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12-14-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By JinbaIttai

My one and only dealextreme return was very...

My one and only dealextreme return was very pleasant. Received the replacement promptly, they paid me back for the shipping costs to send it back to them (be sure to keep the post office receipt to...
12-14-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,907
Posted By JinbaIttai

Just to update my sub $50 Dealextreme 2 mode...

Just to update my sub $50 Dealextreme 2 mode Aurora P7 flashlight is a little over 1 year old. It has about 50 hours of use and I've recharged the battery maybe 70 times. Still works perfectly.
12-14-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,444
Posted By JinbaIttai

LED lights are so bright now they need to develop...

LED lights are so bright now they need to develop technology to keep from blinding oncoming drivers. I only put my dual P7 flashlights on high beam when I am on a rural street because of this.
...
12-14-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By JinbaIttai

Some stock bikes won't over 20 at 36 volts,...

Some stock bikes won't over 20 at 36 volts, because this about their top speed.

Sometimes that 20 mph limit is tied into a federal law requiring that all ebikes sold in the US not be capable of...
11-19-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By JinbaIttai

Help us rename this forum's description!

Some of us could use a little "assistance". Here's a place to discuss ebikes, from home grown to high-tech.


Assistance? there are already enough erectile dysfunction medication commercials that...
11-19-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By JinbaIttai

I always leave it out in the open. It looks...

I always leave it out in the open. It looks pretty beat up and weathered now though.
11-06-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By JinbaIttai

Nice photos. Once you go to lithium, you will...

Nice photos. Once you go to lithium, you will never use that charger again though.
11-06-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,568
Posted By JinbaIttai

Those batteries should hold up pretty well as...

Those batteries should hold up pretty well as long as you don't mind the weight.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By JinbaIttai

Does the wear and tear wash out too?

Does the wear and tear wash out too?
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,008
Posted By JinbaIttai

If I didn't have to walk my bike through my house...

If I didn't have to walk my bike through my house and store it where I can't have any chance of oil/fuel leaking, I would definitely buy one.

But to flag Craigslist postings and consider calling...
11-02-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,216
Posted By JinbaIttai

Laziness is a relative term. Able-bodied...

Laziness is a relative term.

Able-bodied people with reasonable time/distance restraints will find themselves pushing just as hard, only riding much much faster on an ebike. You really need to try...
10-31-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,216
Posted By JinbaIttai

If you are sitting on a bike pedaling instead of...

If you are sitting on a bike pedaling instead of carrying it on the back of your shoulders while sprinting on foot. . . I think you also pretty much defined 'laziness'.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By JinbaIttai

Can anyone translate this into English: ...

Can anyone translate this into English:

"Dropping / Pulling anyone higher in the Food Chain makes you stronger and more attractive to burds. Getting dropped / trying to keep up with anyone lower...
10-26-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,981
Posted By JinbaIttai

I once changed lanes to avoid a full-sized metal...

I once changed lanes to avoid a full-sized metal file cabinet laying in the fast lane on the expressway. It was on its side and not too easy to see.

I called 911 for that one.
10-26-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By JinbaIttai

That motor resembles the Goldenmotor 1000W motor....

That motor resembles the Goldenmotor 1000W motor.

FWIW my 500W Ampedbike kit hits a 1300 watt peak on a daily basis and I often hold it at 1100 watts for a couple of minutes during hill climbs....
10-14-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By JinbaIttai

That rack looks completely awesome! I wish I had...

That rack looks completely awesome! I wish I had those kinds of fab skills.





You're right that chain driven motors are considerably more efficient and can go faster using less power.
AGM...
10-08-09, 03:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,216
Posted By JinbaIttai

Cheating in what competition? Many people on...

Cheating in what competition?

Many people on this forum are only capable of perceiving bike riding as a sport.
10-07-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,901
Posted By JinbaIttai

The correct AH you want is the biggest possible...

The correct AH you want is the biggest possible who's weight you can tolerate. 15 to 20 ah is a typical sweet spot.


EDIT: Wait. Is this battery mounted in some kind of case? Feel free to post...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-09, 04:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,841
Posted By JinbaIttai

I wonder why they didn't use a car jack to lift...

I wonder why they didn't use a car jack to lift it off the guy right away. Maybe he died from bleeding to death over a 3 hour period. Then again maybe his head was visibly squashed and that 3 hour...
10-03-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,325
Posted By JinbaIttai

You are going to add another 12 volt battery in...

You are going to add another 12 volt battery in series to bring it to 48 volts then?
10-03-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,901
Posted By JinbaIttai

So you bought a mechanic's special and now you...

So you bought a mechanic's special and now you need the help of a mechanic to get it to work. Lol.
It will help if you figure out what kind of battery you have. What voltage is the battery at?
09-11-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 125,509
Posted By JinbaIttai

It doesn't really work that way. Sure a car...

It doesn't really work that way. Sure a car battery can put out 500-600 amps. Usually a car battery manufacturer provides a cold cranking amps (CCA) rating of around 500-600 amps, which is a rating...
09-10-09, 01:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,743
Posted By JinbaIttai

I did pay over $100 to ship my ping. And then...

I did pay over $100 to ship my ping.
And then another $20 in shipping when some of the cells went bad.
And then another $20 in shipping when I ruined some of the new cells when replacing them.
And...
09-08-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,743
Posted By JinbaIttai

Even though you might spend $500 on a lifepo4...

