Recent content by MikeL NY

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    Loose spoke

    The was re-spoked by the LBS (after 3 broke). That lasted 500 miles but unfortunately another 2 have broke since then. The LBS has reached out to the company but to no avail. I'd really hate to get a much more expensive bike but maybe it may have to be respoked again?
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    Loose spoke

    are there some brands that have less broken spokes? I have broken 5 in the 4 months (and 1000 miles) that I have owned my bike. I have been careful but NYC streets are terrible and it not exactly the smoothest of roads. It is making me question getting a different bike.
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    Stromer Service and/or advice needed.

    I was wondering if you guys recommend Stromer. I currently have a Mangum navigator but having issues with broken spokes -- 4 in 3 months and 900 miles. Because if this issue, I was telling my LBS that I was thinking of getting a different bike. He strongly recommended Stromer ST1, but it is...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Magnum Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Now i have a 4th broken spoke - almost 500 miles after the rear was re-spoked :mad:... other than the spoke issue, it has been fine but i am really questioning whether or not i should sell this and go with another brand - in my 3 months of ownership, it has been out of service for almost 1 month...
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    About to purchase a new electric bike

    when I got the navigator, which allows you to activate from a full start, I didn't think i would really use it, but it has been great to get a start at a light and then pedal without having to change gears all the time. I don't think I could live without it now.
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    Known Issues & Problems with Magnum Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    less than one week after the 2 were replaced (after being out of service for almost 2 weeks, a 3rd broke. The LBS ended up replaced all the rear spokes and so far no further broken spokes (have gone over 300 miles so far).
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    Navigator v. Metro?

    I have a navigator and was thinking of a suspension seat post -- what size is the navigator seat post - 27 or 31 mm?
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    Metro Rear Spoke

    hi, I had the same problem on my navigator - at 300 miles (about 1 month of ownership) 2 spokes broke. Then after those two were repaired, a 3rd broke within 20 miles. The LBS great and the entire rear wheel was re-spoked. 200 miles later hopefully it fixes this but if you look in the general...
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    About to purchase a new electric bike

    availability for my price range -- i simply did not want to wait 3-4 months for a bike to come in. I had the choice between the magnum metro and Navigator - i liked the ride of the navigator much better -- felt much better than the metro, which has 26" tires versus 27" for the navigator.
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    About to purchase a new electric bike

    Hi, I am a new member that made the plunge 5 weeks ago (Magnum navigator). Here are a few things that I would recommend considering before making the plunge: 1. how will you use the bike - for exercise, commuting, pleasure, how far do you plan on riding, how often? 2. how big are your hills...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Magnum Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Hi, new member, and I got a Magnum Navigator. After 3 weeks and 300 miles, there are already 2 broken spokes. Have other people had this problem? Is there something that can be done? I understand i should avoid bumps as much as possible but it is very difficult to to avoid on occasion...
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    Magnum Navigator 27.5 Low step

    contrats. I just bought one today to... I was debating this versus the Metro (which were only 2 out of four bikes that were available immediately). I am 240 lbs and have bad knees as well. The Navigator feels so much bigger but it rides great and I actually do use the throttle to start off...
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    Hello from NYC

    Thanks everyone for your advice. For my price point, I made the jump and got a Magnum Navigator. You guys are right - very limited availability especially at my price. I checked out Propel who basically did not have anything in my price. Of the bikes that were available for immediately were...
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    Hello from NYC

    I decided to take the plunge and get an ebike to use as an alternative to public transport. I have a 11 mile commute that entails going over a bridge (manhattan) which according to redit has a 3.5% grade for about 1/2 mile. I looking through the forums, I decided that i am looking for the...