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by recumbent
Apr 24 2015 12:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: extra fees when ordering
Replies: 27
Views: 2382

Re: extra fees when ordering

Must be a Canadian thing. I don't ever pay 'extra' when getting things from Cellman (EM3EV) to the states I've ordered lots of stuff from China, including batteries, and never paid extra fee's, but when ordering from the US, they hit me for the full $ amount, and takes just as long to ship. I think...
by recumbent
Mar 27 2015 1:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank length?
Replies: 94
Views: 8162

Re: Crank length?

*** snip *** Is it even worth dropping from 165mm to 135mm? Seems like you guys like less than 100mm cranks. 30mm reduction is a lot more noticeable than you may think. My 15mm reduction clearly felt less stressfull than my 170mm cranks did, now I don't bonk my knee into my chest any more :) . Howe...
by recumbent
Mar 26 2015 8:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank length?
Replies: 94
Views: 8162

Re: Crank length?

So you just mounted a motor wheel to replace one of the rear wheels? I would love to see that. I really like the jackshaft arrangement. Lightfoot does fine work. I'm guessing the motor would go on the right side? How did you join the shafts of the bike and the motor? otherDoc Edit: I just noticed t...
by recumbent
Mar 25 2015 9:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank length?
Replies: 94
Views: 8162

Re: Crank length?

Just to be clear, The picture I posted was from the "Lightfoot site" I purchased the exact same model. My trike has the 10T Mac motor mounted to the right rear wheel, which is isolated from the left chain driven (from factory) wheel. Here is a bottom shot, of the same trike, from their site, so you ...
by recumbent
Mar 25 2015 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank length?
Replies: 94
Views: 8162

Re: Crank length?

Here is a picture of the one I bought, hope they don't mind. Great for mid drive mod, but I went 2WD, one rear wheel motored with 10 turn "Mac" and other side is peddle power.
by recumbent
Mar 24 2015 11:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crank length?
Replies: 94
Views: 8162

Re: Crank length?

170mm cranks are a common size where I live, and found them a bit cumbersome even before I went electric 14 years ago. Now with my new build, 155mm crank arms work well, down from 165mm with my 5 year old recumbent. I'm 6 feet tall with a hip replacement and other minor leg issues from 60 years of a...
by recumbent
Mar 04 2015 4:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: List of STEEL-framed bikes now available
Replies: 46
Views: 7420

Re: List of STEEL-framed bikes now available

Lightfootcycles , Based in Montana make most of their bikes/trikes with cr/mo steel. I bought a trike from them and had no problems shipping to Canada, it was 7 feet long and fully built. This is my second steel recumbent bike, and the spring like flex with long steel frames is great for comfort, al...
by recumbent
Feb 27 2015 1:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will the Fat bike fad die?
Replies: 57
Views: 7106

Re: When will the Fat bike fad die?

Fat tires are definitely cool looking to a certain limit, but dorky, or cartoonish, if overdone. Narrower front tire is a good call. Where I live we have good pavement almost everywhere, even bike trails, 2.5 inches is my limit to keep any squirm to a minimum. I had a pair of cheap 2.5 inch Kenda's,...
by recumbent
Feb 19 2015 2:16am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: My Big Fat Giant
Replies: 51
Views: 7968

Re: My Big Fat Giant

Wow, those are awesome looking rims, and double walled at that. Had you considered the moped sized rubber? And would it fit. I'm just amazed at what's available to us ebikers.
by recumbent
Jun 01 2014 1:45am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hydraulic discbrake T-coupling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Hydraulic discbrake T-coupling?

Have you thought about using the Hope V Twin, you could drive them both from one lever and feed 2 calipers with the right volume of fluid. http://www.hopetech.com/product/v-twin-brake/ This looks like the proper approach to the problem, but they keep saying these are for road bikes only. I don't se...
by recumbent
May 29 2014 3:50am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hydraulic discbrake T-coupling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Hydraulic discbrake T-coupling?

I'm interested in this "T" coupling also, but my kit is a "juicy five" kit from "Avid" hyd. brakes.

