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by MadRhino
Dec 08 2010 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304
Replies: 26
Views: 1863

Re: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304

You need a torque arm. The fit of the motor depends of the width of your dropouts, the spacer that you might need to align your disc in the caliper, and the gearset that you will use. Normally, you would have 135mm dropouts, and this will leave just enough space for a7 gear freewheel. If you have wi...
by MadRhino
Dec 08 2010 6:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: QUESTION ABOUT RANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: QUESTION ABOUT RANGE

Logically, they should do about the same distance, if you run them side by side. Only, one will be able to go 33% faster, to do about 66% of the distance.
by MadRhino
Dec 08 2010 6:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Non rechargeable battery electric bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Non rechargeable battery electric bike

On a bike, I would fear for my balls to be eradicated! Oops, irradiated! :mrgreen: Here is your nuclear battery. Hafnium 178m2 look at the picture middle right and read caption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induced_gamma_emission IGE or Induced Gamma Emission. If you don't already have the kids you ...
by MadRhino
Dec 08 2010 8:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lightning Phantom
Replies: 20
Views: 2058

Re: Lightning Phantom

Lawnmower racer?
by MadRhino
Dec 07 2010 11:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: russian recumbent ebiker - FASr7
Replies: 76
Views: 8706

Re: russian recumbent ebiker - FASr7

Everyone has his own perception of what is dangerous, fun, or stupid. Skill level, experience, degree of exposition, and personnal philosophy; influence the level of fear in a particular situation. Then, fear is a powerfull motivation, to judge what we consider acceptable for us, or others. I have s...
by MadRhino
Dec 07 2010 9:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Nine Continents 9C verses Hightekbikes 10H
Replies: 82
Views: 6914

Re: Don't buy a NineContinents 9C Motor - until you read thi

Well, I'm not into building with 9C right now. But if I would, I'd want to know the truth about performance data of all the motors available. I don't buy bullshit, I want tests and reviews, data sheets and full specs. This confusion is not any incitative to buy. Wait and see, until reliable info is ...
by MadRhino
Dec 07 2010 6:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 25921

Re: why we shouldn't wear helmets

I quote myself here, as it says enough about what is my personnal opinion about it, and how I see those who want to tell me how to manage my own safety: I have to admit that I don't wear a helmet most of the time. I have a downhill specific helmet, but even in the mountain, I wear it only when I'm g...
by MadRhino
Dec 07 2010 9:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rim Job
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Rim Job

Did you really search the internet for 'rim job', you dirty Drunkskunk?

I use the Sunrim BFM, with Kenda Nevegal 2.5. Good match, strongest rim that Sun ever made (disc only), tire wears fast on the street but soft gum sticks like hell. I also use Maaxis Minion 2.7 on Alexrims BHDH, good setup too.
by MadRhino
Dec 07 2010 12:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: When E-Bikes Attack!
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: When E-Bikes Attack!

Bulls as in bullriding, long ago, but still painfull on rainy days. I never had a Bultaco, but I had one trial bike, Yam TT400. That was hard torque, enough to do a 3 ft frog jump on clutch release. I had many cross and enduro, always preffered offroad and dirt. I had very few road bikes, my last ro...
by MadRhino
Dec 06 2010 4:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: When E-Bikes Attack!
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: When E-Bikes Attack!

My E-bike did not hurt me, yet.

But dirt bikes sure did: Broken bones, cuts and bruises. I can't count them.
Nothing like the bulls tough. Falling with a bike may be at higher speed; but the bike, unlike the bull, does not come back to try and finish you. :mrgreen:
by MadRhino
Dec 06 2010 3:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The Student-Made Industrial-Strength Electric Tricycle
Replies: 83
Views: 8982

Re: The Student-Made Industrial-Strength Electric Tricycle

...School kids should be building sheds, constructing footbridges over creeks, making playground equipment, helping to cook food in the cafeteria and more. This practical knowledge is what helps them to come up with practical ways to bring ideas to reality. I don't think our neighborhood of 300 hom...
by MadRhino
Dec 06 2010 3:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NewB questions
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: NewB questions

Well, a ridgid bike can be very uncomfortable at higher speed. You know that above 35mph, the wheels need to be perfectly true and all bearings perfecly tight, for a ridgid bike to be fairly rideable. Some bikes will want to fall apart in small pieces above 40 on a rough road. Full suspension is a m...
by MadRhino
Dec 06 2010 2:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultimate Portable PC with FREE Wi-Fi and 3G service?!!?
Replies: 25
Views: 1919

Re: Ultimate Portable PC with FREE Wi-Fi and 3G service?!!?

