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    eBike Tech Talk

    THIS THREAD IS FOR THE DISCUSSION OF EBIKES RELATED TO THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF EBIKES AND THEIR ACCESSORIES.

    ALL DISCUSSIONS SHOULD RELATE TO LEGAL SPORTING USES. COMMUTING, FIRE ROADS, MOTORIZED TRAILS ETC. AVOID DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO HOT BUTTON ISSUES.

    NO POLYASS - LEFT OR RIGHT WING. NO REPOSTING PINKBIKE OR FAUX STRAVA STATS OR WHATEVER. NO DEBATING OR DISCUSSING ACCESS ISSUES OR HOW HARDCORE YOU ARE OR AREN'T BASED ON MOTORIZED ASSIST. USE THIS THREAD FOR YOUR RANTS AND FLAMEAGE

    POSTING OF NSFW CONTENT IS ENCOURAGED SO LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT TO EBIKING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    THIS THREAD IS FOR THE DISCUSSION OF EBIKES RELATED TO THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF EBIKES AND THEIR ACCESSORIES.

    ALL DISCUSSIONS SHOULD RELATE TO LEGAL SPORTING USES. COMMUTING, FIRE ROADS, MOTORIZED TRAILS ETC. AVOID DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO HOT BUTTON ISSUES.

    NO POLYASS - LEFT OR RIGHT WING. NO REPOSTING PINKBIKE OR FAUX STRAVA STATS OR WHATEVER. NO DEBATING OR DISCUSSING ACCESS ISSUES OR HOW HARDCORE YOU ARE OR AREN'T BASED ON MOTORIZED ASSIST. USE THIS THREAD FOR YOUR RANTS AND FLAMEAGE

    POSTING OF NSFW CONTENT IS ENCOURAGED SO LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT TO EBIKING.

    WHY ARE YOU YELLING?

    Fucking eBikers screaming at everyone. No wonder nobody likes them.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Anyhoo, I'm a hudge eBiking adherent. I started with one of them Kickstarter campaigns for the FlyKly, which worked until it died and they wouldn't support it. Then I got a Sondors fat tire bike offa another Kickstarter campaign, which I sold to a friend. I got a FLX Attack off yet another Kickstarter campaign that I still use for fun fast fire road riding. Since then I have made 2 mid-drive builds, one on a commuter using a Luna Cycle kit and another beach cruiser with a generic Bafang BBS02 motor. AMA and I will try to post more info and pics as I have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    WHY ARE YOU YELLING?

    Fucking eBikers screaming at everyone. No wonder nobody likes them.
    Heh, I'm just riffing on the Gun Tech Talk thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    I'm not a dentist. I am the OP. Thinking of putting an e system on this for a 25 mile dirt road trip back to the future. Any suggestions? I'd search but the tech moves fast.

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    If I was you, I'd modify this bike with the Luna kit, or if you're economizing, a DIY Bafang kit. If you're comfortable doing bike wrenching, the conversion is pretty easy, and cost is ~$350-450 or so for the motor and another ~$300-$400 for a good lithium battery pack/charger from a reputable seller. Mostly on eBay or Alibaba. Not cheap, but much less expensive and actually better/more powerful than most prebuilt stuff you would buy in a shop.

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    Please stop. You're better than this.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Dude, it's not that big a deal. eBikes are hella fun, though I do recognize they have their place, and that place is not necessarily in the BC. They're a great solution for city riding and commuting, and if using them makes us use our cars a whole lot less, what's the problem with that? Anyway, if you have a problem, please take it to the other emo thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    super hot thing on a fat ebike rolled to the swimming hole today
    Pics?

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    Looked at the Luna site from Tri-U's link, then the electricbike.com forum. My first real foray into the e-bike word. Damn, I'm blown away. Want.

    These look sick:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    Heh, I'm just riffing on the Gun Tech Talk thread.
    My name is Leavenworth Skier, and I approve this message.

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    Something, something, ebike riders have small dicks. More stupid drivel.

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    Search JONG

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    super hot thing on a fat ebike rolled to the swimming hole today
    That's gotta be bad for the bike's electronics.
    Last edited by reckless toboggan; 07-21-2018 at 06:52 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    I was in pretty amazing MTB territory (Finale Ligure) with a knee injury.
    I didn't even know that E-bikes were a thing. Walked into a shop looking for a Xcountry bike and directions to easiest trails. LEft with an E-bike and had a blast.

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    Should put this in here . Only adds 9lbs. Doesn’t say but they have a cover in place of the motor/battery so it can be a regular bike with a huge storage where the motor/battery would be


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    eBike Tech Talk

    Wrong thread, probably, but what about electric dirt/trail bikes? Seen the local LE riding them on occasion.

    How do e bikes do in wet conditions?

    An old friend had his e-bike go down in a blaze of glory a little over a year ago. It was a retrofit system on a xtra cycle. Hed used it on his daily commute bike for over a year. Something to do with the battery system and the battery mount getting unintentionally displaced. He was riding it at the time.

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    Any One run a 2 Stroke Conversion on their Bike?



    ... its classified the same way as Ebikes in some jurisdictions,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    If I was you, I'd modify this bike with the Luna kit, or if you're economizing, a DIY Bafang kit. If you're comfortable doing bike wrenching, the conversion is pretty easy, and cost is ~$350-450 or so for the motor and another ~$300-$400 for a good lithium battery pack/charger from a reputable seller. Mostly on eBay or Alibaba. Not cheap, but much less expensive and actually better/more powerful than most prebuilt stuff you would buy in a shop.
    Ha! Just recalled that he very first time I tried wrenching was an attempt to make a tandem by joining two old bikes using a hack saw, a big hammer and a bunch of 1/4-20 hardware. I've progressed some. I'll put that idea on the short list.

    Suggest an ebike
    Goal - ride an ebike 25 - 30 miles up hill on one charge
    Surface - Rail to trail crushed stone
    Route - Steady altitude gain of 3000'
    The rider is your grand mother

    What ebike ?
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Great. Now we get electric motorcycles on single track.

    "Look I'm saving the environment, I ride an ebike".
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    Damn man. Have you no sense of rebellious adventure? It's a time similar to when you could fly a plane by just getting in and going. A time before drivers licenses were needed. Embrace it. Next year may be too late. Cannonball Run time. I'm not being political at all. I'm dealing with reality.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiing-in-jackson View Post
    Great. Now we get electric motorcycles on single track.

    "Look I'm saving the environment, I ride an ebike".
    KTM has been working on this for some time, they call it the Freestyle...

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...ing-to-us.html

    If the range was long enough I wouldn't hesitate to give this a try on the motor trails that I ride on my XC-W.

    Regarding conversions...
    I have a fat bike that is more or less useless in our heavy and wet snowpack without having pedal assist, the idea of adding a retrofit system has my curiosity piqued.

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    so are we supposed to troll both threads now, or?

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    You have tech type info to add this is the place.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Suggest an ebike / ebike system

    Goal - ride an ebike 25 - 30 miles up hill on one charge
    Surface - Rail to trail crushed stone
    Route - Steady altitude gain of 3000'

    The rider is your grand mother


    What ebike ?
    I'm looking to beg, borrow, make or steal a bike to do this one time. I am a complete noob. Help a mag out here.
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    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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