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by Chalo
Jun 07 2019 3:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !
Replies: 71
Views: 5002

Re: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !

I've been in the street parading with over 500 people, and have been directed onto a totally inadequate sidewalk by cops protecting the rights of way of hypothetical car drivers who weren't in fact present at all. That's the law as applied, and it violates all standards of ethics and common decency....
by Chalo
Jun 07 2019 2:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !
Replies: 71
Views: 5002

Re: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !

"Yield the right of way" seems to be a concept that is absent with this group. Learn to distinguish between yielding the right-of-way to someone who has it, and surrendering the right-of-way to someone who thinks his supersedes yours. If you make the distinction, I think you'll find that most asser...
by Chalo
Jun 07 2019 1:51am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle & tire question - where to find these?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Axle & tire question - where to find these?

Vee Rubber Speedster 27.5x2.8" and 27.5x3.0". https://www.veetireco.com/listings/plus-size-speedster/ As for the axle, well, most solid axle bike hubs are cheap, and most cheap solid axle bike hubs use 3/8"-26 threading instead of 10mm-1.00. Here's a link to an industrial supplier's M10x1 threaded r...
by Chalo
Jun 07 2019 1:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legends dropping like flies
Replies: 252
Views: 31171

Re: Legends dropping like flies

e-beach wrote:
Jun 06 2019 11:05pm
Dauntless wrote:
Jun 06 2019 10:38pm
Dr. John.......
+1
Man, that sucks. I always hoped I'd run across him in New Orleans somewhere. He was a true original.

by Chalo
Jun 07 2019 1:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lower back pain and bikes
Replies: 50
Views: 1457

Re: Lower back pain and bikes

Sitting up straight on a bike directs all the shocks and vibrations straight into your spine. I find a balanced position with a moderately leaned-forward back angle and some weight on my hands is best for comfort.
by Chalo
Jun 06 2019 2:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Were to buy 18650's
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Were to buy 18650's

What kind of bike is it, that you want to put a 500 cell pack on?
by Chalo
Jun 05 2019 1:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..
Replies: 22
Views: 1022

Re: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..

neptronix wrote:
Jun 05 2019 12:47pm
Hm.. wouldn't heel slings be a nice countermeasure?
That is one traditional safeguard that has the advantage of compatibility with regular shoes.
by Chalo
Jun 05 2019 12:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..
Replies: 22
Views: 1022

Re: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..

Don't get complacent. Sucky bikes offer the likelihood of leg suck, and we know how much extra work you have invested into your new leg. Becoming detached from the pedal of a normal bike doesn't pose such problems. You can even wear regular shoes and use regular pedals without risk of maiming yours...
by Chalo
Jun 05 2019 5:05am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..
Replies: 22
Views: 1022

Re: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..

My most safe riding experiences have been on my recumbent and my fast leafmotor powered bike. My least safe experiences were on pedal bikes here. Don't get complacent. Sucky bikes offer the likelihood of leg suck, and we know how much extra work you have invested into your new leg. Becoming detache...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 11:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

neptronix wrote:
Jun 04 2019 6:53pm
Once you get past very congested and dense areas and you have long distances to cover,
I think you mean "get past economically and ecologically sustainable areas", and we've tried that. It doesn't work.
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 6:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

Warren wrote:
Jun 04 2019 4:58pm
Chalo wrote:
Jun 03 2019 11:44pm
Do tell.

Yup. Lots of upright roadsters in the Netherlands. You know what else there are more of there than anywhere else on the planet? Recumbents!!
Yep, no hills in NL. But still no 'bents in rush hour.

