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by rguy56
Dec 29 2008 12:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Crash!
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: Crash!

Ouch. Broken ribs are awful, and you can't immobilize them if you want to breathe.

An injury like that is easily life threatening, and I can't imagine how an ER could have left you waiting. My sympathies.

Bob
by rguy56
Dec 28 2008 11:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Aluminum battery connectors. Headway cells.
Replies: 24
Views: 4582

Re: Aluminum battery connectors. Headway cells.

The dangers of aluminum wiring were wildly overstated. If the connection is proper, exactly as boostjuice states, you won't have any kind of problem.
by rguy56
Dec 19 2008 1:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: There is no ebike "season"
Replies: 49
Views: 4998

Re: There is no ebike "season"

Reid, I know you're joking, and don't want to derail the joke. I've been using a "Flash Flag" for a while, and went to their site a year or two ago, and bought a box of them. It's similar to what you describe, short of using your fibreglass arrow. Because of the spring mount, this thing wags madly o...
by rguy56
Dec 19 2008 1:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike advice and guidance wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: eBike advice and guidance wanted

"gyroscopic effect when turning magnified with additional mass" What the...???

All I notice is, "turn throttle, goes fast"...
by rguy56
Dec 17 2008 7:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD winter bike with studded tires...
Replies: 20
Views: 2284

Re: 2WD winter bike with studded tires...

oooo... Very sure footed on that hard, smooth ice. Better than my car, for sure.

36v. is noticeably slower than 48v.
by rguy56
Dec 17 2008 7:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD winter bike with studded tires...
Replies: 20
Views: 2284

Re: 2WD winter bike with studded tires...

I have my regular winter bike set up with a front hub motor now. With a li-mn battery, light ezee front hub motor, and aluminum frame it's still way lighter than my steel electric cruiser with sla's. I'm really concerned about how temperature will effect it at minus 40. Gotta try it out on that hard...
by rguy56
Dec 16 2008 12:37am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1895
Views: 673368

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Ezee dual suspension, li mn, studded tires.

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pretty stealthy, eh?
This has been my winter bike for 7-8 years. My commute has gotten longer, and I've gotten older...Oh, hell, I don't need excuses...I did it for fun. I got the kit from ebike.ca.

Bob
by rguy56
Dec 11 2008 11:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: There is no ebike "season"
Replies: 49
Views: 4998

Re: There is no ebike "season"

Hey!

If the camera doesn't freeze, it's not really winter.

Bob

p.s. seriously, I just put together my winterbike yesterday, and I'm just waiting for a thumb throttle. It was -27 here today, but I was still itching to try it out.
by rguy56
Dec 11 2008 1:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Solution for winter wait and Ebike!!! A mini E-SNOWMOBIKE
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Solution for winter wait and Ebike!!! A mini E-SNOWMOBIKE

Holy crud!

If I was a kid with a paper route...

Those things should be street legal.


Bob
by rguy56
Dec 11 2008 1:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: lipo and daily commuting
Replies: 32
Views: 4090

Re: lipo and daily commuting

Oh, man! I was just thinking about where to get rid of my sla's...2 banks of 4, for 2 48v. systems, used one season, when I read your post. Those batteries are cheap, and do the job for a little while, but they belong on a barge. I just got a 36v limn battery from ebikes.ca, and the weight of it is ...
by rguy56
Dec 10 2008 1:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: eZee motor + fork with a through axle ?
Replies: 36
Views: 5657

Re: eZee motor + fork with a through axle ?

LogRaam,

It helps a lot. I had wondered if those allen bolts might hold a hub axle mounted that way. Now to search for a machine shop to try it myself.

Thanks.

Bob
by rguy56
Dec 09 2008 11:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: eZee motor + fork with a through axle ?
Replies: 36
Views: 5657

Re: eZee motor + fork with a through axle ?

I don't see what's stopping the rotation of the axle in the fork. Do you just rely on the allen bolts to tighten it? I had originally wanted to put a front hub wheel on my Giant D.H., specifically to have winter 2wd. but got frustrated with the hub axle to fork junction on the thru-axle. If I could ...
by rguy56
Dec 07 2008 3:33pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Air Cars: A New Wind for America's Roads?
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Air Cars: A New Wind for America's Roads?

