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by rguy56
Mar 09 2010 11:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric kick scooter for carryon, the NEXUS
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Electric kick scooter for carryon, the NEXUS

It looks like it's articulated for steering between the deck and the front.
by rguy56
Mar 04 2010 1:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stirling Engine with Campfire for RegenEbike
Replies: 12
Views: 2373

Re: Stirling Engine with Campfire for RegenEbike

I found this link, and it's a pretty detailed account of a large scale home-made steam engine/generator. http://www.otherpower.com/steamengine.shtml

They have gotten up to 3kw out of theirs. I'm sure you could make something to produce a few amps over a campfire.

Bob
by rguy56
Feb 25 2010 10:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: snow ebiking anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 2863

Re: snow ebiking anyone?

Ahhh...the stuff of sweet memories. I don't know how you guys get through the deep stuff. Getting through even long drifts is a hell of a lot of work. Tire chains might help, but wouldn't be fun on cleared streets. I've heard that dual drive is awesome in winter. I have a motor on the front, and ped...
by rguy56
Feb 24 2010 11:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: How many projects are too many?
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: How many projects are too many?

One of the complications involved with this theoretical question is the axiom: once a project, always a project.

Never count your projects.

Bob
by rguy56
Feb 24 2010 10:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stirling Engine with Campfire for RegenEbike
Replies: 12
Views: 2373

Re: Stirling Engine with Campfire for RegenEbike

I can imagine having a fireside charger would be useful for cottage/cabin country. Interesting brainstorm.

Bob
by rguy56
Feb 24 2010 5:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Donate??
Replies: 121
Views: 10558

Re: Why Donate??

I'm very impressed that this thread has gotten so much attention. My impression of the key here is: 1. Donate if you wish, and can do so. 2. Don't donate if you do not want to, or can't afford to. It's hard to not see some sense to giving members of this community the opportunity to donate. I can't ...
by rguy56
Feb 22 2010 11:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture for ZootCat
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: Picture for ZootCat

heathyoung in Aus,

If you want to see something mind boggling, you should see some of the interchanges near the big American cities...spiraling into the heavens...
by rguy56
Feb 19 2010 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 150v 100amp dc breaker anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: 150v 100amp dc breaker anyone?

I'd be careful with the multiple purchase idea. I tried that last year with either Home Depot or Revy...I can't remember which...and they did not allow returns on breakers. They wouldn't budge, even on a new purchase with a receipt. They claimed that they couldn't tell a new breaker from old, and sa...
by rguy56
Feb 15 2010 10:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Volkswagen to sell $25,900 258 mpg car in 2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5267

Re: Volkswagen to sell $600 258 mpg car in China

There's no way to make that for $600. Maybe $6000?
by rguy56
Feb 11 2010 2:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: One Million Dollars Controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: One Million Dollars Controller?

Atomic powered, powering the bike as well...
by rguy56
Feb 11 2010 1:10am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Do You Like Your Day Job ?
Replies: 56
Views: 10351

Re: Do You Like Your Day Job ?

I'm a firefighter in Winnipeg. For half of the 34 years of my working life I thought working was an unavoidable hell. Now I voluntarily walk into hell and that makes it much better.

Bob
by rguy56
Jan 11 2010 6:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Manufacturers and dealers to avoid
Replies: 368
Views: 68301

Re: Manufacturers to avoid

Re: "BionX"

To see a posting with only the name of the manufacturer, and no explaination, has no value at all, and in my opinion simply calls some question toward the poster and their motives. If they have a story, they can tell it. Otherwise, they literally have nothing to say.

Bob
by rguy56
Jan 07 2010 10:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Magic Pie dual-drive
Replies: 23
Views: 3860

Re: Magic Pie dual-drive

I was going to do a bahh, humbug thing over this bike...

but then I realized that I wanted one...great for snow.

