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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-26-12, 02:37 PM
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Posted By SeizeTech
Plot my stationary miles on a map

Does anyone know of an internet service or android phone app that will fit my needs?

I would like to ride my stationary bike ( the gps on my phone wont do me any good)

and

I would like to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-05-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,080
Posted By SeizeTech
One thing worth considering is the quality of...

One thing worth considering is the quality of your BMS board. If you BMS board is a good one, it will balance your battery cells during recharge.
If your BMS does not balance your battery cells,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-21-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,425
Posted By SeizeTech
If that ever happened to me, I'd slam a looney on...

If that ever happened to me, I'd slam a looney on the table and offer to pay for this week's worth of electricity.

then I would politely ask what it costs them if I make an extra pot of coffee on...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-24-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
we used to heat the inside of an icefishing hut...

we used to heat the inside of an icefishing hut by having a bucket built into the wall,

then we would put a blow torch on the bucket. the whole idea was to create a safe heat exchange.

except...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-24-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
a hot air gun is so hot, it'll melt lead/tin...

a hot air gun is so hot, it'll melt lead/tin solder but it might required a certain amount of finesse to heat it evenly and without scorching or damaging it somewhere
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-24-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
ideally, in an oven. the million dollar question...

ideally, in an oven. the million dollar question is, will it fit?
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-24-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
thats the best advice so far. I am glad you...

thats the best advice so far. I am glad you mentioned it. thats definitely the way to give it a 'manufactured' look
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-24-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
or the solvent that acts as the reactive...

or the solvent that acts as the reactive ingredient in PVC glue, MEK - Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Nasty stuff but definitely more reactive than acetone. Paint Supplier store like Cloverdale Paint sell it.
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-22-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By SeizeTech
acetone is suposed to work as a solvent bonding...

acetone is suposed to work as a solvent bonding agent for plexiglas, actually better than a glue because it disolves the plexiglass and makes it possible for 2 peices to become one. I'd experiment on...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,359
Posted By SeizeTech
What if I was to suggest that many bicycle...

What if I was to suggest that many bicycle enthusiasts on youtube do not seem to worry about their bike being aerodynamic?

Alot of motorcycle enthusiasts dont worry about it, yet others insist...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,325
Posted By SeizeTech
use extreme caution when bypassing a BMS board,...

use extreme caution when bypassing a BMS board, because you will run the risk of charging too fast, charging to too high of a voltage, charging at a normal charging current but not backing off when...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By SeizeTech
when thinking through this, pay attention to what...

when thinking through this, pay attention to what has worked, and what has never worked for you.

for example, If the motor has never worked for you, then you need to question the way you...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By SeizeTech
Elle, you are absolutely correct. the LED...

Elle,

you are absolutely correct. the LED gauge ( or anything that is basically a volt meter) is a poor way to judge the amount of charge left in your battery.

Another way to describe this in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By SeizeTech
imo, they make a pretty decent mud protector/...

imo, they make a pretty decent mud protector/ light duty rear rack, but as a commuter, I'd rather have the strength and sturdiness that comes from 3 points of contact.
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,295
Posted By SeizeTech
I understand your general objection, but its...

I understand your general objection, but its quite common for a vendor to not include shipping costs. Please try to stay reasonable so that differences in opinions do not polarize this website. We...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By SeizeTech
yes, I agree with you. what you are seeing is...

yes, I agree with you. what you are seeing is inconclusive, If I was you I'd investigate further, look for something more obvious, have you dont a visual inspection on the inside of the control to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By SeizeTech
yeah, I bought one like that, used it for awhile...

yeah, I bought one like that, used it for awhile but went back to a traditional rack because I'd rather have the strength instead of a spring board that wants to twist my seat on me,
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-20-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By SeizeTech
most likely they arent rated for the amount of...

most likely they arent rated for the amount of current you are running. are you overvolting? maybe they didnt sell you the right controller?
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-20-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By SeizeTech
I think you can buy some lexan plastic cheaper...

I think you can buy some lexan plastic cheaper than a windshield if you are a bit of a handyman
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-20-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By SeizeTech
I suppose you could trash an old speaker for it's...

I suppose you could trash an old speaker for it's magnet

or buy one of those magnetic ashtrays or magnetic parts bowl
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-20-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By SeizeTech
are you sure its a high current cut off that you...

are you sure its a high current cut off that you are experiencing? maybe you are experiencing low voltage cut off.

When a battery is low, it will sag under load. so the most likely symptoms that...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-20-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By SeizeTech
here's a quick brainstorm.... id check to...

here's a quick brainstorm....

id check to see if you are getting voltage delivered to the connector of the hub motor. ie if there is voltage, you motor should spin, if no voltage then you know the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-19-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By SeizeTech
I dont want to sound like a grouch, but why dont...

I dont want to sound like a grouch, but why dont you take the bike out for a nice long ride in the hood until its dead. then charge it while timing it.
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-12-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,974
Posted By SeizeTech
got any pics or a link to a website that has info...

got any pics or a link to a website that has info on them?
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-12-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By SeizeTech
I'm 380lbs I dont know what my bike weighs, it...

I'm 380lbs
I dont know what my bike weighs, it doesn't seem relevant.
my batteries used to be 22lbs, but I would carry a second pack to make my 25km commute to work.
now, I've rebuilt the battery...
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