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  1. Grant with SONDORS TECH Support rectified the situation. SONDORS is sending me a new Bottom Bracket for my MXS and will reimburse the charges for a professional bike mechanic for the installation. Outstanding service, thank you SONDORS! Ordering a new SONDORS X today, for delivery to Anchorage, AK
  2. I contacted SONDORS TECH Support this morning, let’s see how they respond with a Bottom Bracket parts request for the MXS.
  3. Good morning HalK, Yes, that’s the first thing I checked, followed by removing the Cranks, then checked the Bottom Bracket, every things was tight. thanks, Al
  4. MXS Started Making noise during today’s Ride. Post 300 Miles my MXS Bottom Bracket started making a Creaking and Snapping Noise on the Power Stroke. Noise from right side started first, then a few minutes later the Left side became equally as loud. The noise does not occur when Spinning, but only under load, regardless of 1-5 Assist or Zero Assistant settings. Any ideas?
  5. After 311 mi/500 km of Workouts on my MXS, still a great ride! The SONDORS MXS is more agile than my SONDORS X, but the SONDORS X, with it's larger tires acting like huge flywheels and 14 additional pounds, is much easer to keep at speeds above 19 mph at zero assist. Of course it's Flat SW Florida. I moved the KINEKT seat suspension, Ritchey adjustable bike Stem, added the Selle SMP TRK saddle, and added the FOOKER MTB pedals etc. I use the wahoo ELEMNT and related monitors to track Cadence and Heart Rate in real time. The 750 watt motor has become a little less quiet, but still super smooth. The MXS color monitor provides all the power I need to run my iPhone 11 Pro Max, ELEMENT, etc. The ROCKBROS case is a must have. I call my ride the "NOSE", I ride this rout three times per week and take the weekends off to recover. I typically ride in assist # 1, until I reach 20 mph, then I move to assist # 0, until I have to down shift to hold my speed and cadence, usually about 18 mph. This helps keep me in Cardio after the first couple of miles warming up. As you can see there are several turns, turnarounds, and stops on this rout. I downshift at these points and then upshift to get back into the ride. The area of max seed is a sprint past the TSA building, you can see the small percentage of Peak in the Heart Rate. FYI, after a bone-on-bone diagnosis in 2017, my right knee has totally rebuilt all cartilage, using PEMF, Prolotherapy, and SONDORS eBikes, what a winning combination.
  6. My SONDORS MXS arrived yesterday 11.19.19, the first ride was excellent! The MSX shifts very smooth, the hub motor is super quiet, and the updates to the wheel mounting and frame are outstanding, great job by SONDORS! It's the Little things that show attention to detail on the MXS, like the SONDORS logo Chainstay protector, the clips on the Seatstay, retaining the brake and shifter cables, and the plug in the top of the Head Tube Screw. This is also my first bike with 4 pot Hydraulic Disk Brakes, what a difference. After the first ride, I changed out the Maxxis 27.5 x 3.0 Knobby tires for SCHWALBE 27.5 x 2.8 all-terrain tires, and finished setting up the Console. Removing the rear tire, gives you a first hand look at the quality of the bike, and the improvements in the Rear Dropout. The color display is one of the first things you notice when riding, what a difference. Long Sleeves etc., a little cooler ride this morning, 11.20.19! I give the SONDORS MXS an A+, all the way around!
  7. Following up with the Final Chainring Guide: Posted at "Maximum Size Chainring 2019 SONDORS X" Photos show a very robust Chainring Guide mounted to a Steel Hat Section using two - FHSH 1-5M 1-6M screws, for chain clearance, and to the Seat Tube Clamp with two 5M Screws.
  8. The 56T Chainring install was finished in June of 2019, but needed an upgrade. The larger chainring creates a dynamic that is only evident during a crash or when you hit a pot hole, both can jump the chain off the Chainring! I added a Guide to my SONDORS X during the first week of October 2019, that modification is now complete and working well. My post from 10.09.19, (Posted as “ The Belt Came Off the Boiler”) The second time, last week, was during a downshift to first gear, as I reached my turnaround point. This time it was caused by poor alignment between my 56T Chainring and first gear. I fine tuned the derailleur, adjusting the stops, and alignment. Understanding the first occurrence was caused by the chain jumping vertically off the Chainring and the second with poor alignment, I wanted to attempt to cure both with a single change. I found a Chain Guide that I thought I could make work, or modify slightly, to make if fit. Last week, the third week in October 2019, I crashed twice, thank God they were both at low speed, only missing some skin on the side of my knee. The Chainring Guide performed very well and the only adjustment to the bike was to straighten the derailleur guard. Photos show a very robust Chainring Guide mounted to a Steel Hat Section using two - FHSH 1-5M 1-6M screws, for chain clearance, and to the Seat Tube Clamp with two 5M Screws.
