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by craneplaneguy
Jan 29 2019 9:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will the cold winter Shorten the life?
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Will the cold winter Shorten the life?

Run it, that's what you got it for! If you mean will your new battery be permanently harmed by using it in cold weather, don't think so. A bit less range maybe then in warmer climes, but that will happen whether it's new or used.
by craneplaneguy
Jan 28 2019 12:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

No kidding? So I didn't screw up, but I planned it that way? Perfect, I'll leave it as is, and now I can justify why in case I get called out on it.
by craneplaneguy
Jan 28 2019 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

After I did some heavy research on how to lace up and true my new front rim to my new hub (3 of the 6 disc bolts stripped out, so I bought a new hub also), I ended up taking it to my LBS and told them to call me when it was done....yeah I wimped out, but no regrets. It turned out perfect. The 2.75" ...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 28 2019 12:02am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Motobecanne Sturgis Bullet fat bike bare frame
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Motobecanne Sturgis Bullet fat bike bare frame

Bought new, medium in size, had a BBSHD and a 17 AH triangle battery, and it made a great ebike. But I am building up a Surly Wednesday with a Rohloff, something the bullet couldn't be adapted to. I realized that if I stole the motor, the battery, cranks, pedals, fork, handle bars and stem, seat and...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 08 2019 10:51am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Electric Flag.
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Electric Flag.

One long term problem would be, just like with wind turbines: build it sensitive/large enough to work in light winds (which is the majority of times), and the first storm that comes through will tear it apart. But, also like with wind turbines, that problem could be solved. I think I remember readin...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 07 2019 11:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Soma Sandworm fatbike discontinued
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Soma Sandworm fatbike discontinued

Looks like a Surly Wednesday frame may fill the bill, and I just now found one in Utah about a 2 hour drive away. I'll know more tomorrow. On the whole fatbike thing: when I ride in town on the established bike trails there, (where ebikes are riden hassle free) I am always the only fat bike I see! T...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 07 2019 5:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Soma Sandworm fatbike discontinued
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Soma Sandworm fatbike discontinued

After ordering, and paying, for one (bare frame) on the 21st. of December, in MEDIUM size, I had yet to get a shipping date, so today I made the call. The New Jersey based business (first problem, I'm in Idaho, but their website had the best price and what I wanted in stock, so what the heck). I was...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 07 2019 3:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Video of ebike collision - be safe out there!
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Video of ebike collision - be safe out there!

I do it, (drift left before turning right) but not when driving a car but when driving my crane truck, I have to, as the turning radius is much greater. So do a lot of semis. But I always check both sides and behind me of course. It always kills me when I see some Corrola or Civc driver do this thou...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 04 2019 9:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

The rims I use designates the inner dimension, thus the i. [/quote] OK, I knew I would figure that out without having to ask, WTF? I had seen that term and my eyes just glazed over, not knowing what it meant, now I know, thanks! My rim is 22 mm, inside. My tire has arrived, looks good, I'll mount it...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 03 2019 9:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lines erased E-Bike / E-Scooter / E Motorcycle
Replies: 248
Views: 7942

Re: Lines erased E-Bike / E-Scooter / E Motorcycle

Great post, MR! And, if you drive a car.... it will make you a safer driver also, super defensive driving that is. When I go through a green lighted intersection in my 54,000 lb crane truck, the habits I have learned riding all things 2 wheeled over the years, automatically come into play: I always ...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 02 2019 6:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

Mostly I just want more rubber meeting everything on the trail first, a larger contact patch. My current tubeless setup on my fatbike is working fine, and I just got done with a short ride, in 18 degree temps. But most of our winter riding is 20-30's temps. I am hoping to just it run fairly low on a...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 02 2019 9:23am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

No speed involved, ha ha, mostly just slowly trucking along in a remote area, by myself, so I take it easy., and it's always about extending my range. Maybe the last mile or so back to camp I'll romp on it a bit. Always uphill to start, Idaho makes that easy. I fly into a remote area, and then get t...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 01 2019 11:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Bigger tire in front?

