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by sico
Feb 06 2018 6:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jonescg In the News!
Replies: 4
Views: 652

jonescg In the News!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-07/w ... es/9398100

Re-using batteries from his bike in the shed. Good idea :)

Simon
by sico
Dec 07 2017 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Oh, cool are you going to post pics? :wink: If Chris checks back in and is keen we should try and get a crew going. I remember Mark (DingosERide) and Greg from back then as well. The forum has gone pretty apesht in the mean time, looks like there are quite a few Perth people here. My Yuba has a luna...
by sico
Nov 23 2017 9:09am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Fellas! Been a while! New bike is looking sweet Matt, and Chris, back in Perth ... did you move to Albany? I now live in Bayswater, not too far from the old Garret Bridge spot where we launched a few group rides in 2012-13. This is my current ebike: Yuba.jpg I ride about 150km a week on a pedal bike...
by sico
Apr 17 2013 7:55am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Perths next group ride Sunday May 5
Replies: 26
Views: 3737

Re: Perths next group ride Sunday May 5

Hey, funny last time I couldn't make it because of a family trip to NZ, this time a work trip to Rome :| I don't travel that much, the rides are pretty sporadic! Funny that Chris the batteryman will need the charge stops, I might too though, good to see Kims ride is sorted and would be great to see ...
by sico
Apr 17 2013 7:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bargain wheel set with nexus 8 speed & hub motor
Replies: 57
Views: 7655

Re: Bargain wheel set with nexus 8 speed & hub motor

I say let it stay, very valid questions and comments, and Matt will start a different build thread anyway.

I just ordered one myself, being more inclined towards the low power with plenty of pedalling of late.
by sico
Dec 27 2012 11:26pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any USA expatriates here?
Replies: 124
Views: 7191

Re: Any USA expatriates here?

Gumtree is probably like craigslist: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-perth/l3008303 You may be surprised to find that inner suburban/city apartment living is more expensive to rent or buy here than freestanding houses on land. That may be changing though. Sounds like what i did when i moved to Oregon fr...
by sico
Dec 24 2012 5:53am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas in Perth!
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Christmas in Perth!

Merry Christmas lads,

its been a good ebike year for me, I think I did about 8000 ekm on 2 different bikes, killed a bike, quite a few spokes, a motor and some batteries but still ready for more action in 2013. Hopefully I can make the next group ride.

Cheers,

Simon.
by sico
Oct 20 2012 8:47pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Perth Australia Group Ride date Sat 17 November 2012 10am
Replies: 75
Views: 9945

Re: Perth Australia Group Ride date TBA 2012

Hi Lads,

I can't make this one, as I'm off with the family to NZ between 1-17th of Nov. Looking forward to the next one now the weather is a bit nicer.

Cheers,

Simon.
by sico
Jun 02 2012 10:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorcyclist clocked at 193 mph on NY highway - in the rain!
Replies: 125
Views: 9172

Re: Motorcyclist clocked at 193 mph on NY highway - in the r

It's pure and simple self-centred hedonism and indulgence ... putting others at risk with no benefit to them and only your own self pleasure in mind. Sure, others are bigger dickheads, and do worse things, but that doesn't justify this, and no amount of verbal or intellectual grandstanding and big-n...
by sico
May 23 2012 8:13am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Belt driven off road bike (Giant Reign)
Replies: 79
Views: 20423

Re: Belt driven off road bike (Giant Reign)

Its looking great mate and should be a plush ride. :) I forget, but was this one going to be pedal-able? No pedals are planned at this point, it will be my off road bike. That pully looks a bit vulnerable in case of a right side down dumping, but I guess that will never happen :wink: Simon
by sico
May 13 2012 8:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: In praise of hose clamps :)
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: In praise of hose clamps :)

Continuing the hose clamp praise, here's a battery box held together with 6 hose clamps:
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And a couple of dodgy switch installations using hose clamps (I have a definitive version now, but no photos):
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by sico
May 10 2012 6:44am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2 ebike builds, 1x hub drive MP, 1x chain drive hpm5000b
Replies: 87
Views: 5585

