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by The Toecutter
Mar 14 2019 9:39pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1410
Views: 168705

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

I was just able to fit the Leaf 1500W motor and a 9 speed freewheel in the back of my HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS26. I had to spread the frame by hand to fit it in and used a number of spacers. I'm a little nervous about how much I had to spread the frame but it was only by hand. Fingers crossed. I ...
by The Toecutter
Mar 02 2019 3:42pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

The good news: replacement packs, whether done under warranty, or purchased by the owner, are now all "Lizard packs." The later packs will fit the early cars with an adapter kit. So cars with packs replaced after 2014 degrade only as fast as the 2015s, which is the best Nissan ever managed. The REA...
by The Toecutter
Mar 01 2019 4:04pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: What are you eating?

My lunch/dinner: -A bowl consisting of some homemade trail mix with about 8 oz mixed nuts, 1 oz dried cranberries, 1 oz banana chips, 2 oz pumpkin seeds -1 whole pineapple (cored) -3 large carrots -a pot of blackbeans using two 16 oz cans of blackbeans, 2 chopped jalepenos, 1 chopped habanero, 1 tbs...
by The Toecutter
Mar 01 2019 3:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

The old Leaf packs from the 1st generation were crap. There's conversions running the 1st gen CALB SEs that are over a decade old while still getting 90%+ original capacity, no BMS or thermal management needed. 1st gen Leaf batteries started giving trouble at only 5 years old, down to 80% capacity....
by The Toecutter
Mar 01 2019 4:41am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

You are dreaming of a perfect EV ..light, aerodynamic, long range ( on flat freeways) , and cheap.......it doesnt and cannot exist ! I'm not dreaming of a "perfect EV", but mentioning it is possible to cut energy consumption by half or more without much compromise. There's no shortage of concept ca...
by The Toecutter
Feb 24 2019 9:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

Except those CalBs would need twice the space, weigh twice as much, (650kg). and kill the performance. That is quite a sacrifice , and would it save much $$$s ?? (That is approx $25,000 + of cells !) :roll: Good luck running a 400v pack of those with no BMS ! :shock: That's why the car needs to be ...
by The Toecutter
Feb 24 2019 3:12pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

Nissan prefers "cheap" over "good" when it comes to battery packs. There is such a thing as "cheap" AND "good" if one is willing to sacrifice specific capacity and energy density, but that will mean the car will have to be designed to be more efficient to compensate for the reduced pack capacity an...
by The Toecutter
Feb 24 2019 12:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics
Replies: 322
Views: 115285

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

I wonder whether that velomobile is monocoque, or if it has a tube frame under there. Building a glassed plywood monocoque velomobile in the manner of a kayak would be a great way to use wood effectively, rather than only as a style exercise. I'm guessing it has a frame underneath, but I really don...
by The Toecutter
Feb 23 2019 2:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics
Replies: 322
Views: 115285

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Another wooden velomobile: https://laidwayback.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/unknown.png?w=600 https://laidwayback.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/unknown-3.png?w=600 https://laidwayback.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/unknown-2.png?w=600 I've been unsuccessful finding more information on it. In fact, the 2nd...
by The Toecutter
Feb 15 2019 5:52am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1410
Views: 168705

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

Has anyone successfully used an 8 or 9 speed freewheel with the 1500W Leafbike motor or is 7 speeds the most that can clear the dropouts with this motor installed? The reason I ask is due to the following variables: -No one makes quality 7 speed freewheels with an 11T small cog anymore. DNP makes a ...
by The Toecutter
Feb 02 2019 10:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: New Nissan Leaf.. 50kw more power and 62kwhr battery

Very exciting to have more options here. I fear that the 1st gen leaf actually left people with a unfavorable opinion on EV cars. 23kwh is way to small of a pack, plus no thermal management. The Leaf's drag coefficient times area was on par with an average full size sedan, so of course 23 kWh didn'...
by The Toecutter
Jan 15 2019 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car
Replies: 65
Views: 3052

