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07-27-09, 07:27 AM
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Posted By suncoast_dan

PM me for info - I don't want to post...

PM me for info - I don't want to post inappropriate links. ;)
07-24-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By suncoast_dan

Or, if you want to track this info over time AND...

Or, if you want to track this info over time AND know even more about your electric bike, you could pick up a Cycle Analyst. It will display, in real time, volts, watts, amps, amp-hours, watt-hours,...
07-22-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By suncoast_dan

Sounds like you've already got a handle on this,...

Sounds like you've already got a handle on this, but if you haven't already, consider stepping up to a 36V system. Depending on how you ride, you may be able to see a SIGNIFICANT improvement. . .
07-22-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By suncoast_dan

The current crop of direct driven, brushless 500W...

The current crop of direct driven, brushless 500W hub motors is a LEAP beyond what we've seen in the past. Everything from design to manufacturing tolerances, to things like efficiency and weight...
07-13-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By suncoast_dan

Really depends on how you plan to use it & what...

Really depends on how you plan to use it & what your budget is. We've converted the Schwinn you linked to in your original post (edit - I should mention, that eBay listing is about $100 more than...
07-13-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By suncoast_dan

Wall Street Journal reviews BionX powered eBike

Neat to see coverage in the Journal! Not the bike I would've chosen for them to review (well, duh) as you can kind of tell the author wasn't blown away by the power-to-price ratio. . . If I were...
07-13-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By suncoast_dan

Oh wow, that video is just FULL of goodies! ...

Oh wow, that video is just FULL of goodies!

"Sorry, if you're too lazy, you can just schtay!"

Bike looks pretty awesome. Seems like everything else in this vein is EITHER a low powered...
07-10-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By suncoast_dan

EXCELLENT POST DON! Your attitude is...

EXCELLENT POST DON!

Your attitude is refreshing & perspective regarding China's industrial QC vs. Japan in the '50s is dead on. I am already seeing, and not just on eBikes, that China is able to...
07-10-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By suncoast_dan

I think you're looking in the right direction! ...

I think you're looking in the right direction!

The eBike market, in its current state, seems to have a wide range of 'toy' eBikes that use cheap bikes as the foundation & then cheap motors &...
07-10-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,355
Posted By suncoast_dan

I got a kick out of your thread @ 'the other...

I got a kick out of your thread @ 'the other place' - you've certainly managed to bring your own thing to your projects, which is very cool. :thumb:

I have to ask re: the ThudBuster - does the...
07-10-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By suncoast_dan

Don - thanks for checking out the site. :) ...

Don - thanks for checking out the site. :)

We are a dealer for e-BikeKit.com's kits, which we feel are easily the best of the current generation of direct drive, brushless hub motors, LiFePO4...
07-10-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By suncoast_dan

I should've mentioned before, the Deans plugs are...

I should've mentioned before, the Deans plugs are the gold standard for serious R/C car folks - if you have a good hobby shop in your area, you may be able to snag a few to try w/o having to pay for...
07-10-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By suncoast_dan

There is an important distinction to be made...

There is an important distinction to be made between Lithium Polymer (LiPo) and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4).

LiPo batteries have the highest energy density of any commonly available battery...
07-09-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,418
Posted By suncoast_dan

If customer service/support are important to you,...

If customer service/support are important to you, spend some time looking around to find someone who is able to build you a kit-based bike on a solid, proven platform. That is - start with a bike...
07-09-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By suncoast_dan

I've heard 150mm (+ your head tube) used as a...

I've heard 150mm (+ your head tube) used as a general 'rule of thumb' to account for stack height of the headset + spacers, but that may be too high (as its possible to cut down a fork that is too...
07-09-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,945
Posted By suncoast_dan

Before you buy Cyclone, be sure to check out the...

Before you buy Cyclone, be sure to check out the newest generation of direct driven, brushless hub motors. Torque and efficiency are way up thanks to higher magnetic pole count & wider magnet...
07-09-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By suncoast_dan

If you don't care for Anderson Power Poles, you...

If you don't care for Anderson Power Poles, you COULD look at Deans plugs (or, for that matter, any of the generic Deans style plugs). These have to be soldered, which may be a negative for some...
07-09-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By suncoast_dan

Great question! I'm a HUGE fan of starting with...

Great question! I'm a HUGE fan of starting with a really solid bike as the platform for any electric conversion. Hadn't heard of Waterford, but man-oh-man, those are some BEAUTIFUL bikes! The lugs...
07-09-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By suncoast_dan

Good point here, it can also be EXPEN$IVE! There...

Good point here, it can also be EXPEN$IVE! There are online sources for the 15A 600V fiber fuse most newer Flukes use, but to find one locally might not be so easy. Even some of the larger...
07-09-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,593
Posted By suncoast_dan

One more recommendation to add would be a newer...

One more recommendation to add would be a newer Nine Continents hub motor - the magnet used is wider than most previous generations and it features a higher magnetic pole count. As such the torque &...
07-09-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By suncoast_dan

I look forward to more info on this hub motor -...

I look forward to more info on this hub motor - small diameter, big claims, they've got my attention!

Lots to consider beyond the ratings usually given by manufacturers. 500W does not always =...
07-09-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By suncoast_dan

+1 on all the good info given so far! Especially...

+1 on all the good info given so far! Especially re: bike & kit selection. I see in your original post that you mention extra chains & cranks - this implies, to me, that your friend may be planning...
07-09-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,355
Posted By suncoast_dan

Howdy all! GREAT thread. Some really impressive...

Howdy all! GREAT thread. Some really impressive builds here. :D

Thought I'd post a few I've done:

http://suncoastelectricbikes.com/images/bike_pix/silver_a.jpg
...
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