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by xtinctionRebeller
May 21 2020 10:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: X1 PRO GEN2
Replies: 29
Views: 1878

Re: X1 PRO GEN2

The x2 pro takes 6 weeks or more. Luna cycle has them in stock. For my Old Kona Kakupu big triangle. F.S.Ex lg. I don't think there exists a "x2 pro". Did you mean to say "X1 pro gen 2"? Either way, I'm not finding it on Luna Cycle's shop. I only see Bafang and Cyclone kits on their website. Please...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 16 2020 6:12pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: SJS Cycles - broken address checker & bad communication options
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: SJS Cycles - broken address checker & bad communication options

I used a 2 letter state abbreviation, which is the way everyone in the US indicates the state on parcels.
by xtinctionRebeller
May 16 2020 10:45am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: SJS Cycles - broken address checker & bad communication options
Replies: 4
Views: 168

SJS Cycles - broken address checker & bad communication options

Tried to place an order on SJS Cycles . Got this: sjs.png The first error msg is bogus (I didn't reach the payment step yet). They seem to have a broken address verification tool. When it falsely rejects a valid address, there is no way to override and move forward. The only ways to reach them is di...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 16 2020 6:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: X1 PRO GEN2
Replies: 29
Views: 1878

Re: X1 PRO GEN2

The only thing stopping me from buying this is the purchase logistics. Buying options: buying direct from CYC Motors in China : they only accept Paypal or wire transfer. It's unethical to use Paypal , and you also give up consumer protections that many credit cards include. Wire transfers are risky ...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 13 2020 6:30am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US

alot of effort here talking about payment options. so you dont have friends? You need quotes around "friends". I obviously would not subject my friends to the risks of Paypal (which become even more heightened when goods are shipped to someone other than the account holder). And in fact I would not...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 13 2020 6:18am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US

Maybe you have comprehension issues? I did not say PP protection was better than the CC **you** have access to. 99.99999% of the wofld is not so privileged. I understood your BS claim and didn't find it worthy of a response. Since you continue to push that figure (which is both incorrect and irrele...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 12 2020 6:48pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US

Most people are really happy when a vendor accepts PP since their buyer protection is so much better than 99.99% of credit cards. Tell me if I missed anything: +--------------------------------------+----------------------------------------+-----------------------------+------------------------+ | ...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 12 2020 10:50am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US

whats wrong with PP? Paypal has ripped me off personally. Paypal also generally treats Tor users (like myself) with hostility in the course of trying to login and do transactions, and they're incompetent with recovering locked/blocked accounts. There are several ethical problems with Paypal as well...
by xtinctionRebeller
May 12 2020 10:22am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 300

CYC X1 Pro -- can't find this in the US

I'd like to buy a CYC X1 Pro but Paypal is a show-stopper. I might be willing to import it from the EU (they take credit card) but the price steepens quite a bit particularly after the FX conversion and then from there I think it would be difficult or impossible to get a VAT refund. (The big price i...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 29 2020 1:09pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses

"The business license would likely give the official company name and a physical address." Try to look for such documentation in the US, and check the owner credentials for something to do next. Business 'entities ' maybe in each State where that business Exists. Every US state has an attorney gene...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 28 2020 5:27pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)

It's a freewheel with 8 gears. In my lengthy search for the crank arm i'm after, I did notice that anything less than 9 gears is rare. I think 11 gears in the rear is the most common. However, replacing the cassette is going too far. If I go from 8 to 11 gears, then I have to get a new shifter and c...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 9:19pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses

I have no idea how you perceive any contradiction between "In these markets, you play the odds cross your fingers" and "Modern commerce does not require "trust" anymore." Neither are value judgment s This is a red herring. They don't need to be value judgements to be contradictory. Both are simply ...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 8:36pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA

Tor is to catch the inexperienced criminals and those wanting a false sense of privacy. 4 years ago, I presented a paper to a local law enforcement conference on how to de-anonymise TOR users. I had no hand in writing the paper, just helped them evaluate whether it was worth their effort or not and...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 4:01pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses

very poor standard of trust for Aliexpress. When the bar is so low that Paypal is seen as a feature not an anti-feature, it's obviously a dodgy place to do business. Welcome to the real world, 99% of better-value rock-bottom-cheapest transactions are going to be with dodgy merchants. I corrected th...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 10:54am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: Aliexpress blocks access to vendor licenses

