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by deerfencer
Nov 22 2017 3:56pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: *ALLCELL 48V 23AH Lithium Battery Pack - $650
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: *ALLCELL 48V 23AH Lithium Battery Pack - $650

Hey Lester, Do you still have these packs in stock? How much longer do you anticipate carrying them? Expected cycle life if not abused? Recommended charge voltage? Max continuous discharge amps? I'm riding a 40A48V Crystalyte rear dd hub kit from ElectricRider and am assuming this pack would be appr...
by deerfencer
Nov 12 2017 12:56pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: 1500w DD 700c Hub Motor- NY (USA)
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: 1500w DD 700c Hub Motor- NY (USA)

Who's the manufacturer? Wound for speed or torque? Power specs as far as amps the motor can handle? Built-in controller?
by deerfencer
Jun 16 2016 12:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike

Lectro, Thanks for the response. I'm just happy to finally see some common sense in speccing a fat tire e-bike with 7 speeds and a 750W motor. The Sondors fat-e struck me as ridiculously specced as a fixie and I said so from day one. And I found it hilarious that at the first big public test ride on...
by deerfencer
Jun 15 2016 2:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike

Just queried Lectro re shipping costs: Add $195, most of which they attribute to cost of battery shipping. They did get back to me in a matter of minutes.
by deerfencer
Jun 15 2016 2:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Lectro LLC 750W fat tire e-bike

Anyone know who's behind this bike? One site claims Lectro had roots at MIT and the Lectro Kickstarter campaign claims they have a working factory. Can anyone verify or add more information?
by deerfencer
Apr 12 2015 8:49am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Quietest E-Bikes and Motors
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

Re: Quietest E-Bikes and Motors

<<Motors like the Tidal force were louder than the Clytes.>> I don't believe this claim for a minute--my 2005 TF S750X is dead silent, not just quiet, and I've ridden it enough miles and years to know. What you might have heard was probably brake pad rub or something mechanical, not the motor. I als...
by deerfencer
Apr 09 2015 5:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Falco e-Motors
Replies: 491
Views: 61950

Re: Falco e-Motors

Nice build, Ottodog! How many miles do you have on it? Best of luck with it. I am friendly with Rakesh dating back to Tidalforce days but I have to be honest and admit I'm more than bothered by the fact that Team Hybrid in the U.K. has abandoned the Falco kits and sold off their apparently problemat...
by deerfencer
Apr 09 2015 2:34pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Quietest E-Bikes and Motors
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

Re: Quietest E-Bikes and Motors

Translate please: what do FOC and DD stand for?
by deerfencer
Apr 09 2015 1:45pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Quietest E-Bikes and Motors
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

Quietest E-Bikes and Motors

Having been spoiled for many years (and about 15,000 miles with no motor issues) by my dead silent 2005 Tidalforce S750X, I am curious as to which current e-bike offerings are the quietest and would appreciate member input here, both in regards to turnkey e-bikes and independent motors. Are there an...
by deerfencer
Aug 17 2014 10:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Falco e-Motors
Replies: 491
Views: 61950

Re: Falco e-Motors

Kit, Great to hear from someone else who's still enjoying a souped up lithium powered TFX bike. I've had my S750X for almost eight years now and have around 15,000 miles on it with zero major issues. Besides the battery upgrade--I'm running a 37V 24Ah lipoly pack rated at 20C--the only other mods I'...
by deerfencer
Jul 20 2014 10:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Falco e-Motors
Replies: 491
Views: 61950

Re: Falco e-Motors

Glad to find this forum for the Falco kits and am interested in finding out more, particularly about the higher powered systems (I see one dealer on LI is advertising a 1500W kit). Many of you already know me from the old Tidalforce boards, where I was a moderator for several years, and from occasio...
by deerfencer
May 21 2012 9:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Rebuilding Wavecrest Tidalforce hub battery
Replies: 20
Views: 2130

Re: Rebuilding Wavecrest Tidalforce hub battery

Good luck. The TF system is way sophisticated and many like you have tried and failed to rebuild the A pack. With all due respect it's a fool's errand IMO.

lh
by deerfencer
May 07 2012 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Rebuilding Wavecrest Tidalforce hub battery
Replies: 20
Views: 2130

