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    What Do You Do During The Lockdown?

    I worked on my bike some, had a sick horse had to be put down and I buried her last friday. THen rain...lotsa rain. 2.5" of it. Tomorrow while i still have the backhoe borrowed I'll be putting in water lines at the barn. I did manage to break my garden tractor yesterday trying to put the mower...
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    Voilamart Rear Hub - It Runs! -Review

    For the cost of putting a disk on the front I could buy a bike off marketplace that already has one. This is more stable than I thought it would be...still interested in a cruiser with a vintage motorcycle look.
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    Voilamart Rear Hub - It Runs! -Review

    I got a voilamart rear hub kit off ebay, $197 to my door (4 days, availa on amazon for 225 also). A unitpackpower 49v 20AH battery off amazon, $355 to my door (3 days) Put this on an early 90s Schwinn Moab mountain bike I bought new from a schwinn store. In addition to the kit I got a rear rack...
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    You can buy a complete eBike, assembled, for $999. website now says 899...28mph. folds. reviews are very good. https://lectricebikes.com/ lectric xp
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    Good to hear different facts/experiences on this. I got a 20ah 48v pack, so 960wh if google did the math right. Figure 80% usable capacity more or less, so 770wh. Specs say motor/rim will rotate 470 rpm, 26" (used that, though the OD would be bigger with the tire on the 26 rim) is 36.6mph -...
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    Old saying "Speed costs money. How fast can you afford to go?" Hmm..48v 20ah is 960wh...so 48 to 96 miles? Seems a bit unbelievable, but I can hope it's true!
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    Lighter lowered powered vs Heavier higher powered

    In cars lighter is better. If you're pedaling lighter is better. But I've seen folks spend a lot on lightest tires and tubes and such to save 2lb, when they could lose 4lb for free and have more benefits. What is the overall difference in weight, ready to ride? Do you have to move the bike...
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    voilamart gearless brushless 1000w rear. Probably typical unbranded chinese rear hub motor. They sell alot on ebay and amazon, good reviews. Cheap. Almost scary cheap...but I've bought scary cheap from china before and rarely had an issue and when I have, they've stood behind the product. I'm a...
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    26-28mph, no, not discouraging! ok, so the math on that is .41ah/mile, or if I could use ALL the 20amp pack, 48 miles. Hills can cut that in half, at least on the up-hill side of the ride, and figure 80% drain (?) that's 20-22 miles. Using 13wh and same 80%, that's 59 miles. THAT would be...
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    Convert front MTB wheel to Disk Brake?

    Hydraulic rim brakes? I gotta go check that out! not worried about the back brakes as they dont' do a lot, and the new hub motor I believe has the disk mount as part of it, I'll know when it arrives. I've seen the fork adapters on amazon, f/r look to be the same. I was wondering about...
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    550 wh? only seen batts rated at AH. So at 36v that's 15ah, at 48v 11.5 ah 20mi with pedaling...on level..discouraging.
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    LOTS of 1000w hubmotors! Yes, 30 is stupid fast - motors are 470 rpm, 26" - the math I did came up with 36mph, but i'm sure that RPM is no -load. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=1000w+hub+motor&i=sporting&crid=1CB9X7SK9UT22&sprefix=1000w+hub%2Csporting%2C146&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9
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    Real Range? What can you get from a charge?

    I've read a lot and got the parts coming for my bike - 1000w hub motor, pas and throttle, 20ah battery. From what I've read that should be 30mph/30 miles. What I've NOT read, seen in vidoes, or anyone talk about is REAL RANGE! When I road bike trails on leg power alone I might do 20 miles or...
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    Change shifter or throttle on new conversion?

    I've no clue on real range - from specs the 20ah batt should give me 30 miles at 30mph...or so I read in books/articles/blogs. My commute is 4.2 miles each way, level for a short distance then down hill (short and steep). then about 3 miles of pretty flat/rolling terrain, only one short hill to...
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    Convert front MTB wheel to Disk Brake?

    How difficult is it to convert an early 90s v-brake MTB to a disk? From some googling it would appear I dont' have the tabs on the forks for an optional caliper, but there are some tabs/holes/mounts there for something. And how do you attach the disk to the wheel?
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    Change shifter or throttle on new conversion?

    I have an early 90s schwinn MTB with gripshift on it. I like it (might be in the minority on that). I orderd a rear hub motor kit, only option was twist throttle. Obviously can't do that. So my options are thumb throttle, and there are several types - what is comfy and what fits around the...
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    Newbie from Western PA

    I've loved riding bikes since I was a kid with a 'banana seat bike' in the 60s, and moved up to an 'english racer' as we called the bikes with gears. I commuted for 3 or 4 years in HS to work on an old sears 10 speed, and rode it a lot. Then I got a car...and then a motorcycle..and the bikes...