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by HK12K
Jul 07 2020 4:20pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Thinking of adding home security to protect your bikes? Avoid Anker's Eufy Security products
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Thinking of adding home security to protect your bikes? Avoid Anker's Eufy Security products

I have a eufy battery video doorbell, a handfull of their battery cameras, a homebase 1, homebase 2 and an indoor ptz cam. I was going to go all-in on their ecosystem but after using the products for a while that is no longer likely to happen. This is probably the most buggy unreliable overpriced un...
by HK12K
Jun 11 2020 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank forward,semi recumbent , cruise style frame source ?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Crank forward,semi recumbent , cruise style frame source ?

I would be hard pressed not to swap out that seat for a highback executive leather office chair.
by HK12K
Jun 10 2020 10:32am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Chain Reaction Cycle

These guys are well known and probably don't need the review, but I've got to say I'm super happy with them and how they treat their customers. I don't want to say too much because it might open them up to abuse by bad actors, but their customer service is absolutely top notch. They take good care o...
by HK12K
Jun 10 2020 8:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does this look like electrical failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: Does this look like electrical failure?

If you have her contact info you should call her and tell her that her dog ate the cord and she needs to bring him to the vet immediately as the flux inside of the wires is toxic and he will die a slow and pain death if she doesn't get him help as soon as possible. That's not true either and it won'...
by HK12K
Jun 08 2020 9:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fried charge Connector and dead controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Fried charge Connector and dead controller?

It looks like the controller housing closed the gap between the chargers hot center pin and it's negative ring and you did a bit of welding. Apparantly the controller didn't appreciate having 50 someodd volts applied to it's ground. You probably should have been connecting the charger to the battery...
by HK12K
Jun 08 2020 9:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does this look like electrical failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: Does this look like electrical failure?

Probably got stuck in the spokes. Rewire, test, and send it.
by HK12K
Jun 02 2020 10:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)
Replies: 158
Views: 3516

Re: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)

john61ct wrote:
Jun 02 2020 8:04am


What's this?
> the "Idaho stop" (when not in Idaho).
Aka the California Roll. Not the sushi.
by HK12K
Jun 02 2020 9:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is why we can't have nice things
Replies: 7
Views: 353

This is why we can't have nice things

...because even the bums have angle grinders and they aren't afraid to use them in broad daylight.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7012358/vanc ... eft-video/

Chalk one up for the good guys this time. Hope they seized his tools before cutting him loose.
by HK12K
May 30 2020 11:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase
Replies: 71
Views: 1596

Re: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase

One more thing, if you do take it offroad try to take it easy. Chances are those wheels will bend if you start slamming into stuff. Or so has been the case for others anyway.
by HK12K
May 30 2020 10:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB

Aliexpress.
by HK12K
May 30 2020 10:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: haircut
Replies: 51
Views: 2132

Re: haircut

What ever happened to Barbicide anyway? When I was younger every barber had that glass container filled with blue liquid and sterilized combs between each customer. Then one day they just disappeared. Or maybe it's just the place I've been going for the past 15 years... 🤔
by HK12K
May 30 2020 10:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB

I've got zee's but have been tossing around the idea of swapping the rear brake to a cable actuated hydraulic so I can make use of these variable regen cable pull brake levers that I picked up. Realistically much of my rear wheel braking is done by regen so the caliper is just helping out to come to...
by HK12K
May 30 2020 10:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)
Replies: 158
Views: 3516

Re: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)

No motor. Bicycle prices are just nuts like that.

Can you imagine dropping 13 grand on something and never once using it?
by HK12K
May 30 2020 1:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Cable disc brakes: Road vs MTB

Assuming both are post mount, practically speaking what's difference between (cable actuated) road and mtb calipers?

Is it just long vs short pull, short for road and long for mtb, or would there be other standout differences as well? Same format otherwise as far as mounting and such?
by HK12K
May 30 2020 1:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone has Stolen my ebike
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Someone has Stolen my ebike

Lessons learned hopefully m8. Chain them down even when behind locked doors. Even then there are no guarantees.

Hope you get them back.
by HK12K
May 30 2020 1:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)
Replies: 158
Views: 3516

Re: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc/bi ... 87645.html

Asking $12,500. Pre-owned. Never ridden.

Let that sink in a minute.
by HK12K
May 30 2020 12:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike
Replies: 32
Views: 5360

Re: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike

Now showing out of stock. Wonder if they'll ever re-up?
by HK12K
May 29 2020 1:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase
Replies: 71
Views: 1596

Re: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase

It's reasonable. The usd8 isn't going to win any awards but it's a fine choice for a budget fork that probably won't fail and kill you, unless you're really trying. Do you know what it's using for a swingarm bushing? Some of them were using a squishy rubber bushing which was by all accounts terrible...
by HK12K
May 29 2020 11:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone has Stolen my ebike
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Someone has Stolen my ebike

You have reported this to the authorities correct? In the land of 250w pedalecs those two should stand out I'd imagine. Of course they've probably already been parted by now, or shipped over to Albania. Hope you're able to recover them though.
by HK12K
May 29 2020 8:40am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone has Stolen my ebike
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Someone has Stolen my ebike

That really sucks. Sorry to hear it.
by HK12K
May 29 2020 8:33am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with youtube imbeds?
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: What's wrong with youtube imbeds?

Rumors, haha. People have been punching holes in Microsoft security faster than M$ can patch them for as long as M$ has existed. When they stop patching those holes it's kind of a foregone conclusion that you're leaving yourself open for exploitation.

But whatever. I'm sure you'll all be fine.
by HK12K
May 28 2020 3:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 1135

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

I guess my options were limited to just FedEx or UPS because of dangerous goods reasons.

I'm in the same boat for wire, ended up taking a shot on Aliexpress.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32886653513.html

We'll see how that goes, haha.

Edit: Got the refund for shipping this morning.
by HK12K
May 27 2020 10:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 1135

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

markz wrote:
May 27 2020 7:01pm

You should get that $50 back, stir up a stink with your payment provider, paypal, credit card. Because they never shipped nuffin.
I'm going to give it a couple more days and if I don't see it that's exactly what I'll end up doing.