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by ScooterMan101
Jul 27 2020 1:54am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 305
Views: 40732

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

Here is a good article , I first saw pictures of a vetter full fairing scooter many years ago , Have been waiting for a commercial product to come out like it for some 20-30 years . In this article the faired electric Zero S gets great efficiency despite such a rear tail that does not look better th...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 29 2020 8:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mechanics in Seattle/Dropout Filing
Replies: 38
Views: 786

Re: Mechanics in Seattle

If you find that after filing the dropouts , you have what amberwolf describes here , you can go to the hardware store and buy slightly longer caliper mounting bolts ( 6 mm or 8 mm ) and small washers to fit between the caliber mounting surface and the bracket that is bolted to the frame . Filing th...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 29 2020 8:04am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Should I add a motor to this MTB bike frame or find another source?
Replies: 30
Views: 639

Re: Should I add a motor to this MTB bike frame or find another source?

What speeds are you wanting to ride at ? and for how long at those speeds ? Remember : the faster you go the more you will need full suspension , and quality suspension makes a huge positive difference . Slower speeds and a hardtail will be fine, a seatpost like the Thudbuster LT helps . Slower spee...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 16 2020 3:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Huge increase in shipping charges from China
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Huge increase in shipping charges from China

It is a trick they use , advertise a low price to sucker you into buying from them then make the money by inflating the shipping costs. You can see this by all the small items ( not e-bike items ) that you can buy on e-bay that come from China . I have gotten many items lately from China that have f...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 16 2020 3:44am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First Build Noobie Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: First Build Noobie Questions

What will he charge to weld / fabricate a Frame for you , and what material will you use ? ( PM me if you / he does not want to get inundated with many others wanting to make a frame as well. ) I want a custom frame my self as the bomber clone , sheet metal frames need allot of improvements . I can ...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 16 2020 3:14am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cold molded plywood/fiberglass ebike build
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Cold molded plywood/fiberglass ebike build

Nice Job , There is someone in San Jose , California that makes wooden bikes , works of art . I look forward to your next frame ... with Longer Wheelbase , Rear Suspension , and much more rake on the front headtube/fork . ( the modern All Mountain/Enduro/Down Hill bikes are now going to 60.5, 61, an...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 14 2020 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vector bike and frame owners.
Replies: 1068
Views: 156276

Re: Vector bike and frame owners.

:thumb: For this ... https://www.gngebike.com/gng-2019-3000w ? and This ... https://www.cycmotor.com/x1-pro-gen-2 ? With rear dropouts like this ? ... https://www.bansheebikes.com/darkside So that we can get different dropout plates for the different type of axles . 12 x 142 mm , 12 x 148 mm , etc. ...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 04 2020 12:28pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Vector e-bike and Parts / WORLDWIDE
Replies: 2373
Views: 379524

Re: Vector e-bike and Parts / WORLDWIDE

Artur , Here is an example of modern bike geometry ... ( What your light frame should evolve into ) https://us.yt-industries.com/products/bikes/downhill/1279/tues-al Note : 27.5 tires , Long , Low , and Slack . A frame made what will accept 29 er wheels/tires ( that is not a fat swingarm ) is also a...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 04 2020 2:24am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: PaulD's lightweight mid drive development
Replies: 161
Views: 26143

Re: PaulD's lightweight mid drive development

A lot going on ? like a version that will accept a 15 s battery pack, or 18s battery pack , or even a 20s battery pack ? A version that the controller can interface with a CA V 2.3 or CA V 3 ? Hi Nobreaks, It's TBD at the moment. I have a lot going on right now, but I'll try to post an update in the...
by ScooterMan101
Jun 04 2020 2:16am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: X1 PRO GEN2
Replies: 29
Views: 1835

Re: X1 PRO GEN2

Either bike would work great for the X1 Pro Gen 2 . Two Great Choices . You are mounting it on the frame near the BB/Downtube junction so no problems there. The Lightspeed could have a front disc brake, all you have to do is update the fork and front wheel and buy one disc brake and rotor . The fast...
by ScooterMan101
May 17 2020 10:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: X1 PRO GEN2
Replies: 29
Views: 1835

