Search found 1533 matches

by Zoot Katz
Sep 07 2011 9:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 36"er eBike Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: 36"er eBike Build

vanilla ice wrote:Nice. Where did you get those??
. . .
Coker Cycles sells their bikes on-line.
The wheels have 48 spokes.
But, there exists uber skookum 36" 36H rims and tires for the unicycle crowd.
by Zoot Katz
Sep 05 2011 11:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 20" wheel?
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: 20" wheel?

The improved ebikes.ca simulator lets you plug in custom values.
by Zoot Katz
Sep 03 2011 9:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car Door vs Ebike
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Car Door vs Ebike

IMO Wrong she/he should have been driving CLOSER. If a car door opens you do not want to get the pointy end of the door you want to steer into the human that is opening the door. It's a much SOFTER stop and the injuries go to the person too self absorbed to look into a damn mirror. A local cyclist ...
by Zoot Katz
Aug 27 2011 6:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Group Rides are Fun !
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Group Rides are Fun !

I've been on lots of group social rides with e bikers, freak bikers and assorted mass citizenry. For a social ride in the city, groups up to about eight well matched riders works okay. Larger groups tend to get strung out and split. Some people end up waiting for others to rejoin the group before th...
by Zoot Katz
Aug 22 2011 3:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 36"er eBike Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: 36"er eBike Build

Radial laced spokes on a 36er seems like a bad idea :twisted: Finding spokes long enough to pull off a 1-cross lacing of a standard bike hub into a rim with ~775mm ERD will prolly be difficult/expensive/impossible. I almost feel obligated to use the largest diameter hub motors I can get my hands on...
by Zoot Katz
Aug 20 2011 4:30pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with firefox and ES. ONLY with ES.
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: What browser works with ES? Can Firefox be made to?

Opera has been my browser of choice since its introduction.

I just started Mozilla Firefox 5.1 to respond to your question - in a new tab even.
This version seems to work for me.
by Zoot Katz
Aug 16 2011 7:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: what is the best tires for 700c wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: what is the best tires for 700c wheel?

The kind that don't go flat and best suit your intended use. The width of your tires is somewhat interdependent on rim width, frame, brake caliper and fender clearance. Many people prefer tires incorporating a belt of Kevlar that adds some protection against punctures. I like the Schwalbe Big Apple ...
by Zoot Katz
Aug 16 2011 12:22am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Has anyone laced a 5304 to an Alex Supra BH 26" 36h DH Rim?
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Has anyone laced a 5304 to an Alex Supra BH 26" 36h DH R

Le Béte just got a new front wheel with the DM 24 laced to a Sturmey Archer 90 mm drum brake. I demanded a silver finish, eyeleted, double wall rim to fit the Big Apple 2.3'' tire. The wheel builder got me the Alex. When it comes time to re build the 5304 I'll get another one to match. Alex says the...
by Zoot Katz
Aug 10 2011 10:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Across the usa in custom made velomobiles...
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Across the usa in custom made velomobiles...

Well done guys!
That trip gave you strengths that will serve you well the rest of your lives.
by Zoot Katz
Aug 10 2011 1:48am
Forum: E-pic Topics
Topic: A Summary Letter for the ES Community
Replies: 157
Views: 52366

Re: A Summary Letter for the ES Community

Well, it looks like once again you rode into a hurricane and have come out still smiling.
Congratulations, you now have the two best ebike sites on the web.
by Zoot Katz
Aug 09 2011 11:28pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Beer Joke

A man is sitting at home on the veranda with his wife and he says, "I love you."

She asks, "Is that you, or the beer talking?"

He replies, "It's me............. talking to the beer."
by Zoot Katz
Aug 06 2011 12:32am
Forum: E-pic Topics
Topic: [nearly original] Open Letter to Endless Sphere Community
Replies: 397
Views: 30717

Re: Open Letter to Endless Sphere Community

etard wrote:Hell of a first post!! I like this guy
GMUseless

So ba-bamm, Trev-whore shows up speaking like every boss we’ve ever hated
How does one find the Facebook group?
I found this up-thread somewhere:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/125035107565566/
by Zoot Katz
Jul 26 2011 12:40am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tour de France.
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Tour de France.

