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04-26-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 125,573
Posted By donob08

$300 by 2018???

"DarthSensate

For what it's worth, EETimes just printed an article in April 4th edition projecting $/kWh will be $300 by 2018.
(EE Times, "A Million EVs", April 4th 2011) "

It should...
10-15-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,360
Posted By donob08

Little-Acorn Here are some other "crank...

Little-Acorn

Here are some other "crank drives"

I think elation is best, don't have one yet. It has a better mount, freewheel and allows 3 chainrings and a front derailer. It uses the...
10-03-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By donob08

Exit, you should ask Justin if ebiking across...

Exit, you should ask Justin if ebiking across Canada was a NO EFFORT, cheat. I've done cross state rides on a Road bike and know it would take more of a different kind of effort to do it on an ebike.
09-23-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,617
Posted By donob08

Yes Jack. There is a freewheel on the left...

Yes Jack. There is a freewheel on the left (motor drive) side of the wheel.
09-18-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By donob08

Gilius There are some good resources in...

Gilius

There are some good resources in Europe:

http://www.bike-elektro-antrieb.ch/home.htm in Switzerland make motor mount kits including freewheel pedals.
...
09-17-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By donob08

Big Wheel I don't know if it's a fluke or...

Big Wheel

I don't know if it's a fluke or may happen again, but in the summer of 2008 I put 1500 miles on my ezip with two batt packs. I still use one pack as a backup for my Ping LiFePO4. It...
09-12-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By donob08

"A to B" the english publication has a very good...

"A to B" the english publication has a very good article in their May 08 issue praising Sunstar. Some how news arrives in the US late.
...
09-11-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By donob08

I guess anything is possible, but these systems...

I guess anything is possible, but these systems only increase chain tension by a factor of two. They MATCH the force the rider applies, doubling it. It's a poorly maintained bike that doesn't have...
09-11-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By donob08

Something NEW: Sunstar SO2

This new motor drive system probably won't hit the US for quite a while, but it is worth keeping track of.

117888

Click this jpg. That will open another window in which you can zoom in order...
09-11-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,743
Posted By donob08

I think Ping knew the dimensions, but I measured...

I think Ping knew the dimensions, but I measured my case, to be sure. Currie sometimes changes things without notice. You wouldn't want to buy a battery that "almost" fit. I use Anderson...
09-11-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,743
Posted By donob08

Ping's 15 AmpHr is one rectangular brick. It...

Ping's 15 AmpHr is one rectangular brick. It looks a lot like Juice rider's photos. Normally the demensions are 5.9 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches. Ping made mine 5.8 x 8.5 x 3 inches. The three is too thick...
09-10-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,743
Posted By donob08

nwmtnbkr I bought my ping v2.5 24V, 15 AHr...

nwmtnbkr

I bought my ping v2.5 24V, 15 AHr battery in April of this year. The cost of the battery was, as it is on his web page today, $269. There was a $60 shipping fee which included all...
09-07-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By donob08

Allen I've been wondering about the response...

Allen

I've been wondering about the response time of the torsion sensor. Does it respond quickly enough so that if a foot were to slip off the pedal = Torque provided by rider gone, the system...
09-06-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,092
Posted By donob08

Biont I agree that the yike is only...

Biont

I agree that the yike is only pracitcal for a small group of people. It works if a person needs to go only a short distance between stops without bike storage, probably a city. I'm don't...
09-04-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By donob08

Allen The Kalkhoff ProConnect S is now...

Allen

The Kalkhoff ProConnect S is now available in the US. It uses the Panasonic system. See thread http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=450751

Don
09-03-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo Interesting thoughts. There is one...

Geo

Interesting thoughts. There is one thing though, the clever chimp uses a wheel motor. Now for a bike to go 22 mph = ~ 29 ft per second the say 24" (2 ft diameter ) wheel which has a...
09-03-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By donob08

It's pretty easy to put a small (hopefully known...

It's pretty easy to put a small (hopefully known value of ) resistance in one of the leads to the charger and then measure the voltage across it. I = V /R. That is the current in amps is the...
09-03-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By donob08

The best folding ebike I've seen

What I would buy, if I were a city person is an IF-Reach-DC-Folding bike described on the page below.

http://ridethisbike.com/2009/07/if-r...irst-ride.html

It IS a real electrically assisted...
09-03-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,688
Posted By donob08

stormstead TF is Tidal Force...

stormstead

TF is Tidal Force http://www.epluselectricbike.com/TidalForce_M750_x2pt0_Electric_Bike.asp it's a nice $4,500 bike.

You may have seen most of it by now but
...
09-03-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,092
Posted By donob08

I think this bike is kinda neat. No, it is not...

I think this bike is kinda neat. No, it is not an electrically assisted bicycle by anyone's law. Yes it's meant to just move between buildings in New Zealand cities where the laws must be looser. ...
09-03-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By donob08

recumelectric Welcome to the club. I think...

recumelectric

Welcome to the club. I think you'll find it a happy place. I ride a recumbent too (not electrified). But as it turns out, when I just want to get someplace or maybe will be...
09-02-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo Your last message cleared things up a...

Geo

Your last message cleared things up a good bit.

You have said a couple of times things like:

"My idea may be a bust or it might be fantastic. I don't think it can be determined until...
09-02-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo Here are some pictures of your adapter...

Geo

Here are some pictures of your adapter for a Metric sized Free wheel.

They are from:

http://www.oaktreevet.co.uk/Trike/trike.htm

quote from that web page:
09-02-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By donob08

We should all look at Real ebike riders

This is a story from last year. It didn't get a lot of buzz in the US.

