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by RTIII
Dec 10 2017 1:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release
Replies: 4617
Views: 856936

Re: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release

Start the download in the Setup Utility - THEN power up the CA - the download will begin before the CA enters the main application. Do you mean.....connect the TTL CA USB cable from the computer to the CA with the CA/bike OFF the when i download setup utility power on the CA? I have the setup utili...
by RTIII
Dec 03 2017 2:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

sendler2112 wrote:
Dec 03 2017 9:24am
I'm seriously considering the kickstarter purchase of a Pesu complete bike with it's TTium mid drive.
Looks like they've copied the TSDZ2!
by RTIII
Dec 03 2017 2:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I understand that there are several different versions of this motor system. Can anyone say, based on current information, which one has the narrowest chainline? And if so, where can I get that version? I'm not 100% sure because I haven't owned a "36v" version, but I do own one each of th...
by RTIII
Nov 22 2017 2:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help with gearing issues on E-Bike conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 6303

Re: Help with gearing issues on E-Bike conversion

For those still watching this thread, someone created a drawing of my chainring adapter which I had previously described here: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=88711#p1299551 Here's the drawing: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=224636 The guy who provid...
by RTIII
Nov 22 2017 2:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 13283

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

For those still watching this thread, someone created a drawing of my chainring adapter which I had previously described here: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=88711#p1299551 Here's the drawing: TSDZ2_chainring_adapter_drawing.pdf The guy who provided the drawing was ES user...
by RTIII
Nov 22 2017 11:56am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

[...snip...] I have struggled a bit to obtain a good chain-line, but with an added inox part, I managed to add a second 52 tooth chain-ring close to the original (see pdf attached) IDK who created that image, but it's a visual representation of my adapter design I devised and published here - as a ...
by RTIII
Nov 21 2017 2:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

Today I got some wiring done... The bike is now powered through the new wiring system described in the last few posts. The battery connects in to the shunt and the fuse box, and both the TSDZ2 system and DC to DC (to 12v) converter are wired to the other end of the shut and their own fuse from the b...
by RTIII
Nov 19 2017 2:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I should have been more specific, jumping in here severeal pages later. Earlier in the thread some of us discussed the low maximum cadence allowed with the TSDZ2. Human maximum power need much higher cadences than the motor can handle. In my case, this messed my knees up and also resulted in a brok...
by RTIII
Nov 15 2017 2:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

...While waiting for coffee to brew, I went out and took a few more images this AM. It's raining so I'm stuck to shooting inside the shed, but they'll do for this purpose. First, we see the back-side of the accessory socket and the DC - DC converter. Yes, it reads 25A! In the foreground, we can see ...
by RTIII
Nov 15 2017 1:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

I decided it was time to get on with the next stage of development of the electrical system. A key question was where to put which components? I already have this lovely frame right next to the battery, why not use it for those components that should be close to the battery? So, I did just that. I s...
by RTIII
Nov 15 2017 11:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Just a quick report on the cadence thing: I recently received a new motor on warranty, proceeded to modify it with a 36v motor combined with a 48v controller and it works like a charm. Max cadence is now just about perfect, unless you´re extremely fit and pushing it. I highly recommend this solutio...
by RTIII
Nov 14 2017 3:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 1029
Views: 170728

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCar

Regarding picking up used computers--these days it's a lot harder to get them from strangers--too many are worried about personal data and don't understand that if they just keep or destroy the hard disk there's nothing left on the machine. I do still get some stuff now and then from individuals, b...
by RTIII
Nov 13 2017 2:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

The ordered bolts finally came - for the front derailleur mount. SanRafael_front_derailleur_completed_1_2.jpg Interestingly, and happily, with these two more proper bolts attaching everything, the system now has more adjustment room and seems to function more smoothly. I'm guessing this is because i...
by RTIII
Nov 13 2017 11:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 1029
Views: 170728

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCar

I never seem to be so lucky as to have the smoke release without losing the wire too! Paint as insulation is a kind of novel, weight saving, ultra-low-buck technique - I'll be watching out for it! Meanwhile, I got your post about the music; about all I can think of in response is to just keep it ali...
by RTIII
Nov 11 2017 3:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

...Anybody got one or two dis-used TSDZ2 BRAKE levers with cut-out switch(es) / wire? ...I could order a new one but was thinking someone may have such a thing laying around, unlikely to see service...

