Quest for EMF continues...
Tuesday I went to a local bike shop with my new wheel for a new tube and tire. Realized when I got the wheel that my old almost 1 inch wide original front tire (Primo Comet or Racer) wouldn't fit on the 1.5 or so inch wheel on the motor. So local bike shop sells me 20" Schwalbe Kojak and a Presta valve tube that appears as if it's too big. I didn't want the French valve. So I used my original tube and the Schwalbe. Seems to work, and AFAIK isn't pinched. Only 80 PSI so far; good for 95.
Bought $25 rear-view mirror clips on glasses. Too pricey but works well. Got $12 3 LED headlamp today and seems to work sell. I think this is fine for most of my night-time cruisin'. At local tool shop bought $12 shaded safety glasses that strap and almost seal and look cool.
With these 3 items I'm looking pretty Borg-ish;... Hmm, what sort of cool helmet paint scheme would complement that ?
Consumers Reports likes Bell helmets. Bell owns Giro, but CR doesn't like so much. Local bike shop has Giro, no Bell. Giro is 2nd to Bell ? Never used a helmet before.
Contractor tool shop had $30 combo pack (for builder, construction etc, type people) that had a "tote bag", knee pads and gloves. Tote bag is triangular and should hold at least 2 batteries (220 WH) and controller and can go behind my upright seat.
Tool shop had WONDERFUL selection of nuts, bolts, hard to finds, etc, etc. Got extra axle bolts M14x1.5 fine thread, washers, lock washers, and some other sizes.
Tool shop had $40 "magnetic digital saw bevel angle indicator" that seemed ideal for an inclinometer so I can see exactly how steep my hills are, and doubles as a nice level addition. I might have to re-orient sensor to see display head on though. It does FULL 360 degrees, to 0.1 degrees, so I can accurately measure all points of the loopety-loop.
My only regret is that I'll eventually need one with a USB port to go with the GPS equipped tablet PC I'm typing this on right now...
Canadian Tire had half price to $50 on a remote temperature reader. I'm not sure how good it is, but it seems OK in my limited testing today. I will use this on the motor, batteries and controller, as well as anything else I can think of around the house.
10 gauge wire, shrink wrap, connectors I hope will fit the batts, 30a auto fuse in holder, 30a breaker, colorful 690 tie wraps, red electric tape to match bike, variety connector kit and strippers.
2 22mm wrenches, 2 types of 10 mm wrenches, 4 stainless clamps, 2 calling birds...
Ebikes is annoying me with their "We'll ship it when we get around to it policy".
I ordered parts last Wed., 9 days ago, and partly because 1 item was not ready, and I wasn't told that until late Friday after placing order by phone on Thurs. So they "can't ship till Tues" and the package wasn't picked up till Wed after they placed the order late Tues. So even though it's "expedited", here I am on Friday and it ain't here yet. So I won't have it till Monday at EARLIEST. That's 12 days after Internet order and 11 days after Telephone follow-up.
I'm not going to use Ebikes anymore for parts I need soon (like within 7 days even), unless I can't find a faster vendor. End of mini-rant w/ no exclamation marks.
So I hope Canada post can come through Monday with my controller and throttles. I have the batts and motor but can't test the motor yet. Maybe that's a good thing though given that I already rode 2 KM at midnight with the motor on and the washers hung up on the "lawyer lips"...
Back to the garage to mull over electronics bag placement and conversion of wrenches and pipe clamps into faux torque arms. 10 mm fasteners are now the rule as I'll always have a wrench or two handy.
Can you hook a bike computer to hall sensors ?