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by LockH
Jan 01 2019 10:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :
Replies: 977
Views: 92438

Re: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :

Hehe... Where expressions like "cut down to size" came from. :D
by LockH
Jan 01 2019 7:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.
Replies: 114
Views: 16413

Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Bad parkers: 30,000 parking fines issued a year in New Plymouth : https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/109673209/bad-parkers-30000-parking-fines-issued-a-year-in-new-plymouth Includes: Drivers flouting parking rules in New Plymouth are racking up fines at a rate of $4000 a day, with fig...
by LockH
Jan 01 2019 2:41pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 Years on the Sphere - Happy New Year
Replies: 49
Views: 6519

Re: 6 Years on the Sphere - Happy New Year

Amusing "Blasts from the Past". :D I see MY first to the `Sphere was in May, 2007 (UserName just "Lock"), and I've been accused and banned for posting "too much". :lol:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 10:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rim brake pads after ebike conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Rim brake pads after ebike conversion

Hehe... "my stock original brake pads from about 15 years ago"... WOW. And I thought I was "good"/careful with not wearing out brake pads... Gold Star! (Yer my Brake Pads Hero) :lol:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 10:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Persecuting E-Bikes in New York City
Replies: 220
Views: 23712

Re: Persecuting E-Bikes in New York City

Offroader wrote:
Dec 26 2018 4:29pm
You need a bike that can push 55MPH.
Oh Oh... A lot of "offroading" in your city much? (I'm only used to sneaking past bumper-to-bumper traffic w/them averaging maybe 10 mph...)

:lol:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 10:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Optibike carbon fiber R15C
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Hehe^^ "It ONLY goes 35 MPH"... :lol:

PS: :mrgreen:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 10:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The economics of scooter rentals.
Replies: 90
Views: 12535

Re: The economics of scooter rentals.

I keep sayin' this... MY first experiences w/electric assist near 20 years ago was with a two-wheeled standup electric scooter... http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r782/LockH1/LOCK-PC/Pictures/photo_zps07a0eba6.jpg ... over many thousands of miles of crumbling urban infrastructure... but this was ...
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 9:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :
Replies: 977
Views: 92438

Re: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :

Love chemistry? My assist-to-the-assist rocket propelled trike has great acceleration. Just never, never, never mix "the T Stuff" (hydrogen peroxide aka H2O2) with "the C stuff" (mix hydrazine hydrate (H6N2O) and methanol (CH3OH)) liquid fuels... [extra "never" added here]. Otherwise, works great! 7...
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 9:29am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The economics of scooter rentals.
Replies: 90
Views: 12535

Re: The economics of scooter rentals.

Ahem... I'm about to jump into the electric bike rental biz... does "scooter rentals" include "bike-sized"? So far, have a bike store manager and staff "in place" at a prime "tourist" lending location versus scattered all over town. BUT to date they have been only retro/antique/vintage/etc pedal-onl...
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 8:00am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries

chvidgov.bc.ca wrote:
Dec 25 2018 6:38pm
Lithium isn't the only horse in the race.
Amusing choice of phraseology. :lol:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 7:52am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries

dustNbone wrote:
Dec 22 2018 6:24pm
Pretty sure putting that many horses into service would be it's own sort of environmental disaster.
From Horse Power to Horsepower
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6sm968t2

:wink:
by LockH
Dec 31 2018 7:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ebiker Joke thread...
Replies: 1561
Views: 164246

Re: The Ebiker Joke thread...

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by LockH
Dec 25 2018 12:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The life of the peripatetic ebiker
Replies: 93
Views: 20066

Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Hehe... The war in Viet Nam like Americans have never seem... maybe. Born in 1953, my Canadian junior Navy officer father was cruising on HMCS Niobe off Vietnam... so while I was technicaly born in a hospital in Victoria, BC... my first move was to live w/my mums parents in Alberni (BC, he owned/ran...
by LockH
Dec 24 2018 10:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sortimo electric cargo trikes
Replies: 55
Views: 3824

Re: Sortimo electric cargo trikes

Hehe... "If velomobiles were viable, they'd be common."... In "sailboat terms", clearly cats and tris are viable... and superior... Yah can't trust "conventional wisdom". ;)
by LockH
Dec 24 2018 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The life of the peripatetic ebiker
Replies: 93
Views: 20066

Re: The life of the peripatetic ebiker

Hehe... As a life-long sailor (my mother ran off and married a sailor...) and speaking of "new tech" like ebikes... my first sailboat was what multihull sailors might term a "monomaran" (single hull) but having "graduated" to "cats" (catamarans) I also crewed trimarans on races all over/around Lake ...
by LockH
Dec 21 2018 12:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Optibike carbon fiber R15C
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

^^ Gotcha. Tks. :)

by LockH
Dec 21 2018 11:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Optibike carbon fiber R15C
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

MadRhino wrote:
Dec 20 2018 5:18pm
Not yet on the market, and one generation behind already.
Horny Guy... "one generation behind already"... Sorry?
by LockH
Dec 21 2018 11:12am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

spiralling environmental cost, lithium batteries

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery ("As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right"): https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lithium-batteries-environment-impa...
by LockH
Dec 20 2018 5:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Optibike carbon fiber R15C
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

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by LockH
Dec 19 2018 1:53pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon?
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon?

(Harvard Business Review) Case Study: Should a Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon? : https://hbr.org/2018/12/case-study-should-a-direct-to-consumer-company-start-selling-on-amazon Starts: Sitting in his office, Mark Ellinas frowned at his computer screen. It was filled with row after...
by LockH
Dec 19 2018 1:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SURU electric bike
Replies: 22
Views: 2496

Re: SURU electric bike

New electric moped combines scooter design and comfort with e-bike convenience : https://electrek.co/2018/12/19/suru-electric-moped/ Micah concludes: These SURU Scrambler mopeds were made for those who prioritize quality and reliability over cost, and who want the comfort of a motorcycle or scooter...
by LockH
Dec 19 2018 7:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 144v or 72v for motorcycle?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 144v or 72v for motorcycle?

I vote for more amps. :D
by LockH
Dec 19 2018 6:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sortimo electric cargo trikes
Replies: 55
Views: 3824

Re: Sortimo electric cargo trikes

OTOH Sortimo Motor: Bosch Performance Line Cruise CX (25 km/h): https://www.mysortimo.de/medias/Sortimo-CT1-ProCargo-Bike-Lastenfahrrad.pdf?context=bWFzdGVyfHJvb3R8MzIwNTY0NnxhcHBsaWNhdGlvbi9wZGZ8aGIyL2hkOS85MDE5MjUwNDQyMjcwLnBkZnw1NjFhZWUyMTkxOGYyYmZhNzEzYzk2ODE0NjE5YzBkMGY4MjgxNWU5MDE3ZjhkMGZhOWNi...
by LockH
Dec 19 2018 4:45am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases
Replies: 1649
Views: 236427

Re: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases

Honda and NASA pioneer batteries with ten times energy density of lithium ("New flouride-ion batteries (FIBs) could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of electric vehicles' drivetrains"): https://driving.ca/honda/auto-news/news/honda-and-nasa-pioneer-batteries-with-ten-times-energy-densit...