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by Shoestring
Jan 21 2017 9:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is Stealth B-52 Bomber worth the $11,000 sticker price?
Replies: 102
Views: 12322

Re: Is Stealth B-52 Bomber worth the $11,000 sticker price?

MR Dogman, why do you suggest not a Haibike as a good mid drive mtb? I'm considering one but, you have the inside "skinny", something I'd should know before I blow 5 large??? Just asking.
by Shoestring
Jan 19 2017 5:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: magura mt5e higo bbs02
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: magura mt5e higo bbs02

Here is something interesting, following a link on luna's forum, I went to EMPowered cycles and they have a yellow higo connector for the Tectro ebrakes which have a 2 wire reed switch and are compatible with the BBSHD. I'm thinking with this connector, these Magura brakes might work. Anyone got a s...
by Shoestring
Jan 19 2017 2:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is the click-stand stable enough to support an ebike?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Is the click-stand stable enough to support an ebike?

The answer is YES, I have a "click stand" and have used it for over two years. It snaps together like high end tent poles for backpacking stuff. Once its together, its very strong. You measure your frame and they make it for you custom length. I made mine long enough to reach under the seat, I'd bet...
by Shoestring
Jan 14 2017 2:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: magura mt5e higo bbs02
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: magura mt5e higo bbs02

I think they would work with my hub drive kit. the Tectro levers supplied are only two wires with an rca style connector. I did not want to lose my hydraulic brakes and I didn't want to use a mid drive with mechanical brakes. I think I'll ask the vendor if these brakes come with a 3pin connector fro...
by Shoestring
Jan 14 2017 9:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: magura mt5e higo bbs02
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: magura mt5e higo bbs02

I am very interested in using these Magura brakes also. Are they compatible with the bbshd or not? would the 2 into 3 connector work ? Sorry to be a little "dense"
by Shoestring
Aug 07 2016 9:06pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What is my watt meter telling me?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: What is my watt meter telling me?

Ok, I'll start with a full charge and run it down until the bms cuts the power, then note the meter totals. Then work backwards to see how much in reserve is left in the tank. I'm assuming the amount of energy stored in the battery will be the same regardless of the speed at which it is discharged? ...
by Shoestring
Aug 07 2016 6:13pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What is my watt meter telling me?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

What is my watt meter telling me?

I recently installed a Luna cycles 150a watt meter in my system. ebike kit 48v 20ah 13s7p allcell 22amp controller. Todays ride 23.1 mi. Peak amps 20.7, I understand that; 1059.4 peak watts delivered, I understand that; 49.76 minimum voltage, I understand that as "sag" under load. total energy deliv...
by Shoestring
May 01 2016 5:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Izip 350w mid drive mtb
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Izip 350w mid drive mtb

Last week I went to a ebike demo in Patapsco ST Park Baltimore, Md. I rode a bunch of Izip bikes w /350w currie tech mid drives and I have to say i was impressed. they flat out climbed like billy goats! Not fast, but steady, up grades I would never attempt with my geared hubby. I can't say how long ...
by Shoestring
May 01 2016 5:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?

Ditto the big bens, I just put a set of Sch Big bens 29x 2.1 ebike speed rated tires on my hybrid , Love 'em so far. My other ebike is running Continental top contact 26x2.0. 2000 miles NO FLATS! got to love that.
by Shoestring
May 01 2016 5:13pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Any VA DC MD E bikers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Any VA DC MD E bikers?

Tessy, I am using an allcell 48v 20ah battery with an ebikekit geared hub. I also pedal along and do not run WFO (max power) very often. Speeds are usually around 14-17mph, a nice steady cruise. with only occasional blasts. I dont think it would go that far without adding some assist but I'm not sur...
by Shoestring
Mar 18 2016 5:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 30 mile (each way) rail trail commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: 30 mile (each way) rail trail commute?

Dear MR woodenboatjim, I'd like you to reconsider your plan to blow down the Heritage Rail Trail county park and the Torry C Brown trail on your way to work. The rail trail in Pa is under the jurisdiction of the York County Park system and there is no love for ebikers at this time. An "unofficial" s...
by Shoestring
Mar 01 2016 4:07pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Any VA DC MD E bikers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Any VA DC MD E bikers?

