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Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-16, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By bowlofsalad

Head tubes, 4130, mig, mild steel?

Hello,

I am looking at head tubes anywhere I can find them, all seem to be made from 4130, nothing in the 1020 mild steel ranges. I've done a bunch of reading on mig welding 4130, seems like a...
04-02-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By bowlofsalad

I agree that it's a surprise that this happened...

I agree that it's a surprise that this happened with a steel fork. This may be of interest on the subject, but specific types of heat treatment can make steel very hard but brittle. Overall though,...
10-17-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By bowlofsalad

The controller has nothing to with being able to...

The controller has nothing to with being able to put cells into series or parallel. Controllers have maximum input voltage, so long as you don't exceed that things should be fine.
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,003
Posted By bowlofsalad

Tire size and width plays a massive role in how...

Tire size and width plays a massive role in how comfortable a bicycle/trike is to ride. The air filled tire itself acts as a form of suspension, the larger the total air volume, the better the tire...
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,835
Posted By bowlofsalad

As was mentioned, aerodynamics are vastly...

As was mentioned, aerodynamics are vastly improved on a recumbent, even just a high racer. Comfort is huge, and if that were the only gain that'd be worth it to me.

To illustrate this in a more...
06-07-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

Recommending cup and cone hubs are really...

Recommending cup and cone hubs are really unrelated to the discussion of this thread. I am hoping to move away from cup and cones and lock in with hubs that use cartridge bearings. Chances are...
06-07-15, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,206
Posted By bowlofsalad

One way to achieve better range is through...

One way to achieve better range is through improved aerodynamics. Recumbent bicycles are superb in many respects, but a fully recumbent bicycle goes about twice the distance per watt hour.

I...
06-06-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

I wasn't able to find an exact pricing on these,...

I wasn't able to find an exact pricing on these, but something tells me these are far from the sort of pricing I'd qualify as 'value'.
06-05-15, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

Thanks for the reply. Yikessss. Maybe I can...

Thanks for the reply.

Yikessss. Maybe I can choke down the price of $100 max for a rear hub, but they want $112 just for their front version. You'd think for some of these prices the hubs were...
06-04-15, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

The spacing between the dropouts is 135mm, 100mm...

The spacing between the dropouts is 135mm, 100mm on the front. Quick release is always acceptable, seems like 9-10mm is is the maximum axle widths.



*shrugs* Maybe not, freewheel isn't a...
06-02-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

Thanks so much for the response. That...

Thanks so much for the response.



That is an excellent question. In the past, I have replaced bearings when servicing cup and cone(CnC) hubs, I have even replaced cones. But I have never...
06-02-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By bowlofsalad

The faster you go, the more power you need to...

The faster you go, the more power you need to reach and maintain this speed. As you go faster, -all- types of drag increase. What this means is the amount of resistance you encounter as you go...
06-02-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By bowlofsalad

Looking for disc 36h cartridge value hubs

Hello,

I am far from an expert in this subject, bicycle hubs! I am looking for some front and rear bicycle hubs that use cartridges rather that cup and cone. I was considering some hope pro 2...
06-02-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By bowlofsalad

Look into hub motors like the Q75, Q100 and...

Look into hub motors like the Q75, Q100 and Q100h. bmsbattery.com has them. These motors are relatively lightweight as far as electric bicycle motors go, lightest options I know of. The Q75 weighs...
05-21-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By bowlofsalad

Using the search function first is the way to go,...

Using the search function first is the way to go, I promise you this question has been asked many times in -many- different ways. If you fail to find an answer after a few hours to a few days of...
05-21-15, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By bowlofsalad

SideCoverNC_T - Motor Parts - Ebike Parts - Shop...

SideCoverNC_T - Motor Parts - Ebike Parts - Shop (http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/motor-parts/sidecovernc-t.html)
05-07-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By bowlofsalad

Are you 100% certain your controller will work...

Are you 100% certain your controller will work with the new battery voltage you are looking to supply it? Controllers can handle a limited voltage range depending on it's design, capacitors break if...
05-06-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By bowlofsalad

I don't think I understand precisely what you are...

I don't think I understand precisely what you are trying to achieve. You need to plug a battery into a controller, not the motor, correct? Motors use 3 phases, they have three connections that go...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By bowlofsalad

I imagine the most common causes of flats on...

I imagine the most common causes of flats on bicycles relates to things puncturing the tire.

There are a pretty incredible range of tires to choose from, and you neglected to mention which you...
05-02-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,092
Posted By bowlofsalad

Dielectric grease in the connectors is wise. ...

Dielectric grease in the connectors is wise.

Drip loops are essential.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,169
Posted By bowlofsalad

Someone suggested riding recumbent, I'd like to...

Someone suggested riding recumbent, I'd like to second that. A full suspension recumbent (or at least rear suspension) with wider tires (think big apple 2.3" or hookworm 2.5") will soften the ride...
04-28-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By bowlofsalad

Bingo, don't buy 'ultrafire', it's BS. If you...

Bingo, don't buy 'ultrafire', it's BS. If you want to know what the capacity of a cell is, it's pretty easy to find out. Request a sample and do a discharge test. ...
04-28-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,812
Posted By bowlofsalad

How do you know there is no problem with the...

How do you know there is no problem with the battery?

I'd start with the connectors, namely the phase and hall sensors, but checking them all is likely a good place to start. Unplug and inspect...
03-26-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,146
Posted By bowlofsalad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs Worth...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs Worth a watch.
03-26-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

While this is interesting, I am still skeptical. ...

While this is interesting, I am still skeptical. Lubrication tips for plastic gears and more | Mechanical Drives content from Machine Design...
03-26-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

Allow me to illustrate, if you picked up a grease...

