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by joepah
Jul 04 2015 9:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: No ebikes allowed?
Replies: 32
Views: 3563

Re: No ebikes allowed?

Been riding ebikes over 6 years and a lot of it on bike paths which are technically illegal.. Was stopped by a cop once, and he wanted to know how far and how fast it would travel.. Offered to let him ride it, but he was directing traffic at the time. If you're polite and not a douche, most people w...
by joepah
Feb 06 2015 7:02am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: EM3ev MAC 50 volt kit with battery
Replies: 10
Views: 3387

Re: EM3ev MAC 50 volt kit with battery

Reading this makes me a bit worried since I just ordered a kit from them. Does anyone know if Ev3em was using the Sapim 13awg spokes in the failures above^^^ or is the Sapim an updated spoke they now use as of 2/5/15? Would it be as adviseable to have the wheel rebuild with 12awg spokes before I ev...
by joepah
Mar 28 2014 6:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

Maybe you want this? http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=1 and this for a backup: http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=444 No, not interested in either of those, but did look at that company as seem to have best prices, however when filling out the "KIT' form it seems you have to select ...
by joepah
Mar 26 2014 2:17am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

zanedog wrote:Good reviews on these bikes I have read. Just ordered a Logan.
http://www.eprodigybikes.com/
Seems like a very reasonable price of 2000 for a mid drive. Do they have a larger battery option?
by joepah
Mar 22 2014 7:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

Ypedal wrote:Well, the metro has a new home today.... :cry:

and i have room for one more bike in the garage !!! :P
Good for you. Sold my metro last dec. it's a good brand that is easy to sell used. Took a 50% bath after 4+'years. Not bad
by joepah
Mar 20 2014 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

IMO the best deals are closeout ebike from dealers. Bought 2 this way. A2b metro at 25% off now stromer at60% off.
by joepah
Mar 01 2014 7:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

Blazing Saddles bicycle rental in San Francisco has dozens of A2B Metros. They've never seen a swingarm crack like that. I wonder if salt water entered the hole and started stress-corrosion fracturing? Well that's something.. How long does Blazing Saddle keep their rental bikes? At least 2 years I ...
by joepah
Feb 27 2014 6:49am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

fechter wrote:Blazing Saddles bicycle rental in San Francisco has dozens of A2B Metros. They've never seen a swingarm crack like that. I wonder if salt water entered the hole and started stress-corrosion fracturing?
Well that's something.. How long does Blazing Saddle keep their rental bikes?
by joepah
Feb 26 2014 8:42am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

@CommuterS: Or a Manufacturing flaw?!! Do you think they missed the step of heat treating the swing arms parts after welding them together?? :shock: It seems plausible since they crack right next to the welds... like the welding caused the surrounding AL to become too brittle or soft(whichever way ...
by joepah
Feb 19 2014 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

Check your frame from underside and thoroughly cleaned before dropping big $$$ into new batteries. Looks like cracked swingarms are a common thing with the early Metros. Mine snapped almost completely off during a routine commute two days ago. Was lucky to be able to bring it to a stop. The bike is...
by joepah
Feb 17 2014 11:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B Metro restoration / modification - Fechter's first Ebike
Replies: 111
Views: 20347

Re: A2B Metro restoration / modification - Fechter's first E

Tire looks good! Hope the cheap Chinese tires work out for you.. Let us know.. My only complaint about the 2.25 shinkos was that cornering was not as good, and it lowered the bike... Looks like your 2.50 is about the same OD as those bastard Kendas! Have fun with it..
by joepah
Feb 05 2014 5:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: project: no-car
Replies: 27
Views: 2569

Re: project: no-car

subbed. Looking forward to seeing this. How do you subscribe? I just keep it on my list of articles, doesn't notify me of new comments. if you view a thread when logged in there is a "Subscribe topic" link at the bottom of the page.. im guessing if you click this subscribe button the you will recei...
by joepah
Feb 02 2014 1:24pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: project: no-car
Replies: 27
Views: 2569

Re: project: no-car

angelo212 wrote:subbed. Looking forward to seeing this.

