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by raylo32
Sep 15 2020 5:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Assembling a safe fast ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 2982

Re: Assembling a safe fast ebike

Yup, you ride like a motorcycle. I ride my road pedal bike in city traffic like that. But lots of motorcyclists still die. You can pretend that you are choosing all the interactions with other vehicles... and you can indeed choose many... but there are plenty of idiots out there who won't see you......
by raylo32
Sep 15 2020 4:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Assembling a safe fast ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 2982

Re: Assembling a safe fast ebike

Yup, you ride like a motorcycle. I ride my road pedal bike in city traffic like that. But lots of motorcyclists still die. You can pretend that you are choosing all the interactions with other vehicles... and you can indeed choose many... but there are plenty of idiots out there who won't see you......
by raylo32
Sep 14 2020 8:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Assembling a safe fast ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 2982

Re: Assembling a safe fast ebike

Your main problems with a fast e-bike is not you, but cars, pedestrians and other variables out there. I routinely ride my road bike hitting 50 mph on downhills and it is safe as far as the bike itself goes, but others are not going to see you or expect you to be going that fast. For a pedal road bi...
by raylo32
Aug 13 2020 7:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: battery mounting outside downtube
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: battery mounting outside downtube

Hey, thanks for that info, the "triple Bob" looks like just the ticket. I also have some rivnuts so I could add more attach points. thats where i put my battery, on the underside of the downtube. i mounted it using the triple bob from grin (i wish they made a quadruple bob) which i screwed into the ...
by raylo32
Aug 12 2020 10:03am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Lucid EVs?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Lucid EVs?

I kind of figured that this didn't mean a battery breakthrough from the language they use on their own website: "Lucid’s proven world-class battery technology ..." Which pretty much means the same as everyone else uses.
by raylo32
Aug 12 2020 7:10am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: battery mounting outside downtube
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: battery mounting outside downtube

Good advice. I wouldn't ride this bike off road but still, the bumps on regular roads and bike paths can create momentary high forces. This one isn't built yet, just thinking about it still, because if/when I do it I'll need to get a new pedal MTB. Never trust the screw inserts in a frame for anythi...
by raylo32
Aug 12 2020 6:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: battery mounting outside downtube
Replies: 6
Views: 265

battery mounting outside downtube

Just wondering... I have an older Specialized Stumpjumper that doesn't have room in the triangle for my shark pack battery. But the frame does have a pair of rivnuts on the outside of the downtube. If I mount the battery there is would be "hanging" and be in tension rather than compression like in t...
by raylo32
Aug 12 2020 6:26am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Lucid EVs?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Lucid EVs?

Just came across this on CNN but no mention of it here on ES that (at least that I could find). Anyone have any information to share?

https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/202 ... n-business
by raylo32
May 29 2020 6:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Grin Satiator quick release mount
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Grin Satiator quick release mount

I haven't been around here much lately since I am riding my pedal bikes exclusively trying to get in shape for if/when we will be able to resume our club group rides. But I finally got around to creating a solution to get this charger mounted and out of the way in my workshop... and in a way that it...
by raylo32
Oct 22 2019 11:26am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: No future for charging networks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3678

Re: No future for charging networks ?

Not sure what FUD is... whatever. When I travel from here to Florida I can get in my car in the morning and drive the 1050 miles straight through in about 14 hours, including 2 fuel stops. With a Tesla that would simply be impossible. You'd need at least 4 extra hours to charge which pretty much mea...
by raylo32
Oct 22 2019 10:40am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: No future for charging networks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3678

Re: No future for charging networks ?

LOL... I was comparing apples to apples, the practicality of traveling in fuel cars vs. electric cars carrying a couple of people and their stuff, not pickups pulling trailers?? What does that have to do with anything? Yes, I know. But that means you just have to stop again sooner than you should. S...
by raylo32
Oct 22 2019 10:32am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: No future for charging networks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3678

Re: No future for charging networks ?

