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by Norton
Aug 17 2017 8:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10113

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

This is a great thread ! Cool frame! Marin is a well know brand ! >Vertical drop outs on the back to handle the 'E-Power! And you can use modern a derailleur and shifter. >Still stuck with V-brakes on the back. You'll love them! >But there's nothing keeping you from running a disc on the front, with...
by Norton
Aug 01 2017 6:43am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

... It is best for Eyebyesickle to just minus the price of those 8 speed chainrings and offer a couple of spiders when ordering the TSDZ2. Since the Majority of bikes now are 10 and 11 speed. ..... Scoot, I agree, since that stock steel 8 spd chain ring looks odd to me in the pics I've seen. As lon...
by Norton
Jul 30 2017 8:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

It sounds like it has been stated that it comes with an 8spd chain ring, finally.. If you don't want to go the route of spider and 9-11 spd chainring assembly,, you could 'thin' the stock chain ring just at the chain contact area, on a lathe with a high speed sanding disc, and a little hand deburrin...
by Norton
Jul 29 2017 9:07am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

All mid motor systems will have reliability be determined by how you use it within the drive train. If you run the thing hot on too high an assist while on too high a gear you will apply torque through a locked rotor. The blue gear acts like a shear pin, failing in this case to save the controller ...
by Norton
Jul 28 2017 7:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

That headlight,, good lord... :lol: Now I understand. :shock: This is the Rat Rod equivalent of an ebike! Everything is a period piece except for the mid-drive and battery. No current tech allowed. I like it !!! :D I was going to explain modern derailleurs, again, about total T and max cassette size...
by Norton
Jul 25 2017 8:13am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

...t it did have the port for a throttle and it was wired up so i thought, hmmmmmmmm maybe it will work... turns out it doesnt tho :( ow well, it was worth a shot anyway How does TS explain selling a plug in throttle that does not work? You guys need to bang on their door and say "WTH. I want this ...
by Norton
Jul 25 2017 7:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

Dearest RT, It's funny how even adults throw around the word 'evil' these days. And it's funny how Sense-A-Tive grown men can be to criticism. Buddy, I'm not picking on you. I'm concerned that you are basing a fully loaded cargo bike on an old cheap road bike. (If it was a bike you bought brand new ...
by Norton
Jul 24 2017 8:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

I always assumed this bike was something you had hanging from the back of your garage. Did you buy this bike brand new when you were young dumm and full of cumm? And I also assumed when you started reading about ebikes and add-on mid-drives, you pulled it down to relive your youth and have some fun!...
by Norton
Jul 24 2017 6:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

....Apparently you have overlooked ..... that I'm running brand new aluminum rims, including a rear one I laced myself with a new 130mm 7 gear Shimano freehub. -shrug- ... more helpful would be pointers to specific instances of these "rims and tires in this size" that are worth looking at..... Yes,...
by Norton
Jul 23 2017 10:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

I'm glad to see you upgrading your brakes. :lol: Yeah, me too. But what is the 'Ready to Ride' weight of this bike now? Those old school road rims and tires are for a Road Bike , you know? The kind where a rider stands over bumps, or hops the bike over bad ones, to lessen the impact the bike has to...
by Norton
Jul 23 2017 8:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

.....I'm riding the line sharing this information now that I am providing support and working with the factory technicians/engineers of TS. .... we are just days (and days and days and days, of course haha) away from having 52v18a units with the lights and all that jazz ... maybe you can't adjust t...
by Norton
Jul 08 2017 12:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

...I meant a load for the BATTERY, of course, not me!... (Most "bike trainers" use friction, ... My trainer has a 'magnetic resistance' drive. It's variable and uses the Lenz Effect where it spins an aluminum disc between two magnet plates that move slightly in relation to each other. The aluminum ...
by Norton
Jul 08 2017 11:12am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

