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by calab
May 19 2022 10:33pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2003 Cadillac CTS Conversion w/ 30 mile range
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: 2003 Cadillac CTS Conversion w/ 30 mile range

Sounds like fake news to me, I'd need more proof that a certified mechanic didnt fix it up a little to make the story more appealing or that little to no major work or expensive parts werent conviently forgotten to write a story to get paid for. Maybe even the actual price for the car was actually h...
by calab
May 18 2022 2:10am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: 2 Crystalyte wheel builds. One heavily modified.
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 2 Crystalyte wheel builds. One heavily modified.

Funsies is my guess, but what Crystalyte motors are those? If its the 53xx series thats a big motor but maybe the qs 5000w will do without debris entry into motor holes btw your motors are looking too clean ;) Are those 12g spokes? now, get out there and ride as warm weather of summer, spring and fa...
by calab
May 17 2022 8:32pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Gadgets on your eBike that you couldn't live without
Replies: 89
Views: 6138

Re: Gadgets on your eBike that you couldn't live without

You know how truthful they are in advertising, probably just 900 lumens and lie about it being an honest mistake of 9000 lumens or whatever their lie will be, them liars (usually), you have to be the informed consumer. This is a gadget you could do without, but it looks cool. MIles Wide Cable Buddie...
by calab
May 17 2022 12:53am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Is buying a used Brooks saddle a good idea?
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Is buying a used Brooks saddle a good idea?

Is it a good idea?

I heard the leather suppose to conform to the buttox
Would that shape change with me riding it?

Its B67 and nothing looks out of place.
Ad says $225 or $250 new, asking half.
I am 280lbs
by calab
May 16 2022 2:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Throttle, any suggestions for a good, cheap one?
Replies: 1
Views: 84

E-Bike Throttle, any suggestions for a good, cheap one?

I bought this same kind of thumb throttle and it lasted a few years, thats all they seem to last for. The throttle prior to that got a bit of moisture/rain into the wiring/connector/throttle housing and turned it into an on/off situation like the situation below. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5834...
by calab
May 15 2022 1:32pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Special 6-seater bike build
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Special 6-seater bike build

Ah yesss I see the cup holders now, very interesting placement of the cup holders. Smart move hiding them behind a wind break, of utmost importance is being refreshed while riding hard, using that throttled thumb can be difficult, finger or hand cramps you know. ;) It can be real tough, maybe thats ...
by calab
May 15 2022 12:50am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Special 6-seater bike build
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Special 6-seater bike build

No cup holders on that thing :(
by calab
May 15 2022 12:33am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Combining 2 hub motors into one?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Combining 2 hub motors into one?

Why not have one bigger motor that has two sets of windings?
;)
by calab
May 14 2022 8:53pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Special 6-seater bike build
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Special 6-seater bike build

Please
Do
Not
Under
Power
Your
Ebike

Its easier and cheaper to limit power then it is to make more, higher power.
I was going to say Leaf 1500w hub motor if you want two motors, or a single qs 3000w hub motor
by calab
May 14 2022 12:01am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 8594
Views: 613573

Re: new eZip motor

It seems to me that you send a lot of easy fixes to the expensive bicycle mechanic way.
latecurtis wrote:
May 13 2022 3:51pm
Thing is I can fix just about anything that can go wrong. Also I can paint the little bit of wood that is showing.
by calab
May 13 2022 12:05am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 611

Re: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation

I rarely if ever see the lame ass Sondors ebikes, to which I've only seen once. Let alone seeing a Sur-ron in the real life.

Any XL or XXL bike will do any 6'er or someone deep into the 6's.
The biggest questions to ask yourself is what to install for the terrain you will be riding the most.
by calab
May 12 2022 11:50pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Used Jump Bafang Hub for Budget Build?
Replies: 74
Views: 2047

Re: Used Jump Bafang Hub for Budget Build?

