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by WoodlandHills
Jan 19 2017 12:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is the click-stand stable enough to support an ebike?
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Is the click-stand stable enough to support an ebike?

That seems like a clever idea, but only if used with brake locks as has already been posted. Rubberbands work well, but reusable Velcro One ties also do the job and can be kept wrapped around the handlebars until needed, so they won't be forgotten when you need them. I'm in the habit of leaning the ...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 18 2017 2:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rim got cracked. Is this dangerous to use?
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Rim got cracked. Is this dangerous to use?

Icewrench wrote:Install a new rim now!
Or you could ride it until it threw you to the ground at high speed and fix it then...... :wink:
by WoodlandHills
Jan 18 2017 2:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass
Replies: 54
Views: 5482

Re: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass

So what you are saying is that while ebikes are legal on bike paths, since you don't actually own one, your electric moped or motorcycle is not welcome there. OK I understand now. I was concerned that I might have issues when riding legally down there, but now I see that I won't. Thanks for clearing...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 18 2017 12:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass
Replies: 54
Views: 5482

Re: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass

Yea, I guess 5mph would be OK except it is illegal to ride an e-bike on the bike-paths along the local beaches around here anyway. That is why you see my feet peddling, either forward or backward on the chain-ring. Just so long as it looks like my feet are "somehow" moving the bike. :mrgreen: This ...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 18 2017 11:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass
Replies: 54
Views: 5482

Re: No One Gives A Rat’s Ass

I am surprised to hear that ebikes were banned from public bike paths in Venice. It was my impression that Class 1 and 2 were allowed everywhere in CA and I've ridden electrically along the beach path from Will Rogers to Manhattan Beach a couple of times in the last year with no incident. BTW I neve...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 17 2017 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

I asked the Ranger what the policy was back in early Jan of 2016 when the law had just taken effect. I had been riding the park and having the throttle conversation occasionally with the Rangers for several months prior, but had not really known where I stood so I hadn't asked further at the time. A...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 17 2017 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

I plan on starting with them in series and running off a 52v battery, but eventually I hope to try them at 72v. Either way I'll be taking power from a CA3.
by WoodlandHills
Jan 17 2017 3:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservency who police the local Mtns I ride have permitted Class 1, but have banned Class2 for over a year now. The signs at park entrances still have the blanket "no motor vehicle" language, but if you ignore them and meet a Ranger, he'll invariable ask if you have a thr...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 17 2017 2:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

Since the bill authorizes local authorities and governing bodies to prohibit class 1&2s from trails, does this mean that unless they are specifically banned they are permitted by default?
by WoodlandHills
Jan 17 2017 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Third and final try at light mounting, this time with decent brackets:
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by WoodlandHills
Jan 16 2017 2:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.
Replies: 37
Views: 2779

Re: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.

I agree about the horizontal dropouts, that's why I have two (originally single-speed) Deadeye Monsters with IGHs. They don't have the tapered head tube like you do, so I have to use a Cane Creek adaptor for fancy forks, but chain adjustment and alignment is a cinch. One has an RST Renegade and the ...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 16 2017 12:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.
Replies: 37
Views: 2779

Re: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.

+1 on the Gravity Fat Bikes... http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee343/barenthoffman/Gravity%20BBSHD_zps207ctpm0.jpg http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee343/barenthoffman/SA%20IGH_zpscikgydbl.jpg That's a beauty! How do you like the SA IGH and do have a side view of the hub and tensioner? Your dr...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 15 2017 11:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.
Replies: 37
Views: 2779

Re: Planing to build my first eBike, critiques please.

