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05-03-19, 06:26 PM
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Posted By dilkes

Obtaining a bike /ebike in ports on a Canada/New England Cruise

Iím looking for suggestions from the group

Iím treating myself to a short cruise starting on Saturday May 18 from Montreal and ending the following Saturday in Boston.

In the various ports...
03-16-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By dilkes

Yes, there are indeed quite a number of...

Yes, there are indeed quite a number of "scooter-style" ebikes here in Toronto, but as for new sales, the "open frame" style is taking over. The scooters were the 1st ones to hit the market in force...
01-15-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,999
Posted By dilkes

If you took one of the cells of the series out...

If you took one of the cells of the series out and are using the same charger, is there not a risk of overcharging the remaining cells?
01-12-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By dilkes

If you are interested in buying a new or lightly...

If you are interested in buying a new or lightly used Bionx battery or other parts, there is a company up here in Toronto that acquired many of their assets and are selling them. You can find them...
01-04-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By dilkes

And another at very low price point: All...

And another at very low price point:
All Terrain Kush | Full Suspension Fat E-Bike (https://shop.m2sbikes.com/collections/all-terrain-electric-bike-series/products/full-suspension-electric-fat-bike)
01-04-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By dilkes

What about this one? Although it's a mid-drive. ...

What about this one? Although it's a mid-drive.
Biktrix Juggernaut Ultra FS (https://www.biktrix.com/products/juggernaut-ultra-fs)
12-30-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 60,480
Posted By dilkes

Maybe this thread might help? ...

Maybe this thread might help?
https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/714452-my-e-review.html
12-20-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By dilkes

Was the charger originally for a 48V LiFePO4...

Was the charger originally for a 48V LiFePO4 pack? I have a charger that came with one of my LiFePO4 packs that put out 60V and I never had a problem, even though recommended charge voltage for those...
12-18-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By dilkes

I also have a couple of those wattmeters. I was a...

I also have a couple of those wattmeters. I was a bit surprised to find that the last one I bought actually retains the data when power is lost. As you suggest, this can be quote useful when doing a...
12-17-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 91,288
Posted By dilkes

This expression is often used figuratively to say...

This expression is often used figuratively to say that you do not have the knowledge or authority to decide about something
See Urban Dictionary...
12-17-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By dilkes

Yes..but wouldn't a 100 watt bulb draw only about...

Yes..but wouldn't a 100 watt bulb draw only about 0.5 amps at 50V? Quite a slow rate compared to what real riding would draw plus for a 10Ah battery it would take in the neighborhood of 20 hrs for...
12-16-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By dilkes

One option is to do this yourself. You will need...

One option is to do this yourself. You will need a simple inexpensive Watt Meter...
11-19-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By dilkes

Here's what my virus checker said about that...

Here's what my virus checker said about that site:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/presentation1_e46de81bfdc4be0a0c749e2a361eb4c8058de6de.jpg
10-05-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By dilkes

Or of course, just carrying an extra battery on...

Or of course, just carrying an extra battery on the trailer would be an option.
10-03-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By dilkes

As mentioned above the TSDZ2 is a bolt-on and has...

As mentioned above the TSDZ2 is a bolt-on and has a torque sensor.
09-28-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By dilkes

Certainly a beautiful bike! 1300 watts is quite a...

Certainly a beautiful bike! 1300 watts is quite a lot for a front wheel?

For some other handmade classics, you might be interested in having a look at the website and pictures for Jules Cycles...
09-21-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By dilkes

Interbike Speedrun! Complete Walkthrough of the Show in Reno

Interbike Speedrun! Complete Walkthrough of the Show in Reno

From EBR...it's about 55 mins long, but gives an idea of the variety of bikes out there now and what's coming.
09-03-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By dilkes

I believe he was suggesting $300-$400 for a spare...

I believe he was suggesting $300-$400 for a spare battery only, not for a bike.
08-28-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By dilkes

Is it a charger that came with the new lithium...

Is it a charger that came with the new lithium battery? or the "old" charger that was for the original NiMH battery that was on the bike?
08-24-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By dilkes

Can you share which friction drive it is? I've...

Can you share which friction drive it is? I've been thinking of getting one as well.
08-21-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By dilkes

I can see where the charger would be incompatible...

I can see where the charger would be incompatible but not sure why the controller would care where he gets his 24V (or thereabouts) from? Although I confess I have no (and don't want any) experience...
08-21-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By dilkes

If you don't already have it, here's a pointer to...

If you don't already have it, here's a pointer to the manual for the Giant Lafree that might be of some help.
LAFREE TWISTModel Year 2002...
08-20-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By dilkes

For the most part, eBay and Aliexpress are just...

For the most part, eBay and Aliexpress are just intermediaries for buyers and sellers and there are many sellers of course. Vpower is one of them and the poster is suggesting that some buyers have...
08-16-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By dilkes

Yes..as long as the same voltage (and physically...

Yes..as long as the same voltage (and physically fits on your bike of course)
08-11-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By dilkes

Another option, of course, is to add a kit to...

Another option, of course, is to add a kit to your Townie. I believe many have done that.
08-05-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By dilkes

Other than riding from full charge to full...

Other than riding from full charge to full discharge, the only way I know of doing that is:

Get an inexpensive wattmeter
Fully charge the battery
Find a load that you can hook up to discharge...
08-04-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By dilkes

You might check this out. ...

