You know your a E-Biker when ....

General Discussion about electric bicycles.
LI-ghtcycle   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3815
Joined: Aug 29 2009 11:39pm
Location: Oregon City Oregon

You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jun 26 2010 11:21pm

..when your batteries weigh as much as a pedal bike, but your riding even in the rain when the pedal bikes are safe in the garage, collecting dust, and you STILL have that EV grin on your face! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

User avatar
amberwolf   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 27565
Joined: Aug 17 2009 6:43am
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA, Earth, Sol, Local Bubble, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group
Contact:

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by amberwolf » Jun 26 2010 11:56pm

...your controller begins to fail from the AZ heat, you have to unplug it, and instead of just shifting down and gritting your teeth and pedalling onward, you get a friend with a truck to haul you and your bike and trailer and load back to home. ;)

LI-ghtcycle   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3815
Joined: Aug 29 2009 11:39pm
Location: Oregon City Oregon

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jun 27 2010 12:05am

Good one AW! I think you got reason though, in THAT heat, it might be dangerous to push it too much! :oops:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

User avatar
dogman dan   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 34991
Joined: May 17 2008 12:53pm
Location: Las Cruces New Mexico USA

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by dogman dan » Jun 27 2010 5:25am

One of the reasons I insist my bike be able to fit on the bus bike racks. Trouble is, I never break down untill the bus just went by, and won't be back for an hour.

You know you're an ebiker when you contemplate trying to tell your wife to park the car in the driveway from now on so more ebikes can fit in the garage.

Evoforce   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 801
Joined: Mar 09 2010 2:45am
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Evoforce » Jun 27 2010 5:37am

You say good-bye to the gas pump and hello smile!
"Energy is all consuming and it is never ending. It just changes form as it morphs through time and space... " Evoforce
                                                                                   Several 5403 motors, Phoenix Racer(5403) crystalyte suspension mtn bike LiFepo4 72/20.  (409) crystalyte 48 volt hardtail.   Phoenix Cruiser(5304)  LiFePo4 48/20.  First electric bike a 2009 XB 502-700 style, 36/20 sla scooter bike.  2) 2011 Nissan Leaf's in the mix.  Tesla Model S.  And solar!

User avatar
AussieJester   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 8736
Joined: Mar 11 2008 3:33am
Location: Perth Western Australia

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by AussieJester » Jun 27 2010 5:41am

You know your a E-Biker when .... you jump to 'Platinum Member' status with your first and only lipo purchase from hobbycity :mrgreen:

KiM

User avatar
ElectricEd   100 W

100 W
Posts: 265
Joined: Nov 21 2008 5:24pm
Location: Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by ElectricEd » Jun 27 2010 5:55am

...you have that EV grin and suddenly the BMS cuts out. :( You've been gunning it too much coming up that last hill. :oops:
That's the downside, but only happens about once a year.

...you overtake a lycra lizard as he is starting to fade 2/3s of the way up a hill and notice the look on his face as you pass. :twisted:

...when you realise that those silly winding bike paths that turn a 20K ride into 30K don't bother you any more.

...the only sore and overworked part of your body after 30K is your thumb.

...you spend more time looking at the scenery.

...when you get onto the Internet the first page you go to is ES.
Bike: Giant ATX 990
Motor: Crystalyte 408 Rear
Controller: Crystalyte V2 40A
Battery: Ping 48V 15 AH LiFePO4. Charged by the Sun
Computer: Cycle Analyst - best thing since sliced bread was invented
Daily Commute: 27 km to the salt mine, return 27 km to bliss

User avatar
Ykick   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 5558
Joined: Nov 26 2009 6:10pm
Location: San Diego, California

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Ykick » Jun 27 2010 7:42am

...stay up late at night sifting through HK Lipo stock...
Talent must not be wasted.... Those who have talent must hug it, embrace it, nurture it and share it lest it be taken away from you as fast as it was loaned to you.

- Frank Sinatra

chvidgov.bc.ca   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 813
Joined: Apr 24 2008 4:52pm
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by chvidgov.bc.ca » Jun 27 2010 8:49am

You hop on the bus for the last time to buy the supersized bag of zip-ties...

User avatar
SilverSurfer   100 W

100 W
Posts: 283
Joined: Nov 26 2009 9:00am
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by SilverSurfer » Jun 27 2010 9:11am

Someone mentions the current price of gas and your memory is jarred! Oh yeah! Gas! LOL How much is that now?
As you have done unto the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. Yeshua (Jesus)

User avatar
def215   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 518
Joined: Oct 07 2009 1:54pm
Location: philadelphia, pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by def215 » Jun 27 2010 9:21am

You know you're an e-biker when every battery you see, you wonder if it will power your bike better than your current battery setup...lol
Project: E-BMX - Completed, debugging.
Konion Powered!
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14550

Project Min-E Ped:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=25636

User avatar
johnrobholmes   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3955
Joined: Jul 07 2008 2:19pm
Location: Missouri
Contact:

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by johnrobholmes » Jun 27 2010 9:36am

dogman wrote:You know you're an ebiker when you contemplate trying to tell your wife to park the car in the driveway from now on so more ebikes can fit in the garage.

