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by PizzaWizard
Dec 12 2017 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: personal bitch, voltage meter
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: personal bitch, voltage meter

If it were me, I'd just power it off a separate smaller battery hooked up to a momentary switch. The small battery will last a long time because it's only on for a second or two while you look at the voltage...

Way easier than messing around with trying to step down the voltage.
by PizzaWizard
Dec 02 2017 8:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Shaft Drive Grocery Getter
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Shaft Drive Grocery Getter

Shaft driven ebike sounds awesome. No more dinking around with derailleurs and chains. I've spent hours trying to get derailleurs to shift perfectly on bikes. The idea of just having a shaft drive that just works every time is a bit mind boggling. I used to ride a Honda CX500 motorcycle that I loved...
by PizzaWizard
Nov 20 2017 2:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wanted:Ebike that looks like a Motorcycle
Replies: 46
Views: 4815

Re: Wanted:Ebike that looks like a Motorcycle

Ruff Cycles has some really cool frames that are styled after old school motorcycles. Might be something you'd want to check out blueshift.

http://store.ruff-cycles.com/ruff-cycles-bikes.html
by PizzaWizard
Nov 03 2017 5:44am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on my first build: DD rear hub 48V 1000W
Replies: 36
Views: 3778

Re: Advice on my first build: DD rear hub 48V 1000W

I am pretty much in the exact same boat as you. Sounds like we are thinking about building very similar bikes. My plan is to go with the leaf 1500w motor, but that's because I want a little extra power for fun. User neptronix has a thread where he tests the leaf 1500w motor extensively which is what...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 31 2017 10:44pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DD ebike hubmotor used as micro-hydro generator
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: DD ebike hubmotor used as micro-hydro generator

Pretty cool. I've seen people make these out of old washing machine motors which you can find for free. If you own property with running water I would say that's the best way to go off grid.
by PizzaWizard
Oct 31 2017 3:50am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop

He doesn't have enough power with those engines stock wind. The same ones were used a while back on a Lazair ultralight and they were marginal even after being rewound for more power. The Lazair is a really light aircraft with a huge wing area so it has very low power requirements. It is an interes...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 30 2017 11:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Horn, front & rear led lights battery connected
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Looking for Horn, front & rear led lights battery connec

Ebikes.ca has a few headlights that are stvzo compliant. Basically that means they are legal to use in Germany where they have strict laws about bicycle headlights. Anything that's stvzo compliant should be safe from blinding oncoming traffic. http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-parts/lights....
by PizzaWizard
Oct 24 2017 5:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

If you are planning to travel over 30 MPH, you might consider using a full suspension bike with larger street tires. Hitting ruts and uneven road surfaces can be hard on the rider as well as bike. Thanks. I keep hearing this same advice about full suspension. My commute is actually entirely on pave...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 23 2017 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

I've also been toying around with the idea of building a smaller bike first... I've got an old beater mountain bike that I fixed up a couple of years ago. It's got a steel frame, no suspension and it was made in the 80's. I was thinking of getting a cheap BPM2 kit to put on it just to see if I like ...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 23 2017 10:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

So I've been coming up with a shopping list. Think I got it almost all pinned down. Starting to think I'm really overbuilding this, but then again I want it to be fun right? :P I can always tune it down for my regular commutes. Anyone see anything I'm missing? Leaf 1500w Hub motor + Rim - $210 https...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 09 2017 8:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

Thanks for the input everyone! I think at this point I have ruled out the BBSHD. It just seems counter intuitive to put all that power directly into the cranks. It's a lot easier to "overclock" a DD hubmotor than a middrive like the BBS This is basically what got me thinking about direct drive in th...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 09 2017 12:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

I'm a firm believer in the KISS theory in Ebike building, especially the first one. While mid-drives have their uses, I feel when a hub motor will meet the goals, it's the way to go. Simpler w/ no need to row the shifter. I also feel that w/out a rear suspension, you really don't need to go faster ...
by PizzaWizard
Oct 08 2017 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Having trouble deciding what to use on my ebike build

I'm looking into building an ebike this winter that I can start using next spring. I want to start using it as a bit of a car replacement. Commuting to work, buying groceries, etc... Most of the places I go are within a 10 mile radius, so I want 20-30 mile range. I also want it to be fun. I used to ...