You might check this out.
https://makezine.com/2017/05/26/diy-lithium-batteries-book/

and/or other references on the web.
08-04-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,416
Posted By dilkes

In case you haven't seen it, here is a very old...

In case you haven't seen it, here is a very old review of that bike so you would know what you get if you do go ahead with battery replacement.
Torker Review...
07-29-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By dilkes

I agree that's what it sounds like. Just...

I agree that's what it sounds like.
Just because under no load the battery voltages look fine does not mean that under load the voltage will not sag enough to trip the LVC on the BMS and/or...
07-23-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By dilkes

Help with ebike presentation

Iím looking for some help/guidance from the ebike community.
I may be asked to give a presentation to one of our local cycling associations on the topic of ebikes. If it happens, it would be a bit...
07-16-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By dilkes

I think I may have found it at: ...

I think I may have found it at:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32843825530.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.54e52e0ehYGF8L

There are lots of these with the female on the plug side, but I needed one...
07-11-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By dilkes

Sourcing Charger Connector

Hoping someone can help me identify the official name of a connector on my charger. It's a 4-prong male connector as shown in the attached photo.
Looking for the type so I can search for it -- or...
06-26-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By dilkes

I assume you checked some of the reviews on the...

I assume you checked some of the reviews on the web? Here's one and there are several others out there.
Pinarello Nytro e-bike first-ride review...
05-09-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By dilkes

My bike also has 700x35 wheels. While it may not...

My bike also has 700x35 wheels. While it may not be the absolute best solution, I have a Golden Motor Edge (https://www.goldenmotor.ca/categories/Magic-Pie-Edge/Front-Hub-Motor-Kit/700c-or-29er/) kit...
05-09-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By dilkes

I have a similar style of bike - aluminum frame,...

I have a similar style of bike - aluminum frame, Gates drive, Nexus 3 and I put a front wheel hub drive on it. The front forks on mine are steel. You can check this with a magnet. According to the...
04-25-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By dilkes

If you read the description of that pack, it says...

If you read the description of that pack, it says "12A continuous discharge current BMS".

As for the question of charger voltage, whatever AC power you have in your country.

Here's the user...
04-05-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,404
Posted By dilkes

Absolutely without pain. Plus I am able to do a...

Absolutely without pain.
Plus I am able to do a lot of other things I had problems with...walking a long distance, skating, shoveling snow (a mixed blessing!)

The technology and techniques they...
04-01-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,404
Posted By dilkes

Yes..I had total knee replacement on both knees...

Yes..I had total knee replacement on both knees in 2016 and it opens up a whole new world of activity.
03-12-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By dilkes

True, but a 3rd party battery can still often be...

True, but a 3rd party battery can still often be added to a purpose made bike...as long as you can find a physical place for it and as long as it's not some proprietary system like Bionx.
03-12-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By dilkes

As far as I know the real issue here is taking...

As far as I know the real issue here is taking the battery pack on the plane, not the bike. I think you can take batteries, each with a maximum of 100 Wh. So if you could take something modular and...
03-05-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By dilkes

Toronto Spring 2018 Bike Show

The Toronto Bike Show was also on this weekend and IMHO, it was better than ever. Tons of ebikes and lots of accessories, helmets and other gadgets. Here's a write-up with pictures from Dandyhorse -...
02-28-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By dilkes

I'm not sure how anyone can advise you with that...

I'm not sure how anyone can advise you with that lack of information. Pictures and/or a pointer to the web site that shows pictures and specs would be a good start.
02-18-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By dilkes

Yes, one of the tasks of the BMS in the battery...

Yes, one of the tasks of the BMS in the battery pack is to manage the balancing.
02-17-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,172
Posted By dilkes

When you get this and have had a chance to use it...

When you get this and have had a chance to use it a bit, I for one would be quite interested in hearing about your experience.
01-11-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,455
Posted By dilkes

I believe this might be the link for that bike? ...

I believe this might be the link for that bike?
https://www.mydeal.com.au/pedal-assist-electric-mountain-bike-in-black-250w

It looks like a decent bike with entry-level components but reasonable...
01-05-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By dilkes

And this one: ...

And this one:
https://www.biktrix.com/collections/conversion-kits/products/tongsheng-tsdz2-torque-sensored-diy-ebike-mid-motor
12-16-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By dilkes

I am almost certain they do. I own one of...

I am almost certain they do.

I own one of their very early fat bikes with the Bafang BBS02 and it has been excellent. Here's a link to their forum with some customer feedback.
...
12-15-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By dilkes

Correct, but in your initial post you said you...

Correct, but in your initial post you said you were looking for a fat bike, not a kit....and there are several fat bikes out there where the manufacturer has put the Bafang Ultra on a frame...
12-14-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By dilkes

Just to clarify...as far as I know, the Bafang...

Just to clarify...as far as I know, the Bafang Ultra does have a torque sensor and "proper PAS", and depending on which geography may have to be "detuned" to be street legal.
12-14-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By dilkes

Have a look at Biktrix here in Canada. ...

Have a look at Biktrix here in Canada.

https://www.biktrix.com/pages/landing

They have some great Fat Bikes including a new full suspension model with the Bafang Ultra motor. And they ship to...
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