By Reddy Kilowatt
"I noticed you have a larger front chainring on your Black Lightning. I just bought a Sondors Fold X 7 speed. The gear-set reaches spin out at about 23mph. I would like to be able to pedal with some resistance all the time. I think the best way to up the gear ratio is to replace the front chainring. Do you have a source for a 58T ring that would fit my Fold X? Currently, the chainring seems to be a 44T. I can't seem to find any specific info on the Pro-Wheel Crankset or Bottom Bracket.
Here is what I used :
56T Crankset: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NZI8ZS8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A Quality Chain, takes 2 or I already had the extra 5 links and quick links : p:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013BV540/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Bottom Bracket for Fat, I found no reason to replace mine, It won't fit the Thin nor the Fold I'd suspect: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-quality-sealed-bearing-steel-fat-bike-snow-bike-100-177mm-bicycle-bottom-bracket/32696213446.html
I just waxed my chain Saturday. An easy but somewhat lengthy process because of wait time for Paraffin Wax to melt and solvent to dry and evaporate. I had been using a White Lightening formulation but that seemed counter intuitive on my Electric Black Lightening )) and my chain always looked dirty. But these test results, had me return to a practice popular from the 80s. Paraffin can be found at most Craft or Grocery stores and I bought a small crock pot at Goodwill for $3.99. I leave this at Bike Shop Ben's for others to use, where I stop about 3 times a week on my 32 mile errand route for lunch. Wax's longevity is short so I'll rewax weekly, and consider supplementing with White Lightening, while I use up the inventory I have on a daily basis at the end of rides.
My Sondors Thin recently started making a horrible grinding sound while I'm pedaling. My guess was that the chain was rubbing against the chain guard but a local bike shop guy convinced me that the chain needed to be replaced. After paying him to do that the noise persisted. Now he's guessing that the bottom bracket needs replacement. I don't see that part on the Sondors site.
Ideas or suggestions welcomed! If none, please direct me to that part or to a Sondor's users recommended bike shop near me (90034). Thanks!
Replace bottom bracket
Hubby and I have been enjoying our bikes for 3 years now... right up until he busted the bottom bracket on his 2 weeks ago. Snapped it clean in two! Bike shop is having zero luck sourcing a replacement. Any suggestions for a replacement part? So far Sondors has been a bust.