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01-03-19, 09:46 AM
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Posted By EBikeFL

Thumbs up Ebike Setup for Hilly Areas

Ping LiFePO4 batteries, for me, lasted on average 14 months with heavy use.

Depending on where in the world you are located. You may want to switch to using 18650 lithium-ion battery packs. For...
04-21-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 65,297
Posted By EBikeFL

First, you need to ask yourself whether you were...

First, you need to ask yourself whether you were asking too much from the Currie motor or was it the motor itself that was bad. Every motor and motor setup has its limits. If you just switch to...
11-30-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By EBikeFL

A good place to go to get educated on batteries...

A good place to go to get educated on batteries and in particular 18650 cells is Basic to Advanced Battery Information from Battery University (http://www.batteryuniversity.com)

I've been looking...
11-28-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By EBikeFL

I've owned five Ping 48v 15 Ah batteries and none...

I've owned five Ping 48v 15 Ah batteries and none of them lasted anywhere near five years. They all averaged about 14 months when drained down to 5 amp-hours.
Your best bet is LunaCycle; in fact,...
05-28-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By EBikeFL

After testing over $500 worth of bicycle tires...

After testing over $500 worth of bicycle tires including Kenda, I would suggest sticking with Schwalbe tires (http://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour.html). Try Schwalbe's New Marathon Supreme...
04-14-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,077
Posted By EBikeFL

Welcome, Linetrash. A good place to start is...

Welcome, Linetrash.

A good place to start is to explore the pages of Grin News (http://www.ebikes.ca/)

No, batteries are not universal. You will want to keep your ebike as "open-source" as...
07-26-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,744
Posted By EBikeFL

+1 on 350htrr's comment. :thumb:

+1 on 350htrr's comment. :thumb:
05-31-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By EBikeFL

It sounds like you could use two separate bikes. ...

It sounds like you could use two separate bikes. One bike to get to and from work that isn't an e-bike. The other, kept and recharged at work which is electric so you can use to go places once at...
05-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By EBikeFL

Does the manufacture provide a wiring diagram on...

Does the manufacture provide a wiring diagram on their e-bike?
05-03-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 65,297
Posted By EBikeFL

The trick is to balance mileage, speed, and...

The trick is to balance mileage, speed, and weight (batteries). At 25 amps you must take awhile to get up to speed; however, I agree about keeping the amps to the total amp-hours or less of the...
05-02-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 65,297
Posted By EBikeFL

448776 448777 Long distance testing with the...

448776 448777
Long distance testing with the 48v 45Ah setup. As you can see I still have one square and a whole row left after 40.9 miles.
I average 27 mph with a high of 33 mph.

The current...
04-29-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 33,464
Posted By EBikeFL

I brought the e-bike idea to the business...

I brought the e-bike idea to the business start-up at my local college and the organizers saw it as third-world transportation. To the majority of people, the only way to get around is by car. In...
04-23-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By EBikeFL

That's true about being able to charge the...

That's true about being able to charge the battery. If you're not careful the assist you were expecting from the battery + motor could turn out to be additional dead weight. I would map out all the...
04-14-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By EBikeFL

Have you tried Ebay?

Have you tried Ebay?
04-12-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

That should be Marathon Supreme and not Plus. ...

That should be Marathon Supreme and not Plus.
Normally, the rear spokes are 1-2 mm shorter on one side but if you need to move the rim more over to one side to fit the larger width tire in the forks...
04-12-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

You'll need to use different length spokes on one...

You'll need to use different length spokes on one side. The spoke calculator will let you know.

The Marathon Plus behaves like a balloon tire at full pressure. The only thing different is that...
04-11-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

Consider it a challenge instead. You'll be...

Consider it a challenge instead. You'll be testing out the possibility that the Big Ben tire could fit...just with some modifications. Then let the rest of the 20 inch wheel e-bikes know. ;)

You...
04-11-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

It's going to be close...very close. I just...

