Winterized

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Re: Winterized

Post by DrkAngel » Jan 18 2019 10:30pm

I've considered warming up gloves etc, but think 12V waterproof 3528 led strips would be my preference.
Very soft and flexible when warm, plenty of cheap "dimmers" to regulate warmth, and can turn inside out for putting on a show.
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Re: Winterized

Post by markz » Jan 19 2019 4:15pm

DrkAngel wrote:
Jan 18 2019 10:30pm
I've considered warming up gloves etc, but think 12V waterproof 3528 led strips would be my preference.
Very soft and flexible when warm, plenty of cheap "dimmers" to regulate warmth, and can turn inside out for putting on a show.
How hot would led strips get?

Coldest days here were last night, its the wind chill that makes it so cold. I have to add stuff to my gloves, like more insulation and a winder breaker material. I was thinking of adding handlebar gloves add to that some plastic guards. Oh I just thought of something, atleast for the hands on the handlebar, not only heated grips, but also a metal bar coming off the handlebars even NiChrome wire wrapped around the brake levers for the finger tips, then heat shrink it on. No need to mess with shit putting on and off the gloves with wires and batteries nshit. Fuckyeah I gotta think about that for a bit now.

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Re: Winterized

Post by DrkAngel » Jan 20 2019 6:29am

@12V ... 3528 LEDs use about 1+ watt per foot 5050, possibly 2+ watt per foot, 5630 3+ watt per foot.
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Re: Winterized

Post by DrkAngel » Oct 17 2019 6:47am

Prepping for Winter 2019-20
Need to take 3 x 36V 4.4Ah Hoverboard batteries out of "bag" and build into eZip battery case.
Built 1 already, but sold to neighbor who needed it for climbing hill to new home.
"Stainless Steel" chain from China is a rusted mess! Need to replace!
Geared motor to get "Rust Buster" chain lubed with Fast Line Wet".
Studded tires still in great condition, but will treat with Armor-All, I've run both for about 4 Winters, but 1 was used already, no visible "checking" or cracks yet ... and would like to keep them alive for as long as possible. Ice Spiker studs (front) have no noticeable wear, Kenda Klondike (rear) is noticeably worn but offers good braking traction!

Just starting to line up my "to do" list.
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Re: Winterized

Post by miro13car » Oct 17 2019 12:54pm

By winter you mean what?
snow, ice?
I gave up on winterizing my summer ebike long time ago
Reason ?
Installing studed tires every fall
If you dont need studed tires so yoj do not have real winter
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Re: Winterized

Post by DrkAngel » Oct 17 2019 6:14pm

Upstate NY, south of Buffalo ... yeah, we get Snow and Ice, but worst, they use salt, which when down near 0 ºF turns everything into a brownish slurry that piles in front of your tires but slides easily against the warmer road surface.

Yes, I run a dedicated Winter bike The Snow Beast !
Chewed up and eaten away by salt and slush and snow for more than a decade of Winters.
Will be documenting this years refurbishment in the next month.
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... yeah, we get snow!

Back in the 70's ... shoveling snow.
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Re: Winterized

Post by RunForTheHills » Oct 17 2019 6:51pm

DrkAngel wrote:
Oct 17 2019 6:14pm
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Re: Winterized

Post by DrkAngel » Nov 15 2019 8:28am

DrkAngel wrote:
Oct 17 2019 6:47am
Prepping for Winter 2019-20
Need to take 3 x 36V 4.4Ah Hoverboard batteries out of "bag" and build into eZip battery case.
Built 1 already, but sold to neighbor who needed it for climbing hill to new home.
"Stainless Steel" chain from China is a rusted mess! Need to replace!
Geared motor to get "Rust Buster" chain lubed with Fast Line Wet".
Studded tires still in great condition, but will treat with Armor-All, I've run both for about 4 Winters, but 1 was used already, no visible "checking" or cracks yet ... and would like to keep them alive for as long as possible. Ice Spiker studs (front) have no noticeable wear, Kenda Klondike (rear) is noticeably worn but offers good braking traction!

Just starting to line up my "to do" list.
Upset! got behind, shoveling snow and still haven't pulled out the Snow Beast ...

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Will get operational this weekend!


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Re: Winterized

Post by markz » Nov 16 2019 7:21pm

^^^Better be a Rubi!

I dunno why people buy them non Rubi's and install offroad gear on them, but maybe they have the offroad option, lockers, skid plates, d44's. Price no doubt is the reason people go non Rubi, but d44's and lockers is a great addition.

I dont do much in terms of maintenance, except I noticed my chain today was rather rusty and crusty so I took to laying on lots of oil onto the chain and cassette/freewheel. I did a fall, which I will post up in another thread, and I noticed the brakes were holding the rear wheel, so thats the reason I looked at it today. I really need to either get a fat rim, new spokes and lace the front 9C or get my c4k going, fats in the winter are great, from what I can tell with my rear fat.

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Re: Winterized

Post by MJSfoto1956 » Nov 16 2019 10:24pm

Nothing like a refreshing ride on Elektra on a sunny winter day!

Or as the Norwegians say: there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
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P.S. two thumbs up for the Tucano Urbano Thermoscud apron -- my legs stayed toasty and never got cool at all.

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Re: Winterized

Post by markz » Jan 21 2020 8:54pm

Hows that rust buster chain working for you?

My chain is rusted and looking at Chain Reaction Cycle, will probably buy two Clarks 7-8 Spd for the winter fat ebike.
Clarks Anti Rust 7-8 Speed Chain
Clarks Anti Rust 5-6 Speed Chain
KMC Z8Rb Anti-Rust 8 Speed Chain
KMC S1 Rust Buster Single Speed Chain

DrkAngel wrote:
Oct 17 2019 6:47am
Prepping for Winter 2019-20

"Stainless Steel" chain from China is a rusted mess! Need to replace!
Geared motor to get "Rust Buster" chain lubed with Fast Line Wet".

Just starting to line up my "to do" list.

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