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by Warren
Aug 31 2018 11:39am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Snapped axle on Crystalyte TC100 hub motor, almost died
Replies: 31
Views: 1156

Re: Snapped axle on Crystalyte TC100 hub motor, almost died

Well f__k! I have a TC4080 on a 130 pound, non-suspension bike with vertical steel dropouts, running two Grin torque arms. I do all my braking, down to 12 mph where the regen drops out, regen only, up to -2000 watts, for 17K miles now. I figured I was golden with the two torque arms. This has put a ...
by Warren
Aug 28 2018 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full suspension semi recumbent for long range
Replies: 28
Views: 1129

Re: Full suspension semi recumbent for long range

Put the cogs and chain back on. Seriously, especially at slow speeds, pedaling gives me a much finer level of control that makes it feel more stable. (On my recumbent.) It keeps your circulation up, anyway, and it will increase your range, if you're traveling at moderate speed. Yes! You do most of ...
by Warren
Aug 19 2018 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Proper setup for touring?

OK. On the off chance that anybody else ever wants to put a front motor on a Tour Easy, and checks this thread: I just went out in the shed to look at my friend's steel Tour Easy. Mary's Tour Easy.jpg It uses a cromo fork built up from a crown, fork legs, and fork ends intended for a road bike. More...
by Warren
Aug 19 2018 1:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Man, I don't see why you bothered to come on Endless Sphere and ask for folks opinions. You obviously have no use for them. I certainly won't be offering you any more.
by Warren
Aug 19 2018 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Proper setup for touring?

With recumbents, there is less wind resistance, ability to place more power to the pedals, Sorry. I don't agree with Chalo when it comes to his blanket condemnation of recumbents. But both of these claims need comment. Some recumbents are very slippery: specifically, laid back, high bottom bracket ...
by Warren
Aug 19 2018 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Proper setup for touring?

Everything I’ve read so far counters your position. Putting the motor, controller, and battery at the front will reduce the load on the already overloaded rear wheel of your LWB, as well as giving you a much more sensible gear ratio for that motor to pull 300 pounds slowly uphill. I don't know wher...
by Warren
Aug 19 2018 10:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Proper setup for touring?
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Proper setup for touring?

I have only one comment. I assume your LWB recumbent has a 20" front, just because most do. If that is the case, and you are planning to use the motor only at low speeds with a big load, I would definitely have gone for a front motor.
by Warren
Aug 17 2018 3:23pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 149
Views: 16417

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

The Bolt, like many new cars, doesn't have a spare. They have five pounds of goop, in the tread area, to seal holes. It seems to work most of the time, but not always. And sidewall punctures get no help. There is a well under the cargo area carpet that looks like it would fit a crappy mini-spare, bu...
by Warren
Aug 17 2018 8:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 121
Views: 14176

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

Can you recharge at these stations? Sorry. I haven't been checking in much these days. No, I can't charge at the 240 volt, EVSE sites. I can ride this cargo bike at 17-18 mph, for 12 hours, and go over 200 miles on a charge. If I had a 240 volt, 3 kW onboard charger, I could ride at 25-30 mph for 2...
by Warren
Aug 16 2018 11:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Appel Electric Cruiser
Replies: 98
Views: 7970

Re: Appel Electric Cruiser

Gorgeous man!

I am completely sold on electric recumbents. But if I had to ride an upright again, it would definitely be a feet forward, flatfoot cruiser.
by Warren
Aug 02 2018 5:53pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: 36 volt, 750 watt Bafang BBS02
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: 36 volt, 750 watt Bafang BBS02

I was hoping somebody would make an offer. Through Luna or EM3ev the mid-drive and two small packs go for over a grand, plus shipping. I don't have a clue what this guy considers reasonable. I won't be offended one way or another. :-)
by Warren
Aug 01 2018 2:15pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: 36 volt, 750 watt Bafang BBS02
Replies: 6
Views: 674