Yes, I know. But that means you just have to stop again sooner than you should. Sorry, these cars make no sense on road trips and will only get worse when there are more of them out there to clog the chargers. OK, 75 minutes to full charge on a supercharger... If one is available... vs 5 minutes to ...
by raylo32
Oct 22 2019 10:15am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: No future for charging networks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3678

Re: No future for charging networks ?

OK, 75 minutes to full charge on a supercharger... If one is available... vs 5 minutes to fuel a petrol car. Good luck with that. But I do like the Teslas for commuting. I believe the OP was talking about leaps in battery technology that might increase energy density to get 1000km out of a reasonabl...
by raylo32
Oct 22 2019 7:39am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: No future for charging networks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3678

Re: No future for charging networks ?

Except then you need several hours to "fill up" instead of 5 minutes... that is IF you can find an unoccupied charger. If you aren't first in line for the charger might as well get a room for the night. And I'll believe 1000+ KM range batteries in a meaningful sized vehicle when I see them. At the m...
by raylo32
Oct 17 2019 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What kind of drive is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: What kind of drive is this?

I didn't think it was new. Just wondered what it was and how it works. I'll google it and have a look. Thanks.
by raylo32
Oct 17 2019 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What kind of drive is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 491

What kind of drive is this?

I saw this today in front of my local Lowes. Rear mounted drive motor turning a cog on the left end of the rear axle. I don't recall seeing anything like it whilst shopping for my TSDZ2 last year. Seems by and large just hub motors and mid-drives. Just curious what the community thinks of this arran...
by raylo32
Oct 07 2019 8:06am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 103263

Re: Tesla Model 3

These cars are great for local/commuting duty... there are MANY in my area... but road trips? Not so much. I just got back from a vacation to Maine and we stopped at some service plazas along the way. Some had Supercharger installations... that were always occupied, with other cars waiting. I can't ...
by raylo32
Sep 29 2019 5:45am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 173
Views: 23912

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

So what is the vertical difference (drop I assume) between the top of the saddle and the top of the bars? I set up all my bikes with the top of the saddle 32.5" from the center of the BB. Usually the top of the saddle is much higher than the bars and I have to get riser stems and such... and that of...
by raylo32
Sep 27 2019 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 173
Views: 23912

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Curious as to sizing. A medium seems to be a small selection for a 6 footer. What is your inseam? Surely in the pics the seat is not yet set to your actual riding position. I'd like to see the relative vertical difference between the seat and the handlebars once dialed in. That along with your insea...
by raylo32
Sep 19 2019 6:50am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla vs Porsche
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Tesla vs Porsche

Gotta love the advances competition brings. Plaid mode? Perhaps Tesla should name the modes Warp 1, Warp 2, etc.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/18/cars/elo ... index.html
by raylo32
Aug 31 2019 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 vs Bafang BBSO2
Replies: 21
Views: 12789

Re: TSDZ2 vs Bafang BBSO2

I have been waiting for Bafang to offer a torque sensor on the BBS series motors so this is a welcome development. Do you know what brand name they will be sold under? Or is not so far along that they have decided on that? There is also another motor being manufactured by ex bafang engineers with a ...
by raylo32
Aug 29 2019 6:49am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7889
Views: 835630

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Yes, you do have a problem, that isn't normal. You need to disassemble it and see what is failing before it strands you somewhere. Hi guys, sorry, maybe the topic has already been treated but now there are hundreds of pages and it's not easy to find what you need. I have a strong mecanical play on t...
by raylo32
Aug 27 2019 10:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: under down tube battery mount
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: under down tube battery mount

No I didn't. Seems like of you mounted the battery that way there'd be a lot of stress on the locking pin whereas the plastic frame takes it all when mounted nose up. Looks good. Did you try the battery in the opposite direction in the triangle. The profile of the battery looks similar to the angle ...
by raylo32
Aug 27 2019 9:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: under down tube battery mount
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: under down tube battery mount

Just test fitted the super shark case and there is plenty of clearance. This pic with fork uncompressed but there is still plenty of room when I compress it fully. I also test fitted it inside the triangle and it doesn't work. It *might* fit if I ground down the ridges on the nose of the battery cas...