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by RunForTheHills
Jun 16 2021 10:59am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

Actually, I prefer ebay since feedback actually matters and sellers want to protect their ratings. Not many other businesses can be impacted as much by buyer feedback. I'd buy from ebay before ordering from China, or from a lot of US sellers, where feedback doesn't matter or gets lost among other f...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 07 2021 7:24pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: paid help designing an emtb :)
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: paid help designing an emtb :)

You could just order a Frey AM1000. It will meet all your requirements and be under your budget. It takes a while to get it though. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/FREY-AM1000-Bafang-Mid-Drive-1000W_60681109431.html MTA: My understanding is the programming of the controller was initially roug...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 07 2021 4:05pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I see... I think there's a multimeter or something like that sitting around here somewhere... However, truing the wheel is like...? If I have to do that shouldn't I save 100$ and just spoke a motor onto my current wheel lol Truing the wheel can be done on the bike with just an inexpensive spoke wre...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 07 2021 3:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I recently bought my wife a Brompton Electric. It is a folding bike to go with a non-electric Brompton that I have and will allow us to stow the bikes in the back of a small SUV for trips. The Brompton is designed for the UK ebike regulations of 250w and the motor cuts out at exactly 15.8mph. I hav...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 06 2021 2:53pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Finally she's complete..pictures added
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Finally she's complete..

That looks very clean.
by RunForTheHills
Jun 05 2021 1:46pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC
Replies: 38
Views: 737

Re: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC

Just to confirm, the faster 8T will give me more torque which translates to a quicker acceleration to my max speed. I am open to relaxing my spec of no more than 32km/h but I am having trouble understanding why the 8T wouldn't work if I kept the speed limit in place. No, it is the opposite of that ...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 05 2021 11:58am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC
Replies: 38
Views: 737

Re: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC

The GMAC is not that hard to install. It has 10mm axles, so there is no filing of the dropouts. Attaching the torque arm to the stay is done with a couple of hose clamps. You will need a cassette removal tool and a chain whip to transfer the cassette from your old wheel to the GMAC wheel or you can ...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 04 2021 2:17pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?
Replies: 59
Views: 1221

Re: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." - Mark Twain :wink:
by RunForTheHills
Jun 04 2021 1:30pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?
Replies: 59
Views: 1221

Re: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?

Your argument is like claiming the lack of effectiveness of a handgun for either personal defense or police work when stats might make it look like there's very little numerical support for such. It's that "one time" when it's the only thing that works to save yourself or someone else tha...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 04 2021 1:10pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Finally she's complete..pictures added
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Finally she's complete..

Congratulations! Pictures?
by RunForTheHills
Jun 04 2021 12:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?
Replies: 59
Views: 1221

Re: Why do I now ride my ebike with light motorcycle gear?

I wear a helmet, but I have to agree with Chalo on this one. If you are riding at normal bicycle speeds <20mph falling off the bike will not usually result in serious head injuries unless you hit a sharp object with your head. However, this is the same risk as falling while running or walking. If yo...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 03 2021 1:22pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I recently bought my wife a Brompton Electric. It is a folding bike to go with a non-electric Brompton that I have and will allow us to stow the bikes in the back of a small SUV for trips. The Brompton is designed for the UK ebike regulations of 250w and the motor cuts out at exactly 15.8mph. I have...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 01 2021 12:58pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: first time e-bike conversion surly disc trucker
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: first time e-bike conversion surly disc trucker

Thanks for the reply! I think i'm leaning now towards the https://ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-parts/motors/rh212-std.html motor instead of the GMAC. I will probably also go with a big 52V 20aH battery so i have as much capacity as I can get. If I don't like the motor down the line I can always ...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 01 2021 11:18am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

You are correct that I don't know much about what kind of motor I should be getting. The most common thing I have found for cheap is a "gearless brushless hub motor." I know starting with gears is maybe a bad idea because I have no frame of reference for shifting gears. And I know brushle...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 01 2021 11:01am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I think that maybe getting the cheapest kit I can find and then spending every penny I have left of the budget on the battery is probably the right call? Or, at least, that is definitely the impression I have gotten so far. Thanks again! I don't want to waste my money but, at the same time, I also ...
by RunForTheHills
May 31 2021 5:27pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I don't know if will be a waste of money, but there is a certain amount of risk to buying an inexpensive kit and battery. It doesn't sound like you have a whole lot of discretionary income though. I know you want a new toy, but having some savings for life's inevitable emergencies is more important.
by RunForTheHills
May 31 2021 3:40pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 91
Views: 1519

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

You have said that you have a relatively short and flat commute. It won't take long to get stronger riding the bike without a motor. In a month or so you will feel totally different about your fitness than you do today. I would save your money for another six months and do it right. Also, if you don...
by RunForTheHills
May 31 2021 11:59am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: first time e-bike conversion surly disc trucker
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: first time e-bike conversion surly disc trucker

I built a Disc Trucker with a GMAC motor. I am actually finishing the project right now as it got put on the backburner for a couple of years since I have been working from home. I was able to buy a prototype GMAC from Grin that has a clutch, so no regen. The motor with the 10mm axle dropped right i...
by RunForTheHills
May 29 2021 7:48pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Looking for advice on picking a frame
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Looking for advice on picking a frame

I definitely looked into ultra frames. I'm just not super sure I want to be locked into a single motor option or even a motor out of the gate. I do hear you about the weight of the frame though. You dont happen to be aware of like a bottom bracket mount which would let me use a bafang ultra frame w...
by RunForTheHills
May 29 2021 12:49pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1398

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

Doesnt seem like a tough job to do, but of course you would want a certified, master electrician to install whats needed on the house. https://youtu.be/GLgtFCJlVFQ?t=147 Yeah, I am comfortable replacing outlets and switches in my house, but I paid an electrician to install an auto transfer switch f...
by RunForTheHills
May 28 2021 4:36pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Looking for advice on picking a frame
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Looking for advice on picking a frame

I don't think you will like riding on that frame unpowered. If you want a mid-drive, you might be better off waiting until you can afford the motor kit also and look at frames built for an Ultra motor.
by RunForTheHills
May 28 2021 3:53pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1398

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

I think I have to call BS on their claim that the truck can auto supply a house with power thru the charging cord in an outage. I can't see an utility allowing the car to backfeed into their grid with only a fail safe on the charger and without something on the panel before it gets into the house c...
by RunForTheHills
May 22 2021 12:14pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analyst - still solid choice?
Replies: 24
Views: 1082

Re: Cycle Analyst - still solid choice?

I don't think it is that ugly, and I prefer function over form if I have to choose. I don't know how Justin feels about crowdfunding, but maybe an improved CA would be a good candidate for a Kickstarter campaign.
by RunForTheHills
May 22 2021 11:55am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1398

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

Me? I only know what I see with my own eyes about what their trucks are carrying (almost always nothing), and how they drive (like jerks). It's nauseating to be reminded that most of them are reproducing. Seems like we haven't a chance. Yes, you know what you see and you don't know what you can't s...
by RunForTheHills
May 22 2021 11:10am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1398

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

I'd be willing to bet there are at least a thousand pickup trucks out there driving empty/loaded with douchebags' heavy egos, for every one that hauls 1000 pounds of cement on a daily basis. You have to be trolling, because you are smarter than that. Is your ego so big that you feel that you are be...