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by BIG BEAM
Mar 06 2011 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Might run the Ezip Trailz at 12V. Thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 1866

Re: Might run the Ezip Trailz at 12V. Thoughts?

Couldn't he adjust the amps with a CA?
DON
by BIG BEAM
Jan 29 2011 8:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

Alan B wrote:Best place to get data on flashlights is candlepowerforums.com. Some of the DX lights are good, many are not so much.
AMEN,CPF has more info than any other flashlight forum.I got hooked on lights in '06 and my bank account has been empty ever since
DON
by BIG BEAM
Dec 01 2010 11:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike light reccomendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Re: eBike light reccomendation

I had little cash when I built my e-bike. First I got a Bell headlight from K-mart - thinking it was a good deal - came with a tail light for 15 bucks. It's garbage I soon found out. Next at a trade show I got a 100 LED flashlight for 20 bucks. This LED flashlight works great though not as bright a...
by BIG BEAM
Nov 14 2010 10:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike light reccomendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Re: eBike light reccomendation

Yeah but LED'S last and last.Even vibration doesn't bother them.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 08 2010 8:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike light reccomendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Re: eBike light reccomendation

I'm talking about the 3 AAA DX light
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 08 2010 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use a fuse or circuit breaker?
Replies: 30
Views: 3921

Do you use a fuse or circuit breaker?

This is something I never thought about because we never used to use them in the R/C world years ago.Most of the wires are out in the open so I just didn't use one.What say you.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 08 2010 7:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

And surefire is not immune to problems just because of the price.I have a few L4's and they all had switch problems.They were covered under warranty but at $150.00 a pop I would think so.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 07 2010 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

Yeah the spiderfire does have a good flood beam.

Rember that a light with 900 L is not twice as bright as one with 450L.

In fact I can't tell the difference between 400L and 600L
DON

BTW the Aurora is a nice inexpensive light also
by BIG BEAM
Nov 06 2010 6:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about brakes
Replies: 283
Views: 13107

Re: Drum type brakes

I suppose why they do not have covers is that they would be an inconvenience. A cover would reduce cooling air flow. I suspect that the drum brakes would be more susceptible to fade, though I haven't used them to know. That's another reason why 2 types of brakes are an advantage.They both have diff...
by BIG BEAM
Nov 06 2010 6:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike light reccomendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Re: eBike light reccomendation

That light is about 100 lumens out the front.I find lights in the 400-600 range better for my old eyes.Also a bright and wide spill seems to help with the speeds some or us are going(25MPH and up,not me of course I keep it legal :roll: )
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 05 2010 5:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about brakes
Replies: 283
Views: 13107

Drum type brakes

I was going to get eggs from a friends house about 2 mi. outside of town today.It was a rainy pissy upstate NY day but not raining when I left.While at my friends house it started raining and on the way home I had to make a quick stop when a guy backed out of his driveway.I hit the front brake and f...
by BIG BEAM
Nov 04 2010 7:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: You Truly Love Your Ebike if...
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: You Truly Love Your Ebike if...

This is a ditty from a friend of mine on CPF

Behind every great man is a wife rolling her eyes.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 04 2010 2:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: You Truly Love Your Ebike if...
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: You Truly Love Your Ebike if...

If you keep it and all associated parts in the dinning room.I don't like electric things to get damp or dirty.My wife of almost 30 years is so good putting up with my insanity.She's one in a million
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 04 2010 1:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

Ypedal what is the 2nd to last light on the left? does that hold 2 18650's? That's an UltraFire WF-500 Xenon. good and bright, more of a yellow light compared to the LED's.. It will run on a single 18650, or a combination of cells with or without the tube extender. http://www.dealextreme.com/detail...
by BIG BEAM
Nov 04 2010 1:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

I agree with alan B.1000 L is what I call the limit with respect to a sensible light. I can't find the thread but the highest priced light is 8K(I think it was 4200L HID). I tent to use the older style (2 or 3 years old) LEDS.P7 and MC-E are still capable of good beams.some of the new 6 and 9 die em...
by BIG BEAM
Nov 03 2010 7:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

rebelpiolot

The battery should be fine(0V).When they drop below 2.5 V the battery shuts off.When you put it in the charger it resets .These chargers charge to about 95%.Something like 4.16-4.18 V.But they're soooo cheap if it brakes or gets lost so what.I've own 2 for 2 years now and no problems.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Nov 03 2010 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

It looks like Ypedal might have gotten bit by the bug.

BE CAREFUL YOU MIGHT END UP SPENDING MORE ON LIGHTS THAN BIKE STUFF.

Dealextreme does sometimes ship fast and sometimes slow,but I always got the stuff.

Have fun guys and hang on to your wallet.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Oct 22 2010 1:38pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: An odd notion
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: An odd notion

This is for a D cell.Most lantern batteries use them.Some use F http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... tery+shoot
DON
by BIG BEAM
Oct 20 2010 6:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best all round light for night biking.
Replies: 72
Views: 8783

Re: Best all round light for night biking.

Any thoughts on this light? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.36356 I'm sure it's not quite as great a light, but it is $13 cheaper. :mrgreen: That light uses a P26 type drop in.The good thing is it's EZ to change drop ins ,the bad is that some drop ins have trouble moving heat from the dro...
by BIG BEAM
Oct 14 2010 5:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bike selection for ebike kit.
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Bike selection for ebike kit.

Cruiser style bikes are cool but a PITA to make right.I built one and the biggest problem was mounting a front brake.The coaster brake with the big fat tire stops ok for 99% of the time but that other 1% you'll need a front brake. I would go in another direction if you're gunna use it for commuting....
by BIG BEAM
Oct 11 2010 10:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: need a new fork for my beach cruiser.
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: need a new fork for my beach cruiser.

Well I don't need a fork after all.I got these side pull brakes (Tektro # 324) a while ago and couldn't get them to fit right.I drilled a hole further up the fork and they work fine.They're a large brake and flex a lot so the pad hit my nice whitewall and left a black mark but that cleaned up.Maybe ...
by BIG BEAM
Oct 09 2010 10:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: need a new fork for my beach cruiser.
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: need a new fork for my beach cruiser.

Thanks SM
I was looking at that chopper fork but I don't think that will help me with my front brake problem.
DON
by BIG BEAM
Oct 09 2010 9:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sanyo Eneloop commercial
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Sanyo Eneloop commercial

I wonder if it uses the Eneloop type Ni Mh battery.If so they are a great battery.Low self discharge and even the AA cell can handle 5A discharge without much voltage sag. A lot of us on another forum thought if they came out with a D cell it would be 8 AH with 20A discharge! Can charge in 15 mins. ...
by BIG BEAM
Oct 09 2010 7:24pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: ballancing small cells - using Magnets !
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: ballancing small cells - using Magnets !

There was a guy selling magnets with a wire soldered to them on candlepowerforums and they work well.You can also use a cheap plastic type clamp(that's what I do)If you want to do a lot of cells at a time I roll up cardboard and make a tube so the batts fit in it and use the plastic clamp also. more...