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by Eskimo
Jan 15 2018 9:23am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1458
Views: 76461

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Greetings from Finland. I have no clue does this newslink video work globally. Hopefully.
It"s like Canada. Except lot darker.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10020068
by Eskimo
Jan 06 2018 10:56am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1458
Views: 76461

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Finland. Helsinki. Not a single drop of snow on the ground. Everything black. Zero minutes of sunshine in december. Sky is black and the ground is black 24/7. In mid-january we haven't had a single minute of sunshine in two months. Next week we should get some, they forecasted. Do you ever think how...
by Eskimo
Aug 14 2017 8:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's the point of 1000+W ebikes ?
Replies: 147
Views: 10442

Re: What's the point of 1000+W ebikes ?

For a high speed velomobille something like 1500W is good, but above that is not my cup of tea really. Not bannning it from anybody else though. Lots of power is fun of course. That"s the point. On a velomobile if you have silly amount of power you can fly on the top of hills like tornado. Of course...
by Eskimo
Aug 05 2017 11:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wh/mile on the fly
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: Wh/mile on the fly

Real time watthour display would be great.
On my 780km summer tour i managed 9,9wh/km with a DD.

http://e-cruiser.blogspot.fi/2017/07/gr ... -2017.html
by Eskimo
Aug 05 2017 11:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1458
Views: 76461

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Highest temperature of this summer in Helsinki around +22C. That is 71,6F.
Not once has temps gone past +25C even for a second.
Second coldest summer ever in Helsinki.
On a positive side, almost record low rainfall too.
No heat and no rain. Just this mild, grey, autumn-likeness that goes on forever.
by Eskimo
Jul 12 2017 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Have you noticed that some drivers, purposely move over.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1168

Re: Have you noticed that some drivers, purposely move over.

In Finland there's lot of suburban roads that have 30 km/h speed limit. If you ride 40 km/h on them, every car overtakes you. It's funny. They just have to overtake you every time, no matter what. Cops in Finland don't give a damn about your e-bike as long as you try to ride decently and obey the ba...
by Eskimo
Jun 14 2017 3:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike to replace car?
Replies: 31
Views: 2530

Re: E-bike to replace car?

100 miles per day is fun once or twice per year as a grand touring road trip, but way too much every day. Of course things depend somewhat. With a good, fast e-velomobile riding highway-quality smooth flat roads i guess you could do quite a distance comfortably enough. Fast charging is way to go ins...
by Eskimo
Jun 13 2017 4:40am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Show Your Fridge !
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Show Your Fridge !

My refrigerator broke down yesterday. Pretty soon i figured i only need it three months per year, so i propably won"t buy a new one. Nine months of a year it's colder outside than inside refrigerator, or as cold. Just hang your meat over the windowsill in a plastic bag. There's also Subway downstair...
by Eskimo
May 30 2017 2:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media
Replies: 7245
Views: 506900

Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Here"s story about me and my retro e-velomobile. Other stories in that magazine are interesting too in my opinion, check them out if you have time.
Story may not be readable with all mobile phones, i have learned. With my laptop it works ok.

http://helsinkiheroes.com/
by Eskimo
May 17 2017 12:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ebiker Joke thread...
Replies: 1561
Views: 152464

Re: The Ebiker Joke thread...

Brand new bikelane in FInland. Ride carefully.
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by Eskimo
May 12 2017 11:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Catrike with Grin All Axle front hub motors
Replies: 30
Views: 4095

Re: Catrike with Grin All Axle front hub motors

All respect for Grin, but that does not sound like a very good idea. Those motors will produce steering forces, they will never pull 100,0% evenly. Commercial tadpole trike needs more weight to the rear, it"s too front heavy without any motor. I think they are something like 70/30 from the box. Rear...
by Eskimo
May 08 2017 1:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebikes are for rebels....
Replies: 58
Views: 5117

Re: Ebikes are for rebels....

Why you guys are talking about the laws all the time? Title says this thread is about rebellion. We don"t have to talk about laws if we approach rebellion as a sociological phenomeon :) Smart ass peace offer. Velomobiles are for rebels. Pretty much nobody considers you as a one of them when you ride...
by Eskimo
May 07 2017 11:43am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogman Dans E bike burns his house.
Replies: 172
Views: 22101

Re: Dogman Dans E bike burns his house.