...The sticker on the motor says 48v 18A ....I posted a kWh - power meter ... ...AFAIR, it has no memory and will be useful for single trips only. But i can take notes and sum up later. The 1500wh@48v measuring will take many trips (>200km at level 2 I hope) .... Thanks for the great reply and the ...
by Norton
Jul 08 2017 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

...Got any great ways to fabricate a load? .... Bike trainer, especially one with an adjustable resistance. $30 - Craigslist. Great for winter time exercise too ! It's great how you're detailing your trouble shooting and the warranty work with the seller. It's too bad that even the 'Name Brand' stu...
by Norton
Jul 06 2017 6:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

...It seems I am the first one with such motor, so post your questions, I'll be glad to answer. OK, I'll go first! :P >Where and how much was this factory (?) 18A version of this motor and is it good to 100 RPM cadence ? >Does the xh18 allow a high MPH top speed, or did you have to change wheel dia...
by Norton
Jul 03 2017 8:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

.. be polite to me and any others who have older hardware than you approve of. .. OK, I will. I need to understand sentimental value and STFU with my bike snobbery. :cry: The info about Dual-Pivot and Long-Reach Calipers and fresh brake pads will improve your braking. Just upgrading the two brake c...
by Norton
Jul 02 2017 8:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

...My big concern now is brakes. I need better brakes! ....... If anyone has any good tips here, I'm all ears..... OK, if you are determined to put money into making this antique more functionally modern,,, :wink: You need to open that dusty old billfold and buy 'Dual-Pivot Road Brake Calipers'. Ma...
by Norton
Jul 01 2017 9:44am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Wayne, Thanks for the comparison. I want this: ....The TDSZ is a different beast altogether, much less powerful, stops engine power the instant you stop pedaling .... .If you want technical riding on mainly off road or you just want simple ease of use with some ability to put in a decent days excerc...
by Norton
Jun 30 2017 1:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

On modern derailleurs there is that 'B' adjustment that is separate from the L and H adjustments. And derailleurs have a range of cassette teeth and total teeth they are made for and there are long, medium and short cages to account for what you have for range. It gets complicated. It could be that ...
by Norton
Jun 30 2017 7:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

..... Theres nothing wrong with ghetto rig to test out, this whole forum is full of MacGyvers, if you arent one you shouldnt be here bud.... Sorry if I offended, but you used the word first .. :? I built all my bikes from bare frames. I have mech. disc brakes on my main rides - - An alu. FS NICE mt...
by Norton
Jun 29 2017 9:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

>... was just going to ghetto wire it to test on throttling function. ... Ebay or amazon got the thumb throttle for $20/piece...a bit pricey imo, a cheap $1.99 throttle will do just fine if the wirings are correct. >>Got my 350w installed tonight and test drove it around. I was a bit dissapointed a...
by Norton
Jun 29 2017 9:29am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Kind people! I broke the blue gear after 100km. I want to put a bronze one, but I do not know where to buy it. Maybe someone knows where they are sold with delivery to Russia? Thank you. ato, Sorry to hear this. There is a link up this thread to a place in Italy that sells the metal gear. I doubt t...
by Norton
Jun 28 2017 4:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

.... a "logical diagram" showing all the wiring hooked up, and the other shows the back of the VLCD5 showing the brakes connected, but, curiously, not the throttle. The throttle connects between the brake connections. There are black rubber plugs filling the voids when you're not running these part...
by Norton
Jun 28 2017 7:06am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6890
Views: 712906

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Trying to rewire a throttle/brake to work with the vlcd5 display... Guys, Isn't there an open connector on the vlcd5 display that this factory throttle plugs directly into ? https://smile.amazon.com/TONGSHENG-ConhisMotor-Throttle-Mid-Drive-Conversion/dp/B072BL61TV/ref=lp_15231542011_1_3?srs=1523154...
by Norton
Jun 27 2017 7:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 12437

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

...Amberwolf's point about brakes is well taken. Bummer! I'm more likely to just swap the bike out instead and only care and feed one beast of burden... Good plan! What you have now is a high strung race horse from long ago. It sounds like you need a do it all sort of bike. With large volume tires....