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02-04-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 623
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Posted By sammy5001

Sadly most roads in [downtown] SF don't have bike...

Sadly most roads in [downtown] SF don't have bike lanes...but I'm used to weaving through traffic anyway :). The good news is south bay has bike lanes everywhere near where I work which I do most of...
02-01-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

EBikeFL: I'm actually all the way on the other...

EBikeFL: I'm actually all the way on the other side of the country: sunny (and cold) San Francisco CA!

OK I just had the Cycle Analyst installed and while I was at it...of course I had to do a...
01-31-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Oo n/m. I found that it's called XLR connector :)...

Oo n/m. I found that it's called XLR connector :)
Reading up a little on those...it appears they're only good for low current usage so won't work here.
01-31-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Thanks EBikeFL! Now I just need to wait for my...

Thanks EBikeFL! Now I just need to wait for my Amazon orders...can't believe Home Depot didn't have any of these.

I really like the tube connector that connects the battery and the charger. Anyone...
01-30-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

OK so I just got the Cycle Analyst CA-DPS with...

OK so I just got the Cycle Analyst CA-DPS with the Shunt-SA converter (http://www.ebike.ca/store/photos/Shunt-SA.jpg). I have questions on connecting this to my battery and controller.

I'm...
01-21-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Pics of my build as promised. Bike: Dahon...

Pics of my build as promised.

Bike: Dahon Vector P8
Kit: Papamotors 48V 1000W RWD

I've put ~10 miles on this bike so far.
* Easily maintains 24mph on the flat.
* I was able to maintain...
01-18-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Thanks for the help! I housed the battery on the...

Thanks for the help! I housed the battery on the rear rack and the rear is heavy as hell now.
At any rate, the build is done and I took it out for a spin in the parking lot. It's sweet!
One thing...
01-17-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Oh sweet just got the battery (finally). Took...

Oh sweet just got the battery (finally). Took them a while to ship it out but once they did it arrived in 3 days.

One issue though: the black/red wires on my circuit breaker seem to be different ...
01-03-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

EBikeFL: I got the standard 15 Ah...

EBikeFL: I got the standard 15 Ah battery--figured it will be more than sufficient for petal assist 10-35 miles commute (depending on whether I feel like throwing in public train transit into the...
01-02-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Alright. I pulled the trigger on the 48V 1000W...

Alright. I pulled the trigger on the 48V 1000W RWD kit last Wednesday Dec 28 with 5A charger upgrade. Within minutes of ordering I got a Google Chat invitation from Papamotors to work out the upgrade...
12-20-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By sammy5001

Anyone heard of Leaf Motor / Leaf Bike?

Apparently they sell kits for 16" wheels means is great because that means I can potentially use their kit to customize my eBrompton with a 750W motor that is more powerful than the prebuilts and...
12-20-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,523
Posted By sammy5001

Question for those of you that installed the FWD...

Question for those of you that installed the FWD version on a non-steel (say aluminum) front fork. How is that working out?

The papamotors website says that the front fork should be steel but my...
12-19-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By sammy5001

Papamotors 48V 1000W front wheel setup on a Dahon 20" folder

Hello,

I'm looking for an electric foldable bike that I can luck onto a shuttle and also powerful enough to go up the steep San Francisco hills. I've explored pre-builts like eBrompton and folders...
10-01-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,821
Posted By sammy5001

...yes that's why I ask.

...yes that's why I ask.
10-01-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,821
Posted By sammy5001

Is my glycogen store empty after waking up in the morning?

If so, would it be a good idea to chuck down a bottle of coke before a morning ride? Will all that carb go into restoring my glycogen store or just turn into fat?
09-30-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By sammy5001

Bruce Treadmill VO2max Test

Can anyone who has done a lab VO2max test verify the accuracy of the Bruce treadmill VO2max test please?

I did the test on 9/11 and I lasted 12:40 giving me a calculated VO2max of 45.31.
I did...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By sammy5001

How to keep chamois dry on long rides...

I noticed that in 5-6 hour rides my butt starts to feel irritated after about 2-3 hours. I think it has to do with the fact that the chamois gets wet and compressed after a while at which point it no...
09-24-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By sammy5001

I'm mostly concerned about gaining weight....

I'm mostly concerned about gaining weight. Basically I want to know if I feel hungry before going to bed, and if I drank a cup of milk, will I gain weight?
09-24-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By sammy5001

Here's what I ate today (rest day): 9am: 1...

Here's what I ate today (rest day):

9am: 1 cup oatmeal and waffle (530 calories)
1pm: Pasta with green beans and oxtail (832 calories)
3pm: 1 cup grapes and 13 strawberries (83 calories)
5pm:...
09-24-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By sammy5001

Hungry before bed -- what does it mean?

I typically have dinner at 6:30pm and sometimes I'm hungry by 11pm just before I go to bed. Given that, does it mean I didn't have enough calories for the day? Should I feed that hunger with a glass...
09-23-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By sammy5001

Is high resting heart rate an indication of over training?

My typical resting heart rate is 53 but in the past few days it has been around 58. And in the past few days my performance have noticeably worsen. In particular I find it really really hard to...
09-19-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By sammy5001

How intense and how long to ride on rest day?

In the past few months I've been sitting on my couch all day on rest days. But now that I got a trainer I think I'm going to do some easy rides on rest days. But how intensive and how long should I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm. What I read on all these trainers is that to...

Hmm. What I read on all these trainers is that to mimic road resistance they increase the resistance as your speed increases (progressive resistance) which is what I don't want. So you're saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm interesting but for $100 I might as well just...

