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by Danos
Apr 02 2014 3:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?
Replies: 36
Views: 3248

Re: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?

Hi Steve, No I was in west Auckland and had a couple of hills but now in Wellington. The MAC was awesome on the hills, they were about 500m long and about 10-12% gradient from memory and it just powered up them at about 40kph with my assistance. I cruised at 50kph on the flat for the rest of my shor...
by Danos
Mar 27 2014 2:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?
Replies: 36
Views: 3248

Re: MAC 8T on 16S lipo?

Where in NZ are you Steve? I'm in Wellington, I have a Mac 8T in a 26" wheel. I have a 16s LiFePH4 and it tops out at 50kph. It's a great set up but I don't ride it much now as my commute is 30km compared to the 5km that it was.
by Danos
Dec 29 2013 7:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: bighit mac
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: bighit mac

Nice build, what's your performance like?
by Danos
Oct 24 2013 2:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mac hub help
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Mac hub help

That looks identical to what my MAC 8T was doing. I contacted Cellman and he sent me a new replacement clutch. I managed to free up the original clutch after swapping it out with a technical tap from a hammer.
by Danos
Oct 24 2013 2:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth Electric Bikes Launch in NZ this Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Stealth Electric Bikes Launch in NZ this Weekend

Good to see them available locally, i also would like to have a blast on one but i think the price is outrageous, even taking into account shipping from Australia and exchange rate differences.
by Danos
Oct 18 2013 9:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 500W Direct Drive vs Mac 500/1000w (Em3ev) + Other Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: 500W Direct Drive vs Mac 500/1000w (Em3ev) + Other Quest

I've got the MAC 8T motor, 9 FET controller and 48V (16S) 9.2Ah LiFePh4 battery from Cellman. It's fitted to a 26" wheel hardtail Trek and does 50kph on the flat, and will sustain it for about 30km with me providing some pedal assist. That includes a couple of small but steep hills which it hauls up...
by Danos
Aug 13 2013 12:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Comp DH bolt on build
Replies: 32
Views: 3492

Re: Giant Comp DH bolt on build

What kind of performance spec are you interested in? I commute to work on bike paths. 17 miles each way at 22 amps, brings me to 35 mph for most of the trip. I've gone 54 mph set at 50 amps, and it felt too fast, or I'm getting too old, not sure which one it might be. I've gone 30 miles on one char...
by Danos
Aug 12 2013 10:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Comp DH bolt on build
Replies: 32
Views: 3492

Re: Giant Comp DH bolt on build

Very professional looking build. Nice. What sort of performance are you getting out of it?
by Danos
May 09 2013 8:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using a MAC with a seized clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Using a MAC with a seized clutch

I rode my MAC with a seized clutch for probably 1000km until I replaced it with a serviceable clutch, there were no issues with it.
by Danos
Feb 05 2013 10:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2900
Views: 348539

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Sweet video...sweet bike too just quietly.
by Danos
Feb 05 2013 9:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Alpe d'Huez on an e-bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Alpe d'Huez on an e-bike?

With all the talk about Pikes Peak and alternative hill climbs I was wondering if anybody has ridden up the Alpe d'Huez on an e-bike? It looks quite formidable!!

8.5 miles with 21 hairpins!!
Average gradient 7.9%;
Maximum gradient 14%
Start altitude 717m;
Finish altitude 1850m.
by Danos
Jan 11 2013 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: *deleted*
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Trek 990 workhorse commuter

Good to see another Trek / Mac combo. Very functional looking. How's your 'economy' during your commute?
by Danos
Jan 08 2013 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Q100 high speed on KHS Urban Soul
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Q100 high speed on KHS Urban Soul

Yeah, I needed some decent power to get up a narly hill to and from work so went for the Mac. I'm very happy with it. Done about 1600km so far.

That kit you have seems like really good value...got me thinking about options for future builds!!

