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by WoodlandHills
Sep 21 2018 3:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3122

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

If decent free healthcare for all, free college tuition, living wages for workers and progressive income taxes are socialism then sign me up! Seriously, no wonder young people do not see anything wrong with socialism when a conservative healthcare plan like Obamacare is decried as socialism by the T...
by WoodlandHills
Sep 20 2018 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3122

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

Patriotism doesnt mean fiscal stupidity. Arguably, patriotism does mean stupidity, but that's a fairly narrow view of why someone might pay more for stuff that isn't made in China. I bought a battery from Chicago Electric Bicycles, made in Chicago, IL, and in general I'll go to some lengths to find...
by WoodlandHills
Sep 20 2018 4:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 3122

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

I just had an order of Chinese made LED bulbs shipped from Canada and was charged 25% tariff and a $38 inspection fee on a $166 order. A previous shipment 3 weeks ago had no extra fees.
by WoodlandHills
May 28 2018 4:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Middrive or HUB on Single Speed Bike
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Middrive or HUB on Single Speed Bike

Are you sure that this is the "fun cruiser" you are looking for? Perhaps a more relaxed upright riding position with a cruiser-type seat and wider tires? Ebikes are wonderful machines, but there is a limit to what 250w and one gear ratio can do. Either it will acellerate and climb hills or it will f...
by WoodlandHills
May 22 2018 12:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Will these battery specs power a BBSHD?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Will these battery specs power a BBSHD?

It's not too low to power a BBSHD, but you won't be putting enough watts through it to justify the extra expense and weight over a BBS02 unless this is to be a rental bike that will get constant abuse. However, if you are planning on upgrading to a higher voltage battery at a later date and want a m...
by WoodlandHills
Apr 12 2018 3:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Rejected due to shipping "damage"
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Re: Rejected due to shipping "damage"

Isn't it great "being your own boss".........
by WoodlandHills
Apr 09 2018 5:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Luna Black Box: anyone tried it yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Luna Black Box: anyone tried it yet?

My home is too small for another computer, cheap or otherwise, and we are still downsizing even more into a tiny house type place. Why buy a laptop that needs another charger, when I can keep this in the bike tool box? Also it is a lot easier to bring the programmer to the bikes than the bikes to ou...
by WoodlandHills
Apr 09 2018 12:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Luna Black Box: anyone tried it yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Luna Black Box: anyone tried it yet?

https://lunacycle.com/luna-black-box-bbshd-bbs02-programmer/ Has anyone tried this? I live in a Mac home and haven't ever bothered to mess with programming my BBSHDs in PC emulator mode. It sounds like this could be very useful for those in this situation or for those without a desktop/laptop at all.
by WoodlandHills
Apr 07 2018 2:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 8531

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Well, you do have to admit that bicyclists DON'T obey traffic laws. That's just a fact of life on any road in America: bicyclists never stop at stop signs and only stop at lights if they have to, they very rarely give hand signals, ride on sidewalks when it pleases them, ride in crosswalks, and ditt...
by WoodlandHills
Mar 26 2018 4:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Grin Phase Runner / CA3 and BBSHD
Replies: 135
Views: 15485

Re: Grin Phase Runner / CA3 and BBSHD

Hey guys. More updates. This really has been much easier than expected. Internal Bafang Pas sensor connected and works perfectly. I simply connected the sensor plug in the BBSHD to the Cycle Analyst per the manual. The configuration in the CA walked has a graphic which shows if its connected correc...
by WoodlandHills
Mar 08 2018 11:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: To short derailleur hanger for Nexus 3 IGH with chain tensioner
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: To short derailleur hanger for Nexus 3 IGH with chain tensioner

I used their goatlink on mine. It needed to be put on backwards to get it to extend forwards enough to work, but it's been there for months now.
by WoodlandHills
Feb 15 2018 6:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: portable air compressors for tires
Replies: 125
Views: 6237

