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by zog
Aug 09, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

zog wrote: More info once this new 36v 9AH LiFePo4 pack arrives - hopefully I'll get even more years of use out of it.
see this post:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 96#p443543
for a battery pack which is looking like a good candidate so far...
by zog
Aug 09, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months

I just got the 36V 9AH LiFePO4 battery with the 3 pin "jug plug" type connector from here: http://www.value-e-bikes.com.au/BatteriesAndParts.htm and it fits well (but not perfectly!) in my greenewheels bike. I haven't done a thorough test but took the bike for a quick spin and all seems good. I thin...
by zog
Aug 05, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

maybe I should rename this 365th impression. update quite a while later.... Well I've kept riding it until the battery faded until I had to start charging at work - i.e. range less than 22km. And kept riding it until it stopped getting me all the way to work. That was about 6 or 7 months ago, so I ...
by zog
Aug 05, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months

I clocked up 6000+ km on mine over 2 and a half years before it faded out so I think I got good use out of it. It does appear others had variable experience, I guess product consistency may be hard to assure between batches in these mass produced chines bikes. I just purchased a 9AH Lifepo4 battery ...
by zog
Aug 03, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Australia - resources for e-bikes, kits and parts
Replies: 47
Views: 16374

Re: Australia - resources for e-bikes, kits and parts

A Melbourne electric bike vendor: http://www.flewelectric.com/ another seller of Chinese electric bikes and parts, the bikes look nice though - I went and had a look to check if the battery packs would fit with my greenewheels bike. They dont, unfortunately, but the frames are very similar, so perha...
by zog
Aug 02, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: Li Ion battery dead at 12 months

To you Greenewheels owners what battery have you gone for? I'm in the market for a new battery pack for my trusty greenewheels bike as well.. it has served me well for a few years but the battery pack is now worn out. I opened it up and my battery pack has 10 cells (presumably 3.7v 10AH) , dimensio...
by zog
Aug 19, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: debate on universal access to health care
Replies: 600
Views: 22198

Re: debate on universal access to health care

Canadian health care is no model. Deron. Maybe no model but with #8 life expectancy at birth (#7 for Australia, also with a mixed public/private health system) they are delivering tangible results. I suspect they are doing better than, for example, Albania, or other nations that far down the "life ...
by zog
Aug 16, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: debate on universal access to health care
Replies: 600
Views: 22198

Re: debate on universal access to health care

. im glad i live in the England with our superior hospital system. Superior? Oh, do tell. please........... Read the Australian newspapers and you would think the constant complaints about the health system here we are in a third world country.. yet Australia is #7 for life expectancy at birth (wel...
by zog
Jul 17, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

maybe I should rename this 365th impression... had the bike now for over a year and have clocked up over 3000KM on it.. summary: still going Just Fine. And riding it near every day (weather permitting). I did replace the stock "noname" Chinese disc brakes with Avid BB7s.. a very worthwhile upgrade, ...
by zog
Feb 24, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

re: Noise: the hub motor is not noisy at all.. just a bit of a quiet whirrr as I accelerate. It also aint quick though with the 200W sticker.. 25 km/h max on the flat. But thats OK.
by zog
Feb 22, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

another follow up: up to 2000KM + of near daily commuting on this ebay bike without hassles.
only upgrade of any consequence is replacing the stock kenda knobbly tyres with schwalbe marathon plus.
by zog
Jan 10, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

Wow, good to hear, I might try tweaking mine further down the track.. or maybe get a 2nd hand one as a "play" bike as this one is my main way of getting to work right now.
by zog
Dec 22, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

I just got my Schwalbe Marathon plus tyres.. have put the front one on (easy!) and will tackle the rear one soon. Not much else to report, I continue to ride to work on it when it isn't raining. I have hit a limit on the bicycle part of the vehicle - the 6 speed 14T-28T rear freewheel doesn't give m...
by zog
Nov 14, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

yeah good stuff!

I just clocked up 1000Km on mine. The good thing to report is nothing to report, it's all working just fine.
by zog
Nov 07, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Manufacturers/Dealers to Gravitate Towards
Replies: 270
Views: 98110

Re: Manufacturers/Dealers to Gravitate Towards

While I'm here I may as well mention greenewheels, for a basic, complete road legal (in Australia, it has a 200W sticker) "ready to go" ebay electric bike. This is a good off-the-shelf bike for getting started, or a base for further upgrades. http://stores.ebay.com.au/greenewheels Although now I've ...
by zog
Oct 05, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "As America Implodes, The Bike Industry Booms"
Replies: 3
Views: 615

"As America Implodes, The Bike Industry Booms"

Warm and fuzzy bike show overview from wired.com, with some superficial ebike mentions: The nation may be wracked by collapsing banks, foreclosed houses and a tanking economy, but there's no sign anything's amiss here at Interbike, the bike industry's annual trade show. In fact, it's party time as a...
by zog
Sep 25, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How much do you pedal on your e-bike?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: How much do you pedal on your e-bike?

I pedal all the time pretty much except down hill, or for going very small distances (like across a service road to stop at the lights etc). But my bike has a sticker that says 200W on it. I also have the throttle on full pretty much all the time except when braking. The excercise I get from the bik...
by zog
Sep 20, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Overvolting the Green E-wheels (Aussie bike) COMPLETED!
Replies: 50
Views: 7523

Re: Overvolting the Green E-wheels (Aussie bike) COMPLETED!

ah crap, what a bummer to hear when you just got it all happening!
Well on the good side sound like your batteries etc are fine, and sounds like you are going to learn a whole lot more about ebike mechanics soon!
by zog
Sep 19, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: My OverVolted Green Ewheels @ 60v
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: My OverVolted Green Ewheels @ 60v

wow cool!

interesting to see the range on it now with the new gear on.
by zog
Sep 15, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

yeah the wind was mad! I went to the bank after lunch and had to walk (bracing and holding it tightly) the bike over a bridge over monash freeway, I started riding over and a gust hit me side on pushing me towards the edge. Any exposed location like that directly in the wind and control would be nig...
by zog
Sep 14, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: first impressions - greenewheels ebike from ebay

Well a quick follow up to this.. I did a range test today and got almost exactly 50km before losing power due to a flat battery in VERY windy conditions. A lot more has been discussed about the range, etc of this bike by MickK in a lot more detail in this thread though: http://www.endless-sphere.com...
by zog
Sep 14, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

I just did a range test as well, rode up and down the eastlink bike trail. From a full charge went to completely flat (as in, lift the rear wheel and hit the throttle and no movement). Got pretty much exactly 50 km! Was not skimping on using the throttle or the electrics either, very windy condition...
by zog
Sep 13, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Watt rating on motors
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Watt rating on motors

The legal watt limit for riding a power assisted bike in this state is 200W.

My ebike has a factory decal on the hub motor that says "200W".

By some calculations on this forum this could be a rather conservative rating..

The sticker is fine by me!
by zog
Sep 12, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: The ongoing tales of a fool and his E bike

yeah was an insane headwind today, this is where the motor really showed its advantage it just kept pushing me along, despite wind gusts that almost made me lose my balance when I was stopped at lights. I could feel the gusts while riding but was able to compensate for them and keep whirring away. A...