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by MikeSSS
Jul 07 2020 1:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: VanMoof Bicycle Commercial Banned From French Television
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: VanMoof Bicycle Commercial Banned From French Television

That's pretty strange, both the commercial and the ban.
by MikeSSS
Jul 07 2020 1:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC and battery placement experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC

Battery placement has been in the Harbor Freight bag on the back rack. This combined with the rear hub motor made the bike pretty tail heavy, aft CG as it were. Still the bike handled very well in my low speed riding and did the tight turns better than the DD front hub motor bikes it replaced. Today...
by MikeSSS
Jul 06 2020 1:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC and battery placement experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC

Local bike thief tried to steal my last ebike from the porch, two other attempts to steal it were made too. None were able to take it. The Kryptonite Keeper is locked to prevent it from being stolen. It's the big OnGuard chain and Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini that prevent the bike from be...
by MikeSSS
Jul 05 2020 1:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC and battery placement experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Attempt at posting pic of FS with MAC and battery placement experiment

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An older Mongoose with MAC 12T and 52V, 20Ah battery.

Now building a battery box to mount the battery over the top tube, since it won't fit under the down tube.

Edit to add, 105 miles so far, no problems. Miles per Ah are around 5.55 average.
by MikeSSS
Jul 04 2020 2:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Test riding my "new" FS ebike results so far
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Test riding my "new" FS ebike results so far

Rankine, Kelvin, F, C, yeah I had a brain freeze moment. Working pretty steady on the pedals, but less than usual because of being off the bike for 42 days between selling the previous ebike and getting the new one going. The human power will come back though. Last ride the iphone said San Antonio w...
by MikeSSS
Jul 04 2020 1:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BBS02 FS Build
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: BBS02 FS Build

That's a pretty ideal bike, it should serve you very well.

Nice build!
by MikeSSS
Jul 01 2020 11:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Test riding my "new" FS ebike results so far
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Test riding my "new" FS ebike results so far

Previous ebike used a direct drive, no Hall sensor, front hub and a 48V, 13.5 shark battery in the rear rack. First host bike was a rigid 3 x 6 speed sort of mtb, second host was a Jamis Hudson 1 x 7 that is sort of like a Townie. Those bikes worked just great but no suspension was too rough at time...
by MikeSSS
Jun 30 2020 12:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buy or build...
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Buy or build...

If I had the money I'd buy an eMTB from one of the major brands. But, most have only torque sensing PAS and no throttle. No throttle is a huge drawback when starting on steep uphill or walking the bike up. Some have walk assist, which is very important for very steep, rough climbs where you can't ri...
by MikeSSS
Jun 25 2020 2:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back after so many years ! Need your guidance on my project
Replies: 37
Views: 662

Re: Back after so many years ! Need your guidance on my project

The Magic Pie could be laced into a 24" or 26" wheel to be used as the front hub motor on a bike having a non suspension, steel front fork. Something like a Townie or any bike with a steel front fork would be ideal, just not a suspension fork. A bag on a rear rack could carry the battery and perhaps...
by MikeSSS
Jun 10 2020 10:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 126
Views: 13368

Re: Bicycle Locks

Back in the early 70's we lived in Austin, TX. A friend of a friend, a teen, had his motorcycle stolen. He found out who had it, another teen. The owner of the MC called the Austin PD, they came to the home where the MC was, saw who had it and decided to do nothing. The teen who had the stolen motor...
by MikeSSS
Jun 09 2020 10:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Myles Rockwell
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Myles Rockwell

You don't see that every day. Amazing, thanks for posting it.
by MikeSSS
Jun 09 2020 12:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?

The MAC, controller, etc. came in. Now I'm planning the torque arm or arms. The Grin rear torque arm I bought probably won't work.

The battery has not come in yet, so mounting it is a future project. It's a 14s, 6p battery. Perhaps it will fit on the underside of the downtube, I hope so.
by MikeSSS
Jun 08 2020 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Human watts, Erider and Cycle Analyst
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Human watts, Erider and Cycle Analyst

This won't help much, but I rode 5 1/2 years using pedal with throttle assist on a bike that had Biopace rings. Next bike had a couple different sized round rings. I never felt a difference, they both worked well. The Biopace rings shifted very well.
by MikeSSS
Jun 04 2020 9:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 126
Views: 13368

Re: Bicycle Locks

Front porch: Fahgettaboudit U lock with On Guard Chain, the U fits through the OG chain easier than through the Fahgettaboudit chain. Bike is locked to a 10" x 10" post and never left outside after dark. I have the biggest OG chain, the biggest Kryptonite chain and a New York Noose chain. Bike carry...
by MikeSSS
Jun 04 2020 4:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A potato made me crash my bike and faceplant.
Replies: 78
Views: 1425

Re: A potato made me crash my bike and faceplant.

