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by pwd
Feb 14 2020 11:43am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2 Large, identical battery packs in series? POSSIBLE?
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: 2 Large, identical battery packs in series? POSSIBLE?

It is possible to connect two identical packs in series. They key is that they must be the same capacity and have similar internal resistance so that they are discharged at the same rate. That can be tricky even with two similar packs. I would recommend running the packs in parallel instead unless y...
by pwd
Feb 13 2020 2:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Element - refresh
Replies: 34
Views: 3712

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Element - refresh

The bike has been parked for the season (fat ebike filling some of the gap) but I'm beginning to cobble together materials for something like this: The bike before it went electric, showing the approximate available space for a battery box: pack_size.jpg https://e4bike.ru/page/battery-shape-configur...
by pwd
Feb 06 2020 10:19am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 18650 new cells only CANADA
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Re: 18650 new cells only CANADA

Great, thanks for adding that. You store is on my shortlist for a battery build.
by pwd
Feb 06 2020 8:52am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: LeafBike / LeafMotor 1500W on 26 inch rim - Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: LeafBike / LeafMotor 1500W on 26 inch rim - Canada

Good point, location updated in original post. I'm in North Bay but willing to deliver within a 50km radius.
by pwd
Feb 05 2020 9:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3298
Views: 407513

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Where are you guys ordering the cyclones from? Luna is out if stock, so I orderes from the cyclone site in Taiwan. I havent heard anything except a paypal receit. No order confirmation or anything. Tried to email them yesterday, but so far no answer. Anyone experienced the same? I ordered mine form...
by pwd
Feb 04 2020 10:36am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: 18650canada.com
Replies: 2
Views: 379

18650canada.com

Does anyone have any experience dealing with https://18650canada.com ?

Thanks in advance
by pwd
Feb 04 2020 10:35am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 18650 new cells only CANADA
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Re: 18650 new cells only CANADA

Would you be able to provide a graph to show voltage sag and capacity of the Samsung 40Ts you have for sale?

Thanks
by pwd
Feb 01 2020 9:16am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3298
Views: 407513

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Wunderbar, thanks Tommm! No need. Get narrow wide alu, unless you are doing single speed. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=32 ... de&_sop=15 Thanks for the link Tommm, I've seen those aluminum ones come up in my search. They seem pretty inexpensive. What is your reason for suggesting the aluminu...
by pwd
Feb 01 2020 9:02am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3298
Views: 407513

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Tommm wrote:
Feb 01 2020 8:31am
No need. Get narrow wide alu, unless you are doing single speed.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=32 ... de&_sop=15
Thanks for the link Tommm, I've seen those aluminum ones come up in my search. They seem pretty inexpensive. What is your reason for suggesting the aluminum ones over steel?
by pwd
Feb 01 2020 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3298
Views: 407513

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Long story short, my 32T chainring has taken some damage. The one I have looks like this: 32Tm.jpg Does anyone know where I can purchase a new 32T BCD 104 chainring like this (looks less likely to bend than my old one): 32T-5-104.jpg The only place I see them at http://www.cyclone-tw.com/Parts.html ...
by pwd
Jan 27 2020 1:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: diy ebike for ranch, trail, hunt...
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: diy ebike for ranch, trail, hunt...

Nice conversion. For the sand, try lowering your tire pressure if you haven't already.
by pwd
Jan 24 2020 1:45pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: LeafBike / LeafMotor 1500W on 26 inch rim - Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 591

LeafBike / LeafMotor 1500W on 26 inch rim - Canada

This is a LeafBike rear hub motor fits most bikes with a 135mm rear dropout this is the 5T version for approximately 10.1 rpm per volt 35mm magnet height x 205mm diameter laced into a 26 inch wheel Schwalbe Marathon 26 x 2.0 tire has been treated with 7mL of Grin Statorade for improved cooling 10K N...
by pwd
Jan 14 2020 11:49am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Smoked BMSbattery motor
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Smoked BMSbattery motor

Yes, even if the battery is disconnected, it still could be the controller if the wheel doesn't spin smoothly. The motor is basically a generator. If any of the phase cables (three large cables from the motor) touch, it will make the wheel harder to spin; even without power. A blown controller will ...
by pwd
Jan 14 2020 11:20am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Smoked BMSbattery motor
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Smoked BMSbattery motor

Sounds like blown controller and/or damaged phase cables. If you disconnect the motor from the controller does the wheel spin smoothly again?
by pwd
Jan 08 2020 11:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Sinister R9
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Sinister R9

Interesting build. Looking forward to seeing more progress. :thumb:
by pwd
Dec 22 2019 9:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

The bike has been working great since replacing the derailleur hanger etc... and my studs and bar mitts arrived. Unfortunately, the seller only sent me half of the studs that I ordered (100/200). I've decided to just stud the front tire only and 100 studs seems to be just enough; they really make a ...
by pwd
Dec 04 2019 9:32am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

SaabGuy wrote:
Dec 03 2019 1:57pm
What studs did you buy? i found a few small ones on aliexpress but never ordered.
These are the studs I ordered:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3284557 ... 4c4djFa3kB

I'm hoping to try them out over the weekend if they arrive this week.
by pwd
Dec 03 2019 10:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

The bike had been working well and I was finally able to test it out in some proper snow. The bike is a lot of fun; I've also aired down the tires for more traction. It does exceptionally well on semi-packed to fully packed snow. Anything deeper than about 20 cm of snow and it becomes very difficult...
by pwd
Nov 25 2019 11:11am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Flying 80 volt Greenworks leaf blower
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Flying 80 volt Greenworks leaf blower

Just watched that one earlier; was a lot of fun to watch! Pretty Cool.
by pwd
Nov 15 2019 9:32am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

Ever consider heated grips? I started looking at them after reading DrkAngel's Snow Beast thread. They don't look like they draw too much current. Folks I know with them on motorcycles say they're pretty effective. I am definitely willing to give heated grips a try. After my bar mitts are tested in...
by pwd
Nov 14 2019 4:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

So the cold weather and snow are here. I've had the bike out a few times in some light snow and it is a lot of fun. The limiting factor for ride time is the time it takes for my hands to freeze. I've ordered some inexpensive "bar mitts" to help extend my riding time: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H4ddb...
by pwd
Nov 04 2019 1:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best rear tire for 26" DD hub motor
Replies: 26
Views: 1345

Re: Best rear tire for 26" DD hub motor

What about the SuperMoto X with GreenGuard 26 x 2.4 ?:
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tire ... per-moto-x

That was going to be my choice over the Big Ben Plus but the SuperMotoX didn't come in 24"
by pwd
Nov 01 2019 3:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

That is correct, they both connect to the axle. I'm not sure if adding the fender bracket to the clamping mechanism of the quick release skewer is a bad idea though. I failed to tighten my quick release down all the way which led to my wheel falling out. After double-checking them; they seem OK now ...
by pwd
Nov 01 2019 9:54am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3647

Re: PWD's Rocky Mountain Blizzard - mid drive

Some more goodies arrived and were added to the "shapely" bike: basic voltage meter IMG_20191024_081253_rotated.jpg full fat fenders! IMG_20191020_141056_rotated.jpg added rubber where I could to try and prevent frame wear and rattling noises IMG_20191020_141120_rotated.jpg IMG_20191020_141110_rotat...