How big is your budget? The Deadeye Monster at Bikes Direct is still only $399 and is a great place to start a ride-as-you-build project. Karl at electric bike-blog.com has the complete recipe and I've built two without a single glitch. It has a 135mm rear dimension so cheap IGHs fit, but it will st...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 15 2017 2:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

OK, second try at mounting the headlights:
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Sturmey Archer 3-speed 195mm hub
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by WoodlandHills
Jan 14 2017 7:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

My lights arrived a few days ago and the brackets were just dropped off by USPS. Here is a first try at an installation on my newest project bike.
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I think I'll rotate the arms on the brackets to lower the lights by 1/2". I could also rotate the bracket at an angle until the lights were at a good height and then raise the lamp.
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This is the original loop version of the H-bar with the China brackets for the lights.
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I like the Jones H-bars because the pulled back angle put less stress on my forearms and elbows.
by WoodlandHills
Jan 14 2017 1:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media
Replies: 7245
Views: 497915

Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

http://www.mygc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/mygc-logo.png (They say:) The Gold Coast's best news, local events, weather, live traffic, entertainment, sport, lifestyle, photos & videos. Digital arm of 102.9 Hot Tomato. ... from Queensland, Australia. Woman critical after electric bike accident...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 14 2017 12:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: I seem to toast Freehubs
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: I seem to toast Freehubs

With 3000w who cares about hub drag? And could you even hear a noisy freewheel over the whine of the motor and drivetrain? With 3 replacements in three years perhaps the higher initial cost of Chris King setup would be cheaper in the long run, if it holds up? This is getting up into small motorcycle...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 13 2017 4:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike legal advocacy
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: E-bike legal advocacy

I'd like to see someone show up at meetings of stakeholders at parks and trails to get eMTBs allowed where pMTBs are allowed. We need advocacy to open access to more trails , we already have access to the streets.......
by WoodlandHills
Jan 13 2017 3:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Freewheel vs Hub gears for high power mid drives?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Freewheel vs Hub gears for high power mid drives?

You could also use this:

http://www.ruff-cycles.com/ruff-drive/d ... -10mm.html

I saw this in a post at the Luna forum and have just now ordered some to try.
by WoodlandHills
Jan 13 2017 1:47am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

I have a set of 75mm unicycle pedals to install on my Phaserunner BBSHD hi volt hi amp project. I am building it for OHV "green sticker" trails, but by having pedals I don't need a green tax sticker nor do I need any sort of registration. I tried them on the FS fatbike frame with a 30a 52v BBSHD and...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 12 2017 2:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

Actually, it's a regulation by a federal agency that has the force of law behind it. All the Rangers care about when I meet them on the trail is if I have a throttle, not how many amps I am running. Apparently their concern is performance based and not theoretical: as long as you are Class 1 complia...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 12 2017 1:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Registering high powered ebike as moped.
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Registering high powered ebike as moped.

Technically, every ebike sold in with a 48v or larger battery is over 750w, unless it is running below 15a, which is unlikely. Vendors will claim a loophole via the "peak power vs continuous power" debate, but that has never been litigated, which indicates how little any agency really cares. Keep in...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 12 2017 1:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New front 26" rim brake wheel recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 2846

Re: New front 26" rim brake wheel recommendations?

For what its worth, if you find just a rim you like, putting a new rim onto a wheel is a piece of cake compared to lacing one up from scratch. You just have to tape the new rim to the old wheel with the valve holes lined up, loosen all the spokes, and then unscrew one at a time and move it over to ...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 12 2017 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor vs BBSHD for hill climbing fat guy
Replies: 27
Views: 2920

Re: Hub motor vs BBSHD for hill climbing fat guy

A 3-speed IGH will work well with a BBSHD, but only if the limited choice in sprockets is suitable. The are delivered with either an 18t or 22t and, depending upon your budget, go up to 27t. I am 175lbs and ride exclusively off-road and I found that I needed more gear, eventually making a 34t sprock...
by WoodlandHills
Jan 11 2017 3:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help-My BBSHD ebike eats chains and breaks gear teeth ~50 mi
Replies: 25
Views: 3066

Re: Help-My BBSHD ebike eats chains and breaks gear teeth ~5

I don't believe Karl has broken his. Yet....... :lol: Which argues for high durability and reliability. It is a heavy bugger and just offhand it feels like it weighs more than the new SA 5-speed in 135mm. The cases are both alloy so the the three gears must be sturdy to be close to the weight of the...