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  1. Used to use a multi-angled toilet brush to knock...

    Used to use a multi-angled toilet brush to knock off all the heavy stuff.
    Got a 1 gallon pump up garden sprayer at local thrift store. A quart of hot water and spread spray pattern makes quick work...
  2. Stay Visible Strobe headlight and red blinking...

    Stay Visible
    Strobe headlight and red blinking tail during the daytime, high vis jersey or jacket.
    Head and tail lights near dusk and dawn and if at night, reflective tape, sidewalls and clothing...
  3. See - my Comfort Cruiser...

    See - my Comfort Cruiser

    Big tires, comfy seat, set low w/suspension post, bars close enough for upright seating, homemade 1kWh battery ...
    gives me hours of comfortable cruising!
  4. $6 for the stylistically challenged US Military...

    $6 for the stylistically challenged US Military issue ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) mask.
    See - Winterized
  5. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Jan 2015

    Cold Face
    Possibly my worst complaint is a cold face.

    I have tried Goggles, ski masks, Balaclavas, hoods and all suffered various degrees of problems.
    After eliminating fabrics that let the wind...
  6. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Dec 2014

    Snowmobile helmet is an HJC with $200 retail price!
    Not bad for $8 !!!

    Windscreen heater is 12V.
    Cigarette lighter adapter option, so, 12V - 13.8V+ capable.

    (Dec 2014)

    Oh Crap!
  7. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Nov 2014

    Cold and wet and snow today!
    Gotta find and assign projects to get ready for Winter.
    It appears I am somewhat ADHD ... and, unless I assign projects I tend to flit between several and never finish...
  8. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Oct 2014

    Not quite yet ...
    But a good time to start thinking about it!
    Making sure my Snow Beast is in shape.
    Took it to the car wash in the Spring and did a thorough wash and wax.
    Time to lube, check...
  9. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Oct 2013

    Getting ready ... again!
    My bike is my main concern, everything gets lubed up.
    Grease for all bearings and multi-viscosity motor oil for most everything else.
    I heat up the freewheels, shifter,...
  10. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Nov 2012

    Cleaned, lubed and waxed!
    Did a power wash at the local car wash.
    Lubed axles, BB, derailleur, chain etc.
    Paste waxed my entire frame - helps mud, slush. salt etc, slide off.
    Waxed all my cables....
  11. Thread: Winterized

    by DrkAngel
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    Winterized

    Forgot to copy over these Winter related posts: (Still working on editing fonts and links)

    (Jan 2012)

    Just pulled out my 2008 EZip Trailz 3517 miles, and this is its 3rd Winter.
    Put my...
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    Mid drive add on kit would make this an...

    Mid drive add on kit would make this an impressive snow machine



    http://youtu.be/9ztf84Nhtt8

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    http://youtu.be/mhyi_1bAZ9Y
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    OK ... I guess ... You want thin studded tires...

    OK ... I guess ...
    You want thin studded tires for cutting through snow and getting traction on road or ground.
    Big - wide knobby tires for riding on top of packed snow.

    There is the option, for...
  14. 30mph or run down ... I live in a small city...

    30mph or run down ...

    I live in a small city with every street within several miles limited to 30mph.
    Most anywhere there are multiple routes available ... most everywhere ...
    In particular,...
  15. Power Required For Various Speeds

    A differing summation of watts required for a mountain bike to maintain various speeds.

    *5mph = 22w
    10mph = 68w
    15mph = 163w
    20mph = 333w
    25mph = 601w
    30mph = 993w
    35mph = 1532w
    40mph =...
  16. So 20mph is OK by me ... though I might push the...

    So 20mph is OK by me ... though I might push the limits.

    By tuning voltage, amperage and gearing, I can limit motor only speed to the "legal" 20mph, but provide substantial motor assist above 20...
  17. 20mph or Bust(ed) - USA "Legal" eBike Speed

    The 20mph USA "legal" eBike speed begins to look more "reasonable" than it did originally?


    I have multiple "compliant" eBikes:

    Comfort Cruiser
    2009 eZip Trailz LS (Low Step)
    No pretenses,...
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    Hot damn! Just realized something ... At 48V...

    Hot damn!
    Just realized something ...
    At 48V 10A controller this current regulated motor outputs 350w at the optimal point for 20mph USA "legal".
    At 48V 20A controller this current regulated motor...
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    It seems obvious that these HaiBikes use a...

    It seems obvious that these HaiBikes use a current limited controller, most likely 10A.
    Find a compatible 20A controller and ... wow
    750w output and 27mph motor only and ...
    substantial assist...
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    20mph motor only - 28mph w/pedal assist

    I had assumed that the new iZips performed some intricate wizardry to attain 20mph motor only and 28mph with "hard pedal assist" ...
    After further research ...turns out this is readily and simple...
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    See - Forum: Winter Cycling...

    See - Forum: Winter Cycling
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    Currie Revolution

    Currie - Currie Tech has officially ended the eZip eBikes line, scooters still produced.

    They have acquired or obtained marketing rights for Haibike. ...
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    Sounds like you like-need to pedal. Sadly, most...

    Sounds like you like-need to pedal.
    Sadly, most eBikes with rear hubs limit you to a 5 speed.
    Worse, for you, 700C selection is limited.
    Best solution would seem to be a geared front hub motor kit...
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    Got 108 excellently capacity matched cells ready...

    Got 108 excellently capacity matched cells ready for my 33.3V 31.2Ah, (1kWh), eZip pack build.
    33.3V x 31.2Ah = 1038.96Wh (1kWh+)
    Compared to the OEM
    24V x 10Ah 240Wh/2(SLA) = 120Wh
    So 800% the...
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    Yeah ... The brownish salt snow "crud" is the...

    Yeah ... The brownish salt snow "crud" is the bane of my Winter existence!

    Below 20F, salt does nothing good.
    It mixes with the snow, becoming a clumpy half-ice-snow hybrid.
    Worst is that when...
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