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  • paxtana
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    No idea, sorry. As far as I know nobody has done that sort of modification

  • peregrine
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    Hey, Looking into purchasing one of these bikes. What is the recommendation for cold weather riding and storage? I intend to ride 10ish miles a day throughout winter and I have an un-heated garage. Will I be needing to bring my bike in to charge?

    Our temperatures average lows of 16F sometimes dropping much lower. I assume this might not be a good fit since its a built in battery, unless I want to bring my bike in every night.

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  • timmyd
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    Hi -- I'm interested in upgrading the Carbon Gates Belt Drive group set on the stealth -- it ships with 22T rear and 55T front, and I think the belt is 120T? I'd like to get more power from each rotation / go faster, but am curious what rear cog/front cog would work to these ends. The LBS says if I replace either the front or the rear, I need a longer belt. Ideally, I'd like to keep the 120T belt and simply upgrade either the rear or the front cog...from my understanding, either making the rear smaller (presumably less teeth?) or the front larger (more teeth) would be way to go. I basically want the 3 gears to mean more (right now, I tend to just stick in the third gear because pedaling in 1 or 2 doesn't feel like it gives me enough power). Thanks for your help.

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  • paxtana
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    You need to remove the motor and the entire thing slides out from there

  • MinnRider
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    Thanks, the info on care and feeding of the batteries for maximum life is helpful. Still interested in the implied part of the question, though, once they do wear out, how difficult is it to replace them? With an external pack, it's pretty obvious and easy. Since these are in the downtube, how will I pull/replace them? I'd guess by pulling the motor and sliding them out individually, but perhaps there is an access opening on the downtube? Thanks.

  • bikedog
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    Thank you. I spoke with Joel yesterday, a veritable font of wisdom he is. The impact wrench did not work for me, however, during our conversation he came up with put the rear wheel and belt back on and use the disc brake to immobilize the chain ring. Worked peachy keen swell. Joel opined that might be the factory method.

  • Jasdidit
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    The picture shows how I did it. The threads are reverse, so I just used a 1/2" cordless impact driver in reverse to bbbbrrrraaaack, spin it right off. I tried using a ratchet, but that was just futile. It might be possible to use a rod through a hole in the chain ring to keep it from moving while the nut is loosened, but I had the 1/2" driver and decided to use that to prevent damaging the sprocket.

  • paxtana
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    bikedog good question. I don't have the answer but you could ask Joel, he's the agent that took those nice pics for us. He answers phones so if you give us a call and leave a message for Joel he should call you back within a business day.

    800-881-4471

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  • bikedog
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    Regarding motor removal, I get to 4th and the chainring and all just spin with the BB and tool, clockwise. How do I turn just the splined nut? Not the first time I’m confused.

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  • paxtana
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    MinnRider While I hate to have to say 'it depends', that would be the most accurate answer. The number of cycles you get is highly dependent upon how the battery is treated.

    See this page for a detailed rundown: https://www.electricbike.com/how-to-...-battery-last/

    See this page for supporting information https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...ter-repository

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  • MinnRider
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    Curious about replacing the batteries when they wear out, my commute is about 20 miles each way, so would charge/ discharge the bike about 300 times a year. This would be less than three years with a typical battery life? Then what’s entailed it remove/replace the cells? Would I have to pull the motor to gain access to the cells?
    thanks

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  • Retrorockit
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    The 5 speed is new and was offered in Japan first, and is just now showing up on OEM bikes in Europe. It seems to be intended for the 350W 20mph world E bike market. The 1:1 first gear means it can work on small wheel folding bikes. Whether it will be offered for the 750W US market remains to be seen. It supports Di2 electronic shifting also. So maybe an automatic transmission ( they did this with a 4 speed IGH years ago).

  • purplegorilla23
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    Can anyone confirm the sizes of the threaded holes on the seat stays above the axle? Mine appear to be different left - right. Unfortunately Luna support wasn't much help.

    EDIT - M6x1.00 - cleaned the holes out really well, then a little oil on the screws and it worked out just fine. Probably just paint/assembly crud in there.
    Last edited by purplegorilla23; 08-06-2019, 04:05 PM. Reason: Solved - M6x1.00

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  • otlc
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    I'm curious about Shimano's new e-bike IGHs. The SG-C7000-5 is a 5 speed with a 263% range and first gear 1:1 (aiming at a 20 mph max, IIUC) and the SG-7001-8 is an 8 speed 307% with 1:1 5th gear.
    They're part of Shimano's Steps system; would it be a useful upgrade for the Stealth? I deal with hills and could be persuaded to beta test one... :-)

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  • Sebz
    started a topic Luna Fixed Bike DISCUSSION THREAD

    Luna Fixed Bike DISCUSSION THREAD


    THERE IS A NEW MANUAL FOR THE LUNA FIXED

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    But this is now an open discussion post, we wont delete it as there is good advice and info in there!
    Last edited by Sebz; 06-03-2022, 02:39 PM.
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