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by the e wind
Oct 04 2019 9:28am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: AC20 Motor + Curtis 1238 Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: AC20 Motor + Curtis 1238 Controller

Is the controller still available? Thx
by the e wind
May 15 2019 6:08am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: My Orca Velomobile
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: My Orca Velomobile

Oh my goodness, that probably costs as much as a car! ... but you probably use it instead of a car all the time, huh? ... itll probably pay for itself in gas/repair/etc savings within just a few years, huh? ... its probably all around more practical than a car for short-medium distance trips, huh? C...
by the e wind
Nov 09 2018 1:52am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

Ok, so finally got to the clear coat. Onto preparing head tube: I was 1mm off, so I ordered a Cyclus head tube reamer. It's much cheaper than the Park Tool version, just took a week or so to get here. https://i.imgur.com/LPgTtkU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Vf5y9AH.jpg Finallyyyy https://i.imgur.com/A3y7...
by the e wind
Aug 30 2018 7:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

Yeah it is mostly an aesthetic choice; I wanted the frame to look like composite construction, more like carbon, instead of some kichy, gilligans island style bike. Bamboo bikes are really, um, cute, but I wanted something that looks just a tad more grown up. I think that doing an epoxy pigment with...
by the e wind
Aug 21 2018 1:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

A lil progress for ya, should be assembling the bike by the end of this week! I got some new pedals and doo dads in from Amazon the other day so now I'm extra exited to put this thing together. Plus I can stop riding the bus to work... https://i.imgur.com/zVbbKrE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CEiYUSN.jpg
by the e wind
Aug 11 2018 3:06pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit
Replies: 38
Views: 5145

Re: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit

Ok. Dumb question. Did you "regret" buying from BBro or Liion? Sorry. It is easy to confuse me. :oops: No such thing, I also get turned around quite easily. I regret spending a dime with battery bro, and i also regret not listening to my battery expert/friend’s advice, who recommended me liion befo...
by the e wind
Jul 31 2018 4:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sun Trip Tour 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Sun Trip Tour 2017

Many ppl add more solar when parked (stacked on top of each other while in motion) they just tend to use semi flexible mono crystalline panels vs thin film because of efficiency (>20% vs ~8%). But hey, itll work, and I don’t know of anyone else doing it:) if u wanna be first, use something containin...
by the e wind
Jul 31 2018 4:24pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit
Replies: 38
Views: 5145

Re: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit

Yea man i currently charge 0.00% markup on battery cells lol, but yes, being thorough is the only way 2 b. Honestly i was told by a friend to use liion before I bought thru BBro, one of the nerdier regrets in my life. Ever since i found this vendor corner I’ve been dishing some pent up truth about s...
by the e wind
Jul 27 2018 10:42am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Misc. Frame Building Parts + Tools
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Misc. Frame Building Parts + Tools

Hi, kind of a niche-within-a-niche, but... I've found myself building bamboo e-bike frames, and have the capacity to make a few extra parts here and there for others who may be doing similar projects. Building one yourself is definitely the most affordable way to get into a top quality frame. The on...
by the e wind
Jul 27 2018 8:36am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: This section has the wrong name
Replies: 29
Views: 1919

Re: This section has the wrong name

This thread is officially hijacked... I simply wanted to draw attention that renewable sources of electricity produce the same quality of electricity that fossil fuels do. We should regard them as just as valid of an option for energy production as non-renewable sources, thus, they should be categor...
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 4:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

Also, even if you forget the travel aspect, I think LiGos are a good purchase because of the quality and thoughtfullness of the BMS and potting
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 4:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

LOL I got it from a company that promptly went out of business. Has anyone heard of what happened to 'bamboobikesupplies.com?' IDK, expired domain. I am talking with a local company (in Winston-Salem) who can provide hemp fibers, they're called American Hemp, LLC, and the guy's name is Patrique. Nic...
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

LOL I have never seen one in real life, but my friend built one and toured around the coast of Scotland with it. Apparently he only fell over 3 times haha. He wanted to use this bike for a Sun Trip, but they vetoed it due to safety concerns! https://www.thesuntrip.com/participants-2017/mickael-jogue...
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 9:30am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

After reading about the solar cycle analyst on your bike, I was able to implement it on mine. I haven't done a lot of miles with it yet, but I really like how much easier it makes things. Thx for the quality info about your build, it helps everyone out.
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 9:28am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

BTW your sun-tracking trailer could be in a tech museum, that rig is beautiful. Best o luck with the world tour, and please use my experience to avoid a similar one for yourself.
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 9:22am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

Great question - last time I flew over with a 48v, 7ah LiFePO4 pack in my F'ing carry on. I disconnected it, taped the terminals w/clear tape, etc, to make 4x 12v, 7ah bricks (each @84wh, the limit is 100wh per battery), but I still had to prove to the TSA as well as the airline that I was following...
by the e wind
Jul 26 2018 8:27am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: This section has the wrong name
Replies: 29
Views: 1919

Re: This section has the wrong name

Umm, ok, so there's a debate is here now, welcome to my thread, lets not get to 90 pages. Since you've given me no-thing besides hot air and 'gut feelings', here are some actual facts, found by scientists, and verified by people who have electricity in their homes in these respective countries. I'm ...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 3:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Stolen E-bike Registry
Replies: 15
Views: 6465

Re: Stolen E-bike Registry

24v Lee Iacocca/ EV Global, 1997 model. https://i.imgur.com/AX65jO0.jpg Not a high performance bike, but quite a classic. I keep it around to test b/c I like the features it has, like cruise control, taillight integrated with brake cutoff handle, loud @$$ horn, very comfortable. It's got features th...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 3:35pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: WHERE ARE YOU DILLENGER!
Replies: 15
Views: 2460

Re: WHERE ARE YOU DILLENGER!

NOWHERE! - Does this company even exist, and do they want my money at all? How are you gonna sell me a complete motor kit that cuts off every time you use full throttle, or set the PAS to high? Come on. The battery included with the kit's high current cutoff was too low, such that whenever the motor...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 3:11pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit
Replies: 38
Views: 5145

Re: Battery Bro is Grade-A Legit

Look, sorry guys, but I had a thoroughly horrible experience with Battery Bro, and will never order from them ever again. I switched to LiIonWholesale (https://liionwholesale.com/?refer1=adw&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs4ir84a73AIVj4lpCh04vAZAEAAYASAAEgIdhPD_BwE), they ship in 2 days from VA to NC. We use the...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 2:57pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?

And here's a link that explains how Midnite deals with this dilemma on the Kid MPPT

http://www.midniteftp.com/support/kb/faq.php?id=87
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 2:55pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I think talking about the different applicable charge controllers out there is not a bad idea. Here's a link to a Morningstar page that shows which of their products are compatable w/lithium. Note that only some of them will run on a 48v system. https://www.mornin...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 2:50pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Charging your e-Bikes with solar cells?

Yeah, I contacted Midnite Solar asking if they could customize a charge controller for me. They won't. Also thought about using an MTTP to 12V, then to an iCharger, with Parallel balance charging to the 4S packs. Some Midnite and Morningstar charge controllers can be programmed to work with modern ...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 1:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

This build is progressing just like any other home-built bamboo bike w/unique geometry, so there's lots of info out there on the interwebs if you want more info about the particular steps we're taking. We CNC'd the frame fixture set (I'm told that the word jig is not ok to use in the south) out of s...
by the e wind
Jul 25 2018 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Solar Cargo Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Solar Cargo Bike

Where's the weeed at?

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