make...
10-25-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Yes I'm sure an adapter could be made but I...

Yes I'm sure an adapter could be made but I imagine that the part that plugs into the charging station would have to be quite big. Likely not something that there would be a big demand for so no...
10-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,855
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Just an idea. If you are going to store the...

Just an idea. If you are going to store the ebikes in a cold garage for long periods and not use the bikes this will help preserve the battery. ( best to store at less than a full charge ). Now if...
10-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Question: Can ebikes charge off a car parking lot charger?

I got thinking about this the other day. Every once in a while I'll drive thru a pubic parking lot and see the chargers setup for recharging Hybrid and electric cars. I started wondering; "Is there...
10-09-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Thanks. Don't need quite that much. Found a...

Thanks. Don't need quite that much. Found a smaller bottle...
10-08-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

VICTORY!!!!!! ( beating chest...

VICTORY!!!!!! ( beating chest )...AHHHHHHHHHHH!!......Oh that hurt. At 65 beating your chest doesn't pay. :)

After doing what I said I was doing in my last post I took the bike out at about 1:00...
10-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Continued from last post; I just slid the...

Continued from last post; I just slid the module off the quick release mount. Couldn't help but notice that there is some play in it. Anyway, I buffed and cleaned all the electrical contacts and...
10-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Had problems with the module before where I think...

Had problems with the module before where I think it was doing the same thing but that was a while back and I'm not completely sure if it's the same problem. I think the guy at the shop said the...
10-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Trek Conduit; Disconnect battery problem

I've had my Trek Conduit for about a year. Lately as I've been leaving for rides after dark after it has been getting cooler lately, I've started to have problems whenever I hit a bump ( a very...
06-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Good question. I just assumed they would charge...

Good question. I just assumed they would charge tax. If they don't that would be fantastic.
06-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Didn't know about the "right click trick" when...

Didn't know about the "right click trick" when viewing a link. Not tried it yet but water under the bridge now.

Yes, always a big worry when leaving an ebike locked up somewhere, especially if...
06-12-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Thanks 2old. Looks like a nice start. Price on...

Thanks 2old. Looks like a nice start. Price on the one you linked to is now about $2,900 although this is a pre-order price and can change at any time. I already own an Trek flat bar e-road bike...
06-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Full Suspension E-MTB's: The best of the bestest

Be the first to start the list.

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ....
06-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Well I finally decided to register using my...

Well I finally decided to register using my G-mail account since I basically never use it anyway. Made sure to check the box that said I didn't want any of their offers or spam. Then they still...
06-10-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

While I might have been tempted to read the...

While I might have been tempted to read the article, no way am I going to go through the idiotic process of going through a registration process just to read about something I already know much...
06-09-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,178
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

After reading some of these posts I'm starting to...

After reading some of these posts I'm starting to reconsider buying a dedicated FS e-mtb. The ones I've looked at online are in the thousand$. They look nice as hell but way beyond what I can afford....
04-26-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,671
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

My thoughts; I think what you chose for daytime...

My thoughts; I think what you chose for daytime visibility ( in the front ) depends on whether or not you plan to continue and ride into the night. If you're only planning on riding in the day or...
03-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,522
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I think the best thing to do would be to call a...

I think the best thing to do would be to call a couple LBS near you and ask if they can reprogram a Shimano Steps module for your particular ebike. Shouldn't matter if they don't sell the same bike....
01-14-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 40,034
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Oh come on...If you really said something like...

Oh come on...If you really said something like that to some a****** idiot not only would it possibly provoke a more dangerous response but even if it didn't it would mean "they win" in terms of being...
12-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 40,034
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The person you spoke to was no gentleman. Would...

The person you spoke to was no gentleman. Would of been better to just ignore the a-hole. In today's world it seems that both hypocrisy and ignorance abound. In the mean time you are still getting...
12-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,522
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

If you noticed the person who started the thread...

If you noticed the person who started the thread only posted one time. They have not posted since. I would suggest you do what I told the other person to do. If you're lucky it will only be an...
08-31-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

There are many options and some that may be very...

There are many options and some that may be very simple. The simplest option is to just use a small ( battery / self-contained lamp. In the U.K. you have Merlin Cycles and they sell a variety of self...
08-19-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

When stupid things happen

Well, I guess it was going to happen sooner or later but last night it finally did. I pulled a muscle on my back while moving the bike. Actually it was all my fault. When I leave my Condo I have to...
08-19-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,809
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

If I was to use a DD rear hub motor ( 26" wheel )...

If I was to use a DD rear hub motor ( 26" wheel ) with a sine wave controller would I still be able to run the same rear cassette ( 9-speed ) that I currently use? What would be the best brand to...
08-19-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Best place ( IMO ) to buy loose 18650 cells is...

