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by OneWayTraffic
Feb 11 2015 12:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.

Thanks Dogman. That made a lot of sense. I teach Maths and a bit of Physics, so probably should have figured that out by myself. Can also get access to school power supplies as well I'm sure.
by OneWayTraffic
Feb 10 2015 4:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.

As I understand it the BMS is a balancing type, but I suppose that is designed more to keep a currently balanced pack in order than fix a badly balanced pack correct? I am currently flat out with my position at the new school, jobs around the new house, and other bits and pieces. If I get some spare...
by OneWayTraffic
Feb 09 2015 3:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.

Well they still get me the ~10km return, but the voltage seems a bit more saggy. I pedal a bit harder to get up the hills.

I'll hook up the CA when it arrives and report here.
by OneWayTraffic
Feb 07 2015 11:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

ebikes.ca Ezee hub motor kit with LiFePO4 4.5 years on.

This is my first post in about 4 years. I bought a ebikes.ca Ezee kit around about August 2010 and installed it into a Kona smoke (all chromoly). Rode it regularly for a year and a half then got a job in South Otago NZ, (wet, windy and cold) and lived literally next door to the school I taught at. T...
by OneWayTraffic
Sep 25 2010 6:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went Fishing Early This morning
Replies: 31
Views: 2561

Re: Went Fishing Early This morning

Because it's fun.
by OneWayTraffic
Sep 20 2010 3:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommended electric bicycle kit for educational workshops?
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Recommended electric bicycle kit for educational worksho

How about brushed DC motors, BMX pegs as a friction drive roller, a simple controller/switch and a 12v deepcycle battery. Doesn't get simpler than that.
by OneWayTraffic
Aug 05 2010 2:39am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: hightekbikes.com motor kit review. Electric bike kit.
Replies: 322
Views: 30712

Re: hightekbikes.com motor kit review. Electric bike kit.

As I understand it, it has to do with the way the tourqe curve of electric motors graphs. At zero rpm, the motor has it's maximum tourqe. As the motor gets going, you reach a peak in wattage, but tourqe is already going down. Next you reach no load speed, which is the fastest the motor can spin wit...
by OneWayTraffic
Aug 03 2010 7:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: LiFePo4 Batteries: Care and Feeding For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 6400

Re: LiFePo4 Batteries: Care and Feeding For Beginners

Yes buying a 300+ USD battery and then not spending another $50 to properly mount and protect it is false economics. Factor in the case to your battery price when considering purchase. http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&product_id=31 I've ordered one of these. I'll put ...
by OneWayTraffic
Aug 01 2010 8:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 505513

Re: Hyena's e-bike(s) build (Video on pg 4)

Hey you should put the LiPo in one of these. I've just ordered one from England for the kit you're sending me. If it will fit LiFePO4 then it will fit LiPo for sure. http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&product_id=31 That's a big ass seatpack. It was actually cheaper than...
by OneWayTraffic
Aug 01 2010 8:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cytronex system
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Cytronex system

It's not aimed at the American market. If you were a Brit with the power limitations and speed limitations that they have, then it would seem a fair bit more inviting. The bike itself is supposed to be like a roadbike with a little extra. I'd love one to supplement a stable of bikes.
by OneWayTraffic
Nov 17 2009 8:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Dropout Failure Experiments, and a call for Fork Donations
Replies: 184
Views: 45225

Re: Dropout Failure Experiements, and a call for Fork Donations

This thread really, really needs to be stickied.


Who is the appropiate mod?
by OneWayTraffic
Nov 16 2009 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with my new Bionx PL350
Replies: 17
Views: 4249

Re: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with my new Bionx PL350

There's custom electronics in both the battery, motor and handlebar console. They all talk to each other making simple replacement of a part a non-starter. It is possible however to recell the BIONX battery, I believe that there's a thread somewhere on this board about how to do that. It would save ...
by OneWayTraffic
Nov 13 2009 5:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LiPo battery care and basic information
Replies: 272
Views: 74214

Re: LiPo battery care and basic information

I have a question. If one got a prebuilt LiPo pack from a reputable supplier, what would be the actual chances of this over voltage->boom occuring? Asking because ebikes.ca now has LiPoly options for their Ezee kit. I'd assume that that pack has a BMS to ensure proper charging, so I shouldn't need t...
by OneWayTraffic
Nov 04 2009 5:44am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Headway 48v 10ah - EVcomponents.com
Replies: 147
Views: 19372

Re: Headway 48v 10ah - EVcomponents.com

You mean that this isn't a box review? We get to see what's inside? Man that is just toooo coool for me.
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 31 2009 12:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

It really doesn't say. But it's got to be at the wheels. There's no other rational way to interpret a limit on power. How much goes into my lights and ohmic heating is really irrelevant. Anyway after looking at the feedback I've gotten here, I think I'm gonna take the route taken by most put togethe...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 30 2009 5:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

That's funny. I've got the RST 2010 catalog right here in My Documents, and for the 790c it says quite clearly that the steerer Stanchion and castings are steel and the crown is Al. Maybe the specs changed? Anyway I'll be sure to do the magnet test. Can't argue with a magnet. Or I may replace the fo...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 30 2009 4:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

If it's over 300watts then it's 'possibly a motor vehicle' the law is simple but vague. They intentionally left between 300 and 600 watts as a grey area and anything over 600 is a moped pure and simple. One thing about this law is that it makes it really simple to import EU and UK spec bicycles and ...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 30 2009 12:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

OneWayTraffic, there was a point this year when I hurt my hamstring and at that point, I was really wishing I had my 5303 all setup and ready to go because the Forsen hub motor was just barely able to get me up hills. And I'm quite sure it's probabaly a 500w motor but it doesn't have much hill clim...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

I looked up the fork. Its not steel. http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID=sidce264b40298186cfd0e4895f11c12/index.php?screen=sh.detail&tnid=1603 The lower end is Alloy. Aluminum. As for limiting the EZ, the only way to limit it to 300 watts is with a speed restriction. If it pulls 400 watts at cruis...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 8:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

Dogman: How fast were you going on the 13% grade and how much were you pedaling?
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 2:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

I guess I need to clarify one thing. The 300w limit is current NZ law. There's also a provision that motor power between 300W and 600W 'may not' be a motor vehicle according to the discretion of the transit authority. I want some kind of future proofing for higher powers later. The Ezee kit is rated...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 12:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

http://www.avantibikes.com/admin/BikeImages/370x233_0000_10_AV_FIT_Explorer_8C_Bag_Mat-Brnz_PDS.jpg The 300W linit...how would the police know what power you were using? By that I mean, If you buy a 36V hub-motor and use a 10-Amp controller, your max throttle power would be 360W. Or you could use 2...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 12:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

I think it's worth risking it. The police here in USA never bother me. I don't go trying to race cars or be a menace though. I bet if I did those kind of things then they would hassle me. I don't know if my bike is legal here in the USA or not but it's so fun that it's worth it to me. I've certainl...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 29 2009 12:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

There's no way you're going to be impressed with the speed on moderate hills if you're limited to 300 watts, unless you find <5 mph adequate. If I need more power I'll get a motorscooter or similar, or just take the car. I also want something legal as a starting point. When you learn to drive your ...
by OneWayTraffic
Oct 28 2009 10:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First bike- Finally!
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: First bike- Finally!

I have certainly considered Alan's Elation kit. I think it's a very good kit. I've also considered a 9c with Nicads and just buying a ready made bike available in NZ, the Wisper 905. First did I mention safety? I could fool the cops but "mother Nature can not be fooled." Feynman said that of the Cha...