Search results

  1. ebikebob

    What happens when your Ebike you ordered on the Internet breaks?

    As someone whose bike on the internet broke, I started learning how to repair things, and we're talking like extremely basic things like tighten screws. I continue to maintain that whoever figures out reasonably priced, quick, and widespread customer service for ebikes will be the long-term...
  2. ebikebob

    motor quits upon initial throttle twist

    Thank you very much. You are right. I realized that the brakes, when engaged, kill power to the motor so the throttle doesn't work. That's a good safety feature. But the malfunction light is on (75% of the time) even when the brakes are not being engaged at all. So I can ride the bike but...
  3. ebikebob

    motor quits upon initial throttle twist

    Well, I've got a stumper for you guys. Using LCD 861, with a 750 W gearless rear hub MXUS motor, basic tektro hydraulic brakes. I see this "Power brake handle" malfunction light come on. This warning light sometimes turns off. What does this mean and does it have anything to do with throttle...
  4. ebikebob

    motor quits upon initial throttle twist

    Hi did you figure out what is wrong? I have a different brand bike but the symptoms are the same. I can not tell if this throttle not always activating issue is a feature that can be controlled by a settings change or a flaw with the controller.
  5. ebikebob

    How to turn off the power when the key is not in the battery, so the bike can not be ridden away, at least electrically

    Hi, my ebike can be ridden off by anyone whenever the battery is inserted. You just turn on the LCD and away you go. The battery itself is a reention dorado battery, and that's where I insert my key. I for some reason expected this to operate more like a traditional vehicle, where if the key...
  6. ebikebob

    An Ebike that is as easy to pedal (when power is off) as a regular bike

    Well that’s not bad at all. I can live with this amount of resistance.
  7. ebikebob

    An Ebike that is as easy to pedal (when power is off) as a regular bike

    Thanks everyone. Question about which motor kit is known to be easy to pedal. Is it the bbs02 and bbshd easy to pedal. I see these motors mentioned all the time but am unsure if they are easy to pedal. I had a used old Giant that was essentially not pedal-able without battery. It was horribly...
  8. ebikebob

    An Ebike that is as easy to pedal (when power is off) as a regular bike

    Hello, How can I tell from the specs if an ebike will be easy to pedal when used as an acoustic bike? I gather: only consider mid drive motors? Are different motor manufacturers known for having less gear resistance when turned off? I'm particularly interested in a commuter mountain bike...
  9. ebikebob

    What happens when your Ebike you ordered on the Internet breaks?

    I see the ebike market in the big picture as a race to the bottom much like smartphones. You can get a really good one for peanuts these days. Few people repair smartphones these days, even Apple products which last longer. Laptops, same thing. Battery and screen broken? $300 please. New phone...
  10. ebikebob

    Ebike makers: winners and losers in 5-7 years?

    Wondering how the market will shake out in the medium term future. I notice that carmakers are relatively few. A bunch of big names that everyone knows. Start up costs are too high and complicated but what about ebike makers? There are so many companies out there who are basically ordering 100...
  11. ebikebob

    Help me cobble together my own Voltbike Bravo from China

    Thank you all. I am in Taiwan. Can of worms, but Alibaba will ship here. It's not China for Alibaba purposes. Trust me when I say that Giant and Merida are the only reliable games in town for ebikes. 6 times as expensive. The imported ebikes are identical to what is on Alibaba and I know for...
  12. ebikebob

    Help me cobble together my own Voltbike Bravo from China

    Thanks, so a Bafang motor is not likely to be more reliable than the MXUS?
  13. ebikebob

    Help me cobble together my own Voltbike Bravo from China

    What I mean is that replacing brakes or derailleurs or tires or other regular mechanical bike parts will not be a problem here. But troubleshooting the controller or the lcd or the motor will be harder. These are the electric parts. I will be on my own if they fail. So I want these parts to be...
  14. ebikebob

    Help me cobble together my own Voltbike Bravo from China

    Thanks what about the Bafang motor upgrade for $95? They said the MXUS brand is 15–20 years old and is exported to Europe and New Zealand and other places. They claim it’s a solid brand, what most customers get, and the bafang is mostly a brand name effect rather than actually being higher...
  15. ebikebob

    Help me cobble together my own Voltbike Bravo from China

    Hi, If you have nothing better to do with your time, I have a request. If you look through my post history, you will see that I ended up not getting an ebike, but the lady boss has somehow granted me the ability to get a true ebike just for me. I can't believe my good fortune. I'm really...
  16. ebikebob

    Hidden battery in the DownTube replacements hard to find?

    Hi there, are there standard generic DownTube hidden battery replacements available or is it highly specific to the model and maker? I like the stealth factor a lot but wonder if it will be make me at the mercy of one specific vendor who may or may not Jack up the price or be out of business?
  17. ebikebob

    Checklist to go through when browsing ebikes to estimate its likely real world range?

    Hi, I'm interested in finding an ebike with a long range. I'm not sure how to prioritize what to look for. Besides battery capacity and how powerful the motor is, I am not sure how I put all of these variables together. I don't really believe what the manufacturers say, per se. I am fine...
  18. ebikebob

    Help me buy my Chinese e-bike

    Thanks guys, well several of these bikes use thumb throttles. Is it trivial for a newbie to change to a half twist or full twist throttle? Like no soldering.
  19. ebikebob

    Help me buy my Chinese e-bike

    And gentlemen, here we are: My final choice pending your approval: This is the OEM bike for which brand in the US? I believe this may be the Ride1Up 500 or the Voltbike bravo Two sellers have quoted me around $800 shipped. This is before any bargaining. For that price, I'm getting: 500 W...