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by jetguy
Oct 06 2009 10:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LifePo4 newby quetions
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

LifePo4 newby quetions

is it good to just let my ping 48v15ah LifePo4 battery charge for days at a time? i am using the free charger that came w/ the battery. how should i store my battery during winter (no riding) months? should i just charge it all the way then leave it until spring? or should i keep it pluged up to the...
by jetguy
Oct 06 2009 9:57am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: electrifying a cannondale bad boy 700
Replies: 87
Views: 29207

Re: electrifying a cannondale bad boy 700

You really did a very nice job! makes me glad to know that people (you) can research topics and learn from each other. you started w/ little or no composite experience, and self taught off of things on the internet. you even built your own oven!! then the impressive ramp-up and cure of your cook alo...
by jetguy
Sep 28 2009 6:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 569
Views: 172560

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

cool e-bomber theme!! :D
by jetguy
Sep 24 2009 5:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dog on bike
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: Dog on bike

bike is an electra townie, and it is the bee's knees!! x 10! come on and get one
by jetguy
Sep 24 2009 2:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 800 dollar e-bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: 800 dollar e-bike

dude, $800!? just get ampedbikes.com rear kit for $300+. then get a ping 48v15ah $480. that leaves you w/ over $100 for a used bike and hardware. you are all set.. just go do it! we are talking constant smiles afterwards!!
by jetguy
Sep 24 2009 1:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dog on bike
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Dog on bike

just finished my dog carrier. ended up using a grocery hand basket that i left the store w/ on mistake (didn't realize till i got home). it attaches to my rear rack with hose clamps. i just cut a piece of yellow foam and wrapped it in an old undershirt for the cushon. i make the dog wear a harness a...
by jetguy
Sep 24 2009 7:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: nice rack
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: nice rack

the problem w/ most front baskets i have seen is that they tapper down at the bottom. my wife was a basket on her electra townie bike , and the dog can just barley fit in it. the dog has to sit down to fit. the dimensions on her basket are 15" wide on top, 12" wide on bottom. if it were 15" across t...
by jetguy
Sep 23 2009 10:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: nice rack
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

nice rack

made ya look! just kidding. i am looking for a way to bring my 10# min-pin (dog) with me on bike rides. maybe a front rack or basket. anyone try this yet? looking for something that doesn't look to girly.
by jetguy
Sep 22 2009 3:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 569
Views: 172560

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

wwii, sounds cool! cant wait to see it!!
by jetguy
Sep 22 2009 8:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Demographics?
Replies: 156
Views: 17284

Re: Demographics?

just turned 36. Italian American. male, married, no kids, used to be an aircraft mechanic for 10 years at a major airline. now i'm a jet airline pilot for the past 3 years. love to make my own toys! this e-bike is one of my top 3 creations ! it puts a huge smile on my face when i ride it (people pro...
by jetguy
Sep 21 2009 5:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 569
Views: 172560

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

here is mine. holds a ping 48v15ah and motor controller(vented heat sinks). there are holes on top for the bms. i made it from mdf wood. i painted it my self and made the 8ball stencil myself. http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs210.snc1/7719_1209231518315_1454544454_565357_8168013_n.jpg the 8ball door ...
by jetguy
Sep 19 2009 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?

any pics of your setup vim? i dont know if my forks will work w/ disks. was kinda hopeful the kool stops would be almost as good as disk but less $$
by jetguy
Sep 19 2009 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?

Ooh , good idea! and possibly less expensive. thanks!!
by jetguy
Sep 19 2009 11:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 796

quick release fork w/ nutted axel ?

does anyone know if it is ok to replace my front wheel which is a quick release style(as is the fork) with a cheaper nutted axle? my rim is damaged and i need a new black 26" w/ black spokes for my townie bike. anyone have one for sale/trade?
by jetguy
Sep 18 2009 7:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: newb help w/ charging
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: newb help w/ charging

does the little red on/off button on my thumb throttel count as a good enough to not have to unplug the battery/controller at the battery? I dont like the spark i get when i plug in a fresh battery. and i'm also a little lazy, so any less steps possible the better (and less wear on my connectors.)
by jetguy
Sep 17 2009 11:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: newb help w/ charging
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: newb help w/ charging

ok, thanks. i'll go ahead and unplug the controller now!
by jetguy
Sep 17 2009 10:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: newb help w/ charging
Replies: 6
Views: 648

newb help w/ charging

is it ok to charge my ping 48v 15ah battery while it is still plugged in to my motor controller?
by jetguy
Sep 17 2009 8:38am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Scout run by the lake video
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Scout run by the lake video

looked like fun! so much rain here :?
by jetguy
Sep 16 2009 12:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket

saving my pennies for a thudbuster and a cycleanylist. :D then maybe rocket launchers and mini-gun not sure how i'm gonna mount them though?!?:twisted:
by jetguy
Sep 15 2009 8:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket

thanks guy! It took me a good 2 weeks to make every thing. My bike is an Electra Townie 24 speed (used to be 24 speeds now its 15 speeds). I dont think they make my exact model any more unless you buy the "art" version. the crank forward is real comfy! I made the battery box out of MDF (medium densi...
by jetguy
Sep 15 2009 12:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket

hi, thanks!
500watt kit from amped bikes
ping 48v 15ah battery
by jetguy
Sep 15 2009 8:11am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

jetguy's 8 ball corner pocket

just finished my first e-bike. here are the pics http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs210.snc1/7719_1209231518315_1454544454_565357_8168013_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs230.snc1/7719_1209231558316_1454544454_565358_7840634_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs230.snc1/7719_1209231598317_1454544...
by jetguy
Sep 09 2009 9:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 569
Views: 172560

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

great thread!! i have been working very hard to get mine done. i'll post up some pics real soon.