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by Josh K.
Jun 14 2019 4:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...

Thanks, Well, at this point it was about 13 watt hours per mile at about 25mph, on Portland International race track. I ran against Bill Bushnell on that day. Great ride, fast and smooth track. 24 volts, Astroflight motor, Castle controller, coupled to a Boston Gear helical cut gear reduction, 110 p...
by Josh K.
May 29 2019 9:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...

Yeah, great guys, thanx! 62 would be perfect. I have a 72, but it drops my cadence too low. Might have to run it for a little bit anyways, and see how it matches up. I may be running a bit faster now with the 36 volts, maybe running a lower gear. It's been a while since I had this machine up and run...
by Josh K.
May 25 2019 8:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Rebuilding the Rans Stratus, need a larger chainring...

Hi Folks, Well, I have pulled my Rans Stratus out of storage, and started a rebuild. She looks pretty good, but I am refreshing a lot of the parts now. Fresh Town n country 26 inch on the Back, but the Maxis 20 inch up front looks fine. New 9 speed chain and Cassette, and a fresh Battery Pack. Makin...
by Josh K.
May 24 2019 10:28pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Lost Sierra Races 2019, July 12-14
Replies: 49
Views: 3163

Re: Lost Sierra Races 2019, July 12-14

Looks like real fun. Bet we could see some cutting edge machines there.

Most likely, I will be going to Texas? For my little brother's wedding. Sigh.

Josh K.
by Josh K.
May 23 2019 11:21pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 65
Views: 7325

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Hi Folks, I like the Endless Sphere Forum myself, and agree that fakebook really creates no value. I migrated over here back in the day, after the power-assist yahoo group fizzled out. The Josh Goldberg, and Dave Hammond guys with early bolt on power adventures. The real values are created by the lo...
by Josh K.
Aug 15 2018 10:13pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Does Elon Lurk these forums ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Re: Does Elon Lurk these forums ?

I bet he has, and I bet he has seen a few advanced designs here... Rich Rebuilds, on youtube, had a bright idea for him about building the Tesla E bike... Says, Hey Elon, Here is a business idea for you. Now that you made a few million off of the flame thrower... Build a Tesla E bike. Rich was on a ...
by Josh K.
Aug 15 2018 9:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ebiker Joke thread...
Replies: 1561
Views: 150414

Re: The Ebiker Joke thread...

Ride to Work, Work to Ride... :pancake:
by Josh K.
Jan 06 2018 12:56pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Ride the Rockies E-Vent...
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Ride the Rockies E-Vent...

Hi Folks, Ride the Rockies out of Denver Colorado is coming up again. They are about to announce the rout for this year. This event has about 2,000 cyclists riding up, and over several Rocky Mountains. I did it on a handmade E bike back in 2012. Epic Ride, for sure. I am going to rebuild one of my o...
by Josh K.
Sep 07 2017 6:59pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Drone video of Teslas 18MWh solar farm +
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Drone video of Teslas 18MWh solar farm +

Interesting. Looks like some of it is real, and some of it was animation. Anyways, I am looking into large solar farms now. I am interested in understanding the variables, the costs involved, and the return on investment. I would love to create a solar park, producing clean energy, long term. Any mo...
by Josh K.
Jun 21 2017 3:27pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Sanyo Eneloop Speed Controller?
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Sanyo Eneloop Speed Controller?

Hello,

I am searching for a source, for a replacement speed controller. Any ideas on who may have some?

Please let me know, thanks, Josh K.

970-213-4176
by Josh K.
Jun 17 2016 12:48pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: E bike Expo, Denver CO. June 17, 18, 19
Replies: 1
Views: 915

E bike Expo, Denver CO. June 17, 18, 19

Hey Folks,

Check out the Denver E bike expo this weekend. Over a hundred E bikes to ride...

http://www.electricbike-expo.com/locati ... -colorado/

We will be going on Saturday AM, we are registered to ride the latest new bikes...

Josh K.
by Josh K.
Jan 10 2016 11:45pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: 2016 North American "Unofficial" Endless-Sphere Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 7750

Re: 2016 North American Endless-Sphere Convention

Sounds like real fun! I vote pikes peak as well, and I know of a camp ground near there, where we could all meet up and get ready to scale the mountain. This camp ground is the meeting place for most of the groups that go up the mountain, and they have some cool photos of groups that meet up, and so...
by Josh K.
Aug 26 2015 8:33pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Interbike 2015, Las Vegas, Sept 14-18
Replies: 140
Views: 19877

Re: Interbike 2015, Las Vegas, Sept 14-18

Soo, I am looking into going to Interbike this year, but I need a pass to get in. I can go on Wednesday the 16th, and am interested in finding some product to carry in a new shop that I am putting together for the spring. Anybody know someone, where I could get a pass to get in? Ideas? I can not go ...
by Josh K.
Mar 23 2015 7:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Trike in LA
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Stolen Trike in LA

No word on this fella's stolen trike. Other than his home owners insurance says, it does not cover vehicles with motors on it...Sigh.

