Recent content by Johnny

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    Yamaha Wabash suspension fork?

    Something like Rockshox Paragon should work nicely and it is a capable trekking fork. Make sure that headset is compatible.
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    3500-4500$ Ebike, help me choose

    I'd get Cannondale. REI is great, I also took a look at the bike in person and it is a well designed bike. With the %10 cash back it is a great deal. I also consider Vado 4.0. Specialized is not less powerful. Torque and power are different notions and torque values can be misleading. Those...
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    Can no longer charge ST5 - any ideas?

    They are all Stromer people and most likely the best place for Stromer work in the US. They do warranty work on Stromers not purchased from them but you will most likely be charged for labor. You should get in touch with them and Stromer us to see what can be done. Your battery problem is most...
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    Can no longer charge ST5 - any ideas?

    Take it to New Wheel if you can. Also as others said the pins on the connector is likely the problem. Photos can help.
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    Given the difficulties finding spare parts, why would a US buyer buy anything other than Bosch?

    I am not asking for your thoughts here, where exactly is written that Bosch covers for warranty work even from an LBS that you have not purchased the bike from. Or do you have an invoice that shows that labor is compensated by Bosch? I actually talked to several LBS selling Bosch and they told...
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    Given the difficulties finding spare parts, why would a US buyer buy anything other than Bosch?

    This is not say anything about the shop promising to cover labor costs they just told you that they will see what can be done. What is your point? And you purchased a new bike from them before they heard back from bosch according to your other thread. And if you are claiming that Bosch now...
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    Given the difficulties finding spare parts, why would a US buyer buy anything other than Bosch?

    What does it matter when they start? Did they specifically tell you that they will do it for free in the beginning ? After you purchased a bike from them they didn't charge you for your current bike. You just said that it is ok to charge for software updates because it is their time now...
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    Given the difficulties finding spare parts, why would a US buyer buy anything other than Bosch?

    Idk why your trek didn't charge you maybe because you purchased a bike from them. That is not my experience.
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    Given the difficulties finding spare parts, why would a US buyer buy anything other than Bosch?

    If you are going to make an advertisement do it openly. Bosch supposedly has good warranty service. So when you are under warranty it should be good. On the other hand If you need to do a software update but you have moved and far away from the shop you purchased the bike from, then tough...
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    First ebike- mixed use neighborhood and mountain trails

    What kind of trails are we talking about? If you are serious about mountain biking it is a different story, under current conditions options are limited especially in your price range. Otherwise Take a look at REI's offerings. The ones with shimano are very nice bikes and great for the price...
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    Vado 5 IGH problems on steep hill

    What is the exact gear ratio that you use while climbing? I would manually set it to the largest possible and try it that way. According to the website igh has 50T chainring, 24T on the igh and 1.9 as the max ratio for igh which translates into 50/(24x1.9) = 1.096. Vado 3.0 seems 40t chainring...
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    Missing magnet

    If you ride without the magnet you will not get any support and likely an error message. No it will not cause any problems it is the same as riding with support turned off. Just keep it off and ride on.
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    More torque sensor issues ... suggestions?

    When reinstalling the wheel greasing the threads and the top of the head is recommended for accurately retorqueing the wheel. Maybe you guys can try that.
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    Heres some real world ebike motor data.

    750W is not much, a fit rider can peak much more than that, pro cyclists easily peak twice as much. 750W sustained will make long climbs easier it is not just about being faster on the flats. That being said I don't find riding close to 28mph safe and that is a different story. Just because...
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    C380+ vs Medeo T10+ vs Allant+ 9.9s+ vs ?

    Thanks for the clarification. Here is my two cents. Since you mention tour I always like the flexibility to ride on different terrain while touring so I like suspension. When you have the assist the loss because of suspension is not significant but added comfort is nice. Ebikes are different...