Re: Specialized FS Build, 84 volt Hub drive

Nice work mate, 68kph is damn quick. :) 8)

Do you have a pic of the bike as it was when you ran it? How did you mount the battery?
by sico
May 10 2012 4:22am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aussie Role Call
Replies: 520
Views: 52578

Re: Aussie Role Call

Rodney64 wrote:Kim
Stick with the swimming and drinking it's easier on your back
I've tried 'em all on my back and I reckon drinking is the hardest :P :)
by sico
May 02 2012 5:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?

voicecoils wrote:
sico wrote:Can they tell the difference between forwards and backwards torque though? :wink:
Yes. The Thun bottom bracket for example measures torque, RPM and pedal direction.
Cool ebike component. :)
by sico
May 02 2012 12:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?

Can they tell the difference between forwards and backwards torque though? :wink:
by sico
May 01 2012 9:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?

SamTexas wrote:
sico wrote:Haha, imagine a fixie with a pedalec sensor, it would be on constantly
Why would it be constantly on?
Because the crank sensor turns the motor on when the pedals are going and the pedals are going when the motor is going ... I suppose you could switch it off though.
by sico
May 01 2012 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: Has anyone done an electric Fixie ?

Haha, imagine a fixie with a pedalec sensor, it would be on constantly ... hopefully there's no traffic around.

Re: Single speed ebikes, not at all uncommon, I have two and I'd venture 50% or more of the bikes on here are also single speeds.
by sico
May 01 2012 5:11am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Would you agree to have a windturbine in your neighborhood
Replies: 51
Views: 10017

Re: Would you agree to have a windturbine in your neighborho

I voted no, since I live within a kilometre of an international airport, and the "no" vote looked really sparse and I love an underdog. I also recently learned that wind turbines increase the temperature near the ground so that's great news for Canadians and Alaskans alike: http://www.studentnewsdai...
by sico
Apr 12 2012 8:49am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat April 7th 2012 Grange Racetra
Replies: 171
Views: 20745

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat April 7th 2012 Grange Rac

I agree, it would have been good to get a heads up that electric/open trophies needed to be supplied by a volunteer ESer before the race. No foul on the guy who donated his trophies for gassers only though.
by sico
Apr 12 2012 8:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: The Mid Drive Hub Motor Media Group
Replies: 124
Views: 48551

Re: The Mid Drive Hub Motor Media Group

Awesome video dude ... love how you replace the chain and then jump straight back on :D

Do you think the motor needs a finger/bash/trouser guard, or does it feel safe enough as is?
by sico
Apr 11 2012 1:12am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Stealth Bomber Geometry
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Stealth Bomber Geometry

So, analogously, if someone were to ask for the geometry of a high class hooker, they could expect similar backlash on this forum. :|
by sico
Apr 05 2012 9:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Not being able to drive smoothly at half speed MAC
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: Not being able to drive smoothly at half speed MAC

Re: on/off mac at low speeds, I was planning to switch to a magura throttle this weekend to try and tackle this issue (I run 48v with a cellman 9fet don't know what model... brought around the middle of last year) . Anyone have feeling whether this will solve the problem, or am I wasting my time? Si...
by sico
Apr 05 2012 6:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame
Replies: 54
Views: 5813

Re: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame

Before you dive into this you should really consider getting a quote on liability insurance. It may surprise you :shock: I think a liability waiver is the perfect way to deal with this for sphere customers. We should have a standard form stickied to the top of the for sale section and sellers can a...
by sico
Apr 04 2012 4:40am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 509014

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Glad the stack didn't do any damage and fingers crossed your over the hump on the other medical dramas. 8) I had a low speed speed fall the other week (lost the front wheel on wet very sharp corner) and definitely would have lost skin without my gloves ... always worn. 45kph is a scary speed to come...
by sico
Apr 01 2012 9:10am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in 2000W hub motor?
Replies: 30
Views: 2526

Re: Anyone interested in 2000W hub motor?

The 3000w ali baba link has a picture of full throttles stealth.
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