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by Electric Earth
Apr 15 2020 11:18am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E-bike or E-motorcycle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: E-bike or E-motorcycle?

keep in mind that depending on which specific cells you go with, and the design of the holders and enclosure, this will be around 40lbs+, and the volume of a large stack of hardback books, or a large truck-style 12v lead battery. use two. one on the front, one on the rear. then you have twice the p...
by Electric Earth
Apr 14 2020 7:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E-bike or E-motorcycle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: E-bike or E-motorcycle?

Huh. I think your last post just pretty much steered me toward the ebike. I do love to ride, enjoy the scenery, and stop to smell the roses when I feel like it. I'd just need to look into local laws and make sure they aren't too limiting. I don't want to have a bike that clearly far exceeds legal li...
by Electric Earth
Apr 14 2020 10:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bad suspension - poor design or just in disrepair?
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Bad suspension - poor design or just in disrepair?

I say just take it apart and see what you find. What's the harm? Have fun learning/tinkering and take it apart, clean it, and add fresh oil if it seems like everything is suitable. It could just be low on fluid. Put one end of the shock up and cycle it several times. Then turn it over the other way(...
by Electric Earth
Apr 14 2020 10:26am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E-bike or E-motorcycle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: E-bike or E-motorcycle?

The one long trip I would Like to be able to do if possible is about 80mi to visit family sometimes. There's a long, mostly gravel bike path that goes most of the way, or I'd be taking county hwys at ~60-65mph. I do have a truck, so I can just use that, but the idea of this all is to reduce usage an...
by Electric Earth
Apr 12 2020 4:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E-bike or E-motorcycle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

E-bike or E-motorcycle?

What would you build for getting around a small city with pretty decent bike paths and a budget of ~$2,000? A nice, long range e-bike based on a full suspension MTB frame, or a motorcycle conversion, likely based on whatever cheap donor bike suits the needs? After a bit of reading, I'm surprised to ...
by Electric Earth
Apr 12 2020 3:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got fried by Col. Sanders today. eBike vs pedal
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Got fried by Col. Sanders today. eBike vs pedal

No reason for him to be passed since he lives in the states. 750 watt limit is good for more than 20 mph, a lot. You're certainly correct that 750w will get you over 20. My old 500w amazon bike kit would do 20. I miss that bike. Most places in the US have a speed limit too. I think ~15mph is common...
by Electric Earth
Apr 12 2020 12:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got fried by Col. Sanders today. eBike vs pedal
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Got fried by Col. Sanders today. eBike vs pedal

One simple solution(though not for a trike) would be to build a nice e-commuter from a touring bike platform. Something with drop bars and no more than 40mm wide tires. It won't be quite as fast as a full on race bike, but will be faster and more efficient than your often seen heavy, upright MTB pla...
by Electric Earth
Apr 09 2020 5:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Build a Super 73 Clone.
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Build a Super 73 Clone.

This thread now has me thinking an old Rupp or similar frame could make a really fun little around town e-scooter. That engine space with the big platform for mounting could work really well for a large battery. Motor could be in the engine space or hub type. Mine was well made. I beat on it into my...
by Electric Earth
Apr 08 2020 11:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Build a Super 73 Clone.
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Build a Super 73 Clone.

Looks like an old minibike frame. I had a Rupp that looked similar. Maybe scout out some old minibikes(which you could get Cheap since you don't need a working engine)? The plus of that being that some of them have rear shocks too. Maybe throw on MTB fork on it if you want something nicer/more moder...
by Electric Earth
Apr 02 2020 11:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wooden sticks
Replies: 16
Views: 277

Re: Wooden sticks

If it works for it's intended use, I say why not? It's more environmentally friendly than dumping a bunch of chemicals on it/filling the slots with plastic. And personally, I love seeing tech mixed with natural resources.
by Electric Earth
Mar 30 2020 10:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

I ended up going for the newest Mint Cinnamon. After research and some youtube videos and installation trouble shooting, I got it installed and dual booting on my machine. The only issue I'm having now is audio. Unfortunately audio seems like a common issue with Mint, I think. When I started searchi...
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 7:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

No plans to switch to Linux quite yet, but if I were to, I would need to use a sandbox/vm to play Steam games. One of the videos I watched mentioned that Steam is now on Ubuntu and Mint. I'm not a gamer, so I didn't look into it more, but I think you'd be good to go. Unless I'm not fully understand...
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 7:31pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