Yep, everything you want to do, can be done very well with most smartphones. Lots of people replace them as soon as a new one comes on the market, you can find very good deals on E-bay. I prefer HTC (either windows mobile or Android) to I-Phone, but that is a only a matter of personnal requirements....
by MadRhino
Dec 05 2010 10:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: NewB questions
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: NewB questions

Well, I wonder the choice of 23in tires that will be available out there, after this one is burnt. :roll: Anyway, if wou want your E-bike to do burnouts with a 200pd man on it, you will have to make it with smaller wheel size, and feed it with alot of power. :mrgreen: Chrystalyte is a good choice, a...
by MadRhino
Dec 05 2010 12:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The Student-Made Industrial-Strength Electric Tricycle
Replies: 83
Views: 8982

Re: The Student-Made Industrial-Strength Electric Tricycle

Very interesting project to do with kids at school. Let's hope that some other schools copy your idea. This will be a simple setup, as you already have a convenient place to install the battery on the tricycle. Don't worry about the wheel, it is not the best MTB rim but still, those double wall alum...
by MadRhino
Dec 04 2010 9:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 12v battery charges in 2 minutes with 2 amp charger
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: 12v battery charges in 2 minutes with 2 amp charger

I am far from being an expert in that matter, but here is my logic: When you add a 3rd battery that is discharged with the 2 other that are fully charged, it does not only draw power from your charger, but also a lot of it from the other 2. Then, the time involved depends also on the voltage of the ...
by MadRhino
Dec 04 2010 6:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Non rechargeable battery electric bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Non rechargeable battery electric bike

More seriously, I think this might happen some day. Imagine a revolutionary battery chemistry that would last for 100,000Km or more, cars and other EV could be sold with long term energy supply included. There is so much yet to be invented in that domain. Could use a nuclear battery :shock: On a bi...
by MadRhino
Dec 04 2010 2:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Non rechargeable battery electric bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Non rechargeable battery electric bike

More seriously, I think this might happen some day. Imagine a revolutionary battery chemistry that would last for 100,000Km or more, cars and other EV could be sold with long term energy supply included. There is so much yet to be invented in that domain.
by MadRhino
Dec 04 2010 1:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ae-line 1st build
Replies: 36
Views: 4190

Re: Ae-line 1st build

I will try to run the 5304 with a 24 4110 controller on the Ae-Line at 100v 100A. Maybe I will find it a good combination of speed and torque. The Specialized will have the 5306 with the 18 4115, to try and see how it behaves. For today, I'm back to the mechanic, cause my torque arm and dropouts sta...
by MadRhino
Dec 03 2010 7:10am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ae-line 1st build
Replies: 36
Views: 4190

Re: Ae-line 1st build

If I understand well, what you are saying is that feeding more voltage to a 5306 will make it less efficient at lower speed. Then, to be able to ride it slow and keep it from overheating, I would have to give up on top speed. Your solution is interesting then, building a dual voltage setup might do ...
by MadRhino
Dec 03 2010 12:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ae-line 1st build
Replies: 36
Views: 4190

Re: Ae-line 1st build

Thanks John, It is especially for rough climbing at low speed, that the 5304 does not suit my needs. Of course I want speed and the 5304 is great for that matter, and it climbs not so bad when I can attack the hill at higher speed. The problem is that it loses efficiency and heats alot when the trai...
by MadRhino
Dec 02 2010 9:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ae-line 1st build
Replies: 36
Views: 4190

Re: Ae-line 1st build

I would not bother the noise, if I'd be riding in the mountain alone. In town, I want to avoid too much attention. My ride is not legal and the police might very well get me out of the road.
by MadRhino
Dec 02 2010 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304
Replies: 26
Views: 1863

Re: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304

Are you sure it has a LVC at 56v, electricrider.com also could not confirm this. your link to the Maxwell thread is interesting Max sells the same stock Clyte controllers, he can tell you the facts about them. Mine is looking exactly like the smaller one that you linked, only longer. It is labelled...
by MadRhino
Dec 02 2010 6:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ae-line 1st build
Replies: 36
Views: 4190

Re: Ae-line 1st build

Yep folks! Gears make noize! I love the unsprung weight but my 9C is QUIET compared to my old Bafang at 54 volts. Just the way it is although I would love to hear a quiet gear motor. I would buy it in a heartbeat! otherDoc Yeah! Silence rules 8) I would buy right now at a big price, a brushless hub...
by MadRhino
Dec 02 2010 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304
Replies: 26
Views: 1863

Re: Can't choose a good controller for Crystalyte 5304

Yep, I have the bigger version of this one (72v 49A), that I run with 18s lipo. I bought it from Maxwell65 and it has 18 4110 mosfets, so it is upgrade ready for higher voltage. The small one is not so ready to ugrade, but will offer close performance at 72v. They are not programmable, and their LVC...