What do you know about bicycles that they don't?
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 3:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

For what it's worth: https://www.bandenleader.be/motor-band/heidenau/hs-248/26x2.5-22-39j--2.5-22--774949 There are not many moto tires in that size, though. Well, that's interesting. I spent over a year trying to find something like that, even went and harassed every tire vendor at interbike. Made...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 2:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Safety/protection requirements for 'naked' blue battery
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Safety/protection requirements for 'naked' blue battery

Great thanks- So it's safe to assume that the blue brick packs are not yet waterproofed? Wherever you can see the edges of the shrink tubing, moisture can get in. You need both mechanical and environmental protection for your brick pack. Its packaging is only suitable for shelf storage and test ben...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

I also needed a 20 inch wheel because i needed to fit a motorcycle tire to deal with the extreme amount of tire puncturing goatheads in my area. For what it's worth: https://www.bandenleader.be/motor-band/heidenau/hs-248/26x2.5-22-39j--2.5-22--774949 There are not many moto tires in that size, thou...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 6:36am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front wheel motor
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Front wheel motor

Sorry to yuck your yum. But that thing looks like an early 2000s gaming desktop computer with wheels stuck on it.
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 6:04am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front wheel motor
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Front wheel motor

This is what I want to put it on I am going to run a 3000 mxus in front with a ASI 2000 and ASI 4000 in the back to my cromotor Screenshot_20190604-053416_Photos-540x960.jpg Nope. The rearward weight shift will leave you without enough front traction to use the motor's power. You are wasting your t...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 5:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice for BBSHD on Surly Big Dummy?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Advice for BBSHD on Surly Big Dummy?

You are likely to break the internal gear hub by feeding it more than human torque and power. I've broken some gearhubs with only muscle power, and modest primary gearing (2:1).

Have a strategy to deal with that. Or use a hub with more structural margin.
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 5:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front wheel motor
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Front wheel motor

I am wanting to run a 2000w ASI controller a front wheel on my bike do I have to get a specific Hub motor design for a front wheel or can I use a rear wheel hub motor the dropouts are 135 mm There are very few applications that can use a 2000W motor in the front wheel. You need a lot of weight on t...
by Chalo
Jun 04 2019 2:07am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: trouble sourcing a 7s bms
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: trouble sourcing a 7s bms

Your battery cells are most likely made in China. To the nearest approximation, all your electronic devices are made in China. But you're scared of a BMS made in China. I can't help you with that. I can observe that every so often, I replace a BMS that has expired (usually by flagrant user error). T...
by Chalo
Jun 03 2019 11:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

Since there are only a little over 2 billion bicycles in use worldwide, I guess you could say the idea was abandoned by everyone, and that those two billion plus people are fanatics. 99.99% of those 2 billion belong to poor people, not the first world rich you deal with every day. Do you honestly b...
by Chalo
Jun 03 2019 1:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

It's true that the basic layout of a bicycle hasn't been improved upon since then, though many things have been tried. Adding pedals to the hobby horse, didn't make it a practical vehicle, which is why it has been abandoned by everyone but fanatics. Since there are only a little over 2 billion bicy...
by Chalo
Jun 03 2019 1:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 2019 ditch your rear disc brake ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1349

Re: 2019 ditch your rear disc brake ?

I [doubt] the usefulness of speeds, derailleur and cassette. Because of powerful top end and low end, added complexity I was following his suggestion of what I consider a bad idea to its logical conclusion. Personally I don't think any motorized bikes with dramatically higher than human speed shoul...
by Chalo
Jun 02 2019 6:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 2019 ditch your rear disc brake ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1349

Re: 2019 ditch your rear disc brake ?

Why keep the pedals? Why do non-motorized bikes have pedals when we could just put a motor on them! Gee maybe because it's good exercise. Fat is the most efficient and environmentally friendly fuel in the end. Literally. OP said I [doubt] the usefulness of speeds, derailleur and cassette. Because o...
by Chalo
Jun 02 2019 6:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

These are plastic of some sort, but seem to have a good rating after lots of reviews. They might be a good value. https://www.amazon.com/Imrider-Lightweight-Polyamide-Pedals-Bicycle/dp/B01ILX7OGA/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=imrider+lightweight+pedals&qid=1559509535&s=gateway&sr=8-3 "Polyamide" is nylon mad...
by Chalo
Jun 02 2019 5:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 4305

Re: Poor Man's RV

But stick with the 1890's. We will all be back there soon enough. It's true that the basic layout of a bicycle hasn't been improved upon since then, though many things have been tried. All the other layouts that were experimented with were found to be lacking in important ways. Sorry about that.