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by Herrsprocket
May 26 2016 2:49pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: E-Bike Expo, Portland May 20-22
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: E-Bike Expo, Portland May 20-22

Sorry to have missed some (most, all) of you that attended. Myself and a friend went on Saturday, where we spent 4 hours talking to vendors and trying out several ebikes. I was surprised by the sheer number of models of ebikes there and that were available to test. I honestly can't say I was disappo...
by Herrsprocket
May 14 2016 8:50pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: E-Bike Expo, Portland May 20-22
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: E-Bike Expo, Portland May 20-22

Should be entertaining. My, how the ebike market has grown and matured in the last few years. See you there.

Tomas
by Herrsprocket
Oct 04 2015 3:32pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Pay road tax for bicycles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Pay road tax for bicycles?

The fact is, we ALREADY pay for our privilege to be a legal presence on the road. We subsidize motor vehicles with our disproportionate amount of taxes paid to the amount of road damage that is incurred by our bicycles. Bicycles, on average (according to several sources, including DOT numbers), abla...
by Herrsprocket
May 23 2015 2:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike news source.
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Electric bike news source, reversed fork

Hi folks, It may be that the fork is actually intended to go that way, or they put the handlebars and the fork on wrong. Just say'n. A long time ago (about 30 years ago), I noticed an old picture of a recumbent rider riding the Charles Mochet two wheeled version of the velocar and in the picture I n...
by Herrsprocket
May 19 2015 6:00pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite

Way to go Mike and all the other attendees! Nice job on the weather too!

Tom
by Herrsprocket
May 12 2015 8:50pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Human Power Challenge "E"vent
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Human Power Challenge "E"vent

Yeah, insurance companies. They play a lot of games at the expense of the public. The city does own the speedway dnmun. They don't, unfortunately control the insurance for the track, another party does. And they are somewhat not too keenly interested in our "little" event. And the risk of injury wou...
by Herrsprocket
May 06 2015 3:05am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Human Power Challenge "E"vent
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Human Power Challenge "E"vent

The electric assist event in the Human Power Challenge has been cancelled. Due to late responses from the previous insurers informing us of a more than double of the fees involved in having the event, we were forced to delete the event. We tried.
by Herrsprocket
Apr 20 2015 1:19pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Human Power Challenge "E"vent
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Human Power Challenge "E"vent

The Human Power Challenge is held annually in Portland Oregon on Memorial Day weekend, this year those dates are May 23rd and 24th. This is our 16th annual Human Power Challenge and this year we are trying something new! In addition to our standard races that we have for our recumbent bicycles and t...
by Herrsprocket
Mar 15 2015 5:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I got run over
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: I got run over

Were you riding a regular bike or an e-assist type?

Tom
by Herrsprocket
Oct 27 2014 2:41am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The wheel-building spoke-lacing thread, post your tips
Replies: 242
Views: 38480

Re: The wheel-building spoke-lacing thread, post your tips

Hey SM, Well, bummer. I had two BPMII's, code 10's, 36V 500 watters, all laced up in Alex DA 16 rims (double walled), using Sapim double butted spokes and Sapim polyax nipples. They were in the for sale section. Both are gone as of a couple of weeks ago. Wish I could have helped you with an already ...
by Herrsprocket
Sep 15 2014 2:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Formula E racing at the Bird's Nest in Beijing
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Formula E racing at the Bird's Nest in Beijing

Hey, nice find Dennis. I bet LFP would have some interesting input on this racing venue, as well as the industrial and cultural overtones.

