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by Ford Prefect
Oct 19 2019 4:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: Reliability - Are there numbers?

Yeah, I expected as much. "Everyone knows they break frequently…" I do not mind bike maintenance. Brake pads, chains, cassettes, (non-motorized) hubs, headsets, …. You name it, I'll do it. If I cannot do it my bike shop can. Hasn't been happening for about five years by now. Motor maintenance? Do I ...
by Ford Prefect
Oct 18 2019 1:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: Reliability - Are there numbers?

What drive? Just my muscles :lol: This dude don't have no motor yet, Boy. I just think the word reliable is used very unsustainable. Maybe even inflationary. Was just wondering what people perceive as reliable. Service every 1000km is absolutely undesirable if you do this in a maximum of five weeks....
by Ford Prefect
Oct 18 2019 5:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Reliability - Are there numbers?

Hello E-S, I really like this forum and read a lot and answer when I think whatever I have to say is worthwhile. I always read "reliability: you need a fat DD", or " Reliability? Don't go Mid-drive", and so on. Are there actual numbers on these reliability issues? How often do you service a geared h...
by Ford Prefect
Sep 28 2019 6:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Pedals coring out mounts
Replies: 28
Views: 1517

Re: Pedals coring out mounts

A few years back the Dirty-Sixer were causing a lot of talk by building oversized bikes with 90% custom parts for large and heavy riders. I am unsure whether they are still in business but maybe they can set you up with heavy duty cranks? And pedals when you're at it.
by Ford Prefect
Sep 28 2019 3:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bafang 750W bbs02- need battery suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Bafang 750W bbs02- need battery suggestions

Why spend a lot of money on a heavier battery if what you have is sufficient? Am I missing something? Just recharge it regularly and you are good to go.
by Ford Prefect
Sep 01 2019 8:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: suitable controller for Hub 3000W
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: suitable controller for Hub 3000W

Regarding the "CONTINUOUS" power you are in the wrong ballpark altogether. typically the rule is p(cont)=p(max)/2 So if you set it up 72V @ 40A you will have 2880W maximum, 1440W continuous. Someone with more knowledge should be able to elaborate on that. ESCs and VESCs are often rated for 200A cont...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 30 2019 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: dynamo on a bike
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: dynamo on a bike

You are both thinking of a nuclear reactor. There is actually something called a nuclear battery, where you catch the beta-rays and use them. I think they did it on the Voyagers?

You definitely should not brake the laws of the universe. The Imperator and his Apprentice will not be happy about this…
by Ford Prefect
Aug 30 2019 2:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: dynamo on a bike
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: dynamo on a bike

Not understanding or not being able to understand is not a crime. It doesn't make you less acceptable as a human being. There are a lot of things I am unable to comprehend. How can there be people who learn more than one foreign language? How can stainless steel not be magnetic when it is mainly iro...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 29 2019 9:59am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang bbs02 programing pedal stop
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Bafang bbs02 programing pedal stop

I don't get this. How is the motor supposed to work when the paddles don't move?
by Ford Prefect
Aug 29 2019 3:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can Cycle Satiator charge Yamaha battery with a Yamaha charger connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Can Cycle Satiator charge Yamaha battery with a Yamaha charger connector?

Um den Ladevorgang zu starten, muss man Plus, Minus und die blaue Leitung +12v haben. Ist das alles eingeschaltet, öffnet der Akku und kann geladen werden. Der Ladevorgang endet wenn man die blaue 12v Leitung unterbricht. Die gelbe Leitung wird nicht benötigt, da auf ihr der Akku eine Steuerspannun...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 27 2019 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: under down tube battery mount
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: under down tube battery mount

I think we had this some time back :es: There were two main concerns: - ground clearance and clearance of the front wheel. - water. These cases are designed the other way around. So using them upside down could (not "will"!!!) make them flooding in rain or other fluids. I will try to find the infos ...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 26 2019 8:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: General Inquiry from Oz
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: General Inquiry from Oz

Wait, No, Don't!

