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Re: 10,000 mile club

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by WASYLBRYTAN » May 18, 2014 2:28 am

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Congratulations, I don't often encounter people who ride more than I do. You have built a beautiful e-bike. How long did it take you to ride 16,000 miles? Bill

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by jansevr » May 18, 2014 3:23 am

thank you! btw - 16,000 is on the CA not the bike or the motor. this is my second hs3540. after the first 10-11000 my axle snapped. that motor was on two other frames. started off with 12s5ah now im riding 20s10ah. so far ive had about 1000 miles on this motor and frame without any issues or maintenance! not even a flat with the razorback tire! and i dont just keep it on the street either. its about 50/50 with the trails...speaking of which my bike is in need of a good wash. ill get some before and after pictures and you'll see i don't baby this thing :twisted:

edit* - i forgot to write how long. haha this is over a period of nearly exactly 3 years (from my first build). but there was a time of about 10-12 months where i was not riding at all

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by dogman dan » May 18, 2014 4:45 am

8000 miles a year is a hell of a lot of riding. Way to go.

So much for me all proud I rode 2000 miles last year. When I first got sick, my usual 2-3000 miles a year was cut to more like 200.

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Re: 10,000 mile club

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Postby DrkAngel » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:23 pm
DrkAngel wrote:I passed 10,000 miles, earlier, towards Spring.
Took almost 3 years.
On 3, variously modified EZips.

Yes, all 3 are still fully functional, including my Winter - Mudder.
Winter Mudder is a Mountain Trailz, modded to 36v, plus, a pair of homemade studded tires.
Done me good, through 2 Winters, in upstate New York USA.

Started playing with my Ezip "stepthrough", this Summer ... put another 1000 miles on that already.
It really helps pile on the miles when you can get 30-40 miles per charge!
Passed 20,000 eBike miles.

3000+ miles w/ 2008 Mountain Trailz
Ran with original 24V SLA (16-17mph)
Replaced SLA 10Ah batteries
Tried 8Ah SLA batteries
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Went 36V SLA - (23mph)
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3900+ miles w/2008 Mountain Trailz "Winter Slogger"
Bought immediately after first 2008 MT ... Pre-Christmas Sale
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Upgraded to 37V 20.8Ah (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack
Swapped to 20T oem rear gearing, added studded tires and designated my "Snow Beast"
Settled to 33.3V 31.2Ah 18650(recycled Laptop cell) battery pack

6300+ miles w/2008 Trailz "Commuter"
My eaBike ... the one I have usually pedal assisted
16T mod
Changed to DNP 32-11T 7spd freewheel
Kept the high small seat
Added plastic fenders
Added rear turn signals-lighting
Added Kevlar belted low RR tires
Multiple 25.9V 31.2Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery packs
Some 25.9V 25.92 (Recycled LiPo) use (20+mph)
Tried 22.2V 41.6Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery pack - (17-18mph)
25.9V 25.92 (Recycled LiPo) - new cells! - (22mph)

7200+ miles w/2009 Trailz LS "Comfort Cruiser"
Put big comfy seat on a suspension post and lowered fully
Big Cruiser tires (Whitewalls)
Added 16T mod
Ran 25.9V 31.2Ah 18650 (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack (~20mph)
Built 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack for 7000+ miles! (~20mph)
22.2V 41.6Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery pack (16-17mph) - too wimpy :(
Went 33.3V 31.2Ah for the clear road portion of Winter ... spoiled myself!

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by kriskros » May 19, 2014 4:40 pm

i put 2200miles on my first bike...bafang with 36v,12amp ping[gone]....46oo on my tadpole trike[still running]36v,2oamp a123....1900on my first two wheel woody[gonr] and a little over 2300 on the seconf woody that is now running 14s 20amp a123 .1600w cyclone motor through a nuvinci360... about 11000miles... eyes not good enough for drivers license forover two years. :mrgreen: .

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by biohazardman » May 20, 2014 11:54 pm

Well over 10K on the Giant with BMC V2S mostly although I put a couple hundred on it with a V2T. My only transportation for three years due to head trauma but able to drive again so less miles on the bike, in the rain, but I still commute on it daily.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by amberwolf » Sep 15, 2014 3:09 pm

Took me a while to find this thread to post this:

Back on 9-9-14, I posted in the CB2 thread:
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While I was looking at stats, I found I am about to roll over to 10,000 miles! (I'm sure I've actually passed that, but not all themileage on this frame is actually on this CA; I've forgotten to transfer some now and then during resets and repairs and whatnot). I will probably hit the actual mark tomorrow on my way to work, as my ride to and form owrk today is not quite long enough to do it, I think. Or maybe I'll just ride around the block when I get home tonight till it rolls over. :)
Since then I've done at least another 25 miles, maybe more (I forgot to look before I came in), so I have definitely exceeded 10,000 miles now.



And CrazyBike2 has only seriously broken (frame/etc-wise) a few times in all those miles. :lol:
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by silviasol » Sep 15, 2014 4:37 pm

Where do you get the mile reading tool? What is it called?

