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by raylo32
May 20 2022 5:09am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)
Replies: 165
Views: 17629

Re: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)

I have TSDZ2 and CYC X1 Pro bikes. Doing fast rides with that kind of climbing, your friend's TSDZ2 must have had cooling mods... or it has extra crispy windings. Most of my rides around here do about 2000 climbing in 30 miles and my TSDZ2 in stock form would quickly approach critical temp on the cl...
by raylo32
May 18 2022 8:13am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 9365
Views: 1087513

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

And motorcycles also have a kill switch. Although I don't feel like brake cutoffs are really necessary on most e-bikes. The brakes should be able to overpower the motors in the rare instance of a runaway. Do y'all drive a car or a real motorcycle? If so, does it have a power interlock with the brake...
by raylo32
May 18 2022 8:01am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)
Replies: 165
Views: 17629

Re: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)

How does it ride for you? And can you show details and close up pic of your battery mount? The 2 Stealth kits that I ordered straight from CYC took a long time to get to Western Australia . That was when CYC were having trouble with their controller supply chain though . Once they were shipped they ...
by raylo32
Apr 21 2022 6:29am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: seatpost rack for battery
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: seatpost rack for battery

Unfortunately this bike does not have a good location to mount a battery. No room in the "triangle" for a cased battery or even for a battery bag. I had it mounted under the down tube and did a half dozen rides but ultimately I wasn't comfortable with a few rivnuts holding it. This rack sh...
by raylo32
Apr 21 2022 6:26am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: seatpost rack for battery
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: seatpost rack for battery

I agree. Good thing I am not putting anything heavy on there. ;-)
Chalo wrote:
Apr 20 2022 2:04pm
Nothing good can come of using a seatpost rack for anything heavy or important.
by raylo32
Apr 20 2022 8:43am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: seatpost rack for battery
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: seatpost rack for battery

Yup, rack is super solid... and the seatpost is a Ritchey so it should also be solid... but it has a lot of extension for my long legs. I dunno... I know this is cantilevered so adds to the stress but the post is probably rated for way more than my 190 pounds. We'll see... I did have a saddle mounti...
by raylo32
Apr 19 2022 11:08am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: seatpost rack for battery
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: seatpost rack for battery

I found one that will work. Local Dick's had these in stock, so I drove by to see it IRL and buy it at retail (how 1990s!). https://www.jensonusa.com/Blackburn-Central-Seatpost-Rack-Black?loc=usa&pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=&pt_keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwu_mSBhAYEiw...
by raylo32
Apr 19 2022 8:26am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: seatpost rack for battery
Replies: 8
Views: 324

seatpost rack for battery

I have an older Specialized Stumper dual susp converted to CYC X1 Pro ebike and want to try to carry the battery on a seatpost rack. I got one on Amazon with a 20 pound rating which should be fine. Battery weighs about 10 pounds and this will be ridden on the street so the forces should be manageabl...
by raylo32
Apr 18 2022 10:51am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)
Replies: 165
Views: 17629

Re: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)

I am also thinking about one of these Stealths for a gravel/road bike. Ticks all the boxes.... enough power, light weight, torque sensor. BBHSD is a no go for me since it doesn't have torque sense... and it is an incredibly heavy lump. I also have an OSF TSDZ2 on a hard tail and a CYC X1 Pro on a du...
by raylo32
Mar 17 2022 8:20am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)
Replies: 165
Views: 17629

Re: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)

That's interesting. I have a similar issue with my X1 pro. There is just a bit of delay in engaging the motor drive as I start to pedal. This is not really a problem on the road but on technical singletrack it is hard to get the timing right on rocks and other obstacles. I'll have to check this sett...
by raylo32
Mar 08 2022 7:45am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have Rear Radar Alert?
Replies: 38
Views: 1340

Re: Anyone have Rear Radar Alert?

