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by Warren
Dec 24 2018 5:35pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: EV efficiency - new record
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: EV efficiency - new record

At 794 pounds it is closer to a velomobile than a Beetle...more like the original Fiat 500. But I am all for EVs this size replacing current cars. Our Chevy Bolt, at 3,569 pounds is not close to "sustainable." They don't need expensive high efficiency solar panels, or carbon fiber to be practical. C...
by Warren
Dec 20 2018 4:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 137
Views: 17947

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

I rode to Batesville for lunch Monday...a lovely 98.7 mile ride through horsey country. Batesville lunch.jpg Yesterday, I rode to Bremo Bluff before dinner, to check out the huge decommissioning project going on at the power plant there....57.6 miles. https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/bremo-p...
by Warren
Oct 02 2018 11:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build

He didn't flip them. He replaced them with the mid-drive unit, which has its own cranks. I assume he used the captain's left crank on the stoker's crankset.
by Warren
Sep 21 2018 10:53am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Completed: Custom E-Bike Cargo Commuter Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 2226

Re: Completed: Custom E-Bike Cargo Commuter Bike

Beautiful build. Can you show detail shots of the hub steering?
by Warren
Sep 20 2018 5:52pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Isetta-style Microlino electric bubble car
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Isetta-style Microlino electric bubble car

If you ever get a chance, visit Lane Motor Museum, in Nashville.

https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/

They have one of the world's largest collection of tiny cars.
by Warren
Sep 07 2018 3:10pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Horses of Iron
Replies: 913
Views: 252993

Re: Horses of Iron

"the first auto race held in the U.S. on a track, as opposed to cross-country events, was won by an electric car on this very day back in 1896."

https://insideevs.com/ev-history-first-auto-race/

Five, one mile laps, in about 15 minutes.
by Warren
Aug 31 2018 11:39am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Snapped axle on Crystalyte TC100 hub motor, almost died
Replies: 31
Views: 1863

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: 1596

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: 2467

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: 2467

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: 2467

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: 2467

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: 2467

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: 152
Views: 20985

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: 137
Views: 17947

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: 10952

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: 856

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: 856

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: 152
Views: 20985

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: 334
Views: 39209

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: 152
Views: 20985

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: 334
Views: 39209

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: 8
Views: 1225

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: 8839

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: 8
Views: 1225

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...