Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: chvid
Showing results 1 to 50 of 281
Search took 0.12 seconds.
05-28-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,446
Posted By chvid

I think it is better to have a removable battery....

I think it is better to have a removable battery. What happens when the battery eventually dies?
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By chvid

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.
02-15-15, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By chvid

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.
02-11-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By chvid

Its vapourware.

Its vapourware.
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-15, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,352
Posted By chvid

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,...
01-11-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By chvid

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...
01-04-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By chvid

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"....
10-27-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,434
Posted By chvid

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...
10-27-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,434
Posted By chvid

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...
10-27-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,434
Posted By chvid

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...
10-27-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,434
Posted By chvid

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...
10-15-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By chvid

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.
10-11-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,922
Posted By chvid

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.
10-11-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,922
Posted By chvid

Any old 20" front hub motor should do the trick,...

Any old 20" front hub motor should do the trick, with 100mm spacing.
09-27-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By chvid

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...
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By chvid

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...
06-27-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By chvid

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....
06-25-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By chvid

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...
06-23-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By chvid

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...
05-31-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By chvid

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...
05-15-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By chvid

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...
05-14-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By chvid

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...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By chvid

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...
02-12-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By chvid

Thanks Turbo...a very good overview.

Thanks Turbo...a very good overview.
02-11-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By chvid

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...
01-16-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By chvid

Definitely this little gadget... ...

Definitely this little gadget... http://www.veloamp.com/ Awesome sound!
01-09-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,764
Posted By chvid

With my controller, a Cute 100 (nominally a 250W...

With my controller, a Cute 100 (nominally a 250W motor), at 48V, it will put out about 700watts, as my controller has a maximum amperage it can supply of 15 amps. (Ignore the 250 nominal - it doesn't...
01-09-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,764
Posted By chvid

The battery you indicate on ebay is apparently...

The battery you indicate on ebay is apparently rated at around 8c continuous, so you could possibly pull 10 amps out of one of them, continuously, since it is a 1.3 Amp Hour battery (1300 mAhr)....
01-08-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,764
Posted By chvid

30 amps on a 2600mAhr laptop or Trustfire or some...

30 amps on a 2600mAhr laptop or Trustfire or some such? That's over 10C! Those batteries won't last more than a week, if that...you'll need a much larger can like a 12x 10Ahr Headway, at 3C, to put...
12-05-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,764
Posted By chvid

Tohot, you seem to have the misconception that...

Tohot, you seem to have the misconception that the nominal power rating of a motor has anything to do with how much power it can put out <at least for a short time>. A "500 watt motor", can easily...
12-04-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By chvid

Yes...the trikes (Catrike and Actionbent) are...

Yes...the trikes (Catrike and Actionbent) are very sweet to ride - I've put 9000 miles on the AB in just over two years now, the Catrike is a bit sportier and faster as well, but I like the cadillac...
12-03-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By chvid

I had a rear Bafang on my Cattrike running 48v...

I had a rear Bafang on my Cattrike running 48v Headway - it was very torquey but the low top end speed in the 20" rear wheel was too low for me. I switched it out for 2805 Nine Continent direct drive...
Forum: Recumbent
11-25-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By chvid

Some inflatable camping cushions of the...

Some inflatable camping cushions of the "Thermorest pillow" sort will keep your back and bum warm and you can blow them up "inside" the mesh. Makes a huge difference for winter riding. I like mesh...
11-20-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By chvid

Note: Often you can patch a tube in situ, without...

Note: Often you can patch a tube in situ, without removing the wheel. Often necessary or preferred with internal hubs as well. Just open'er up, find the leak. You can still rotate the tire with all...
11-18-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By chvid

The C rate is a measure of how much current there...

The C rate is a measure of how much current there is at any moment in time, in comparison to the amp-hours the battery contains. The term is also used in a different way to indicate how much current ...
11-07-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By chvid

Gruber I think. Bottom bracket drive.

Gruber I think. Bottom bracket drive.
11-05-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 107,899
Posted By chvid

Hey Metal...I enjoyed your photo of the cargo...

Hey Metal...I enjoyed your photo of the cargo hauler. Carrying all that metal is the sort of thing that makes me smile because normal people find it so implausibly impossible. Enjoy the vibe. I'm the...
11-05-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 107,899
Posted By chvid

Hey Metal...I enjoyed your photo of the cargo...

Hey Metal...I enjoyed your photo of the cargo hauler. Carrying all that metal is the sort of thing that makes me smile because normal people find it so implausibly impossible. Enjoy the vibe. I'm the...
11-05-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,547
Posted By chvid

One generally does get a spark when you connect a...

One generally does get a spark when you connect a battery to a controller, as the capacitors in the controller fill up quickly and suck juice out of the battery. Is this what you are worried about?...
10-15-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,278
Posted By chvid

Gee Powell, are you Japanese or something? You...

Gee Powell, are you Japanese or something? You seem to have a hate-on for "cheap Chinese part" - can you maybe re-generalize it to just "cheap part"? Of course most of the cheap parts seem to come...
10-15-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,278
Posted By chvid

turbo1889, you are totally right about Cyclone....

turbo1889, you are totally right about Cyclone. Definitely worth avoiding. Good to know that you can rescue a Cyclone that way - overvolt at your own peril.
10-15-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By chvid

If its a tadpole, the back wheel is the place....

If its a tadpole, the back wheel is the place. That's a very informative post, my friend.
10-14-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,278
Posted By chvid

I replaced the bearings because after nine...

I replaced the bearings because after nine thousand miles (as indicated on my CycleAnalyst), with an etrike application carrying two large packs on the bike, the bearing needed replacement as it had...
10-07-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,278
Posted By chvid

I didn't say the internal controller Magic Pie...

I didn't say the internal controller Magic Pie was any good did I? I never even mentioned the Magic Pies, because I haven't used one. I was referring to the Golden Motor with the black and white...
10-06-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,278
Posted By chvid

I've got 9000 miles on my Actionbent E-trike with...

I've got 9000 miles on my Actionbent E-trike with a single direct drive Nine Continent motor in the last three years. Never had a single problem. Same controller, same Cycleanalyst and same throttle....
10-02-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By chvid

I find that I pedal just as much with a...

I find that I pedal just as much with a throttle-only configuration, and you really can give it just a little juice or whatever amount you choose. I am pedal oriented, not a DUI or smoker type, and I...
10-02-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By chvid

If it was just me, I would dispense with the...

If it was just me, I would dispense with the Pedelec. More complexity than you need, and quite unecessary. A throttle gives you full intentionality to either use the motor or not, when and if you...
10-02-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By chvid

Cool, seems like a reasonable deal. It seems to...

Cool, seems like a reasonable deal. It seems to have enough battery on board, although I'm packing 30amp hours at 48v, I gather that bike is 20amp hours of lithium iron, which is still quite a big...
10-01-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By chvid

I think those are very sweet looking bikes in my...

I think those are very sweet looking bikes in my opinion. I hate to ask the price tag though, especially when a homebuilt bike can be 90% as good - I have a used Sun EZ Sport 26/20 faired long...
09-27-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By chvid

If you are paying for any used battery I would...

If you are paying for any used battery I would avoid it. If the motor can support a higher voltage, with a new <cheap> controller, and a new battery can be added, then it could be good. Buying used...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 281
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.