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by motomech
Jan 28 2012 12:40pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Low budget conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2720

Re: Low budget conversion

Hi all, I am exploring possibilities to convert a friend's bike to E-bike on a budget of around $600, and I would love to have some suggestions from the available crowd here. I will do the conversion for her. Bike looks a bit like this: http://www.practicalcycles.com/userimages/dutchIDwomensBLACK.j...
by motomech
Jan 27 2012 7:00pm
Forum: Health and Food
Topic: How much does beer cost where you live
Replies: 71
Views: 5236

Re: How much does beer cost where you live

POPS wrote:Unreal

How much $ is a bottle of rum and how big is it.

Rick
In the convience store, a liter of the local 5 year old rum is $7
sometimes less with a promotion
by motomech
Jan 25 2012 6:22pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LI-ion NiCoMn Battery from BMSBattery
Replies: 154
Views: 24568

Re: LI-ion NiCoMn Battery from BMSBattery

Hello there, I have a Problem with this kind of batteries.. I was fool enough not to charge a 48v/12ah one for 2-3 months because of a really important personal issue.. Is my battery ruined? How can I charge it now? 2 weeks ago one friend of mine tested it and it has juice to move the bike (it was ...
by motomech
Jan 23 2012 4:32pm
Forum: Health and Food
Topic: How much does beer cost where you live
Replies: 71
Views: 5236

Re: How much does beer cost where you live

There is very little mark up on the domestic beers here, so in the stores or bars they are about the same price. I like the local light beer, Tona[about the same as Imperial in Costa Rica] and a 12 pack is about $7 or $8. But in a bar or restruant, a Tona is 70 or 80 cents. But that 25 cents is a bi...
by motomech
Jan 18 2012 8:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you ship a complete bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: How do you ship a complete bike?

I recently shipped my e-bike international and it was a disaster[another story], but I did learn a few things. Yes the pedals need to come off, or they will poke thru the box. Leave the h.bar wiring hooked up and tape the h.bars in a recess of the frame. Don't use packing tape. The glue may melt and...
by motomech
Jan 13 2012 1:17pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: New Bafang 8Fun BPM Cassette Freewheel
Replies: 46
Views: 15310

Re: New Bafang 8Fun BPM Cassette Freewheel

thanx, I, for one will be eagerly awaiting..
by motomech
Jan 13 2012 11:56am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: New Bafang 8Fun BPM Cassette Freewheel
Replies: 46
Views: 15310

Re: New Bafang 8Fun BPM Cassette Freewheel

Any updates on this motor?
by motomech
Jan 08 2012 6:57pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: SUITABLE FULL SUSPENSION FRAMES?
Replies: 122
Views: 40404

Re: SUITABLE FULL SUSPENSION FRAMES?

Like many noobs, I jumped into ebiking without much research here , but I did manage to start with an excellent platform[sheer luck :roll: ]. This is a 2003 Rocky Mountain Edge in the 20.5" version. At first, I thought it was too tall for my 30" inseam as the near horizonal top-tube is per...
by motomech
May 09 2011 4:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Willow Springs Race June 18th Roll Call
Replies: 144
Views: 20764

Re: Willow Springs Race June 18th Roll Call

I've raced the "Streets" track before on a motocycle.
My "built for assist" Ebike would have me pedeling like crazy just to get up the first hill.
Wicked fun track though.
Nothing else like it in the West.
by motomech
Apr 10 2011 5:38pm
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: e-bikekit.com geared hub motor review and builds
Replies: 15
Views: 8348

Re: e-bikekit.com geared hub motor review and builds

JRH, an honor Sir. Couple of quick questions; mwkeefer wrote; "... the axle diameter makes bolt in a piece of cake, plenty of room for gearing (9sp will fit) and it's much stronger than I had anticipated or than it looks." I think he must have been mistaken, there doesn't appear to be any ...
by motomech
Apr 10 2011 3:46pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Cycle Lumenator
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Cycle Lumenator

I only have one and never wish for more light at the speeds I go(mid 20's).
I have to be careful how it's aimed as to not blind on-coming drivers
by motomech
Apr 10 2011 7:58am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: e-bikekit.com geared hub motor review and builds
Replies: 15
Views: 8348

Re: e-bikekit.com geared hub motor review and builds

Gee, what ever happened to this thread/review?
It just dies a fast death, like the topic motor, I guess.
by motomech
Mar 28 2011 12:09am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Flying with Lipo(not RC planes)
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Flying with Lipo(not RC planes)

I thought of that, but I will be going from St. Maartens to Managua Nicaragua. Expensive with no guaranteed "door to door" delivery.
Finding, getting to and from the FedEx office could take an afternoon in Managua.
None the less, I will explore that possibly.
by motomech
Mar 27 2011 10:45pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Flying with Lipo(not RC planes)
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Flying with Lipo(not RC planes)