Re: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car

Exactly, I'd like to be out of the rain this rainy season, so 4-5 months to go is plenty of time for me if I get started soon. Sleek through the wind and easy in-n-out are my priorities, since pedals aren't a requirement here and I'm permitted to run enough power that there's not much point of the ...
by The Toecutter
Jan 15 2019 8:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner

calfeetwenty wrote:
Jan 15 2019 4:35pm
Do you think I should put the air shocks back on?
I would. You'll never have to worry about them launching you airborne if something went wrong.
by The Toecutter
Jan 15 2019 4:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner

Wow this has been interesting. I just got done adjusting the toe. It took me a while before I was happy with it. It was toed out with no weight on the trike so I set it up but when I sat on it, it changed a lot. I decided to do the adjustment with all of my weight on the seat and my feet on the ped...
by The Toecutter
Jan 14 2019 7:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: KMX trike rear suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: KMX trike rear suspension

I look forward to hearing of the testing results pertaining to this. Cash permitting, I plan to make this upgrade in the future.
by The Toecutter
Jan 14 2019 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: KMX Trike with TDCM IGH & Phaserunner

I can't speak for adam333, but on the front wheels, I have the front width between the front wheels 1/16" more narrow than the rear width of the front wheels. This helps keep it tracking straight without adding a noticeable amount of rolling resistance. It doesn't feel darty. I haven't electrified m...
by The Toecutter
Dec 27 2018 10:36pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: KMX Trike Front Suspension
Replies: 169
Views: 23332

Re: KMX Trike Front Suspension

I am not sure yet. On my drawing, the shock allow it to travel from -12mm to + 250mm ( -0.5" to + 9.5" ) I will make a video soon, and I should be able to evaluate the real travel. Looking at the video, it seems that real travel is about -0.5" to +2.5". Is there any way to limit how far up the rear...
by The Toecutter
Oct 12 2018 10:35pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Bike parts!
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Bike parts!

What length are the crankarms on the cranksets you have for sale? I'm looking for anything between 140 and 160mm.
by The Toecutter
Oct 08 2018 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car
Replies: 65
Views: 3052

Re: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car

Spinning cranks have long been associated with ergonomic efficiency, but usually with the bicycle positions. A sitting position my be a little different. Perhaps linear is better? Certainly rotating cranks are easier as far as parts are concerned. Most of these body's can accommodate. It really dep...
by The Toecutter
Oct 02 2018 12:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique this performance velomobile idea
Replies: 184
Views: 24266

Re: Critique this performance velomobile idea

Having spent an entire summer riding this thing and racking up thousands of miles, I can say that it is a bit cooler to operate than a normal bike, as long as I am moving. It gets very hot when stopped at a stop sign or traffic light, but once the air starts to move through the vent, it becomes comf...
by The Toecutter
Aug 30 2018 11:12am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Solar Trike
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Solar Trike

If I can design a velomobile body that fits through a door, then maybe I'll do it, but otherwise, it'll probably end up being a trailer. That's not an impossible task. My KMX with added front suspension is 39" wide, and I designed a body shell that fits on it that allows me to rotate the trike side...
by The Toecutter
Aug 12 2018 1:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique this performance velomobile idea
Replies: 184
Views: 24266

Re: Critique this performance velomobile idea

Someone took some videos of it going down the street: https://vimeo.com/284616898 https://vimeo.com/284616919 The aluminum body I started on is halted due to temporary lack of access to a friends' shop. I'm working on a more streamlined plastic body shell now. The money I set aside for the electric ...
by The Toecutter
Jun 12 2018 2:32pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: KMX Trike Front Suspension
Replies: 169
Views: 23332

Re: KMX Trike Front Suspension

I see it now. The link didn't work the first time I clicked on it. Thanks.
by The Toecutter
Jun 12 2018 2:26pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: KMX Trike Front Suspension
Replies: 169
Views: 23332

Re: KMX Trike Front Suspension

How much does this prototype rear suspension extend the wheelbase, if at all? Any idea with regard to how much vertical travel you expect the rear wheel's axle line to have? How about added weight? Any idea on the expected cost? I don't yet know if I am interested in trying it just yet. It means I w...
by The Toecutter
May 12 2018 11:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics
Replies: 322
Views: 115285

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Here's a wooden velomobile I haven't seen posted here:

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http://www.velomobilforum.de/forum/inde ... ise.38648/