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by TSAR
Sep 26 2015 1:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

did you find the bottom bracket a bit high when you rode it? i rode one of these frames and it was uncomfortable Very true. The bb is high off the ground and with the setup in the first pics, the seat very low, it is uncomfortable to just sit on with feet on the pedals. The Thudbuster raises that s...
by TSAR
Sep 25 2015 9:38am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

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Well, the kydex box is in, and so is the thudbuster.
Nelsjourney wrote: I hope you cross over the bridge into Manhattan when it is finished.
Planning to have paint work done on St.Marks by the guy who did my ink. Will post before I go there, for now, those plans are for the end of October
by TSAR
Sep 20 2015 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

Modbikemax wrote:That's a big battery box!
That's correct sir, enough to fit a 20s 14p setup, with mounting points for a Max-e under the bar.
BSATOM wrote: unfortunate . unfortunate also. "unfortunate" results I had created.
There is no accounting for taste.
Also, I find your lack of faith disturbing...
by TSAR
Sep 05 2015 6:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

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Can I still paint it white after Labor Day?
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by TSAR
Sep 05 2015 6:26am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

Back from the welder and have more pictures. Okay first the dropouts ( thank you DrBass )
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and the other side
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by TSAR
Aug 30 2015 1:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Somewhere in a Brooklyn basement...

Summer weather has put me in a cruising mood.

This is only a rough rolling mock-up, to be taken to local ironworks for some "slight" remodeling...


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long and low

Okay, one more:
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more pics to come after welding is done.
by TSAR
Mar 02 2015 9:21pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: UPDATED 04/10/15- NEW HPC REVOLUTION DH E-BIKE!
Replies: 152
Views: 40106

Re: UPDATED 10/31/14- NEW HPC REVOLUTION DH E-BIKE!

Made the cover of Electric Bike Action magazine. Congrats, looks good!
by TSAR
Mar 01 2015 12:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's the most reliable and maintenance free brakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1859

Re: What's the most reliable and maintenance free brakes?

For stopping a 30-40mph bike, four piston brakes will do a better job. DH brakes are designed for stopping bikes that go about that speed, and I always try to use them over a regular-trail rated brakes.

If Shimano Saints ate too pricey, Zee brakes are cheaper, but totally worth it.
by TSAR
Feb 21 2015 11:36am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 52mph Mongoose Dolomite deathtrap
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Re: 52mph Mongoose Dolomite deathtrap

Wow that looks really dangerous! Those nylon ties will not hold much any force, I would turn regen off for now.
by TSAR
Feb 09 2015 10:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What tires will fit which rims?
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Re: What tires will fit which rims?

There are a couple of tricks that I use. First, the tire cannot have a thick rubber tread in the middle, like the profile pic above(like Kenda Flame). If you put that on a wider rim, the tire will square out like a car tire shape. Some people actually like that look, but I find that it decreases cor...
by TSAR
Feb 09 2015 9:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What tires will fit which rims?
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Re: What tires fit which rims

I've had luck so far, matching rim and tire combos that are not common, but seem to work great ( at least to me). For example, the first one was a Schwalbe Big Apple 2.0 on a 65mm wide Surly Large Marge rim. Doesn't seem like it will work, but the balloon tire opens up and seats itself nicely with j...
by TSAR
Feb 09 2015 10:55am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: QSMOTOR,0.5-12kW Electric Hub Motor & Mid Drive Motor Manufacture China
Replies: 1386
Views: 283424

Re: QS 500W-10kW BLDC In-Wheel Hub Motor Catalog (Manufactur

Got my motor last week. Will post pics as soon as I get it laced up in a fat rim.
QS 205 export version in white, $405.60 delivered in 20 days.

Thank You Vito Ho.
by TSAR
Feb 03 2015 9:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Some People REALLY Think of Their electrics
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: What Some People REALLY Think of Their electrics

Here's another Canadian PSA that will help explain:
by TSAR
Feb 01 2015 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for attractive but effective mudguard
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Looking for attractive but effective mudguard

The RockGuardz works well with my 29er 2.45 inch tire, but MadRhino is right, it could be longer and wider. If you run really fat tires, Big O Manufacturing has a good selection of 4 and 5 inch fender sets.http://stores.bigomfg.com/fender-kits/ Easily adaptable to your frame or fork of choice if you...
by TSAR
Feb 01 2015 10:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for attractive but effective mudguard
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Looking for attractive but effective mudguard

You're in the UK, good mud guards are made there.

For the front, check out RockGuardz, they are available in different lengths, or D-Fender.

For the rear, MudHugger rear fender.

All made in UK, my go-to place for fenders.
by TSAR
Jan 30 2015 10:35am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Some People REALLY Think of Their electrics
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: What Some People REALLY Think of Their electrics

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by TSAR
Jan 22 2015 9:56am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire at ebikes-sf
Replies: 70
Views: 6359

Re: Fire at ebikes-sf

My condolences.
This really sucks. Hope the store was insured...

If someone starts a collection, let me know, I'll throw in.
by TSAR
Jan 19 2015 12:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Speed, Comfort and Age
Replies: 21
Views: 2580

Re: Speed, Comfort and Age

Steve Austin???
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Nah, it's more Ricky Bobby
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by TSAR
Jan 19 2015 11:12am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Comfortable speed
Replies: 48
Views: 12201

Re: Comfortable speed

I usually don't visit these parts, but I saw the other thread and had to vote here too. I routinely hit speeds not even mentioned in the poll on the downhill part of my commute (that's 5 times a week, folks). Sometimes, I envy those people who are satisfied with 20mph. Must be nice to always play so...
by TSAR
Dec 16 2014 10:35am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet "SuMo" - WarDog's Weapon
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

Re: Meet "SuMo" - WarDog's Weapon

That looks awesome!
Short wheelbase with high power - gonna be a wheelie machine!
By the pics, it looks like a 40xx series vented Crystalyte, but maybe the pics are small or my vision is getting bad, I don't see any torque arms.
If you are planning 72v with that motor, you need them.
by TSAR
Dec 07 2014 1:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My new Maxun One solar bike
Replies: 44
Views: 8131

Re: My new Maxun One solar bike

With the right angle and a strong enough gust, this solar project may turn into a wind projectile.
Maybe you could use it as a sail...
by TSAR
Nov 29 2014 11:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Silver Bullet - A 1998 Hoffman "George" BMX conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 3135

Re: Silver Bullet - A 1998 Hoffman "George" BMX conversion

Awesome build, nice and simple. Your kid is lucky! In the pics, it looks like the power wires make a loop, that may get a bit melty at 20s as the wires make an induction coil. I would straighten those out along the frame or shorten them. The phase wires aren't really coiled, but could lay along the ...
by TSAR
Nov 04 2014 11:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hacking a Couple Stromers
Replies: 116
Views: 41751

Re: Hacking a Couple Stromers

No problem, glad I could help.

BTW, that motor is a beast, I got it up to 40mph cruising speed (and more, up to about 47) on 21s and Lyen 18fet sensorless in a 24" wheel. That thing has a lot of torque.

Have fun with the other one :evil:
by TSAR
Nov 03 2014 10:00am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hacking a Couple Stromers
Replies: 116
Views: 41751

Re: Hacking a Couple Stromers

8 pole pairs, Dnmun is right. With a 26" wheel your adaptto speed ratio number should be between 250 and 280 depending on tire size. It would still run autodetect with an incorrect speed ratio, but you would get the speedometer errors and power loss. Which is exactly what is happening. I learned all...