It's going to be close...very close. I just measured my 2.35 inch Big Apple tire and at full inflation it's actually 2.4+ inches from sidewall to sidewall. If you try to get the tires to fit you...
04-11-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

If you use the folding aspect of the bike then...

If you use the folding aspect of the bike then there's nothing you can do; you'll have to stick with the 20 inch wheels. For example, take a look at Schwalbe's sizes for the Big Ben tire. You only...
04-11-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

You'll need to do some research then. I would...

You'll need to do some research then. I would also notice how much room I had with the Kenda Kwest tires to judge if I could fit a 2+ inch tire. If the rims have an aftermarket name on them I'd...
04-11-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,684
Posted By EBikeFL

A hub motor would work for you. I'd go with a...

A hub motor would work for you. I'd go with a 48v 1000w rear hub motor (http://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/803098-anyone-heard-purchased-papamotor-electric-conversion-kits.html) like the one I...
04-11-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

If you purchased the bike new then I'd go to the...

If you purchased the bike new then I'd go to the bike manufacture's website and check the max size tire you can use front and back. Remember, if you have fenders for the original tires they may not...
04-11-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

I've hit 36 mph without any problems. The key to...

I've hit 36 mph without any problems. The key to any of the Schwalbe tires with their patented liners is to keep the tire vertical on the payment. If you like taking corners like a racing...
04-11-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,684
Posted By EBikeFL

Portland is hilly. What's the grade and terrain...

Portland is hilly. What's the grade and terrain you'll be riding on? Mostly flat? How fast do you want to go? What's the posted speed limit on the roads you will be riding on? Is there a bicycle...
04-11-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,048
Posted By EBikeFL

The Schwalbe Big Apple tire is the best tire for...

The Schwalbe Big Apple tire is the best tire for e-bikes. I've spent over $500 trying various tires for my 30+ mph e-bike. None have come close to the performance of the Big Apple tire. I am also...
04-07-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By EBikeFL

Get the Cycle Analyst Version 3...

Get the Cycle Analyst Version 3 (http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/cycle-analysts/ca3-dps.html) from ebikes.ca with the speedometer pickup. You may have to get the accessory which allows you too...
04-03-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,666
Posted By EBikeFL

Try Ebikes.ca and their Stokemonkey...

Try Ebikes.ca and their Stokemonkey (http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/conversion-kits/stokemonkey.html) mid-drive setup.
03-26-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By EBikeFL

+1 I'll have to second kaplooi comment. The...

+1

I'll have to second kaplooi comment. The police don't want to waste their time with bicycle riders. Make sure though you don't give the rest of us riders a bad name. Follow the rules of the...
03-15-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By EBikeFL

+1 Good idea, 350htrr. :thumb:

+1

Good idea, 350htrr. :thumb:
02-23-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,157
Posted By EBikeFL

I'm using the Papamotor 48v 1000w rear hub motor...

I'm using the Papamotor 48v 1000w rear hub motor kit (http://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/803098-anyone-heard-purchased-papamotor-electric-conversion-kits.html) with modifications. This...
02-23-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,157
Posted By EBikeFL

I'll add to 350htrr's links by including...

I'll add to 350htrr's links by including ebikes.ca (http://www.ebikes.ca). They also have great information in general on e-bikes.

I had a Tesla Roadster pass me several months ago while I was on...
02-23-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,157
Posted By EBikeFL

Hello and welcome, bareyb. What is the...

Hello and welcome, bareyb.

What is the terrain you'll be riding in? Lots of hills or mostly flat? In the city or rural roads? Do you expect to carry any cargo (i.e. books, laptop, groceries,...
02-06-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By EBikeFL

Welcome, Swaltz to the addiction. All your...

Welcome, Swaltz to the addiction.

All your questions and more have already been asked and answered in this thread:...
02-05-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By EBikeFL

Yes, you would have to ride with the chair...

