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by tigcross
Apr 17 2022 12:45pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

We have made three so far with plans to make another run this fall. Lots of interested buyers.
by tigcross
Apr 16 2022 4:53pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

We got some great exposure on the FortNine Channel
by tigcross
Apr 16 2022 4:51pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Thanks Warren, it does look pretty cool. I agree that it does seem pretty complex.
by tigcross
Feb 13 2022 4:19pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

A good demonstration of the Electrom's handling. I had a chance to ride the Seawall on a quite day and a friend was there to shoot some video.
by tigcross
Feb 13 2022 1:01pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Welding pannier rack to frame with mid drive motor inatalled on it
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Welding pannier rack to frame with mid drive motor inatalled on it

I've had great success bonding aluminum and dissimilar metals using carbon fiber and kevlar strands dipped in epoxy. You just mix up some slow-set epoxy, dip you strands and use them to wrap your parts. Carbon Fibre does not want to be in direct contact with Aluminum so If you are using unpainted al...
by tigcross
Jan 25 2022 6:02pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Again, old paradigms. Tig, save your breath. I have spent 35 years trying to convince upright riders of the wonders of recumbents. Sadly it would appear that you are right. It's too bad though, my main argument is not that they are wrong about recumbents, but that they should re-asses the design po...
by tigcross
Jan 25 2022 2:24pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

I personally would not want to be laying down a foot off the ground with a big neon flag 8 feet in the air. I would not want to be horizontal 3-4 feet off the ground with my feet in front of me at the same level Why would I want to be stuck with the terrain I can ride? any trike or what I just ment...
by tigcross
Jan 25 2022 2:00pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Adding a motor changes things... but not really, in the long run. What you have personally 'rediscovered' is a, basically, FF motorcycle. There are enough proponents of those, but they are about as niche in moto circles as recumbents in velo circles, and I bet for same reasons... mostly 'value mism...
by tigcross
Jan 25 2022 11:56am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Chalo, I'd like to know. What was it? did some recumbent rider run over your puppy as a child? Yay! Special techniques to maybe catch up to the manners of a totally normal bike! I guess everybody was wrong for the last century plus. My "special technique" is nothing new, just simple physic...
by tigcross
Jan 24 2022 11:59pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

There is a lot of back and forth going on here, and as someone who has been riding a semi-faired electric recumbent for over ten years I have some specific knowledge. A fairing is about much more than just aerodynamics, it can provide weather protection, crash protection, and offers a handy place to...
by tigcross
Jan 15 2022 6:00pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Anyway ... the fairing I have came with my Vanguard, and this is where under seat steering is at a little disadvantage - no place to mount stuff like a fairing, so it needs a couple standards mounted to the frame top tube, which is round. In practice that's full of problems, and it's more about tha...
by tigcross
Jan 14 2022 5:00pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

You don't have to do that to quickly run into the limitations of a recumbent. Debris in the bike lane that requires quick evasive action? U-turn on a multi-use trail? Quick portage up or down some stairs? Driver doling out a right cross? On a recumbent in these situations, you might as well be ridi...
by tigcross
Jan 09 2022 5:00pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

ebike4healthandfitness wrote:
Jan 08 2022 8:25pm
That Electrom is nice. I like how it takes off so smooth as well.
thanks, yes it's coming along nicely.
by tigcross
Jan 08 2022 7:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

calab wrote:
Jan 07 2022 6:21pm
Fairings make it hard to squeeze through tight spaces
Respectfully I disagree. A properly designed fairing can fit through some very tight spots.

by tigcross
Jan 07 2022 2:16pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

One of the things that should be considered when talking about fairings for e-bikes is that the old rules of weight no longer have apply. To one degree or another, you're right. But that's not the only problem with fairings on bikes. They're also fragile, noisy, and ugly. They harm the bike's handl...
by tigcross
Jan 05 2022 11:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5821

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

One of the things that should be considered when talking about fairings for e-bikes is that the old rules of weight no longer have apply. With the extra power offered by electric assist one can implement a fairing solution that supplies aerodynamic advantages as well as weather protection, and becau...
by tigcross
Jan 05 2022 9:04pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Custom Carbon Fiber Recumbent Frame M800 bracket
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Custom Carbon Fiber Recumbent Frame M800 bracket

I love the Troytech frame, but I don't think it is well suited for a mid-drive like the M800. I would be concerned about the extra stresses on the boom, deviation pulleys and the overall hassle of combining such a long chainline with a powered crankset. Perhaps you might look at the Bafang G310 gear...
by tigcross
Nov 30 2021 12:04pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

tigcross have a few question or two. What size person does it fit? Is there a weight limit? I ride a recumbent trike that looks more like a racer because my seat is at 36 degs. This is far back as I can go. want to try 30-35 degs. Will need to raise the front of the seat. Don't want to raise the CG...
by tigcross
Oct 18 2021 5:10pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

for those who haven't seen it elsewhere, here's a new video about the Electrom.
by tigcross
Oct 18 2021 5:06pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

There are quite a few already - Northern Lights, Podbike to name a few... at least 'upcoming' and close to production. Having looked closely at the Podbike pedal-by-wire system I can say that it seems viable. They have two separate motors, one that outputs the maximum wattage allowed in the EU and ...
by tigcross
Sep 26 2021 1:03am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Yep, the Schaeffler is pretty cool, however I do quibble with the "radical and new" moniker. Others and myself have been doing pedal by wire drives for some time. I do like the simplicity of their system but it would not be ideal for the Electrom as I'm trying to keep all of the heavy part...
by tigcross
Jul 15 2021 11:28pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Looking for a 72v 60ah battery
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Looking for a 72v 60ah battery

I would recommend getting a custom pack made up by UnitPackPower. They are a China based pack building company but they use high quality cells. You will have to wait a few months for the pack but it is probably the cheapest way to go. You might also consider going with two 30 AH packs as that would ...
by tigcross
May 30 2021 11:05pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 83
Views: 9563

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

a little spin around Vancouver with two Electroms.