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by Toshi
Jul 19 2018 4:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

I don't think I'm getting anything from Grin for that Sempu, and indeed am going to pursue returning the non-broken items to my credit card company again. So I may be able to send that Sempu to you, FETguy--hang tight while I work through the return. I voiced my displeasure to Grin via email, too, q...
by Toshi
Jul 17 2018 11:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

I’m going to return my commuter to stock human-only powered form. Electric DIY bits have been nothing but a headache. The Sempu ate its wiring, as it must have been moving relative to the BB shell and the 1/2" hole I drilled through it: https://i.imgur.com/Jf3SrKQ.jpg I've asked ebikes.ca to initiat...
by Toshi
Jul 15 2018 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

Unplugged Sempu, still no dice. No backlight or any sign of life from the CA.
by Toshi
Jul 15 2018 8:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

I had the connector flipped mentally. 3.33V across 5 and 6. Full battery voltage across 1 and 2. The CA still won’t turn on.
by Toshi
Jul 15 2018 12:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

Interesting. I didn't know if it was already regulated or full. I'll check again tonight, but I'm pretty sure I saw 3V. (I guess that makes sense since it has the battery voltage accessory out bit.)
by Toshi
Jul 14 2018 11:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

You broke a new Sempu? How? What broke? Not sure what exactly failed. Hopped down off of a curb, pedal assist went all wonky and irregular for the next few hundred meters, then afterward it registered no pedal force at all (as assessed on the little moving legs bar graph at the left of the main CA ...
by Toshi
Jul 14 2018 4:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Denver commuter e-bike

1) Ordered myself a Pivot Shuttle e-mtb. That should be quite nice. (Demoed it, a Commencal Meta Power a la the last post, and a Specialized Turbo Kenevo, and liked the Shuttle the best.) 2) Went ahead with the lightweight electrification plan for my belt drive Soma Wolverine: https://i.imgur.com/VY...
by Toshi
Jun 20 2018 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

A possible Seattle e-bike for commuting, putting the DIY option aside since I want internal cable routing and non-ugliness this time around assuming the mid-drives are sufficiently powerful these days: http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FYIbLIpr.jpg Trek...
by Toshi
Mar 07 2017 1:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cable management
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Cable management

How do you guys handle cable management? I'm talking about the Hall and motor power leads, the controller's and battery pack's wiring, the CA wiring (as opposed to the bike's own shifter cables and brake cables/hydraulic lines). Bunch of Velcro "chainstay guard" things? Giant shrinkwrap? Just let th...
by Toshi
Mar 07 2017 1:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

An even better idea: http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBepa5Ct.png Note The Crown 4080 hub motor... and a Surly Ice Cream Trucker fork with 135 mm spacing to fit it with just a little stretching. No overheating issues with that setup, and I'd potentiall...
by Toshi
Feb 21 2017 4:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

I am rather bored at work today so finished sketching out a DIY build, ugliness and all. It'd start with a Surly Ogre, for compatibility with my nice 29er wheels (or at least the one that wouldn't be replaced): http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FuL2DSfY.j...
by Toshi
Feb 20 2017 11:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

A possible Seattle e-bike for commuting, putting the DIY option aside since I want internal cable routing and non-ugliness this time around assuming the mid-drives are sufficiently powerful these days: http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FYIbLIpr.jpg Trek ...
by Toshi
Jan 29 2017 1:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

Another update: - might be moving back to Seattle, but not before the end of calendar 2017 if this happens at all - if I move back I'll build or buy another e-bike as my commute probably would be West Seattle -> West Seattle Water Taxi -> e-bike through downtown to Swedish or thereabouts - wife's RA...
by Toshi
Aug 22 2016 10:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

An update: - moved a few miles north within the same greater neighborhood - commute is now 6.1-6.5 miles each way (depending on where on campus I'm headed to) if on bike, 8-11 miles in car depending on route - been pedal biking religiously the last few weeks since I want to get into shape - picked u...
by Toshi
Oct 02 2015 10:30pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Trek XM700+
Replies: 7
Views: 3622

