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by Apex
Jul 03 2018 6:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bike prices..... WTF?
Replies: 132
Views: 4079

Re: Bike prices..... WTF?

The bike market of yesteryear is gone. It was split into two markets years ago. The "Walmart bike" market and the high-end market. Unfortunately, there isn't much in between. I would disagree there. Go into any large LBS and take a look at what's available in MTB's for around $1K. There are some pr...
by Apex
Jul 02 2018 10:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bike prices..... WTF?
Replies: 132
Views: 4079

Re: Bike prices..... WTF?

The bike market of yesteryear is gone. It was split into two markets years ago. The "Walmart bike" market and the high-end market. Unfortunately, there isn't much in between. Because the bottom of the market is saturated with fantastically cheap, disposable bikes, it makes the concept of building a ...
by Apex
Mar 23 2018 9:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I believe you want the larger bottom bracket for your application, but that is a guess. The kit is available from luna, as well as Sick Bike Parts, where I purchased it from. The controller hooks directly to motor leads, both hall sensor and power lines. The kit is about 90% plug and play, only the ...
by Apex
Jan 02 2018 9:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: a storm is brewing on the mountain
Replies: 67
Views: 3959

Re: a storm is brewing on the mountain

Until we see an increase in battery performance and a reduction in battery price, which, in my case is usually 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the vehicle cost, then we are simply dacing around the margins. Until battery pack prices come down, every thing else will take a back seat to there overshadowing cost....
by Apex
Jan 01 2018 11:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: a storm is brewing on the mountain
Replies: 67
Views: 3959

Re: a storm is brewing on the mountain

All my builds (gas and electric)have had a foundation of a old Craigslist bike, and a couple department store bikes. The simple fact is that none of them are ready for a 3000 watt mid-drive powertrain. Why does this suprise anybody? The same can be said of most any bicycle under $1k. I often sense a...
by Apex
Dec 09 2017 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Pack Voltage Reduction To Run a Light
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Pack Voltage Reduction To Run a Light

I'm thinking of using this converter for my lighting.
Simple, small, robust housing, trusted vendor.

http://sickbikeparts.com/voltage-converter-12v/

Input = 36v/72v

Output = 12v @ 10A
by Apex
Nov 27 2017 8:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

markz wrote:
Nov 27 2017 12:23am
That stupid plastic thing on the crank broke on mine, winter riding, ice, snow, broke.
Sick bike parts has them for $4
http://sickbikeparts.com/shift-kit-and- ... -products/
by Apex
Nov 19 2017 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

It has been a while since I posted in here. Here is my new cyclone build. Just completed trial runs, just need to re-fab top motor mount and replace wood block with an aluminum box to tuck the wires into. Then, it's on to bike upgrades like a fork that does not suck. http://i64.tinypic.com/90av7n.jpg
by Apex
Sep 29 2017 3:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 6114

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

markz, Chalo, amberwolf;
Oh I try to explain the many clear advantages of an ebike, but most people just can't get past the initial cost.
by Apex
Sep 28 2017 1:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 6114

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

So far, I've had a few homeless people and a bunch people driving $500 cars ask me about my ebike, and one guy in a nice car. Granted, it's a homebuilt franken-bike. So here in urban Indianapolis, yes, the poor are far more interested in my gas and electric bikes. You know what sucks? When I'm on a ...
by Apex
Aug 31 2017 8:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How QUICKLY was your Cyclone Mid Drive delivered IN THE MAIL
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: How QUICKLY was your Cyclone Mid Drive delivered IN THE

I got mine from Sick Bike Parts, took about a week, if I remember it right.
However, that was over a year ago, I have no idea what their turnaround time is at the moment. I am very pleased with Sick Bike Parts and Pablo's support.
by Apex
Oct 23 2016 8:41am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

It's on the road, running well. http://i63.tinypic.com/2vjog8y.jpg The mounts were definately flexing at times. So I replaced the mounting bolts with fully threaded rods and replaced all the spacers with nuts, then made a left side plate to attach them to the motor, like robocam's. That has mostly t...
by Apex
Oct 16 2016 2:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I got the kit installed. Test runs on pedal power went well, no derailments. My battery arrived a few days ago. I plan on carrying battery in backpack once I figure out a detachable power leash system. For now I just strapped battery pack to the top bar of the bike frame. Plugged everything together...
by Apex
Oct 11 2016 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Aww yeah.
Paul at Sick bike Parts , you rock!

He shipped me a freewheel adapter that fits perfectly, I think it's made out of mithril. ;)

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by Apex
Oct 08 2016 8:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

So, back to the main subject of this thread, Paul at Sick Bike Parts is sending me a new adapter for my freewheel, as you all saw, great customer support. Thanks go to robocam for helping me get in touch with Paul (Pablo), as Jim is currently away from work. I freed up some money by selling some equ...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

No Robo, inertia works all the time and you pay for each change in movement -- no free lunch here. Put simply, in a rotational vs. linear response system, the rotational inertia is computed ( l x l x m) when treated as a lumped mass system . So if the center of gravity of your battery is 20" from t...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 6:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

In truth, when you break down the physics of a cycle, there is all kinds of stuff your brain is doing that you don't ever realize. For example, on a motorcycle, to turn left you have to turn the handlebars right. In fact, you never turn the handlebars left to turn left. Once you settle into a corner...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Hi there DingusMcGee, hope your having a good day. :)
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 3:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Mark, I definately agree that centralizing the mass within the frame will lower the moment of inertia, which is a good thing. I never claimed that a overly high center of gravity is good. However, I don't see carrying the battery in a backpack as increasing the CoG, as far as how the bike sees it. I...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 12:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Hi there. :D
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 10:33am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Let's continue this conversation in PMs, so we are not cluttering up this thread.
PM sent, DingusMcGee.
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 9:14am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

How many of these riders are sitting when encountering obstacles this vid. https://youtu.be/bVHchm5NIZc Seems to me they are using their body to improve handling, moving forward and back, side to side, altering the center of gravity to suit the current needs of the terrain. That's how I see it. As f...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 8:43am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Ass on the seat? Yeah, your not going to be able to take advantage of using your body to improve handling if your sitting on the seat the whole time. Just like on a motorcycle on a roadcourse, your never sitting on the seat unless your tucked in, going down the straights. We can just disagree and le...
by Apex
Oct 07 2016 7:45am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Robo and Foppel, Really? I do not buy this idea that putting your battery in backpack is best. I think you guys lack the design skills, time and/or tools to make a custom battery pack(s) [usually necessary on full suspension bike] that fits below the top tube and sort of occupies the odd triangle o...
by Apex
Oct 06 2016 8:53am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3084
Views: 295620

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Here ya go, Pablo

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