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by Electric Earth
Mar 14 2019 7:26am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Fat tire speeds
Replies: 24
Views: 446

Re: Fat tire speeds

Just wanted to throw in my opinion for not running high psi in a fat bike tire. Generally the bigger the tire, the lower psi you run. You don't run more than 30psi in a car, and that weighs a literal ton for the tiniest of cars. Motorcycles also don't run high psi. As long as the tires are staying p...
by Electric Earth
Feb 24 2019 7:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Throttle use with trigger shifters?
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Throttle use with trigger shifters?

Ive found I prefer to pedal. Hours on the bike without pedaling gets uncomfortable to me. And I use my bike for bike delivery, so put on a pretty good amount of miles each shift. Pedaling lets me get those miles without a massive battery pack(not that I wouldn't love one, but don't have the money to...
by Electric Earth
Feb 24 2019 12:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Throttle use with trigger shifters?
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Throttle use with trigger shifters?

Thanks for the suggestions! Maybe I'll try a thumb throttle. And I guess a project is in order to chop the end off of the current throttle and run it backwards to at least make things work better for now. Sounds like it's worth a shot. I need to maintenance the bike some anyway, so I may as well do ...
by Electric Earth
Feb 23 2019 6:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Throttle use with trigger shifters?
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Throttle use with trigger shifters?

I'm still on my first e-bike, so I don't know much beyond my current set-up. My throttle is too bulky to use my trigger shifter normally, so I have the shifter flipped up awkwardly behind the throttle. Will most half-twist throttles(seems like most prefer those, so I'm gonna try one) work with trigg...
by Electric Earth
Jan 10 2019 4:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wink Bar, the connected handlebar
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Wink Bar, the connected handlebar

The GPS guidance is pretty awesome if it works with common smartphone routing apps. The headlight feature looks like it would put a lot of light into the rider’s eyes, reducing their vision at night. That’s a pretty big downfall in my opinion. Cool concept, but needs more work.
by Electric Earth
Dec 22 2018 7:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is my battery safe from over discharge?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Is my battery safe from over discharge?

I didn’t find a specific answer to this. I know the BMS is there to make sure the pack charges safely, but does the BMS also mean the battery pack is safe from damage due to being discharged too far? I ran the battery low enough yesterday that the bikes controller, which also has a low voltage cut-o...
by Electric Earth
Nov 16 2018 3:42am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?

I don’t have a picture, but it’s a Schwinn S-15 frame. Absolutely nothing on it is original. It now has a Fox fork, a real rear shock, Shimano SLX crank, Avid hydraulic front and rear brakes, Thompson stem, Answer bars, Selle Italia seat, and currently a nice wheel-set and shifter/derailers, though ...
by Electric Earth
Nov 14 2018 4:26am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?

As for size, the site quotes ~43x11x9cm for the casing. If Devo is correct that the pack itself would come to ~18x9x6.5cm, that is a pretty substantial size difference. The length is the big problem I’m running into. And I don’t think it’s just that it’s a crappy product. It’s Samsung cells in a nic...
by Electric Earth
Nov 13 2018 6:11pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Taking prebuilt pack out of casing to fit in smaller space?

I’m new to ebikes and brand new to this forum, so please direct me if this is in the wrong area or has been answered many times elsewhere. I’ve been doing my reading, but sometimes searches don’t turn up answers even when they exist... Anyway, I’m building my first ebike from a full suspension MTB f...