Re: The Trek XM700+

Least expensive Bosch bike that I've seen, and I like the suspension fork design (had one on a Cannondale years ago that functioned well). Looks like it could be fitted with cyclocross tires. I don't care about the suspension fork, per se, but I am super psyched that its design allows for a real fr...
by Toshi
Sep 29 2015 4:26pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Trek XM700+
Replies: 7
Views: 3622

Re: The Trek XM700+

The XM700+ is now listed on the Trek Bikes US site! http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/collections/electric_assist/xm700_plus_us/# https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LWAQKa83lUI/VgsCeZ-qvsI/AAAAAAAAWH4/vTpU5ENVlHo/w788-h571-no/Asset_348164.jpg I like it quite a bit: Trek warranty, Bosch smoothness, 28 m...
by Toshi
Jul 19 2015 10:35am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Genze by Mahindra, eScooter
Replies: 25
Views: 5596

Re: Genze by Mahindra, eScooter

You're spot on about the flimsy/not reliable part. It also does not appear to be meant for the california girl, or any girl for that matter. Seat height is somewhat high and extraordinarily wide, meaning only tall people will be comfortable moving their feet in and out to reach the ground, especial...
by Toshi
Jul 19 2015 9:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Do you care about pedaling?
Replies: 58
Views: 5376

Re: Do you care about pedaling?

Unless you've only ridden 50 and 125 cc motorcycles, 100 kph is indeed slow.
by Toshi
May 05 2015 8:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

Those are no substitute for full fenders. PDW and SKS were the first places I looked. Perhaps by this time next year there will be more offerings.
by Toshi
May 04 2015 10:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

Now that I dig a bit deeper it does seem that some people have the fat bike fender issue figured out: http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=http%3A%2F%2Ffcdn.mtbr.com%2Fattachments%2Ffat-bikes%2F985332d1430486729-yet-another-fender-thread-p1530855_edited.jpg That's a Planet Bikes Casc...
by Toshi
May 04 2015 10:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

The Bafang doesn't look to be the best in terms of reliability and the Lightning Rods kit is both ugly (sad to say it but it's true) and probably overkill. I think a hub motor is the way to go, again. With regard to fat bikes, why can't some manufacturer build these? http://i54.tinypic.com/2n8ph7a.j...
by Toshi
May 04 2015 4:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Denver commuter e-bike
Replies: 480
Views: 71534

Re: Seattle commuter e-bike: now parted out in Denver

As a preface, I'm not going to be buying/building anything until my new house mortgage closes, so spring of 2016 is realistic. That aside, more speculation about what I could build for my to-be-6.5 miles each way, windy, slightly hilly commute: I've been pretty happy with the idea of the MinUte "mid...
by Toshi
May 03 2015 10:23am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for a strong rear rack for e-bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 4573

Re: Suggestions for a strong rear rack for e-bike?

cwah wrote:Box is too big and too high
Agreed. My first setup was a rack trunk like that. It made the bike handle terribly. Low as possible is the way to go, whether in a pannier or in the frame.
by Toshi
May 03 2015 10:21am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf EV
Replies: 160
Views: 30778

Re: Nissan Leaf EV

Our '13 SL is being turned in after its 2 year lease is up in August. It's caused exactly 0 extra hassle besides the monthly lease payment and the sole 12 month battery checkup visit. No maintenance, no problems, just quiet, reliable transportation. There are some things I don't like about it: - wea...
by Toshi
Apr 20 2015 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang 750W BBS02 w/ Nuvinci N360 & Gates Belt for Commuter?
Replies: 24
Views: 15227

Re: Bafang 750W BBS02 w/ Nuvinci N360 & Gates Belt for Commu

Tempo appears to have two new offerings that have a mid-drive, belt drive, and a NuVinci hub all in one package:

Tempo Carmel, $3995: http://www.tempoebikes.com/carmel/index.html

Tempo Santa Barbara, also $3995: http://www.tempoebikes.com/santabarbara/index.html