If she only wants a little help for a few hundreds of meters uphill basically any motor shall do. She doesn't look heavy and she won't brake speed records. Why not just stay legal? A q100 or any other hub in an adequate winding shall get her up there.
by Ford Prefect
Aug 24 2019 2:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to charge a hot battery after a long ride at 5 amps?
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Is it ok to charge a hot battery after a long ride at 5 amps?

Yes I know, it is middle of winter. basically a February of the northern hemisphere. We get anything between -20°C and +20°C in February. Even simultaneously in Germany. When I was in NZ as a teenager they were warning because of the hole in the Ozon layer.

But whatever. Not the point here. Sorry…
by Ford Prefect
Aug 24 2019 1:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to charge a hot battery after a long ride at 5 amps?
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Is it ok to charge a hot battery after a long ride at 5 amps?

I am rather unsure what the weather should be like in New Zealand in August. Maybe the battery got warm because he was riding outside, in the sun? :lowbatt:
by Ford Prefect
Aug 20 2019 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help finding a "unicorn" steel rigid fork
Replies: 22
Views: 726

Re: Help finding a "unicorn" steel rigid fork

I do suppose you already looked at Surly? They have the reputation of being basically indestructible. Some of their forks seem to have a larger crown.
by Ford Prefect
Aug 14 2019 5:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

That never stopped us (humans) of using inefficient technology. I think there was a G5 PowerMac with liquid cooling, because the processor were highly inefficient. Heatsinks, Active Cooling, … there will be a way. Ever heard of heatpipes? Should be doable for geared hubs. DDs are said to have less t...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 11 2019 4:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

Ah. Now we get to the bottom of things…
by Ford Prefect
Aug 08 2019 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

You are right. It shouldn't. But in our legislature it does.
by Ford Prefect
Aug 08 2019 1:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

I'm sorry but you still didn't get the point. No-one gets pulled over for riding an illegal vehicle. You can ride as fast as you want - No-one cares. If you get yourself in a collision and you are on an illegal vehicle you can be financially ruined for the rest of your life and you can even go to ja...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 08 2019 1:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

Let's assume the figures are correct and we have a typical middrive: 3 stages, 3% loss each: 97% x 97% x 97% = 91.2% Say you can have your motor operating at at least 80% due to gearing. You have 73% of overall efficiency. This is a very conservative calculation, I guess in reality you lose less. Un...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 07 2019 7:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9823

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

I don't believe neither Hubs nor Middrives are going anywhere in the near future. BionX and goswissdrive died of too high a price tag. Neodrives will follow very, very shortly. The customer has understood that they cannot make a better job than the chinese. In Germany we have a saying "Sie kochen au...
by Ford Prefect
Aug 04 2019 2:07am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC 10T Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: MAC 10T Speed

Ah, OK. This is a theory vs reality thing.
Thanks!
by Ford Prefect
Aug 04 2019 1:19am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MAC 10T Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 276

MAC 10T Speed

Hello E-S, after I abandoned my "250W Tow Truck" for the moment ( https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=99529 ) I am going to build a heavy but reliable commuter. The wife is going to pull the kids with her BoschBike. I am somehow inclined to the MAC, since it has a huge fan base, an...
by Ford Prefect
Jul 31 2019 4:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?
Replies: 22
Views: 739

Re: Failure Analysis of a Cracked Frame - Recommended Steel Cruiser (Feet Forward) ?

Can't help you with the Feet Forward Feature, sorry. You should definitely look into any kind of utility bike or expedition bike. These bikes are made to take a beating and with a rider of your weight going down a curb is a beating on a frame. Surly Troll, Ogre, ECR, Big Dummy, Big Fat Dummy Salsa B...
by Ford Prefect
Jul 31 2019 12:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy MXUS in EU?
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Where to buy MXUS in EU?

Just to complete this for the next person googling his/her way in here:

There is elfkw.at. They specialized on the smaller MXUS kits with xinfeng motors. xf07, xf08, xf01, xf40, for instance.