Instant Karma wrote:To answer your question "Is Currie being cheap?"
Simplest is stokemonkey they simply use a hub motor for quietness and built in gear reduction to turn the crank on left side of bike, but there's no freewheeling, you have to keep pedaling along with the motor and most of the lazy asses who ride e bikes dont want any of that.
I personally think a high power assist on an e-bike is a life saver
fechter wrote:It should be easy to extract and replace the rotor. The brushes are the tricky part.
fechter wrote:What blower are you planning to use?
xyster wrote:fechter wrote:What blower are you planning to use?
Don't know -- any ol' 24vdc brushless blower should work ok, right? I've already wired a 24v tap to the SLA's for powering accessories.
How's this one look?
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/i ... OWER_.html
xyster wrote:At this point, I'm leery of extracting the rotor because I have no idea how hard it'll be to fit back into its bearing, or if the bearing would come with the rotor, or what problems I might encounter.
fechter wrote: I wouldn't recommend drilling between the magnets since the metal there is needed to carry the magnetic flux.
D-Man wrote:On the Currie bike's, it seems that no one has mentioned yet how well they climb. (24 volts vs 36 volts) Someone needs to measure some grades so we know exactly how much its really capable of. Maybe xyster, the expert tester can do it. Or Knightmb, but he's always pedaling.
xyster wrote: Isn't the axle, passed through to the gear box, part of the rotor?
It pulls right out and goes right back in.
Ain't luv grand??
xyster wrote:All the same, many thank-you's for the pornshot and libidinous description, TylerDurden.
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