Thanks for that info, that seems to be the prevailing wisdom, while at the same time many were telling me I had to go to a new rim. It will be simple enough to buy a larger tire and try it, if need be I can always go with a larger rim if need be. It's simple math I guess, (insert pie symbol here) bu...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 01 2019 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Bigger tire in front?

I have heard of some using a smaller tire in the rear, to get a better gear ratio, but I am considering going with a 2.5 or 2.75" front tire (26") on my eMontague to make it a better trail bike. Right now I have 2" tires, on a 22 mm rim. I would, I am told anyway, have to get a larger rim to take fu...
by craneplaneguy
Jan 01 2019 7:21pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: another e plane upstart
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: another e plane upstart

Speaking of pushers, I spotted this in Wyoming the other day.

https://i.imgur.com/C0KeHVGs.jpg
by craneplaneguy
Jan 01 2019 11:19am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: another e plane upstart
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: another e plane upstart

What a great name for a company involved in electric aircraft, "Eviation"! I note that in one of the pictures, they have two Tesla Smart modules wired up on a table. Gotta start somewhere. I saw this on one of the flying forums I'm on, and I at first had a hard time finding the means of propulsion ...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 31 2018 3:44pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: another e plane upstart
Replies: 12
Views: 551

another e plane upstart

What a great name for a company involved in electric aircraft, "Eviation"! I saw this on one of the flying forums I'm on, and I at first had a hard time finding the means of propulsion as the picture was small. OK, pusher prop in the tail, nothing new there.....but two additional props out at the wi...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 29 2018 5:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 114
Views: 9267

Re: Bicycle Locks

by craneplaneguy
Dec 29 2018 4:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use fairings? Why not...?
Replies: 53
Views: 3587

Re: Anyone use fairings? Why not...?

Warren wrote:
Dec 13 2017 3:24pm
Back in the 1990's, this guy used to ride in many of the IHPVA races.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LWGcbKlwPjU/T ... R1-+7A.jpg

It seemed like the most practical, effective upright fairing going.
Looks like he's wearing a giant condom.....
by craneplaneguy
Dec 29 2018 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 114
Views: 9267

Re: Bicycle Locks

Most big box stores and grocery stores have those inner lobbys, where they keep the carts? The carts and a few vending machines usually, that's where I park my madeuglyonpurpose ebike. They may often have store help stationed there, checking people out as they leave, and I'll ask them to "keep an ey...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 27 2018 11:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork

I think some marketing whiz kid just threw that "for e bikes" thing at the end just because....I got that impression anyway, that it was a mountain fatbike shock first and foremost, and oh yeah, it'd work on e bikes also! I read a lot of favorable reviews on it on mtbr forums FWIW. As more and more ...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 26 2018 9:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork

Interesting...... thanks for the name correction. One advantage of the Mastodon seems to be it's seals are better cold weather rated, right down to zero. Another fatbike fork that has caught my eye, (but more then I want to spend, got to draw the line somewhere, mine is around $500.00) I'm consideri...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 25 2018 9:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork
Replies: 9
Views: 364

RSD Mastodon fat bike suspension fork

Anyone have any experiences with this fork, good, bad, or ugly? https://365cycles.com/index.php/manitou-mastodon-comp-fat-bike-fork-120mm-travel-15-x-150-mm-axle-tapered-matte-black-extended-version-fits-up-to-a.html?ff=1&fp=51076&gclid=CjwKCAiAx4fhBRB6EiwA3cV4KtDNqxWZ6TjwXzzL6JDgxUa5j2ziQn9Iie7YnRJ...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 22 2018 8:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Belt drive fat bike frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Belt drive fat bike frames?

I did a bit of research, and found what I would need to adapt the belt to the BBSHD, and it looks pretty straightforward. Gates has always been on top of all things belt related, that is of course what they are all about. Any issues with them not working properly is no doubt due to installation erro...
by craneplaneguy
Dec 21 2018 4:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Belt drive fat bike frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Belt drive fat bike frames?

I'm bumping this not too old thread of Overkill's. I too just ordered a Soma Sandworm, having also come to the conclusion that it seems particularly well suited for a Rohloff hub, AND a belt if I want to go that route. https://www.bikemania.biz/frames/fat-bike-frames/soma-sandworm-fatbike-frame.html...