How do you subscribe? I just keep it on my list of articles, doesn't notify me of new comments.
by joepah
Feb 01 2014 1:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: project: no-car
Replies: 27
Views: 2569

Re: project: no-car

haha.. do you have one of icemans PSU's?
by joepah
Jan 19 2014 11:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: BMC STROMER ST-1 ELITE BATTERY PROBLEMS
Replies: 12
Views: 5156

Re: BMC STROMER ST-1 ELITE BATTERY PROBLEMS

srmit wrote:I have an St1 Elite as well, without any battery problems. I read on Stromer forum that you need to disconnect the charger soon after the LED turns green, otherwise the battery starts discharging via charger.

Good luck.
Hey! do you ahve a link for the stromer forum
by joepah
Jan 19 2014 12:31pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utopia
Replies: 25
Views: 1699

Re: Utopia

you get what you pay for. Utopia would work for the very wealthy because they could buy their protection, abuse the poor and workers without fear, and not pay a penny to the betterment of others or the infrastructure. For the rest of us, life without taxes or banks would be much a life much more unc...
by joepah
Jan 19 2014 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 2012 Stromer Elite
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: 2012 Stromer Elite

Went 26 miles in PAS City Mode at 21 mph on FLAT terrain.. Don't know if that's good or not. Went 18 Miles in PAS Power Mode at 21 mph on FLAT terrain, SOC went from 100% to 28% Went 17.5 Miles in PAS Power Mode at 21 mph on FLAT terrain, SOC went from 99% to 29% Went 24.5 Miles in PAS Power and ECO...
by joepah
Jan 18 2014 2:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Stromer Elite Review
Replies: 24
Views: 5826

Re: Stromer Elite Review

Well the LBS swapped in a new battery (well new to me.. still a 2012 production build), and that battery charges to 100% SOC and ran it all the way down to 8%.. Went 26 miles in PAS City Mode at 21 mph on FLAT terrain.. Don't know if that's good or not....A whole lot more efficient than my A2B Metro.
by joepah
Jan 15 2014 9:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Stromer Elite Review
Replies: 24
Views: 5826

Re: Stromer Elite Review

[quote="Paul_G" once in then out for 2-3 times and my battery now charges up to one line like its empty but after 10 miles it drops to a full charge so it seems to hold way more than the advertised numbers of miles it can go.[/quote] Well I tried your bit Paul but it didn't work.. So I took it back ...
by joepah
Jan 13 2014 6:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4
Replies: 405
Views: 70634

Re: A2B Metro - www.ultramotor.com - Video Page4

Thanks deepfraught.... Good approach on your part. You just got my hopes up I guess...lol Stig, I ended up selling my A2B and bought a new left over Stromer Elite.. It was a deal too good to pass up. And as much as I love the Metro, the Stromer is a better all around bike, especially with the torque...
by joepah
Jan 13 2014 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Stromer Elite Review
Replies: 24
Views: 5826

Re: Stromer Elite Review

Try charging the battery outside of the bike. The bike comes with the adapter as its clear the battery is charging but not showing on the indicator if it dropped 4% after 17 miles. I had the same problem with my 2013 and that fixed it after a few charges. After 600 miles the battery now charges to ...
by joepah
Jan 03 2014 9:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 19" Motorcycle Wheels vs 26" Bicycle Wheels (rim and tires)
Replies: 2025
Views: 237253

Re: 19" Motorcycle Wheels vs 26" Bicycle Wheels (rim and tir

Dlogic wrote:Thanks Rix, will try myself at first. Gotta learn and get the feel for it. :-)
What tools do you use for MC tires? I'm guessing tire irons aint going get er done..lol.. I put 16" moped tires on a bike rim with parktool levers.. but this looks a whole lot stiffer.
by joepah
Jan 03 2014 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: CroBorg Super Commuter
Replies: 1011
Views: 111010

Re: CroBorg Commuter

yeah i'm only running 24 mph at night and this light is more than adequate to light up the dark streets for me... However everyone knows what their eyes need... my biggest problem is to remember to bring my normal glasses when I go out at twilight...lol
by joepah
Jan 03 2014 12:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: CroBorg Super Commuter
Replies: 1011
Views: 111010

Re: CroBorg Commuter

Never ran it to discharge but the instructions say 90 minutes at full beam. Just a great bright white light.
by joepah
Jan 02 2014 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: CroBorg Super Commuter
Replies: 1011
Views: 111010

Re: CroBorg Commuter

Hope you're feeling better.. Just bought this headlight... Quite bright, and judging by all the vehicles who now stop to let me pass, quite noticeable!

Cygolite Metro 500

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E1N ... UTF8&psc=1