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by markz
Dec 01 2021 1:37pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 128
Views: 11185

Re: Move to XenForo software

ActuallyHardcoreOverclocking https://www.youtube.com/c/ActuallyHardcoreOverclocking Is pretty good and what I go to for mobo's and ram info. I haven't found anything else but I haven't looked either because I am not looking for a new computer. Every now and then I just like to surf and see whats out...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 11:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?

I ran into a beer 12 x seat bicycle thing in a neighborhood next to the down core, where the rich folk live and the yuppies live and hangout in Inglewood (unlike Cali's) It was a real loud annoyance and it blocked traffic, seen it 2 times. Last was at a keto cafe and it really pissed me off. I get w...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 8:39pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?

A horn is a great idea, maybe have two or three modes. Normal noise level, and more and more noise level ;) I have a handlebar bell and I make noise (whistling sometimes) The fat bike made a lot more noise with its 26x4 tires then my 26x2 and 700x45 setup does. I notice a difference with road noise ...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 7:48pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My econo-e-bike
Replies: 150
Views: 19885

Re: My econo-e-bike

Always best to measure the rim yourself. Chain Reaction has a size down to 182, 184, 186, 188, 192 on up if that meets your requirements. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/spokes I've played around trying to find the right ERD of a rim to fit those sizes and playing around with the spoke calc to g...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 6:14pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Ebike riding with a speaker and lots and lots of lights?

What are your thoughts on those people who ride their ebikes with radio or music just loud enough, not blastingly loud? The other aspect is about lights, crazy light shows, modest light shows or subtlety led colors or very traditional lights. Flashing or solid, blinding lights or what. I ran across ...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 5:56pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Which electric bike should I buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Which electric bike should I buy?

Posts: 1 Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:11 am From the vagueness of the inquiring post And I hope I am wrong Its most likely a long game (no from the get go "posts") setup post be a 2nd post to a link where they happened to buy their "first" ebike and just happened to love it so muc...
by markz
Nov 29 2021 5:23pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My econo-e-bike
Replies: 150
Views: 19885

Re: My econo-e-bike

Some specifications on rim websites can be wrong, I remember emailing Grin about a rim website I found for a rim with a differing ERD listing, but Grintech actually measures theirs so I trusted them and ordered spokes for Grintechs ERD #. It could have been the same rim with an outright lie on the r...
by markz
Nov 28 2021 1:26pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Taking steep hills with a hub motor
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Taking steep hills with a hub motor

Get a thermistor installed in the hub motor and have a controller that can read it and save your motor. I should have done that with my mxus 45H 3kw hub motor, and it would have been saved from melting. That hub motor was heavy a.f. and I never used it to its potential, I actually used it quite unde...
by markz
Nov 28 2021 1:40am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about your state's moped laws?
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Re: How do you feel about your state's moped laws?

Exactly :thumb: So what speeds are you riding and is it always on the road in the middle of the right lane or riding the curb in the right lane or you rocking the middle lanes when not about to turn? All your ebikes are bicycles right? Not enduro/stealth suitcase frames. I can't remember :oops: I th...
by markz
Nov 27 2021 10:59pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Are these wheels not laced properly?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Are these wheels not laced properly?

Front hubs dont have the load ...... unless you have a cargo bike with a heavy load in the front. On a regular bike, 380lbs of human plus ebike stuff, rear hub I had lots of problems. Problem after problem Same setup with 135mm rear hub but now front hub (literally the same laced hub on a fat bike f...
by markz
Nov 27 2021 12:01am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiasts
Replies: 876
Views: 161360

Re: The Cycle Satiator, universal charger for the enthusiasts

Lost all my presets When I create a New Profile, it just changes the previous settings of the Custom Profile and leaves me with no choices, like I had prior to whatever happened. I have only one choice, CUSTOM Lithium setting with whatever settings I saved. I want lithium at 56.0V 4A for when I get ...
by markz
Nov 26 2021 3:04pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Damn rear derailleurs
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Damn rear derailleurs

MicroSHIFT Acolyte - I'm done going in half ass, time to go with having good components, at a good value, set up the right way and doing things right and the Acolyte seems to be a solid choice. When I was looking for components for the gearing I want on my ebike, the Mezzo and R8 came up a lot, for ...
by markz
Nov 25 2021 7:25pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Optimal Gearing + Cycle Computer Cadence Measuring
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Optimal Gearing + Cycle Computer Cadence Measuring