Even though you might spend $500 on a lifepo4 battery, you are not throwing the money away. If for some reason you change your mind later down the road, plenty of people will want to buy your used...
08-31-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By JinbaIttai

No possibility of repairing it is a straight up...

No possibility of repairing it is a straight up lie. PITA to repair, OK, I'll give you that.


I make it a point to never trust a battery vendor's advice about another battery vendor.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By JinbaIttai

It's not like he's ever going to ride in traffic....

It's not like he's ever going to ride in traffic. I can see him only tooling around on some protected, low speed bike path.


Edit: OK, and maybe on some escorted, low traffic roads too.
08-12-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By JinbaIttai

Go for a 36V, 15 ah or 20 ah. I prefer a 48V,...

Go for a 36V, 15 ah or 20 ah.
I prefer a 48V, 15ah or 20 ah, but it would void the ampedbikes warranty to go above 36V. it will make the bike have a 25% higher top speed though.
The whole deal is...
08-09-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By JinbaIttai

I think they are combined almost as bright as a...

I think they are combined almost as bright as a single Fenix Q5 L2D flashlight, which used to be the "king" of bike flashlights like 2 years ago. It's a little outdated now. At around $60, the Fenix...
08-09-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,918
Posted By JinbaIttai

Thought the post length was ok. The spacing in...

Thought the post length was ok. The spacing in between topics made it all legible.

Maybe you can get the wife to bake bread instead. Easy to do; no high fructose corn syrup or preservatives that...
08-08-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JinbaIttai

The PBSF only has one button. How complicated can...

The PBSF only has one button. How complicated can it be? Maybe you should bring your bike into the shop and have them mount it/change the batteries when needed.
07-11-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By JinbaIttai

My Fenix L2D overheated

It must have. Although I have no idea when. It must have been at least a few months ago.

There is what looks like a brown cataract covering most of the yellow LED. I've been wondering why the...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By JinbaIttai

Great letter.

Great letter.
07-02-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By JinbaIttai

Which new one did you get?

Which new one did you get?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,044
Posted By JinbaIttai

Thanks for resurrecting this thread. I have rude...

Thanks for resurrecting this thread. I have rude neighbors that have inadvertently trained their caged dog to bark frantically for several minutes whenever one of them comes home.

Air horns are in...
07-01-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By JinbaIttai

I encountered the exact same problem. The first...

I encountered the exact same problem. The first dozen or so charges seemed fine in either bank. After awhile I noticed that the the right bank's red discharge light would always turn green faster...
06-25-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By JinbaIttai

My DX 18650 charger finally died

It was an $8 trustfire:
http://i42.tinypic.com/2mc7dqe.jpg

I estimate I charged a pair of 18650s around 60 times before it went R.I.P. I guess it took one too many 4 foot drops to the concrete....
06-24-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By JinbaIttai

This is why I always ride with a parachute.

This is why I always ride with a parachute.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,910
Posted By JinbaIttai

I'm glad I've never heard it yet. I suppose maybe...

I'm glad I've never heard it yet. I suppose maybe some unfortunate day in the future if I had my iPod off when it happened, I could brag from the hospital that I knew what it sounded like.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,910
Posted By JinbaIttai

Standard iPod earbuds are fine. It's hard...

Standard iPod earbuds are fine.

It's hard to hear music over wind noise at speed.

Not sure how drivers do it with their music on and the windows up. They must be so deaf to their surroundings....
06-21-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,715
Posted By JinbaIttai

Sounds like a good combo.

Sounds like a good combo.
06-21-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By JinbaIttai

Setup port forwarding. ...

Setup port forwarding.

http://portforward.com/

Please stop using your laptop when you ride your bike.
06-17-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,933
Posted By JinbaIttai

Fried critters are yummy.

Fried critters are yummy.
06-10-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,184
Posted By JinbaIttai

That's a long flashlight. I bet it blows any...

That's a long flashlight.

I bet it blows any X8 (shoots, 3 of them) away.
06-10-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By JinbaIttai

Not at all. If you get a decent ebike kit, you...

Not at all. If you get a decent ebike kit, you won't stay 300lbs for very long. You might not notice the weight melting off because you'll be having so much fun! I can't say that I'd agree that a...
06-09-09, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By JinbaIttai

Maybe a folding electric bike would work. ...

Maybe a folding electric bike would work.
Honestly though, for a one mile commute, I'd rather do the mile on foot and not have to lug a vehicle up 7 flights of stairs.
06-06-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,600
Posted By JinbaIttai

I have a 2 mode. I like the simplicity of only 2...

I have a 2 mode. I like the simplicity of only 2 modes, but I often wish I also had a flashing mode. Zero problems to date with Aurora and MTE.
06-06-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,592
Posted By JinbaIttai

A have a ping battery with an Ampedbikes kit. I...

A have a ping battery with an Ampedbikes kit. I think it's a great combination.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,357
Posted By JinbaIttai

Riding home one night last month, dark night with...

Riding home one night last month, dark night with no streetlights, I encountered a wrong-way ninja while riding on the narrow shoulder. I'm pretty sure I blinded the living carp out of him, since I...
06-01-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By JinbaIttai

Fenixes are sooo 2007. You should look into P7s....

Fenixes are sooo 2007. You should look into P7s. Cheaper and brighter.
05-31-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By JinbaIttai

What a shameless advertisement that has nothing...

What a shameless advertisement that has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
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