I followed the air car forum on yahoo for at least 7 years. It got great hype, and I believe it raised a lot of investor/govenment money, to no known end. Early on, the aircar was going to be tested in Mexico in a major way to replace part of their huge taxi fleet. Be it battery, or compressed air, ...
by rguy56
Dec 04 2008 10:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?

Adam,

Thanks a lot. Other than the color, that's the bike exactly. That spot for the torque arm is perfect. I'll pretty much try to do the same.

Bob
by rguy56
Dec 04 2008 6:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?

That's great, Adam. I was looking on ebikes.ca, and wondering what kind of motor to use... Like you say, it seems ideal for a rear hub motor. Do you have the standard, head-to-toe tidal force bike, or did you build it from the frame? Either way, what would you recommend for a motor? Did you stick wi...
by rguy56
Dec 03 2008 1:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Tidal Force S750 without the wheels...what next?

Hey MitchJi, You must be psychic. The bike came and I'm really delighted with the quality, but it just screams out for a rear hub motor. There's a flange in the rear triangle that would be perfect for a torque arm. I think I'll recruit a different bike for winter duty. I really want to try a front h...
by rguy56
Nov 30 2008 11:16pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Mr. Lau 48V 15ah Lifepo4
Replies: 46
Views: 4565

Re: Mr. Lau 48V 15ah Lifepo4

Hah! So we meet again Mr. Lau.

He told me he was shipping a replacement charger to me, oh, maybe 5-6 weeks ago, from a purchase I made in spring. I'm still laughing! My belly aches.

Bob
by rguy56
Nov 30 2008 4:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Ping battery for $99.99? SCAM ALERT
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: Ping battery for $99.99? SCAM ALERT

Read and research carefully when buying on Ebay! I think dogman's right about the language issue. I can imagine trying to create an ad in Mandarin with an existing ad in Mandarin as my only resource. Everyone here should know that if it isn't ping selling it, it isn't a ping battery. I'm sure ping ...
by rguy56
Nov 27 2008 4:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: On Trolls - not just under bridges any more
Replies: 27
Views: 2652

Re: On Trolls - not just under bridges any more

I've often gotten questions to the effect, "Doesn't a motor on the bike defeat the whole point?" I get that question often enough that I know it's a common viewpoint. Yet those same people are on their way to their car and don't see their choice in the same light. For me, if I was commuting purely b...
by rguy56
Nov 25 2008 9:54am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Tool for calculating the risk of ripping the axel & dropout
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Tool for calculating the risk of ripping the axel & dropout

I know that dropouts should be an exact fit to the flats of the axle, and, if not, torque arms should be added that are an exact fit. However, you may want to add a factor if dropouts are + 1m.m., +2m.m. larger than the axle.

We know it shouldn't be done, but it will be...

Bob
by rguy56
Nov 22 2008 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Does this look comfortable??
Replies: 18
Views: 2147

Re: Does this look comfortable??

Those seats don't put pressure on anything that hurts me when I ride. With a regular seat, the uncomfortable pressure is on the soft tissue in the groin, and pressure while biking has been implicated in sexual disfunction in male bike riders. I find it much better to put my weight on the base of my ...
by rguy56
Nov 21 2008 9:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Does this look comfortable??
Replies: 18
Views: 2147

Re: Does this look comfortable??

I'm glad you asked. I've had two seats over the years based on that concept. They don't look it, but they are extremely comfortable, and eliminate johnson numbness on long rides (don't want it to fall off!) One of the two seats that I have like that had an adjustable width to center the pads under t...
by rguy56
Nov 20 2008 12:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Demographics?
Replies: 156
Views: 17357

Re: Demographics?

Hey! Lots of 52 year olds. Me too!! Married divorced shacked up married again. Hah. Two university educated kids still at home because I don't want them to go, two dogs, seven guitars, I honestly have lost count of the bicycles (really). Packrat, eh? err...Canadian. Happy to be a firefighter, and lo...
by rguy56
Nov 20 2008 12:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Spiked tires...sources and recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 2801

Re: Spiked tires...sources and recommendations

I'd be willing to bet that they make a studded 24" tire somewhere in Scandinavia. A wide tire might be all you need for some winter conditions. Here in Winnipeg a studded tire makes a huge difference. It might be the difference between negotiating a turn and falling in front of a trailing car. We ge...
by rguy56
Nov 18 2008 12:03am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The REAL difference between 30mph and 50mph !
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

Re: The REAL difference between 30mph and 50mph !

3W/kg. woo hoo! I could throw out these motors!

Bob