Like the wise man said "you got off easily", we've all been there, better face plant falls than viagra falls. Mucho hopes for a speedy recovery. Rear rack, topped by a Harbor Freight cutting board, topped by a 15" Harbor Freight tool bag, put those potatoes in their place. Enjoy the goatee, you've e...
by MikeSSS
May 28 2020 9:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Want to build something comfortable, but issues with local bike path 'style'
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Want to build something comfortable, but issues with local bike path 'style'

Watching recumbents thread their way, at very low speeds, between the walkers and bikes passing each other in different directions, at tricky bends in the bike path, reveals recumbents to be significantly higher risk than normal bikes. They are less stable in this part of the ride, a part that happe...
by MikeSSS
May 27 2020 10:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Want to build something comfortable, but issues with local bike path 'style'
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Want to build something comfortable, but issues with local bike path 'style'

Swept back handlebars with generous rise and a Cloud 9 seat, along with an upright seating position changed my ride experience from painful to no pain and wow, look at all that scenery. My next ebike is full suspension with those things, it'll be even more comfortable than the rigid bike it replaces...
by MikeSSS
May 27 2020 10:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Seriously stealthy ebike
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Seriously stealthy ebike

Back in my road days, I'd really loved to have an extra 100 Watts, during those hard fought charity rides.
by MikeSSS
May 27 2020 9:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anyone modded an arrow type bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Anyone modded an arrow type bike?

I've been thinking about this kind of bike, it has a long tail, long rear triangle and long wheelbase, which should give it a better ride than most hard tails. Dogman Dan is an advocate of long tail bikes, take a look at his builds and read what he has to say about long tail bikes. Arrow 7 and 10 lo...
by MikeSSS
May 25 2020 11:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The joy of causing despair and confusion
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: The joy of causing despair and confusion

That's a really stealthy ebike. Well done.

Thanks for posting about your bike and your riding.

Best wishes,

Mike S in San Antonio, Texas
by MikeSSS
May 25 2020 1:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Seriously stealthy ebike
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Seriously stealthy ebike

https://www.goatbikes.com/section811599.html

The link is to page explaining how the system works. This is for factory bikes, not conversions.

Not a recommendation, just info about something interesting.
by MikeSSS
May 24 2020 11:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cheap ebike kit for paragliding retrieve
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Cheap ebike kit for paragliding retrieve

Distance is 15.5 mi, desired speed 22 mph, rider weight 220 lb, climb 1600 ft. Using 300 lb for rider + bike + battery + stuff, gives 186 Wh for just the climb at 100% efficiency. At 50 % eff. the Wh for the climb becomes 373 Wh. 22 mph will use a lot more battery than 14 mph. I used to ride a direc...
by MikeSSS
May 24 2020 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fast long-range cheap tourer[emoji2]
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: Fast long-range cheap tourer[emoji2]

Back in the day on rides of 100 to 165 km, ridden on road bikes or mountain bikes with road tires, the experience was: on the aero bars I could keep up, on the hoods or flat bars I was off the back. Long solo rides were always on the aero bars. They were modified to have higher and wider cups for co...
by MikeSSS
May 20 2020 5:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?

Good advice, thanks. Rear rack battery worked great on my front wheel DD ebike because of the weight of the 25 pound front wheel. Weight distribution was pretty well neutral just behind the bottom bracket. Battery was a 48v, 14Ah Shark type. My wife had problems with the weight of her 36v, 10Ah batt...
by MikeSSS
May 19 2020 10:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?

Ordered a MAC 12T cassette rear hub with 12FET controller, from EM3ev. It is a slower wind than the eZee, with wider and bit larger stator. Getting a CA3-DPS too. Sold the ebike I've been using since 2014, it was really hard to part with it. That bike was near perfect for the riding I have been doin...