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by Sacman
Jul 24 2013 3:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: BMC v2 wheel spinning free.
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: BMC v2 wheel spinning free.

Are you sure your hall/phase wires combo is correct? There is one combo that will make the motor spin backwards and so it never engages the clutch. I had the same thing happen to me when re-wiring my BMC V2 motor from a BMC controller to a Crystallyte controller. Just kept trying different wire comb...
by Sacman
Jul 24 2013 3:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sidewinder Easy Fit Endless Inner tube (24 & 26 Inch Wheels)
Replies: 35
Views: 4113

Re: Sidewinder Easy Fit Endless Inner tube (24 & 26 Inch Whe

wayover13 wrote: Btw, what's supposed to be done with the punctured tube the sidewinder replaces? Does it get tied up out of the way or something? Cut, pulled out and thrown away?
If the important thing was to just get you back home... then just cut the old tube off.
by Sacman
Dec 19 2012 10:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Yeah the 6 month mark is really to make sure your bones have mended and fused up solid enough. Your doctor can better tell you (after a couple of post-op xrays) how well your bones are mending and when it's safe for you to put heavier loads on them. Until then be careful and patient. Last thing you ...
by Sacman
Dec 11 2012 11:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Good to hear you're up and riding again Greg. You took a lot less time to get back on than I did after I broke my shoulder because I couldn't put any weight on it for the 1st 3 months.
by Sacman
Dec 05 2012 9:45am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

started PT last week and i'm starting to get my arm back! won't be long before i can get up on this mofo! Good luck on the PT. The range of motion excercises can hurt like hell at first but they do get better. and in other news, the lawsuit is now over! :D everyone hates lawyers, but lawsuits are s...
by Sacman
Oct 30 2012 9:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Wow Sandy really hammerred you guys Greg. I hope you were hunkered down pretty well recovering from the shoulder and all. And yeah you prolly got enough batts to power yourself if you had to.
by Sacman
Oct 21 2012 3:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Lol... the GoPro and that angle bracket takes a pretty good lickin'.
What a fun little distraction while raking leaves in the yard.
by Sacman
Oct 17 2012 3:41pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GoPro HERO3 - Coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 1987

Re: GoPro HERO3 - Coming soon

ambroseliao wrote:Count me in for one of the Black Edition as well. Too good to pass up for the price!

You getting one Sacman?
No I'm not getting one anytime soon.
Can't justify getting a HERO3 Black right now.
I still haven't outgrown the HERO2.
by Sacman
Oct 17 2012 9:20am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Eeeeew... fresh road kill. I love the view with the GoPro low and facing rear Greg. Awesome! BTW GoPro is about to release their new HERO3 action cam. They use the same mounting location (rear axle facing rear) on Ducati sport bikes on their new video promotion. Check it out. I also love the shot wi...
by Sacman
Oct 17 2012 9:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GoPro HERO3 - Coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 1987

GoPro HERO3 - Coming soon

Looks like GoPro is releasing it's brand new HERO3 action camera and it looks awesome! Who's getting one of these? No word yet on when it's supposed to hit the retail stores but GoPro is already taking pre-orders. The $399.99 USD is a pretty hefty price but I guess some people will buy it because it...
by Sacman
Sep 21 2012 12:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

You just took apart the covers and swapped sides right?... and not remove the bearings right? So the wobble is most likely from the side covers not seated properly to the center magnet ring. It would definitely be worth rotating the covers to see if the wobble can be minimized. And while you got the...
by Sacman
Sep 21 2012 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

I think you've mentioned previously yours is only around 5 mi ? yep, 5 or 6, depending on which way i go... Only 6 miles... no wonder you're so hard on your motor and controllers. If you break down pedaling home is difficult but still doable. And no wonder you can get away with a relatively small b...
by Sacman
Sep 20 2012 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

The USB/programming cable to your computer only lets you program NEW SETTING values. It doesn't let you read the existing settings. And your Lyen controller will only accept the new program settings if it's POWERED OFF. Sorry G, work blew up in my face. Im a little lost (whats new?) i thought i'd co...
by Sacman
Sep 18 2012 10:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Schwalbe Big Apple 26"
Replies: 54
Views: 9966

Re: Schwalbe Big Apple 26"

