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by dirt huffer
May 02 2019 7:37am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

I read in the Phaserunner manual, that it has a wire that can be separated for regen on a separate throttle for analog braking control. If you have any old throttles laying around, I thought that might be fun to try. Otherwise the front brake regen will probably be good enough. I read about that to...
by dirt huffer
Apr 30 2019 9:15am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

Pretty thrilled with my build so far. Last thing to do is set up the Regen. Not sure the best way to go about this. I have a Grin Tripwire Ebrake Cutoff that ill try on my front brake lever. Im not running a rear brake... i could possibly mount a small lever on the right side of the handlebar to ope...
by dirt huffer
Apr 03 2019 7:00am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

@thorlancaster328 :thumb: I can say that the Malectrics spot welder worked well for me. A user named Flippy recommended it to me, and it looks like he builds lots of battery packs. What he originally recommended to me is copied below, and you can view the link in my signature to see what I actually ...
by dirt huffer
Apr 02 2019 6:26am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

It's nice having a bike with room for lots of batteries in the frame triangle. From the picture, I'm guessing that you could put upwards of 2 KW in there and get upwards of 60 miles of real range. Have you considered building your own battery packs? I get my cells from NKON and they are about twice...
by dirt huffer
Apr 01 2019 9:36am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

Turned out great. Did you meet your long range goals? Must have a heck of a range. PS. How do you like those Holy Rollers? I'm thinking about getting a pair and maybe mounting them tubeless. Did you black out the logos, or did they come that way? I had to adjust my budget mid-build after I purchase...
by dirt huffer
Feb 14 2019 7:45am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road trippin' with an eBike
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Road trippin' with an eBike

I want to bring my ebike on a road trip and am looking for a charging solution besides guerilla charging at coffee shops and restaurants. I was thinking of purchasing one of these chargers and running wire through my firewall directly to my battery (fused of course) so i can charge my battery while ...
by dirt huffer
Nov 07 2018 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1802
Views: 574091

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Aesthetics? There are pearls among the oysters, but you have to dig for them. I have asked permission from the builders to feature them, and here is an index, 90% found on ES https://www.electricbike.com/custom-builds-index/ To be fair, the vast majority of posts are not about "how can I make my bi...
by dirt huffer
Oct 26 2018 12:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Trek report on becoming more visible (for electric velomobile)
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Trek report on becoming more visible (for electric velomobile)

In Minneapolis, I worry more about being too visible, especially at night where criminals target you. I few years back someone threw a molitov cocktail off an overpass onto the Greenway, narrowly avoiding hitting a cyclists. And during winter kids like to huck snowballs at people riding
by dirt huffer
Oct 18 2018 11:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 6431

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

The 4300 with the hub motor will probably get a new and better Rockshox for trail riding. Much better choice! I've got an older Trek 7000 - same frame and geometry as your 4300, just nicer component specs. It's taken a real beating to the point where i'm simply amazed i haven't cracked any of the w...
by dirt huffer
Oct 15 2018 9:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 6431

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

While my 4300 has evolved into a great daily commuter bike, this Navigator seems like it would make a great light duty trail exploring bike with a BBSHD. It's been nice following along with your upgrades. Just be careful offroading the Navigator. A lot of people have snapped those comfort bike susp...
by dirt huffer
Oct 15 2018 9:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Lynskey Backroad e-bike build
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Lynskey Backroad e-bike build

the 36 spoke MA40 on my blue bike has lasted 22 yrs, so going to be lacing up my rear wheel on this project, hopefully with the same results :) For the Rim, i went with the Andra 40: https://www.ryde.nl/andra-40 Hows the build coming? Curious how you liking the Andra 40 rim? I'm thinking about orde...
by dirt huffer
Oct 14 2018 8:27am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trace Full Suspension + Bafang BBS02 -> STOLEN :'(
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: Giant Trace Full Suspension + Bafang BBS02

Bummer! I had a bike stolen as a kid but police were able to recover it weeks later. It had been spray painted black to hide the shiny chrome finish. I was happy to get it back but the dam spray paint was too much work for a 12 year old kid to remove Keep us posted on what happens. BBS ultra would b...
by dirt huffer
Sep 26 2018 6:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric bike has very stiff steering when in motion
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Electric bike has very stiff steering when in motion

What kind of headset is on the bike? Have you tried loosening it up a tad to see how the bike responds? EDIT: dogman dan beat me to it but i think it's an issue with the tightness or looseness of the headset. Try playing with the adjustment to see how the bike responds. I've had this issue before on...
by dirt huffer
Sep 19 2018 10:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 4299

US Tariffs on Chinese Bicycles & Parts Will Begin Next Week

Probably a double post but get your stuff ordered now before the end of the year! :( ". Tariffs take effect this coming Monday, September 27, beginning at ten percent and increasing to 25 percent January 1, 2019. " https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tariffs-on-chinese-bicycles-and-parts-begin-next-week.h...
by dirt huffer
Sep 18 2018 12:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: MN Commuter - First E-Bike Build
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: MN Commuter - First E-Bike Build

Welcome to the forum and to Minneapolis! Those bikes you posted cover a wide range of sizes from kids to what looks like a size XL on that road bike. I say start with the best platform youre willing to buy so you save money on having to redo things in the future. With option #1 you could fit a batte...
by dirt huffer
Sep 10 2018 9:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Reputable sources for good value ebike batteries?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Reputable sources for good value ebike batteries?

Also add Luna cycles and unitpackpower to the list of reputable sellers
by dirt huffer
Sep 03 2018 10:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Giant Trance X1 build for MAX range

I like it the rear Dropout is 140 142 could I fit a muxus 3000 Hub motor in the rear. And why are they so expensive 2009 and he wanted 1200 for it.. 400 in the blue book. what did you pay for yours if I may ask and where did you find it ? I found mine on eBay. Took a number of messages to talk the ...
by dirt huffer
Sep 01 2018 4:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Unit Power Pack custom battery ordering questions
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Unit Power Pack custom battery ordering questions

Sometimes people have helpful recommendations to ask for.... like asking for a spare BMS with your order. :roll: if you burn out the bms i would not fit the same one again... i woudl ask for external balance wires. That's a good idea. Looking into it more i dont think im going to use a BMS. I think...
by dirt huffer
Aug 31 2018 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mountain bike frame geometry tending to get longer and lonnnger
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Mountain bike frame geometry tending to get longer and lonnnger

Newer DH bikes are longer, lower, more ‘pedalable’, as compared to the gravity bikes that we had before. They are not as strong though, getting lighter and skinnier. Yet the spread use and refinement in CF layering, had retained the stiffness of the overbuilt previous generation. They will be good ...
by dirt huffer
Aug 30 2018 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mountain bike frame geometry tending to get longer and lonnnger
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Mountain bike frame geometry tending to get longer and lonnnger

This trend could be good for eBikers in the future - with some manufacturers coming out with longer frames, effectively allowing us to fit more battery and have a more stable riding platform. For the longest time dirt bikes and downhill bikes have practically had the handlebars mounted on top of the...