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by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 11:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4173

Re: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?

Of course, Specialized is one of the best frame designer in the industry, and your older all-mountain bike may very well ride the streets for another 20 years. I own 2 Specialized bikes (tri-cross and Demo8) of the 4 bikes that I have now, and that is after riding almost all the major brands in the ...
by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4173

Re: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?

Etard The DH and freeride frames are not made for rich customers, they are made for racing, for the manufacturer's teams to make the podium. Of course, it is those racing results that keeps their name atop of the marketting, which they use then to sell alot of fancy stuff to the rich clients who don...
by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 12:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebikes.ca Cycle Lumenator is Here
Replies: 65
Views: 5705

Re: Ebikes.ca Cycle Lumenator is Here

This 2 unit approach, is what I am using: One spot and one flood. Cycle lumenator is not convenient yet, for application over 100v. Until they offer hi-lo beam and higher voltage limit, I'll have to use independant lights. Or else, I'll install a 12v converter and go for motorcycle front and rear li...
by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 11:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: To all electric bike freaks: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: To all electric bike freaks: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!

Price of gas is already over 4$ a US gallon here in Montreal, and people still burn gas as usual. In most countries of Europe, it's even more expansive. The world just had the warmest year in the history of meteorology, and they still burn gas. I don't know what it will take, to convince the crowd t...
by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 8:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4173

Re: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?

Madrhino, Your statements are completely opposite of everything I have trad about steel framed bikes, and while all metal does fatigue, it is my understanding that aluminum is the frame material that has a limited service life because it fatigues much faster than does steel... It is true that steel...
by MadRhino
Jan 01 2011 12:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4173

Re: Front Suspension: R&R for older bikes possible?

Those older/low end forks will do the jub on the street, and so the mod to fit a better one on your 1in headset. If you will be riding any serious offroad, I would not recommend any of this. Your frame is 3 generations behind in the MTB world, it had suffered metal fatigue, it is not safe for mounta...
by MadRhino
Dec 31 2010 1:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?

Yep, lacing a X5 is a pain in the a**, but the spoke flange on this one might be different. I ordered mine laced on their wheel, since it was very cheap extra, but I know already that I'll have to lace it in a good DH rim sooner or later.
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 11:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Schweeet!! 24 inch Mag Wheels cheap!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Schweeet!! 24 inch Mag Wheels cheap!!

I wouldn't ride downhill with those. I have enough eating dirt already, don't want to add plastic wheel schrapnell to it. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 10:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Local e-bike shops
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Local e-bike shops

...There was a post on here earlier from someone who was looking to convert one to a much bigger motor but for me, I don't need to go 30 mph. Steep hills are my problem. It was me, and I am still interested for their crank drive. The problem is that it is not adaptable to a standard bottom bracket,...
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 6:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?

Sounds like the perfect motor for my Spoiler. Does anyone know about the availability and source for these? Brian L. Maxwell65 here on ES (for sale new), ordered alot of them. I have 2 motors coming in that order, and Max will post the new sale price and details as soon as he receives them. I belie...
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 5:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?

Well, since the 2 new motors weight only 5.5 and 6.5Kg, and considering that they are a slightly bigger diameter, they are very far from the standards of motorcycle application. The pics are not the actual motor stator, they only show the type of construction, that haven't changed much. The noveltie...
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 2:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 150mm rear axe donor bike
Replies: 30
Views: 3359

Re: 150mm rear axe donor bike

Your headset bearing is a priority, believe me you want to take care of that before speeding over any bumps. It is not expansive, and should be maintained in perfect order. The health of your fork and shock, are first detemined by their damping ability. When they don't spill any oil, you should firs...
by MadRhino
Dec 30 2010 7:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dahon Girls
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Dahon Girls

amberwolf wrote:Would've been more interesting to see them ride in formation...
That is alot of training already, the high school of riding is a few steps further. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 9:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 150mm rear axe donor bike
Replies: 30
Views: 3359

Re: 150mm rear axe donor bike

Your derailer is not wide enough, it must be an 8 speed model. If you want to install 8 or 9 freewheel, as I presume you have space for, you'd have to buy a wider derailer (X9, XT, Xo). Then you might just find that 6 is enough, and it will be fine if the small gear is 11t, for it is the one that yo...
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 7:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: New Chrystalyte motors specs
Replies: 29
Views: 5073

Re: New Chrystalyte motors specs

I belive you are right, that Lyens will provide. Just that I have three of his sensored ones already. And I just received a 2nd one, but we have motors for them, and choice of many. Apart of this, hall sensors can be added to the new Clyte, would it prove unsatisfying as is. But I believe that it w...
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite 26" Touring/Trekking Frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Your favorite 26" Touring/Trekking Frame?

The design of the rear suspension is WEIRD. :shock:
I have to admit though, that it looks like a perfect frame to build a long range E-bike for touring.
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 5:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: NEW Crystalyte 7400 serie motor?

Yep, I am waiting for one in a few weeks, with their 72v controller. I posted a thread in the review section, to gather all info that could be found in the meantime. Still waiting for the test data sheet at 72v, that should come next week, I hope. http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t...
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Turbojet assist electric bike
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Turbojet assist electric bike

Hehe, reminds me of someone I've seen somewhere...
Ah yes! In the famous list of Darwin awards. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 1:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 150mm rear axe donor bike
Replies: 30
Views: 3359

Re: 150mm rear axe donor bike

If it's only the bolt scratching the paint on the motor, it must be little clearance to gain. I would not touch the caliper mount for its alignment and strenght are important, only spacing the disc with 1mm washers should do it with another washer on the axle, then you can also use bolts with lower ...
by MadRhino
Dec 29 2010 11:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 150mm rear axe donor bike
Replies: 30
Views: 3359

Re: 150mm rear axe donor bike

...There is a maximum of 6 speed I could be able to use on the nine because of allignement. Dish the wheel, your swingarm is wide enough. Single speed is OK with a motor, but your bike will be heavy to pedal, if you run out of power. For your caliper, measure how much more spacing is required. If i...
by MadRhino
Dec 28 2010 9:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!

Wow! What is the made of your rim?
Normally, the bicycle rim wall height is too low to properly seat the bead of a motorcycle tire. Apart of this, the spoke holes in your rim have the alternate pattern like a motorcycle wheel, makes it much better to lace a hub motor in it.
by MadRhino
Dec 28 2010 8:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The Most American Made Electric Bike
Replies: 20
Views: 2682

Re: The Most American Made Electric Bike

Alluminum is overrated, especially for an electric tricycle. Steel is real. It absorbs bumps better than anything else. In downhill racing, steel had proved unfit, and many riders have the scars from the steel era. Steel tubing has to be very heavy to have some reliable resistance, then it rusts an...
by MadRhino
Dec 28 2010 5:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Folding bikes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Folding bikes?

Well, this one might suit your needs although it is not foldable, but I guess that it could be made so, and then fitted in a lunch box. :mrgreen:

by MadRhino
Dec 28 2010 3:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!

I believe that a 16in motorcycle tire will fit on a 20in bicycle rim, but would not stay on there very long. Maybe on an extra wide one, like the Large Marge, it would stand a fair chance. They are not expansive though, to try, and a used one might even be free at the motocross track.
by MadRhino
Dec 28 2010 3:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: looking for 20 x 2.50+ tire.. hard to find !!

All tires this size will be trials or the like, look at the big brands, you might find a thread that suits your need.

Nimbus Blizzard Trial Tire
Maxxis Maxx Daddy
Onza Sticky Finger
Kenda Kikzumbut
Neumati BTLD x-lite