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Forum: Electric Bikes 03-25-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,703
Posted By magic carpet
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Hilarious! There's no "Free Lunch" here 350htrr. BionX is not "hiding" another 10mph in the controller. "Want what you have" or "get what you want",...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-18-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,376
Posted By magic carpet
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I see what you mean, but that will be a difficult junction to weld with 3 tubes and a gusset coming together in a small area. The top tube angle could stay the same if you...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-04-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,376
Posted By magic carpet
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The long seat tube is a weak point on the Moulton. I had to reinforce mine.

Why not spread the top and down tubes where...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-25-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,329
Posted By magic carpet
Just because Ebikes can't be made faster without...

Just because Ebikes can't be made faster without breaking the law, doesn't mean they can't be made better.

As a new industry, Ebikes need a direction to evolve and the most basic response is...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-25-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,376
Posted By magic carpet
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Your design looks a lot like My Moulton.
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-25-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,643
Posted By magic carpet
Pedego is building a 600W geared hub-motor fat...

Pedego is building a 600W geared hub-motor fat tire bike (4" I tink). It would cost less than converting a Surly Moonlander with a BionX kit. They're asking $3200 for it I believe.

BionX don't do...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-25-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,866
Posted By magic carpet
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Met a guy couple days ago with a 5 year old BionX battery AND an Ezee rear hub motor and battery installed together. He could switch between either battery....
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-18-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By magic carpet
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Forum: Electric Bikes 02-15-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,753
Posted By magic carpet
I saw a new propane powered outboard motor at the...

I saw a new propane powered outboard motor at the Toronto Boat show a few weeks ago. It was so quiet the salesman had it running next to us in the booth as he explained the various features. There...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-15-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,753
Posted By magic carpet
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Mercedes has the Smart Ebike on the market in Toronto, but have sold next to none. I've never seen one, other than in the MB showroom and it was still the 250w, Euro spec...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-15-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,866
Posted By magic carpet
The BionX downtube mounted battery is the best...

The BionX downtube mounted battery is the best design available in conversion kits. It allows for easy removal, super-solid attachment and ideal weight distribution, PLUS your rear carrier can still...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-11-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,866
Posted By magic carpet
My BionX has been excellent and so has my mid...

My BionX has been excellent and so has my mid drive, Epik Whistler
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-11-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,329
Posted By magic carpet
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I'd get a second battery if I was going to commute 40 miles a day. And a second charger to keep...
Forum: Electric Bikes 12-25-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By magic carpet
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Since there seems to be either a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-20-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By magic carpet
I see you guys drooling over German technology...

I see you guys drooling over German technology are both 'Left-coasters'. I bought a Canadian mid drive bike with its own patented motor system and the company is located in Vancouver, just around the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-20-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,329
Posted By magic carpet
I installed the 350 on an Opus Zermatt with 700c...

I installed the 350 on an Opus Zermatt with 700c wheels. To keep the wheels true I fastened the pairs of spokes together, where they touch, with a brass wire seizing. It seems to be working.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-21-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,890
Posted By magic carpet
Hi BFF's After a string of conventional bikes,...

Hi BFF's
After a string of conventional bikes, I bought an AM7 twenty years ago and rode it avidly until about 2010. It is a demanding and yet, rewarding machine. After more than a few wipe-outs...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-21-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,109
Posted By magic carpet
AAAAH! Still bet it doesn't work worth a darn.

AAAAH! Still bet it doesn't work worth a darn.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-21-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,320
Posted By magic carpet
Done with my AM7. Riding a BionX Opus, Swiss army...

Done with my AM7. Riding a BionX Opus, Swiss army style bike now(in my mid 50's). Anyone interested?
Mike
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-21-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By magic carpet
Actually this is correct, in that one should not...

Actually this is correct, in that one should not use a battery that is not brought up to a full charge before being disconnected from the charger. And the BionX panel is more than sufficient for...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-21-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By magic carpet
Actually, right! Proper long term storage should...

Actually, right! Proper long term storage should be 50% charge.
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-21-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By magic carpet
Duct tape! Gag me with a spoon!' Since I have a...

Duct tape! Gag me with a spoon!'
Since I have a Brooks saddle and grips, I covered the BionX sticker with matching brown leather attached with Scotch 'permanent' mount double sided tape. Originally...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-21-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By magic carpet
I don't think it's a good idea to power...

I don't think it's a good idea to power accessories with the main battery. It would be great to have a single switch that turned on all four of my LED lights, but LED draw is so low, it is probably...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-21-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,124
Posted By magic carpet
I bought the top of the line BionX a couple...

I bought the top of the line BionX a couple months ago and love it. It's an SL350 HT DT XL. It is a 48v system. There is nothing called a '500' in any of their literature in Canada. Performance wise,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-21-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,109
Posted By magic carpet
Very Futuristic! Bet it doesn't work. Power from...

Very Futuristic! Bet it doesn't work. Power from the pedals can not possibly be transmitted to the wheel without HUGE friction losses. Rotational forces would need to be turned 90 degrees at the...
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