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by neptronix
Oct 14 2019 9:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 41
Views: 841

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I would go with suspension is not as needed depending on the rider and ability to navigate around potholes and ability to stand and flex both knees and elbows over potholes. The faster you go, the harder it is to play 'human suspension' and 'pothole/uneven surface watcher'. This really takes a lot ...
by neptronix
Oct 14 2019 7:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 41
Views: 841

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

Small diameter wheels have serious trade-offs in ride quality, traction, and safety that mechanical suspension can't compensate for. Being able to stand up on the pedals is one of the characteristics that makes a bicycle feasible on real world surfaces. Engineers at almost every major motorcycle co...
by neptronix
Oct 14 2019 1:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 41
Views: 841

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I ride semi recumbents these days after starting out on MTB frames. I can't go back. They're both more efficient because of the aerodynamic advantage, and dramatically more comfortable. Add a motor on, and you've negated the disadvantage in riding one uphill. I don't understand why uprights are stil...
by neptronix
Oct 10 2019 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Yeah thankfully all that shit is in the rear view mirror now and i've found a partner that is loads better as a person, and is cuter.. :banana: I figured that fork thing would not work out, but at least you tried. I don't know what to do with the fork on this bike, other than just stick the biggest ...
by neptronix
Sep 30 2019 7:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Testing new plan to control diabetes without drugs pg 15
Replies: 359
Views: 19023

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Tests confirm extra carbs didn't spike fasting glucose

Not making enough insulin is an interesting problem to have. Type 2 diabetics and metabolically deranged people like me make too much insulin because the body goes numb to it's signal. Your body is not making enough but you are using the shit out of it. So that's weird. One would normally call that ...
by neptronix
Sep 28 2019 7:31pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Testing new plan to control diabetes without drugs pg 15
Replies: 359
Views: 19023

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Lack of iodine reversed my hyper thyroid

Very cool that you figured that out! And yes, behold the power of diet experimentation!! there are so many aspects to it! I've started dating a woman who has hashimoto's thyroiditis, and i can tell that she reacts to food, based on what she's told me. The interesting part is that she has a severe re...
by neptronix
Sep 25 2019 4:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: StefEbike for my wonderful disabled wife
Replies: 79
Views: 5837

Re: StefEbike for my wonderful disabled wife

Speed Lynx Wh/mile StefEbike Wh/mile Prancing Pony Wh/mile 10 115 11.5 115 11.5 15 325 21.7 325 21.7 20 335 16.8 600 30.0 590 29.5 25 675 27.0 950 38.0 960 38.4 30 725 24.2 1425 @ 29 47.5 1560 52.0 35 Holy smokes, that recumbent slices through the air like a ginsu knife compared to the others.
by neptronix
Sep 25 2019 1:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Oh yeah, this is supposed to be a build thread.. :lol: ...i got nothing for now, one pin in my leg has been acting up a lot and i haven't really been able to ride a bike for a while. All leg energy has been expended on being someone's new boyfriend and doing datesy stuff like walks in the park, etc....
by neptronix
Sep 25 2019 1:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

For what it's worth, I met my wife on eharmony. This was before the age of swipe right apps, and trying match.com beforehand just seemed like people looking for hookups. It seemed to me that the added expense of eharmony helped filter the users to be mostly looking for a serious relationship. It wa...
by neptronix
Sep 25 2019 12:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The keto thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4409

Re: The keto thread

Hi to all you Keto converts. After having great success with Whole30 last year, afterward I didn't stick to it and that old sugar dragon came right back. I didn't like 0 cheese and 0 alcohol as a long-term solution, and the science seems to back Keto more, so I'm giving it a go...Just getting start...
by neptronix
Sep 19 2019 11:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

It's good to hear from you. It always saddens me how long relationships can turn ugly so quickly, and how ugly they get! You made the right decision to take the high road. Oh man i've been processing a shit ton of thoughts on that topic. Thinking about where things went wrong.. how i could become a...
by neptronix
Sep 19 2019 8:45am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 65
Views: 7308

