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Protecting bike attachments such as lights against theft

I was wondering what one could do to keep his bike attachments from being stolen. On Monday two lights were stolen off of my bike. I only had them for a day. It was the kind that has a rubber "strap" ...
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Should I buy a spare integrated battery with my new ebike even though I only plan to use it in years while keeping it at 60% charge over that time?

I just bought a Priority Current ebike that has a battery integrated in the frame. The main disadvantage of this is that there is not third-party version of this battery, a replacement can only be ...
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Does anyone make dummy batteries for eTap AXS derailleurs?

I just got a new Specialized Roubaix Expert with SRAM parts. I discovered that lengthy car rides drain the batteries because the derailleurs are triggered into activity by motion. Solution? Take the ...
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Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?

I have a working lightning system on my bike with wired front and rear lights, powered by a dynamo. The dynamo's plastic has broken and I have repaired it several times now, but now it is FUBAR. ...
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Fortified Bicycle appears to gone out of business -- where to get one of their replacement bike light batteries?

One of the two rechargeable batteries that go with my Fortified Bicycle's lights appears to have started to die permanently. (The other remains in good condition.) I have looked through eBay and found ...
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Charging eBike Battery with Solar

I need some advice / info on solar charging an eBike battery. We have two RadRovers from Rad Power Bikes. They are powered with a Panasonic Dolphin 48V, 11.6Ah Lithium-Ion battery https://www....
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Has anyone successfully changed the battery in a Knog Blinder Mini Dot?

I have a pair of Knog Blinder Mini Dots which were left with their non-user-replaceable LiPo batteries flat over winter and now won’t take a meaningful charge. I’m handy with a soldering iron but less ...
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Why doesn't my (battery-powered) light work in the cold?

I've got a cheap LED lamp running on three AAA NiMH batteries which stops working when exposed to near-freezing temperatures; is there a likely reason for this? The lamp has been dropped a number of ...
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Bosch battery stopped charging

It is a Bosch powerpack 500 and the other day it stopped charging. The charger seems to have some output since one of the LEDs on the battery lights up. It is only one LED though and I believe I ...
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E-Bikes - Is it bad for the bike to run out of battery?

Today, I ran my e-bike out of battery for the first time. Interestingly enough, the bike didn't actually turn off, but automatically moved the mode from "Eco" (light pedal assist) to "Off" (no pedal ...
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Is it possible to charge an ebike from a 12V solar powered battery?

I would like to use an electric bike while doing wild camping with my camper van. So I won't have a 220v source for days, possible weeks at a time. I am wondering if I could add a battery in my camper,...
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How often should I charge my (lithium) e-bike battery?

I had a retrofitted e-bike running a Leed e-bike kit for 4 years. After 800 charge cycles the battery was toast. However this system is quite basic with both the battery management & charger. I ...
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E-bike battery placement on the seat tube

when reading articles about location of battery placement on e-bikes, i don't seem to find seat tube being discussed anywhere. This is however exactly where Ecoride, a Swedish e-bike brand, places ...
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To what extent should I insulate an electric bike battery during winter?

For temperatures between 0 F (-18 C) and 32 F (0 C), to what extent, if at all, should I insulate electric bicycle batteries? I have read that they do not like temperature extremes. Should I wrap a ...
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Bicycle computers with nonvolatile memory

The one thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger on some bike computer is the lack of information about the odometer, the lifetime mileage on the bicycle. When you change the battery in your car, ...
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How to replace and service Polar T-61 Heart Rate Monitor?

I have a Polar watch with a Heart Rate Monitor T61 that I haven't used in years. I followed the manual to connect the watch to the monitor, but it failed. I suspect the battery is empty. I see no easy ...
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Why do my Urbanbiker Viena electric bike batteries keep failing?

Around late 2019, I bought an Urbanbiker Viena new off Amazon for my daily work commute (around 15km/day at that time, now it’s a bit lower at about 10km/day). After about 4000km, my (first) battery ...
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How to use Garmin's battery more effectively?

I've bought a second hand Garmin Edge 800 for a while ago. So far, I'm nothing but delighted about the device and the battery life. However, since I have to plug it in in order to upload my rides, it ...
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Find replacement battery for this e-bike

My ebike battery totally died today. I can't find the model number for the battery as it is not written anywhere. Here are the pictures:
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Should pedal assist ebike battery discharge constantly?

I have a Specialized Como 2.0 (pedal assist) which I absolutely LOVE. I want to get as much exercise as possible, so I always ride it as a regular 9 speed and only hit the power button on grades or ...
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Why are there no/very-few bicycle-specific lights with replaceable 18650 Li-Ion batteries?

Most (higher end) battery-powered bicycle lights have built-in Li-Ion battery or a battery pack nowadays. There seem to be no front lights using replaceable 18650 cells. Rear lights with replaceable ...
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What is this ... electrical bike's setup? Is there a particular brand or model name for this? how to replace its battery?

Just bought it from someone, interested to get it fixed. he said it just needs to replace battery, I doubt it (after numerous experience with asking the sellers "what is wrong with the bike" and ends ...
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Shimano STEPS E8000 battery won't charge [closed]

I have a STEPS E8000 bike and wanted to make some improvements, like possibility to charge from any kind of CC/CV charger (even using solar panels when grid is not available) and to charge it to 41v ...
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How can I troubleshoot battery issues on an electric bike?

I've got an electric bike with a GWA Easi-A36 battery (10.8Ah, 33.8V). The bike has a GWA electric motor. When I turn the motor on (on the handlebar "computer"), the battery indicator tells me the ...
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Will the Garmin Edge Touring store an in progress ride if power is lost?

