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by winkinatcha
Sep 06 2014 3:51am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

Apologies for the delay in updates on this thread for the last wee while... Here is my "second to latest" post on my blog (see sig for link to website...) Moving out of Winter Into Spring down here in Aus and the Southern Hemisphere, and with that comes, gumption, more customers and far sweeter head...
by winkinatcha
Sep 05 2014 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 452743

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

ahahaha! haven't Been on here for so long and forgot how funny cool you lot were :D As a by-the-by, I had the pleasure of seeing my first Hyena raptor frame today when a mutual customer rocked up to my workshop on his just finished build... Sweet frame... absolutely sweet, and I know what sweet is f...
by winkinatcha
Aug 03 2014 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 452743

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

Fantastic you're getting involved in the Hunter Valley Thang Jay... been wanting to go for the past couple of years... bit far for me right now... mebbe next year :D
Joe
by winkinatcha
Jul 04 2014 12:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1182
Views: 104021

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

Hey DDK,

Good to see you are still alive :D

Just checking in... to say howdy.

So... Howdy

Joe
by winkinatcha
Jun 16 2014 6:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 452743

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

Hyena wrote:
winkinatcha wrote:haha! you social media ho!
Right that's it, the first 10 likes get a shout out in my new youtube video :P
OI! where's my shout out!?? (or did I miss it?)

AND reciprocal Like Frankencycle's Facebook page, man... two way street, and community, Yo.

Joe
by winkinatcha
Jun 01 2014 6:21am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

Would you beleive, a Free Awesome Promo video... Cos I am tired and lazy, I have lifted the following words from a FaceBook post I made WOW!!!!! a couple of weeks ago I found out about a newly started directory for Australian ebike and Electric vehicle related businesses ... http://www.ConvertElectr...
by winkinatcha
May 15 2014 11:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

hey Willow! Like the idea of get a Polly on a bike...

What sort of function/event were you at when you did this?

Joe

Edit * for the purpose of trying to be at/start/organise/have pipe-dreams about a similar event here on the mainland....
by winkinatcha
May 15 2014 11:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

ahahaha! Eskimo, don't hold back :D

:D :D :D

Joe
by winkinatcha
May 14 2014 11:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Heya Willow, howya doin'?

Does "cruising speed" equate to "top speed"?

although not what I think is ideal, it could be kinda cool to have a 1200w machine, that cuts down to 250 watt at 24km/h... personally in my opinion far from ideal but certainly less restrictive than what I woulda thought.

joe
by winkinatcha
May 14 2014 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Hey Ceph! I am one of those people that doesn't understand the difference between continuous power and peak power... If you could give an interpretation of "continuous Power" that would be ace... I am totes confused by it. I recently rode a BH Neo Jumper, also totally legal in Europe... awesome ride...
by winkinatcha
May 07 2014 3:25am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

Just be cautious and true to yourself. Don't try to fight through a burnout and don't be afraid to ask for help or you'll end up hating your passion in the end...and that sucks way more than bankrupcy Noted, dude... that hating your passion at the end would be my life's worst nightmare... Cool advi...
by winkinatcha
May 06 2014 5:59am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

Running this Biz, even though it sometimes means working on less than stellar examples of e-bikes, has it's own rewards... from the blog... ========================================== On friday a customer rang me… “Joe”, he said “my bike’s been stolen” I roared, I ranted I got upset on his behalf… th...
by winkinatcha
May 04 2014 10:04am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

From the blog... = Part of a Frankencycle conversion or build includes the First Service, Free of charge… This is not entirely altruistic, as I really appreciate feedback, good, bad or interesting from my customers, I love seeing “my babies” once they’ve left the fold, and as I stress to all my cust...
by winkinatcha
May 03 2014 5:23am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

Hey nechaus! Thanks for "dropping by" here, man, i've got mad respect for your build skillz n attitude :D I "think" it's gonna take a while before I get sick of working on other's bikes, n truth be known, originally I had no idea that working on others stuff would be such a big component of the biz ...
by winkinatcha
May 02 2014 8:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Ha! thanks for the kind words on the wrtiing guys... alright I confess, I spent around 3 decades as a professional (non-fiction) writer, including working on legal documents n such... One of the reasons my "social media" writing is full of bad grammar and spelling, kinda like some glorious freedom t...
by winkinatcha
May 02 2014 9:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Personally I'd like a wattage of around 500 nominal (as you Suggest Pendragon, 500-750 watt), I can build an e-bike with that kinda power that'll do 40 km/h on the flat, and personally, that's around where I reckon the top speed for bicycle infrastructure (shared pathways/cyclewyas should be...) fro...
by winkinatcha
Apr 30 2014 8:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

From the Frankencycle blog... See link at bottom of post for pics Too much work? Not quite but it’s getting close! Posted on May 1, 2014 I can only guess at what is happening… but I think these points are all valid -More public consciousnesss of electric bikes -Developing a rep as a good e-bike mech...
by winkinatcha
Apr 28 2014 2:05am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'shop
Replies: 45
Views: 6562

Re: Frankencycle Australia - Ebike n Small EV mechanic n 'sh

From the blog... Good Golly Miss Molly, What a day :D two internet based enquiries in the morning (one potential conversion, one potential upgrade), one battery sale, finished off a conversion ready for delivery, 1 customer electrics troubleshoot and re-wire booked, 1 customer brake upgrade (from ca...
by winkinatcha
Apr 23 2014 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Pendragon, Dude... You are articulate, vociferous, and a damn good bike builder, and hence you have my respect... you being a part-time piss-head joker is an added bonus, not a handicap :D I personally am a serious fan of a sub-class of license, partic if it comes with similar pre-license training a...
by winkinatcha
Apr 22 2014 7:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Hyena... Like your Idea... Have toyed with similar, along the lines of Camera on board, Little Brother Is Watching You. :D Here in Melbs there has been some recent media attention regarding cameras on bikes with at least one publicly aired pedal only video showing a dooring incident, so MR Public In...
by winkinatcha
Apr 22 2014 7:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Hyena Wrote: Where the problem lies is that pedal assistance stops at 25km/hr. If they raised it to a more reasonable 40km/hr which is a speed most bicycle gearing will let you meaningfully pedal along with, you'd find alot more people would start to take ebikes seriously and at this level they star...
by winkinatcha
Apr 21 2014 5:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 85190

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Soooo we all know the Aus laws for e-bikes are ridic, adopting Euro standards for a country the size of AUS with which doesn't have a "village" every 5 fricken km and piss poor"infra" unlike Europe... Gimme the 750w US laws anyday... but moaning into the morning porridge/ latte aint gonna do nuffink...
by winkinatcha
Apr 15 2014 9:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: mon-goose to MON-STER
Replies: 879
Views: 84489

Re: mon-goose to MON-STER

Yaaay CrashTestDummy, welcome to the Forum, mate :D Hah RIX :D I had the CB1100F's baby brother, the CB750F (Crap... when I was 20, ermigerd, I am SO OLD!!!)... my first "REAL" roadbike once I was off the then AUS restriction of 250cc or under for three years whilst on a probation licence It was the...
by winkinatcha
Apr 09 2014 10:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 452743

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

Not Good Hyena, sorry for your loss(es)..

BTW, though not in Adelaide ATM... I am the kinda guy who would pick up a lumpy sock in an alleyway, or at least poke it with a stick :D

Joe