Last Edited (Friday, November 26, 2021) with remarks added to the end of the post and I cleaned up the original post. Looking about for one of my random single geared freewheels and still havent found it. I have about 3 or 4, maybe even 5 large tote boxes of stuff, some neatly organized with totes i...
by markz
Nov 24 2021 10:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Optimal Gearing + Cycle Computer Cadence Measuring
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Optimal Gearing + Cycle Computer Cadence Measuring

Figuring out proper gearing for my ebike for my preferred cadence I have no clue what my riding speeds are but my 48-14 gearing seems to be close for my cadence (no clue but guessing its 65-70rpm) and cruising speed I like to ride, literally no clue on the actual speed I like to cruise at. 301 gear...
by markz
Nov 23 2021 7:10pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !
Replies: 79
Views: 8115

Re: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !

Sounds like the roadie has a limited perspective. In his mind, everything is a competition :roll: Who cares, I probably passed him a few times (without pedaling) in the past is what I am thinking. But that fella was a fast lycra roadie cyclist who I believe was wearing shorts on a day that was cool...
by markz
Nov 22 2021 6:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !
Replies: 79
Views: 8115

Re: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !

I was called a cheater by a passing roadie today, first time in a long long time. I was just at a casual cruising speed lazy pedaling along. Funny thing is, the guy that said that probably drives a vehicle, so if that be the case that roadie is a hypocrite, whereas me I ride every single day for eve...
by markz
Nov 22 2021 12:33am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday 2021 Sales
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Black Friday 2021 Sales

Would a bicycle radar be a better purchase?

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/c/sports-f ... eadlights/
No light - $150 on sale for $99usd
by markz
Nov 21 2021 7:42pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7710
Views: 581011

Re: new eZip motor

For the some part, would solder the cells in!
;)

ZeroEm wrote:
Nov 21 2021 5:18pm
Now that is a buy!
Most here will want to spot weld the cells in!
by markz
Nov 21 2021 2:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Keep battery warm in the winter
Replies: 40
Views: 5378

Re: Keep battery warm in the winter

Heating pads would be what I am looking into, use another battery to power it. In the winter just ride where you have to go, and use a backpack for the battery, insulate the backpack and put in some reflective materials. My two batteries weigh a lot to do that, and it only nets me 50km (30 miles) fo...
by markz
Nov 21 2021 1:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7710
Views: 581011

Re: new eZip motor

Fuse on positive of course, I can't remember the reason why. A nice quick little read up https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/445740/does-it-matter-if-a-fuse-is-connected-to-the-negative-or-positive-terminal-of-a So long as its 48F out I ride. Old cars - Not voltage related but if any one...
by markz
Nov 21 2021 3:20am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Myths about tires (part 1)
Replies: 97
Views: 1981

Re: Myths about tires (part 1)

Yeah I just went on the first site I saw https://www.weeksmotorcycle.com/tire-size-conversion-chart.html#gsc.tab=0 first box, front. plus the tire was 2.50 rim width So could be a wide range of heavy lbs # for anynumber of variables for the select few that want to rock n roll to the dark side aka mo...
by markz
Nov 21 2021 3:16am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Does my brand new hub motor have a bent axle? (4K video)
Replies: 29
Views: 531

Re: Does my brand new hub motor have a bent axle? (4K video)

Bearings would be a solid first place to look and they are easy and cheap to replace, I had to replace one years ago. I went back to the same transmission place I bought the bearing for the cover plate now for the Cyclone mid drive bottom bracket and quoted $18 each (just needed two) the bearing for...
by markz
Nov 21 2021 3:06am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7710
Views: 581011

Re: new eZip motor

What fuse are you going to be using? Where are you going to place it on the positive main wire or negative main wire? I can't help you on whether to choose fast blow vs slow blow. Grintech was selling 32V(dc) Little fuses, but you can buy them anywhere as their used in automotive industry, the highe...
by markz
Nov 21 2021 2:53am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Myths about tires (part 1)
Replies: 97
Views: 1981

Re: Myths about tires (part 1)

100/90 or 110/90 is 3.50 is going to be a real heavy mofo! Motorcycle/Moped components isn't the vast majority of peoples priority, only the select few. About the closest I can find with my laziness and level of caring tonight. 110/90-18 not 17 https://www.denniskirk.com/shinko/230-tour-master-tire....