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by Theodore Voltaire
Oct 15 2019 2:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Since we're talking battery's, how would you rate this one I bought last December? It's had one hot summer season behind it now, and so far so good, I think. Since new it would come off the charger at 84v, but an hour later it would drop to about 83.8v and sit there another day maybe, and drop to 83...
by Theodore Voltaire
Oct 14 2019 10:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Thanks for your comments about adjusting the shock CD. That agrees with what I was thinking. I started out in the middle, then tried 3 clicks slower, and 3 more clicks slower. I rode it like that for about a year. Recently I tried 3 clicks on the fast side of the middle, and decided it rides a littl...
by Theodore Voltaire
Oct 12 2019 9:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Does anyone know if a heavy stealth rear wheel tends to need, faster, or slower rebound damping?

I'm guessing that because of the weight, you're going to say faster?
by Theodore Voltaire
Oct 01 2019 9:33am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

This is all the way both directions. I have about 100 miles experience evaluating this dropper post now. Even though they're not specifically designed for motor bicycle use, motor bicycles are a perfect application.

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by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 29 2019 9:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

There's a lot of good bike riders in Ohio. Did I mention I was born in Ohio?
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 28 2019 5:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Since I can lift my seat up to pedal better, my plan last night was to leave early, and pedal all the way downtown, 20 miles with no power. With only 19 2/3 miles to go, I finally gave up on that stupid plan, sheez :(
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 28 2019 10:38am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I rode downtown last night to the critical mass ride. 40 miles round trip, not including about 10 miles on the train. Everyone was real entertained by my moveable seat. I'm getting pretty good at working it already, but when it's up, I got to remember to drop it down before I come to a stop, or it g...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 27 2019 3:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I rode around a little bit just now testing the seat in different positions. Just like reviewers say, it's very easy to control the speed of the up, and down on the fly. It feels like a hydraulic office chair. If you unweight your butt a little bit, the seat helps you up. With your weight on the sea...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 27 2019 1:34am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I finally finished installing my dropper seat post. I haven't actually ridden with it functioning yet, but I rode about 20 miles with it all the way down. Being 3" higher feels different to me, but I think I can get used to it. I ran the cable through the frame, but I used an external seat post to d...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 26 2019 3:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Before and after look at my taillight mounting, and dropper seat post. All other things being the same, the seat now sits 3" higher in the saddle than before when all the way down. I can still touch both feet down at once, but it's only because my big fat a$s squashes the shock down enough to do it....
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 26 2019 9:58am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I liked it better when it was hiding up under the seat, but I guess this will do for now

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by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 26 2019 12:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

This is what I've accomplished after all day. This taillight bracket only cost me about 0.34 cents to make, not counting the rejects, but if you want me to make you one it'll cost you $750. :o

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by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 25 2019 3:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Here's an exclusive, just for us, first look from inside the secretive biknut skunk works of my new Fox Dropper external 4" seat post. Not fully installed yet, lacking the cable, and lever. This is all the way down. Not quite as low as I would like, but haven't tried it yet. I don't think you could ...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 25 2019 8:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Lalalalala, I love my bike, I love my bike, I like my bike, I love my bike, I love my bike, Where can i get those mudguards? They're sort of a custom install. They're offered by Electra Bicycles, which has been bought out by Trek, but it looks like they're still going to be available. You'll have t...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 24 2019 11:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Lalalalala, I love my bike, I love my bike, I like my bike, I love my bike, I love my bike,

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by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 20 2019 5:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

And one other thing is, Fox wants it to work equally good to, looking too sexy for your shirt. Of course we all know I'm not into looks that much, but some people are. :wink:
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 20 2019 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Thanks Rix, that looks like a real good one, but too late for this project. I already ordered a Fox 4" external one on eBay, plus a $50 Fox remote lever. Apprently for $300 you don't get no stinkin lever, or a cable, that's extra. It gets good reviews though, and I have a lot of room under the seat ...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 19 2019 9:44am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Rix wrote:
Sep 19 2019 9:33am
KarlJ wrote:
Sep 18 2019 11:26pm
what size is the stock post? Mine has a carbon one and its stuck hence i'll have to cut / chisel it out and replace.
31.8mm is the diameter. It maybe 31.6mm, now I cant remember what I mic'd it at.
Mine measures 31.6mm which I think is about the biggest diameter.
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 19 2019 9:42am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I love dropper seat posts, you will wonder how you got along with out it. Get the shortest one though. Can't chop the bottom of them to shorten. I'm with you about a short post. Fox offers the shortest one I've seen, which is 4". Even on the rare occasions when I lift my seat to pedal, I only raise...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 18 2019 9:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Since I probably won't need new brakes anymore, this is going to be my next victim. Up for pedaling, down for speed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Fox-Shox-Transfer-Performance-Series-Bicycle-Seat-Post-Internal-Mountain/303017813986?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=601953304840&_trksid=p2060353.m14...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 18 2019 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I may have just solved all my braking troubles with new pads. I think the cheap ass pads I've been buying for a few years were the problem. These are the new ones. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-High-Quality-Bicycle-Disc-Brake-Pads-For-Magura-MT2-MT4-MT6-MT8-DK-17/152952367953?ssPageName=STRK%3AME...
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 16 2019 10:15am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

My rear brake was making noise. I guess that's normal when all the pad is gone, and it's just the back plate scraping on the disk. :(
by Theodore Voltaire
Sep 15 2019 9:00am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16676
Views: 1666927

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

the dual piston mt8's may not be enough power for a heavy bomber, however I have no experience with them. If you're in the market for brakes i'd recommend going all out and making the big purchase of hope tech 3 v4's. There's a reason so many people run them, They have incredibly sturdy brake feel,...