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Today I am 10 !

Post by oatnet » Apr 26 2016 6:01pm

I was thinking this was my 10th anniversary on E:S, but when I looked closer, I realized it was only my 9th. I probably thought that because started playing with BLDC wheel motors in 2006, but didn't join E:S until 2007, shortly after it started.

Thanks to everyone on E:S for the EV Grin and all I have learned from you, :D and thanks to Justin for footing the bill to preserve its ad-free existance. :D

Remember we are all here for the EV grin, and get there within the limits of what is possible in our own world, so celebrate each other's successes and don't bag on anyone else's ride. :mrgreen:

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Re: Today I am 9 !

Post by friendly1uk » Apr 26 2016 6:12pm

Happy Birthday!!

I can't believe I'm only 3. I thought I was 4. No wonder my lipo isn't aging yet :)
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Post by 2old » Apr 27 2016 8:23pm

HB O (not HBO); enjoyed our "conversations". You might have learned a lot from ES, but you've given it back.

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Post by oatnet » Apr 27 2016 10:22pm

Thanks guys! :D

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Post by kiwiev » May 08 2016 4:16am

Thanks JD

For all your help may you have many more Birthdays to come.

And thanks to Justin for this great forum. :D

Cheers Kiwi

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Post by mikebikerad » May 09 2016 12:46am

Thanks for sharing all your sweet builds over the years!

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Post by oatnet » Apr 26 2017 5:00pm

Wow, it has only been a decade.

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Post by 2old » Apr 26 2017 6:34pm

Wow, has it been a whole year: Seems like a couple of weeks. Anyway HB!

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Post by oatnet » Apr 26 2017 7:13pm

Thanks 2old! Yeah, it seems like it was just last week that I bunji-tied an improbable amount of lead acid to the flimsy rear rack on a Huffy bike; that first bike only lasted a ride or two, but sparked an EV addiction that has spanned that decade.

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Post by torker » Apr 26 2017 8:20pm

Like this lol This was 2011 I think. I think a test with 60 v lead haha.
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Re: Today I am 10 !

Post by fechter » Apr 26 2017 8:36pm

You get 10 candles now.

Boy, I don't miss lead acid batteries at all.
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Post by Ypedal » Apr 26 2017 8:44pm

The years, they blow by fast !!! 8)
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Post by oatnet » Apr 27 2017 10:30am

Hi Fechter!
Hi Ypedal!

Yep, I don't miss lead acid at all. Or NiCD, or Nimh, or even those LifePO4 packs from 1997 - really crappy Chinese packs like Cheer Ocean, and Ypedal was it Falcon something or other we got early LIMn and LIFePO4 packs from? Yeah I don't miss my tidalforce bikes that were weighed down to 125lb with a couple of those falcon packs. Even Xyster's scary LiCo setup was heavy. Y today's standards. I am still riding my build from year before last, super light with small battery that I can pedal. :mrgreen:
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Post by \/ampa » Apr 27 2017 10:39am

Im 7 or something must be Alzheimer's kick in *gruml

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Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » Apr 27 2017 10:49am

I have only just started building electric bikes this year. I joined E:S earlier this month. I have built one bike that I use regularly and another that is a work in progress. I really like my E-bikes. As for battery technology, I have only used Li-ion on my builds.

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Post by Doctorbass » Apr 27 2017 11:21am

Ypedal wrote:The years, they blow by fast !!! 8)
Yeah! true!




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Post by oatnet » Apr 27 2017 11:40am

Doctorbass wrote:
Ypedal wrote:The years, they blow by fast !!! 8)
Yeah! true!

Happy E-S birthday Oatnet!
Thanks Doc!

Wow, all the 10+ year OG's are turning out. That reminds me - Happy belated 10-year to Doc, Ypedal, and Fechter! :D It was kind of funny. I haven't been around much in the past year, but came here to post about the amazing deals on Fiat 500e electric cars (I saw one sell for as little $4700), and suddenly realized it was my E:S birthday... :shock:

Those early days in '96/'97 were great - a few hundred people excited just to get an ebike going, no competition or trash-talking or false facts. Fechter blew our minds in '97 when he came up with instructions for replacing the crappy FETs on analog xlyte controllers, making them (finally) reliable, not to mention more powerful. That was the turning point between trying to build a bike that could climb a hill, and trying to keep the nose down. :lol:

Amazing what E:S has grown into. :D
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Post by Rassy » Apr 27 2017 1:21pm

Those early days in '96/'97 were great
Dang oatnet, I think you are showing your age! Oh, and happy fellow 10 year member. Anyway, in your previous post I don't think you meant to add 10 years.
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Post by The fingers » Apr 27 2017 1:44pm

I'm still just a kindergartner. Congats Oatnet and all the other 5th/6th graders! :)
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Post by neptronix » Apr 28 2017 12:41am

Well actually.. going off the dates in the database, the forum is +/- 10 years old by a few months, so let's call 10 years a rounding error. Happy birthday anyway.

I find the longevity of this place to be pretty amazing myself. In the days of halfway decent commercial bikes and kits that don't require hacking... there's still a lot of amazing hacking going on here. I'll always be grateful for this place myself, and i ain't going anywhere either.
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Post by Doctorbass » Apr 28 2017 8:53am

neptronix wrote: I find the longevity of this place to be pretty amazing myself. In the days of halfway decent commercial bikes and kits that don't require hacking... there's still a lot of amazing hacking going on here. I'll always be grateful for this place myself, and i ain't going anywhere either.

+1 8)

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