A rider is on a long ride, using a Garmin Edge Touring GPS unit and takes a break. If they wish to save battery on the Garmin, can they power it off and continue the same ride later? I believe the ...
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Is the XTR Di2 battery compatible with Ultegra Di2?

I'm considering installing an Ultegra Di2 groupset on a small road bike. The space below the water bottle bosses is too little to install the regular road Di2 battery, but the XTR SM-BTC1 Di2 battery ...
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Is it normal that the pedalling assistance gets significantly less on an e-bike with low battery?

I recently bought my first e-bike (Coboc Montreal Seven), which is advertised to have a ‘natural riding feeling’ by measuring torque sensor signals and translating them to the ‘right’ amount of ...
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Can I secure a 12v battery to my bicycle to charge it? And then attach a 12v horn to it?

I'm from the Netherlands, so I mean a Dutch style bicycle, as in: Then I want to attach a 12 volt horn to it. I could just put it in the basket. It doesn't necessarily need to be charged while ...
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Charging a Garmin Oregon GPS

Does anyone know if you can charge a Garmin Oregon GPS from a bicycle hub dynamo with the optional rechargeable batteries? Thanks Karl.
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Is it safe to use 4A charger on a 2A Battery

My Ebike uses a 48v battery, but the charging amperage listed on the side is 2A, and the original charger likewise is 2A. Having lost that charger, the replacement I could get on short notice is a 4A ...
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eBike winter battery power

My Bosch eBike has dual batteries which I usually ride with one battery. I feel like as the weather drops to freezing the bike power has dropped off slightly and when I ride with the second battery ...
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Ancheer electric mountain bike cuts out under load

My year-old 250W Ancheer electric mountain bike currently has an issue. When going up hills, the motor is put under a lot of load and the battery turns off. It remains off until reset by toggling the ...
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Cons of using an infrequent use long range e-bike battery trailer using SLAs

So I've recently purchased an ebike and started thinking about how I could go long distances without charging. It occurred to me that whilst sealed lead acid batteries can't go through many cycles, ...
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Shimano Steps E6000 battery charge percentage falls abruptly

When the battery charge gets to about 20-25% it drops abruptly to 5-10%. The steeper the hill and higher the load drop percentage is higher. Examples: from 25% to 6% steep hill from 13% to 8% small ...
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Finding a battery for an old e-bike

I have an old Raleigh stow e way folding bike e-bike but sadly the battery has died. I’ve tried to replace it but can only find used ones on eBay which might not last long. Battery is labelled: Li-ion ...
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Blind rivet nuts for ebike battery on frame: aluminium or steel?

I'm planning my first installation of an ebike battery by drilling/riveting the frame (photo of the battery below), here are some details about the project: The battery weights about 5 kg. It's a ...
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E-Bike Battery not working

I have borrowed an e-bike from a friend few days ago. Yesterday battery was empty so I left it to charge last night. I left it overnight. Now when I put it in bike it does not work, not responding. I ...
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Is it safe to charge my ebike lifepo4 battery this way?

I have an 8S LiFePO4 battery pack for my ebike project which I tried to charge using my suspicious lithium battery charger. The charger applied a voltage slightly higher than the battery voltage at ...
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Can not put battery in Winora Youcatan Pro slot

The downwards facing battery slot of this E-bike was never great, and I always needed to fiddle the battery lock key both directions few times while pushing the battery in. This morning I was not able ...
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Is it safer to remove a battery from an ebike before charging it?

It is possible for me to remove the battery of my ebike and I am wondering if it is safer to do that before charging it. Could there be a potential damage to the electric motor while charging a ...
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DIY ebike: what system to choose for adding space between frame and battery?

So, the project is to install this 5kg battery: on this bike: This is no joke. I'm serious. Following up to this previous question, I'm going to use steel rivnuts (aluminium is really too light for ...
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Why did the manufacturer fit a usb port on my e-bike battery when it is not connected?

I have a Viking gravity e-bike with an internal frame battery pack which has a usb port included. Thing is, I found out that it wasn't working even though its a brand new bicycle. So I investigated ...
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E-bike battery charger making horrible noises, only works certain outlets?

I had posted on endless sphere but since then I have possibly made a little discovery. Tldr; I have a fresh 48v battery and charger around less than 3 months old. Very intermittently when trying to ...
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eBike: use 48v motor with 36v controller and battery

On one DIY eBike I currently have a 36v 250w rear hub kit. It's a "cassette" version, not "freewheel". Problem is, the internal freewheel mecanism of the wheel is very damaged (...
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What Scott 2022 e-bikes have range extenders?

I've looked online and I think it's just the 'Genius' that has the range extender option. Are there any other Scott e-bike models that have this?
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What type of ebike motor would work best for a 13” tire?

I want to drive a yard cart with a motor / battery. The cart has 13” wheels and weighs ~200 pounds loaded. I want to walk behind it, so I’ll need to be able to control the speed between 1-3 mph. ...
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E-bike battery doesn't work anymore, where do I get this specific one? [closed]

Can somebody tell me exactly what battery this is or where I can buy it? I appreciate any help a lot! If you need more information, please let me know. Edit: This is the e-bike the battery used to. ...
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1999 Giant Lafree Electrik, Only the diagnostic red light comes on. What is the problem?

When I turn the bike on, the five lights that indicate charge status flash red and then go out with only the red diagnostic light remaining lit. I ran the diagnostic checks and all items in the check ...
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Find replacement Electric bicycle battery lock / cylinder

I have a XEED E CITY electric bicycle and the company utilizes a simple wafer battery lock The lock itself comes from a company called TKM. I have lost my key and I would like to replace the whole ...
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Cygolite Expilion Battery Replacement

Did anyone take apart the replaceable battery of the Expilion headlight? I assume it contains a 18650 like battery, but some have a protection circuit built in and some not. Any knowledge about the ...
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