Best place ( IMO ) to buy loose 18650 cells is from the Orbtronic website. (https://www.orbtronic.com/) They have the best brands and are a USA based seller. They sell Panasonic, Sony, Samsung,...
08-18-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

About the edited part of your comment; Yes, you...

About the edited part of your comment; Yes, you can buy a cell holder and use something like what you linked to to recharge the cells at a faster rate. However I would not buy the 4-bay charger you...
08-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,809
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

You had me going for a minute...till I saw the...

You had me going for a minute...till I saw the "winker" at the end. I love the natural sounds of a summer night. The annual summer Cicadas where I live are nice and relaxing to listen to. Sometimes...
08-12-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,972
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Sorry, I'm a little late in commenting but as...

Sorry, I'm a little late in commenting but as usual I agree with most of your comments. However angerdan makes a good point that even a 500 lumen lamp can be blinding at a certain distance under...
08-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Okay, here you go....This battery bank...

Okay, here you go....This battery bank (https://www.amazon.com/Yukuma-Power-Bank-Engineered-Certified/dp/B073PN843G) looks like the fastest "input" recharge I've ever seen. Input current is listed as...
08-12-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Well...in your case it certainly wouldn't help...

Well...in your case it certainly wouldn't help since you have the lamp flipped upside down. Personally I never put any kind of faith in some of those rubber flaps. FWIW I've been caught in rain more...
08-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Well that does make things more difficult. In...

Well that does make things more difficult. In your case you might be able to find an extension that has the male part that is designed at a 90 angle. That way when inserted the wire comes off at a...
08-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,809
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

What is the quietest e-bike motor?

Since I find the whine of an electric motor to be somewhat of irritation I find myself wondering if there is an e-bike kit that is known for it's *quietness ( * either imperceivable to the ear or...
08-08-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

You can prevent wear and tear on the micro-USB...

You can prevent wear and tear on the micro-USB port by using an extension. Unfortunately the Lumina 850 has the port on the side so if you use the smallest extension...
08-08-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I'm going to assume this lamp recharges via a...

I'm going to assume this lamp recharges via a micro-USB port. Not unusual for the micro-USB port to just wear out. So, the real question is; "Is this the port, the charger or something else inside...
08-03-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Another test in the rain

After finishing a week of covering a graveyard shift I was more than a little tired today. Turned out to be a nice day for a ride too but I was just too tired to try to get a day ride in. After about...
07-22-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Dang it! I must of prayed too hard. No rain the...

Dang it! I must of prayed too hard. No rain the entire week...however, after four lovely but somewhat warm days I ended up getting more than I wanted. By mid-week the temperature got so hot that is...
07-13-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,519
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Advice needed for MTB e-bike conversion

Hi folks. Bought my first road e-bike several weeks ago and have just been loving it to death. Since I don't have the buck$ for a quality e-MTB I'm seriously considering converting my current 26" FS...
07-08-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

So far I've ridden the Trek Conduit in several...

So far I've ridden the Trek Conduit in several short / light rain scenarios without any problems. Actually I've been trying to test it in a harder rain but I'm only willing to do this if I'm close to...
07-02-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,412
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

I just took a look at the Verve over on the...

I just took a look at the Verve over on the Youtube EBR video. Not a bad little bike. Looks a little bit like the Conduit I own but major changes with the Bosch motor and battery. The stem on the...
07-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

Yesterday I finally got a 22 miler in on the Trek...

Yesterday I finally got a 22 miler in on the Trek Conduit. Originally I was planning a night MTB ride but after taking the MTB outside for a quick pre-ride spin it still seemed pretty warm outside....
06-28-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,116
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

It wouldn't surprise me. I found one of those...

It wouldn't surprise me. I found one of those pubic use e-bikes stashed just off one of the MUP behind were I live. The bike was there for over a week and apparently it was just discarded and...
06-25-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,116
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

The way I figure, it would be better not to tell...

The way I figure, it would be better not to tell people how easy ( or hard ) it is to steal a battery. Because if it happens to be easy best not to tell people least some fools get ideas in their...
06-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

What's the range of this setup and how much does...

What's the range of this setup and how much does it cost? I've looked at the website and couldn't help but notice that many people mount this on top of the front wheel which, I may add, looks horrid....
06-22-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,849
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

When I read the opening post I was like, "What...

When I read the opening post I was like, "What the hell"!?

When I read that I was thinking this person didn't know squat about ebike batteries. I had no idea the guy was talking about Lead acid...
06-17-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,054
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do

F'N with MN part II

Turned out to be a warm day. Although it had rained a short bit before I got up today, by the time I was ready to do something all the roads looked dry. Of course I hadn't planned on a day road ride...
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