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by 2old
Apr 21 2019 9:45am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Anyone ever extended the fork neck?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Anyone ever extended the fork neck?

Bumps, potholes put a lot of stress on a front fork and the ramifications of a failure might be astronomical. Wouldn't consider anything but a good fork. You can but an excellent rigid fork (Surly or equivalent) for < $75 new or lots less used or used suspension fork for $100 - $200. Why gamble?
by 2old
Apr 15 2019 9:29am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California

Pretty tame SOC. HPC was present with their (IMO) overpriced products, Cake had an exceptionally nice moped for way too much money and M1 Sportechnik had 45 mph carbon jewelry, but still too expensive at $8,000 - $10,000. Nothing exciting at the OEM's, but the new Fazua modular system at <7 pounds m...
by 2old
Apr 12 2019 5:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Where to Order My Battery??
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Where to Order My Battery??

You're in CA; why not ebikesca?
by 2old
Apr 10 2019 11:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: surron bicycle with qs205 middrive
Replies: 19
Views: 903

Re: surron bicycle with qs205 middrive

Excellent design and execution.
by 2old
Apr 08 2019 11:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.

FYI, the "anywhere mounts" are secured with Velcro straps; the type of tube, square or round, shouldn't matter.
by 2old
Apr 08 2019 9:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.

I had the same problem with an e-cruiser built for my daughter, and found a solution with SKS "anywhere water bottle mounts" ($20 @ Amazon) on the top tube adjacent to the seat, then mounted the battery there. Solid mount made stronger with a wrap of Velcro. Not the best weight distribution, but the...
by 2old
Apr 03 2019 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 869

Re: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

You don't indicate your budget. I've seen M1 bikes and they seem to be exactly as you describe, and could be operated as "bicycles" since they appear "normal", but probably would be classified as mopeds in CA and need license and insurance to be "legal". Otherwise build your own using the successful...
by 2old
Apr 02 2019 10:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Luna 52V, 10 ah Battery
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Luna 52V, 10 ah Battery

My Luna battery is nearing its fourth birthday (can't remember the exact date when purchased, but right when they started offering them) powering a BBS02 off road or a 1000w DD rear hub for errands. It's operated off road about twice a week and once or twice a month with the hub, so a total of 400+ ...
by 2old
Apr 02 2019 12:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Rear 36v 500-1000W hub motor recommendation for high speed commuter?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Rear 36v 500-1000W hub motor recommendation for high speed commuter?

I'd consider a MAC rear geared motor (em3ev) since it 's the largest with cassette option that comes to mind. Plus they'll (Paul) will be very helpful.
by 2old
Apr 02 2019 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BionX
Replies: 58
Views: 1264

Re: BionX

Not to change the subject, but the 500D kit sold for $2,000 locally with free installation. This seemed like a very reasonable price since the kit came with a three year all inclusive warranty. The systems were set for 28 mph which is legal for a PAS bike in CA (but confined to "paths" which are con...
by 2old
Apr 02 2019 10:56am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: "Edge" DD hubmotor, 1500W, 35mm, Al core
Replies: 179
Views: 19769

Re: "Edge" DD hubmotor, 1500W, 35mm, Al core

Put me on the list for a 4T or 6T.
by 2old
Apr 02 2019 12:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on donor bike for the BBSHD
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Advice on donor bike for the BBSHD

I don't think Luna will commit to whether either BBS is feasible for a given bike until they've made a conversion on that bike. I was able to fit a BBS02 to a 2000 GT Zaskar aluminum hardtail, but needed to space the left side slightly in order to have the body of the motor clear the chainstay. For ...
by 2old
Mar 31 2019 10:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 869

Re: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

Look at ridecake and vintageelectricbikes, but be prepared to dig a little deep for them, especially the Cake.
by 2old
Mar 31 2019 9:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about battery for Ebike
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Question about battery for Ebike

You didn't indicate what your experience is, but if this is your first build, you're in for a big surprise. Only way to be successful is to learn from one of the experts in fast conversions (like Mad Rhino). Better choice is to build a 30-35 mph bike, which can still use normal bike parts, with an i...
by 2old
Mar 29 2019 10:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cyclone Powered Dyno Board Tracker
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Cyclone Powered Dyno Board Tracker

Great job; did you have any problems with the chainline? Also die you need to use the funky large hose clamp (it's in one picture, but not another)? I would anodize all the aluminum parts either black or to match the frame.
by 2old
Mar 29 2019 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First Build - Is this bike a good test subject
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: First Build - Is this bike a good test subject

My friend and I built an e-bike on a Mongoose Dolomite that we attached a home-designed sidecar which encapsulated his granddaughter's wheelchair. The Dolomite was selected because we considered welding some fittings to it and a steel frame was paramount. It was sturdy and worked well for the task. ...
by 2old
Mar 28 2019 4:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BionX
Replies: 58
Views: 1264

Re: BionX

You're right, NO comparison, YESCOM is still in business.
by 2old
Mar 28 2019 11:00am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Painting the tank?
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Painting the tank?

Pretty much the same for me; my bike is for errands only; had a few cops look at it, but I just keep pedaling along and never had a problem even when going too fast.
by 2old
Mar 28 2019 10:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BionX
Replies: 58
Views: 1264

Re: BionX

Unfortunately or not, the marketplace is the final arbiter of what is viable and what doesn't survive. I have a BBS02 that has survived four years of off road use without a whimper, a 1000w YESCOM kit for the same interval as an errand bike and a Luna 52V 10 amp battery powering them both. AIR, some...
by 2old
Mar 27 2019 4:57pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California

AFAICT there's only one DIY company displaying, the oft-hated Hi Power, and they're moving into completes. If there's that little interest from the DIY community, why have a race? Also, the way it's set up all the racers are on fairly equal bikes, so their skill is paramount as it should be IMO (of ...
by 2old
Mar 27 2019 10:54am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California

Looks like SO doesn't generate much interest here, probably since all the e-activity (AFAICT) is OEM (with the exception of Hi-Power, not beloved here either, and M1 Sportechnik). Well, there's enough other bike activity to make a fun day for my wife and me. Two weeks to go.
by 2old
Mar 27 2019 10:50am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Painting the tank?
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Painting the tank?

Since your bike probably is classified as a moped in CA (I have a similar model), you might want to keep it as inconspicuous as possible. The shark and flames look great though.
by 2old
Mar 26 2019 11:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are there any full suspension bikes that can hold a large 72v 25ah triangle battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Are there any full suspension bikes that can hold a large 72v 25ah triangle battery?

Markz, thanks; I didn't know how to transfer. That's a 16" frame; think how much room would be available in a 20". Also, that vendor had 400 frames available - crazy.
by 2old
Mar 26 2019 10:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BionX
Replies: 58
Views: 1264

Re: BionX

To me it means "Quick and changeable in temperament" (and it could easily have been precipitated by me).
by 2old
Mar 26 2019 10:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are there any full suspension bikes that can hold a large 72v 25ah triangle battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Are there any full suspension bikes that can hold a large 72v 25ah triangle battery?

The front triangle is the open space; go to ebay and enter for "NOS Vintage Schwinn Homegrown Sweet".