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by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 11:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Man, I don't see why you bothered to come on Endless Sphere and ask for folks opinions. You obviously have no use for them. I certainly won't be offering you any more. That’s fine. Forums are a great place to get good info, but with the understanding that many contributors wish to steer the topic t...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 8:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

OK. On the off chance that anybody else ever wants to put a front motor on a Tour Easy, and checks this thread: I just went out in the shed to look at my friend's steel Tour Easy. Mary's Tour Easy.jpg It uses a cromo fork built up from a crown, fork legs, and fork ends intended for a road bike. Mor...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Everything I’ve read so far counters your position. Putting the motor, controller, and battery at the front will reduce the load on the already overloaded rear wheel of your LWB, as well as giving you a much more sensible gear ratio for that motor to pull 300 pounds slowly uphill. I don't know wher...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 1:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

I will second motomech's notion of a good ride, the motor pushing all the time but sharing the load with your legs. Depending on the load, that could be a very minimal battery drain. My throttle governs hub speed (apparently), so if my pedal input is enough to maintain that speed, it's 0W from the ...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 12:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Front and rear wheels are equally efficient in terms of transmitting motor power to the ground. But hub motors work better and more efficiently in smaller diameter wheels, especially when the intended speed is low. So if you have wheels of different sizes, putting the hub motor in the smaller wheel...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 12:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Note that a dd hub motor is an additional 15 lbs or so right on the axle. Still not anything like the load on the rear, but it would sure be a lot more than what it is now. I have a beard, for what it's worth. I don't know, I'm way into riding my recumbent bicycle, but I wouldn't claim it's anythin...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 11:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

I have only one comment. I assume your LWB recumbent has a 20" front, just because most do. If that is the case, and you are planning to use the motor only at low speeds with a big load, I would definitely have gone for a front motor. Everything I’ve read so far counters your position. If only what...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 11:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

For the individual who believes this bike is not more “efficient “ than a regular bike, it is more efficient, but I bought it because it is more comfortable than a regular bike. That's a fine reason to accept its tradeoffs. I pointed that out not to hurt your feelings, but to help keep you from mak...
by toureasyman
Aug 19 2018 10:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Re: Proper setup for touring?

I honestly thought I could get a constructive analysis here on this forum. Instead, all I got was a lot of negativity regarding my ideas for my touring bike. For the individual who believes this bike is not more “efficient “ than a regular bike, it is more efficient, but I bought it because it is mo...
by toureasyman
Aug 18 2018 11:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1331

Proper setup for touring?

I recently bought a long wheelbase recumbent touring bike I wish to outfit with Ebike components. I will be using for loaded touring on the east coast, so lots of hills. I decided on a Mac 10T or 12T geared hub for 700c rear and jumbo shark 52v battery from em3ev.com. Bike weight and gear plus my we...
by toureasyman
Jul 31 2018 6:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Mac 10T
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Mac 10T

Noobee here. Does anyone know what the main differences are between the Mac 10T freewheel version and the cassette version is besides the obvious? Is one more powerful than the other? I can’t seem to find much information at all on this topic.