TIA, RTIII
by RTIII
Nov 07 2017 11:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Thanks RT111, my install is for a 20 inch rear wheel, recumbent trike so I believe the 52 tooth chain ring will allow for a more relaxed cadence. Yes, likely, and as longer-time experts than me have said - like Chalo here on ES - going with a larger chainring is a preferred, more efficient way to g...
by RTIII
Nov 07 2017 11:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

[...snip...] However after having read almost all of the (incredibbly many) posts in this thread, I am a little concerned about the reliability. I have arranged to have the blue gear replaced with the metal version, but seems from forum like extra greease is also needed. If someone can help me unde...
by RTIII
Nov 07 2017 10:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Anyone know of a source for the TSDZ2 52 tooth Chain ring & I will be able to give you feedback on the motor performance on a trike. Re-Cycle doesn't have any to sell. Thanks. The "original" factory installed gear is a 42T with about a 7mm offset to the inside. This offset reduces how...
by RTIII
Nov 05 2017 9:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

to use a 180 rotor or 203 rotor on a standard disc brake mount, all you need is a adaptor. Thanks again, ScooterMan. ... I "did the math", and the 160mm disk has about 1/4 the mechanical advantage of the rim brake on a 700C wheel (a factor of 3.888 instead of 4, but close enough for "...
by RTIII
Nov 04 2017 1:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 13283

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

Looks like things are progressing. Glad we did not lose any membership (or any membership we lost can be rebuilt) -methods Thanks, methods - I gather you've been watching my new Marin brand San Rafael frame-up build thread? That's where all the action is since I injured my left leg... Healing up, t...
by RTIII
Nov 04 2017 12:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

I have a set of the BB7 brakes on one of my bikes and although I'm a real dummy when it comes to properly adjusting them luckily I have a next door neighbor who has sold and adjusted a lot of them. He told me to carefully break in the rotors by repeatedly getting up to about 5-10 mph and brake firm...
by RTIII
Nov 03 2017 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 8059
Views: 871656

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Just a response to a problem we had on the last ride. We were getting intermittent power on and off whilst riding, checked all the connectors etc and no problems. What it was, was the magnet on the wheel sensor had turned a 1/2 turn and was not close enough which was making contact sometimes only. ...
by RTIII
Nov 03 2017 9:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

Chomping at the proverbial bit, I went ahead and mounted up the disk brake caliper, following the directions from the Avid web site. This is the BB7 type. SanRafael_front_disk_brake_mounted_1_2.jpg One thing I found very disappointing was that when I spin up the front wheel, it always rubs some, and...
by RTIII
Nov 03 2017 8:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive
Replies: 112
Views: 13283

Re: A 1982 Raleigh 10 speed with TSDZ2 mid-drive

...Borrowed the front wheel from this bike for my new step-through, and was delighted (and a little surprised) that it fit with barely the slightest change in brake shoe adjustment?! YAY! And in so doing, I put it upright, like a Lipizzaner stallion! Legran_standing_vertically_1_2.jpg I generally se...
by RTIII
Nov 03 2017 6:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build
Replies: 89
Views: 10919

Re: Marin San Rafael Euro frame-up TSDZ2 powered build

So... I got the spokes! YAY! Time to build a new wheel. Knowing how, it didn't take too long, though truing it up always seems to take a while, though I'm getting faster at it. Oh, for a brief refresher: this is now a fully custom made front wheel. It's a 700C Sun CR18 SL 36H double wall with recess...