Bob
by rguy56
Jan 04 2010 11:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full Size Guy Wants 16-20 Inch Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Full Size Guy Wants 16-20 Inch Wheel

Hey! Found one under ebike photos and videos, search evox le recumbent. Perfect!
by rguy56
Jan 04 2010 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full Size Guy Wants 16-20 Inch Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Full Size Guy Wants 16-20 Inch Wheel

Can't find a picture of it, but I think it's called an evox...it was made by a Quebec company, and later CCM. It was semi recumbent, with a 20" rear wheel, and had a geometry that would make a wheelie unlikely. I'm sure there must be one electrified somewhere.
by rguy56
Dec 22 2009 6:41pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Electric Bikes or Segways
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Re: Electric Bikes or Segways

Segways aren't legal to use here on either sidewalks or roadways. It's hard to see why they can't be used on the road. It's a good thing that bikes aren't a recent invention, because they would be pretty certain to be banned here otherwise... So, I'd have to say the bike would be better. The Segway ...
by rguy56
Dec 18 2009 11:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Maybe a dumb question re: Battery Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Maybe a dumb question re: Battery Chargers

Just a quick follow up to Dogman's comment. (and I'm sure Dogman already knows this...)

I notice that chinese electronics don't use any particular convention when it comes to wiring colours. I'm sure thats caused many of us some damage, and after that we all know not to take things for granted.

Bob
by rguy56
Nov 28 2009 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing your ebike
Replies: 81
Views: 14354

Re: Preparation for Winter : Canadians? Border Americans?

Sorels are really expensive, and likely heavier than regular rubber boots. I get the cheapest pair I can find. Because I know what I like, I just wait for end of season clearances, and get them for half price. There would be a down side for Vancouver weather, because if the felt gets wet it can take...
by rguy56
Nov 27 2009 7:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing your ebike
Replies: 81
Views: 14354

Re: Preparation for Winter : Canadians? Border Americans?

Hey zuckster! I've been using felt-pack boots for riding in winter, and they really can keep you dry. They're not much good for walking, because they wear out fast, but for biking, they're great in winter. You can throw away those pink boots now! For headwear, if you don't mind the styling statement...
by rguy56
Nov 27 2009 1:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing your ebike
Replies: 81
Views: 14354

Re: Preparation for Winter : Canadians? Border Americans?

Re: throttle...we can't all be elegant here. I put a bread bag over mine in winter, but I have no shame. Studded tires are a must here, and I even have a set of snow chains that I'm secretly wanting to actually use. We usually freeze hard and fast here, reducing the slush factor. This year's been st...
by rguy56
Nov 26 2009 12:29am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do Aussie builds ROCK! Their laws only allow 200 watts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Why do Aussie builds ROCK! Their laws only allow 200 watts!

I'm thinking the road warrior movies weren't done on a set. They just put a few posters up for extas, and did the whole movie on free food and beer. The vehicles were the everyday rides of the extras. Honestly, per capita, Aussies have the "neatest contraption" competition aced. I think I should mov...
by rguy56
Nov 26 2009 12:23am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Posturing and Rants on the Rear End of Things
Replies: 20
Views: 2287

Re: Posturing and Rants on the Rear End of Things

Ummm...

Tyler Durden's post is the topper for ther rear end of things...now where do the batteries and controller go...
by rguy56
Nov 25 2009 1:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trucks on their own routes lightweight, elsewhere.
Replies: 34
Views: 2687

Re: Trucks on their own routes lightweight, elsewhere.

Sometimes it makes sense to have what you call a government monopoly. Do you want multiple defense depatrments? How about competing elected government? Nevermind... A public utility is ideal when a product is universally needed, and that product is best delivered as a monopoly. That includes roads, ...
by rguy56
Nov 25 2009 1:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Moon Saddle users?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Moon Saddle users?

I wonder if you would have gotten a better response:

Re: Hop oil users?

Moon saddle.
by rguy56
Nov 24 2009 11:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Improved Weatherproofing Idea
Replies: 101
Views: 13261

Re: Improved Weatherproofing Idea

There's no beach in the world that would compare to the "Rust belt". If you've never heard the term "rust belt" it has to do with the freeze/thaw cycle that makes the salting of roads reasonable because salt will keep the freezing point of water slightly higher than if it were unadulterated. I think...