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by kevo
Apr 20, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat Man Commuter - 270lbs on 700c
Replies: 101
Views: 6980

Re: Fat Man Commuter - 270lbs on 700c

Dsullivan,
Love how you are maximizing your watt-hr consumption. Great job ebike evangelizing! Also sounds like very soon you will have to change your online titles to wazafatmancommuter... :P Nevertheless good to see the ebike gospel spread,
by kevo
Apr 16, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: RC reduction Simplified
Replies: 93
Views: 9593

Re: RC reduction Simplified

Awesome job and great stuff Thud! Your offerings are coming together nicely and are very tempting :D
by kevo
Apr 16, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roller Clutch + Silicone Lube = Fail?
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Roller Clutch + Silicone Lube = Fail?

Hillhater wrote:How do you manage to regen through a one way clutch ??? Flip it. Allow freewheel when desired, regen when desired. Same small roller clutch pointed out by Grinhill in his build thread http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9172 . Was great at low speeds, just wasn't rated ...
by kevo
Apr 16, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Now this is an aero/sleek bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Re: Now this is a recumbant bike!

Sam Whittingham 2008 World's Fastest Bicycle 82.33 mph! Well not that fast of course! But not too shabby on long distance records. He got his recumbent used from one of the four relay guys who set the 2004 RAM relay record across crossing the US in under 5 days 8 hours :!: That was w/o motor. The m...
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: KMX Cobra
Replies: 227
Views: 25313

Re: KMX Cobra

It looks and sounds like major fun, glad you worked through all the issues. I'm green with envy! :mrgreen:
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: My Schwinn Protocol 1.0 DS E-Bike
Replies: 13
Views: 3820

Re: My Schwinn Protocol 1.0 DS E-Bike

I like how your rear disc brake matches the hub size lending to excellent stealth.
Nice build Russell :D
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Now this is an aero/sleek bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Re: Now this is a recumbant bike!

Wow, nice links Thud! Hadn't heard of or seen Zockra recumbents before. Kind of racing meets artforms - something the French would appreciate. My brother has the carbon Lightning R84 recumbent, but not as artsy as this. I'm not a fan of the tiller steering, and the Lightning is more upright or day t...
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Now this is an aero/sleek bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Re: Now this is a recumbant bike!

Whiplash wrote:"Ok I didn't know the name of the style [prone]"
Ya, to paraphase StudEbiker: Prone to face plants. I do like Thud's recumbent photo.
Any links on that awesome recumbent?
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electrified BikeE for Comfort and Range
Replies: 246
Views: 26595

Re: EbikeE and BMC for Efficiency

I read that a good rider on a recumbent beat four probably better riders in a peleton. So perhaps a recumbent is comparable to the efficiency of a peleton. How about recumbent record for LA to NY in 5 days ? 8) Put a fairing on that and break that record :mrgreen: Linky: http://www.lightningbikes.c...
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: eZee 36v 14ah battery dies at 11AH and my questions :)
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: eZee 36v 14ah battery dies at 11AH and my questions :)

Since the last full charge came in around 41.9 I am very happy now. You have the right attitude (Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe: "Don't Panic") :o These details come up. You've researched, tried, glitches, resolved - well done! :D My goal is to only run this battery to about a 50% DOD maximum I ...
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: R³ Hybrid Technology Solutions conversion process explained
Replies: 55
Views: 4583

Re: R³ Hybrid Technology Solutions conversion process explai

OT. Been casually following this thread (and its two or three offshoots) and am amused/encouraged how it has come around from wacky to mildly interesting. Persanity (*I constantly edit my posts* / as you should lol), all I can say is I hope your vehicles steer better than your pitch. Persanity wrote...
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Zippy 20C LiPo after 10 months
Replies: 42
Views: 3291

Re: Zippy 20C LiPo after 10 months

cwah wrote: the new zippy compact
Thanks for mentioning cwah, I haven't been checking HobbyKing batteries for a while and missed these :idea:
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Charging/balancing lipo without reconfiguring wires? Is ther
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Charging/balancing lipo without reconfiguring wires? Is

Batfink,
You've probably already seen it, but IceCube can help you out. Check his harness services here:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 78#p536178 :wink:
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electrified BikeE for Comfort and Range
Replies: 246
Views: 26595

Re: ebikeE on a Sunny afternoon

Alan, nice photo of the EbikeE and great weather for the crystal blue sky and Reservoir :D
by kevo
Apr 15, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Now this is an aero/sleek bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Re: Now this is a recumbant bike!

More efficient for eating dust and breathing exhaust fumes :?
by kevo
Apr 14, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Lester's Spam Repository
Replies: 317
Views: 17274

Re: Ebikes making a comeback in 2012 ?

Simply changing ebike to electric bike changes the cities around, but yes the west coast leads the US.
by kevo
Apr 14, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passed at 120mph while cycling
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Passed at 120mph while cycling

They call em sideshows, speeding in urban areas!
by kevo
Apr 14, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics
Replies: 307
Views: 102376

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

That is over the top cool 8) and major artwork ! Drill has two speeds as well! That's the Bosch 36V drill with 2Ahr LiMn fatpacks. Those fatpacks are recognized by many on ES as reliable batteries. Wonder what gearing ? The user built trike and the phenomenal woodwork on that bike is a museum stando...
by kevo
Apr 13, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ebike REGEN, whats the record ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2251

Re: ebike REGEN, whats the record ?

John in CR wrote : I didn't realize anyone was running an RC motor with regen. Sure there are many doing regen w/ RC motors. Although many RC folks at ES go for the very fast speeds. It gets weirder (as always). By choosing the gearing, the KV of the motor and the battery voltage regen can occur wh...
by kevo
Apr 13, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ebike REGEN, whats the record ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2251

Re: ebike REGEN, whats the record ?

John you're absolutely right, all regen is of interest! Both kinetic and gravitational E recapture. 40mph speeds give energy to be recaptured by braking as Justin's kinetic graph showed http://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=19883 Justin's Regen thread (2008 no less!) http://endless-s...
by kevo
Apr 12, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Gloves are for wussies
Replies: 23
Views: 4235

Re: Gloves are for wussies

+1 for gloves, kinda like helmets - self preservation is desirable.
by kevo
Apr 12, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: HT3525+Lyen124115+30S want more power... safely
Replies: 60
Views: 4569

Re: HT3525+Lyen124115+30S want more power... safely

I should be able to submerge the complete controller into a slightly larger case filled with ATF oil.
Interesting article on Tomshardware. Can't wait to see the outcome for your controller.
Sidenote: how about lacing up a 16-20" (or equiv metric) wheel?

Cheers,
Kevo
by kevo
Apr 12, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat Man Commuter - 270lbs on 700c
Replies: 101
Views: 6980

Re: Fat Man Commuter - 270lbs on 700c

Sounds like you've got your solid egrin on! Congrats and great job researching and implementing an awesome build! :D As the weather warms up you will like it even more.
PS: Don't leave the batteries out too long in too hot of sun, otherwise you're golden.
by kevo
Apr 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Can you spot what's missing on my bike?
Replies: 74
Views: 3987

Re: Can you spot what's missing on my bike?

The dual motors will give you enough power to throw out a bungee to your slower fellow ebike rider and slingshot them to infinity and beyond... :mrgreen: Heck you might have to throw one out to motorcyclists as well!