Ride safe, cheers.
by Danos
Jan 08 2013 4:44am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Q100 high speed on KHS Urban Soul
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Q100 high speed on KHS Urban Soul

Nice build, very stealthy. Where in NZ are you?
by Danos
Sep 10 2012 3:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Specialized Enduro Comp E-Bike with 9C hub
Replies: 35
Views: 4946

Re: Specialized Enduro Comp E-Bike with 9C hub

Looking good! You must have clocked up a few km's by now...how's all the gear holding up? I don't do a great deal of km's as it's only 5km to work and i only ride 3 times a week. Done about 1200km on my Mac Trek hardtail setup...still enjoying it though. The guys at work have stopped giving me a har...
by Danos
Jul 14 2012 5:22am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC motor - possible bearing issue
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: MAC motor - possible bearing issue

Yea had to replace a bearing in my bmc 600 beach riding.
What indications did you get that something wasn't quite right?
by Danos
Jul 11 2012 2:56am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC motor - possible bearing issue
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: MAC motor - possible bearing issue

Another thing i've noticed is that the motor has about 0.5-1.0mm of lateral play on the axle. The motor moves quite freely side to side up to 1mm. i don't recall seeing this previously. Is this movement normal? Have any other Mac motor users noticed this?
by Danos
Jul 10 2012 5:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC motor - possible bearing issue
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: MAC motor - possible bearing issue

Thanks for the responses. I'll investigate the tire deformation further. I recall when i fitted the tires last year i couldn't get either of the brand new Schwalbe tires to fit the rear rim properly...no matter what i tried i just couldn't get the tire bead to sit in the rim all the way round the ci...
by Danos
Jul 09 2012 5:05am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC motor - possible bearing issue
Replies: 8
Views: 873

MAC motor - possible bearing issue

Requesting help with the following problem. My MAC motor / rear wheel fited to a Trek hard tail feels like it has a bad flat spot. It's done about 1200km since new, the rear tyre has never fitted the rim perfectly and has always had a slight flat spot as a result. This was only noticeable on very sm...
by Danos
May 10 2012 5:11am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance Dual Suspension daily commuter build
Replies: 37
Views: 9166

Re: Giant Trance Dual Suspension daily commuter build

How do you find the Trance compared to the Anthem? I'm looking to buy a used Giant Trance or Anthem and thought you would be able to make a good comparison of the frames. I figured the Trance would be the better option as it has more suspension travel and a slower steering geometry so better at high...
by Danos
Apr 06 2012 5:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1st build Mac / Trek
Replies: 37
Views: 2686

Mac / Trek - EB3 controller question

Does anybody know if the Infineon EB3 controller Cell Man supplies is compatible with the thumb throttle he supplies? The thumb throttle came with an EB2 controller that was all supplied as a kit, but i now have the EB3 and want to use my old thumb throttle with a separate 3 speed switch with it. Th...
by Danos
Feb 28 2012 2:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1st build Mac / Trek
Replies: 37
Views: 2686

1st build Mac / Trek - broken seat post

Had a near miss of sorts yesterday...i'm lifting the bike out of the bike rack at work and the seat post nearly snaps off just above where the clamp is!! It was held on by a small bit of alloy at the front. So i figure i'll ride home without pedaling and take most of the weight on my legs. Made it h...
by Danos
Feb 25 2012 8:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1st build Mac / Trek
Replies: 37
Views: 2686

Re: 1st build Mac / Trek - V 2.0

Have now received some parts from Cell_man and fitted the new clutch and Falcon EV triangle bag. Has transformed the bike!! It's much more agile to maneuver and feels lighter. The new clutch now actually freewheels compared to the old one which was frozen although i did manage to unfreeze it. I got ...
by Danos
Jan 21 2012 6:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Specialized Enduro Comp E-Bike with 9C hub
Replies: 35
Views: 4946

Re: Specialized Enduro Comp E-Bike with 9C hub

Today I got chased by a dog (no problem with a motor on board ) and rode past a nude sunbather just off the track. It was only 3 weeks ago I downhilled past a couple going at it on the track side fully starkers. Belmont Regional Park: Nature... and Naturalists... Classic!! I know Wellington is pret...