sgds23 wrote:Oh, right. Lesse:
- bmc v2t in front, crystalyte x5403 in back. Two 40amp infineon controllers.
sgds23 wrote:I’ve got the most basic software working, apportioning power to the front and rear motor depending on current and desired speed. Now I get to actually ride the thing this weekend, so look for a report on the bike’s top speed soon..
sgds23 wrote:Heh.. I certainly don't want to let the "revolution" down, but I have to admit that getting my bike working had the counter-intuiive affect of making me less bullish about e-bikes.
And not because my bike sucks-- it's actually pretty tight. Super-responsive (thanks to custom throttle code), reasonably fast (37mph even in its current amp starved state), and handles like a real bike (shockingly, not a single rattle!).
And yet.. Lipo just doesn't have the power density of gas, and even with my inherent bias to all things electronic, its hard not to notice that in terms of performance, that ducatti wipes my bike like I'm walking.
Obviously, the thing to do is change the basis of comparison. But I have yet to hear any really compelling advantage -- something my bike can do (yes, besides save the planet) that a motorcycle can't.
Err, sorry for drifting off topic..
Anthony King wrote:I know Weinmann makes some double-wall fatbike rims, but the single wall Surly rims aren't exactly flimsy. You can get the Rolling Daryl without cutouts. I can't imagine a >1000g rim being "too light" for anything, but I've never put a motor in a wheel.
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