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by MattyCiii
Oct 22 2013 1:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Before I buy another BC-168...
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Before I buy another BC-168...

Before I buy another BC-168 balance charger... (like this one http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=41107&hilit=super+hyena+awesome) Is there anything better? I like this charger - I like that it monitors and charges each cell individually, and thus doesn't need to "bleed off" charg...
by MattyCiii
Oct 22 2013 11:41am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Before I buy another BC-168...
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Before I buy another BC-168...

Before I buy another BC-168 balance charger... (like this one http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=41107&hilit=super+hyena+awesome) Is there anything better? I like this charger - I like that it monitors and charges each cell individually, and thus doesn't need to "bleed off" charge...
by MattyCiii
Oct 19 2013 10:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I C U: ES Spotting!
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: I C U: ES Spotting!

I was riding home last night on my folding bike and was chased down by Gestalt . We;ve met before so he knows me, and has seen the bike on the forums, but has never seen the bike live. It was pretty cool because I had a last minute change of plans - so the meetup was total serendipity. I had a few b...
by MattyCiii
Oct 19 2013 6:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touching ass with 100km/h on a bicycle should be disallowed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

Re: Touching ass with 100km/h on a bicycle should be disallo

I think that ass-touching is "unsafe at any speed".
by MattyCiii
Oct 19 2013 6:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 60MPH 11kW Qulbix Raptor
Replies: 298
Views: 43311

Re: Torque Raptor in Texas

Why would you want to use the schlumpf drive over a regular crank set? You can pedal at 45mph with perfect cadence. You can actually get a workout on a 20mph+ e-bike +1 I love being able to pedal with some meaningful force at high speed. First, it's the best "fake pedaling" ever to keep the po-po o...
by MattyCiii
Oct 13 2013 8:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp
Replies: 2901
Views: 399930

Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

GCinDC wrote:totally my fault, looking for a way to cross the street when the ped started walking, so i was a bit late. so glad i've got good brakes. i hit the front so hard that the back came off the ground.
I suppose that man's momma never told him to look both ways before stepping off a curb.
by MattyCiii
Oct 12 2013 10:53am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I C U: ES Spotting!
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

I C U: ES Spotting! Now featuring Chalo!

So last night I was on a small social ride, riding my Norco A-Line (all the other riders were on pedal bikes. When I go to social rides on an electric bike around here, nobody is put off by my lifestyle choice). The ride included a bunch of musicians with instruments, and we were visiting several of...
by MattyCiii
Oct 08 2013 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Can I drill/enlarge this hole in the bike frame to run wires
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

Re: Can I drill/enlarge this hole in the bike frame to run w

Contact the maker and ask if they sell an extension cable? You could hack that up without compromising the original wire set?

Also, can you post a picture of the wire unplugged? Maybe it's a connector people recognize, and a source for an extension is available somewhere?
by MattyCiii
Oct 06 2013 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ch00paKabrA Second Build
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Ch00paKabrA Second Build

Stealth for sure - I thought those were the "before" pictures!

Great build!
by MattyCiii
Oct 06 2013 8:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice
Replies: 50
Views: 3635

Re: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice

For those of us with CA GPS analoggers... it'd be nice to utilize these as part of a locating device (such as those utilizing a pay as you go connection). Is there an easy way to get a stream out to another microcontroller, I wonder? I hope I don't sound like a sales man for the GeoGram One... but ...
by MattyCiii
Oct 05 2013 10:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I pulled the trigger
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: I pulled the trigger

RE: Photos. I use photo albums in Picasa, then embed a link to the pic with the "img" tags
by MattyCiii
Oct 05 2013 11:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: need some help i have a 500 budget
Replies: 36
Views: 2389

Re: need some help i have a 500 budget

...i also want to be able to peddle it incase of failure or dead battery... Look at geared hub motors, they freewheel when not in use and so introduce very little drag. I used to commute about 8 miles each way by bike alone - no electric assist. Not bad for an out of shape guy over 40. The point is...
by MattyCiii
Oct 03 2013 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: The F3: "N minus one"
Replies: 186
Views: 47669

Re: The F3: Maintenance!