Re: portable air compressors for tires

Here is one I made a year or so ago...... Just a cheap 48v pump bought online and removed from its case and connected to the charge connector of my battery. I am sure you could also use the power plug too. I use mine to top up my fatbike tires for the ride home on pavement back from the trail. I hav...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 13 2018 1:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hot-setting 6061 Frame
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Hot-setting 6061 Frame

I would be very surprised if you could find a heat treater willing to take on your project due to the liability issues. If you do find a shop to do the work for you may find that the process distorts your part requiring cold straightening afterwards. If I was building a cycle capable of 100mph+ spee...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 10 2018 3:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike crank arms
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Re: Ebike crank arms

Steel unicycle crankarms are only a couple of dollars each and will never bend. Who cares about weight=it's an ebike!
by WoodlandHills
Feb 10 2018 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 8531

Re: Idaho

This seems entirely reasonable: Spoken like a genuine Californian. :evil: what's the big problem? Perhaps you should pose that question to Rep King. This make no sense at all. What does my home state have to do with what we are talking about? Unless you were making some sort of clumsy insult, in wh...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 09 2018 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 8531

Re: Idaho

FYI... This is Rep king's second attempt at unnecessary ebike legislation here in Idaho - and her last Legislative session (retiring). The bill is HB 508, and embraces a host of uglies. Give thanks to the flurry of new ebike dealers now littering the Treasure Valley with their Asian junk. They whin...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 04 2018 1:24pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: 48v trolling motor with 52v Shark pack?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

48v trolling motor with 52v Shark pack?

Does anyone know of a 48v trolling motor that will accept input power of 58v? I have a couple of healthy 52v Sharks from my ebikes and a CLC Whitehall boat that I would like to combine with a trolling motor. They aren't cheap and I would hate to burn one up experimenting if it was already known it w...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 04 2018 12:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 8531

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

You all are delusional if you think fake pedaling is fooling anyone on the trail, anyone who might matter that is. It is the MTBers who are on the lookout for ebikes where they do not belong and they are the ones who will call the Rangers, cops, etc. to complain. The entire mountain bike community i...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 01 2018 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: JUMP Bikes Bike share — Electrified.
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: JUMP Bikes Bike share — Electrified.

There may be infrastructure involved with ZipCar type sharing, but I doubt the maintenance is much higher: cars are very reliable these days, especially when there is a warranty period! Is an oil change every 15k miles any more expensive than replacing an IGH?
by WoodlandHills
Jan 20 2018 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Grin Phase Runner / CA3 and BBSHD
Replies: 135
Views: 15485

Re: Grin Phase Runner / CA3 and BBSHD

I gave up on ERT as well: it seems like the ebike stuff is a very very minor sideline for him. It was very hard to get his attention to address my issues and I finally gave up too. My problem was a throttle that started at about 30% power and was impossible to control at low speeds and small throttl...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 14 2018 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD

Surly Singulator. I have used them for a couple of years with Nexus 3's and BBSHDs and they fit all sizes of chain..... You can set them up to either push the chain against the rear cog or pull it against the cog.
by WoodlandHills
Dec 24 2017 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 2767
Views: 160853

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

Are you serious? You really think that the problem with you riding your motorcycles on bicycle trails is that the people who built and maintain the trails are narrow minded? That its all their problem for not welcoming you with open arms? Honestly, I have never seen such unaware people and such self...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 23 2017 11:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 2767
Views: 160853

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

Some people will live their entire life by the book. Never color outside the lines. Other "free spirited" souls tend to have a more pragmatic way of life, meaning they might bend a few rules, or even break some but they try to go about their things without causing problems. I understand what you ar...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 22 2017 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 2767
Views: 160853

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

I have no problems with this bike at all: if I lived on a ranch or had easy access to an OHV area, I would buy one. I DO have big problems with a pedal kit for an out and out MX bike electric or otherwise though........ Is there any other reason for pedals on this machine besides illegally riding wh...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 21 2017 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 2767
Views: 160853

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

If one wanted to get ebikes banned from any and all off-road trails, just put pedals on this and ride it on bicycle trails. The only way to possibly justify a pedal version is to simply admit that you are a selfish a-hole who feels that laws and regulations are for somebody else and who does not car...