Anyone done it lately? As I understand it, one is allowed up to 3 "large" batteries not to exceed 300 watts each. How would an airport security official determine the wattage of each battery? If they went by what's on the package, and to carry as much capacity as possible, I guess I would ...
by motomech
Mar 26 2011 3:50pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Building a quality 11t freewheel
Replies: 99
Views: 23155

Re: Building a quality 11t freewheel

Just shows how much of a demand there is for such an item.. 23 bids... and with ~2 days left.. BTW guys, i am getting one of the 'beta test' 7 speed 11t-28t DNP freewheels and will give it 6 months of thrashing. Fingers crossed that DNP has got the bugs worked out of this freewheel. If so, i will b...
by motomech
Mar 25 2011 6:57pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Brushless Geared hubmotors: BIG list & details
Replies: 175
Views: 132664

Re: Brushless Geared hubmotors: definitive list & details

Google "Cute85" (and also the Endless-sphere search window). A few guys are playing with these, they are fairly new and quite affordable in price. Their size is on the smaller end of the scale, but, they ARE a brushless geared hub-motor... Unfortunately. it appears that BMS Battery has di...
by motomech
Mar 22 2011 6:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: In triangle battery housing help required?
Replies: 19
Views: 3145

Re: In triangle battery housing help required?

http://www.falconev.com/batteries.html

Awful web site.
At the bottom of the page, they show two styles of in-frame bags,
But no info as to which one(or both)is the $40 model.
Several other pics scattered around the site.

Please keep us informed as to what you find out about any of these products.
by motomech
Mar 12 2011 5:53pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: MAC motor + Trek 4300 build
Replies: 470
Views: 95708

Re: MAC motor + Trek 4300 build

Yes, I see.
I just read this;

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 24&start=0

It's an old thread, I wonder if there has been any developments since?
by motomech
Mar 12 2011 1:57pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: MAC motor + Trek 4300 build
Replies: 470
Views: 95708

Re: MAC motor + Trek 4300 build

Yes, very clean.

Did you over-look Cycle 9's 11/32 7-speed freewheel?

http://www.cycle9.com/c9store/electric- ... 1-32-p-136
by motomech
Mar 12 2011 1:31pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Amped bikes geared motor
Replies: 15
Views: 2994

Re: Amped bikes geared motor

I just posted this over in the "Items For Sale-New" catagory, but I will re-post it here; <<<<I think I have my first build sold today(for what I have into it) and I'm planning my second. The first build turned out awesome, but there are a few things I want to do different. The 1st. uses t...
by motomech
Mar 06 2011 9:51am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ridge 3.0 and Traveller 2.0 by e-moto
Replies: 18
Views: 7784

Re: Ridge 3.0 and Traveller 2.0 by e-moto

Ok, I saw that price where the Ridge 3.0 was listed on Google products; http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=opera&rls=en&q=ridge+3.0&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6318397589867189424&sa=X&ei=JuVyTfqFMcHHtgeWvpGmCA&ved=0CBgQ8wIwAg# From t...
by motomech
Mar 06 2011 3:06am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ridge 3.0 and Traveller 2.0 by e-moto
Replies: 18
Views: 7784

Re: Ridge 3.0 and Traveller 2.0 by e-moto

Amazon has this bike for $1249 w/ free shipping these days
Quite a deal, I.M.O.
Anyone bought one recently?
by motomech
Feb 15 2011 7:19pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Might on a Schwinn Columbus frame
Replies: 27
Views: 1973

Re: Mini-Might on a Schwinn Columbus frame

Thanks, motomech. That gives me a little bit better idea of what I'll be getting into. I don't mind having to to go slow and pedal while going up hill -- after all, it is a bike, not an electric motorcycle. Currently, even with a 42 tooth fr/34 tooth rear bailout, I feel like I might bust a gut try...
by motomech
Feb 13 2011 9:16pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Same power, different voltage. Pros, cons, no difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 3220

Re: Same power, different voltage. Pros, cons, no differenc

The limits of the sm. 250 watt geared motors has been well explored here by GaryKard, Russell and others.
Russell melted the phase wires on a 24V GM motor run at 48V 20A.
He also ran a 36V Bafang at 48V 20A w/ no problems.
Broken gears rarely seems to be the weak link.
by motomech
Feb 13 2011 7:52pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: First Post Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: First Post Questions

Dogman has posted a thread on how to safely run front hubs on AL sus. forks. It used to be completely verboten, but I think some people have come up with a system for safely running 48v on AL sus. forks. http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15167&p=225410&hilit=Torque+ar...