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Fascinating topic, with great insights! No way you'd see that on FB. :) I've been experimenting with phpBB myself, and it's inspiring to see how well ES has leveraged it. Thank you for all the hard work that's gone into this forum. Sorry for the belated response on this, but IMHO, i would not play ...
by neptronix
Sep 08 2019 10:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

bakaneko wrote:
Sep 08 2019 9:25pm
Oh damn. Wasn't following recently; didnt know you were going through a difficult time. But, busy hands better than a busy mind. So, maybe working on the bike can help you move forward and build a new beginning.
Yeah actually, i went into the back yard and wrenched on one today; feels good :)
by neptronix
Sep 07 2019 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 266
Views: 12389

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Thank you for checking in with me, thundercamel. :bolt: Me and my wife split but were living together for a while. For some time, the feeling was mutual and everything was cool. Then she started emotionally terrorizing me and told me she was bringing in another man into the house... "a friend" to he...
by neptronix
Aug 30 2019 11:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 21275

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

If you need 1000W, just buy a MAC motor. That's all you'll need - and it'll do a bit more than 1000w i hear.
by neptronix
Aug 30 2019 7:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 years here!
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: 10 years here!

nicobie wrote:
Aug 30 2019 7:38pm
Even though the current team is doing just fine, I kind of miss Ypedal. 👍👍
Me too. I learned a lot from him, in regards to how to be a moderator. And he also almost banned me once when i was 10 years less mature.... :lol:
by neptronix
Aug 30 2019 1:46pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 years here!
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: 10 years here!

Same, this is my favorite internet community of all time, and i've been on the internet since 1994. My membership and association with 'yall has outlasted a 10 year marriage, many friendships, moves to 4 different states, a few jobs, a few major crisis, etc. I think of some people on here as being l...
by neptronix
Aug 29 2019 9:48am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 21275

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Oh wow, it's cool that you can replace the core for such a low price. :) It's up to you whether you replace it or just live with it like it is. Maybe you are a few aerodynamics changes away from maintaining your desired top speed in the summer though.. a tail fairing or small fairing on the handleba...
by neptronix
Aug 29 2019 9:20am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 21275

Re: Bafang G310 geared hub - 11:1 reduction ratio!!!

Thanks for chipping in with your experience. The simulator is accurate yet again. I calculated that the motor would be good for around 700w continuous, as in, 700w for as long as the average ebike battery ( under 1kwhr ). Your real world experience was very close. Although, i imagine it is a bit hot...
by neptronix
Aug 29 2019 8:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 years here!
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: 10 years here!

10 years is a crazy amount of time, isn't it? my involvement in ES has outlasted so many other things in my life and opened so many doors and taught me so much.. and i've been able to teach others.. and complete the ebike circle of life. Our community is unique, in that more of the smart people hang...
by neptronix
Aug 29 2019 8:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Fork vibration with Mac hub motor
Replies: 31
Views: 790

Re: Fork vibration with Mac hub motor

I installed a 10t Mac on 26" and another Mac on a 29er. The resonance/vibration is worst at lower amperage when accelerating around 15-25 km/hr. The motors accelerate well and reach speeds of 40-45 km/hr, power usage seems ok. It's just this chuff chuff chuff noise that causes the tips of the fork ...
by neptronix
Aug 29 2019 8:06am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Fork vibration with Mac hub motor
Replies: 31
Views: 790

Re: Fork vibration with Mac hub motor

It's very normal to get some oscillation through the front fork with a front hub. Moreso when aluminum is involved.
by neptronix
Aug 27 2019 7:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: PaulD's lightweight mid drive development
Replies: 86
Views: 11596

Re: PaulD's lightweight mid drive development

If you still need another tester, i have a pair of recumbents here, as well as some long 1-30% grades to scale.

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by neptronix
Aug 26 2019 11:10pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1501
Views: 191494

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

You'd like the 3T, for sure.. :lol:

Here is a simulation of the 3T 30mm i have..

https://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.h ... 20&kv=21.5
by neptronix
Aug 25 2019 4:00pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: lowest cogging torque with best winding factor.
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: lowest cogging torque with best winding factor.

I think you misunderstood me. You're talking about the stator iron design, me and OP are talking about copper windings.

Yes, the iron segment cogs at no power but i don't see how the number of turns of copper would have any effect on how much cogging there is in any situation.