Did some maintenance today. Here's what I did, with some lessons learned: 1. Replaced my chains. I knew the chains were getting stretched, but put off maintenance and today I had to pay the piper. 1-A. The electric drive chain was starting to damage the drive chainring (on the rear wheel) teeth. I d...
by MattyCiii
Oct 02 2013 9:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MattyCiii's third build
Replies: 30
Views: 14609

Re: MattyCiii's third build

...Looks good! Matt THANKS Matt! Both my Recumpense reduction equipped bikes are still running good as new. But alas, with me there will always be a "next build". This whole build will take awhile to complete. The current phase - fenders - is taking awhile as I want the plaster mold for the fibergl...
by MattyCiii
Oct 01 2013 4:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: android phone GPS tracker / security system ?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: android phone GPS tracker / security system ?

I'm now using a GeoGram One, some info here: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=53985&start=0#p804060 I'm still learning the ropes... but it is programmable through the arduio IDE and has general purpose digital and analog pinouts. I would expect the dedicated tracker to have longe...
by MattyCiii
Oct 01 2013 2:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MattyCiii's third build
Replies: 30
Views: 14609

Re: MattyCiii's third build

As mentioned in my last post. Here are some pictures of my effort to make my own fenders for this bike: I put down a base of insulating foam strips, then covered them by hand with plaster. My original hope was that the foam insulation would absorb the wet plaster and harden up, but it seems the foam...
by MattyCiii
Sep 28 2013 7:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice
Replies: 50
Views: 3635

Re: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice

I think I need a way to inplant that GPS tracker device into the bowels of the Lip04 battery? The bike is only worth $180 but the battery is over $500. However I really apreciate you guys giving me all the ideas. I think I will go with that TIGR titanium lock. A motion alarm... The TiGr lock's powe...
by MattyCiii
Sep 28 2013 1:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MattyCiii's third build
Replies: 30
Views: 14609

Re: MattyCiii's third build

Quick updates: 1. Work has been busy lately, but it's important to keep up some forward progress. So I've started making a custom front fender for this bike. I have not looked very hard, but I doubt I'll find a front fender that fits the new bike well enough for my high standards. So, I'm going to m...
by MattyCiii
Sep 26 2013 11:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice
Replies: 50
Views: 3635

Re: After having my baby stolen a few weeks ago..need advice

I never leave my ebike outside in public if I cannot glance at it every minute. You all forgot about that all equipment we carry on ebike, CA is over $150, powerful LEDs, etc. Bicycle rack are jokes, they are for dep. store bikes junk. Also I plan where I go. Place must accept bikes inside legally ...
by MattyCiii
Sep 25 2013 11:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building from components
Replies: 27
Views: 1262

Re: Building from components

As someone with less automotive background and more modest tool shed, but someone who has built a bike from the frame-up... maybe it's better to buy a decent (new or used) bike and add an electric kit. I spent a lot of time and energy on the little things - if I had a complete bike as a starting poi...
by MattyCiii
Sep 25 2013 8:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes
Replies: 353
Views: 76367

Re: A-Lines Abound: Let there be LIGHT!

An idea somewhat on your current topic. How about mounting a shifter cable to the light that runs to your bars so that as you adjust your light as needed. Not sure of your bar config but something like a 6-9 spd shifter to give you various angles. Then you'll have something low and nice on the peds...
by MattyCiii
Sep 25 2013 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes
Replies: 353
Views: 76367

Re: A-Lines Abound: Let there be LIGHT!

Had my first long (& bumpy) ride with the new lights. Barely made it 3 miles before I noticed the bolts had loosened, and the light was pivoting freely on the mounts. Instead of stopping and at least hand-tightening the bolts right away, I kept riding. I was meeting a bunch of bikers and figured "It...
by MattyCiii
Sep 25 2013 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes
Replies: 353
Views: 76367

Re: A-Lines Abound: Let there be LIGHT!

Had my first long (& bumpy) ride with the new lights. Barely made it 3 miles before I noticed the bolts had loosened, and the light was pivoting freely on the mounts. Instead of stopping and at least hand-tightening the bolts right away, I kept riding. I was meeting a bunch of bikers and figured "It...
by MattyCiii
Sep 25 2013 5:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes
Replies: 353
Views: 76367

Re: A-Lines Abound: Let there be LIGHT!

adam333 wrote:Gratz on the MakerBot purchase btw :D

Its an awesome prototyping tool.
Thanks Adam. I've actually had the 'bot since Jan 2011. It's been a bumpy road, I'd rather my 3D printer be a tool than a hoby onto itself.