Hey Mikebike, glad to hear you 've got your ebike up and running. I'm up in southern Pa where a group of of ebikers ride on the local trails. We have ridden the Mt. Vernon, C&O, B&A and some others. We are planning to ride some additional longer trails this summer down in southern Va and WV. Most of...
by Shoestring
Dec 13 2015 7:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: battery confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: battery confusion

Thank You for the link to Battery university. I'll charge as advised to try to prolong battery life.
by Shoestring
Dec 13 2015 6:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: battery confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: battery confusion

OK, So I asked this question on another thead, What is 80% charge on my Allcell Lith 20amp/hr battery, full 54.6V?? What specific Voltage should I charge to for storage 1 week between rides??
by Shoestring
Dec 10 2015 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Wheelchair with Handcycle
Replies: 176
Views: 7613

Re: Battery Charge Cycles.

Question, IF my full charge voltage is 54.6, and I'm not supposed to full charge,(for storage) What is 80% ? 54.6x .80= 43.7 ?? my LVC is 44. Or 54.6-44=10.6 x .80= 8.5 , 8.5+44=52.5. Is that it?? My EBK owners manual says to charge my battery ASAP after riding. I assumed it meant charge it up! Have...
by Shoestring
Aug 29 2015 4:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading eBike Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Upgrading eBike Advice

I think its a cool idea. I'm kind of a noob myself but if you have a polaris vector, go for it. I thought of doing the very same thing with one of those, the're kind of streched out, sort of chopper style. The frames are pretty strong and already set up for e-power. Rip everything off of it and put ...
by Shoestring
May 22 2015 5:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike kit geared kit.
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: E-bike kit geared kit.

Hello slacker, i purchased a new geared ebike kit this winter. after a bms issue which was taken care of under warranty, the kit has been performing flawlessly. I have approx 300 miles so far. my system is stock 48V/48-20 battery. top speed 28mph, I have not been able to exhaust the battery in a sin...
by Shoestring
Mar 21 2015 8:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: which is the best bicycle saddle regarding soft suspension ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6295

Re: which is the best bicycle saddle regarding soft suspensi

Here is something you might be interested in. It is not a suspension saddle, but a top quality post. check out Cirruscycles and look at these very cool seatposts. I purchased one and it is probably the best seatpost I have ever owned. Not cheap, but sweet!
by Shoestring
Mar 10 2015 7:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Well, it's been two weeks since we last discussed my battery/electrical issues with my new ebike kit. The Ebikekit company promptly returned the allcell battery for service, at no cost to me, I might add. Allcell repaired the battery's BMS and return shipped the battery to my address, again at no co...
by Shoestring
Feb 20 2015 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Gentlemen, for your info, EbikeKit did offer me a loaner battery on the spot. I declined because it is the dead of winter hear in Pa. Wind chill this morning -27, I'll not be riding,thank you. I purchased a kit, of which the battery was part of, And they, EBK, are handleing the warranty issue. It do...
by Shoestring
Feb 19 2015 5:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

UPDATE, Ebikekit's service department spent over an hour today testing and evaluating my bike's installation and component operation. The EBike kit and Charger checked out fine and fully operational. As a customer, I don't see what else they could have done, Thank you Alec. The issue remains the bat...
by Shoestring
Feb 17 2015 6:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Hello, I purchased a new DVM and checked the battery and charger. Battery reads 44.1v, charger out put without battery hooked up 54.6, after battery plugged in to charger the battery out put read 54.6. I'm guessing the current is bypassing the battery. Battery charger still indicates battery is full...
by Shoestring
Feb 16 2015 5:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Hello gentlemen, switched out throttles- no change, battery plugged in, console screen flashes on for instant then nothing. Here is what I do know: the charger is acting differently then originally and the $100 question- why did the battery go dead (i'm assuming) the first time after everything seem...
by Shoestring
Feb 15 2015 11:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Rechecked the Battery output-47-48v no change, Plug the battery into charger: nothing happens, iniatally as soon as battery was connected, the little cooling fan kicked on and the charging light lit red. Now, the fan did not come on and the full charge led is lit green indicating full charge. The al...
by Shoestring
Feb 15 2015 10:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: What went wrong?

Plugged in the charger and tested the out put- approx 54-55dcv on 250 scale. this appears normal for charger- label states 54.6v dc 2.5a. One differance, initially, when charger was plugged in, red led indicated power on, then when battery conected 2nd led lit red until charged then turned green whe...