I will definitely keep my eyes open, and ask the bike shops here, Thanks for bringing this subject up to the board.
by recumbent
Apr 23 2014 3:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New "Flat-Less" Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres for 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5076

Re: New "Flat-Less" Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres for 2014

good to hear about the "Marathons" compound upgrade, because I use them for many years of trouble-free fun. Now, however, just installed "Armadillo's" with flat-free kevlar belts called "Crossroads" this year. seem tough construction for us ebiker loads.
Has anyone used these Armadillo tires before?
by recumbent
Apr 20 2014 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Breaking Spokes
Replies: 81
Views: 5707

Re: Breaking Spokes

When you guys mention "29mm to 39mm" rims, do we measure the outside roughly, with a vernier caliper? Or do we measure the inside bead-seat part of the rim? Because I'm building my etrike, and the wheels are only about 30mm outside measurement, with 1.95 inch tires. :? I think i'll upgrade as soon a...
by recumbent
Apr 15 2014 2:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 48v hobby king set up options
Replies: 48
Views: 2646

Re: 48v hobby king set up options

I also run my 14s lipo without a BMS, and would never recommend running below 3.6 volts ea. The batteries clearly start to wander a bit and sag faster at lower than 3.5 voltages.
by recumbent
Mar 30 2014 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Changing Ebike Battery From 48/14 SLA To 48/15 LIPO Volts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Changing Ebike Battery From 48/14 SLA To 48/15 LIPO Volt

Yep, 14 series for the win, bulk chargers are off the-shelf set for 58.8 volts and everything.
But that's the fun of building your own pack, is upgrading when you can afford it.
by recumbent
Mar 28 2014 3:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: throttle connector + cruise don't match
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: throttle connector + cruise don't match

alsmith wrote:nowhere if you don't want to use cruise control. Any on/off switch if you do.
Great, that's what I thought, but wasn't too sure, Thanks guys.
by recumbent
Mar 27 2014 11:10am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: throttle connector + cruise don't match
Replies: 3
Views: 513

throttle connector + cruise don't match

I bought the kit from "EM3ev" but I don't want to use the right-hand throttle and cruise button combo unit he sent me with a big white connector.
Can I just hard wire my throttle leads? But where the heck do the other two wires go, labeled "ground" and "cruise signal" .
by recumbent
Mar 27 2014 2:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Comments/Critique on Prospective Build
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Comments/Critique on Prospective Build

I have found that a 52 tooth front chain ring is an absolute must for casual long rides.
by recumbent
Mar 26 2014 1:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?
Replies: 36
Views: 3833

Re: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?

I'm on my third ebike build in 10 years , and 14s lipo is the sweet spot for speed (50km/h) and not too much weight.
Remember, your riding a bike, 50 km/h is very fast for these frames.
Personally, I would not go over 1600 watts with a geared motor if you want it to last.
by recumbent
Mar 19 2014 5:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery needs balancing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Re: Battery needs balancing?

Why do people use phone chargers? *** snip *** As a blanket statement that covers the dozen or so I have looked at, you can't use a phone charger. They don't even exist. Many folks here, including myself use these small phone chargers to top-up a low cell. We do this by pulling out a pin from the "...
by recumbent
Mar 02 2014 3:44am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 5amp charger battery degridation
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: 5amp charger battery degridation

I use a 6 amp charger for my 16amp/hr pack and works like a dream for years.

Faster charging is also safe in the way it only takes about 1/2 hr to top-up my pack while having coffee, short and sweet.
by recumbent
Dec 21 2013 12:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobbyking Customer Service.
Replies: 225
Views: 7293

Re: Hobbyking LiPo's: worst service in the world - Avoid..

I've been ordering since 2009 *** snip *** I finally got replacement for 4 batteries but the replacements were the SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess the only batts I never had a problem with are the 6S 5000 Turnigy 20C That's a sad story "RC-guy" . The batteries I ordered were the 6S 5800mah...
by recumbent
Dec 20 2013 4:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ultimate Ebike transport
Replies: 34
Views: 2838

Re: Ultimate Ebike transport

You've got us all revved-up for adventure. Personally I'd go long wheel base recumbent with front fairing. most of them are made of chrome moly steel, which is essentially spring steel, and they are 7 feet long. Perfect for long distance rides, they hold lots of cargo and have the most comfortable s...
by recumbent
Dec 20 2013 1:56am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobbyking Customer Service.
Replies: 225
Views: 7293

Re: Hobbyking LiPo's: worst service in the world - Avoid..

...snip...i think maybe the reason the hong kong post stopped shipping was because of that guy last year who said he was gonna snitch on HK for shipping batteries through the mail and he said he was gonna snitch on them because HK had pissed him off for some silly reason just like this guy. does an...
by recumbent
Dec 09 2013 2:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 72V Motorcycle Wheels Mac 6T Motor Street Ride
Replies: 49
Views: 6008

Re: 72V Motorcycle Wheels Mac 6T Motor Street Ride

Nice build, love those wheels like everyone else said.
Anything over 35 MPH on a mountain bike is too fast and windy in my 8 years of ebiking.

What is the width of the wheels? Are they aluminum?