10,000 mile club

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by DrkAngel » Nov 19, 2016 6:14 pm

DrkAngel wrote:Passed 30,000 eBike miles.
but,
Most impressively, just hit 10,000 on a single $316 2013 eZip Trailz LS.

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2013 eZip Trailz LS
Upgrades:
Replaced 24V 10Ah SLA with Homemade 25.9V 26Ah Laptop LiPo.
Regeared from 20T motored freewheel to 16T for 15 >> 20mph speed.
Added XT60 disconnect for rear wheel-motor
Fenders
Comfort seat
High-low-strobe front light
Comfortable hand grips

Maintenance:
Replaced rear wheel spokes
Replaced failed rear hub
Replaced worn out motor sprockets, freewheel and multiple chains
Replaced and wore out Schwinn Kevlar belted "Comfort" tires
Fixed flats and replaced multiple tubes
Multiple brake pad replacements
New shiftier cable
New 24V controller (replacement is 24 - 36+ compatible - ran with homemade 33.3V Li-ion)

XYD-16 24V 450w brush, gear reduction motor has held up superbly!

Will retire for major service rebuild over the Winter
(Expecting 1st snow, so must drag Snow Beast out of storage!)
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by DrkAngel » Dec 25, 2017 2:52 am

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Passed 40,000 eZippin' miles!

EZip Trailz 43,000+ 45,000+ miles - 10 Year - Report
Been 10 years and 5 6 various eZips, most still functional!
2008 eZip Mountain Trailz - 3500+ miles retired for spare parts
2008 eZip Mountain Trailz - 6000+ miles "Snow Beast" - Studded tires, geared down and volted up (36V) for slogging through snow
2008 eZip Trailz 10,500+ miles, geared for 21mph cruising - w\PA near 25mph
2009 eZip Trailz LS - 12,000+ miles "Comfort Cruiser" (refurbished & new 25.9V 26.4Ah battery) - sold to neighbor
2013 eZip Trailz LS - 11,000+ miles "New Comfort Cruiser"- fendered w\all purpose tires, big comfy low seat and 19mph cruising
Oops! forgot about:
2014 eZip eco-ride 2 - 2000+ miles Deluxe eZip w\alloy frame and hubs, disc capable fork. Fixed every major flaw from previous models. But holes too small for nipples, forcing poor angles at rim and causing SS spokes to break at rim. So, will disassemble and re-drill 4 wheels, (2 eco-ride 2's), 1 rescue bike and 1 like new.

Sadly,the eZip line was retired in 2014.
The more deluxe iZip line is still produced but they converted to hub and mid-drive.
So, gone is the $300-$400 complete eBike.
Good news is, if you are lucky, there are a good supply setting in garages, somewhere, just waiting for a new Lithium battery.

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A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There, shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely, sobers us again.

I enjoy enlightening ... and enlivening the spirit of the innovators.

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Index - Homemade Battery Packs - Updated - November 2015

EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

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