Oh OK so the problem rests entirely with you. None of those things are actually an issue with windows, and switching your OS to something for power users that requires more thinking and effort to do most stuff definitely won't help. Thank you for this reply. It was almost as helpful as your first r...
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 5:53pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

After more research and videos, I think Mint is probably the best Linux for a newbie coming from Windows, with Ubuntu maybe being the next step. Thanks for the advice!
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 3:17pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

markz wrote:
Mar 27 2020 3:03pm
Look at XUbuntu, I have tried that years ago, and it is good.
Take a peek at Mint, I heard great things about that distro.
Mint, Ubuntu, and Elementary are the main three I've been reading about. I'll definitely have to look into the studio thing. I hadn't seen that before. Thanks!
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 2:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

Windows is crap because it's slow, intrusive, forces updates regularly, has anti-virus software that acts more like a virus than a block, etc. down to the little things like having issues keeping bluetooth devices connected and regular annoying little messages and updates prompts popping up. I've re...
by Electric Earth
Mar 27 2020 2:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling All Linux Users(who want to help a newb)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

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

Now that I'm sitting around my apartment every day out of work, I figure this is the perfect time to finally get away from the crap that is windows. I've tried Ubuntu Briefly before, and am interested to try Linux again. However, I'm a Complete newb. The laptop I want to install on is an old Lenovo ...
by Electric Earth
Mar 19 2020 12:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1568

Re: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?

What air pressure are you running on the Super Moto? Maybe under pressure is causing premature wear? Or if you don't mind my asking, what's your weight? I've found Schwable tires to be tough as nails, but I admit I only weight ~150, so I'm on the lighter end. I used Schwalbe's on my delivery ebike w...
by Electric Earth
Jan 11 2020 10:23am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Zoom DH1100 fork
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Zoom DH1100 fork

That seems a bit dramatic. I haven't ridden a crap-tastic x-mart MTB in a Looong time, but I certainly remember jumping one a lot back in my younger days. I've beat the crap out of plenty of cheap gear 10+ years ago before I could afford decent stuff. I've broken some of it(cheaper, more poorly made...
by Electric Earth
Sep 04 2019 5:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Where do I get special spokes for my hub motor?
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: Where do I get special spokes for my hub motor?

Isn't Portland the center of the US bike world? https://www.tripsavvy.com/bike-shops-portland-4147295 Maybe you're at a shop where the staff have a fear and loathing of ebikes. I've spent some time in Portland. They have probably 5x more bike shops than the town I grew up in, but not any more Good ...
by Electric Earth
Jul 03 2019 4:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are footpegs superior if you don't pedal?
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: Are footpegs superior if you don't pedal?

Offroader wrote:
Jul 13 2017 3:27pm
It brings a whole new experience to riding an ebike also.

Couldn't recommend them more for an ebike.
I think you're really getting out of the realm of ebike and into small electric motorcycle/dirtbike now...
by Electric Earth
Jul 03 2019 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full suspension tadpole trike pulling a bob trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Full suspension tadpole trike pulling a bob trailer?

I don't have any personal experience to speak from, but I can't see how it would be a big deal, or any different than pulling a bob with any other full suspension bike. As mentioned, you'll have a little more wear than you would normally, but that's just how it goes. I'm Sure a bike carrying 50lbs o...
by Electric Earth
Jul 01 2019 12:53am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!
Replies: 69
Views: 4554

Re: Americans have the most expensive urine in the world!

Just thought I'd chime in to say seriously do listen to the comment above and drink more water if your pee smells much at all. Eating some beans shouldn't affect it at all. It should be coming out clear or close to it. If there's much yellow, you're dehydrated. If it's getting to the dark end of yel...
by Electric Earth
Jun 07 2019 3:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws
Replies: 67
Views: 3557

Re: Illegal bike confiscation possibilities by police not up to date on newer laws

Hmm... Well things have changed here. So the thing you're riding isn't legally an ebike, and the police might be familiar with you because you live in a quiet little town and have fairly recently gone through a legal situation of three DUIs. The last of those was on the vehicle in question. That mak...
by Electric Earth
Jun 07 2019 6:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 9035

Re: Poor Man's RV

The road bike was a torture device... I hung it up on its hook and wondered if I'd ever ride it again. The more I think about it, probably not. I'll take the torture device off your hands for ya. :P I had some minor issue with neck strain when I first started riding a drop bar bike, which also was ...