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by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 4024

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

imgur is a good free alternative... for now anyway. But I guess there is no guarantee it will stay that way.
Bonneville wrote:
Mar 10 2019 8:06am
:shock: Oh that's y I can't open many photobucket pics in some forums.
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:04am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 4024

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

Photobucket is evil. I used to host my pics there for many years until they tried to extort $$ from all users.... then they stopped hosting literally millions of photos that "broke the internet". I have many many threads in other forums where the photos are gone forever. I wouldn't trust them. thank...
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 4024

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

If you are posting a link to a remote image on a hosting site the file size doesn't matter. Just make sure you are copying and pasting the correct code. It should look like something this: (img)https://xxxx.com/xxxx.jpg(/img) I use a site called imgur that hosts for free. The image code actually use...
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 6:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cracked super shark battery case
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: cracked super shark battery case

Duct tape, yes! But I did a better repair. I cut a piece of ABS sheet and bent it wit a micro torch to fit the remaining hole, then used plastic epoxy to fix it and smooth the contour. Then a quick spray of black. Looks almost new. I see the cases for sale and they look the same but just wondering i...
by raylo32
Mar 09 2019 7:23pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Use super shark battery on 2 bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Use super shark battery on 2 bikes

I am thinking of converting another one of my bikes to an e-bike and would like to use the same 52V super shark battery as I use on my first e-bike. Do vendors sell just the bike mounted cradle/socket? Are they somewhat standard or do you need to get one from the original battery vendor?
by raylo32
Mar 09 2019 12:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cracked super shark battery case
Replies: 5
Views: 475

cracked super shark battery case

Took the bike on a run to the post office today and hit a frost heave on the path, battery got ejected. Not entirely sure if I had the thing locked properly. I thought I did but I guess it is possible I turned the key the wrong way. It took a pretty good blow to the nose and 2 big chunks of the plas...
by raylo32
Mar 08 2019 6:45am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: A few Tongsheng TSDZ2 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: A few Tongsheng TSDZ2 questions

Interesting. I haven't compared mine to other brands but I'd say my TSDZ2 is dead quiet, nothing more than normal bike drivetrain sounds. Good to hear the blue gear is holding up to the mileage. One bad thing though. It is quite noisy...compared to other mid drives. But as long as it's reliable and ...
by raylo32
Mar 08 2019 6:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 versions and throttle
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: TSDZ2 versions and throttle

Definitely get the throttle. It is small and unobtrusive and you don't have to use it. Plus the throttle version comes with the 8 wire cable that may be useful later if you want to go open source. The e-brakes... not really necessary, just a safety thing. I'd say if you get the throttle you might wa...
by raylo32
Mar 07 2019 9:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new hearing aids
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: My new hearing aids

Sirius XM subscription can be had with mobile phone/PC play option. You don't need a separate player. I have the service in my cars so added online option to use at home with Alexa and Echo devices. Can also stream to my phone that can connect to bluetooth headphones... and hearing aids. I got me so...
by raylo32
Mar 06 2019 2:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7998
Views: 852316

Re: TSDZ2 and chainstay clearance

Ah, that makes sense. You will also need some small diameter washers the same thickness on the non-drive side to take up the extra space this move creates on the mounting plate. I ordered pack of 35mm aluminium spacers just in case, but that would mean my chainline is going to be off. Not sure how w...
by raylo32
Mar 06 2019 8:30am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7998
Views: 852316

Re: TSDZ2 and chainstay clearance

35mm spacers?? Or 35 spacers of various mm's? If you need any BB spacer at all it'll only be a very few mm and won't push the chainline too much. My chainline is essentially perfect. The standard TSDZ2 chainline with the stock 42T ring is 51mm and I have a 1mm spacer so 2mm out from the standard 50m...
by raylo32
Mar 06 2019 6:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7998
Views: 852316

Re: TSDZ2 and chainstay clearance

I think it will fit. I went through this question when I did the build on my Canondale F1000. The gear housing was tight, but plenty of room for the 42T ring. The gear casing is 130mm diameter or 65mm radius. It has a beveled edge that would give more clearance if the housing bolt flange doesn't lin...
by raylo32
Mar 02 2019 7:36am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 104146

Re: Tesla Model 3

Even if Miarmar is a "dump" it has the weather... and apparently good beer... Looking pretty good from my perch in this crappy east coast winter. 20 degrees below normal, another snow storm coming Sunday night, then getting even colder. My e-bike and pedal bikes are collecting dust.
by raylo32
Mar 01 2019 12:49pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 104146

Re: Tesla Model 3

That makes sense. I just googled it and there are indeed a few here in the MD/VA/DC Metro area, generally in industrial park areas. Only a few, but I suppose that must be sufficient for the current client base. They are closing their sales offices, not their repair locations. Sales offices are typic...
by raylo32
Mar 01 2019 8:22am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 104146

Re: Tesla Model 3

I actually like the idea of buying online instead of at a dealer... but if they close their dealerships how and where do you get one of these repaired? Where do you buy parts? Do they plan to just contract this all out? This seems like another part of the auto business that Tesla may not fully under...
by raylo32
Feb 28 2019 9:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Charger with storage profile?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Charger with storage profile?

Thanks for the discussion folks. I also had a chat with Grin Tech and came to basically the same conclusion. Looks like a good strategy to use for longer periods of storage is to periodically put the battery on the charger approaching or up to 85% to get the BMS to equalize the cells. This was also ...
by raylo32
Feb 24 2019 10:44am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 130
Views: 33799

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Exactly, forums are pretty much the perfect tool for topics like this. I am a relatively new user here but it works pretty much like any other forum I am a member of. Very little learning curve, easy to find relevant information. The only thing I would quibble with is some of the topical structure b...
by raylo32
Feb 22 2019 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Grin Satiator
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Grin Satiator

Nah, I just stand on my head.
markz wrote:
Feb 22 2019 6:42pm
Now you have to flip the label around on the front panel.
by raylo32
Feb 22 2019 2:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Grin Satiator
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Grin Satiator

Yes, for once I took a look through a manual... and found that option. :-)
by raylo32
Feb 22 2019 10:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Grin Satiator
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Grin Satiator

Flip screen... just genius. Up, up... and out of the way!
by raylo32
Feb 22 2019 5:33am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Universal torque sense
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Universal torque sense

These Stages power meter crank arms output a power signal via bluetooth LE that Garmins and other various bike computers receive and display. Seems like an e-bike controller could be made to receive that same signal and use it for torque sense. Maybe even some of you firmware developers could add th...
by raylo32
Feb 21 2019 10:27am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7998
Views: 852316

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I'm thinking he only removed it to gain access to install the fasteners, then reinstalled it. Maybe....

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If you removed torque sensor, how do you plan to activate the motor assistance?? Using only PAS??
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by raylo32
Feb 21 2019 10:04am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7998
Views: 852316

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Where are you going to fit the battery on that bike??
by raylo32
Feb 20 2019 3:10pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 104146

Re: Tesla Model 3

You keep ignoring my point about interstate and other travel AWAY from your home charging point. You would need 20x the charging points to service the same traffic we have now on those routes if it were to go all electric. I totally agree that EVs make great commuter vehicles... if you can afford to...
by raylo32
Feb 20 2019 2:24pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 104146

Re: Tesla Model 3

No, I don't believe 263 million vehicles will be on the road at once. The point is that being a rare Tesla or EV owner now might seem fine but this glosses over the infrastructure generating and transmission scaling issues to go full scale electric. Not to mention in any scenario it still takes ~20x...