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by dequinox
Sep 27 2019 9:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo Charging Box
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Lipo Charging Box

Indeed. Time for a 5V 40A meanwell :flame: :kff: :pancake:
by dequinox
Sep 20 2019 9:37am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo Charging Box
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Lipo Charging Box

Just a quick project that I completed in less than an hour... easy to do if you have access to soft fire brick. I acquired a free metal file box, and had some fire brick laying around from my blacksmithing activities, so I whipped this up: https://i.imgur.com/zKrDnDF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Z3inSML....
by dequinox
Sep 06 2019 12:23am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

Essentially yes, but there's fewer of them. I might try to mix and match to get a good set then send back the crap. I haven't returned the original to an Amazon drop site yet. :mrgreen:
by dequinox
Sep 05 2019 11:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

Well the replacement set of disc brakes showed up with chips in it's adjustment wheel too. I'm just going to live with it for now and leave a bad, but accurate, review once I've felt how they work. I managed to score another 26" front kit with a tired old lifepo4 battery locally for $50, and some bu...
by dequinox
Aug 29 2019 12:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

I received some disc brakes from Amazon yesterday, and they arrived slightly broken, so I'll have to return and get a new set. However things are moving along nicely... I way over-paid for a set of t-nuts and bolts to attach the free radical to the bike frame ($27 with shipping... holy ****). https:...
by dequinox
Aug 29 2019 10:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 94
Views: 8019

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

dequinox, any updates on your project? I haven't updated in a while because I've had other project come to the forefront, and it's been a terribly busy summer. I still have the following left to do: battery box, 18650 pack, powder coat rear rack (pick a color to boot :roll:), cut custom torque arms...
by dequinox
Aug 20 2019 10:10am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

Got my fork in, and the dropouts are a little strange, but I think this is on purpose: https://i.imgur.com/kqWBIVR.jpg Pieced it together for a gander at the overall look: https://i.imgur.com/tOLLfq0.jpg Noticed the xtracycle dropouts are a little tight for this hub motor, but I think I can stretch ...
by dequinox
Aug 13 2019 9:50am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

Ok I'm up a fork, and it's on the way. I found one on ebay, and managed $62 for it. I am sure there may have been cheaper options, but I'm ok with it since it has the disc bosses and a fairly long steer tube. Hopefully it's a good fit for this build. I'll re-coat it green along with the rest of the ...
by dequinox
Aug 08 2019 11:38am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Xtracycle Build Log

Last night I cobbled together the frame and freeradical (FR from now on), just to get a feel for the size of it. It's a '92 Giant Sedona frame, the free radical (FR), and I'll be robbing components off my first build from 2009. The fork was close, but the steer tube was not long enough. Beyond that,...
by dequinox
Aug 05 2019 10:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Giant Frame w/ Xtracycle Build Log

Thank you, now that's helpful. I was trying to do some reading on it, kept getting distracted by... You know... Work. 😁
by dequinox
Aug 05 2019 12:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Giant Xtracycle Build Log (Stokemonk-ish?)

OK next issue. Steer-tube size and headset selection: I have a 7in dimension from top bearing race to the bottom. The ID of the frame head tube is about 1.3", give or take about .030". How do I tell what steer tube diameter to use? It seems to me this would technically fit a 1 1/8" steer tube, but I...
by dequinox
Jul 31 2019 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?

Oops, just realized i double posted that...
A new frame is probably far better a choice now that I'm thinking on it. Those Worksman bikes look nice.
by dequinox
Jul 31 2019 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?

If you attempt to salvage that frame, cut out that gobshite top tube, and replace it with a good chunk of like 1 1/4 by 2 by .065 or maybe .080 wall rectangular tube, have a metal shop till it to the rough shape of the old one and weld it in for you. Probably cost you about as much as a new frame.
by dequinox
Jul 31 2019 7:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 270
Views: 12530

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I'm not super clear on what your goals for the recumbent are (I may have read a while back but don't recall entirely, other than durable on pothole roads and fast 40mph or so), and don't know if you've already thought about it, but here's a throwback to Justin's trans-Canadian rig . It has a semi-re...
by dequinox
Jul 31 2019 12:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Xtracycle Build Log
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Xtracycle Build Log

I acquired a giant frame a while back (probably over 2 years ago, $15), with the intent of incorporating it into some sort of cargo-bike build. It's steel or chromo, and is rather large (maybe 20" seat tube). Well today I spotted this little gem: https://i.imgur.com/XVTizGr.png So I went, I saw, I h...
by dequinox
Jul 15 2019 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First mid drive
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: First mid drive

Tommm wrote:
Jul 15 2019 1:38pm
Nothing but the truth. Hubs have their use... As repurposed boat anchors.
Oh come on now, hub motors have their place above water too... holding a mailbox in place.

:flame: :flame: :flame:
by dequinox
Jul 08 2019 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 270
Views: 12530

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I'm sorry your not building bone at the expected rate. Did they say anything about impact vs resistance activity? This would be the difference between an elliptical (or cycle) and a treadmill training. The first is more beneficial to the joints, the other to the bones. I'm mostly just curious. That'...
by dequinox
Jul 02 2019 3:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Deal of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Deal of the year

Well there's a sweet deal! I love tadpole trikes, and at some point will build one. I have to get through my cruiser, cargo-zoom, and maybe a kickbike builds first though.
by dequinox
Jun 19 2019 11:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 564
Views: 157383

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

Oooooo clever touch with the vinyl siding! That's a relatively easy way to make an aluminum box look fantastic!
by dequinox
Jun 19 2019 8:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New York to legalize ebikes?
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: New York to legalize ebikes?

dogman dan wrote:
Jun 19 2019 7:13am
...Just like dicks in cars.
I think I've seen that show..... Oh it's Top Gear!

Here's a story about dicks ON cars... https://atlbanana.com/apd-begins-crackd ... ockalypse/
by dequinox
Jun 19 2019 2:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 2241

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

That zizzo looks really close in design to the expressway, so I think it will do well enough. Bbs02 is usually a solid bet. I'm not sure on the battery... I'm not up to speed on offerings from ali. Let's see pictures when you're done, and good luck with the assembly! There are lots of tutorials on t...
by dequinox
Jun 18 2019 11:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Is this corrosion in my hub motor?
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Is this corrosion in my hub motor?

Once you get it all cleaned up (check the bearings, they may need replacement if they "catch" at all while turning by hand), you can use something like this to help prevent oxidation in the future: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/stops-rust/rust-inhibitor/ It's not paint an...
by dequinox
Jun 18 2019 11:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steampunk Voltmeter?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Steampunk Voltmeter?

Wow I had no idea, and probably wouldn't have thought to look. There's a combo one i really like, but it's shattered. Thanks for the look!
by dequinox
Jun 18 2019 7:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 2241

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

It is important to find a bike you're comfortable with, one that will take the weight in stride, and one which allows for conversion. I found all three in the Expressway I mentioned earlier (to be clear: I haven't converted it, but would be totally comfortable doing so). I'm not sure about all of Da...
by dequinox
Jun 18 2019 2:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 270
Views: 12530

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I can already see the inner leg muscles get physically larger after a week of really pushing them :shock: Cooooooollll... like medium-term hulk type stuff! :lol: That must be incredible to see your body adapt on such a time scale! ...Yet another area where we drop the ball! Yes, root cause analysis...