Allow me to illustrate, if you picked up a grease that was meant for a much higher or lower temperature scenario that with much greater loads and RPMs or some combination of the three, you'll likely...
03-26-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

I think the generalization about bearing...

I think the generalization about bearing maintanence can cause problems. I can't say when is the right time for certain, but yearly is far too vague and general of a statement.

I understand what...
03-24-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

Ut oh, someone didn't read the original post and...

Ut oh, someone didn't read the original post and some of the thread. I completely agree that not being able to replace the cups is a horrific downside to (nearly all) cup and cone style bearings. ...
03-23-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By bowlofsalad

Did you check out the link? The question...

Did you check out the link?

The question you ask isn't very easily answerable, at least not accurately. We calculate watt hours per mile, but really this is an average that changes with many...
03-23-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

Thanks for the reply. I am looking for longer...

Thanks for the reply. I am looking for longer maintenance periods. What this should also equate to is better component durability in a greater range of riding conditions. Cleaner lubrication will...
03-23-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

Maybe I am misunderstanding your statement or I...

Maybe I am misunderstanding your statement or I wrote my question poorly. This isn't cups and cones versus cartridge bearings. This is about keeping bearing lubrication clean longest and which...
03-22-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By bowlofsalad

Keeping bearing lubrication clean and dry longer?

Hello,

Which bicycle hub components will keep bearing lubrication clean and dry longer? Another way to say this is what will provide the longest maintenance intervals for bearing lubrication? ...
03-22-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By bowlofsalad

Estimated endurance? Motor Simulator - Tools...

Estimated endurance?

Motor Simulator - Tools (http://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html)
03-18-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By bowlofsalad

You didn't put enough periods there. Dirt,...

You didn't put enough periods there. Dirt, water, sand and salt all are going to mix and wash out the bearings lubrication when using a shield. You end up with either a destroyed cartridge or a...
03-18-15, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By bowlofsalad

Reliability and longevity. Hope pro 2 evo...

Reliability and longevity.

Hope pro 2 evo hub uses 6804 sized cartridge bearings. You can get these bearings in sealed versions. 6804-2RS Bearing Deep Groove 6804-2RS Ball Bearings...
09-19-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By bowlofsalad

Does anyone happen to know of a cartridge bearing...

Does anyone happen to know of a cartridge bearing with a contact seal that will hold oil in or have decent information specifically about one?

Please do not derail this thread.
09-14-14, 02:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By bowlofsalad

Bearing seals that will hold very light oil?

Hello,

I've been looking for cartridge bearings with seals (not shields) that will hold low viscosity oil instead of grease. SKF has some RSL, RS and RSH type bearing seals, but there are so many...
09-11-14, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By bowlofsalad

Looking for scientific measurements between bearing grades

Off and on I've looked into the subject of things like ABEC and loose ball bearing grades. Looking into this subject is rather frustrating as all I seem to find are an endless fountain of worthless...
08-18-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By bowlofsalad

5mm each way, added together makes 10mm. Image -...

5mm each way, added together makes 10mm. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting (http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30xd74h&s=8) This picture might help you understand. ...
08-18-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By bowlofsalad

How to calculate spoke length with staggered rim holes?

Hello,

I am a wheel building newbie, I've read a book and tons on the subject of wheel building but it seems that staggered spoke holes in the rim isn't an extremely common thing. ...
08-17-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

It's a bummer I can't change the thread title to...

It's a bummer I can't change the thread title to something more like, "How to calculate spoke length with staggered rim holes?"
08-14-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

This is for a front wheel. The concern is...

This is for a front wheel. The concern is accurately calculating spoke length with staggered spoke holes in the rim.
08-14-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

I am ok with using another brand. From what I...

I am ok with using another brand. From what I can tell so far, I've only been able to find DT swiss competition at 183mm coming in at a radically higher price per spoke (while also needing to buy a...
08-13-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

The rim is a mutant elektra (406mm) Robot Check...

The rim is a mutant elektra (406mm) Robot Check (http://www.amazon.com/Mutant-Bikes-Elektra-Polished-Hole/dp/B008ENPYCO) Here is an example of it. You can see the spoke holes are staggered, one on...
08-13-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

Thanks for the reply. I am using a digital...

Thanks for the reply. I am using a digital caliper, placing one edge in the center of the inside of the rim (measuring on the inside of the rim, not the outside), and placing the other edge of the...
08-13-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bowlofsalad

Determining rim offset for spoke length calculations?

Hello,

I have very little wheel building experience and I am working on fully assembling a wheel for the first time. I was about ready to purchase some spokes when I realized that the spoke holes...
07-03-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By bowlofsalad

Condition of new rim welded seam, acceptable or not?

Hello,

I thought I had submitted this post but I guess I was wrong. https://imgur.com/a/YPMkC/all Here are some pictures of the welded seam on a rim I just got in the mail today. I am far from a...
07-03-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,744
Posted By bowlofsalad

I feel that your fear is more than justified. ...

I feel that your fear is more than justified. You should act on that fear, in my opinion. Do you know why (some) people who ride motorcycles wear leather all over their body? Imagine putting an...
07-03-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By bowlofsalad

Does this rims welded seam look defective?

https://imgur.com/a/YPMkC/all Here are some pictures of a mutant elektra 406 rim seam. I just got this rim in the mail and it looks like the weld bead is incomplete. Also, whoever was cleaning up...
04-05-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By bowlofsalad

I am not very good with terminology. I am sure...

I am not very good with terminology. I am sure it makes a world of difference to many. When I say cassette, I might have used that interchangeably with words like cogs, freewheel, freehub and so...
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