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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 15 2019 9:00am
by Theodore Voltaire
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Sep 14 2019 11:40pm


the dual piston mt8's may not be enough power for a heavy bomber, however I have no experience with them.
If you're in the market for brakes i'd recommend going all out and making the big purchase of hope tech 3 v4's. There's a reason so many people run them, They have incredibly sturdy brake feel, will outlast any plastic brakes in a crash, they have all the stopping power you ever need, and excellent lever feel. Plus having them in a colour to match your bike is nice.
The brakes are also very modular, meaning if you break a lever you can just buy a new lever. If you go for the hope's you won't regret it. - I love mine.
Also if you get them, switch the sintered pads in straight away (they come with the brakes and are the gold coloured back plate pads). You can also get finned pads for them from uberbike

Edit*
I will concede though that the carbon mt8's are some of the coolest looking brakes, it looks like something off a lambo...
Thanks, I appreciate your recommendation. I've done a little research on Hope brakes, and they are pretty impressive. I have no doubt they're great brakes. I like the different colors they come in too. I'm going to consider them. Another brake high on my list are Shimano XT.

Honestly after sampling Magura mt2, and mt5 brakes I'm not that impressed with Magura, but one advantage they have in this case is all I would need to do to install the rear brake is to unscrew the caliper, and screw the new one onto the same brake hose.

Rix has me figured out though, it's not all about raw braking power. How they look with streamers takes preeminence over most other considerations.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 16 2019 10:15am
by Theodore Voltaire
My rear brake was making noise. I guess that's normal when all the pad is gone, and it's just the back plate scraping on the disk. :(

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 17 2019 11:24am
by 1abv
Check out what material the pads are made of as well. There is quite a difference between the organic and sintered. If your doing big downhill the sintered are better but if your doing wet maybe organic is better. Mine are sintered and I notice the difference in stopping power for sure.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 18 2019 8:50am
by Theodore Voltaire
I may have just solved all my braking troubles with new pads. I think the cheap ass pads I've been buying for a few years were the problem. These are the new ones.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-High-Q ... 1438.l2649

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 18 2019 9:05am
by Theodore Voltaire
Since I probably won't need new brakes anymore, this is going to be my next victim. Up for pedaling, down for speed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Fox-Shox- ... 1438.l2649

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 18 2019 10:29am
by Rix
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 18 2019 9:05am
Since I probably won't need new brakes anymore, this is going to be my next victim. Up for pedaling, down for speed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Fox-Shox- ... 1438.l2649
I love dropper seat posts, you will wonder how you got along with out it. Get the shortest one though. Can't chop the bottom of them to shorten.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 18 2019 11:26pm
by KarlJ
what size is the stock post? Mine has a carbon one and its stuck hence i'll have to cut / chisel it out and replace.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 19 2019 9:33am
by Rix
KarlJ wrote:
Sep 18 2019 11:26pm
what size is the stock post? Mine has a carbon one and its stuck hence i'll have to cut / chisel it out and replace.
31.8mm is the diameter. It maybe 31.6mm, now I cant remember what I mic'd it at.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 19 2019 9:42am
by Theodore Voltaire
Rix wrote:
Sep 18 2019 10:29am
I love dropper seat posts, you will wonder how you got along with out it. Get the shortest one though. Can't chop the bottom of them to shorten.
I'm with you about a short post. Fox offers the shortest one I've seen, which is 4". Even on the rare occasions when I lift my seat to pedal, I only raise it 3 or 4".

I'm preparing a list of excuses, I mean important reasons, to justify why I need a to spend over $300 on a seat post, for the supreme ruler, buffy.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 19 2019 9:44am
by Theodore Voltaire
Rix wrote:
Sep 19 2019 9:33am
KarlJ wrote:
Sep 18 2019 11:26pm
what size is the stock post? Mine has a carbon one and its stuck hence i'll have to cut / chisel it out and replace.
31.8mm is the diameter. It maybe 31.6mm, now I cant remember what I mic'd it at.
Mine measures 31.6mm which I think is about the biggest diameter.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 1:39pm
by Rix
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 19 2019 9:42am
Rix wrote:
Sep 18 2019 10:29am
I love dropper seat posts, you will wonder how you got along with out it. Get the shortest one though. Can't chop the bottom of them to shorten.
I'm with you about a short post. Fox offers the shortest one I've seen, which is 4". Even on the rare occasions when I lift my seat to pedal, I only raise it 3 or 4".