I got a Varia last fall after this discussion, and I really like it. Sometimes you can hear the car first, sometimes not due to wind or whatever. So depending on the my speed, the wind and other factors I sometime just make quick periodic glances down to see if anything is coming. The best part is t...
by raylo32
Feb 24 2022 9:51am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 9063

Re: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021

LOL.. and there it is. Much ado abut nothing. Totally useless motor for most of us with existing bikes. Bullfrog, we're primarily looking to sell these motors on our own bikes, many of which are built on compatible frames. Selling motors for DIY is a bonus opportunity for adoption, which I'm expecti...
by raylo32
Feb 02 2022 6:20am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)
Replies: 165
Views: 17629

Re: CYC X1 Stealth (NEW)

Yes, please post up details and sources for the X1 Pro belt conversion.
manokaiser wrote:
Jan 25 2022 9:28am
Would you please keep us posted on the belt drive conversion?
What sort of parts have you found that would work?
Thanks!
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 6:21pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

Sure we are. But those things don't cause climate change, at least not directly and not on the same scale. But they certainly do have some CC and other impacts from extraction, processing and recycling for sure. LOL... And whatever harebrained theory you are willing to accept it took billions of yea...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 6:17pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

He probably believes in the immaculate petroleum deposition. Can we say, amen, people? Abiogenic (from what it seems to mean) is organisms that function without the normal breathing of ordinary biological things. I think you mean "anaerobic". a = not bio = life genic = produced by
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 4:20pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

LOL... And whatever harebrained theory you are willing to accept it took billions of years to work. Now we are sucking it down and burning it up like the fat kid going through a Golden Corral buffet. Basically in real time. So is it the product of magic bacteria as you said before, or is it abiogeni...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 2:52pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

The real crux is that vehicles let us live larger and more varied lives, some of which worsens the well known issues of pollution, sprawl, and such. Not many of us are willing to live a life that merely fits within e-bike range and capability... or even within current BEV range and charging limits. ...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 2:40pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

They make stuff up and say whatever gives them the answer they want. Nothing new to see here. Best to not even engage.
Chalo wrote:
Feb 01 2022 1:58pm
So is it the product of magic bacteria as you said before, or is it abiogenic magic like you are saying now?
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 12:23pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

That might make sense for someone but not me. My mix of driving would require far too many rentals. My point is that EVs need to be practical and cost effective for road trips before they will be broadly accepted. As of now we are not on a trajectory to make that happen. Not even close. I wasn't add...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 12:08pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

ODG. LOL. Someone here has been sniffing burning li-ion batteries, it seems.
SafeDiscDancing wrote:
Feb 01 2022 11:41am
raylo32 wrote:
Feb 01 2022 11:18am
I'm sorry, climate change is real.
You want REAL climate change?

by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 12:03pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

Man, Chalo, you are sometimes a smart guy, but other times not. You just love to jump to unjustified conclusions. The trip I used above as an example was just that, an example. But by far not the only road trip or other utilitarian use I routinely make of my Tacoma. Other road trips, workdays at the...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 11:18am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

I'm sorry, climate change is real. I just don't see how EVs will change that very much especially since most electricity is generated here by coal, gas and oil. All that would need to be converted simultaneously to carbon free sources to make a real difference. And the costs of fully converting to E...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 11:14am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Expensive EV DC fast charging

But most of us can or will only be able to afford and have one vehicle. It would need to do both.. or should I say best fulfill all of one's needs. That is the dilemma. Choosing a workday commute vehicle based on its road trip ability, towing capacity, rock crawling capability or whatever, seems to ...
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 10:44am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 9063

Re: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021

Wait, what? Is it really February already? LOL. ;-)
Deafcat wrote:
Dec 30 2021 4:22pm
Alright folks, I've seen the first video and it is amazing... But this will have to be filed under "Best Mid Drive Motor 2022" as I don't think I can share till January most likely. I'm certain you're all going to enjoy this one!
by raylo32
Feb 01 2022 10:34am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Expensive USA EV DC fast charging
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Expensive USA EV DC fast charging

I am looking at what my next vehicle might be and a BEV is compelling... and Level 2 home charging would more than fulfill my local driving needs. IIRC fully loaded residential electricity cost here is ~ 15 cents per KWh. The Ford Mustang Mach E with the extended battery I am looking at is rated to ...