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04-24-22, 04:04 PM
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Posted By mclewis1

Could you upgrade that bike ... yes, particularly...

Could you upgrade that bike ... yes, particularly if you were very handy or had help from someone who knows bikes. Should you? NO. The Schwinn has a number of potential issues, things that could be...
03-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By mclewis1

www.ebikes.ca Grin sells a wide variety of...

www.ebikes.ca

Grin sells a wide variety of hub motor setups (motors, bits and pieces, complete kits, etc.). They also modify motors, design controllers, displays, etc. and support it all out of...
03-21-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By mclewis1

The Luna Advanced 300w charger...

The Luna Advanced 300w charger https://lunacycle.com/batteries/chargers/ is one of the more popular battery chargers with variable capacities and amperage. I have a commercial 52v battery from Grin...
03-20-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By mclewis1

The following applies to common commercial Li-ion...

The following applies to common commercial Li-ion batteries used on most ebikes, trikes, scooters, etc. The guidelines for other chemistries (LFP for example) can be a little different.
a) don't...
03-02-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By mclewis1

"Stealth it up" ... riiiiiiggggght. Some black...

"Stealth it up" ... riiiiiiggggght. Some black tape and a few silly labels aren't going to hide the great big direct drive motor in the rear wheel. If you draw any attention from the local...
02-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By mclewis1

How the torque is actually measured.

How the torque is actually measured.
01-26-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,359
Posted By mclewis1

That's about why I adapted my steel "classic" (is...

That's about why I adapted my steel "classic" (is a 20 year old steel Surly CrossCheck now "classic"?) ... but done with a less than $1500 budget (perhaps about $3k if I had to buy a CrossCheck or...
01-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,359
Posted By mclewis1

You and me both. I'm guessing the attitude...

You and me both.

I'm guessing the attitude from marketing is that "svelte" doesn't have any specific or material meaning. Plus if you're used to 70lb moped like ebikes then 40lbs would be a...
12-27-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,448
Posted By mclewis1

Thanks. We're using different fenders and tires,...

Thanks. We're using different fenders and tires, and I guess you might also be running slightly more clearance. I have to say that for me after first installing the Bridgestone fenders it was an...
12-16-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By mclewis1

Just a few comments about commercial ebike vs....

Just a few comments about commercial ebike vs. DIY. I've built up a few bikes from scratch and do most of my own maintenance but I'm by no means some professional bike mechanic. Last summer I started...
12-10-21, 08:45 AM
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Views: 1,819
Posted By mclewis1

What has the OP's post got to do with ebikes...

What has the OP's post got to do with ebikes other than the word ebike in the title?
It would be better suited to a beginners cycling thread.
11-21-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By mclewis1

That looks like it's taken from something like...

That looks like it's taken from something like Grin's motor simulator tool - https://ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html

Long term road rider here too. I ride a cadence PAS (power) setup and tend to...
10-22-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By mclewis1

Yup, agree 100% ... and the other related area...

Yup, agree 100% ... and the other related area that gets me is the lack of info on the BMS used. There are lots of features and capabilities built into most of the popular versions but just try to...
10-22-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By mclewis1

Could also be from little green men from Mars ......

Could also be from little green men from Mars ... but given Grin's strong engineering background (rather than a marketing entity) and long experience in the marketplace it's much more likely that the...
10-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By mclewis1

One of the better threads I've found that...

One of the better threads I've found that contains many external references to battery technology and charging information.
https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/e-bike-battery-guide.24443/
10-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,359
Posted By mclewis1

I recently "upgraded" a road bike (albeit one...

I recently "upgraded" a road bike (albeit one currently with flat bars). My almost 20 year old Surly CrossCheck has been a great all round type of bike but I wanted to create a good longer distance...
09-10-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By mclewis1

I think using a timer with basic chargers is a...

I think using a timer with basic chargers is a good simple solution, but you do need to "know" your particular batteries. Even with a timer I would also keep a close eye on the charge state of the...
08-25-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By mclewis1

Sempervee, Where (what point) are you measuring...

Sempervee, Where (what point) are you measuring the battery at ... at the charging port or at the actual output connection (where it feeds your controller)? The charging port is usually managed by...
08-22-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By mclewis1

The linearity of the voltage to capacity...

The linearity of the voltage to capacity relationship of a particular battery will be dependent on the design and chemistry of the battery, it's age and condition, and how it's being discharged. Yes,...
08-22-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By mclewis1

Search on "ebike battery voltage chart" and pick...

Search on "ebike battery voltage chart" and pick the chart that best works for you. Make sure you're using the 48v battery listing. But in a simple comment ... No 48v batteries are not fully charged...
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