Yes, you would have to ride with the chair vertically on your back. If you want to use the left or right rear pannier to carry it then I'd put it on the side depending on whether you're right or...
02-05-15, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By EBikeFL

How heavy is it? How about strapping it to your...

How heavy is it? How about strapping it to your back? ;)
01-27-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By EBikeFL

It has already been done. Check out...

It has already been done. Check out http://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/803098-anyone-heard-purchased-papamotor-electric-conversion-kits.html

I rode mine to college for over a year. I never...
12-02-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,725
Posted By EBikeFL

It really depends on how fasting you're going...

It really depends on how fasting you're going when the rear wheel hits the sidewalk. A slower transition will have the tire effected only or worked but at a higher rate of speed you'll do damage to...
11-26-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By EBikeFL

You're correct, Jeremy. You have nothing to be...

You're correct, Jeremy. You have nothing to be concerned about from police officers. I have been riding at 30+ mph for nearly two years now without any issues from law enforcement. You do need to...
11-21-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By EBikeFL

Try here: Electric Scooter Black Plastic Wire...

Try here: Electric Scooter Black Plastic Wire Connectors - ElectricScooterParts.com (http://www.electricscooterparts.com/blackwireconnectors.html)

Though from the shoddy ipod picture your...
11-16-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By EBikeFL

Here's a short video on Yahoo of an electric...

Here's a short video on Yahoo of an electric trike: https://autos.yahoo.com/video/riding-outrider-electric-bike-motoramic-213806548.html

I think to do a proper build on your trike you'll need to...
11-15-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By EBikeFL

Well, before you make any decisions on which...

Well, before you make any decisions on which trike or bicycle to put the kit on I would gauge the response from the vehicle traffic on the roads you plan to commute on. If you haven't done so...
11-15-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By EBikeFL

What is the terrain you'll be commuting on? Are...

What is the terrain you'll be commuting on? Are the roads well paved? Mostly flat? Is there a bicycle lane? What are the posted speed limits on these roads?

What is your commuting distance? ...
08-14-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 65,297
Posted By EBikeFL

The 10Ah would work but I wouldn't recommend...

The 10Ah would work but I wouldn't recommend going lower than 15Ah. The Papamotor 48v 1000w kits have incredible potential. Once you install the kit it will become apparent to you.

You'll need...
07-29-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By EBikeFL

I agree with 350htrr; if you want to go 35+ mph...

I agree with 350htrr; if you want to go 35+ mph on or off road you'll need to have something like what Hi-Power Cycles sells and be prepared to spend extra money.

I'm curious to know if you've...
07-29-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By EBikeFL

Mef1975, tell us a little about what you plan on...

Mef1975, tell us a little about what you plan on using your e-bike for?
Will you just be commuting? If so, how far and over what terrain? Flat roads or hilly roads?
How often do you plan on...
07-14-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By EBikeFL

You should be prepared to wear plenty of road...

You should be prepared to wear plenty of road safety gear and have lots of strobe lights for the day and night. For example, I ride with a reflective vest, have two strobes on the rear and one on...
07-11-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By EBikeFL

You can get different size (quantity) rear cog...

You can get different size (quantity) rear cog sets to make up the difference in rear dropouts.

If you will be riding over steep hills then you may want to look into ebikes.ca's stokemonkey...
07-11-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By EBikeFL

Take a look at the Papamotor 48v 1000w...

Take a look at the Papamotor 48v 1000w (http://www.electric-bikekit.com/categories/new-v1-5-48v1000w-electric-bike-conversion-kit.html) kit and 48v 15Ah Ping battery setup. You'll also want to look...
05-29-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By EBikeFL

They're going to make a small fortune on this. ...

They're going to make a small fortune on this. It's about time someone came out with a universal charger. :thumb::thumb:
04-01-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 65,297
Posted By EBikeFL

Good catch FMB42. Yeah, six figures would be way...

Good catch FMB42. Yeah, six figures would be way too much. So what are you using for tires and what sizes have you used? ;)
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