Josh K.
by Josh K.
Feb 16 2015 11:29am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Trike in LA
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Stolen Trike in LA

Hi Folks, Long time, no post... We are looking for a stolen trike, out of LA. It was one of our very best Electric Recumbent trikes, hand made in Fort Collins, Colorado. Sage Green, 36 volts, Mid drive, with Rohloff speed drive rear hub. Owner, Bill Martin had it secured in a storage shed, and lost ...
by Josh K.
Apr 17 2014 10:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motors vs mid-drives: is unbiased comparison possible?
Replies: 61
Views: 6279

Re: Hub motors vs mid-drives: is unbiased comparison possibl

Automatic, vs stick shift... Hub motors are great for folks who just want to get on, and ride. Pretty efficient sometimes too. Pedal drive, or true mid drives, are more efficient, especially when starting up, up hill, and or pulling a load. Hub motors over compensate by drinking up the amps. Shiftin...
by Josh K.
Aug 27 2013 12:39pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: E Tour De Phat, August 31st.
Replies: 0
Views: 546

E Tour De Phat, August 31st.

Hi Folks, August 31st, this weekend is the Tour De Fat in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is an Awesome event with around 10,000 cyclists coming out to ride bikes, in costume, heading to a large street party. Lots of great bikes, inventions, designs, innovation and fun. Come on out and ride with us! Lo...
by Josh K.
Jul 22 2013 11:55am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: E-bike industry spokesperson?
Replies: 36
Views: 13033

Re: E-bike industry spokesperson?

His name is Mr. Ed Benjamin. He created the Light electric vehicle Association. You can speak with him at Interbike if you like, just sign up to go to the LEVA Dinner... You can read his work in the Electric Bicycle Industry report, that he writes with Mr. Frank Jamerson. He actually has his finger ...
by Josh K.
Jun 04 2013 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ride the Rockies, Stories from an electric cyclist...
Replies: 51
Views: 8296

Re: Ride the Rockies, Stories from an electric cyclist...

Hey Joe, Soo Cool. Sounds really great. Would love to see some photos from the ride. Nice idea with the rack too. We got a couple of guys set up with front hub motor, 350 watt systems on some light road bikes who were stoked. It's a nice scale, and I think that is kinda the state of the art, light a...
by Josh K.
Jun 04 2013 10:05pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Mount Washington Auto Road Rally/Regatta
Replies: 13
Views: 3000

Re: Mount Washington Auto Road Rally/Regatta

Yeah, get it goin again! We worked with them, and got to do a couple of runs, during the Alt vehicle days, about ten years ago. It is a great hill to ride on, and is a great test of your machines. We rode two E tek trikes up the first year, and worked with our regen system...IE: Extreme Heat melts c...
by Josh K.
Jun 04 2013 7:10pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes

Hi Folks, Here is a link to the E biker Community Action at City Hall in Boulder...Posted in the Denver Electric Vehicle Council News letter. BOULDER CITY COUNCIL LISTENS TO E-BIKE INPUT On Tuesday, May 21st, numerous E-bikers attended City Council Meeting for citizens’ input to request Councils con...
by Josh K.
May 22 2013 11:35am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ride the Rockies, Stories from an electric cyclist...
Replies: 51
Views: 8296

Re: Ride the Rockies, Stories from an electric cyclist...

Hey thanks Joe,

I appreciate the support. These ideas mean a lot to me, and some of our fellow Electric cyclists.

We look forward to coming over to your part of the world sometime, to ride, and see more of the world.

Josh K.
by Josh K.
May 22 2013 11:31am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes

Good Meeting and 2 Min speeches last night. Nice to see the local E bike folks out in force, telling truth to power. Loved the happy E bike couple, In their 60"s who told em, Yes, We ride our E bikes on the trails, lock our bikes Illegally on the bicycle racks, have been doing it for years, and will...
by Josh K.
May 21 2013 1:57pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: May 21 Boulder, CO, help show support for e-bikes

Okay, Nice Job, I think that we will come by, and say a few words tonight. Peace, Josh K.
by Josh K.
Apr 08 2013 6:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Pikes Peak Race--Entering?
Replies: 477
Views: 32851

Re: Pikes Peak Race--Entering?

My understanding is that, Bikes are allowed to ride pikes peak, at anytime now. Open to bikes...

So, someone could create an E bike event...

Ideas?

Josh K.

Don"t ask me, or make me do it, cause It will be 750 limit If I do...