He's smart, he posts pictures :thumb: :wink: 8)
by calab
May 12 2022 9:35pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 8594
Views: 613573

Re: new eZip motor

I was just thinking of how many grins you leave on the table not being able to ride far with such low wh, but since you can now ride 20 miles its probably night and day for you. There are many grins :mrgreen: coming your way Curtis
by calab
May 09 2022 10:57pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC Delivery Times?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: CYC Delivery Times?

Where is it coming from? I ordered a $10 web cam from China, months ago. I got no clue if its being shipped by boat or what. I need to remember to get my money back, contacting Newegg soon. It doesn't really matter, I dont do Zoom anymore thank god. I would confirm shipment method and pay the premiu...
by calab
May 09 2022 9:01pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Hub Motor on skewer front fork?
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Hub Motor on skewer front fork?

https://youtu.be/c96n0Ma2rLY?t=1139
23:00 on those lipped washers

Lipped washers OK up to 40Nm, with steel rim it can handle more power, look at the graph.
Fork itself can vary but usually fails at about 40-50Nm others 90-100Nm
Wrench as tight as you can on the axle nut, is about 60-70Nm
by calab
May 09 2022 8:53pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tsdz2 on strange bottom bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Tsdz2 on strange bottom bracket

Hopefully your motor will last.
by calab
May 09 2022 8:49pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 8594
Views: 613573

Re: new eZip motor

When do you plan on buying the Jump motors?

How many Jump front hub motors are you buying?
by calab
May 09 2022 4:28pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My long ranger in progress
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: My long ranger in progress

Check this speed record pedal bicycle for cheating slip stream riding behing a car, looks to be 8 or 10awg spokes.
Keeps the crank a decent size instead of having one large crank, got the extra gears/jackshaft in between the crank and wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYi3YNYaii4
by calab
May 09 2022 4:22pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Can someone help me examine how badly is my frame damaged?
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Can someone help me examine how badly is my frame damaged?

If that was a carbon fiber frame, I wonder what would have happened.
Can't even recycle that carbon fiber frame can you, not too green is it.
by calab
May 08 2022 11:58pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Hub Motor on skewer front fork?
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Hub Motor on skewer front fork?

For low power (~500w) the flanged/knotched washers are good but still why risk it? I would never use them even on 250w wimpy UK power setups. My ebike is to precious as a valuable day to day tool and no I dont care about the looks of my ebike. I dont want much down time for a spun axle, which destro...
by calab
May 08 2022 11:36pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Can someone help me examine how badly is my frame damaged?
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Can someone help me examine how badly is my frame damaged?

I then found my TSDZ2 had broken the securing and swung up, chiseling a small dent on the aluminum downtube with one of the extruding screw nuts (see pictures below). Its not a durable motor, some have luck babying it, I guess. To explain, I did not use the securing block and the bridge-plate provi...
by calab
May 08 2022 12:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Household Electrical Standards?
Replies: 31
Views: 919

Re: Ideal Household Electrical Standards?

Higher voltage takes less resistance of insulation to skip over. Just a general rule some people post about safe/unsafe 100vdc Other reasons to, you start getting into specialy mosfets 100vdc+, more circuitry to handle blah blah blah I got no clue, google. Doesnt really matter if you got a cut and i...
by calab
May 07 2022 8:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thread of Pleasurable Music
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: The Thread of Pleasurable Music

I am really digging Lenny Kravitz right now for some reason. Its all peace and love music. I like the fact David Bowies bassist played with Lenny. Stand Up Are You Gonna Go My Way Let Love Rule ....and probably 6 more chart hits :thumb: RIght now my ipod has a few thousand songs, mostly angry music....
by calab
May 07 2022 8:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 377
Views: 52559

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

You really get shit done, me's like's I rode by Lowes, hangar planter fifty bones :shock: Indeed, fresh garden/flower smells are wonderful. I hope to go to the famous gardens on Vancouver Island and hopefully Justin can have walk-in customers by then (on the mainland). I will have to enquire by emai...