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by Warren
Jul 11 2019 10:49am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

Been out of the loop for a bit. Just wanted to say I will definitely wiggle the hall cable, and replug the connector the next time it fails, to see if that fixes it.
by Warren
Jun 29 2019 5:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

How have you determined the problem is 100% the hall sensors? No. Dogman Dan suggests intermittent hall problems are caused by faulty connections. I hope he is right. He has tons more experience with this stuff than I do, and that would be a lot easier to fix. I just did quick 27 mile ride, at 25.6...
by Warren
Jun 29 2019 11:33am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

The Crown 4080 costs $800, plus shipping, is out of stock, and I'd have to rebuild the wheel. This motor has never been run outside its design specs for volts/amps/temperature. I get that the bike building hobbyists on this forum think this is acceptable. I think it is ridiculous. Something as failu...
by Warren
Jun 28 2019 12:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

I have had intermittent hall sensor problems on thumb throttles as the halls go out I have never had a problem with the halls in my throttles. The throttle on my mid-drive started failing intermittently after a year. I determined there was a break in the line along the handlebar run. I assume it ha...
by Warren
Jun 28 2019 12:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

The problem with testing is that the problem is intermittent. I had the problem the first time 31 miles into a 60 mile ride, for a few miles. The next ride it happened 7 miles into a 40 mile ride, again for a few miles. Then it didn't happen for hundreds of miles. The other day it happened three tim...
by Warren
Jun 28 2019 9:45am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

dogman dan wrote:
Jun 28 2019 5:40am
Intermittent halls problems are always going to be in the wiring to the motor.
Are you saying that there is no intermittent failure mode for a hall? That would be fantastic. It would mean the halls on both my bikes are actually OK, and the problem is in the wiring.
by Warren
Jun 27 2019 12:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Halls effect sensors...the plague from hell

I have gone over 54K miles on my two electric assist bikes. One of the halls started acting up on my mid-drive MAC bike at 8K miles. At 9K it stopped working all together. I replaced the cheap sensored controller with a cheap sensorless, and rode another 21K miles. It sort of worked, but was never a...
by Warren
Jun 06 2019 9:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

But I've heard recumbents aren't as stable at low speeds. That's one area I've read as a negative to them, and why I feel they would be better on long rides with few stops, and worse in town with frequent stops. I will never forget a charity ride I was on, back in the 1990's. A guy on a dropbar roa...
by Warren
Jun 05 2019 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

I'm sure there's a good reason there aren't any recumbent MTB or racing bikes(though that would be interesting to see, and I'd watch the video). John Schlitter won an off road race on a 26" wheel medium wheelbase recumbent almost 20 years ago. They won't likely win trials style stuff, but they are ...
by Warren
Jun 05 2019 4:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Chalo wrote:
Jun 04 2019 6:32pm


Yep, no hills in NL. But still no 'bents in rush hour.

What do you know about bicycles that they don't?
I know that a single video isn't an entire country.
by Warren
Jun 05 2019 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Warren's 350 MAC mid-drive (finally) recumbent
Replies: 265
Views: 48790

Re: Warren's 350 MAC mid-drive (finally) recumbent

After 30,135 miles, the Shimano freehub froze up. The rear derailleur didn't like fixie mode and wrapped up the derailleur, and tossed the chain into the spokes. My otherwise perfect rear wheel was destroyed. I have been going back and forth about converting it to a left side mid-drive, with a Grin ...
by Warren
Jun 04 2019 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

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!!
by Warren
Jun 04 2019 4:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Riding a regular bike isn't misery for the vast majority of people. I've never ridden a recumbent. It just seems to me like they'd be less stable and offer less bike control than a regular bike. I'm sure there's a good reason there aren't any recumbent MTB or racing bikes(though that would be inter...
by Warren
Jun 03 2019 9:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

I would say they would trade a bicycle for a scooter, of those that would trade, how many could afford the gas, repairs and insurance. Would they think logically about the costs involved and swap without thought, a certain percentage would and then when the repairs are needed they are back to walki...
by Warren
Jun 03 2019 6:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

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 Warren
Jun 03 2019 8:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Chalo wrote:
Jun 02 2019 5:11pm


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.
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

But stick with the 1890's. We will all be back there soon enough.
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 5:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

But when I'm moving through space, I prefer to have a more active body position that gives me much better situational awareness, pedal power, and command over my bike's dynamic weight distribution. If I spent all day in the saddle, my priorities would probably shuffle around a bit. I have a hard ti...
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 4:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Which seems like it would take average speeds near the 30mph range, to do that. No. Life is about the journey, not the destination. I averaged 21.2 mph for 4 hours and 36 minutes. We have lots of big hills which I usually climb in the mid-teens to save battery. The descents all see mid 30's.
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 4:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Nashbar was a company that sold bike parts for low prices online. Unfortunately they were bought out by a larger company(who also bought other companies like Performance Bike). Nashbar was an old bike catalog mail order operation. The couple who started Performance copied them. They both added bric...
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 4:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

I read somewhere that they make sandals that clip into pedals, any thoughts on that from your perspective? Personally, I don't think being clipped in makes sense for touring. I wear my old lace up Specialized MTB shoes until the temps get to 70 F. Then I wear my old Keen bike sandals. Both have flu...
by Warren
Jun 02 2019 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 6146

Re: Poor Man's RV

Plus the dignity of a biped. The real reason for the rejection of recumbents comes out. Lying back is seen as as a sign of submission. I have ridden many thousands of miles on recumbents, going back to the 1980's, in addition to many thousands on upright road bikes before and since. I have ridden m...
by Warren
May 30 2019 1:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals

Both Chalo and neptronix are way more optimistic than me. Sometime between now and 2050 we will have major grain harvest failures. It won't matter if you live in the city, or the suburbs, or the country. Our fragile veneer of civilization will fall away, and the hairless apes we pretend not to be wi...
by Warren
May 30 2019 9:42am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals

Chalo and I don't agree on what makes for the most sensible bicycle design, but I agree with everything he has said on this thread. My wife and I were both fully aware of where the world was headed in the early 1970's. We figured we'd probably all die in a mushroom cloud before we needed to worry to...
by Warren
May 25 2019 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Thanks for the update. I keep imagining it with 4 kWh of battery, and a 6 kW scooter wheel back there. :-)