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by 2old
Jan 17 2020 11:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1578
Views: 98953

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

The "OC" had a few dribbles overnight but seems less than the 1/4" predicted. Supposedly we'll be dry for the next week which is as far as the pundits look into the future.
by 2old
Jan 14 2020 8:32pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahon folding bionx kit. Complete?
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Dahon folding bionx kit. Complete?

Research the system before doing anything IMO since AIR BionX has proprietary "ware" that might completely shut the system down if you hit the wrong "button".
by 2old
Jan 14 2020 12:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahon folding bionx kit. Complete?
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Dahon folding bionx kit. Complete?

You only paid $150; bike is worth more than that IMO. Lots of luck with the BionX system; you may need to get an EE degree to repair it but there's lots of info on the web since they went out of business two or so years ago.
by 2old
Jan 14 2020 12:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with this censoring nonsense happening on the forum?
Replies: 72
Views: 3431

Re: What's with this censoring nonsense happening on the forum?

IMO, the mods do an excellent job. Of course it's expected that someone will get his tit in a wringer on occasion; can't stop that and doesn't really matter. My only complaint is mod(s) who constantly harp on a producer they don't like. Seems like anti-shilling to me.
by 2old
Jan 09 2020 12:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?

Read what individuals are complaining about; broken boxes (Rad's fault?), wheels that came off after the individual installed them (Rad's fault). Sounds hokey to me.
by 2old
Jan 09 2020 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Zoom DH1100 fork
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Zoom DH1100 fork

Zoom has never been known in the MTB world for quality products; being associated with the frame would have turned me off to it. However, if there aren't any valve(s) to add air (look at the top caps), it must be spring loaded (or elastomer - Yikes!). Probably no damping, so as reported I nice looki...
by 2old
Jan 06 2020 11:36am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: TSDZ2 Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: TSDZ2 Dead

Be interesting to hear if Ali is true to their word. Please provide an update when they are or aren't. FWIW I have two BBS02's (my wife uses one) that have both performed admirably.
by 2old
Jan 05 2020 8:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buying Advice - Old High End or New Low End
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Buying Advice - Old High End or New Low End

AFAICT Current Grace bikes are mid-drives, and this one is several years old.
by 2old
Jan 05 2020 1:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buying Advice - Old High End or New Low End
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Buying Advice - Old High End or New Low End

No warranty as the company has been out of business for at least two years. Plus that battery is at least five years old. Personally, I wouldn't even consider a shop that would try to sell me that bike.
by 2old
Jan 03 2020 10:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)

Sadly, probably the front suspension is of Walmart quality too.
by 2old
Dec 29 2019 1:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Norco scene for donor bike, motor options?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Norco scene for donor bike, motor options?

The "TS" hangs down like a cow's udder in the best of circumstances, and on that bike looks like it would be exacerbated and the ground clearance would be limited severely. Rear hub would seem like the best choice (to me).
by 2old
Dec 27 2019 5:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: If you had $3500 to $4000
Replies: 25
Views: 1245

Re: If you had $3500 to $4000

Find a full suspension bike you like and purchase either a BBS02 or for even more power a BBSHD and a good battery. I did that with a hardtail and BBS02 about four years ago and it's still going strong, climbing well and capable og 30 mph. Tested it out on a 17 mile, 2000' ascent trip a couple of da...
by 2old
Dec 25 2019 11:51am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best bang for buck mid-drive for a banshee darkside?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Best bang for buck mid-drive for a banshee darkside?

Check with Paul Daniel, Revel Propulsion. Perhaps their battery could fit into the area next to your BB (depending on frame size). Look for his thread here.
by 2old
Dec 24 2019 8:35am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 - 10S Cassette cogs eating freewheel spline & remedies
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: BBS02 - 10S Cassette cogs eating freewheel spline & remedies

Not the solution you're looking for, but I use 8-speed steel; it's inexpensive, durable and who cares about grams when you have e-power? I've even used three gears 11-17-28, spaced 8-speed for an optimum chainline. My 9-speed OEM works fine with a steel-bodied cassette, but it's only a 20 mph bike.
by 2old
Dec 23 2019 3:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1578
Views: 98953

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Rained on and off in the "OC" from about midnight to 9 AM; probably 0.5". Expecting a big downpour on Wednesday.
by 2old
Dec 19 2019 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B build
Replies: 84
Views: 7032

Re: A2B build

I have the best success with tires that are a tight fit on the rim. The front wheel on my BBS02-equipped hardtail has a Schwalbe; it sealed fine initially and holds air well. Perhaps the rims aren't suitable; you might compare the beads with ones known to be reasonably good like WTB's? IMO, don't go...
by 2old
Dec 19 2019 5:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B build
Replies: 84
Views: 7032

Re: A2B build

I'd be concerned that even if it seals eventually, it might be more prone to burping, never a good thing on a road bike. I've used Stan's on and off since the beginning pretty successfully on MTB. The problem for me was a couple of times my tires acquired a gash too large to seal and I had to boot t...
by 2old
Dec 19 2019 8:36am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B build
Replies: 84
Views: 7032

Re: A2B build

I've done a number of tires with Stan's and with the proper air pressure they sealed almost immediately. All that was required was to spin the tire after the bead(s) "popped", and there was very minimal "oozing". Your situation sounds atypical. Tires have been known to "blurt' (don't know the proper...
by 2old
Dec 15 2019 12:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 5 years using a brushless Aotema
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: 5 years using a brushless Aotema

Hwy89, the Aotema you purchased from me was functional after being used for several years. Assume it's still going strong.
by 2old
Dec 13 2019 11:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike build- responsability
Replies: 21
Views: 1498

Re: ebike build- responsability

Really good answer above. The litigious nature of the US would preclude me from ever considering this. Don't think it's as bad in CA, but probably with your proximity, not that great. I have doubts about selling a used DIY e-bike, and probably would sell everything separately.
by 2old
Dec 12 2019 12:50am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B build
Replies: 84
Views: 7032

Re: A2B build

From my limited experience (and not exposing the brakes to extreme conditions) semi-metallic pads are noisy and last longer than resin which are quieter and wear faster.
by 2old
Dec 11 2019 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A2B build
Replies: 84
Views: 7032

Re: A2B build

Doubt you'll regret the Shimano brakes; even the lower level ones are superb IMO.
by 2old
Dec 11 2019 11:37am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Radwagon 72v GMAC Phaserunner Build
Replies: 49
Views: 3154

Re: Radwagon 72v GMAC Phaserunner Build

Great job; I got tired just reading the details.Will be interesting to see performance data.
by 2old
Dec 11 2019 11:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thank you everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Thank you everyone!

Easy solution; 52V should be 30 - 33 mph assuming <200 pound rider, flat terrain, no wind. For me @ 180, it's 33 mph witha YESCOM 48V, 1000w motor.
by 2old
Dec 06 2019 2:55am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: UPP Battery 36V 10 a/h $100
Replies: 0
Views: 444

UPP Battery 36V 10 a/h $100

New Unit Pack Power (UPP) battery and charger. Battery is one month old and never been used. Local pickup in socal only. $100.