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by 2old
Feb 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SURU electric bike
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: SURU electric bike

Why motorcycle wheels and 78 pounds for 20 mph?
by 2old
Feb 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cheap suspension fork 1-1/8 threaded
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Cheap suspension fork 1-1/8 threaded

If your bike has rim brakes as I suspect with an antiquated stem steer system, you'll need a disc wheel too. As indicated, find a good used bike.
by 2old
Feb 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er

Hardtail, and contact with the drive-side chainstay was the issue. Tried it on a 2000 GT Zaskar and it fit perfectly. Can't believe that Bafang hasn't done anything about the non-symmetry. The drive-side crank is about 10mm further from the chainstay than the left.
by 2old
Feb 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 2865
Views: 218147

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Did that with a BBS02; 11-17-28 with 8-speed spacing, and an inexpensive Altus derailleur worked fine.
by 2old
Feb 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er

This may or not be relevant since I didn't try google, but I wasn't able to install a BBS02 on a Niner aluminum frame because the motor contacted the frame in such a manner that it would need about 5 mm of spacers on the "drive" side. This would exacerbate the already horrendous centering of the mot...
by 2old
Feb 20, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)
Replies: 21
Views: 274

Re: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)

Don't know where you're located, but if you have a BionX dealer nearby, check them out. They are assembled in Canada, have a three-year all-inclusive warranty and are used on several OEM bikes. They're like most OEM companies in that they have proprietary parts. The other consideration, but a geared...
by 2old
Feb 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion

Steel framed MTB from a major manufacturer (like the Trek 830 if it's steel) that fits you comfortably. Others have good success with "Walmart" bikes, but why save a few bucks for much lower quality frame and components?
by 2old
Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)
Replies: 21
Views: 274

Re: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)

I haven't been at this as long as other posters, but I did a long term test on the ST1X and it's a great commuter. If you're set on a DD motor, you might consider a BionX conversion. Tested their 500 system and it's equally competent with a three -year all inclusive warranty.
by 2old
Feb 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Kaffenback Commuter
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: Kaffenback Commuter

Missed this the first time around; nice job. The 10-Mac must provide a nice boost at 52V.
by 2old
Feb 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 664
Views: 23157

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

In OC, "some chance" goes to "no chance" really quickly.
by 2old
Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Another (more satisfactory) Luna Cycle experience
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Another (more satisfactory) Luna Cycle experience

Good to hear; I've got two+ years on my Luna 52V, 10 a-h battery, and it's used for my BBS02, my wife's BBS02 and a 48V, 1000w YES kit. Probably not the best idea, but I always charge to 100% (58.8V the last time I checked).
by 2old
Feb 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?
Replies: 103
Views: 5681

Re: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?

Homeless encampments near Anaheim Stadium along the Santa Ana River trail, which turned that into a dicey experience, were being removed, but I heard that a judge stopped the process at least temporarily yesterday. This is a problem without an easy (if any) solution IMO.
by 2old
Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 664
Views: 23157

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

You're right about socal; it was 80ish yesterday with more of the same for the foreseeable future and no precipitation in sight. Drought-time.
by 2old
Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China
Replies: 506
Views: 27232

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Warren, I live in densely-populated Orange County, CA and have the same experience; keep pedaling. Of course, it's possible there are areas where the gendarmes react differently.
by 2old
Jan 24, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: US distributor for TSDZ2 mid drives??
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: US distributor for TSDZ2 mid drives??

I was interested in a "TS" unit too, but decided not to use them. Noticed a pedal bike company with the same (or very similar) name and logo. Maybe that's the reason he disappeared (apparently).
by 2old
Jan 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 664
Views: 23157

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Probably about 10X what we've received in socal.
by 2old
Jan 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Potential Catastrophic Frame Failer Averted ….sort of.
Replies: 101
Views: 2041

Re: Potential Catastrophic Frame Failer Averted ….sort of.

Thanks for the help; can't hurt to try.
by 2old
Jan 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Potential Catastrophic Frame Failer Averted ….sort of.
Replies: 101
Views: 2041

Re: Potential Catastrophic Frame Failer Averted ….sort of.

Can the casting tape be used to repair a chainstay crack (near the bottom bracket) in my friend's titanium frame?If it's as strong as indicated, should be a perfect fix.
by 2old
Jan 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 124
Views: 2817

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Try to tell that to the superintendent of parks who banned them in all county parks. State parks have their own regulations; some allow, some don't.
by 2old
Jan 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 124
Views: 2817

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Major hate on the local forum in Orange County (CA), and some of the creeps have even bragged about accosting e-MTB's on trails. However, no problem if you know where to ride and/or ride responsibly. I've met numerous MTB riders who expressed interest in e-bikes after we discussed the attributes of ...
by 2old
Jan 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: 350w MXUS Rear Hub Kit $150
Replies: 0
Views: 174

350w MXUS Rear Hub Kit $150

350w MXUS rear hub kit; 29" wheel; $150; local pick up in socal.
by 2old
Jan 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Dillenger 350W Front Hub Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Dillenger 350W Front Hub Kit

350W 26" front hub kit with extra motor/wheel; 36V, 17.5 a-h battery with about 10 charges. $300; local pick up in socal
by 2old
Jan 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: a storm is brewing on the mountain
Replies: 67
Views: 2396

Re: a storm is brewing on the mountain

No question that ICE predominates in Orange County, CA, both because distances preclude bicycle travel and/or the area has been established to be car-centric. My 22 mile commute requires 25-30 minutes by car, but would be 90 minutes by e-bike because the number of traffic lights and convoluted route...
by 2old
Jan 02, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Yescomusa.com 500 & 1000 watt 48v rear kit review
Replies: 199
Views: 36051

Re: Yescomusa.com 500 & 1000 watt 48v rear kit review

Thanks; always inspired by the durability of your "YES" kits. Mine doesn't receive nearly the amount of use since it's for recreation and errands, but still performs perfectly after three years.
by 2old
Dec 27, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: YesCom 48v noisy hub
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: YesCom 48v noisy hub

I have the same motor and agree the sound is atypical. Sounds like something is loose or rubbing inside the hub.