Recent content by Blue Bill

  1. Blue Bill

    New ST-1: battery life?

    Me 235lbs, 40psi, 14Ah battery, I can go over 100km on a charge on relatively level ground. Pedal sensitivity is set low and it's on Eco.
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    Warranty on MAGURA brakes ?

    I replaced my leaky rear Magura brakes with a Shimano brake system, getting service and parts for Magura was expensive here in Toronto Canada. The plastic bleed screw is the worst idea ever. I'll replace the front brakes soon. I've got to figure out the pinout for the hall effects sensor in the...
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    Stromer ST1 Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Mine clicks even when pedalling. But I'm used to it now. As for the hall effects sensor it seems to be embedded in the metalwork for the MT2, I'm going to have to figure out the pinout as I've replaced the rear MT2 with a Shimano brake assembly.
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    Performance upgrades to the Stomer?

    I finally got tired of the Magura MT-2 brakes, parts aren't cheap and I've already worn out the pads in less than a year. Upgrading to Shimano XTR and will attempt the reed sensor myself. I'll post the mod if successful. Update: Shimano's installed, no electronic sensor yet but they are...
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    Which Motor? (USA Models)

    33 = Torque, 48 = Speed. As a fat bastard myself I choose torque. :)
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    Stromer display slips... what kind of Swiss engineering uses philips screws??

    I assume they used Phillips so you could service it. There is a battery inside that will eventually need replacing.
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    Storing your ST1 for the winter battery?

    Any advice on keeping the battery in good condition over the winter?
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    Handle Bar Height-Adjustable?

    I replaced the stock steering stem with a 30° one from MEC. Getting the expanding nut out of the stem without it falling in can be tricky.
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    Stromer Torque Sensor Adjustment

    Yes it does. Would be nice if Stromer had a service setup option to tweak both the assist level + rename. There is a apparently a USB port in the downtube. PS anyone notice their firmware revision on boot up?
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    Stromer Torque Sensor Adjustment

    I run my sensor assist at 20%, there is a noticeable difference from 30% but toggling between ECO and City during a ride is easy enough.
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    Bike repair stand

    Same here, got one in Toronto for $110 on sale. It holds my 60lb ST1 no problem.
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    Stromer ST1 Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    I got the sticky rear brake lever to finally work smoothly. I used Tamiya Ceramic Grease on the spring and hinge points. Seems to have done the trick. I've also learned how to adjust the rear derailleur with the help of a ParkTool stand. Next on the list is learning to replace the brake pads.
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    Stromer ST1 Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Gus: Is the freewheel just a standard Shimano cassette replacement? Is it something end use swappable (yes I enjoy tinkering with my ST1) I also changed the rear tube to a thick mountain tube.
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    Stromer ST1 Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Seems the sticky Regen 2 on is the brake lever is because it's not springing back all the way. Any suggestions on grease or lube for brake levers?
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    Sticky Regen2 mode when braking?

    I can reproduce it fairly easily, I bought some contact cleaner and gave it a liberal shot. I'll let it work in to see if it makes a difference.