I'm preparing a list of excuses, I mean important reasons, to justify why I need a to spend over $300 on a seat post, for the supreme ruler, buffy.
This is the shortest dropper out there for our bikes size at 80mm or just over 3". https://www.jensonusa.com/KS-LEV-Droppe ... gLki_D_BwE

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 5:03pm
by Theodore Voltaire
Thanks Rix, that looks like a real good one, but too late for this project. I already ordered a Fox 4" external one on eBay, plus a $50 Fox remote lever. Apprently for $300 you don't get no stinkin lever, or a cable, that's extra.

It gets good reviews though, and I have a lot of room under the seat tube because my shock doesn't have a remote reservoir. I'll be able to push the post all the way down. As a matter of fact I need the post to be sticking out below the frame tube, because my taillight is hardwired, and right now it's mounted under the seat. I'll need to relocate it somewhere else, and I'm planning to use the lower part of the seat post that'll be sticking out down there.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 5:13pm
by Theodore Voltaire
And one other thing is, Fox wants it to work equally good to, looking too sexy for your shirt. Of course we all know I'm not into looks that much, but some people are. :wink:

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 9:50pm
by KarlJ
whats wrong with a quick release clamp $12 and 300mm seat post for all of $15?

Slimed up my tubes today -YAY #cheapinsurance vs Crazybob thin shit bring on punctures tyres.

Real pity you cant get a continental travelcontact in 24" wheel.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 10:58pm
by Rix
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 20 2019 5:03pm
Thanks Rix, that looks like a real good one, but too late for this project. I already ordered a Fox 4" external one on eBay, plus a $50 Fox remote lever. Apprently for $300 you don't get no stinkin lever, or a cable, that's extra.

It gets good reviews though, and I have a lot of room under the seat tube because my shock doesn't have a remote reservoir. I'll be able to push the post all the way down. As a matter of fact I need the post to be sticking out below the frame tube, because my taillight is hardwired, and right now it's mounted under the seat. I'll need to relocate it somewhere else, and I'm planning to use the lower part of the seat post that'll be sticking out down there.
I got one and really like it. It comes complete.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 11:05pm
by RhombusB52
So went to take the bomber for a ride the other day and there was no power when I turned the key. CA display was blank. Battery is half charged.

I decided to try and charge it but when I connect it to the charger the fan runs for about 3 seconds then turns off. The red power light is on and the green charged light is also on. I know it’s not fully charged.

I opened up the side panel and noticed that the red thin wire that loops in and out of the CA was cut. Don’t know if it was like that previously though.

Sorry for the blurry pics.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 11:11pm
by Rix
So that red wire that was cut has nothing to do with the charging. The cut red wire just unrestricted the power. Most likely your XLR plug on the bike is melted. Some where between page 130 and 250 in this thread, I posted a pic of what mine looked like. I had to change to Anderson units to get my charger to work.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 11:23pm
by Rix
Rix wrote:
May 05 2013 11:49pm
Tech question for everyone. Back from a ride, burned 1391 watts. Went to charge the battery, and the charger would shut off after a couple of seconds. Popped off the cover on the frame, and while I was checking the battery charge wires to make sure it was plugged in, the charger started charger. So I was wiggling the charging wires around and discoverd I had a short coming out of the frame mounted 3 prong plug, looks like the mircophone plugs on my dads Peavey Amplifiers. So as I am wiggling wires connected to the frame mounted plug, the charger kept going on and off. So I unscrewed the 2mm allen bolts, pulled the plug out of the frame, cut the heat shrink, and holy shit, the plastic connectors was melted. I think its a simple fix. I want to wire the connectors to the battery directly to the charger. Problem is, the charger wires are not colored red and black wires, it has blue and tanish almost yellowish wires. The tanish yellowish wire plug into the the #1 prong post, and the blue plugs into the #2 prong post. #3 doesn't have nothing. Does anybody know which wire between the blue and tanish/yellowish wire is positive. I have alot of my tools and stuff in a rent a storage and don't have access to my test light. What my intentions are is to just wire the plug connecor directly to the charger and charge that way. Got a friend coming in from Austalia and got to get this up and going by Wednesday morning for a ride in Yosemite. Any and all advise is appreciated.