Hmm interesting but for $100 I might as well just get a used trainer :)
(My rollers costed me $30 so yea...)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By sammy5001

Which trainer has constant resistance?

I currently use a roller and I find it hard to stay on it for >2 hours because I just have to pay too much attention to it--and a few near-death experiences because I didn't pay attention. So I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,259
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm do you guys happen to have a measurement of...

Hmm do you guys happen to have a measurement of the zipper length for the particular short jersey that own?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,259
Posted By sammy5001

Cycling jerseys for people with short torso

I stand 5'6 and I have a relatively short torso (relatively long legs) and I'm having a hard time finding a jersey that fits me such that I can crouch without creasing the zippers. Anyone else in the...
09-13-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By sammy5001

What to use as FTP: NP or Avg P?

WKO+ gives me the 60min NP (normalized power) and average power. Which should I use as my FTP? Most of the time the NP is 5-10% higher than my actual average power. So when I'm doing a real TT should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,840
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm would these leg/arm warmers solve the problem...

Hmm would these leg/arm warmers solve the problem of my nose producing mucus non-stop?
09-10-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,635
Posted By sammy5001

HRM is not a very good indication of calories...

HRM is not a very good indication of calories burned. You could ride a roller coaster and get a really high HR but that doesn't mean you did any work or burned any calories.

Also as you get fitter...
09-10-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,635
Posted By sammy5001

BTW the intensity doesn't really affect the...

BTW the intensity doesn't really affect the calories you burn. Well your heart has to work harder thus burning more calories but that's negligible compared to the total work done. Riding at high...
09-10-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,635
Posted By sammy5001

Those numbers are way too high. Based on my power...

Those numbers are way too high. Based on my power meter readings from both easy and intensive rides, flats and hill climbs, I typically average 33 kilojoules/mile, which translates to roughly 33-38...
09-09-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm 7Nm... have you checked what the max clamping...

Hmm 7Nm... have you checked what the max clamping force your CF frame can take? Mine is 5Nm and I know several other CF frames are also 5Nm. So putting 7Nm on your CF frame may not be a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,555
Posted By sammy5001

For those of your with <40 resting heart rate,...

For those of your with <40 resting heart rate, how high is your heart rate at threshold and what's the max you can get your HR to?
09-04-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By sammy5001

Do spoke holes and lacing pattern affect flexing?

I took my first ride with my new 32H DT Swiss 1.1 rim (3X/3X lacing) today and I noticed that there's a lot less flexing when out-of-saddle pedaling compared to my old 28H Mavic CXP22 (2X/Radial...
09-04-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,852
Posted By sammy5001

When does body start burning fat/muscle to replace glycogen?

I usually do a long and hard 3-4 hour ride (with 150-200 calories/hour in-flight) and then do a 1 hour easy ride home. During that 1 hour easy ride, has my body already started converting fat/muscle...
09-04-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,911
Posted By sammy5001

Sweet, good to know this is normal :) I'm...

Sweet, good to know this is normal :)
I'm actually starting to like this clicking sound.
09-03-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,911
Posted By sammy5001

Hmm but it's brand new just built by Excel Sports...

Hmm but it's brand new just built by Excel Sports Boulder :(
09-03-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,911
Posted By sammy5001

Loud clicking sound from freehub -- OK or NG?

My old Shimano freehub didn't make any noises whatsoever. But my new Power Tap Pro+ hub makes this loud clicking sound whenever I'm not pedalling. Is this normal? Why is it making that clicking...
09-03-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By sammy5001

Ah apparently it doesn't work when the bike is on...

Ah apparently it doesn't work when the bike is on a repair stand -- makes sense.
09-03-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By sammy5001

How to get Power Tap Pro+ working with Edge 705?

Just got my Power Tap Pro+ wheel installed, setup my Edge 705 to enable power (in Ant+Sport page as well as the profile page), and it's detecting the power meter. But the power reading is always 0....
09-03-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By sammy5001

Cleaning and reinstalling cassette

I just received my new Power Tap Pro+ rim and I'm going to move the cassette from my old rim over to the new rim. While I'm at it I'm thinking of cleaning the cassette thoroughly.

* Can I put...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By sammy5001

I wish they would change the calorie calculation...

I wish they would change the calorie calculation using power (kilo joules) instead of their messed up equations.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By sammy5001

than 23mm?

than 23mm?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By sammy5001

The question is: are you pushing yourself equally...

The question is: are you pushing yourself equally hard on flats vs on hills? For me I had trouble pushing myself hard on flats (i.e., getting my HR up to the same # as on hills). I used to grind high...
08-29-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By sammy5001

I've been grinding gears up 6% grades since day 1...

I've been grinding gears up 6% grades since day 1 (2 months ago) and my average speeds up the same hills have increased 10% week-over-week. Now that I'm able to spin at 90rpm on those hills and have...
08-29-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By sammy5001

If you've been following a structured training...

If you've been following a structured training program with HRM, doing monthly controlled tests, doing intervals, keeping track of your improvements, and you've come to notice a plateau in...
08-29-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By sammy5001

What do you use a spoke tension meter for? Just...

What do you use a spoke tension meter for? Just to make sure the spokes don't go over the rated limit? Or also to make truing easy? For example, if you use the meter to make sure that every spoke has...
08-29-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By sammy5001

This is for a road bike by the way. I just used...

This is for a road bike by the way.
I just used the Excel Sports rim builder and it looks like the weight saving between 28 and 32 spokes is completely negligible. I just placed an order for a 32H...
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