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by lcyclist
Sep 20 2017 9:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

No glock, but there was a time I carried num chuks for use against hippie stomping cowboys. Very effective against chain or guys with baseball bats. When I commuted by e bike, I carried the rest of your list. For an e bike, some spare wire, and household wire nuts are a good thing to add to the lis...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 4:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

He does have a noisemaker. The 10mm Glock. Don't shoot a bear with it, you'll really piss him off. :) A friend of mine likes to hike in bear country. The rangers all carry and suggest 12 gauges with slugs. He got tired of that and got a 454 Casull instead. Not as good, but he hopes it is enough. On...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 12:06pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig

I see all the high dollar RV's of all types parked around peoples home, looking like they get very little use, what a waste. BUT, when I see one like a did yesterday in a remote high altitude area that was threatening rain/snow, it looked like a great setup and worth every penny! Tents are great bu...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 11:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

Notice nobuddy has mentioned a mirror yet? Yah can carry a small metal/plastic silvered mirror to use as a signaling device. Fer when you "absolutely need assistance" like eg you have a broken leg? W/a small packet of aluminum foil you can also play w/solar concentrators to do stuff like light a fi...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 11:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

A noise maker....that's what you're missing, and I get that you pack heat, I'm talking a pre emptive noise maker. . Great idea on the noise maker/bell and notepads/pens. I am also thinking of a battery powered soldering iron/solder for quick repairs. Last time I crashed, I ripped a wire off. Would ...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 11:04am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

A solar powered phone charger might come in handy in case everything else breaks. Plus I would have hollow points for the 10, Yes! Charger for cell phone! I use a 2-6s balancer with a usb charger for this. Hollow points are not advisable for bears; you need something that penetrates their thick hid...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

10mm Glock...for 2-legged wolves? Make sure it is hidden, and only bring it to bear when your life is in danger. My preference is for a .357 revolver, which nobody will ever see, unless you pull a knife on me. I carry openly; it is legal in Arizona. And yes, I have concealed carry permit. In the wo...
by lcyclist
Sep 19 2017 10:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 941

SHTF Ebike Survival

Ok, the title may be a bit dramatic, but what do you guys carry with you when out riding? My SHTF may be breaking a rear suspension and out 30 miles in the deep woods. I am talking about tools, spares and items you would need to get home. So when I go out in the woods with my e-bike, I carry basic t...
by lcyclist
Sep 18 2017 11:14am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig

This is my camping and exploration rig. This is a system: suv, ebike and kayak where I can go almost anywhere; where the suv can't go, it can be reached by e-bike not even 4x4's can't go. The ebike is a downhill bike with a cyclone 3000w motor+48V, 25AH lipo. This is geared for climbing hills and ro...
by lcyclist
Mar 15 2017 12:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?
Replies: 104
Views: 7665

Re: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?

First, though, use your head because if you pay attention you can avoid 99% of dangerous situations in the first place. Exactly. Situational awareness and avoidance. I see a lot of cyclist and joggers with headphones on. Easy prey. If everything else fails, rely on your training. If you are carryin...
by lcyclist
Mar 13 2017 4:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lots of punctures - replace with solid or puncture resistant
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: Lots of punctures - replace with solid or puncture resis

As others have said, solid tires don't ride well. I have very good success with dual ply downhill tires and gone tubeless. I think if you look into dual ply 29inch tires, there may be some choices like Maxxis minions/holly rollers. My bike sees almost weekly offroad and commuting 24 miles round trip...
by lcyclist
Mar 09 2017 11:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: RC assistance
Replies: 20
Views: 2990

Re: RC assistance

two56,

Very elegant design; do you expect spin out issue with the one way bearing because it is only pressed in?
Looking forward to your testing!
by lcyclist
Sep 08 2013 8:59am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Yet another Lipo Fire
Replies: 43
Views: 1929

Re: Yet another Lipo Fire

cwah wrote:Did you use a bms?
No bms.
by lcyclist
Sep 08 2013 8:58am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Yet another Lipo Fire
Replies: 43
Views: 1929

Re: Yet another Lipo Fire

Looks like perhaps mechanical damage was a possibility, but maybe whatever you had in there with them just burned away. What exactly was underneath the packs like? I've gotten a lot of scuffing on the bottom of packs, unless they fit very very tightly in the enclosure. Looks like you had them at le...
by lcyclist
Sep 08 2013 8:51am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Yet another Lipo Fire
Replies: 43
Views: 1929

Re: Yet another Lipo Fire

wb9k wrote:Any smoke damage to your home?

