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Forum: Electric Bikes 05-28-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By EBikeFL
After testing over $500 worth of bicycle tires...

After testing over $500 worth of bicycle tires including Kenda, I would suggest sticking with Schwalbe tires (http://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour.html). Try Schwalbe's New Marathon Supreme...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-14-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By EBikeFL
Welcome, Linetrash. A good place to start is...

Welcome, Linetrash.

A good place to start is to explore the pages of Grin News (http://www.ebikes.ca/)

No, batteries are not universal. You will want to keep your ebike as "open-source" as...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By EBikeFL
+1 on 350htrr's comment. :thumb:

+1 on 350htrr's comment. :thumb:
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By EBikeFL
It sounds like you could use two separate bikes. ...

It sounds like you could use two separate bikes. One bike to get to and from work that isn't an e-bike. The other, kept and recharged at work which is electric so you can use to go places once at...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By EBikeFL
Does the manufacture provide a wiring diagram on...

Does the manufacture provide a wiring diagram on their e-bike?
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-03-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 46,810
Posted By EBikeFL
The trick is to balance mileage, speed, and...

The trick is to balance mileage, speed, and weight (batteries). At 25 amps you must take awhile to get up to speed; however, I agree about keeping the amps to the total amp-hours or less of the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-02-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 46,810
Posted By EBikeFL
448776 448777 Long distance testing with the...

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Long distance testing with the 48v 45Ah setup. As you can see I still have one square and a whole row left after 40.9 miles.
I average 27 mph with a high of 33 mph.

The current...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-29-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,922
Posted By EBikeFL
I brought the e-bike idea to the business...

I brought the e-bike idea to the business start-up at my local college and the organizers saw it as third-world transportation. To the majority of people, the only way to get around is by car. In...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-23-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By EBikeFL
That's true about being able to charge the...

That's true about being able to charge the battery. If you're not careful the assist you were expecting from the battery + motor could turn out to be additional dead weight. I would map out all the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-14-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By EBikeFL
Have you tried Ebay?

Have you tried Ebay?
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-12-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
That should be Marathon Supreme and not Plus. ...

That should be Marathon Supreme and not Plus.
Normally, the rear spokes are 1-2 mm shorter on one side but if you need to move the rim more over to one side to fit the larger width tire in the forks...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-12-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
You'll need to use different length spokes on one...

You'll need to use different length spokes on one side. The spoke calculator will let you know.

The Marathon Plus behaves like a balloon tire at full pressure. The only thing different is that...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
Consider it a challenge instead. You'll be...

Consider it a challenge instead. You'll be testing out the possibility that the Big Ben tire could fit...just with some modifications. Then let the rest of the 20 inch wheel e-bikes know. ;)

You...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
It's going to be close...very close. I just...

It's going to be close...very close. I just measured my 2.35 inch Big Apple tire and at full inflation it's actually 2.4+ inches from sidewall to sidewall. If you try to get the tires to fit you...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
If you use the folding aspect of the bike then...

If you use the folding aspect of the bike then there's nothing you can do; you'll have to stick with the 20 inch wheels. For example, take a look at Schwalbe's sizes for the Big Ben tire. You only...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
You'll need to do some research then. I would...

You'll need to do some research then. I would also notice how much room I had with the Kenda Kwest tires to judge if I could fit a 2+ inch tire. If the rims have an aftermarket name on them I'd...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,507
Posted By EBikeFL
A hub motor would work for you. I'd go with a...

A hub motor would work for you. I'd go with a 48v 1000w rear hub motor (http://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/803098-anyone-heard-purchased-papamotor-electric-conversion-kits.html) like the one I...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
If you purchased the bike new then I'd go to the...

If you purchased the bike new then I'd go to the bike manufacture's website and check the max size tire you can use front and back. Remember, if you have fenders for the original tires they may not...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
I've hit 36 mph without any problems. The key to...

I've hit 36 mph without any problems. The key to any of the Schwalbe tires with their patented liners is to keep the tire vertical on the payment. If you like taking corners like a racing...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,507
Posted By EBikeFL
Portland is hilly. What's the grade and terrain...

Portland is hilly. What's the grade and terrain you'll be riding on? Mostly flat? How fast do you want to go? What's the posted speed limit on the roads you will be riding on? Is there a bicycle...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-11-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By EBikeFL
The Schwalbe Big Apple tire is the best tire for...

The Schwalbe Big Apple tire is the best tire for e-bikes. I've spent over $500 trying various tires for my 30+ mph e-bike. None have come close to the performance of the Big Apple tire. I am also...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-07-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By EBikeFL
Get the Cycle Analyst Version 3...

Get the Cycle Analyst Version 3 (http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/cycle-analysts/ca3-dps.html) from ebikes.ca with the speedometer pickup. You may have to get the accessory which allows you too...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-03-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By EBikeFL
Try Ebikes.ca and their Stokemonkey...

Try Ebikes.ca and their Stokemonkey (http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/conversion-kits/stokemonkey.html) mid-drive setup.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-26-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By EBikeFL
+1 I'll have to second kaplooi comment. The...

+1

I'll have to second kaplooi comment. The police don't want to waste their time with bicycle riders. Make sure though you don't give the rest of us riders a bad name. Follow the rules of the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-15-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By EBikeFL
+1 Good idea, 350htrr. :thumb:

+1

Good idea, 350htrr. :thumb:
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