Edit: Wow can you get them cheaper then this one

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Re: 10,000 mile club

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30 miles per day commute, this took about 3 years. Same battery, two motors, two sets of tires and maybe 5 flats.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by amberwolf » Sep 18, 2014 3:39 pm

silviasol wrote:Where do you get the mile reading tool? What is it called?
The actual maker of those is Grin Tech http://ebikes.ca ; they are available from a number of places around the world nowadays. The reason they are not cheap is they have a whole lot of features you don't find in either a watt meter or regular speedo/odo, and they are not yet a widely-in-demand product all around hte planet like those other things are, so not nearly as many of them are made and so economies of scale haven't dropped their cost-to-manufacture yet.


But if all you want is an odometer (or speedometer), you can get those for $10 or less as a "bicycle computer".

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by silviasol » Sep 19, 2014 2:04 am

amberwolf wrote:
silviasol wrote:Where do you get the mile reading tool? What is it called?
The actual maker of those is Grin Tech http://ebikes.ca ; they are available from a number of places around the world nowadays. The reason they are not cheap is they have a whole lot of features you don't find in either a watt meter or regular speedo/odo, and they are not yet a widely-in-demand product all around hte planet like those other things are, so not nearly as many of them are made and so economies of scale haven't dropped their cost-to-manufacture yet.


But if all you want is an odometer (or speedometer), you can get those for $10 or less as a "bicycle computer".
Really wanted to track the total miles I use and have the amp/watt reading along with it. Might pick it up next spring. Is there another cheaper gadget that does the same but just doesn't have a display? I remember there was this one that was just a board and had all these features and an option to add a display if you bought another part. Then after a ride you can hook it to your usb and view everything on your computer.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by The fingers » Sep 19, 2014 8:00 am

Daily commute X days ridden gave me about 5,000 miles up until I got hurt. :x
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by kriskros » Sep 19, 2014 6:23 pm

reached 10123miles..one two wheel,one recumbent trike, two wood bikes... the recumbent[used for trails]and one woody[used for the city] still going strong....me???? :mrgreen:

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10,000 2WD miles

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All on 2WD Mundo -- so 20,000 motor-miles... :)
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by Arlo1 » Jun 01, 2015 12:49 am

Cresh wrote:
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30 miles per day commute, this took about 3 years. Same battery, two motors, two sets of tires and maybe 5 flats.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by Cresh » Jul 12, 2015 9:35 pm

Arlo1 wrote:
Cresh wrote:
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30 miles per day commute, this took about 3 years. Same battery, two motors, two sets of tires and maybe 5 flats.
What battery?
Sorry it took so long to answer - been off the bike after my accident last December. Also just got the rotator cuff surgery and bicep Tenodesis (moved the long head of bicep from top of shoulder to upper arm) anyway, I bought cellman's 52v 11.5ah A123 battery ( he no longer sells this). The usable AH are now down to about 9ah where I used to get 11. It also sags a bit more than it used to but it was worth the money I spent.
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Breached the 10000 mile mark...

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After 3 years and 9 months I finally hit the 10000 mile mark.
I retrofitted an EV Global ebike with a Yescom USA 1000 watt hub motor from eBay and a 100 Volt 10 amp/hr. battery LiPo Battery in December 2012. The first set of LiPo batteries lasted 450 cycles and 8500 miles.
The photo taken shows the 10000 mile milestone being breached. I built a new LiPo pack with 100 Volts and 13.2 amp/hr. at the 8501 mile mark.
In the time it took to get to 10000 miles, the only real issue I had was with rear tire blowouts and flats. I purchased 7 tires and 5 tubes in the 45 months that I have been riding. I also had to replace my Hyperion balance charger due to the balancing ports malfunctioning. Total cost of maintenance in that time was ~ $300.00. This works out to be about .03/mile. Not too shabby considering my SRT8 Challenger gets 11 miles/gallon.

I was wondering how many others breached the 10000 mile mark and what maintenance cost did you incur during that time.
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Re: Breached the 10000 mile mark...

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Re: Breached the 10000 mile mark...

Post by Blackssr » Sep 26, 2016 2:25 pm

Sorry about that. I should have done a search. Mods can delete please.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by cwah » Sep 26, 2016 6:03 pm

I must do 10K miles per year so well over it :)
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Re: 10,000 mile club

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To the mods. Thanks for moving post.
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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by DrkAngel » Nov 18, 2016 11:08 pm

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

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by DAND214 » Nov 18, 2016 11:38 pm

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

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Re: 10,000 mile club

Post by Voltron » Nov 19, 2016 11:30 am

I'm hitting about 15,000 miles on this system (separate from my leg pedaling miles and other ebike miles :) )
That $60 EBay controller and scooter motor combo been thru so many punishing battery draining sessions without a whimper.

It's been working out to about 3500 miles a tire. And its been the same brake pads in the drum brake the whole time, and still stops like a champ.

From putting the first one together as lark
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Then liking it surprisingly much, and riding it until the frame bent and moving all the parts to this.
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Then to this after cracking...
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Then the motor and controller met their match in a frame that could handle them.
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Party wagon mode... pizza and a cooler of beer...lol.
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There's been other more conventional ebikes along the way, but the nostalgia of this being the one where I learned about mislabeled generic controllers, and overvolting, and needing to mismatch wire colors for Halls and throttles and whatnot, and 72v being able to jump a pretty good airgap, and having it surviving that and riding better than ever with more range and speed handling on each version makes every mile on it fun.

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