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by markz
Oct 16 2019 1:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fast Electric Cargo Bike for my Bay Area Commute
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Fast Electric Cargo Bike for my Bay Area Commute

Mid drives would suit your needs quite well. I highly doubt you'd be able to install a Bosch motor on your Surly, as those motors are for manufacturers. Companies like Specialized, for example would use their proprietary blend of parts - not good if something were to break a$ then you are a b!t(h to...
by markz
Oct 16 2019 1:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Well when I fell over the handlebars and to the side, I had momentum and the bikes front wheel stayed pretty much on one side of the sidewalk, the handlebars slammed into to sidewalk, wrecking the smooth movement of the lever. I think my shoulder probably hit the the grass on the other side of the s...
by markz
Oct 15 2019 5:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 500w Vs 1000 watt DD hub motor
Replies: 19
Views: 2845

Re: 500w Vs 1000 watt DD hub motor

Leafs 1500W is a steel stamped stator
Edge 1500W is an Aluminum stator - good for shedding heat

Add to that some Statorade from Grintech and its a great motor, lighter then the mxus/qs 3kw.
by markz
Oct 15 2019 5:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ken Blocks Bicycles
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Ken Blocks Bicycles

https://youtu.be/3C8ZDFNnSTw?t=221

Ken Blocks Top 5 Bicycles

1 - 2019 Specialized Demo 8
2 - 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 6 Fatty
3 - 2016 Specialized Enduro EVO
4 - 2018 Specialized Stumpjumper
5 - 2015 Specialized Turbo S and Fatboy Combo side car.
by markz
Oct 15 2019 5:22pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

I rode past the spot today, and the rut I made goes down 4" or 5" along the side of the sidewalk.
by markz
Oct 15 2019 2:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 41
Views: 886

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

The Electra Townie is a great cruiser bike for conversion to electric.
Look for the 21D which is the 3x7, much better then the 7D 1x7.
by markz
Oct 15 2019 1:58am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

The only damage is a broken lever action. The bike I bought used but was basically brand spanking new.



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by markz
Oct 14 2019 9:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebike orders not filled or very late
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Ebike orders not filled or very late

People are wise in not buying buying from them. It is good that way.




They are ugly a.f!
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by markz
Oct 14 2019 9:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

I am lucky the front hub laced wheel did not get untrued.
by markz
Oct 14 2019 5:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 41
Views: 886

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I have built a few cruiser style bicycles and love them! The regular style mtb's have a too upright riding position for my liking, but I do not ride technical at all as I just cruise around getting from A to B. I do like single track trails through the tree's every now and then. You can convert mtb'...
by markz
Oct 14 2019 5:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Had my first crash of 2019 - I was on the sidewalk and a guy on a walker was up ahead so I go onto the road, pass him then go up the rounded curb then onto the sidewalk. The sidewalks edge had some soft mud so the front wheel railed along the edge as I fell onto my shoulder and hands softening the f...
by markz
Oct 14 2019 11:43am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epic fail- tried to pull out a tree stump, dug it out in 45 min- pulse 144
Replies: 30
Views: 851

Re: Epic fail- tried to pull out a tree stump, dug it out in 45 min- pulse 144

^The second one with the small white truck and the palm tree, was staged
by markz
Oct 13 2019 4:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Everything you need to know to buy an electric bike
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Everything you need to know to buy an electric bike

Those types of websites are click bait and all about $ per click.
HK12K wrote:
Oct 13 2019 2:20pm
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by markz
Oct 13 2019 11:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Removing speed restriction Wisper 905
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Removing speed restriction Wisper 905

Just get rid of it and go diy, thats if you have the money.
If you dont have the money, then perhaps you will be waiting a long time to get anything unlocked. Its all about priorities.
by markz
Oct 13 2019 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RadCity Step-Thru Damaged Rear Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: RadCity Step-Thru Damaged Rear Wheel

Just buy a ebike kit with motor and a controller.

Reuse your existing battery.
by markz
Oct 13 2019 11:33am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 42
Views: 1273

Re: Eternal outskirts of Moscow (LOTS of pics!)

Sochi is a ghost town. I hope the buildings were atleast built better then the buildings being built in China which crumble in no time.
Skorohod wrote:
Oct 13 2019 6:20am
Sochi
by markz
Oct 12 2019 8:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The economics of scooter rentals.
Replies: 85
Views: 6515

Re: The economics of scooter rentals.

Just the other day, I kicked over a row of 4 that were blocking my way.
by markz
Oct 12 2019 7:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3232
Views: 363471

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I already have a threaded arm for the freewheel, but I dont want to wreck that one too :oops: I will first try some epoxy weld with the threads on the pedal shimmed for a tight fit. Helicoil I doubt would work but might be worth a try, if the price is right. Then I might have to get someone with a t...
by markz
Oct 12 2019 11:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3232
Views: 363471

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Same ole problem for me.
I will try a helicoil.
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by markz
Oct 11 2019 6:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Removing speed restriction Wisper 905
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Removing speed restriction Wisper 905

That is why you do not buy any store ebike.
If you would have been smarter, building your own ebike would have gotten you a way better ebike!
by markz
Oct 11 2019 6:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dozens of Bicycles Recovered!
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Dozens of Bicycles Recovered!

Not in Canada as TURH-OH is light on violent crime, including murder. Make it lethal and you're the one tossed in the klink for a long stretch. But a sub Taser-like booby trap, even like you get from the bigger cattle fences, now that I'd sign up for. Which of course means already available on some ...
by markz
Oct 11 2019 4:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you run across overly competitive/aggressive cyclists?
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Do you run across overly competitive/aggressive cyclists?

They will have their dog 50' away from them on a leash!
by markz
Oct 11 2019 4:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 26" rim weimann & sun rims ryho lite ?o
Replies: 17
Views: 445

Re: 26" rim weimann & sun rims ryho lite ?o

I wouldnt mind dropping some money on magnets, wire and glue to rewind the mxus 3kw. It was a great motor! A quick search: these are not the right size at all but its a good to get ahold of the price - https://www.apexmagnets.com/magnets/50mm-x-10-mm-x-5mm-block-neodymium-magnets and another https:/...
by markz
Oct 10 2019 9:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3232
Views: 363471

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Tyvm minimum I used two nuts as spacers, I believe they were 5/16 nuts and it looks to be aligned with outter gear (2nd picture), but its not squared up (3rd picture) because the angled bracket is mangled. A cargo strap and a piece of wood will get it aligned. The 6mm x 80mm Hexhead bolts were able ...
by markz
Oct 10 2019 8:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dozens of Bicycles Recovered!
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Dozens of Bicycles Recovered!

One walk down the streets of Banff or Canmore or even Cochrane.... you will see mid-tier bicycles and high-tier expensive bicycles locked up with a cable :cry: Very rarely would I see a yellow Kryptonite U-lock being used, but maybe an orange or black Kryptonite on the odd occasion. No there were no...