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02-02-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By 2old

I looked at their site and no mention of "e"...

I looked at their site and no mention of "e" activity. Perhaps supply issues have delayed the project.
02-02-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By 2old

375 wh (stated for the Sirius) is one of the...

375 wh (stated for the Sirius) is one of the smallest batteries I've seen on a production bike, so the range isn't surprising especially if it's ponderous. Data I've seen from others report about 20...
02-01-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

I changed the front chainring on a BBS02 mid from...

I changed the front chainring on a BBS02 mid from 46 to 32 (or 30 IDR) and it reduced the top speed on level ground from 30 mph to 20, but that's about as fast as needed off road and it ascends much...
01-31-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,937
Posted By 2old

FME, the bike that one converts is whatever the...

FME, the bike that one converts is whatever the individual wants to ride. My first conversion was an errand bike, and it turned out that a 20 mph front hub system on a mid-90's steel bike was perfect...
01-30-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By 2old

Since you're trying to obfuscate my statement,...

Since you're trying to obfuscate my statement, the bike has been maintained even to the point of lubricating the chain almost every ride. However, the motor needs neither maintenance nor repair and...
01-30-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,937
Posted By 2old

The challenge (AFAICT) is the forks have a...

The challenge (AFAICT) is the forks have a thru-axle and this arrangement can't accommodate most motors. IMO, the best possibility is the all axle motor from Grin (ebikesca).
01-28-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By 2old

The switch was the on/off on my Haibike (it also...

The switch was the on/off on my Haibike (it also had all the functions including PAS incorporated). The nearest Haibike dealer according to their site was in Iceland since they had left the US...
01-27-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By 2old

There's nothing wrong with OEM systems if you...

There's nothing wrong with OEM systems if you find one that suits you, but there's a lot of BS about DIY (sometimes spread by disingenuous individuals who own or are employed by bike shops - I...
01-26-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By 2old

There's nothing wrong with an OEM system, but you...

There's nothing wrong with an OEM system, but you can DIY too (read some of the posts in the ebike forum), save money, have the satisfaction of building your own system and have a leg up on...
01-24-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By 2old

FME, carbon wheels are fine, but not necessary...

FME, carbon wheels are fine, but not necessary since I don't expose them to the rigors that would compromise a similar weight aluminum rim. Stan's have been adequate and much less expensive.
01-24-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By 2old

Everyone has his/her opinion, but for me a front...

Everyone has his/her opinion, but for me a front wheel hub system is perfect for a cargo bike since it helps distribute the weight evenly. My first conversion was front hub and was a marvelous...
01-22-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By 2old

If you reside in a hilly area, a mid-drive is...

If you reside in a hilly area, a mid-drive is superior. I think purchasing a factory built unit is the best option (for you).
01-21-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By 2old

Normally eschewed by bicycling devotees, how...

Normally eschewed by bicycling devotees, how about an adjustable stem? The bonus is that as you lower it, the bars become closer to the seat. Also, I think they're available with quick releases. One...
01-20-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By 2old

You'll need more experience (and maybe more...

You'll need more experience (and maybe more opinions). I've built, ridden and own bikes of both types, and ridden many, many more when writing for a bike publication. Additionally, I don't have a...
01-20-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By 2old

Hub drives are excellent for commuting and only...

Hub drives are excellent for commuting and only suffer in road riding when the hills are too steep in which case a more powerful system (which may be illegal) is needed. Go to the endless sphere site...
01-19-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By 2old

Then, it seems like there's a snag that's somehow...

Then, it seems like there's a snag that's somehow impeding it. I have had very good luck using Trek CS for other issues. I'm sure they would try to assist you.
01-19-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By 2old

Did you try YouTube? The derailleur system should...

Did you try YouTube? The derailleur system should be separate from the motor, but if the wires are hidden in the frame may appear to be "connected". You should be able to disconnect the cable from...
01-18-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By 2old

Definitely not normal for Stromer. I tested a...

Definitely not normal for Stromer. I tested a couple four or five years ago and they were smooth riding right up to 30 mph. I don't know where you're located, but if near San Diego, they used to have...
01-18-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By 2old

Sorry I misinterpreted your post. The previous...

Sorry I misinterpreted your post. The previous one lauding Magicycle had been taken down because it was from a shill, and since they contacted me to "represent" them (in another forum ), this seemed...
01-17-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By 2old

I used to employ clipless when needing to be as...

I used to employ clipless when needing to be as efficient (fast) as possible and flats the rest of the time because they were more fun. I would just switch the pedals. My wife rides Shimano hybrids...
01-17-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By 2old

The same company tried to use me to say something...

The same company tried to use me to say something nice about their product by sending me a bike to "test". How about changing the name of their "Deer" to "Hippopotamus"?
01-16-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 2old

I think that Wolf Tooth (probably others too)...

I think that Wolf Tooth (probably others too) makes a product that will allow your derailleur to accommodate 11 speed and a "pie plate" in the cassette. My friends with Trek Marlins are running...
01-16-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 993,668
Posted By 2old

Nice job; I'd bet you could get another pound off...

Nice job; I'd bet you could get another pound off the rear wheel and cassette, especially if you could get by with smaller gears because the motor provides lots of extra oomph. That looks like a lot...
01-13-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By 2old

Even though this may/must be for an e-bike, you...

Even though this may/must be for an e-bike, you will receive more feedback in a forum with more representation (General Cycling Information; Bicycle Mechanics etc), IMO.
01-10-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By 2old

I had the good fortune to have three stores...