OI OI OI ...Way to go Cadel!! Don't get too excited until all the test results are analyzed. There have been "winners" in the recent past who flunked the dope tests and had to step aside. For his sake, and the sake of Australian cycling, I hope he's clean. At thirty-four his racing days are pretty ...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 25 2011 9:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tour de France.
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Tour de France.

Big tour for the Ilse of Man, again. Cav's heading for the all time stage wins record. Poor Tyler just gonna have to wait till Cav breaks a collarbone some year. Nothing to cry about in the USA though, one USA based team wins yellow, another green. Nobody really thought Radio Shack had a chance did...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 20 2011 11:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: General Spoke Choice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: General Spoke Choice?

The spokes on my 9C are the ones ebikes.ca was selling before the 13 ga. Sapim spokes. They're the Wheelsmith DH13. A single butted spoke that is 13 ga. at the head and through the elbow then becomes 14 ga. for the length of the spoke. I don't think the makers of thread rollers readily supply 13 ga....
by Zoot Katz
Jul 19 2011 11:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Should I take a job assembling a Chinese Pedicab?
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Should I take a job assembling a Chinese Pedicab?

I think you'll be competing with Rube Goldberg and Murphy for the job.
by Zoot Katz
Jul 19 2011 10:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycles beat Jet Blue!
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Bicycles beat Jet Blue!

The public might say "well we aren't all road racing cyclists, we can't ride that fast". Well, if they have a nice ebike, they easily could go the road cyclist average of 23mph. The biyclists arrived an hour before the plane even departed. They didn't have to race any where. What's sickening about ...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 17 2011 11:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycles beat Jet Blue!
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Bicycles beat Jet Blue!

Burbank to Long Beach is a twenty minute flight and about ninety minutes to pedal.
The bicycles beat the plane anyway.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/ ... ong-beach/

BIKES RULE!
by Zoot Katz
Jul 09 2011 7:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electrifying SUCKS Amps!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 3739

Re: Electictrifying SUCKS!!!!!

I can understand the frustration when, through no fault of your own, everything seems to go wrong. After waiting three months for battery delivery, one of the chargers didn't, six weeks later the controller crapped out and by the end of 6 months the batteries were sledding south, fast. So, by the en...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 05 2011 12:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Re: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike

You're free to call me a liar but check your facts. My mirrycle doesn't vibrate and it's the best safety device I have other than a fast motor and good brakes! If those stupid looking helmet mirrors were so good, how come it is that motorcyclists do not use them? :D :D :D :D :D Because, like turn s...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 04 2011 11:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Re: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike

A helmet mounted mirror is the only type I've ever seen that doesn't jiggle. You can scan a wider field just by moving your head. IMO, mirrors provide no actionable information so are a distraction. Near misses and collisions are mostly happening in front of you. Lies, lies, lies! I like mirrors be...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 04 2011 10:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Re: Best $20 I've ever spent on my bike

Do the mirrors jiggle around when hitting uneven pavement or rough roads? Can you still see? A helmet mounted mirror is the only type I've ever seen that doesn't jiggle. You can scan a wider field just by moving your head. IMO, mirrors provide no actionable information so are a distraction. Near mi...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 04 2011 6:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: motor for 48 spoke wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: motor for 48 spoke wheel

Justin at ebikes.ca has listed some 144 spoke hole hubs as an experiment. They're the geared E-Zee motors in two versions. One for 26" (standard) or the 20" (fast) wheels. Analyse your weight distribution before deciding you must have 48 spokes. Thirty six 13 ga. spokes are short with a hub motor so...
by Zoot Katz
Jul 01 2011 9:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lycra Rules, OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Lycra Rules, OK?

That reminds me of old usenet posts to rec.bicycles.misc and racing by "Fabrizio Mazzoleni".
by Zoot Katz
Jun 20 2011 10:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal only bike recommendations for 200 mile trip
Replies: 34
Views: 4015

Re: Pedal only bike recommendations for 200 mile trip

Sarah, Jenny B's advice is spot on. So is Sheldon's Jamis is a generally well thought out bike giving good value for its price point. Most of the name brand bikes bikes are worthwhile. Newer bikes have conveniences older bikes don't have but they come at a cost. ie: replacing crashed integrated brak...