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12-26-12, 02:37 PM
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Posted By SeizeTech

Plot my stationary miles on a map

Does anyone know of an internet service or android phone app that will fit my needs?

I would like to ride my stationary bike ( the gps on my phone wont do me any good)

and

I would like to...
09-05-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,786
Posted By SeizeTech

One thing worth considering is the quality of...

One thing worth considering is the quality of your BMS board. If you BMS board is a good one, it will balance your battery cells during recharge.
If your BMS does not balance your battery cells,...
03-21-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,337
Posted By SeizeTech

If that ever happened to me, I'd slam a looney on...

If that ever happened to me, I'd slam a looney on the table and offer to pay for this week's worth of electricity.

then I would politely ask what it costs them if I make an extra pot of coffee on...
01-24-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

we used to heat the inside of an icefishing hut...

we used to heat the inside of an icefishing hut by having a bucket built into the wall,

then we would put a blow torch on the bucket. the whole idea was to create a safe heat exchange.

except...
01-24-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

a hot air gun is so hot, it'll melt lead/tin...

a hot air gun is so hot, it'll melt lead/tin solder but it might required a certain amount of finesse to heat it evenly and without scorching or damaging it somewhere
01-24-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

ideally, in an oven. the million dollar question...

ideally, in an oven. the million dollar question is, will it fit?
01-24-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

thats the best advice so far. I am glad you...

thats the best advice so far. I am glad you mentioned it. thats definitely the way to give it a 'manufactured' look
01-24-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

or the solvent that acts as the reactive...

or the solvent that acts as the reactive ingredient in PVC glue, MEK - Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Nasty stuff but definitely more reactive than acetone. Paint Supplier store like Cloverdale Paint sell it.
01-22-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By SeizeTech

acetone is suposed to work as a solvent bonding...

acetone is suposed to work as a solvent bonding agent for plexiglas, actually better than a glue because it disolves the plexiglass and makes it possible for 2 peices to become one. I'd experiment on...
01-21-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,160
Posted By SeizeTech

What if I was to suggest that many bicycle...

What if I was to suggest that many bicycle enthusiasts on youtube do not seem to worry about their bike being aerodynamic?

Alot of motorcycle enthusiasts dont worry about it, yet others insist...
01-21-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By SeizeTech

use extreme caution when bypassing a BMS board,...

use extreme caution when bypassing a BMS board, because you will run the risk of charging too fast, charging to too high of a voltage, charging at a normal charging current but not backing off when...
01-21-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By SeizeTech

when thinking through this, pay attention to what...

when thinking through this, pay attention to what has worked, and what has never worked for you.

for example, If the motor has never worked for you, then you need to question the way you...
01-21-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By SeizeTech

Elle, you are absolutely correct. the LED...

Elle,

you are absolutely correct. the LED gauge ( or anything that is basically a volt meter) is a poor way to judge the amount of charge left in your battery.

Another way to describe this in...
01-21-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By SeizeTech

imo, they make a pretty decent mud protector/...

imo, they make a pretty decent mud protector/ light duty rear rack, but as a commuter, I'd rather have the strength and sturdiness that comes from 3 points of contact.
01-21-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,693
Posted By SeizeTech

I understand your general objection, but its...

I understand your general objection, but its quite common for a vendor to not include shipping costs. Please try to stay reasonable so that differences in opinions do not polarize this website. We...
01-21-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By SeizeTech

yes, I agree with you. what you are seeing is...

yes, I agree with you. what you are seeing is inconclusive, If I was you I'd investigate further, look for something more obvious, have you dont a visual inspection on the inside of the control to...
01-21-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By SeizeTech

yeah, I bought one like that, used it for awhile...

yeah, I bought one like that, used it for awhile but went back to a traditional rack because I'd rather have the strength instead of a spring board that wants to twist my seat on me,
01-20-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By SeizeTech

most likely they arent rated for the amount of...

most likely they arent rated for the amount of current you are running. are you overvolting? maybe they didnt sell you the right controller?
01-20-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By SeizeTech

I think you can buy some lexan plastic cheaper...

I think you can buy some lexan plastic cheaper than a windshield if you are a bit of a handyman
01-20-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By SeizeTech

I suppose you could trash an old speaker for it's...

I suppose you could trash an old speaker for it's magnet

or buy one of those magnetic ashtrays or magnetic parts bowl
01-20-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By SeizeTech

are you sure its a high current cut off that you...

are you sure its a high current cut off that you are experiencing? maybe you are experiencing low voltage cut off.

When a battery is low, it will sag under load. so the most likely symptoms that...
01-20-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By SeizeTech

here's a quick brainstorm.... id check to...

here's a quick brainstorm....

id check to see if you are getting voltage delivered to the connector of the hub motor. ie if there is voltage, you motor should spin, if no voltage then you know the...
01-19-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By SeizeTech

I dont want to sound like a grouch, but why dont...

I dont want to sound like a grouch, but why dont you take the bike out for a nice long ride in the hood until its dead. then charge it while timing it.
01-12-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,613
Posted By SeizeTech

got any pics or a link to a website that has info...

got any pics or a link to a website that has info on them?
01-12-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By SeizeTech

I'm 380lbs I dont know what my bike weighs, it...