I was fortunate it was at least 8 ft away from the walls. I did not see any smoke damage other than some soot on the walkway tiles. It cleaned up with no visible damage with water
and a little green scouring pad.
by lcyclist
Sep 07 2013 8:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Yet another Lipo Fire
Replies: 43
Views: 1929

Yet another Lipo Fire

While at out of the house today, my neighbor called me regarding a thick smoke coming from the front of my house. As I raced home, 3 fire trucks, a police car and the fire chief were in the front of my house. A good neighbor passing by had noticed the thick black smoke and called the fire department...
by lcyclist
Jul 19 2013 8:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Yet another friction drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Yet another friction drive

Hi EVTodd, The ESC I am using is the Turnigy AE-80A. It is capable up to 6s lipo only. See below spec from Hobby King: Output: Continuous 80A, burst 95A up to 10 seconds. Input Voltage: 2-6 cells lithium battery or 5-18 cells NIMH battery. BEC: Linear 4A @ 5V I like the 6s lipo format and correspond...
by lcyclist
Jul 19 2013 9:49am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Yet another friction drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Yet another friction drive

If I'm understanding you correctly then you are also turning the motor when off throttle. Be careful with that, from what I understand some esc's don't like the backfeed of current into them. How do you like that controller? I was thinking about picking up that same esc for a spare but haven't foun...
by lcyclist
Jul 19 2013 9:36am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Yet another friction drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Yet another friction drive

Nice design, and beautifully executed! Question: Understand the 'auto-engage' (I have a friction drive from Adrian, love it)... but how do you manually engage this setup? I've wondered about using some kind of trigger (like old Raleigh 3-speed shifter) as an on / off for friction drives. Interested...
by lcyclist
Jul 18 2013 6:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Yet another friction drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Yet another friction drive

Hi Guys, I have been testing this home made friction drive to see if it could replace a hub for as an assist for commuting. Inspiration came from the friction drives here in the ES; I have put my own design changes to suit some goals. First, instead of using knurled roller and one way bearings, this...
by lcyclist
Aug 28 2012 8:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sanding/Turning/Sawing/Wood Turning/Drilling/Milling tool
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Re: Sanding/Turning/Sawing/Wood Turning/Drilling/Milling too

I'm quite interested!! Can the lathe do the same thing as the Mill? I mean I'd need to drill and cut things most of the time. The lathe milling attachment has a work area of roughly 2.3"x1.75". However, with careful planning, you can shift the work to mill a larger area. You can of course drill wit...
by lcyclist
Aug 28 2012 1:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sanding/Turning/Sawing/Wood Turning/Drilling/Milling tool
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Re: Sanding/Turning/Sawing/Wood Turning/Drilling/Milling too

Hello guys, It looks like a compact multi-purpose tool. I live in a small apartment and I don't have much space. Hi Cwah, For not much more, you can get a kit form of the Taig lathe (K1019) It is about $163 without the motor. I use a brushless motor--a 63mm turnigy, this way it is compact. Here is ...
by lcyclist
Jul 05 2012 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Welding

Brazing is how I mod my chromoly frames (sick of cracking aluminum frames). MAPP (yeah I know) and brass rods. I do love the welds you can do with a TIG, especially with thin walled tubing. The gas costs is a pain through. Hi heathyoung, What do you like or dislike about MAPP gas? How's the braze q...
by lcyclist
Jul 05 2012 3:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Welding

Hi Guys, I am looking to start learning how to weld. I want to learn to weld in order to start modifying or building steel frames. There are different process out there: GAS, TIG, MIG, ARC. Pros and cons when used in frame welding? People modify and build their own frames here, what do you guys use?...
by lcyclist
Apr 09 2012 4:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Life span of a hub motor?
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Re: Life span of a hub motor?

I rode a 1kw BMC direct drive hub for over 10,000 miles (16 kms) until it was stolen. I think it would have lasted 10,000 miles more. I rode it conservatively at maxing 500-1200 W in hot/shine weather in Phoenix. I replaced parts of the bike (controller, battery, a set of chain, pedals, flat tires) ...