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by manitu
Mar 11 2016 6:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you like it
Replies: 203
Views: 23720

Re: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you lik

To the chap with the Fox setup: Great looking bike! Wich motor? The fork is a great performer , stiff leggs, plush suspension , good adjustments and a lot of aftermarket internals available. Great shock too, but soft for a hubmotor. The compression adjuster is only low speed , so it could use a shim...
by manitu
Mar 11 2016 6:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you like it
Replies: 203
Views: 23720

Re: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you lik

I'm growing fond of this frame, I might actually order a couple frames for rentals. (750w avg, 40kmh) BB height on DH bikes goes from 340mm static and up to around 420mm . I dont know if they even go that high today. So the earlier estimate (300-350mm/25%compressed) is spot on. Even the Specialized ...
by manitu
Mar 03 2016 6:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you like it
Replies: 203
Views: 23720

Re: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you lik

Grand! 66-67 degree headtube is spot on for all terrain handling, like downhill bikes from 2003-2010. the newer DH bikes have 63-65 degrees, wich only really works , going downhill. this frame will work great with a standard 200mm fork. If you want make the newest DH frames work on the flats and goi...
by manitu
Mar 02 2016 8:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you like it
Replies: 203
Views: 23720

Re: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you lik

Great article on brake squat/jack. need to study more. Hell yeah , I love my single pivot Giant DHTeam 72V Ht35 e-bike. I doubt it would be much better , built on the nomad frame. Any improvements in suspension geometry would be destroyed anyway by placing the batteries elsewhere When the shock is m...
by manitu
Mar 01 2016 7:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you like it
Replies: 203
Views: 23720

Re: Who has bought EM3EV's bicycle frames and how do you lik

Disclaimer: I have not bought one of these frames , nor am I an engineer. However, I used to work with downhill bikes; repairs, service , setup, and warranty questions towards users and national suppliers. Suspension: 4link (horst link,VPP,FSR and so on) vs single pivot isn't just about pedal bob. I...
by manitu
Feb 06 2016 11:46pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved: Why so many new 'cycles crashed - new tires!
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Re: Mystery solved: Why so many new 'cycles crashed - new ti

Cant speak for motorcycle tires , but car tires are sometimes sprayed with a protective wax for storage.
but this wax is rubbed off first 500 meters.

.manitu
by manitu
Jan 29 2016 9:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 375475

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/1fsw-6.jpg If this is the internals you have , you have the dreaded SPV version. (stable platform valve) http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/1fsw-2.jpg This being the actual SPV valve. These were hated , and ruined the dorado name for near 10 years. There is ...
by manitu
Mar 04 2012 5:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Difficulty getting high quality 7 speed gear?
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Difficulty getting high quality 7 speed gear?

Most 9-gear cranks with stadard bolt-patterns wil accept a 7-gear chainring.

.manitu
by manitu
Mar 04 2012 5:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Truing Up Rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Truing Up Rims

All good advice here. Instead of using the brake-pads , you can use plastic strips , like this: http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/low-budget-wheel-truing-stand.jpg Another thing to remember, if your wheel is to stay true the spokes need to be straight , with no twist. Twisted spokes wi...
by manitu
Aug 16 2011 3:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Fishing reel gearboxes ?
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Fishing reel gearboxes ?

you are talking about multipler fishing reels , I guess.

Not a bad idea , but you will need a bigger reel than the ones I got , and they are kind of expensive.
Image

.manitu
by manitu
Aug 11 2011 11:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Keyne's DH Comp Build - now with liquid cooled HX35! :)
Replies: 263
Views: 47568

Re: Keyne's DH Comp Build

edit: didn't see the first picture at first The frame in the second picture is a late 2004 model (fall collection) or a non-usa 2005 model. The other two are early 2004 models , or 2003 with a replacement swingarm. The DH-Team was introduced in 2003. Changed the rear wheel to 150mm from 2004 because...
by manitu
Aug 09 2011 8:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Basic 48v kit differences?
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Re: Basic 48v kit differences?

There is a new web shop in Vaasa,Finland http://www.ebikewheel.com/ you could check out. I ordered my first motor from crystalyte europe in Belgium , But I think I'll try a nine continent rear motor from ebikewheel next time.

