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by kauaicycler
Mar 30 2020 11:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)

I would suggest you start by deciding what software you want to use and then find the distros that supports it. You can then use this list to find the one that suits you best. I've used many over the years among my favorites are Mint, Elementary and Ubuntu. Being a mac user I liked Elementary the be...
by kauaicycler
Dec 28 2019 11:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?

I got the Electra!


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by kauaicycler
Dec 16 2019 10:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?

Electra for sure. because I would prefer the saddle, the chain guard, and the type of handlebars. and I have had a townie, and it was a very good quality frame. I'm glad you mentioned the chain guard. Saddles and handlebars can be changed but adding a chain guard is a lot harder and something I see...
by kauaicycler
Dec 16 2019 10:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?

IMO, i would go the Electra or Micargi over the Sikk due to the big frame design. With the big frame design, you can put a giant battery in there or have room for an eventual giant battery and just fill in empty space with cheap styrofoam. There is also room for a battery on top tube though many he...
by kauaicycler
Dec 15 2019 2:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Donor bike decision: Electra, Sikk or Micargi?

I've decided that I want a fat tire beach cruiser as a donor bike. I've narrowed my choices down to these three brands Electra , Sikk and Micargi . Here are the models I'm looking at. Electra Cruiser Lux Fat Tire 7D $649.00 https://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cruiser/cruiser-lux-fat-tire-7d Micargi Sl...
by kauaicycler
Dec 09 2019 12:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Logo with Reversed

you buying new electra? because the used ones are cheaper, but sometimes a certain seller will be selling it for real cheap, especially now that its nearing xmas time. I’m looking at the fat tire lux mostly because I want a cruiser style bike with disk brakes and external gears... not a lot of choi...
by kauaicycler
Dec 06 2019 9:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike

you buying new electra? because the used ones are cheaper, but sometimes a certain seller will be selling it for real cheap, especially now that its nearing xmas time. I’m looking at the fat tire lux mostly because I want a cruiser style bike with disk brakes and external gears... not a lot of choi...
by kauaicycler
Dec 06 2019 6:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike

You may never find a brand.. lots of those get made and sold under some random name that keeps changing. But that one is your basic really really cheap fat bike. Steel, easy to bend cranks, the lowest grade cable disc brake (that can be hard to find pads for), three piece steel stamped together hub...
by kauaicycler
Dec 06 2019 10:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike

marty wrote:
Dec 05 2019 5:43pm
Adobe Photoshop
Original image 4032x3024. Crop logo. Now it's 982x736. Easier for me to see.
IMG_1072_lg.jpg
Thanks! That should make it easier to recognize. I tried googling "RB Bike" but couldn't find anything.
by kauaicycler
Dec 05 2019 4:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike

I'm trying to find out the brand and specs of this bike. Does anyone recognize it? The logo looks like a reversed capital r and a capital b with the word BIKE all uppercase with a flame. Here's a picture;
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Thanks!
by kauaicycler
Nov 29 2019 12:08pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 153
Views: 21842

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to? SparkyLinux of Course!

I'm running SparkyLinux :bolt: on my Dell mini10 of course :wink: 8) https://sparkylinux.org. It's Debian based and runs well on my 32bit atom processor. Good OS for ES :bolt: :D
by kauaicycler
Nov 03 2019 11:47am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 100
Views: 28122

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Back when I first started developing web sites and was still learning I turned to different forums to get help. That gradually went away when google and stackoverflow became available. I love this forum! It's members are mostly well mannered and helpful with lots of great discussions. Having said th...
by kauaicycler
Aug 31 2019 12:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

Spot-on advice. Ebikes are cool and all...but in Costa Rica getting parts will be expensive&slow....and roads are non-existent. My bike would not last a week before breaking a frame or wheel. Hills would be very slow going and if you dont keep amps well withing specifications you will fry windings&...
by kauaicycler
Aug 31 2019 7:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

Once you get closer to ready send me a PM, and I'll put you in contact with a gringo friend who's also been here 20 years or so and does radio shows from different beach locales on the Pacific side every Thursday and Friday. He'll be more familiar with seaside groups and lifestyle. There's so much ...
by kauaicycler
Aug 30 2019 2:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

It will be another year before I can go there. Why stuck in the land of the rat race so long? Flights are low cost from FL and there are ways to stay cheap as long as you avoid touristy accommodations. Dry season (Dec-Apr) is the best time, though this year rainy season has been light...far better ...
by kauaicycler
Aug 29 2019 11:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

Too expensive for me. I barely have the price of that kit in my MadAss conversion that is the fastest street legal electric 2 wheeler with a hubmotor in the world with a top speed so far of 182kph, and that cost includes my 2.8kwh battery. Sorry, I still work all the time, so I can't help you regar...
by kauaicycler
Aug 29 2019 8:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

I don't like to ride in those petri dishes on wheels...that's the way to catch whatever bug is going around. :lol: Good point! I'm looking for a climate/location similar to Kauai where I lived for 35 years. Since I can't afford Kauai CR seems like my next best bet. Houses on Kauai are small and don...
by kauaicycler
Aug 27 2019 10:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

High Power Motors that Fit 135mm Dropouts

The bike referenced in this post has 135mm dropouts and an aluminum frame. The high power motors recommended here require wider dropouts. Does anyone have any recommendations for a high power motor (3000 watts) that fits in 135mm dropouts?
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2019 1:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

It is very generous of john to offer to help you, he certainly is knowledgeable. I would point out that he lives outside San Jose, a grueling 5 or 6 hr. drive from Guanacaste. But for most folks that live out in the Pacific beach towns, there comes a time when going to the "Big Pineapple" becomes n...
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2019 12:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

I feel deflated with my motor out of service and smelling a not nice burnt winding hue. Now I have to resort to taking the bus :( Well I have to resort to taking the bus, and riding my normal fat bike :( When you get whatever your going to get, be sure to install a temp probe into the motor, and ha...
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2019 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

Although I owned a Jeep (money pit) and a Bronco (totaled), most of the time I rode motorcycles. One nice thing about CR, is non-residents can own vehicles. By far, the easiest and cheapest way to get around is to buy a new 150cc to 200cc Chinese enduro for $1500 to $2000 US. Every sm. city (like L...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2019 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

Remember to have two of everything! 4xThrottles, 2xcontrollers, 2xcheap digital volt meter, torque arms or build your own, 2x soldering iron, 1lb of solder, lots of heat shrink, thin wire gauge for throttles, sense, thick gauge wire for phase, $20 ebike tester, cheap spare frame, lots of wheels, sp...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2019 3:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

The requirements are simple, an electric motor with 5kw output or more makes it a motorcycle, no pedal requirements, just a helmet, and at night reflective jacket and lights. Just don't ride like an ass, to help maintain the favorable treatment. Retain the motor paperwork, so you have something to ...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2019 9:08am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New Battery Technology from XNRGI
Replies: 1
Views: 495

New Battery Technology from XNRGI

I found this today in my news feed and wondered if anyone else heard of this? https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/xnrgi-develops-ev-battery-tech-that-extends-range-to-700-miles/ “We expect our batteries to be used in mobility products like motorbikes, scooters, drones, robots, and more in 2020,”...
by kauaicycler
Jul 21 2019 2:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 1965

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

You might be better off with a gas motor as Costa Rica does not have ebike parts. And ebikes can be a problem and for new people. I heard it's expensive to own and maintain a car there and I've never ridden a motorcycle or scooter although I could learn. I was also hoping to be as friendly to the e...