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by Richard N
May 14 2011 3:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

I think I've narrowed my choice down to a hub from CLyte, either the 5304, 5305, or the HT3525. Playing with the simulator over at http://www.ebikes.ca/simulator/ has me scratching my head though. I was hoping that someone here wouldn't mind interpreting these for me. What I am seeing with these is ...
by Richard N
May 14 2011 1:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

...I'd be curious to know how much of the value of an ebike an insurance claim would cover, would they consider a home built on the sum value of it's parts or only the value of the bike? Also I wonder how hard it would be to get a pay out on a lost bike, does anyone reading this have experience wit...
by Richard N
May 13 2011 6:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

I'm really sorry to hear that, Icyclist. Keep vigilant and it may show up somewhere. Local markets are good places to check. Unfortunately, cable locks can be cut like butter. Even the famous Kryptonites can be opened with a pen. Perhaps I should stop now. They are means to open virtually any type ...
by Richard N
May 13 2011 4:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

I've been reading some of the DIY Lo-Jack imitations that people have put together using cell phones and it could be a cheap way to go. Checking on pay per use rates here in Canada for cell access and I've found that Fido has a plan that is $10.75 per month, $129 for a year which seems like cheap pr...
by Richard N
May 12 2011 7:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

Something else I've been thinking on along with locks is how to secure things like wheels and the seat etc to the bike and make them as theft proof as I can. The answer I came up with is to use as many security fasteners as I can, this company makes a full range and I think for me it'll be money wel...
by Richard N
May 12 2011 5:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Greenerwheels Cobra Redux
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Greenerwheels Cobra Redux

Top notch work indeed! We are not allowed 4 wheels here either, but seeing this really makes me want one no matter what the book says.
by Richard N
May 12 2011 4:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

Folks never spend enough on locks, cable locks just aren't worth a dime, some of these ballsy thief's carry bolt cutters that are almost as big as they are, these things cut through even the fattest cable locks in no time, U locks are the best option but go for one with a flat key not the round key...
by Richard N
May 12 2011 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My ebike got stolen :(
Replies: 50
Views: 3285

Re: My ebike got stolen :(

That is awful news, I'm sorry. It may well be that the person who took it new something about ebikes and that is why you go hit. I would think that they will strip it and use the parts for their own bike or part it out for sale. Like others have said, keep an eye on the pawn shops and craigslist. I'...
by Richard N
May 12 2011 3:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

Thank you Mundo, all good stuff to know. I like your use of the Pelican case for the battery, very clever.

I thought your trailer might have been a Wike but the hitch and ply sides through me, it looks great, and it looks quite sturdy too.

Cheers
Richard
by Richard N
May 11 2011 4:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My "NUCLEAR" Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: My "NUCLEAR" Cruiser

Well done, nice and clean, that is a great looking bike!
by Richard N
May 11 2011 2:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Several Yuba Mundo Builds
Replies: 127
Views: 30524

Re: Several Yuba Mundo Builds

Hello Kiwi Those are some very nice clean looking builds you've put together there, I was hoping that you could tell us some more about the components you used, controller type, battery details, and so on. I'm looking at starting a Mundo project myself in the near future and would like to source out...
by Richard N
May 11 2011 12:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

It's too bad 48 hole e-hubs are not avalible....never considered making one, interesting idea. Since I didn't want to lose the 48 hole hub on the back of my mundo, I used a DD-front hub. My Mundo is really loaded, I'll attach a picture from Mothers' Day. I copied this from the Trek Web Site... The ...
by Richard N
May 10 2011 2:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

Something else I've been thinking about is trying to keep a 48 spoke wheel in the rear when doing a rear hub install. What would be the consequences of having a set of rings machined to fit onto the hub and bolt up to the holes for the spokes, the ring would then have on it's outer diameter holes fo...
by Richard N
May 10 2011 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

I saw this Trek recently at my LBS. it's pretty cool and I am sure it will give Yuba Mundo some competition. It's a little more money, much lighter, (aluminum frame) better components, fold up and down side shelves. Trek also makes an E-bike Transport. http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/util...
by Richard N
May 08 2011 8:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

If your sticking with 48v I'd use a bmc v2. Otherwise I'd up the voltage to 72v and run a 5305. The geared hub of the bmc will be very efficient with the lower power but won't last if you need to up the performance. Ryan, thanks for the feedback. I haven't really read much on geared hubs, as I'm st...
by Richard N
May 08 2011 4:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

Right, so I've been doing more reading trying to get a handle on sizing a motor for my future build. I think all I'm doing is confusing myself in the process. I'm leaning towards using a Crystalyte rear hub but I'm having a hard time reconciling which one. A 5304 or 5305 offers lots of torque for cl...
by Richard N
May 08 2011 12:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

Okay, this is a fun little video and I just had to post it. :D 400lbs of bananas on a Mundo, that's 10 box at 40 lbs each... a heck of a lot of bananas! :shock: The bike took the weight but the rider said it was about 100lbs more that he could handle. At the end of the video they tally up the bike, ...
by Richard N
May 07 2011 11:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

If your roads are smooth, and your tires are fat, and you have a suspension-seat (such as the $130 Thudbuster)...you may not need a front suspension fork...and a robust steel front fork should last decades with no repair or maintenance ever needed. I am pondering a similar system, and I don't have ...
by Richard N
May 07 2011 11:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

My next build will be a longtail as well. Can you tell me more about why the Yuba is a better fit for you than the Kona? Either way I'll be following your build. From a specifications comparison the only difference would be a little more length in the wheelbase and an adjustable stem, it really mor...
by Richard N
May 07 2011 7:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

I built a yuba last year from a bare frame. The main reason I did that was that disc brakes were not offered from the factory. Wanting disc brakes and a front rack basically meant redesigning the bike. Now that disc brakes are an option you can order from the factory, my advice is to start with a s...
by Richard N
May 07 2011 2:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter Sys

I hope I didn't post a silly thread... :oops:
I'll keep doing my homework and post what I come up with for a critique.

Thanks
Richard
by Richard N
May 06 2011 4:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System

Virtual Build Project - Yuba Mundo Urban Transporter System Hello everyone, and thank you all for so many wonderful contributions and the wealth of knowledge to be found here at the ES forums. I have been a lurker here off and on for some time now and just recently signed up for a membership in ant...