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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,652
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Posted By raypsi
50+ what?

Ima 59 1/2 can't get my pension 'til 60 wtf? <grin>

I don't have to take supplements but have been a hard hitter on coral calcium, or calcium with OJ, haven't got sick in 6 years, and it shows in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By raypsi
Right here on ebay free shipping w/ the XLR...

Right here on ebay free shipping w/ the XLR connector:
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By raypsi
12 AH is at a 4 hour rate.

The rating of the battery set you have is exceeded. And when you do that the internal resistance of lead acid battery's goes up. They get hot and the resistance goes up even more. The nominal current...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-26-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By raypsi

I searched all over looked at many companies, and figured a hub motor the best, I had limited funds, so had to go lead acid.
Crystalyte from a solar power company on the internet, I got for like...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By raypsi
Hey OM: Let's put it this way, my front tire...

Hey OM:

Let's put it this way, my front tire got dry rot on me so I had to reduce the pressure or take the chance of a blow out, thank god for slime strips. I rode that puppy on less than 10...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-08-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By raypsi
Well OM: I try to ride with the max pressure...

Well OM:
I try to ride with the max pressure whether it's 100 psi or 45 psi. My trouble is all the potholes I don't get to see, and those things are murder on the rims and spokes. When I forgot to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-08-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,701
Posted By raypsi
Just to set the record straight it's this: ...

Just to set the record straight it's this:

Mater Dei's 2,843.4 mpg achievement stretches boundaries of fuel efficiency at the 2008 Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By raypsi
steel vs Aluminum

The bigger the diameter tubing and thicker tubing gives aluminum the advantage over steel. And it's still lighter than steel

With the same size tubing steel wins out.

The bike shop I go to the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By raypsi
The need for speed:

Your trouble is you are going to fast. That 48volt LiFePo4 battery has very low internal resistance with negative temperature coeffcient. Meaning the hotter it gets the more current you can draw from...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By raypsi

They had a recall back in 2005 on their chargers, seems they like to catch fire.

Now my crystalyte 36V 3 amp charger bought the farm the first month of use, cheap Chinese dodo. I was able to fix...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 730
Posted By raypsi
Crystalyte Battery pack mod

I got a 12AH SLA battery pack that mounts in the frame under the crossbar, with my ebike kit. I had dropped the bike a few times and in a couple accidents. I decided to go to rear rack mount.

Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By raypsi

I've been in 2 electric bike crashes,

1) Ran into electric pole guy wire that wasn't yellow marked. In the early morning hours.

2) Got ran over by little ole lady in her 1987 olds 88 custom...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-29-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By raypsi
resistance your enemy

Every 1/1000 of a volt counts and when you are putting lots of series cells in there, those 1/1000's add up. It's tough some times to use large gauge wire because of the diameter. So copper straps...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-21-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By raypsi
steady downpore

I got to ride a couple times that I got caught in the rain. I would think the Centripetal force would toss off the water. Plus the heat of the motor would help in getting rid of water also.

Forum: Electric Bikes 05-21-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By raypsi
Twist throttle mod:

I got my crystalyte kit I threw on my mountian bike back 3 months ago and now the twist throttle seems to be coming loose: there is/was a lot of play between the twist grip and the 7/8 inch OD handle...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-21-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By raypsi
26miles round trip

Hey OM:

I have a 480 crystylite rear hub motor, 36volt 12AH calcium lead battery and controller kit I tossed on my mountain bike, which is just slightly over 300 pounds total cruising weight. I go...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-09-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,679
Posted By raypsi
I made my own electric bike conversion, I used a...

I made my own electric bike conversion, I used a 3 inch grindstone mounted on an arbor shaft, mounted that to the front fork and directly drove the knobby tire with it. that gave me like 3:26 ratio...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-06-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By raypsi
Crystalyte charger mod

I got my 408 crystalyte kit last month. With 36VDC battery pack and 36VDC 2.5AMP charger. Plugged the charger in last night after a 30 mile trip. Then went to the drug store to get my energy drink,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-04-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,726
Posted By raypsi
What state do you live in assuming you live in da...

What state do you live in assuming you live in da USA? Here in Michigan you would file a claim with your own car insurance company even though you weren't driving a car at the time. Michigan being a...
Forum: Commuting 02-27-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By raypsi
It's my duty

I say what a bunch of do do. I been riding my bike to work for like forever. Last year it was 13 miles downtown and 13 miles back. This year it's 22 miles each way, and less stray dogs, that'll chase...
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