Bloody hell :cry: 12 years now with stack of lipos sitting on my living room table, knock knock. Cars do burn too though without warning. We have large garage right under our seven story building, and couple years ago one old museum age Volkswagen there suddenly lighted up, when owner started it. Lu...
by Eskimo
Apr 30 2017 11:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Efficiency. Geared vs Direct drive hub motors
Replies: 22
Views: 4289

Re: Efficiency. Geared vs Direct drive hub motors

Yep, measure the watthours with some kind of wattmeter. Did you pedal? DD is very unefficient at low speeds and starts if you don"t pedal at all. Expecially lot of stand still starts and hills are no good for a DD without pedaling. DD works well if you stay above 10mph all the time and pedal hard on...
by Eskimo
Apr 30 2017 2:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Good scientific study about velomobile culture
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Good scientific study about velomobile culture

http://users.telenet.be/fietser/fotos/VM4SD-FVDWsm.pdf Because the concept of the velomobile is actually very straightforward, it should be enough to point out that a velomobile is not an automobile, nor a bicycle, but a category of its own that logically fits in with the other three concepts. In es...
by Eskimo
Apr 28 2017 10:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 7623

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

We propably don"t have same kind of poor people than in you have in USA, but i know what you mean. Here e-bike is middle-class thing. I have noticed a new kind of divide, which goes so that if you have a kitbike, you are considered as a "poor". Here everybody is now buying them four grand, turn-key ...
by Eskimo
Apr 25 2017 11:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 45km/h pedelec petition for Aussies
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: 45km/h pedelec petition for Aussies

45 km/h should be a global standard with 500W or something. ◦Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland all have similar laws in place. Austria and Germany too, if i understand correctly. In Finland power limit is 1kw with 60 euro insurance, no type approval required so kit bikes ok. In Austria power limi...
by Eskimo
Apr 21 2017 12:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?
Replies: 27
Views: 2198

Re: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?

I agree with Chalo here. Basically heavy DD is just what doctor ordered for traditional, commercial trike because those usually have too light rear end and have problems with rear tire traction. Commercial velomobiles example can not get anywhere on gravel hills, because there"s not enough rear tire...
by Eskimo
Apr 20 2017 3:52am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: What got you into electric?
Replies: 49
Views: 4119

Re: What got you into electric?

1. I owned 22 motorcycles one after another. I got kinda bored. 2. I had a stack of lipos because of my RC habbit. One day i figured suddenly that i only need a motor kit which would be cheap coz i have batteries waiting. I was already half way there, so why not to try? My first E-bike cost me 300 e...
by Eskimo
Apr 19 2017 3:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Electric Bike (36V 500W DD)
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: First Electric Bike (36V 500W DD)

You can overvolt DD"s quite nicely. Latest controllers are quite tolerable too. I have been running my 500W 2807 36V DD-sets on 54V five years now. Takes in just over 1000W. DD"s are extremely reliable if you stay on reasonable power and avoid rain rides. Don"t put controller inside that bag, unless...
by Eskimo
Apr 18 2017 11:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tesla offers money for workers who ride bicycle!
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Tesla offers money for workers who ride bicycle!

New Aventybike from Poland. It has removable top, so you can ride like a cabriolet too. It has a motor also as a standard.
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by Eskimo
Apr 16 2017 1:30am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1852
Views: 609619

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

New paint&smaller rear wheel.
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by Eskimo
Apr 05 2017 3:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever had an ebike breakdown?
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Ever had an ebike breakdown?

amberwolf wrote:No, the 2807; you have to go to the bottom of the list and pick "show all" to see it, cuz it's ancient tech. ;)
This is the fifth year i run my MXUS 2807:) Stator says 9x7.
When my controller fried there was no increased wheel friction. It just died smokeless death without begging any attention.
by Eskimo
Apr 02 2017 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever had an ebike breakdown?
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Ever had an ebike breakdown?

One blown controller in approx 15 000 miles. That"s it. Oh yes, and a one broken thumb throttle. 36V controller that i run with 54V. Velomobile with DD and burnt out controller is one hell of a thing to pedal. I managed around 10mph on flats. First ride of the year yesterday! "19 wheel works better ...
by Eskimo
Mar 28 2017 9:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: “FOLKVÄNLIG” — IKEA Electric Bike
Replies: 34
Views: 8547

Re: “FOLKVÄNLIG” — IKEA Electric Bike

A good velomobile like Milan or Quattrovelo will do 35mph quite easily with only about 500W assist and healthy rider. What i would love to do is motor the hell out of the Quattrovelo or similar :mrgreen: Something like 1500W hub would be perfectly adequate with fastest winding you can find. Maybe so...