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    If a LiPo cell discharges below 3.0v, it's very...

    If a LiPo cell discharges below 3.0v, it's very likely damaged. Recharging that cell presents a serious risk of fire. LiPo's no joke and you shouldn't fool around with it if you don't know what...
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    In an attempt to be slightly more helpful, from...

    In an attempt to be slightly more helpful, from those pics and your statement you blew one of the batteries, it looks like you're supplying neither enough amps nor enough voltage to the controller to...
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    Am I seeing that correctly? You're trying to run...

    Am I seeing that correctly? You're trying to run a 1000W 48v motor off a single 22v LiPo? If so, there's your problem.
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    The Azor Oma is a great bike. Do a quick Google...

    The Azor Oma is a great bike. Do a quick Google search and you'll come up with lots of info. There's a blog called Let's Go Ride A Bike where someone chronicles their experience with an Azor Oma. I...
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    Since you're looking for a step-through, Public ...

    Since you're looking for a step-through, Public and Linus both make bikes in your price range.

    Also check out Rolling Orange in Brooklyn.

    I ride a WorkCycles Secret Service and love it, but...
  6. What you're looking to do is remove the minimum...

    What you're looking to do is remove the minimum speed limit. This is not for the faint-of-heart.

    I am not familiar with Trek's implementation of the BionX unit so this is all predicated on Trek...
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    I have: High-intensity rear-facing blinky ...

    I have:

    High-intensity rear-facing blinky
    Ixon Core headlight
    Monkey lights on the front spokes
    Reflective sidewall Schwalbe tires
    Reflective strips on my jacket

    And cars still don't...
  8. Thread: Velib in Paris

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    We've been to Paris many times. Since people have...

    We've been to Paris many times. Since people have already answered your Velib questions, let me add to your wifi decision as we just got back from a 2-week trip in September-October and tried for the...
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    Whether you wear bike-specific clothing or not is...

    Whether you wear bike-specific clothing or not is a personal decision and you'll find just as many opinions here as there are users. Read "Just Ride" by Grant Petersen and see if that helps you make...
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    I have a Redleaf RD990. It's made by the same...

    I have a Redleaf RD990. It's made by the same people who make the RD32II.

    It does 30fps@1080i and 60fps@720p. It has WiFi and a (not-so-great) smartphone app. It came with two batteries and a...
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    You do see those two statements go hand-in-hand...

    You do see those two statements go hand-in-hand don't you? I learned a long time ago: buy quality, buy it once. You may spend more $ on an Infineon controller, but the long-term advantages are worth...
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    This is why I have a camera.

    This lady cut across all these lanes of traffic and didn't even slow down. If I hadn't dodged, I'd be under the wheels. At least my widow, however, would have a nice clean shot of the license plate,...
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    Since your title question asks about eBay, here's...

    Since your title question asks about eBay, here's my story purchasing on eBay from Chinese sellers, take it for what it's worth.

    I bought a 36v LiFePO4 kit off a seller from eBay. Battery was...
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    Connecticut has a 3ft law and an up-and-coming...

    Connecticut has a 3ft law and an up-and-coming advocacy group, Bike-Walk CT. There's a Vulnerable User Law woking its way through the legislature that would impose a fine of not more than $1000 on...
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    Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a...

    Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful first battery purchased off eBay, that started from these very boards. Take from it what you will, and make your own decision:
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    You're 17 and want an e-bike that goes 40mph?...

    You're 17 and want an e-bike that goes 40mph? Kid, you'll poke your eye out.

    Try this thread: Endless-sphere.com ? View topic - Help choosing a kit for 36mph+
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    I have one of those. I reviewed it on Amazon....

    I have one of those. I reviewed it on Amazon. There are currently 17 4- and 5-star reviews and 13 below 3-star reviews. If that indicates anything, it's that opinions are mixed. Some of the 5-star...
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    You might want to skip over to Endless Sphere and...

    You might want to skip over to Endless Sphere and read some of the stickies and archives there. The e-bike board here can be sorta quiet. Things are a little more lively over there, though I do find...
  19. FWIW, HK appears to have 6s 5Ah 20C and 25C Zippy...

    FWIW, HK appears to have 6s 5Ah 20C and 25C Zippy and Turnigy battery packs in their US Warehouse.
  20. Don't forget the other expenses. Sure LiPo's...

    Don't forget the other expenses. Sure LiPo's great in terms of the amount of energy you get vs. the amount of weight in the battery, but it ain't cheap. I run 48v 10Ah Zippy LiPos I got from Hobby...
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    I was looking at the Gamoh front rack and went...

    I was looking at the Gamoh front rack and went with a Pickup Frame-Mounted front rack. I think they're made by Azor.

    You attach the mount to your downtube. The two arms on the rack slip into the...
  22. Thread: BionX problems

    by G1nko
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    Golly mister! That's swell! I certainly never...

    Golly mister! That's swell! I certainly never would have thought to sit down and read the manual to figger out how all this complicated 'lectrical stuff works. So I took yer advice 'n' tart myself...
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    It's not much, but a quick search popped up this...

    It's not much, but a quick search popped up this

    ELECTROBIKE is an Domestic Stock business incorporated in California, USA on January 25, 2000. Their business is recorded as Suspended. It is not...
  24. Thread: BionX problems

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    All the BionX systems come with a magnet and a...

    All the BionX systems come with a magnet and a small reed switch to set up regen braking. If your bike shop didn't install it, they should've. I couldn't use the stock reed switch on my bike because...
  25. Thread: BionX problems

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    I had the same issue with my BionX making that...

    I had the same issue with my BionX making that noise. It sounded almost like a playing card in the spokes. I noticed it was worse when the weather was cold vs. warm. Regardless, BionX had my dealer...
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