  9. The photos below are from the original post, the original assembly used a single M5 bolt between the Seat Post Clamp and the Chain Guide. The Chain on my SONDORS X has fallen off twice in 1,400 plus miles, hardly worth mentioning, but I decided to track down a fix. The first incident was about a month after receiving the bike and beginning to consistently riding a shared use bike path. I hit a rather large pot hole adjacent to the path, after an altercation with a motorist that violated my space in a crosswalk. As my rear tire fell into and bounded out of the hole, hard enough, that my chain jumped off the Chainring. I put the chain back on the Chainring and went on my way. The second time, last week, was during a downshift to first gear, as I reached my turnaround point. This time it was caused by poor alignment between my 56T Chainring and first gear. I fine tuned the Derailleur, adjusting the stops and alignment. Understanding the first occurrence was caused by the chain jumping vertically off the Chainring and the second with poor alignment, I wanted to attempt to cure both with a single change. I found a Chain Guide that I thought I could make work, or modify slightly, to make if fit.
  10. The Chain on my SONDORS X has fallen off twice in 1,400 plus miles, hardly worth mentioning, but I decided to track down a fix. The first incident was about a month after receiving the bike and beginning to consistently riding a shared use bike path. I hit a rather large pot hole adjacent to the path, after an altercation with a motorist that violated my space in a crosswalk. As my rear tire fell into and bounded out of the hole, hard enough, that my chain jumped off the Chainring. I put the chain back on the Chainring and went on my way. The second time, last week, was during a downshift to first gear, as I reached my turnaround point. This time it was caused by poor alignment between my 56T Chainring and first gear. I fine tuned the Derailleur, adjusting the stops and alignment. Understanding the first occurrence was caused by the chain jumping vertically off the Chainring and the second with poor alignment, I wanted to attempt to cure both with a single change. I found a Chain Guide that I thought I could make work, or modify slightly, to make if fit. Off the shelf worked with the addition of a longer screw and elimination of a bracket. Here is a link to the Guide: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075N1HP86/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I will post an update, as to the durability and reliability of my fix. What I didn't show, was the small window I cut in the Battery Case, for clearance of the Guide's Clamp Hinge.
  11. I worked on my Thumb Throttle last night. Standard thumb throttles located to the left of the brake lever assembly, make for a long reach. Thumb throttles located between the grip shifter and the brake lever assembly move the brake lever to far left, two finger grab? I came up with a down and dirty solution. The 3D printed Extension is affixed with dab silicone sealant inside the extension, then pressed into place and allowed to set. “FOR A MORE ERGONOMIC THUMB THROTTLE LOCATION” _________________________________________ I am adding these 3D Part Renderings, along with a Screen Shot of the SLA 3D print generator. These renderings also shows a "Thumb Depression", that was added to the part (shown on the top-left side of the part). I always start with a relatively clear 3D printed parts to check for fit/interference before the final part. It was important to see how the four small clips/ramps interfaced with the underside of the Thumb Throttle. If you have access to 2017 SolidWorks and a 3D printer, send me your email address, and I will send you the part and SLA file. You may need to modify the part to fit the Thumb Throttle on your SONDORS bike.
  12. LEE COUNTY BICYCLE FACILITY Map https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/media/16997/bike_facility_map.pdf Yes, Southwest Florida is flat, in fact this may be the highest point in the county, unless you are counting freeway overpasses. We enjoy year around riding, as Lee County has done a great job on Trails for us! I have not made it to Fort Myers Beach, but that is on the Bucket List! More rehab needed!
  13. This Wooden Bridge is on the Bike/Foot path along Daniels Parkway, the path takes you along the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Very quiet even though you are traveling adjacent to Daniels Parkway and then Six Mile Cypress. This has been my rehab rout for the past six months. Today's ride was a 16 mile round trip.
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