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by MadRhino
Apr 24 2019 5:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Um... how do you handle all the handlbar mounted accessories?
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: Um... how do you handle all the handlbar mounted accessories?

spinningmagnets wrote:
Apr 24 2019 5:10pm
Jeff Jones has some interesting options

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´nuff room to fit bull horns. :twisted:
by MadRhino
Apr 24 2019 5:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Registration
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: E-Bike Registration

‘’ ... but does not include an electric bicycle ‘’

Same here. Ebikes, no matter how powerful and fast, are not part of motorcycle categories. The police don’t care about our power and speed, as long as we are not riding like criminals. Let’s hope this can last another decade.
by MadRhino
Apr 23 2019 8:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Um... how do you handle all the handlbar mounted accessories?
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: Um... how do you handle all the handlbar mounted accessories?

I have a half twist throttle, 2 switches and 2 brake levers. Nothing I need to think of, nothing I need to look at, to handle. Nothing to rub when I flip the bike upside down for servicing. Nothing to break in a crash.
by MadRhino
Apr 23 2019 11:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Regen button for lights?
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Regen button for lights?

You will have to test the switch. If it is really meant for regen, it is a momentary switch and it won’t do for lights for you’d have to hold it pressed as long as you need the lights on.
by MadRhino
Apr 23 2019 1:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Registration
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: E-Bike Registration

Next time you see a cop, beg him to give you a ticket. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Apr 20 2019 5:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner

Heavy tires are for fast and heavy bikes, or wild riding where bicycle tires are suffering daily punctures. Adding unnecessary weight is starting an escalade. More weight here, and you need more weight there, and so on... Efficiency does rely on light weight, so does performance. Think of your ebike...
by MadRhino
Apr 19 2019 3:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What causes inner tube to stick to the inside of a tire?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: What causes inner tube to stick to the inside of a tire?

E-HP wrote:
Apr 19 2019 2:46pm
How hot do you estimate the pavement gets down where you live? :flame:
Sometimes hot enough that you can’t walk bare feet on it, and it does melt the gum soles.
by MadRhino
Apr 19 2019 2:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What causes inner tube to stick to the inside of a tire?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: What causes inner tube to stick to the inside of a tire?

Soap. I mean, people are using soapy water to find the puncture in the tube. Then they stick with time. New tubes and tires are powdered, but if you clean them with soap, or other means, they get sticky.
by MadRhino
Apr 19 2019 2:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike riding tips
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Ebike riding tips

I don’t wear reflective clothing. I wear a helmet, boots and gloves, yet no one passes me any closer because of that. Well, no one passes me anyway... :twisted: If you are gonna ride like I do and live as old as I, here’s the tip: Be conscious of everything around, trust yourself and no one else, an...
by MadRhino
Apr 19 2019 1:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!
Replies: 20
Views: 350

Re: Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!

Except for a few that can be opened for servicing, freewheels usually don’t last very long. They last longer on pedelecs, and only one season on fast ebikes because they freewheel all the time.
by MadRhino
Apr 16 2019 10:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth Rims & tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Stealth Rims & tyres

The razorback is the hard gum, thus will last longer.

The Wildlife Leopard is the soft gum, best grip.

They are all made by Duro. Those sold under various other brands are all, one of those two. The hard gum had been hard to find lately.
by MadRhino
Apr 16 2019 7:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Location. Your Opinion Matters!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Battery Location. Your Opinion Matters!

Ideal battery placement for a rear hub build has to be according to 3 factors: the weight of the battery, the weight of the hub, the speed that you ride. You want to place the balance of the bike about the middle of its length. So, a heavy hub might force you to fit a very lightweight battery on the...
by MadRhino
Apr 14 2019 7:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear hub on the front
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Rear hub on the front

Since you don't need high power on the front, and small front motors are very cheap, I suggest to forget this PITA idea to fit a rear hub on the front of your bike. :wink:
by MadRhino
Apr 14 2019 7:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Big Ass Patches or "Regular" size Patches
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Big Ass Patches or "Regular" size Patches

I guess those making pathes had a thought for riders like you, making many sizes of patches so you can put patches on patches, on patches. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Apr 14 2019 7:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner

On this bike, you can build 40 mph top speed and you will be fine to ride that speed on the nicest sections of the road. I'd say you will top at 30 most of the time, and that is fine with your expected range. Your bike will need some upgrades, mostly wheels and brakes. I suggest a rear 5T DD hub aro...
by MadRhino
Apr 12 2019 1:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: foldable electric scooter frame
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: foldable electric scooter frame

Serious mods are always some work. Stretch it longer to fit. It will better handle the extra power and speed.
by MadRhino
Apr 11 2019 4:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Custom salt water electric cargo trike
Replies: 20
Views: 576

Re: Custom salt water electric cargo trike

Normally, oysters are harvested with a boat. Your harvester machine must be engineered (and adjustable) to adapt the terrain, or to pull a drag harvester. This is more like wild clam harvesting than oyster farming. Anyway, I see it pretty high on its wheels (or caterpillars), and that is not making ...
by MadRhino
Apr 06 2019 12:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

No practicable e-bicycle is fast enough to feel sporty on pavement. Even 2-3kw really isn't that fast, certainty not fast enough to need suspension tuning. However a long travel FS bike can be ridding kind of like a super moto motorcycle using an upright stance. That same bike can turn various urba...
by MadRhino
Apr 06 2019 8:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Nice quality half throttle
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Nice quality half throttle

Quality throttles are mostly full grip because they are made for the motorcycles and scooters. Easy to cut them to half though. That is what I do most of the time.
by MadRhino
Apr 05 2019 8:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Factory Ebike for kids???
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Factory Ebike for kids???

I don’t know. This could depend of where you are living, so please take it or leave it. I personnally, don’t let kids ride until they are 14. I mean horses when I had young kids, but with ebikes I’d feel the same. I think they deserve to grow working out their way, and it is much better teaching the...
by MadRhino
Apr 04 2019 1:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?
Replies: 38
Views: 1147

Re: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?

... Yeah, not going mid-drive. One of the main reasons for going electric is simplicity. I don't want to have to worry about chains or belts, etc. Then choose a lighter frame. Some dirt bike frames are much lighter than your Ninja. You can mod a lightweight frame and give it the geometry that you n...
by MadRhino
Apr 03 2019 9:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?
Replies: 38
Views: 1147

Re: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?

... or to build with a big mid drive motor. 1st you need to size the available space in your frame to fit a motor. Then just weight the gasser motor that you took off. That is the begining. If I would build it, I guess I’d try fitting a good 165 HP in that frame. :twisted: I like building bikes that...
by MadRhino
Apr 03 2019 5:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Steel square taper cranks with 1/2inch female
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Steel square taper cranks with 1/2inch female

9/16 to 1/2 is a standard size for helicoils. If you can’t find them locally, you should inquire with the manufacturers. You might have to contact them anyway, since it is very unlikely that you will find them counterclockwise on the shelves.
by MadRhino
Apr 03 2019 5:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?
Replies: 38
Views: 1147

Re: 21kw+ QS273 won't outrun a 250cc?

The advantage of building on a bicycle frame is weight, and that is making all the difference. If you build on a motorcycle, you’d better forget the hub motor as a competitive solution.