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by wheelbender6
Aug 06 2020 4:42pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Delta trikes vs tadpole trikes
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: Delta trikes vs tadpole trikes

Unless the design allows the trike to lean, the delta trikes will always always corner and brake slower than the tadpole trikes.
by wheelbender6
Jul 18 2020 9:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lowrider eBike project
Replies: 60
Views: 8794

Re: Lowrider eBike project

Great to see a banana seat e-bike build.
by wheelbender6
Jul 13 2020 3:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why fat tires on a street ebike?
Replies: 81
Views: 2934

Re: Why fat tires on a street ebike?

My fat tire bike (not electrified) works great in the coastal sand, but I never plan to ride it on pavement or hard pack for any length of time. It just takes too much muscle to climb and accelerate with the big heavy tires. - I would only electrify a fate tire bike if I needed all that rubber for s...
by wheelbender6
Jul 05 2020 5:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Express electric hub motor conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Honda Express electric hub motor conversion

I don't think you would be happy with anything less than 48v 750W. That may take you up to 20 mph.
by wheelbender6
Jul 05 2020 4:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Reiner
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: RIP Carl Reiner

I remember watching Carl Reiner a lot on the Dick Van Dyke show. After that, mostly movies and TV guest appearances.
by wheelbender6
Jan 01 2020 3:37pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: From ICE muscle cars to EV powered cars...
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: From ICE muscle cars to EV powered cars...

I like their "crate motor" approach electric conversions. Looks pretty expensive, though.
by wheelbender6
Dec 12 2019 10:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lowrider eBike project
Replies: 60
Views: 8794

Re: Lowrider eBike project

I love this thread. I recently finished my banana seat bike (Sears Spyder replica) build. I may have to add a hub motor.
by wheelbender6
Oct 28 2019 9:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mechanical disc brake thin hex key
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Mechanical disc brake thin hex key

I have used a hack saw to shorten hex keys. Its tough on the really good hex keys, but easy on the cheaper ones.
by wheelbender6
Oct 28 2019 9:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mechanical disc brake thin hex key
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Mechanical disc brake thin hex key

Can you cut down the hex key so that you have room to insert it? I run into similar problems myself.
by wheelbender6
Oct 28 2019 9:04pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: San Antonio TX Die In
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: San Antonio TX Die In

Since I moved to TX 9 years ago, I quit riding on the pavement and sold the road bikes. I ride trails or sidewalks here. Its just the way it is.
by wheelbender6
Jun 18 2019 12:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New York to legalize ebikes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: New York to legalize ebikes?

I visited Manhattan last week and saw e-bikes ridden on the streets with impunity.
by wheelbender6
May 31 2015 8:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kerry femur fail
Replies: 26
Views: 3578

Re: Kerry femur fail

What is it about Irish guys and bike crashes lately? (Kerry is a County in southwest Ireland). Bono broke his wrist or hand while riding a bike and still cannot play guitar again. (I can pick on them because I have plenty of Irish blood in me). -Maybe it's their age, rather than ethnicity. Both were...
by wheelbender6
May 24 2015 6:14pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Formula E championship starts today!
Replies: 23
Views: 7338

Re: Formula E championship starts today!

I watched my first Formula E race today on TV. The circuit was at an airport in Berlin.
The racing was very close. I like the pit stops too. They just swap cars.
by wheelbender6
May 04 2015 8:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Electric Bike(selling/commuting) reality show
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Electric Bike(selling/commuting) reality show

I think an E-bike reality show would get great ratings as long as it contained plenty of infidelity, treachery, substance abuse, marriage counseling, sex changes and the usual reality show fare. Seriously, a show similar to Motorweek, but focused on electric powered vehicles, could be successful. It...
by wheelbender6
Apr 16 2015 7:18pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Segways win approval for Swiss bike lanes
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: Segways win approval for Swiss bike lanes

In Arizona, people would would walk their dogs, push baby strollers and everything else in the bike lanes, rather than use the abundance of sidewalks. A Segway in the bike lane certainly wouldn't slow things any further.
by wheelbender6
Mar 15 2015 3:09pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Tour de Fat
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Tour de Fat

Definitely attend the Tour de Fat. The only way not to enjoy it is if you hate bikes AND beer.
We used to have one every Oct in Austin but haven't had one for two years.
Ebikes are welcome.
by wheelbender6
Feb 22 2015 8:34pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: flpping electric bicycles on craigslist???
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Re: flpping electric bicycles on craigslist???

I think your best bet is to advertise yourself as an "installer" as mentioned above. That way, you have no capital investment, except for your tools. The new mid-drive kits are tougher to install than a hub motor kit, increasing the demand for experienced installers. You could also build c...
by wheelbender6
Dec 27 2014 5:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Mobile_VE Trike
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Mobile_VE Trike

I an impressed at how you assembled the test trike without welding.
Swapping the small front wheels for some larger bicycle wheels will require some chassis changes, but shouldn't be difficult.
by wheelbender6
Dec 27 2014 4:35pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joe Cocker loses battle with lung cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Joe Cocker loses battle with lung cancer

Not many Woodstock performers left. We are rapidly losing them.
by wheelbender6
Dec 13 2014 10:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Habits of Americans
Replies: 30
Views: 2828

Re: Buying Habits of Americans

I owned a VW Jetta Diesel for about 5 years. I loved the engine but hated the electrical system. Always a bulb out or fan motor broken, I'm done with VW.
by wheelbender6
Nov 30 2014 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: throttle stays on
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: throttle stays on

Had a similar problem. Took my throttle apart and found the magnets had come loose, as in a previous post.
-I put everything back in place and reassembled the throttle. Runs great.
by wheelbender6
Nov 12 2014 8:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is a bolt together frame a bad idea?
Replies: 17
Views: 2774

Re: Is a bolt together frame a bad idea?

Bolting flat pieces together to create frame tubes will be heavy, as noted above.
However, motorcycle frames sometimes include an aluminum back bone section of frame, bolted to a steel section of frame.
You may be onto something.
by wheelbender6
Nov 12 2014 8:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Comments from strangers about your bike
Replies: 184
Views: 17407

Re: secret agent man

I guess the FBI gave him a number and took away his name. Just kidding. Keep posting your riding stories. I'll read them.
by wheelbender6
Oct 26 2014 3:29pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Intermot exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Intermot exhibition

Yes. That new Ducati Scrambler is has an ICE, but it sure looks like fun.