Paypal themselves are crooks. So when people are saying "the good and trustworthy Aliexpress vendors accept Paypal" (a common sentiment), it does well to display the very poor standard of trust for Aliexpress. When the bar is so low that Paypal is seen as a feature not an anti-feature, it's obviousl...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 10:31am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA

The only time I get a reCAPTCHA from Google is when I use an anonymising VPN. If you're not using one of those, I'm using Tor. It doesn't generally make sense to use Google to start with, but if you're driven to use Google search it doesn't generally make sense to do so without anonymity unless per...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 26 2020 8:25am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)

My bottom bracket and spindle are fine. I don't need to replace those (and if I did, that's a trivially easy part to find). I've visited countless online shops looking for the crank arm that I need, and nothing matches the specs I'm after. And note that because my bottom bracket is in fine condition...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 25 2020 1:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torquing the pedals on -- what special tool is needed?
Replies: 35
Views: 1132

Re: Torquing the pedals on -- what special tool is needed?

When a pedal wrench includes a 24mm closed wrench for the cassette remover, it can be used to torque a pedal:
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by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 22 2020 8:44pm
Forum: Endless-Sphere Wiki
Topic: introducing a wiki for mid-drive motor kit specs and battery specs
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: introducing a wiki for mid-drive motor kit specs and battery specs

I'm indeed opposed to CAPTCHAs, and I'm not even aware of yerbatemate offering that feature. I figured it could start off as a wiki and perhaps after reaching a more stable and complete state it could become a controlled object. If it gets vanalized oh well.. i've got my own copy. I wouldn't use a G...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 20 2020 10:06am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: only 12 motors for fat bikes & all are bad choices
Replies: 2
Views: 359

only 12 motors for fat bikes & all are bad choices

I've studied 11 mid-drive kits for fat bikes ( listed here ), as well as the Stokemonkey (which is unlisted due to being discontinued). I'll probably abandon the project because there are just no good options. Hacking budget-- It's sensible to nix anything over ~$1.5k because there are bikes with fr...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 19 2020 2:41pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Struggling to find crank set (JIS, 165mm, 96 bcd symetric, 22-30-40, 9/16" pedal bolt)

I need a new crankset for a fat bike (100mm BB). It has been a real struggle to find something with the specs I'm after, which are: JIS square taper 165mm crank arm (or 160mm is fine) 96 BCD (symetric) -- guess I only care about this so I can reuse existing chain rings but it's not critical 22-30-40...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 17 2020 10:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiasts
Replies: 806
Views: 141299

Re: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiasts

In this case it wouldn't matter if you ignore the specs in the video and rely on the text specs, because the text specs are also contradictory. PDF brochure cover page says 20-60v PDF brochure last page says 24-60v PNG brochure says 24-60v the 1st table says 24-52v with a max 63v (implying that the ...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 17 2020 9:58pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: where to buy L-Faster motors -- which are sold only on Aliexpress, and contact pg imposes reCAPTCHA

Re-labelling sellers can just change their OEM supplier anytime, so the enormous detetective work trying to identify the reality behind "brands" is IMO not a productive use of time. It's unclear why you think there's significant effort. I discovered three such cases without even looking (that "EBBS...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 17 2020 11:39am
Forum: Endless-Sphere Wiki
Topic: introducing a wiki for mid-drive motor kit specs and battery specs
Replies: 4
Views: 848

introducing a wiki for mid-drive motor kit specs and battery specs

Aftermarket mid drive motor kits (comparison) battery comparison (e-bike vs. power tool batteries) 5 entry-level tool kits compared Anyone is welcome to participate. I'm not sure if it's a simple matter of registering on yerbamate.dev or if I need to specifically grant access, so if anyone has trou...
by xtinctionRebeller
Apr 17 2020 8:41am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiasts
Replies: 806
Views: 141299

Re: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiast

but the 4808 model is limited to 63v, so it works easily on a 57.8v battery (or any typical "52v" 14s lithium-ion battery, or "48v" 16s lifepo4 battery, both of which charge to around 58v). This is what I saw in the video (which is on the page you linked): vlcsnap-2020-04-17-09h12m33s135.png None o...