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    I like both and don't have a preference until the...

    I like both and don't have a preference until the usage is defined. For example, a crank drive with a variable speed rear hub is a combo that is nice to use. With a derailleur, shifting - at least...
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    Sure. In the interest of fairness... -...

    Sure. In the interest of fairness...

    - generally more expensive
    - more mechanical complexity
    - harder on pedal chain
    - totally dependent on the pedal chain (a series rather than a parallel...
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    Crank drive has some nice advantages: -...

    Crank drive has some nice advantages:

    - location of mass better for handling
    - gearing ratio is changeable to exchange speed for torque and vice versa
    - both wheels remain easier to remove for...
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    Also look into a Bafang 8fun BBS02 crank drive...

    Also look into a Bafang 8fun BBS02 crank drive...
  5. What about "high drain" cells? Sure, they have...

    What about "high drain" cells? Sure, they have lower rated capacity but the lower internal impedance of the high current cells makes more of this capacity useable in high-drain applications and...
  6. For riding in traffic, bright bicycle lights need...

    For riding in traffic, bright bicycle lights need a cut off for the filament/emitter and an appropriately shaped reflector just like low beams on a car. It is that simple.
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    You can buy these connectors at ebikes.ca.

    You can buy these connectors at ebikes.ca.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by a "small/efficient"...

    I'm not sure what you mean by a "small/efficient" motor. The BionX? Because a much smaller and much more efficient motor like an Astro 32XX series generates way more power for hill climbing than...
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    At what average speed? What does your bike...

    At what average speed? What does your bike weigh?

    I average 8Wh/km on a hilly route with an average speed of 30km/h. This is about 13Wh/mi at about 20mph. The trike weighs 70lbs.
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    No. We have already gone over this. You end up...

    No. We have already gone over this. You end up losing speed and don't know if you are gaining any distance. If you didn't lose the speed, you could have gone farther on your kinetic energy.

    Do...
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    But the question is what are the big numbers...

    But the question is what are the big numbers showing.
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    Quite the contraption! Does it have a...

    Quite the contraption! Does it have a refrigerator? :)

    Here's some info on a trike I ride:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rscamp/sets/72157635549406106/
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    Wow. This is a wild goose chase. You appear to...

    Wow. This is a wild goose chase. You appear to be in diagnostic mode. It could be the large numbers are displaying something like the strain gauge value for pedelec assist. You need to look up...
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    Good catch, SpecialX. Watt-hours are cumulative....

    Good catch, SpecialX. Watt-hours are cumulative. Although a Watt-Hour is a measure of energy and is the product of Watts X hours rather than Watts per hour.

    350htrr - Can you take a close up...
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    ...and 180W for 15 minutes is a LOT of effort for...

    ...and 180W for 15 minutes is a LOT of effort for most riders.

    Yup. With any unmeasured human involvement in a riding cycle the regen numbers are meaningless.

    I have nothing against regen as...
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    i generally agree with you, SpecialX. Voltage...

    i generally agree with you, SpecialX. Voltage can be a very poor measure of SoC, but it can also be fairly good. It depends on the batteries and the conditions under which the voltage is measured. ...
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    I was informed the Bafang crank arms are 170mm. ...

    I was informed the Bafang crank arms are 170mm. I have purchased Schlumpf crank arms to bring them down to 155mm on a recumbent.
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    Cool. You can also go to a more efficient motor...

    Cool. You can also go to a more efficient motor to get range. The motor I use is at least 10% more efficient than an average hub motor.
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    You put in additional effort to enjoy some...

    You put in additional effort to enjoy some additional assist time at the end. Okay. Whatever turns your crank. You just can't call it 15% range extension or 15 extra km for the same overall energy...
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    There is a lot of room there and handy attachment...

    There is a lot of room there and handy attachment points. Should be easy! :)
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    Sorry, not trying to annoy you. Just trying to...

    Sorry, not trying to annoy you. Just trying to get you to see what you are missing.

    When you go downhill, you use regen, correct? What happens if you go down hill without it? You go faster. ...
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    Exactly. The rider is actually expending...

    Exactly. The rider is actually expending additional energy overall applying human effort to regen. This is a net waste of energy. It is not range extension unless you cheat and ignore the human...
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    I like Bailey!!! Here's our corgis playing...

    I like Bailey!!!

    Here's our corgis playing shortly after we got Callie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RrAuGiguX0&list=UUW5PAgR3yAewYcL2JS3bdoA
    Here's our other corgi Cerin playing in the...
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    Ha! We have two. Here's the younger one in...

    Ha! We have two. Here's the younger one in training...

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    Hey. Is your co-pilot a corgi?

    Hey. Is your co-pilot a corgi?
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