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  1. harryS

    Ecotric Subforum?

    Hi Court. Would you consider opening an Ecotric subforum under Brands? Facebook has an Ecotric owners group that's fairly active so I think the brand is getting some traction.
  2. harryS

    How I Swapped out my Ecotric 20" fatbike 810LED and controller.

    This might apply to other Ecotric models that use the 810LED display. The18Amp controller paired with mine (20" folding fatbike) is limited to the LED analog display and can only support three PAS levels. On the fatbike, the first PAS level just seemed stonger than I wanted, so I replaced the...
  3. harryS

    Last ride of Summer '19

    Is today the first day of Fall, or the last day of summer for us north of the equator? No matter, I logged 25 miles yesterday plus another 26 miles today. Although there's Fall colour to look forward too, it also means the warm weather rides will soon be gone. Another 190 days til Spring. Left...
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    Music on my bike

    For the past 3 years, I've been wanting to hang speakers off my bikes thinking to run them off an MP3 player. Then I saw I could get a bluetooth speaker that can also read audio files off my phone or from a mini SD card. This Muzili cost about 18-20 bucks. It runs on a Lithium battery that...
  5. harryS

    Ecotric 20" Folding Fatbike

    Ordered a white one for $779 on Amazon, but seller had a mixup and shipped black. We settled on a small rebate. I thought the seller EGO-LLC, responded very quick to questions about delivery. I would give him a positive rating for trying to make the sale work, and he did. Assembly is easy...
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    20" Fatbike Tires for pavement.

    I recall a post last year where someone recommended a smooth fatbike tire in this category, so it was probably in this forum. My search has these two candidates. V-rubber and Origin-8...
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    Bike speakers.

    It might be fun to have some music while riding. Been looking at blue tooth speakers. I'm going to try the inexpensive Zealot S1. It has mixed reviews on amazon, but we'll see. I ordered it off ebay from China for $19 instead of $25 on Amazon. I'll have to wait a month, but it's still cold here...
  8. harryS

    Sundeal Minivello

    I heard about the Sundeal miniveko being clearanced for $159 from Nashbar, so I bought one. It's a nice light (26 pound) bike with mechanical disk brakes, and OK Shimano parts. The brakes work well. Today I had to do a hard stop, and locked up the rear wheel and the bike did a little skid and...
  9. harryS

    Hello from Frozen Florida

    Well, the locals think it is freezing, but compared to -25C when I left Illinois, it's nice here. We packed our two folders, which fit in the space behind the seats in a minivan. It's a lot better having the bikes inside than on the platform rack. We've ridden the Pinellas Trail near Dunedin...
  10. harryS

    Summit County, Colorado

    Drove out from llinois to Silverthorne last week, and brought along two ebikes. I had last ridden a bike (rental) out there in 1990, when we rode Dillon-Keystone on rentals, until I got too tired pulling my 4 year old in a trailer, but I had fond memories. Best ride was from Frisco to Copper...
  11. harryS

    Batteries wear out.

    I have a 48V battery made up with Samsung 30Q cells, purchased in August of 2015. These cells are rated at 3AH, so the battery would be 12AH, so that's about 500 useable watt-hr (576 wh in theory). Coming up on 22 months, it pumps out half that power, about 220 watt-hr and it's down to 45...
  12. harryS

    Chicago's Bike the Drive 2017

    Every year, Chicago shuts down its Lake Shore Drive on the last Sunday in May to car traffic, and lets bicycles have it from 5AM-11AAM. Twenty thousand riders or more take the opportunity to ride it. Last year, my wife and I took our e-bikes, but my BBS02 mid drive didn't work, so I pedaled it...
  13. harryS

    A lightweight folding bike.

    Around January, I got interested in a folding e-bike and looked at some inexpensive models on amazon for around $600. Perhaps I should have bought one, but I decided to kit one up, using the Downtube Nova. This was $279 shipped. 7 speeds. About 24 pounds. I ordered a Q100H 350W motor from...
  14. harryS

    Snow with a fat bike - first impressions

    Here's my 2WD fatbike. Two geared 500W hub motors running off a 36V dolphin and a 52V Luna mini. Controls are throttle/PAS on rear and throttle only for front. It was 58 pounds with rear motor/battery only as a summer bike. The front motor/battery and winter tires takes it to 74 pounds. Vee...
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    Diamondback Maravista with Bafang SWXH rear hub.

    This is surely the end of my ebike conversion silliness. No more old bikes u garage, and no room to store them. My wife has an LG Maui 500X e-bike. Wonderful bike for $1300, but it's a long wheelbase, and she has a hard time maneuvering it. Her previous bike was/is a Diamondback Maravista...
  16. harryS

    Bafang G06 hubmotor kit

    Bought a G06.350.36 geared rear motor last winter from China. It has a 175mm axle for fatbikes. Weighs in at 12 pounds with rim. Came with a tiny 36 volt controller and KT-LCD3 display. I foolishly thought I could have it running by Xmas, but who wants to work in a cold garage. Here it is in...
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    Whew. Glad my bike is easy to pedal.

    Once a year, Chicago closes down its scenic Lake Shore Drive to automobiles, and cyclists can take over. The full loop is a 30 mile trip, with overpasses providing elevation. Thousands of riders come out. We packed my wife's EG Maui 500 cruiser and my just completed BBS02 conversion onto a car...
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    Saw my first E-bike (other than mine) and it was a Sondors.

    This might be a stupid post, but the Sondors is the first ebike I've seen on the road. It was southbound on Chicago's lakefront path, just north of North Avenue beach. Good looking bike. So they do exist. I was pedaling my non-electric in the other direction. My e-bike would have needed the...
  19. harryS

    EG Maui 500 EX

    Just got it four days ago at Lennys in Madison. It now has 24 miles on it, 2 by me and 22 by my wife on two rides. She says it's effortless and she probably could outlast my 67 year old legs. Good thing I have a Transeo city bike or I might not keep pace on hills. The cruiser style is big for...