Justin Lemire-Elmore, the chief engineer at ebikes.ca rode across Canada in 30 days on an ebike last summer. He used under...
09-01-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo I'm still with you. Maybe that...

Geo

I'm still with you.

Maybe that should say "in spirit". My point is, I wasn't trying to turn you from your project. I was trying to be sure that others, who saw our discussions, had a...
09-01-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By donob08

laserblazer Justin Lemire-Elmore, the chief...

laserblazer

Justin Lemire-Elmore, the chief engineer at ebikes.ca rode across Canada in 30 days on an ebike last summer.

You might want to look at:
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-31-09, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By donob08

ya know, Chief, I heard the Italian version of...

ya know, Chief, I heard the Italian version of the USPS, would that be the IPS, was going to use these as delivery vehicles to swabies that were listing.

thanks, Don
08-31-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

George I think it's time to pay the piper. ...

George

I think it's time to pay the piper. I got a comment from a close friend about your note suggesting that perhaps thousands of eZip owners would like to follow the plan we have worked...
08-31-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By donob08

Are you guys indulging in ADULT conversation? ...

Are you guys indulging in ADULT conversation? Remember innocent eyes, falcon's, are reading.
08-31-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo I can't see, to say for sure that the...

Geo

I can't see, to say for sure that the shaft is D shaped. But Unite, the manufacturer says it is. I don't think it matters until you take one apart and sketch the washer. If there really is...
08-30-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,640
Posted By donob08

WOW!! What century is this?

WOW!! What century is this?
08-30-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By donob08

I guess when falconev gets as many people...

I guess when falconev gets as many people praising his products as Ping has, falconev won't have to throw stones.

Make my vote for Ping.
08-30-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

George I think that "key" is just a cost...

George

I think that "key" is just a cost reduction. After you put a round hole in the gear, you take a rectangular bite out of it, making a notch. Now you put in a rectangular cross section key...
08-30-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Hi George Hope you caught up on your sleep,...

Hi George

Hope you caught up on your sleep, party animal.

My idea for hooking the freewheel to the motor is pretty simple but I think is sufficient. I'd use a washer with a D shape 9mm center...
08-29-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By donob08

The woman on the phone from Currie's customer...

The woman on the phone from Currie's customer service ( who was quite capable and knowledgeable) said that the new rear wheel I'd get (when the ship came in) would be the NEW design. She didn't...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By donob08

Did anyone ever consider a SEMI Tadpole?

I have this, perhaps crazy, idea to provide a little more stability (less twitchy steering) when a recumbent is expecting to have to ride slowly in a congested area.

Replace the front wheel with...
08-29-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By donob08

Well, while I wait for Currie, I have ordered...

Well, while I wait for Currie, I have ordered some cartridge bearings that will fit in the Currie hub. People on Endless-sphere write of making the conversion loose ball and cone to cartridge. I'll...
08-29-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo I hope you got some sleep. A...

Geo

I hope you got some sleep.

A thought that I keep forgetting to share:

Some time ago you wrote about under volting a 36V Unite motor.
That's a really good thought.

A DC motor's speed...
08-28-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo About Odyssey, most of them are "Metric"...

Geo

About Odyssey, most of them are "Metric" freewheels for the small side of a flip flop hub (for BMX bikes). It may not fit on the bike your talking about. The catalogs do say right and left...
08-28-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Yes, it is fun to see how differently two people...

Yes, it is fun to see how differently two people can see the combination of just a few elements.

The distance from gear case to end of shaft is about 30mm.
...
08-28-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo I still disagree. You said the words...

Geo

I still disagree. You said the words yourself. Flip the freewheel so that the writing on the side is away from you. Hold the cup as if you were going to screw it into the drive side of the...
08-28-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By donob08

Need an eZip Rear wheel

The bearing race on the hub of my ezip rear wheel cracked on the motor side of the hub. That's after 3,044 miles. Currie doesn't have any wheels in stock right now. There going to let me know...
08-28-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo 2008 eZip Trailz cost $299 plus shipping...

Geo

2008 eZip Trailz cost $299 plus shipping at Target while they last.
08-28-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

Geo Whoa, you've gotten yourself turned...

Geo

Whoa, you've gotten yourself turned around. Try thinking this way.

First all clockwise/counterclockwise descriptions are looking from the right side toward the left.

On the regular 7...
08-26-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,617
Posted By donob08

I think seizetech is right. His parts list is at...

I think seizetech is right. His parts list is at $170 and you still don't have a rear wheel with a hub threaded at both ends or the freewheel to go on it or chain to link them ........ You need the...
08-25-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,975
Posted By donob08

The NY State law regarding electrically assisted...

The NY State law regarding electrically assisted vehicle is one of the worst kind of bad laws. It's so bad that no one enforces it (as Dahon.Steve pointed out). Because it is not enforced, there is...
08-25-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,617
Posted By donob08

300HURST The cheapest complete kit I know of...

300HURST

The cheapest complete kit I know of is the Currie Electro-Drive Conversion Kit, which costs $299 and has batteries and everything you need to make a bike go.

It is not "a piece of...
08-25-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,097
Posted By donob08

You could use 3 switches wired in parallel. If...

You could use 3 switches wired in parallel. If any of the three were held in the motor would run. They ARE NOT hands off switches, your hand must be on them for the motor to go = Dead Man's Switch....
08-24-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,443
Posted By donob08

Cathy I'm glad you were able to collect...

Cathy

I'm glad you were able to collect information with no real harm done. Exercise probably did you good :twitchy:. I think it all may be understandable. Currie may very well use the same...
08-24-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By donob08

Was the phone book opened to "Ambulance Services"...

Was the phone book opened to "Ambulance Services" ?
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