.manitu
by manitu
Jul 24 2011 11:07am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norway - help me understand
Replies: 43
Views: 3083

Re: Norway - help me understand

Yeah , the maximum sentence is 21 years. But this guy will get a extended sentence where he will be evaluated every now and then , and kept untl "safe". Come to think of it, I don't think you ned to be mentally unstable to get a indefinite extension to the sentence (forvaring), just a danger to soci...
by manitu
Jul 24 2011 10:31am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norway - help me understand
Replies: 43
Views: 3083

Re: Norway - help me understand

If found sane , the maximum punishment is 21 years. If found violently insane , he will be sent to secure mental hospital. If he is found mentally unstable and a danger to him self and others , but sane acording to law , he can get a additional punishment called "forvaring" (means something like kee...
by manitu
Jul 24 2011 7:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norway - help me understand
Replies: 43
Views: 3083

Re: Norway - help me understand

It appears now that he planned the attack or at least caught on to a militant anti muslim conservative right wing ideology , for more than nine years! He published a 1500 page manifest and a youtube video hours before the attack. About the gun control issue.. It depends on a lot of issues. If this h...
by manitu
Jul 24 2011 5:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My next first build: Schwinn spoiler stingray
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: My next first build: Schwinn spoiler stingray

Great input! I will contact John Rob Holmes for a quote on his wheel build. I've put the tripple eight on the bike already , picture will follow. This gave me a few problems that hass to be fixed. 1:Head tube length on the Spoiler. I'll cut down the head-tube as muct as possible , but there is less ...
by manitu
Jul 23 2011 5:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norway - help me understand
Replies: 43
Views: 3083

Re: Norway - help me understand

I don't thik parenting has anything to do with this one. The suspected shooter has been described as a quiet guy, A former classmate described him as a caring person who looked after victims of bullying at school. He has had arab training buddies earlier but has lately been active at several web for...
by manitu
Jul 06 2011 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Most Annoying ...
Replies: 84
Views: 10964

Re: Most Annoying ...

Most annoying bike-thing whatsoever is that some dufus decided we should have the front brake left and rear brake right , opposite of motor-bikes , and the rest of the world. I want to change the handles to what we call "moto-style" , but I'll use a year or two of crashes to learn to brake again. .m...
by manitu
Jul 03 2011 11:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Karl's Other Question Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3007

Re: Please ID this frame

It has FSR /Horst link suspesion , so it's licensed from specialized. My guess is a early Norco six or similar.

Man , those dropouts are sweet! No need for extensive machining , just square plates with clamping dropouts bolted to the frame.

.manitu
by manitu
Jul 03 2011 6:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thornproof tires
Replies: 20
Views: 2151

Re: Thornproof tires

why use tubes at all? Ive been using Joe's no-flats rim liners and latex goo for a while , and it works great. Just put the slime in the tire and forget about tubes! http://www.no-flats.com/ Using UST-compatible rims an tires makes it a no-brainer , but most tires and rims are possible to set up tub...
by manitu
Jun 28 2011 1:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Low cost hub for 29er?
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Low cost hub for 29er?

mmmm... not shure if my logic is correct , but 144 /3 = 48.
you should be able to use every third hole , or?

.manitu
by manitu
Jun 27 2011 1:45pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: refuel 2011 Laguna Seca ***today!***
Replies: 91
Views: 9674

Re: refuel 2011 Laguna Seca ***today!***

This is epic!! Well done!

About the random regen mode.. Maybe your brake handle return spring can't handle the acceleration?

.manitu , sitting by the computer pushing reload , waiting for some video!!
by manitu
Jun 26 2011 6:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?
Replies: 74
Views: 17753

Re: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?

Giant reign is an option. they should be easier to source than the DH-Team. http://www.cvmtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/DSC_7377.jpg Commencal meta's are allso great bikes with some space in the frame. http://reviews.mtbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/image04.jpg If there were e-bike races here...
by manitu
Jun 24 2011 5:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A word about cheap suspension forks w/disc brakes...
Replies: 33
Views: 2848

Re: A word about cheap suspension forks w/disc brakes...

Fox , rockshox and marzocchi forks have upper and lower bushing. the lower bushings are as low in the fork as possible. when the fork is fully compressed , the upper legs are a cm or two from the bottom of the fork. On most forks anyway, but not on the lightweight race forks , where the uper legs ar...