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by MarkJohnston
Apr 12 2022 12:49am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

You got a lot going on with that bike, visually speaking. The eye doesnt know where to start looking and picking up queues. Part of the reason I think is the zip ties are not trimmed and sharp edges melted a bit. The silver mirrors stick out. The big ass KT display is very noticeable. Does the rear...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 11 2022 6:27pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Is this bent?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Is this bent?

Drop a magnet on it see if it sticks steel is easy enough to work alloy will seem ok till its not at that point something has likely failed drastically. Its aluminum. Yep. Spinning magnets said on another forum that it can be bent back just not too many times. I'm just gonna wait and see if it's ge...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 11 2022 4:34pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Is this bent?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Is this bent?

I double checked and it seems like perhaps its bent but only very slightly. Unfortunately I'm on my own out here
There aren't any bike shops I trust
by MarkJohnston
Apr 11 2022 1:13am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Is this bent?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Is this bent?

Did I bend this? I carry 50 lbs of cargo, ride thousands of miles, and go 30 MPH all the time. I've already snapped two racks including a $50 bontrager. Routinley I find the M4 rack eyelets getting stripped. I use lock nuts to keep the racks in place. I just got a tubus rack which doesn't bend. But ...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 11 2022 1:03am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Yeah I just got two more tubes though for free. I'm in gonna part out one of these bikes. The other was my grandpas who just died from covid n chemo. I'm gonna be restore it and ride it in his honor
by MarkJohnston
Apr 11 2022 12:14am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Sorry Kaleb. Yeah I wound up finding out I had 4 inner tubes that I couldn't patch. I'm going to take a bunch of tires n tubes to be recycled..
by MarkJohnston
Apr 10 2022 11:52pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Yeah Im not sure myself Chalo. Would hate to bend and possible break the axle itself. The rack is brand new and was packaged very carefully. I spent $120 on this thing... In other news I just got two bikes that were give aways. I'm gonna switch out my front end shock n wheel here. Bomber shocks are ...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 10 2022 10:11pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

I'm 70% sure that carrying heavy cargo has bent the left side of my bikes dropouts inward. It would make sense because those old tires barely absorbed any shock. They were only 30 TPI and bottom of the barrel Kmart junk... I've snapped a couple racks this far, and I'm also wondering if using junk ra...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 10:05pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

You got a lot going on with that bike, visually speaking. The eye doesnt know where to start looking and picking up queues. Part of the reason I think is the zip ties are not trimmed and sharp edges melted a bit. The silver mirrors stick out. The big ass KT display is very noticeable. Does the rear...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 10:03pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Well... Ill let you guys know how they do. Hopefully I can get a bunch of miles on these before this bikes gets crashed, trashed, or stolen. This is kind of my beater ebike even though some of the components now are well into the $300 range. Id love to continue to modify her and improve her but ther...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 9:24pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Well it's all set up. Man it looks killer and feels great. The rubber compound feels amazing. For the build of the wheel with such low thread counts it makes a huge world of difference in comfort. Just wow.
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 6:13pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Metal tire levers can deface or even break your rims. Don't let them be a substitute for good technique. Move the bead wire over to the center before you escalate your weaponry. Yeah it just for getting the bead off the wheel, and the final part of the wheel where the bead is just nearly impossible...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 4:58pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Here is my flat repair kit/plan

Carry the patch kit and a spare inner tube. If the patch kit dries up then there always the tube.

Unfortunately it's impossible to get the tire off without levers with this bead. So I need those too
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 4:04pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Hey are these levers gonna bend on me? I'm guessing dude was trying to get a motorcycle tire off, maybe these are perfect for a bicycle though
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 4:02pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Do you have an FSA crankset where you can change out the cogs? I only need one for of a crankset lol. I don't even need all the cogs. Just so long it ain't bent Where do you live? Most major cities have community bike shops with piles of used stuff available for cheap cheap. I'm in hillbilly land r...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 3:35pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

I have boxes of shit I will probably never use, I have abut 8-12 cranksets of which half are matching the other half would just have mixed crank arms. That might work actually. Do you have an FSA crankset where you can change out the cogs? I only need one for of a crankset lol. I don't even need al...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 3:12pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Now I have to buy a new god damn crankset. :evil: Wrong mindset. Most every major metropolitan city has at least one co-op type bike cooperative non-profit educational outfit (some offer workspace, tool usage, workshops, donations, used parts, etc.) that have bins and bins of used parts they take i...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 09 2022 2:16am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Anybody have a recommended bullet proof patch kit? The most annoying thing is the glue dries out in the tube after opening eventually and I hate that. The mechanic at the shop said the Vega kit was good. Chalo? Anybody? I only use Rema Tip Top patch kits and refills if I have the choice, because I ...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 11:42pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Yeah about to reinstall and hoping I don't damage the inner tube. I may have scratched it a bit after a THOROUGH examination

(An inch above my thumb. Little round spot.)
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 10:55pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Anybody have a recommended bullet proof patch kit? The most annoying thing is the glue dries out in the tube after opening eventually and I hate that. The mechanic at the shop said the Vega kit was good. Chalo? Anybody?
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 10:52pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

99t4 wrote:
Apr 08 2022 10:31pm
BTW, is that hole almost directly across from the valve stem? If so, that's your answer-- that's where we typically struggle forcing the last stubborn bit of tire bead over the rim lip with tools!
Yeah I used a screwdriver
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 9:44pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

As you guys can see pictured below. The flat happened on the inner portion of the tube. It didn't happen as far as I can tell from an ( ROAD SIDE) outer puncture. It happened on the INSIDE! ALSO before this tube I had another which another patch gave out....hmmmm The inside of the rim is perfectly s...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 9:39pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

That's not a bad tire, it looks comparable to schwalbe's more heavy duty stuff. ( i just wish it had a few MM more of rubber myself ) Make sure you get a plastic tire iron, don't want to mess up that rim ( or innertube ) by rubbing metal on it. :thumb: Nah I just frock it. I'll install it today. So...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 8:25pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

Installation was easy Enough. You can get a free paint can opener at a paint store to work as a third hand to hold the bead in place.( See pictures below) I recommend working the beads one at a time as pictured below. Voila Now I have to check the part of my rim because the puncture before was from ...
by MarkJohnston
Apr 08 2022 7:42pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires
Replies: 78
Views: 1351

Re: Purchasing advice for new puncture proof heavy CARGO HEAVY duty ebike tires

I've got one of the wheels put together fully and wow all I can say is I am majorly impressed. This looks and feels incredible. The sidewalls are so thick even though the rims are so narrow there's barely any flex in the tire. :D (plus that new rubber smell) :lol: This so far looks like it's worth e...