Rick
RhombusB52, above is my original post. See pics here. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23996&start=3650

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 11:31pm
by RhombusB52
Rix wrote:So that red wire that was cut has nothing to do with the charging. The cut red wire just unrestricted the power. Most likely your XLR plug on the bike is melted. Some where between page 150 and 250 in this thread, I posted a pic of what mine looked like. I had to change to Anderson units to get my charger to work.
Thanks for your quick reply Rix.

I’ll have a look into it.


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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 20 2019 11:51pm
by RhombusB52
Rix wrote:
Rix wrote:
May 05 2013 11:49pm
Tech question for everyone. Back from a ride, burned 1391 watts. Went to charge the battery, and the charger would shut off after a couple of seconds. Popped off the cover on the frame, and while I was checking the battery charge wires to make sure it was plugged in, the charger started charger. So I was wiggling the charging wires around and discoverd I had a short coming out of the frame mounted 3 prong plug, looks like the mircophone plugs on my dads Peavey Amplifiers. So as I am wiggling wires connected to the frame mounted plug, the charger kept going on and off. So I unscrewed the 2mm allen bolts, pulled the plug out of the frame, cut the heat shrink, and holy shit, the plastic connectors was melted. I think its a simple fix. I want to wire the connectors to the battery directly to the charger. Problem is, the charger wires are not colored red and black wires, it has blue and tanish almost yellowish wires. The tanish yellowish wire plug into the the #1 prong post, and the blue plugs into the #2 prong post. #3 doesn't have nothing. Does anybody know which wire between the blue and tanish/yellowish wire is positive. I have alot of my tools and stuff in a rent a storage and don't have access to my test light. What my intentions are is to just wire the plug connecor directly to the charger and charge that way. Got a friend coming in from Austalia and got to get this up and going by Wednesday morning for a ride in Yosemite. Any and all advise is appreciated.

Rick
RhombusB52, above is my original post. See pics here. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23996&start=3650
Thanks for all the info Rix.

I’ll open the cover and check it out.


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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 24 2019 6:57pm
by KarlJ
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 18 2019 8:50am
I may have just solved all my braking troubles with new pads. I think the cheap ass pads I've been buying for a few years were the problem. These are the new ones.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-High-Q ... 1438.l2649
Thanking you!

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 24 2019 11:11pm
by Theodore Voltaire
Lalalalala, I love my bike, I love my bike, I like my bike, I love my bike, I love my bike,

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 25 2019 1:17am
by KarlJ
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 24 2019 11:11pm
Lalalalala, I love my bike, I love my bike, I like my bike, I love my bike, I love my bike,
Where can i get those mudguards?

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 25 2019 8:29am
by Theodore Voltaire
KarlJ wrote:
Sep 25 2019 1:17am
Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Sep 24 2019 11:11pm
Lalalalala, I love my bike, I love my bike, I like my bike, I love my bike, I love my bike,
Where can i get those mudguards?
They're sort of a custom install. They're offered by Electra Bicycles, which has been bought out by Trek, but it looks like they're still going to be available. You'll have to fabricate custom mounts.

The front came from this set.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equi ... Code=black

I cut the rear down from this set. You can use the rear fender that comes with the first set if you'd rather, but it's even shorter than mine.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equi ... Code=black

The mounts are pretty easy to fabricate. If you get that far and need help I'll give you more details about how to make them.

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Posted: Sep 25 2019 3:08pm
by Theodore Voltaire
Here's an exclusive, just for us, first look from inside the secretive biknut skunk works of my new Fox Dropper external 4" seat post. Not fully installed yet, lacking the cable, and lever. This is all the way down. Not quite as low as I would like, but haven't tried it yet. I don't think you could use this post with a stock shock with remote reservoir, without the post sitting very high in the frame. The one in Rix link would definitely fit better, and best as I can tell, I'm not going to be able to use the full 4" lift with the seat sitting this high when it's all the way down.

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