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    #76
    Neverlost99 This goes over the basic idea but let me know if you have any specific questions


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      #77
      So what size bike locks should I get? I just got it and need to ride to REI to get the bike locks, what do you guys use?

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        #78
        U locks are probably the most common solution, that and multiple barriers like an additional lock somewhere.

        If I were going to get a new bike lock I would get the one recommended by lockpickinglawyer

        Last edited by paxtana; 06-30-2022, 11:47 AM.

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          #79
          Pax do you think replacement tires will be available thru Luna?

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          • paxtana
            paxtana commented
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            Possibly but if so it would probably be a while on tires. Did yours get damaged or something

          #80
          No lol good. Just wondering as I am racking up the miles and just wondered how do you know when to replace tires with so little tread? I always just replace,e t by tread depth and we don’t have this. I like these but do t see anything comparable on the internet.

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          • paxtana
            paxtana commented
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            Good question. Maybe it is like with car tires where you will start to expose the other structural parts of the tire after the tread wears away, like the textiles embedded within it. This is just a guess though. I would think at a minimum it would start to discolor or provide some other visual indication to show it is getting worn out.

          #81
          Paxtana, it's your fault, and I'm gonna blame you for me ordering an Eclipse! After many hrs thinkin bout and searching for a "perfect for me" ebike, I came across the Luna Eclipse. It had a lot of the features I THINK I want, and HAD to have - me a newbie. Then I found the Luna forum and this thread, which completely ended the "measure twice... decisions-decisions... that's a lotta $" conundrum.
          Me click SEND, and now, 1 week into sorta patiently waiting - (almost worse than deciding) - I'm looking forward to receiving MY Eclipse. THANKS

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          • paxtana
            paxtana commented
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            Lol, glad I could help.

          #82
          PS: My Discover card thinks you're pretty cool too! cha-ching

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            #83
            Just crossed 400 miles

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              #84
              Working it! Looks like yer well on your way, and I can't wait to join in on, WEARING OUT one of these bikes. Luna just put mine in the truck headed east. Is there anything so far that you love or hate about the bike?

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                #85
                Good range. At 400 miles the bike is working better than new. Seems almost silent.

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                  #86
                  Is it possible to get replacement brakes on this bike? I have a loose lever and the rear rotor is bent.

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                  • paxtana
                    paxtana commented
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                    You could replace the whole thing with a nice hydro like shimano slx. A front or rear slx brake lever plus hydraulic line and rear caliper is often around $100 and it is ready to go, just bolt it on in place of the original brake, takes like five minutes. Even has new pads already installed.

                    You could also go with a cheaper hydro set like say deore for similar results, if you wanted to.

                    As far as rotors any standard 6 hole rotor will work. One of the higher quality models is icetek, that is what i would use if going with the front, a larger rotor like a 203 is always good too as that significantly ups your braking power. Both brand and size is much less important for rear since that is mostly just the low traction brake, any typical generic 160mm would be fine there.

                  #87
                  I just threw some Vee Moto BDGR tires on (from Super73) for a bit more traction on trails and beaches. Still great on the road with low road noise, but has some tread when I need it.

                  I think once I install some fenders and a thumb throttle, I should be pretty much done.

                  Has anyone here installed any fender kits yet?

                  I've got a handful of links bookmarked, but just curious if anyone has already had any success with a particular set.

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                  • Neverlost99
                    Neverlost99 commented
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                    Great but the stock,throttle,is great as it is.

                  • obscureyetrevealing
                    obscureyetrevealing commented
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                    It is pretty good, but it's too easy to accidentally twist it or bump it on. I do a form of casual bikejoring with my dog, so I don't want it to accidentally trigger. Plus, I barely use it.

                    I have a thumb throttle on my other bike and it always worked great.
                    Last edited by obscureyetrevealing; 2 weeks ago.

                  #88
                  Very Nice! Those tires look like they belong on the bike! Did the extra 1/4" tire width cause any clearance issues? I want em!

                  I'll be following you on the the thumb throttle and fenders search so keep posting. I vote NO on big gunky fenders and anything that rattles or shakes

                  Fedex says my new Eclipse still 6 days away so maybe that splains why I been drooling over the shot of your bike for the last half hour. Bicycle porn?

                  Nah, you just got a good lookin bike!

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                  • obscureyetrevealing
                    obscureyetrevealing commented
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                    Nope no issues with the tire size. These huge rims seem to allow for a decent amount of variance in tire sizes (some people can fit thick scooter/moto tires).

                  #89
                  THINNstem is THE solution for the Eclipse bars.

                  Still waiting for eclipse delivery, but learning much from everybody here, and ordering lots of parts to make my ride better.
                  Bob from FlatBike hooked me up with the "flatten your bike" kit. Fn A!!! pricey, but damn it's hi quality and the Wellgo quick release pedals and stow bag- so sweet!

                  Anyway, I'm looking at the thinnstem, and decided to remove the keeper cap on the bottom of the stem. It's there to prevent the yoke from lifting up all the way out of the tube when the clamp is released. Normally the plastic RETAINER cap allows just enough lift to clear the centering notch/lock to allow rotation of the handlebar.

                  Lifting the yoke and handlebars up ALL the way out of the tube is exactly what I want! I aint turnin my 90 degrees.

                  I expect some of you who already have the thinnstem and an eclipse will try this before I get to, but it's what I'm gonna do as soon as I can. I 'll make a padded sack that fits the bars/cables and tuck em in when folding the bike. My plan is to take the eclipse for airplane rides south and west when winter gets too long here.

                  Structural considerations? what do you think?

                  The retainer cap I'm removing is plastic, the 5mm nut it attaches to inside the tube is held in the tube with a spyder friction type anchor. The shear strength of either of these is WAY less than the 2"clamp that holds the yoke in the stem in it's centering notch.

                  SO, I deem it's use cosmetic only, there to cover a hole and only keep you from lifting bars too high while rotating.
                  After all who would ever want to lift their handlebars up and away from their bike in 3 seconds?

                  Folding Eclipse owners! just like I'm gonna be soon.

                  Got some good pics, but i'm having trouble posting them. This is a "from memory" copy of a post I lost last night trying to upload pics to it. almost cried! help please!

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                    #90
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                    • spoonf20c
                      spoonf20c commented
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                      very nice, i've been using the thin stem for a couple months now and i love it. i really wanted to get the removable pedals too but was trying to hold off on them restocking the mtb versions. please post up more pics when everthing is installed.

                    • lectrik al
                      lectrik al commented
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                      great, but how did you attach it? finally got my eclipse and when I went to put the thinstem on, the exposed (steering tube?) was not long enough to attach the thinstem, which is about 1/2" taller than the stock neco unit. I hope there is a tube extender of 1/2" available as I wouldn't feel right about leaving 1/3 of the clamping action missing.
                      So, was yours similar, or are you just running it as is and it seems ok. I will search for an extension right after this, and post

                    • spoonf20c
                      spoonf20c commented
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                      yeah i just stuck it on there with the stem being too short. i cranked the allen screws on there as tight as they could go. i only ride my eclipse off-road/downhill and have had zero issues with it loosing up or popping off. the only real issue you will have is installing the bmx bars on the stem. they are too skinny even with the included shim. i’m using mtb bars on mine.
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