I also tried a 2 cross pattern, but it probably suffers the same flaws:Chalo wrote: ↑Jan 05, 2018 4:09 pmYou can do that, sure. But you are limited to rims that don't have alternating tilt or stagger in their holes, which is not very many of them. And when truing, you have in effect half as many places to pull on the rim-- the same basic problem as paired-spoke wheels.
You would run into the problem that paired-spoke wheels were designed to circumvent, which is the rim zigzagging from side to side when the opposing spokes are too far apart from each other.
I have two, recently purchased (12/2017) Q100H 328 - Both front hubs.zro-1 wrote: ↑Oct 30, 2017 6:35 pmThis may be useful to the rest of the forum: I was able to decipher the info printed on the motor casing. Here's what the motor reads:
AKM = the manufacturer, Akiema (or however that's spelled)
170629 = the date of manufacture (2017-06-29)
01002 = The motor model and version (0100 = Q100, 2 = version 2)
AAD = I haven't been able to figure that out yet, but I believe it is the code for the style of gears/brakes the motor can use (freewheel + disk/rim brake)
36 = 36 volts (yeah, I'll follow that )
20A = 20 amps
H = the H-series of the Q100
Isn't moving the batteries even higher (onto your back) going to make the entire system -- you and the bike -- even more top heavy?
Struck me that you might fit your 26 batteries like this: . And if they were housed in some sort of semi-rigid container of the right color, it would almost disappear.zro-1 wrote: ↑Jan 21, 2018 11:45 pmYes. But the weight is on me, rather than being on the bike. With the battery pack in the seat bag it felt like the bike wanted to tip over more than I intended it to. If the weight is on me I figure my body will compensate better.
I know before I was saying that I already had a bunch of weight on my back and didn't want more, but after feeling the weight at the top of the bike (basically between my legs) I wasn't happy with it.
If I wasn't going for a stealthy build, I'd just toss the battery down in the triangle and be done with it, but I don't want a big battery in there.
My game plan now is to attach a magnetic connector to the bottom of the seat and have the battery in my backpack.
It should be right around 2.5 lbs.zro-1 wrote: ↑Feb 01, 2018 10:37 pmYeah, this pack fits great in both the bladder pocket of my camelback day pack (vertically) as well as in the bottom of my timbuk2 laptop backpack (horizontally). It's a bit heavy with both my laptop and battery in the big bag, but the weight is nicely distributed, so it's not a huge deal. It feels like carrying around a 2nd gen iPad in terms of weight. I don't have a scale to weigh it with though.
Sure, but you probably paid $1.50 per cell. Factor in the capacity deficit, and you paid about half per amp hour.