I had the good fortune to have three stores within 10 or so miles, and miss them too. Some of their products were exemplary, probably because they had great buying power. It was always handy to have...
01-08-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 337
Posted By 2old

For DIY the most popular systems with a torque...

For DIY the most popular systems with a torque sensor are Tongsheng (too many problems for me) and CYC, while Bafang makes the BBS02 and BBSHD which are RPM based. FME, AFICT (and I could be...
01-08-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,207
Posted By 2old

In more than half of the US, Class 2 bikes are...

In more than half of the US, Class 2 bikes are classified as bicycles BY STATE LAW and legal on all bike paths unless specifically prohibited. Anyone who says this isn't true is LYING!
12-23-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By 2old

Range varies and is related to speed, weight,...

Range varies and is related to speed, weight, wind, outside temperature, elevation change and how much assist you're providing, but many individuals state that at 18 - 20 mph, you should use about...
12-21-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 2old

Primarily if the safety of their bottom line is...

Primarily if the safety of their bottom line is involved because a lawsuit may occur.
12-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 2old

I have used that same fork intermittently for 15+...

I have used that same fork intermittently for 15+ (probably more like 20) years on a rigid MTB (used as a spare bike for guests), without any problems, and consider Kinesis a well respected...
12-20-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By 2old

I hope your trip is short because I'd be willing...

I hope your trip is short because I'd be willing to bet the HS is just a normal press fit 1&1/8 that you can procure from Amazon for $15 - $20.
12-19-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By 2old

Mine: rode about 200 or so days, 70% or so MTB,...

Mine: rode about 200 or so days, 70% or so MTB, the rest electrified, had a blast.
12-16-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,854
Posted By 2old

IMO, a lot of what you fear is hooey. Just get...

IMO, a lot of what you fear is hooey. Just get some tire tools, a small pump, spare tube and multi-tool, then ride. The only precaution I would consider is to practice changing a tube, so when a flat...
12-15-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,331
Posted By 2old

I agree with Rolla, and am still riding and...

I agree with Rolla, and am still riding and enjoying a 2005 Santa Cruz Superlite after 17 years and 25,000 - 30,000 off-road miles. There are plenty of excellent choices within your price range in my...
12-07-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By 2old

Great to hear; my daughter is still riding her...

Great to hear; my daughter is still riding her 350w front hub conversion after seven plus years (second battery; the first was replaced under warranty). IMO, Dillenger's 350w kit is a deal at $700 or...
12-05-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By 2old

As Mr VB said, you'd be surprised how little...

As Mr VB said, you'd be surprised how little tread is necessary for dirt "roads" especially with fat(ter) tires at low(er) pressures.
12-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 488,062
Posted By 2old

Worth a million (metaphorically) if your wife...

Worth a million (metaphorically) if your wife loves it, and well worth $130. I'd hate to tell you how much I spent in $ and time to construct a bike my wife didn't like.
12-04-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By 2old

You're showing some genuine character at the...

You're showing some genuine character at the right time of year, hell for any time of year. You set a high bar IMO.
12-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By 2old

Your bike seemingly has 26 X 4 tires, and I agree...

Your bike seemingly has 26 X 4 tires, and I agree with above. If the rims are 60 - 80 mm wide, probably a 26 X 3 tire will be accommodated nicely. I would look for something that is...
12-01-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2old

The comment I alluded to was in relation to what...

The comment I alluded to was in relation to what I do when I'm riding my ebike and stop at a location. Anybody with an ounce of intelligence knows that an individual can't be with his bike all the...
11-30-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By 2old

Keep both; you may discover (as I did after a...

Keep both; you may discover (as I did after a while) that both forms are fun; about 75% of my riding is non-"e" now.
11-30-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By 2old

I don't always agree with Mr VB, but do here;...

I don't always agree with Mr VB, but do here; IMO, Bosch's motors are superior to Shimano"s although I've tested only the former. Whatever, IMO (again), don't consider a hub drive for a multitude of...
11-28-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or...

AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or BBSHD. I've had great results with the smaller BBS02.
11-24-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 993,668
Posted By 2old

First post; bye bye if it's advertising.

First post; bye bye if it's advertising.
11-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By 2old

I have both BBS02-equipped (cadence sensor) and...

I have both BBS02-equipped (cadence sensor) and Yamaha (cadence and torque sensors) hardtails, and the cadence works fine for me, and usually is the bike of choice. Tong Sheng has a mid-drive for...
11-17-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,509
Posted By 2old

Again, Darn Tough because they are (could be...

Again, Darn Tough because they are (could be called Darn Warm too).
11-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By 2old

Vivax was ingenious, but low power and the pinion...

Vivax was ingenious, but low power and the pinion gear that connected the motor to the crank was high maintenance (I've heard). If perfected, it could be a fun system.
11-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,273
Posted By 2old

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in...

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in a Consumer's Report test if that means anything) prescription glasses. I like them since they provide an excellent field of view and allow lots of...
11-15-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By 2old

Considering the ramifications of failure, I...

Considering the ramifications of failure, I wouldn't use a carbon fork from a Chinese company. Try a Ritchey (with the considerations above) and, even though it may be manufactured in China, it's a...
11-14-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2old

I don't leave my bike unattended either, but as...

I don't leave my bike unattended either, but as I've said before, take a look at YouTube videos of the Altor SAF lock (I think there is a Hip-e-lock that's pretty safe too).
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