I am wanting to fit some 2.35 big apples to my bike, someone I work with said make sure they fit the rim because they are really wide, will they fit my standard rim properly? The outside of the rim is just over 1'' wide (27mm) so without taking the tyre off I guess the inside is about 22mm, also I ...
by Sacman
Sep 18 2012 9:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Schwalbe Big Apple 26"
Replies: 54
Views: 9966

Re: Schwalbe Big Apple 26"

I'd go for a hookworm on the yuba rear end. schwalbes can't handle big loads safely. wish they made them beefier. The Schwalabe Big Apples were made light and strong to roll fast on the street. The Hookworms were made as an alternative off-road freeride tire that doesn't have the knobbies. That's w...
by Sacman
Sep 13 2012 8:34am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: KMX Cobra
Replies: 227
Views: 30832

Re: KMX Cobra

Sweet vid Gaston!
You scrubbed the last $10 of rubber from that tire onto the pavement. :wink:
And I hope you were holding your breath thru most of that toxic smoke. :mrgreen:
by Sacman
Aug 26 2012 11:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Is that just a loose crank bolt or did the bottom bracket go bad?
by Sacman
Aug 07 2012 9:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: FalconEV 19" triangle bag.
Replies: 207
Views: 45427

Re: FalconEV 19" triangle bag.

Why advertise the Falcon brand logo anyways? Rub it all out with some black shoe polish. :wink: bwa ha ha, does that actually work? i don't like having the logo there either. Yup ... works great! The shoe polish is mostly just black dye, oil, and wax. and it's the oil and wax that helps separate th...
by Sacman
Aug 07 2012 7:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: FalconEV 19" triangle bag.
Replies: 207
Views: 45427

Re: FalconEV 19" triangle bag.

Lemlux wrote:Let me add in 1 minor rant. I haven't even used the bag yet and the Falcon EV rubberized logo has already smeared over the surfacde of the bag where it was folded for shipping/storage.
Why advertise the Falcon brand logo anyways?
Rub it all out with some black shoe polish. :wink:
by Sacman
Aug 02 2012 2:30am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 374939

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

EEEEEEEEEEEWWW YEEEEAAAAKKKK... don't swallow any of that water!!! :shock: You can't move around much or you stir up the bottom and little chunks float up and form a cloud around you. And the flashlight beams look kinda cool but are pretty much useless in that thick and murky bottom. Just write off ...
by Sacman
Jul 30 2012 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 15s 15aH?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: 15s 15aH?

Exactly, OP has 4qty 6S and 2qty 3S bricks. Most capacity for 15S is 10Ah and remember that is pushing it. I do series groups 1st and then just parallel whatever desire for capacity. 2P, 3P, 4P, 10-20Ah. Parallel 1st is ideal if dealing with all same bricks but that's obviously not the case here. N...
by Sacman
Jul 30 2012 2:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Noob here with a legit question about disc brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3311

Re: Noob here with a legit question about disc brakes

Justin at ebikes.ca sells an Ahlonga low profile mechanical disc brake caliper for $30. It's supposed to be thin enough to fit fine between the front forks and a 9C hubmotor. Look in the Store - Parts - Brakes section. Also, you can remove 1mm or 2mm of material from your bike frame's disc caliper m...
by Sacman
Jul 25 2012 11:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 508613

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

The "conventional style" RC-Copters are pretty nimble and amazing too.
Check this out... :shock:
by Sacman
Jul 25 2012 5:49pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: New 12 lb Crystalyte Motor
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: New 12 lb Crystalyte Motor

Yeah I'd be very warry about the performace claims that High Power Cycles makes on the equipment the sell. IMHO it's a lot of fluffed up marketing that (in the past) they just haven't been able or willing to back up with hard, cold test data. Remember this video where they push a little over 2500W (...
by Sacman
Jul 25 2012 12:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cameras Are Cyclists’ ‘Black Boxes’ in Accidents
Replies: 20
Views: 2908

Re: Cameras Are Cyclists’ ‘Black Boxes’ in Accidents

This seemed like a good camera setup. Yeah, crotch angle not so much but the front/rear setup seems useful for best traffic coverage. http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41661 If you look at his other videos you'll see he's just using a GoPro Chesty mount. But since he's reclined b...