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by Henry111
Nov 08 2017 2:22pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Need Amped speed controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Need Amped speed controller

ohzee, that's wonderful. This guy will be so happy.
Now, I've never purchased anything here, so tell me how to purchase it.
Thank you so much.
by Henry111
Nov 06 2017 2:47pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Need Amped speed controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Need Amped speed controller

It has been a long time since we handled Amped kits to modify our electric bikes, but we are trying to help out an old customer whose Amped speed controller has gone bad. Does anybody have one available. This person would be happy even if it is a used one. Just so it works.
Thank you for your help.
by Henry111
Jul 31 2017 3:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Meanwhile, if anybody really wants to check out my bikes, they can do so by Google searching Long Beach Electric Bikes. I don't think I should post the actual link. I am afraid It might be considered spamming. This forum has a "vendors section" and we would be glad to have you post your companies l...
by Henry111
Jul 31 2017 3:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Thanks for all the input from you wonderful folks on Endless Sphere including you, rumme. Great work is done here. But I can't afford anymore time for this. Gotta get back to real work. Meanwhile, if anybody really wants to check out my bikes, they can do so by Google searching Long Beach Electric B...
by Henry111
Jul 31 2017 2:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

rumme regarding your comment: " I don't even like the way your ebike looks. Its kinda " girly" looking in my eyes and as a 240 lb man , I would feel silly riding it. You may know a lot about building e-bikes, but you obviously have no understanding of the market outside of DIYers. In the industry we...
by Henry111
Jul 31 2017 1:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

If anyone really wants to make informed decisions about my bikes, they should inform themselves by google searching: Long Beach Electric Bikes instead of just talking off the top of their heads. rumme says he would not pay $300 for one of my bikes--a bike with a 36V/14Ah battery that retails for $60...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 7:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

No money in it. Lots of time for repair. My friend and his brother own for bike stores ebikezzz the one in Corona Del Mar has 80 or more bikes mainly Hibikes (?) middrives 3,400 - 6,900 for mainly Bosch Middrives , but many others. They own 4 stores now. They started with pedigo, expensive junk as ...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 6:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Awesome kinda what I was looking for, thx Henry sorry for hijacking your topic, it was just most active at time I started posting here, ae this week No problem marvak! The thread was dead anyhow because I have been barking at the wrong door. I should be talking to people who are actually e-bike dea...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 6:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Henry I am new to this, know a little about air drag and all that. I realize its a strech that 100% more power at 25mph would push me 10 more. But surerly it must be enough for extra 5 mph or so. Markz, i realize there is a difference between vendor, the one am buying says 250w nominal and peak 500...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 6:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Why not, if it helps me 100%, and I can pedal at 25mph for a while, surerly extra 400w, or however much actualy my power is at those speeds, would boost me extra 10mph?? I dont understand the ratings yet. But that was my original question is it better to really push the motor or get a stronger 500w...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Why not, if it helps me 100%, and I can pedal at 25mph for a while, surerly extra 400w, or however much actualy my power is at those speeds, would boost me extra 10mph?? I dont understand the ratings yet. But that was my original question is it better to really push the motor or get a stronger 500w...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 6:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

I am from Europe yeah, and I like pedaling. I love riding my bike for my 10mile commute,by pushing it i can sustain speeds above 20 mph. So any limit is out of question, funny to see ebikes here in Slovenia, all limited to 16mph and overtaking them easy. So yeah I want to pedal, but have my bike go...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 5:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

And why in the world would you go pedelec unless you are located in Europe or Asia where the law says for it to be classified as a bicycle, you MUST pedal. In the USA the law only says that you must be ABLE to pedal. Although some of those clowns like Bosch and the companies who use their drive woul...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 4:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

I also have an Aprilia 125 gas scooter. More speed, longer range, but I spend more time on the electric. It is smaller and just more fun to ride. Since this photo was taken, I have added a wind screen and top box. Also, this Aprilia does not come with a side stand, so I added one--after market.
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

zackclark7, re: electric scooters: Although, I build and sell electric bikes, my personal ride is an electric scooter, even though I don't sell scooters. I had my guys remove the 48V/20Ah SLA battery and replace with two 60V lithiums. I run one dry. Raise the seat, unplug and plug in the fresh. The ...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 2:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

I do the Ebike hustle, much like Henry. All out of my own garage. Mostly Kits and Custom conversions. I do best when the customer buys all the parts (From me or elsewhere), and I charge a decent price for my labor to build the bike. That labor fee usually ranges from $300 for really simple installs...
by Henry111
Jul 30 2017 1:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

rumme, if you want to build an e-bike that will carry a 240lb guy at 30mph, that's OK for you, and I don't knock it accept that you are breaking the law. And hell, I don't care about that either. But: In selling to the general public, when someone asks me if I offer a 30mph bike, or want to know if ...
by Henry111
Jul 29 2017 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

A crowd funded bike is not an established brand.
It's a wanna be brand.
Furthermore, any one who is so naive as to buy an e-bike online, crowd funded, or otherwise, gets no sympathy from me. Well, maybe a little pity.
by Henry111
Jul 29 2017 3:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Pedego got the local cable company to feature their business in TV ads, so they must be pretty sharp. :wink: Yes, Don DiCostanzo is the sharpest guy in the industry and knows the market better than all. He knows the USA market is not for most of those imported bikes designed specifically for the Eu...
by Henry111
Jul 29 2017 3:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Chalo, I'm curious: If the shop who sells that bike is right across the river from your shop, why did they bring it to your shop for service? I can't say. Could be longtime customer loyalty, or it could be that the other shop charges more for service, or perhaps because we're simply more experience...
by Henry111
Jul 29 2017 1:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

But that battery looks ridiculuosly small. Either its fake, or they use some cheap custom made frame from china, in witch case its not worth $900 I worked on one of those bikes for a regular customer recently. The battery tucks down into the frame tube, which is more of a channel at that location. ...
by Henry111
Jul 29 2017 12:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

The beauty of a dealer building his own e-bikes (instead of buying from an importer/wholesaler) is that he does not have to bet the farm. He can start one bike at a time.
by Henry111
Jul 28 2017 8:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

Although, Pedego is a competitor of mine, and I often complain that their bikes are over-priced and under-powered, I still must say that when it comes to MARKETING e-bikes in the USA, Pedego is the only company who has really figured out how it should be done. Partly because they understand the mark...
by Henry111
Jul 28 2017 7:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

But that battery looks ridiculuosly small. Either its fake, or they use some cheap custom made frame from china, in witch case its not worth $900 Please name me some frames that are NOT made in China? Further more: Name me some (so called) Chinese frames that are NOT made in Taiwan? Yes, I do know ...
by Henry111
Jul 28 2017 5:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 127
Views: 10452

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

That's a 350W bike with a 48V (would you believe) 7Ah battery.