Re: X1 PRO GEN2

And the GNG Cyclone 3000 , 2019 version has upgrades from a regular Cyclone 3000 , There are even a few improvements since 2019 , most notably better chain ring spacers . The 2019 Cyclone sold by GNG is a couple of pounds heavier than the X1 and X2 Pro, by about 2.5 lbs. It is bigger , and the crank...
by ScooterMan101
May 17 2020 10:03pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

On the Local News stations for two days they did say he was wanting to move his factory to Nevada or Texas. One news person said he even threatened that . So I do have good news sources ... or the mainstream local media lies . I do know that he bought the old GM plant, I have known that ever since h...
by ScooterMan101
May 17 2020 9:38pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

Balmorhea, You left out a very important sentence of that article you linked to, Here it is , in Quotations ... " The majority of states – including Vermont and California – ultimately get more money back than they contribute. " So in other words California gets more money back from the feds than th...
by ScooterMan101
May 17 2020 9:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?

Not exactly, Yesterday I called a local bike shop, I asked the mechanic if he could order me a steel shimano style freehub driver for my rear wheel. I gave him the information on two different wheelsets I have . He can , not , get me a steel freehub driver for either of my wheel sets, He said the st...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?

Yes I have a problem with destroying the splines on my Shimano style freehub body. I would like to use a XD driver , however the only cassettes that are available that I know of are only 11 speed and 12 speed cassettes, To me 11 speed is pretty much useless for a end consumer, great marketing ploy t...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 12:52pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

I do not know where your " Here " is. Where I live there is about 2-5 Republicians , and / or non Leftist's , in about 100 people. That is a very low number people per population in my area . So where I live there is No Attacking, there is in Fact allot of Disapointment with many people . as time go...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 12:46pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

California is not paying for Red States through the Federal Goverment , it is the Federal Goverment that pays Millions, or Billions into California, Look at the entire warefare numbers here in California , much of what they get comes from Federal Money, Money from the middle class in the mostly but ...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 12:30pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

Jack you are not seeing what is really happening, It is the People living in Blue States that are reporting on how the leftist , socialist policies are driving business and people out ot the State . No Attacking going on , exposing what is happening , People in the Blue States are now starting to re...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:58am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

Not nonsense, just look at the history of businesses and people leaving the state of California over the last few years now. It is Real, California and many of the Big Cities are the Real Parasite's , there are many investigative reports on this , I have even seen segments , on PBS on this Fact , Wh...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:53am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

A huge amount, Each of the Employee's are paid good, so pay a good amount of state and federal taxes there are a few thousand working there . Then Add to the Fact that when ever a Manafacturing Job leaves any area of the U.S. many other secondary jobs are lost in that area. There are many area's of ...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:41am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

Elon Musk put the Battery Production Plant in ... Nevada . California ( the Public Policy Makers/politicians ) have made doing business in California a loosing proposition . He could have put the Battery Production Plant in California, there still is plenty of land here to do so, it is the Policies ...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:35am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: musk leaving california?
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: musk leaving california?

He is getting his way because ... He is a very large Employer here in the Area, If and When he decides to move the Tesla Car Manafacturing Plant out of the Area, the S.F. bay area is one step closer to becoming a 3rd world state . The Alameda County Officials are very worried about him moving the Ma...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?

DanGt86, I thought I read somewhere in a past E.S. thread , that you are a machinest . So I am expressing the desire and need of us that still want to use a mid-drive at the BB area and want to use many gears on the rear. In my case and for many people in the world, we live in an area where it is bo...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 11:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?

Yes, the Splines are not deep enough . Yes , A machinest that is interested in high torque/power mid-drives is probably the one who makes both a freehub body and cassette. You will have to make room, that is where a machinest comes in . No pictures because it does not exist yet. What I am trying to ...
by ScooterMan101
May 14 2020 2:55am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Anybody measured a SRAM XD driver?

Both a XD Driver , and , a Shimano Freehub use Cassettes, the difference is the interface between the two . So When you look into the center of a Cassette that mates to a XD Driver Freehub Body, it is different from a Shimano / Sram splined one . I am taking about , in regards to Shimano/Sram Spline...