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by deardancer3
Mar 11 2013 8:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: triangle bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: triangle bag

looks good

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by deardancer3
Mar 07 2013 11:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Maximizing Battery Life on a Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Maximizing Battery Life on a Budget

I would think, given your parameters, the many advantages of a power/watthour meter would be of value to your project. You can get a simple meter that will display amps being used, or get a fancy one that will manage it automagically (CA type). this would help manage the load in different situations...
by deardancer3
Feb 26 2013 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: distance
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

Re: distance

Interesting issues... like how do I get my ebike back home??

70 mile on a 'bent would probably not be a big deal, but geting an e-bent home??

hmmm
by deardancer3
Feb 24 2013 11:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: distance
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

Re: distance

llile wrote:
deardancer3 wrote:If I was going tro go from colrado springs to Springfield, MO on an ebike, taking 14 days, how big a battery would I need? 1/2 kilowatt hour? 3/4?



I've thought about that trip as well. Why Springfield? I am in Columbia mo, by the way.
its my hometown and i have a lttle brother there
by deardancer3
Feb 23 2013 10:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: distance
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

distance

If I was going tro go from colrado springs to Springfield, MO on an ebike, taking 14 days, how big a battery would I need? 1/2 kilowatt hour? 3/4? I could take a recumbent, a semi bent or a regular bike, with a cyclone a bionx or a \hub motor. staying in hotels every night no camping no cooking. max...
by deardancer3
Feb 16 2013 10:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Job/Occupation/Career?
Replies: 93
Views: 7353

Re: Your Job/Occupation/Career?

electronics and computer guru, mainatainability engineer.

part time bike mechanic on bike tours

tour guide

FCC radio and TV engineer
by deardancer3
Jan 24 2013 11:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Ebike questioned by Transit authority Sprinter San diego
Replies: 29
Views: 1918

Re: My Ebike questioned by Transit authority Sprinter San di

Update: after riding San diego transit with ebikes off and on for years, today a bus driver gave me the third degree for putting a Trek with a Bionx on the bike rack, MTS bus, route 44 from ranch 99 to Old town. checked the rules and laws and looks like things might have changed in the last year. N...
by deardancer3
Jan 22 2013 11:58pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Ebike questioned by Transit authority Sprinter San diego
Replies: 29
Views: 1918

Re: My Ebike questioned by Transit authority Sprinter San di

Update: after riding San diego transit with ebikes off and on for years, today a bus driver gave me the third degree for putting a Trek with a Bionx on the bike rack, MTS bus, route 44 from ranch 99 to Old town. checked the rules and laws and looks like things might have changed in the last year. NC...
by deardancer3
Jan 18 2013 12:10pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Moped anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Moped anyone?

Not to mention the Jack ass SUV driver that cant see another motor vehicle, much less a ped or a bike.

But they don't outlaw SUV's, not even the Godzilla variety.

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by deardancer3
Jan 18 2013 12:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike
Replies: 35
Views: 9047

Re: Enclosed pedal electric tadpole trike

http://www.americruiser.com/ Add motor. This has a shock at the back. Someone near by has one with a solar panel on top like the Elf. He is coming to me for drive options. We are considering a mid-drive or hub. I used one of Sid Gowdy's trikes for years. It did need modifications to corner well but...
by deardancer3
Jan 06 2013 6:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Moped anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Moped anyone?

anyone else write anything or get a response?

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by deardancer3
Jan 04 2013 9:09am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Moped anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Moped anyone?

Response seent to blogger, suggest others may do same.

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colorado
by deardancer3
Dec 17 2012 2:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Diode in charging circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Diode in charging circuit

Hey Deardancer, This is Tim in Wash. DC. If you set on using a diode, get a schottky diode. They have about 1/2 the voltage drop and dissipation. thanks tim, for my 30v 7amp charger I ordered the following off ebay/radio shack about $2.50 delivered with tax NTE6080 - R-Schottky 10 Amp 60V #:NTE6080...
by deardancer3
Dec 14 2012 10:45am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Diode in charging circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Diode in charging circuit

I have a new 7 amp charger for my Headway 20ah pack that I am delighted with for several reasons, except one-- when It does not have 110vac applied it slowly drains the battery; this could be a problem in the winter as the bike is ridden less often. My present fix for this is that I have inserted a ...
by deardancer3
Dec 06 2012 10:13am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Repair blown Cyclone 360w module
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Repair blown Cyclone 360w module

I have a blown cyclone control module inside a 360w CCW 24v motor; it runs wide open when the throttle switch is turned on. wondering about the cost of getting the module swapped? anyone done this before and want to do it again? module is $55 + shippping from china. Or can this be converted to exter...
by deardancer3
Oct 09 2012 4:19pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Inexpensive voltage monitoring
Replies: 44
Views: 5337

Re: Inexpensive voltage monitoring

hmmmm some intersting stuff

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by deardancer3
Oct 06 2012 12:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MUT strategies for ebikers
Replies: 18
Views: 1152

Re: MUT strategies for ebikers

If you are runnning a normal Bionx you are probably legal if that trail was funded by any money from US DSOT. (TEA LU 21 and other laws.) Basically, if the trail is assisted by federal funding any as a "transportation trail", rather than a recreational trail that just goes around a large park pond, ...
by deardancer3
Oct 02 2012 11:40am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: About charger circuits
Replies: 2
Views: 224

About charger circuits

While researching why apple laptop chargers cost so much, fail so often and knock offs fail even more often ... I bumped into this article analyzing same. interesting fairly technical article, giving background and such. Info seems to be applicable on our larger charger scale. http://www.arcfn.com/2...
by deardancer3
Sep 28 2012 5:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bionx vs others in "feel" of the riding
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Bionx vs others in "feel" of the riding

I agree with alan. Friend has a 36v 350 w Bionx and thinks it is the best thing since Trader Joes wine section. you will love it after you get over the price. what it will not do is carry really big guys (200lb +) up long 2 mile steep hills in the heat 95F +of summer. You must buy bionx parts and se...
by deardancer3
Sep 20 2012 12:01pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Replacement for 12v NiCad battery for a motorcycle (gas)
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Replacement for 12v NiCad battery for a motorcycle (gas)

You MIGHT be charging at too high a rate for the small batteries, which would cause over heating the pack and decreasing its life time. to do this correctly, one would need to know the load current range minimum to maximum and the supply voltage minimum to maximum. Its Life would be simplier if you ...
by deardancer3
Sep 12 2012 11:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: current best of class ebike suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: current best of class ebike suggestions

Thanks for the inputs, especially the numbers.

I think this gives newbies things to ponder when tossing around specifications..

Not to mention terrain, load size, ability to tinker and specifications vs real life.

Keep it coming.

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by deardancer3
Sep 10 2012 6:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: current best of class ebike suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 412

current best of class ebike suggestions

Wondering what the consensus is on the best of current prebuilt ebikes in the $1500 retail range. Anything out there with decent performance and reliability? Also, what would be the advise for a $1200 kit? just general purpose --- moderate hills, 20 mph top speed 25-30 mile range; is this budget too...
by deardancer3
Jul 01 2012 11:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike kit Lifepo4 Battery
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: E-bike kit Lifepo4 Battery

Just to be sure, I would do another test run with the new fuse/holder. I have had problems with high current causing fuse holders and fuses to loose connections and cause intermtnt problems. just to prevent chasing a problem you might have already fixed, give it another real woreld test. just my 2 w...
by deardancer3
Jun 29 2012 1:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver?
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Denver?

colorado springs here.

i have few ebikes.

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