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    Congratulations - that looks like a sweet ride!...

    Congratulations - that looks like a sweet ride! I''ve got a similar Actionbent trike, and like it better than my Catrike Road! Enjoy.
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    This concept is a joke with my grass...I'd rather...

    This concept is a joke with my grass...I'd rather soup up a 48V mower with some nice Samsung lithium. Ah, the misperceptions of youth.
  3. Its vapourware.

    Its vapourware.
  4. Thread: Why a Trike

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    Trikes make considerably better electric bike...

    Trikes make considerably better electric bike conversions just because they don't fall over. You can pack twice as much battery with all that stability, which will put you 100 miles down the road,...
  5. I think a Sun EZ-Sport or TourEasy or Rans...

    I think a Sun EZ-Sport or TourEasy or Rans Stratus recumbent makes the best long distance ebike, for comfort and speed and load carrying potential. Aluminum frame for stiffness, with all that weight...
  6. I don't know...but you might consider spoke...

    I don't know...but you might consider spoke washers on the spokes where they contact the motor. Relieves stresses in that area, preventing breakage of spokes which often occurs at the "knee"....
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    I agree with you on the 5% improvement - and I...

    I agree with you on the 5% improvement - and I suspect a lot of that would be due to going slower on average, over the course of the trip. If I'm freewheeling down a big hill and I'm at 30mph at...
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    I think with regen you are using your brakes more...

    I think with regen you are using your brakes more often when normally you wouldn't be using them at all! I don't see how that translates into reduced brake wear, unless you like to have average...
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    Almost - but only if both scenarios have exactly...

    Almost - but only if both scenarios have exactly the same average speed over the course...hard to test this as that test condition is hard to set, given the regen drag. Need to offset regen slowdowns...
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    What about total watt hours expended - minus watt...

    What about total watt hours expended - minus watt hours gained in regen over some course, run twice, once with regen and once without regen, in such a fashion that the average speed over the same...
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    velomoover is correct. Normally the controller...

    velomoover is correct. Normally the controller will have a separate 3wire connector just for the PAS, and another 3 wire connector for the throttle. They are not spliced together.
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    Oops...I've built a bob trailer with a Crystalyte...

    Oops...I've built a bob trailer with a Crystalyte 404 16" hub, but I've got too many 20" folders with conversions. Losing my marbles.
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    Any old 20" front hub motor should do the trick,...

    Any old 20" front hub motor should do the trick, with 100mm spacing.
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    Whether or not you use PAS has no bearing on your...

    Whether or not you use PAS has no bearing on your range. What matters is how much you pedal, and what speed your bike is moving. PAS or throttle are both ways of modulating the assist level, which is...
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    I had a similar shimmy on my Actionbent T1 trike...

    I had a similar shimmy on my Actionbent T1 trike set to the correct toe-in. I cured the problem for the last 1000miles by leaving a greased o-ring around the fork steerers, just under the headset...
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    I would keep it simple with a nice rear direct...

    I would keep it simple with a nice rear direct drive brushless hub motor on the back, and dual battery packs under the seat. I have a Nine Continent motor on both a Catrike Road and an Actionbent T1....
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    The Halls are low power sensors in brushless...

    The Halls are low power sensors in brushless motors, either geared or ungeared, which tell the controller what rotational state the motor is in, so the phases can fire correctly to get the motor...
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    Take all internet advice with a grain of salt. ...

    Take all internet advice with a grain of salt.

    Your motor is most likely a three phase brushless hub motor, with either Hall sensors or no Hall sensors. Either way, it cannot be run without a...
  19. I'm getting one next week. I'll be using it on...

    I'm getting one next week. I'll be using it on three different battery types - Ping, Headway, and LiMn13S. This will be super useful for a 48V mixed battery type guy - I'll be able to put 7 amps into...
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    It will be no comparison between Lead-Acid and...

    It will be no comparison between Lead-Acid and LiFP04. Lead acid suffers from the "Peukert effect", and voltage drops very rapidly across the discharge. The lithium has a very flat discharge curve...
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    I run both Ping battery packs and Headway packs....

    I run both Ping battery packs and Headway packs. I find the Headways are a bit saggier voltage-wise, and a bit heavier. The Headway packs are easier to maintain, as you can fairly easily take the...
  22. I think those look like a nice comfortable ride....

    I think those look like a nice comfortable ride. I have a Townie D7 Fat Franks with Crystalyte DD hub front hub motor, and would think it is a similar ride. I do like having seven gears though. I...
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    Thanks Turbo...a very good overview.

    Thanks Turbo...a very good overview.
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    I think that ODK is a very sweet ride for...

    I think that ODK is a very sweet ride for multi-purpose urban. Lots of torque. But I think you will find that the speed is lacking somewhat, probably topping out in the low twenty MPH range. If I had...
  25. Definitely this little gadget... ...

    Definitely this little gadget... http://www.veloamp.com/ Awesome sound!
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