Err, guilty here...


When your other hobbies take a back seat on expenditures and you keep trying to find ways to haul more stuff on your bike. Car or truck? Who needs em!

The Mighty Volt   10 MW

10 MW
Posts: 2205
Joined: Oct 17 2009 9:35am
Location: Republic of Ireland.

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by The Mighty Volt » Jun 27 2010 9:59am

You know you are an ebiker when you have no bloody money left!

katou   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 791
Joined: Jul 22 2009 7:52am
Location: Toronto

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by katou » Jun 27 2010 11:34am

You carry a portable powersource capable of stickwelding 1/4" steel.

Katou

User avatar
docnjoj   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 5787
Joined: Sep 29 2007 5:26pm
Location: Fairhope AL

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by docnjoj » Jun 27 2010 12:03pm

.................when your six Bosch Fatpacks have never been in a tool!
otherDoc
E-bike stable at our house

Steintrike Mad Max full suspension trike rear Cute 100H going on: Whoops, Cute wheel broke but I fixed it.
Sun USX delta trike EbikeKit small geared front wheel sort of front suspension for wife

Agniusm/A123 AMP 20 36 volts on the Steini has been taken off.
2x16000 Multisport from HK now gone as they died after 2 years
New Luna 10S bottle battery 13.6AH now on mine
Relatively New 10S4Px2 for wife's bike giving 20ah @ 40 volts home made Panasonic from Tumich. BMS's rule.

LI-ghtcycle   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3815
Joined: Aug 29 2009 11:39pm
Location: Oregon City Oregon

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jun 27 2010 1:06pm

Great stuff! Keep it coming! :mrgreen:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

User avatar
auraslip   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3535
Joined: Mar 05 2010 5:19pm

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by auraslip » Jun 27 2010 4:04pm

when you dream of the day that someone invents a turn-key lipo BMS?
THANKS TO EVERYONE HERE WHO TAUGHT ME ABOUT EBIKES. I'M IN YOUR DEBT.

I sell Ebike Brake levers and throttles with custom connectors crimped on! $10 shipped!

ES facebook group

r/ebikes ebikes on reddit

User avatar
GrayKard   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 574
Joined: Jul 15 2009 8:27pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by GrayKard » Jun 27 2010 4:07pm

You know you're an Ebiker when you think carbon fiber is best used for battery boxes.

katou   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 791
Joined: Jul 22 2009 7:52am
Location: Toronto

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by katou » Jun 27 2010 5:23pm

A bike that weighs 100 lbs doesn't seem "too bad"

LI-ghtcycle   1.21 GW

1.21 GW
Posts: 3815
Joined: Aug 29 2009 11:39pm
Location: Oregon City Oregon

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jun 27 2010 7:17pm

katou wrote:A bike that weighs 100 lbs doesn't seem "too bad"
TRUE! sooooo TRUE! :lol:
Thank you Justin_Le for your selfless act of kindness! We all are in your debt.
Back on track E-Bronco! Now with Cro Motor Mid-Drive Goodness!
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=44997

Vision R40 w/3000w MXUS as mid-drive, NuVinci N171B rear wheel as transmission, Silent yet powerful, running 72v 11.6 ah (20s 18650 Li-Ion) to climb hills, tow trailer with zero pedaling when needed!

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75247[/size]

bart_dood   100 W

100 W
Posts: 106
Joined: Jun 28 2009 2:26pm

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by bart_dood » Jun 27 2010 10:28pm

When you leave your 911 at home and use the ebike all the time instead...
Attachments
car pic.jpg
car pic.jpg (134.2 KiB) Viewed 1186 times
124,000 miles on my daily driver EV. Chevy Volt :)

D-Man   1 MW

1 MW
Posts: 1557
Joined: Nov 28 2006 8:43pm

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by D-Man » Jun 27 2010 10:41pm

... you pick up alumimum cans/water bottles off the road to pay for the "fuel".
408 front hub
21000+ miles on many sla's.
5 tires worn out

D-Man   1 MW

1 MW
Posts: 1557
Joined: Nov 28 2006 8:43pm

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by D-Man » Jun 27 2010 10:47pm

.... you get called a "cheater" all the time.
408 front hub
21000+ miles on many sla's.
5 tires worn out

User avatar
def215   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 518
Joined: Oct 07 2009 1:54pm
Location: philadelphia, pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by def215 » Jun 27 2010 10:54pm

when your batteries are mistakened as some type of explosives. ill say that because ive been told that several times about my konion pack...lol
Project: E-BMX - Completed, debugging.
Konion Powered!
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14550

Project Min-E Ped:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=25636

User avatar
Icewrench   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 811
Joined: Sep 07 2008 4:54pm
Location: Seattle Wa USA

Re: You know your a E-Biker when ....

Post by Icewrench » Jun 27 2010 11:15pm

...bad habits are no longer worth the expense.

...getting stuck in traffic is a thing of the past.

...you have 4 types of lithium cells on your work bench.

...your sweetheart moves out, takes all her stuff, and all you see is more room for e bikes.

Post Reply