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    more like better QC, standardized assembly, and...

    more like better QC, standardized assembly, and high costs.

    i have an I-Go bike here with a samsung pack on it... OEM style.
  2. agreed. And a good pair of widest tires you...

    agreed.

    And a good pair of widest tires you can fit ( avoid soft rubber knobies )..

    I like Holy Rollers by kenda ( best i've used for ebikes yet ) or equivalent.. k-rad is ok but wears fast....
  3. Yeah, that rear suspension and rack combo =...

    Yeah, that rear suspension and rack combo = terrible handling even with a light battery on there ( and as noted above, the pivot point from the swingarm mounted rack is no good. )

    regarding the...
  4. 48v 8ah of Lipo would weigh about 2.2 Kg and...

    48v 8ah of Lipo would weigh about 2.2 Kg and easily power your kit for 20+ km, and your bicycle will still pedal like a bicycle instead of a drunk rhino .
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    Mid drive setups usually have freewheeling...

    Mid drive setups usually have freewheeling cranks, meaning the chain does not move when pedaling in reverse. . so no.. your coaster brake will not work if you use the kit cranks.

    There are some...
  6. Thread: BionX problems

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    That's great news ! Interesting story as well,...

    That's great news !

    Interesting story as well, fixed with a software update. ?!

    curiosity question.. Does your bike have e-brakes ? and if it does, do they still work ?
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    LMAO.... dude... edit to add : The makers of...

    LMAO.... dude...

    edit to add : The makers of the Stealth Bomber got most of their data from being members of ES... and Headcase batteries are far from the ideal battery solution.
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    ES is owned by Justin, but he is not an active...

    ES is owned by Justin, but he is not an active member, and is not actively marketing it for profit using adds etc... one of the reasons i like that place so much, no clutter, no banners, no...
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    Not at all, but being present allows you to take...

    Not at all, but being present allows you to take action right away...

    And it's Gaston, not Justin, ES is not " my " forum, i am moderator there, but that's it.. i spend insane amounts of time...
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    Elite is not the correct choice of word.........

    Elite is not the correct choice of word...... more like anally retentive.. obsessive compulsive.. paranoid ..
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    I consider a pack made of New, Tested RC Lipo...

    I consider a pack made of New, Tested RC Lipo cells safer than a pack made of previously used 18650 cells mixed together.
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    I've been pondering a proper reply to this thread...

    I've been pondering a proper reply to this thread without writing a book...

    I agree, RC Lipo has the most potential for a dramatic release of energy compared to lower power cells when things go...
  13. What are you performance requirements ? *( rider...

    What are you performance requirements ? *( rider weight, area/terrain, desired speed on level ground ) .. battery voltage etc.. and budget ?

    I have a couple Crystalyte 4 series front axle motors...
  14. I assume this is a single speed bike ? coaster...

    I assume this is a single speed bike ? coaster brakes or disk or V ??? Size wheel ?
  15. does your setup have a variable speed throttle or...

    does your setup have a variable speed throttle or push button on/off ?
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    it's not talking trash, it's speaking out about...

    it's not talking trash, it's speaking out about safety... very big difference.
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    They are the same cell format, laptops and power...

    They are the same cell format, laptops and power tools both use 18650's ... and yes, i've capacity tested lots of various brands, new and used, salvaged from laptop and power tool packs... laptop...
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    http://ypedal.com/recycle/recycle.htm Gave...

    http://ypedal.com/recycle/recycle.htm

    Gave that up back in 2011..... i need to update that page with recent info.. but as you can see.... yes i've done my share of testing with used cells..
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    http://ebikes.ca/store/store_ezee.php More...

    http://ebikes.ca/store/store_ezee.php

    More expensive, but certainly a better kit !.. from a vendor you can trust.
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    the dyno's are nostalgic and have their appeal,...

    the dyno's are nostalgic and have their appeal, but i agree, current LED flashlights with rechargeable lithium cells provide WAY more light and cause no drag.. a couple handlebar mounts to swap the...
  21. personally, i never use more than 75% of my...

    personally, i never use more than 75% of my available capacity.

    my trike, 100v 13.5ah = 1,350 wh
    Norco Chaos 100v 10ah = 1000 wh
    Beach Cruiser 36v 10ah SLA = 5ah usable = 180 wh
    BMX 48v 10ah =...
  22. if you have no prior experience with batteries,...

    if you have no prior experience with batteries, and no knowledge of volts, amps, series , parallel, etc.. , i strongly recommend you NOT start with RC lipo.... seriously.. read thru this and if it's...
  23. Capacity and Power are separate things, i'm...

    Capacity and Power are separate things, i'm testing a 3ah RC lipo pack *(20C cells ) that can deliver 15 amps easily, puny light weight pack for short range.... however if you opted for a less...
  24. At the risk of breaking forum rules, shameless...

    At the risk of breaking forum rules, shameless plug time :
    http://ypedal.com/kit/kit.htm

    This is a 250w sized motor driven at 36v 15amps for 500w output, has thicker gears to cope with the extra...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/922149-Fl...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/922149-Flykly-wheel
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