36 volt, 750 watt Bafang BBS02

I know a guy who has a pedicab with a 36 volt, 750 Bafang mid-drive. He blew the crank freewheel, after several months. So it needs this: https://www.greenbikekit.com/accessories/bafang-8fun-spare-parts/bbs01-bbs02-pedal-finger-freewheel-for-replacement.html He is replacing it with a 1500 watt plane...
by Warren
Jul 21 2018 8:39pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 149
Views: 16417

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

I really love the look of full moon wheel covers. The fact that they appear to actually work is making it hard to say no. :-)
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by Warren
Jul 20 2018 3:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 331
Views: 26815

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

What an experience. You two will have amazing memories of your "honeymoon."

Looking forward to more stories and pix.
by Warren
Jul 16 2018 12:54pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 149
Views: 16417

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

Wednesday will be one year since we drove our new Bolt home. We now have 13,310 miles on it. Lifetime efficiency has been 3.4 mi/kWh from the battery. The charger is 93.5%-94.0% efficient, so just over 3 miles per kWh from the wall. There has been some discussion online about the total capacity, and...
by Warren
Jul 11 2018 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 331
Views: 26815

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Justin,

The human powered amusement park is amazing. What a special place. Thanks for sharing that. Love the giant freewheel!
by Warren
Jul 04 2018 11:11am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: RANS e-Bike Possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: RANS e-Bike Possible?

I'm not sure if you have ridden the bike, but generally this bike geometry is quite inefficient compared to bikes where the bottom bracket is at the same or almost the same height as the seat, or compared to a normal diamond frame mountain or road bike. So you will REALLY be needing the electric as...
by Warren
Jul 01 2018 10:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Model 3
Replies: 111
Views: 6283

Re: Model 3

Matt,

I am really enjoying your Model 3 videos on your YouTube channel. Other than actual teardowns, these are the most informative videos I have seen.

Thanks
by Warren
Jul 01 2018 9:11am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: RANS e-Bike Possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: RANS e-Bike Possible?

Mithion, Foot forward bikes are great for electric assist. Long wheelbase, and lots of room for batteries. They are light on the frontend, so mid-motor, and battery actually improves front grip. RANS has had a new owner for several years. But their quality was always great, and I haven't heard of th...
by Warren
Jun 22 2018 2:13pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 739
Views: 46065

Re: Tesla Model 3

Coal will be around for a long time yet. Natural gas is picking up. PV and wind are growing at huge percentages, Unfortunately, a huge increase in a tiny number is still tiny. https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-06-21/in-depth-bps-global-data-for-2017-shows-record-highs-for-coal-and-renewables/ ...
by Warren
Jun 20 2018 10:59am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 739
Views: 46065

Re: Tesla Model 3

Two articles that touch on both efficient transportation, and population. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/climate/koch-brothers-public-transit.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/talking-about-overpopulation-is-still-taboo-that-has-to-change/2018/06/18/ca7c1838-6e6f-11e8-afd5-778aca903bb...
by Warren
Jun 19 2018 4:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 80 volt push mowers
Replies: 96
Views: 12333

Re: New 80 volt push mowers

I got the 80V chainsaw yesterday. Seems like it will work great. I am planning on trying it this weekend, we'll see how it goes. It was heaver than I expected (14lbs with battery). Get one of these. It allows my wife to use the weed whip with the 4 Ah battery. https://www.greenworkstools.com/shop-b...
by Warren
Jun 10 2018 10:31am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 331
Views: 26815

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Justin,

I am looking at that PV roof, and trying to imagine riding along our scenic two lane roads in central Virginia, which are idyllic for half an hour at a time, until you find yourself next to a propane truck with a logging truck coming the other way.

I wish you all the luck in the world!
by Warren
Jun 07 2018 9:39am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 331
Views: 26815

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

I was getting a bit concerned that you got run over, but figured you were more likely spending mad hours rebuilding everything. Glad it was the latter. :-)