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Forum: Electric Bikes 12-13-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By edcastrovalley
It looks like a nice city bike. It has a geared...

It looks like a nice city bike. It has a geared hub motor which have good torque for climbing hills yet this one also has regen braking for going down hills. Nice. Expect to pedal some though,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 10-24-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By edcastrovalley
It sounds like a wiring problem. Like a loose...

It sounds like a wiring problem. Like a loose phase wire or the hall sensors wired in the wrong order?
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-30-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By edcastrovalley
Any of the kits will get you close to 20 mph so...

Any of the kits will get you close to 20 mph so no biggie there. For 20+ mph and 30 miles you must take the bike to your laboratory during a lightning storm and do a lithium transplant and maybe a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-15-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By edcastrovalley
Wow, these have been around for awhile. I found...

Wow, these have been around for awhile. I found a review with the date of 2001 on it! It looks like one of those mid drive setups that power the bike through the chain. It might be a good deal if...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-05-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By edcastrovalley
It sounds like you may have blown a fuse or a...

It sounds like you may have blown a fuse or a connection came loose. Checking your external connections was good. At the very least I would check your battery voltage, especially where it enters...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-05-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By edcastrovalley
Is that the emoto velocity 1.0 "hybrid city...

Is that the emoto velocity 1.0 "hybrid city bike"? I don't know too much about this bike but, overall it looks good. The only problem is the 26 volt battery would be light on power. Most electric...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-18-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By edcastrovalley
Try tightening every spoke nipple from one half...

Try tightening every spoke nipple from one half to one full turn each. I have two Amped Bikes hub motors and both started clicking after a couple of weeks. Tightening the spokes took care of...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-10-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By edcastrovalley
The direct drive hubs have a small amount of...

The direct drive hubs have a small amount of resistance. I find that the saying "hub motors feel like a 4 mph headwind when they are off" is about right although it's hard for me to tell if the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-18-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 276,923
Posted By edcastrovalley
[QUOTE=jethro56;12610480]Version 1.0 is finally...

[QUOTE=jethro56;12610480]Version 1.0 is finally done.


Nice lookin bike there Jethro. What are you using to connect the batteries together with? Anderson connectors? Also, is the controller...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-13-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By edcastrovalley
How about a milk crate from the corner grocery...

How about a milk crate from the corner grocery store? :lol:

But seriously, do you have a rear rack on your bike? I've been using this Axiom grocery pannier bag. It works good but there are...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-13-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By edcastrovalley
I would like to commute in maybe once every other...

I would like to commute in maybe once every other week. It's hard because I'm already part of a car pool so it won't save much gas without me in the car but, I would enjoy commuting this way anyway....
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-12-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By edcastrovalley
I Made It!

Well, I made it. I started of pedaling using a little throttle and keeping my wattage just under 400 watts with an average speed of 17 mph when my friend from work called to let me know he had...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-11-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By edcastrovalley
Bike to Work Day

Well, tomorrow (Thursday, May 12th) is the 17th annual "Bike to Work Day" here in the San Francisco Bay Area and I thought I would give it a try. I will have some "extra" equipment, of course ;). ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-10-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,856
Posted By edcastrovalley
I too would be more comfortable with a sturdier...

I too would be more comfortable with a sturdier kit like this but, can he make the 30 miles?
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-09-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,856
Posted By edcastrovalley
I don't think you can go wrong for the price. ...

I don't think you can go wrong for the price. It's basically a city electric commuter bike. The battery is probably a 36 volt 10 ahr lithium iron phosphate battery and being removable is handy for...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-08-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,856
Posted By edcastrovalley
That's an impressive commute motorider. From...

That's an impressive commute motorider. From what city to what city if you don't mind me asking. I'm in the East Bay too.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-05-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,273
Posted By edcastrovalley
For some of us just switching from gasoline to...

For some of us just switching from gasoline to electric commuting is a major accomplishment.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-03-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By edcastrovalley
Nice drill motor build! Electrically this is as...

Nice drill motor build! Electrically this is as simple as it gets. You don't have to touch one wire except maybe when you plug in the charger.
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-29-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 25,151
Posted By edcastrovalley
Here you go mate. ...

Here you go mate.

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=1025b2c504a218fdd95719deae75f146

I've been thinking of finding a used e-scooter myself and placing it on steroids. ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-27-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,414
Posted By edcastrovalley
Yes, thanks. I better go do that... :)

Yes, thanks. I better go do that... :)
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-27-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,161
Posted By edcastrovalley
Ok Sangesf, you got me there. I paid $121 for...

Ok Sangesf, you got me there. I paid $121 for my charger but, I smoked that one. In the meantime I'm charging off my welder until I my charger gets back from warranty repairs. I would advise...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-26-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,414
Posted By edcastrovalley
Oops, wrong picture. Here it is... 199618

Oops, wrong picture. Here it is... 199618
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-26-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,414
Posted By edcastrovalley
And here's a picture of it.

And here's a picture of it.
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-26-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,161
Posted By edcastrovalley
It's got to be lipo. For what I paid for my lipo...

It's got to be lipo. For what I paid for my lipo it would cost me $447.46 for 1 kwh of the stuff. I even got free shipping on one of my orders.
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-21-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By edcastrovalley
I have the same controller and I believe it comes...

I have the same controller and I believe it comes with the LVC (low voltage cutout) set around 30 volts but you can have Lyen change that for you before he ships it. You can program it yourself but,...
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