Re: Rebuilding Wavecrest Tidalforce hub battery

I've been riding a TF S750X for about 6 years with lipoly packs after ditching the front battery hub and I can tell you the difference in performance between the Saft NIMH and the newer HobbyKing lipos is night and day. You saw how bad the sag is on NIMH; how about 1.2V sag on a HK-sourced 37V 24Ah ...
by deerfencer
Apr 09 2012 12:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up in Flames: E+ Really Really Gone
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Up in Flames: E+ Really Really Gone

Sorry, I'll try again: http://groups.google.com/group/tidalforce/browse_thread/thread/ea717bd26d2c8001 http://groups.google.com/group/tidalforce/browse_thread/thread/8c930ea4874486e7# If these links still fail, just go to the Tidalforce Owners Google Group Forum and check out the appropriate threads...
by deerfencer
Apr 09 2012 11:54am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up in Flames: E+ Really Really Gone
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Up in Flames: E+ Really Really Gone

Ignominious end to a once promising e-bike maker. Sad, disgraceful and upsetting. The Tidalforce Google group (where I'm a moderator) seems to be the only one following/breaking this story, which is a big one for the e-bike community, so I thought I should post it here to get further coverage/awaren...
by deerfencer
Feb 26 2012 11:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RIP E+/EMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: RIP E+/EMS?

Jason,

Any real evidence re Pedego going belly up or just rumor/heresay?

LH
by deerfencer
Feb 25 2012 11:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RIP E+/EMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: RIP E+/EMS?

P.S. For those who may not know, Miro neglects to mention his first E+ motor/controller had pulsing problems and had to be returned to Dulles from Canada for replacement (with at least one leg of the expensive shipping on the owner's dime if I recall correctly), so take his rave review with a grain ...
by deerfencer
Feb 25 2012 11:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RIP E+/EMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: RIP E+/EMS?

Miro, Agree, EMS made many positive changes with the E+, particularly weight- and water resistance-wise. Re throttles, I find all thumb throttles toyish and upgraded many moons ago to a Magura twist and can't imagine going back. Only time and miles will tell if the E+ motor, controller, and console ...
by deerfencer
Feb 24 2012 11:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RIP E+/EMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: RIP E+/EMS?

Jason, This is an old story re EMS's battery problems, and the fact is they never seemed to resolve it, nor were they able to make the leap to lithium or even produce a reliable aux NIMH pack. :-( Interestingly (and sadly), the same problems plagued Wavecrest/Tidalforce before they went under--their...
by deerfencer
Feb 23 2012 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: RIP E+/EMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

RIP E+/EMS?

This post popped up on our boards over at the Google Tidalforce Forum today where I'm a moderator. E+'s website has had SOLD OUT plastered on virtually all of its stock for a while now and the initial rumor was that they were relocating. I found that suspicious and if Dmitri's post is accurate, it a...
by deerfencer
May 06 2011 4:13pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly

liveforphysics,

CV stands for what?

CC?

Just want to be sure I understand your post.

Thanks for all the info, it's much appreciated.

LH
by deerfencer
May 06 2011 11:40am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly

Thanks for the replies. I have no real need for a super-fast charge, so for safety's sake will probably stick with my baby li-on 3A chargers, which will give me a full charge in about 2.5 hours if charge the (3) 8 Ah modules separately (I have 3 chargers). I guess I was just curious as to whether th...
by deerfencer
May 03 2011 5:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Using Schauer Lead Acid Charger for 30C Lipoly

I just purchased 6 of those 8000mAh Zippy Flightmax packs for my Tidalforce S750X and have wired them in series, then parallel for a 37V 24Ah pack. The individual packs are rated 30C and I seem to recall a few posts on this forum regarding using lead acid chargers for lithium. http://www.hobbyking.c...
by deerfencer
Apr 05 2011 2:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would you trade your home built bike for an optibike?
Replies: 107
Views: 6161

Re: Would you trade your home built bike for an optibike?

Extreme, I for one greatly appreciated your frank reviews and ride reports and said so over at the Tidalforce Google forum, where you're welcome to post/hang anytime and I promise you'll not be screamed at. We post and discuss anything e-bike related regardless of brand and try to keep things on an ...
by deerfencer
Apr 04 2011 11:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would you trade your home built bike for an optibike?
Replies: 107
Views: 6161

Re: Would you trade your home built bike for an optibike?

Either someone can't read or they've missed this post re hostility towards Opti: <<Overpriced POS. My $2500 homemade electric chopper has 10x's the style, and 3x's the distance at the same speeds as that piece of "artwork" someone on another site said it best.. The ONLY reason to buy that bike is be...