Tomas
by Herrsprocket
May 22 2014 1:22am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: BMW: big expansion of Moses Lake CF plant
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: BMW: big expansion of Moses Lake CF plant

You can bet that Boeing has got an economical eye on this venture. Nothing like sharing intra state business deals with helpful friends at the State. It's good for Washington. Moses Lake does have (or did have) other related aviation high tech industry in the near local area. There is an Air Force b...
by Herrsprocket
May 09 2014 2:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sourcing the Damn Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2244

Re: Sourcing the Damn Parts

John, you talk about hoarding stuff. I drew up my first recumbent electric assist trike back in 1984, and bought a Tecumseh riding lawnmower rear differential to use as my drive to the back end. I had that thing "waiting" in the garage for over 20 years before I put it together. It looks just like t...
by Herrsprocket
May 08 2014 8:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sourcing the Damn Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2244

Both made by the same company

All I had to do was poke around a little more on the same site and there she be. The fancy hub/wheel was on the same site as the cool differential. Couldn't find prices though,,,, hmm.
http://www.samagaga.com/Category.aspx?Category=HCWS

Tomas
by Herrsprocket
May 08 2014 6:23pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sourcing the Damn Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2244

Re: Sourcing the Damn Parts

Ah, this looks more like it. I had it in a favorite website list.

http://www.samagaga.com/Category.aspx?Category=DG72

Tomas
by Herrsprocket
May 05 2014 1:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sourcing the Damn Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2244

Re: Sourcing the Damn Parts

Can't even guess who makes the wheel in the second pic. But the first pic looks like a differential that I have seen on the Greenspeed Anura trike or quad. This is a recumbent manufacturer. I can't tell from your pic, but the Anura differential also has a mount on the other side of the disc brake fo...
by Herrsprocket
Apr 17 2014 1:56am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost one of our best minds here, rkosiorek, has died
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: lost one of our best minds here, rkosiorek, has died

Back in 2007, I was needing some inside tech advice on making a home made ebrake switch, and Rick lent me a hand. He had just made the move from his house to the apt and was still digging around for his own switches that he was selling but couldn't locate them in the "stuff". We exchanged several em...
by Herrsprocket
Feb 11 2014 10:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two derrailours on one shifter
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Two derrailours on one shifter

Or you could do something I am doing now. For the rear derailleurs, use a device from Problem Solvers that takes a single line from your shifter, and splits that off to two shifter cables, going one to each derailleur. The device will pull evenly for both derailleurs, keeping the shifting synchroniz...
by Herrsprocket
Dec 24 2013 12:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My Electra Cruiser project
Replies: 89
Views: 2713

Re: Decisions Decisions....MAC or BAFANG

What number of winds (code) did you get for your CST Dave? Also, what do you think the standard phase wires are that came with the CST, and did you do an upgrade? And,, what type of connectors are you using for the motor/controller/ batts?
by Herrsprocket
Nov 18 2013 7:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Endless Sphere T-Shirts?
Replies: 30
Views: 2357

Re: Endless Sphere T-Shirts?

The simple graphic in the OP is cool. Clean, unconfusing, and will get attention drawn to the forum. The forum itself promotes all forms of EV activity, with an emphasis on e assist. Anyone who is curious will check out the site, and all of us who are already in the know of what we ride and advocate...
by Herrsprocket
Jan 15 2013 5:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?
Replies: 49
Views: 5711

Re: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?

Hello Dave. Nice picture of you on a cool day in the UK. Looks to me like there is a bit of flooding going on behind you in that picture as the water levels are creeping into the pastureland. Can't be that cold though. What! No gloves? :-) I agree that it is unfortunate that we can't measure a possi...
by Herrsprocket
Jan 12 2013 7:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?
Replies: 49
Views: 5711

Re: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?

Wow Dave, that is certainly news to me. My last contacts with Bafang only six months ago, gave me the definite impression that the 500 W CST was a dimensionally different beast. Every communication I had with them indicated to me that a 500 W version is only available with a 155 mm drop out and was ...
by Herrsprocket
Jan 10 2013 6:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?
Replies: 49
Views: 5711

Re: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?

If you did get something back from Bafang that confirms one way or the other regarding the 500 watt dropout width, please post the info for all to see. :) I am very interested in Bafang's progress on the CST and it would be fascinating to know if they have somehow circumvented the difficulties of pu...
by Herrsprocket
Jan 10 2013 5:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?
Replies: 49
Views: 5711

Re: 8Fun CST 250w and 350w, what is the difference?

Going back through some of my old emails with the Bafang rep (of which he was extraordinarily helpful), I was looking to find some of the differences in the motors (BPM and the CST), which are the same questions as the ones being posed here. If you look closely at the drawings for the two motors, th...