I'm 380lbs
I dont know what my bike weighs, it doesn't seem relevant.
my batteries used to be 22lbs, but I would carry a second pack to make my 25km commute to work.
now, I've rebuilt the battery...
01-04-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By SeizeTech

imo, a bicycle (or electric bike) has the same...

imo, a bicycle (or electric bike) has the same rights to the road that any slow moving vehicle has. ie they have the same rights as a sweeper, farm tractor, motorhome, etc.

when a vehicle is slow...
12-31-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By SeizeTech

way too many forums go the way of a flamefest....

way too many forums go the way of a flamefest. lets not do that with this website, ok?
12-30-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By SeizeTech

Nostalgic, depending on your interest, you might...

Nostalgic, depending on your interest, you might like to read about cycling by 'taking the lane'. I'm sure a google search will come up with more than I can write into this post, and it'll be more...
12-30-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By SeizeTech

you could take a lesson from wind mills. During a...

you could take a lesson from wind mills. During a high wind or a storm, they short the output on the windmill to prevent the turbine from spinning too fast.

This would work fine but could produce...
12-28-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By SeizeTech

you wont get a quick charge from your legs or...

you wont get a quick charge from your legs or solar panel.
12-28-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By SeizeTech

you could mount a fixed gear onto your bike, then...

you could mount a fixed gear onto your bike, then use you legs to slow yourself down. fixed gears have a following so its easy to look into if you are interested.
12-28-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By SeizeTech

First off, I'd like to say that I love the spirit...

First off, I'd like to say that I love the spirit of inovation and engineering that is going on in this thread. Its a topic that I like, and will enjoy following.

After reading all the comments on...
12-20-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By SeizeTech

90% mark up sounds great until you realize that...

90% mark up sounds great until you realize that its hard work to develop a business that sells these units in volume. I have a feeling that most vendors are still doing it with a hope that it will...
12-20-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

Please post some pics ( not you, just your bike...

Please post some pics ( not you, just your bike LOL)
12-20-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

lol I have a cycle analyst in a box that I hope...

lol I have a cycle analyst in a box that I hope to install before spring, i think it has a cruise control on it. I'm just the kind of guy that apreciates his duct tape projects LOL
12-20-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By SeizeTech

thank you! :-) that is an excellent link.

thank you! :-)

that is an excellent link.
12-20-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

for an improvised thrumb control, I would take...

for an improvised thrumb control, I would take the bracket from one of my rear blinky lights, the bracket is sort of like a plastic version of a hose clamp where there's a fairly large 'lever' that...
12-20-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

I'm afraid the Auto industry is just as guilty...

I'm afraid the Auto industry is just as guilty with their miles per gallon ratings. They were the industry that pioneered the expression "YMMV" (you mileage may vary)

However, you do have a point...
12-20-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

lol Those are great idea. i know I might be a bit...

lol Those are great idea. i know I might be a bit greedy but I'd like to make 3 more wishes:

Wish 1
My Harley Davidson had a thumbscrew that would allow me to let go of the throttle and the...
12-19-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By SeizeTech

3 wishes for your Ebike.

If you had 3 wishes for your Ebike, what would they be?

please let you imagination work for you here, I think it'll be cool to hear some really creative answers.

Here's mine:

Wish#1 I wish...
12-19-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,811
Posted By SeizeTech

A DC motor with magnets becomes a generator when...

A DC motor with magnets becomes a generator when it's spun, if you disconnect it from the battery the generator will not be 'loaded' so therefore it wont require much force to spin.
12-19-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By SeizeTech

please remember, its just a battery, it will die...

please remember, its just a battery, it will die no matter what you do to it, so relax, and above all please enjoy your bicycling
12-19-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By SeizeTech

Sanesf has a point, hands and feet are not a...

Sanesf has a point, hands and feet are not a problem if you put a little effort into it.

However, the faces and eyes thing is a tough one. I have struggled with this one before. And, my best...
12-19-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By SeizeTech

yeah, they call it a rain suit.

yeah, they call it a rain suit.
12-19-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,806
Posted By SeizeTech

lets not forget mountain equipment mechanical

lets not forget mountain equipment mechanical
12-19-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By SeizeTech

Fatso ebiker new to Halifax Area

Hi, I just moved to Lower Sackville from Calgary, just wondering if any of you are from the area? I have a Canadian Tire Ebike and have been using it to replace trips in my truck. So, please spare me...
11-23-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By SeizeTech

DC motors in industrial uses like assembly lines,...

DC motors in industrial uses like assembly lines, electric cars, etc are famous for lasting 100,000 hours or more.

But, the electric bicycle motor is typically built light weight, and most us are...
11-23-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By SeizeTech

I think an old cromoly road bike would be a very...

I think an old cromoly road bike would be a very fun electric bike.

I dont personally think that the forces delivered by a front hub motor are severe enough to cause strain on your front...
10-28-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By SeizeTech

i had a similar experience. it takes me 1hr20min...

i had a similar experience. it takes me 1hr20min to bike to work. one day, i decided to use the light rail transit to get me home. I soon realized that it takes about the same amount of time on city...
10-27-10, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By SeizeTech

good point, Dumbass. I dont know why that slipped...

good point, Dumbass. I dont know why that slipped my mind. happy riding!
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