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01-19-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By dilkes

Another technique I have used for measuring...

Another technique I have used for measuring capacity is

fully charge the pack (off the bike)
discharge it with a load that causes about 10-15 amp draw (i.e. in same range as mu bikes draw)
...
01-14-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By dilkes

I believe the pack assemblers publish their specs...

I believe the pack assemblers publish their specs just by taking the cell manufacturers specs and doing the math on it. These cell mfgr specs do not normally really reflect real life usage on ebikes....
10-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By dilkes

Best Inner Tube for Fat Bike

I have a Fat Bike with 26" x 3.5" Vee Rubber Speedster tires. Having some problems with flats and when I put my next tube in, I was wondering if anyone could advise on the most robust/strongest one....
08-04-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By dilkes

Another safe charging aid. Here is something...

Another safe charging aid.

Here is something I use to manage/limit the amount of time the charger is actually charging when doing it unattended (especially overnight).
Woods Countdown Timer ...
08-04-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By dilkes

I have used an ammo box, something like this: ...

I have used an ammo box, something like this:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/30-calibre-ammo-box/A-p8791741e

They come in various shapes and sizes and you may find them in war surplus...
07-19-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By dilkes

DC Switch - 48V, 25A

I have a battery with no power on/off switch attached to a controller with no power on/off switch. Does anyone have a pointer to a switch that could be put between the two that could carry 25A at 48V?
07-11-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By dilkes

Thanks again for all the feedback and links. I...

Thanks again for all the feedback and links. I think we'll be going with the same kit. One last question. Did you install a torque arm (or 2) on the rear wheel?
07-08-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By dilkes

Thank you for your experience and for the pointer...

Thank you for your experience and for the pointer to the Virtue Schoolbus.
Questions
Would you have a link to the motor you used?
When you gave up the IGH did you end up with a single speed...
07-03-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By dilkes

Electrifying Cargo Trike

A friend has a cargo trike - 1 wheel at the back and 2 at the front. The rear wheel has a Nexus 7-speed internal hub, so I don't think they should put a hub motor on the rear. Therefore options seem...
05-03-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 801
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: 1,297
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: 7,790
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: 1,293
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: 957
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: 957
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: 64,993
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: 922
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: 936
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: 625
Views: 133,998
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: 936
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: 936
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: 1,055
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: 950
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: 2,360
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: 1,295
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: 541
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: 1,987
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: 1,532
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: 2,727
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: 1,532
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: 1,532
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: 531
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: 531
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: 990
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: 1,223
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: 905
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: 3,289
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: 6,752
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: 680
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: 398
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: 398
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: 1,097
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 812
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: 2,812
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: 2,812
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: 1,453
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: 1,453
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: 1,057
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 -...
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