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by RunForTheHills
Jul 29 2019 11:07pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: arrow e-bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: I need info about Arrow E Bikes Please!!!

If you search for "48v 20ah silver fish battery" on Google, you will find some listed. Personally, I would buy it from the local shop for $480 rather than chance some unknown vendor on Alibaba. At least you have a local business you can take it back to if something goes wrong. If you want ...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 23 2019 2:21pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Schwalbe Tire's
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: Schwalbe Tire's

wturber wrote:
Jul 22 2019 1:30pm
Maybe I should look for a good source of Tyvek?
Stop by your local post office:

https://store.usps.com/store/product/sh ... 14-P_EP_14
by RunForTheHills
Jul 21 2019 12:40pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver
Replies: 36
Views: 2154

Re: Tropical Mountain & Beach Daily Driver

It's fun to plan ahead for a big move like that. However, the smart thing to do would be to wait until you get there to determine the best way to get around. Every town has it's quirks and the locals will have worked it out long ago.

https://costa-rica-guide.com/bicycle/dont-ride-here/
by RunForTheHills
Jul 19 2019 11:51pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Juiced ODK u500 V3 controller program
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Juiced ODK u500 V3 controller program

Have you tried the instructions from the Juiced website to remove the speed limiter?

https://support.juicedbikes.com/hc/en-u ... peed-limit
by RunForTheHills
Jul 17 2019 9:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?

They do sell fireproof cabinets with external venting just for businesses like yours. It wouldn't make financial sense for the individual bike owner, but it might for you.

https://www.store-batteries.com/
by RunForTheHills
Jul 10 2019 12:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Re: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!

I don't think it encourages riding as such. What happens is that requiring helmets discourages riding. That seems to be the trend when such laws are passed and enforced and ridership is then measured. I suppose the distinction between the two ways of looking at it is subtle or maybe even non-existe...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 10 2019 12:33pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Re: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!

One argument I have read for not requiring helmets is that it encourages more people to ride bikes. Some people will just get in the car rather than put on a helmet and mess their hair up on their way to work or a social engagement. Wouldn't the wind mess up their hair, too? (Or am I thinking of th...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 10 2019 9:36am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Re: Finally! Finished building my 60MPH Ebike!

One argument I have read for not requiring helmets is that it encourages more people to ride bikes. Some people will just get in the car rather than put on a helmet and mess their hair up on their way to work or a social engagement. The theory is that if more people ride bikes, cars drivers will be ...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 08 2019 10:00am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Vanishing Rubber Cement (Patch Kit)
Replies: 28
Views: 1600

Re: Vanishing Rubber Cement (Patch Kit)

Thanks for the test. I had assumed there would be more of a difference in performance than there was.
by RunForTheHills
Jul 05 2019 4:49pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: 26" Wheels on High Power Ebike (8,000w-10,000w)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2625

Re: 26" Wheels on High Power Ebike (8,000w-10,000w)?

I already know the spoke sizes, just looking for a good, strong 26" wheel to purchase. Anyone else out there riding with a similar setup? Don't buy the spokes until you measure the ERD (effective rim diameter) of the rim you are planning to use. Different 26" rims require different spoke ...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 05 2019 12:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Vanishing Rubber Cement (Patch Kit)
Replies: 28
Views: 1600

Re: Vanishing Rubber Cement (Patch Kit)

The bulk cans seal better. I have had this 8 oz can for a few years and it is still good.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V ... UTF8&psc=1
by RunForTheHills
Jul 03 2019 9:14am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: USB to +/- wires
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: USB to +/- wires

You just need to cut up an old (or new) USB cable: https://publiclab.org/notes/MadTinker/02-08-2018/usb-bare-wire-power-cable You could also buy a DC to DC buck converter to convert your battery voltage on the bike to 6V: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077X8GBWQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title...
by RunForTheHills
Jul 03 2019 9:05am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 1037
Views: 182873

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

Maybe you could build some kind of ramp/stand you could wheel it up on and work under it.

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by RunForTheHills
Jun 30 2019 10:41am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Running (2) Batteries together
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Running (2) Batteries together

As long as the batteries are charged to the same voltage before you connect them, it should work.
by RunForTheHills
Jun 30 2019 10:05am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Donor for tall guys
Replies: 131
Views: 6841

Re: Donor for tall guys

Painted the controller matte black and cleaned up all the wiring. Looks much better now. I discovered that I had the tires underinflated, but don't have a presta adapter for the front, so I'll have to pick one up tomorrow. I am having problems though with the controller/LCD, which sucks since I pai...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 30 2019 9:46am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Running (2) Batteries together
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Running (2) Batteries together

It seems like you have a good system. If you run them together they will both run out of juice at the same time and you will down while they are charging, so you won't get that extra 20 miles.
by RunForTheHills
Jun 28 2019 9:42pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Donor for tall guys
Replies: 131
Views: 6841

Re: Donor for tall guys

I am another vote for fenders. They are not just useful for riding in the rain. After the rain or even from sprinklers or water leaks, there will be a lot of puddles that you can just ride through with fenders and not get wet. Set boundaries and give them the idea that your time is valuable and you'...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 28 2019 8:05pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Donor for tall guys
Replies: 131
Views: 6841

Re: Donor for tall guys

It looks good. FWIW, I don't think you would have come out ahead trading IT work for a powder coat. Once they have your number, most small businesses want hours of free phone support. But if they are friends, then they probably already have your number.
by RunForTheHills
Jun 26 2019 7:36pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 1037
Views: 182873

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

Here's a turn signal / handlebar control unit my brother ordered for his trike. Should really switch those well, don't'cha think? :lol: I guess you could use them for turn signal indicators, by twisting one back and forth to reflect light into the eyes of whoever is behind you.... :roll: (Amazon co...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 24 2019 6:20pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

This is just a quick update. Progress has been slow due to work and other things, but it is starting to look like a bicycle.
Fenders_sml.jpg
by RunForTheHills
Jun 22 2019 9:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 5067

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

When I first started bike commuting, I bought a Brompton so I could bring it in the office and not have to leave a bike outside for the weather and the thieves. A week or two after I bought it, the office installed bike lockers. I was able to rent one and switched to riding a full sized bike instead...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 21 2019 9:10pm
Forum: Stand-up EScooter/ESkateboards
Topic: Donut wheel scooter news
Replies: 27
Views: 3286

Re: Donut wheel scooter news

Which ones hurts/kills the most? Probably cars (large motor vehicles in general). Apparently, being over 65 on an e-bike is deadlier than driving a car. Although I am sure that a car was often involved with those deaths. https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/more-cycling-fatalities-than-dea...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 21 2019 7:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 5067

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

Those were the ones I was thinking of, read about them years ago on this forum. Back then they werent available to the public, only manufacturers. Looks like now they can retrofit a bike with S&S Couplers. https://www.bantambicycles.com/ss-couplers s&s couplers, new frames: $650 Single bike...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 21 2019 7:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 5067

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

Make a custom "folder" bicycle, I would just split two bikes in half at the seat tube, then weld on some flat plate and use quality bolts. These hinges look neat https://www.designboom.com/readers/folding-bike-by-philip-crewe/ http://moto-rdesign.blogspot.com/2012/02/phils-folding-bike.ht...
by RunForTheHills
Jun 21 2019 10:45am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner
Replies: 72
Views: 5409

Re: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner

bengee wrote:
Jun 20 2019 11:45pm
em3ev are sending me a replacement motor today.

Hopefully it arrives before Wednesday, when I was planning on going on a trip away.

Let's see! In the mean time I'm working on the peripherals.
That seems like a good result.