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06-08-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,661
Posted By Mabman

Actually the popular china girl engines are 49cc...

Actually the popular china girl engines are 49cc as well. There are 35cc 4 stroke engines by Honda and Robin/Subaru that if set up properly will do as well as a 49cc 4 stroke. At least they have e...
05-26-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mabman

Having ridden both a 1000w (legal here in OR btw)...

Having ridden both a 1000w (legal here in OR btw) system and the newest BionX 350w I would say for sure go with the 1000w with a minimum 36v, 48v preferred, 12ah Lithium type batterty for your needs....
05-20-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,878
Posted By Mabman

Check out this...

Check out this deal:http://www.randombikes.com/product/11schwinn-tailwind-pedal-assist-electric-bike-654.htm

A couple of hundred more than your budget but they have decent components and a...
05-17-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,056
Posted By Mabman

If you are in a car and the speed limit is 55mph...

If you are in a car and the speed limit is 55mph and you are going faster than that is that not breaking the law? If you use common sense and good equipment there is no reason you can't "get away"...
04-21-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,025
Posted By Mabman

DrkAngel, a friend has a Currie bike and got a...

DrkAngel, a friend has a Currie bike and got a 24v duct tape battery for it. Upon hooking up the wiring, with an inline fuse, it will go about a 100 ft. and then shut down. If he takes out the fuse...
03-21-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,796
Posted By Mabman

While the Pedego is a ready to ride unit if...

While the Pedego is a ready to ride unit if someone had some skills this bike with a little work would be a whole lot cheaper. http://gearjunkie.com/walmart-fat-bike
11-02-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,435
Posted By Mabman

I got the opportunity at the Demo Day part of...

I got the opportunity at the Demo Day part of Interbike in Sept. to ride a Bosch equipped Kreidler. Let me just say that it did not disappoint my expectations. I have ridden many different types of e...
07-06-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mabman

All things being relatively equal buy the one...

All things being relatively equal buy the one that you feel you will get the best post purchase service with.
05-24-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,444
Posted By Mabman

It would probably work but only marginally better...

It would probably work but only marginally better for the cost involved. To get more power <8v is not going to offer much and a 8.8ah battery is not going to give you much for extra distance,...
05-17-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Mabman

Very nice. Surprising how well it handles at low...

Very nice. Surprising how well it handles at low speed. You do great work, keep it up!
04-20-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,312
Posted By Mabman

With an FX+ and your normal amount of effort you...

With an FX+ and your normal amount of effort you should be able to pull your 10-12 mph club around behind you. Use your pedaling energy to propel the bike and let the motor assist you as necessary....
04-03-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,462
Posted By Mabman

The Ohm is a BionX hub system and doesn't...

The Ohm is a BionX hub system and doesn't surprise me that it didn't make it up your hill as you described it several posts ago. While you will gain some power in your body the more you ride if the...
03-22-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mabman

Not necessarily as far as the range issue goes...

Not necessarily as far as the range issue goes according to the way I ride. My 48v LifePo4 battery is 12ah and the BMS shuts it down at 9.36ah. Over hill and dale I can get close to 40 miles of range...
03-21-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mabman

i agree with everything that Allen says in theory...

i agree with everything that Allen says in theory but the reality is that in CA you are allowed to have a 1000w motor. As I said I have a Panasonic, and a Yamaha, mid drive and they do take good...
03-20-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mabman

The biggest advantage in brakes over the rim...

The biggest advantage in brakes over the rim brakes both companies offer would be disc brakes like those offered by Ohm which that shop also sells apparently.

Both the Kettler and the Kalkoff...
03-16-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By Mabman

I agree with the point you are making but this...

I agree with the point you are making but this person has already decided to buy a bike from a dealer of one of the best known brands here in the US, Trek. There are e bike specific dealers here in...
03-15-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By Mabman

The BMS cuts in at 9.36ah. I have timed the...

The BMS cuts in at 9.36ah. I have timed the charge a few times and it takes 2 hrs, at least close enough to call it that unless you want me to say 122 minutes. YMMV.
03-15-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mabman

Good plan. Keep us posted!

Good plan. Keep us posted!
03-14-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mabman

I still think you should go visit the ebikessf...

I still think you should go visit the ebikessf shop. At the very least they will have a few bikes that you can try as that can be a good way to decide what will work best for you. I am not associated...
03-13-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mabman

Shifting any gearing system under load is...

Shifting any gearing system under load is difficult and hard on the system. Plan ahead and you will be fine.
03-13-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mabman

I would stay away from any type of EU spec bike...

I would stay away from any type of EU spec bike like the Kettler for your hill, they are underpowered due to the restrictions the EU has compared to ours here. I suggest you go to see...
02-22-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,862
Posted By Mabman

Edit: Thought I had a plan for you but was wrong...

Edit: Thought I had a plan for you but was wrong after thinking about it more closely. Good luck!
02-18-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By Mabman

What I would do is to sell the Kona's and get a...

What I would do is to sell the Kona's and get a couple of Yuba's with the mid drive kit from here: http://www.urbancommuterstore.com/ The key factor is that this system drives the bikes drive train...
02-18-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mabman

It keeps on getting better now that you have...

It keeps on getting better now that you have figured that much out. I can get close to 40 miles on a 12ah LiFePo4 (9.36ah actual due to BMS) 48v with a 1000w direct drive hubmotor averaging 18 mph in...
02-08-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By Mabman

I have a 48v 12 ah liFePo4 battery with a bms and...

I have a 48v 12 ah liFePo4 battery with a bms and a 5ah charger that takes 2 hours to charge is the only reason I said something.

The whole electric scooter as a bicycle thing is a joke. There is...
02-06-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By Mabman

A 5 ah charger would be able to charge your...

A 5 ah charger would be able to charge your battery in under two hours. If it takes you 10 hrs per charge you have charger issues.

I think they are talking about the electric bikes that look more...
02-01-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Mabman

Check out www.urbancommuter.com. They have a mid...

Check out www.urbancommuter.com. They have a mid drive system that is kind of pricey but because it drives your bikes existing gearing can be more useful if you haul loads or have steep hills to...
01-11-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 940,230
Posted By Mabman

@ Liberator. Very cool project. Keep up the...

@ Liberator. Very cool project. Keep up the obviously good work.
01-07-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,366
Posted By Mabman

232772 Staton-inc. has freewheeling sprocket...

232772

Staton-inc. has freewheeling sprocket that would work on the left hand side.
01-06-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,366
Posted By Mabman

^What he said.

^What he said.
01-05-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mabman

Here you go:...

Here you go: http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/ultimate_pedal_tv.html
01-05-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,366
Posted By Mabman

Here you go....

Here you go....
10-21-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,390
Posted By Mabman

I agree that a e cargo bike is a good thing....

I agree that a e cargo bike is a good thing. Better yet with a mid drive motor to be able to utilize the bikes gearing while carrying loads. Check out here for a really good example:...
10-12-11, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Mabman

I saw a nice setup somewhere that had some...

I saw a nice setup somewhere that had some additional struts added that went from the front of the rack down to the seatstays for additional support. The triangulated supports will support much more...
10-12-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,390
Posted By Mabman

Never had the trailer get sideways on me or even...

Never had the trailer get sideways on me or even close. There is an issue if you are turning a sharp corner and hit the throttle it can be a little weird but the whole system is very manageable.
10-04-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,390
Posted By Mabman

How about if you had an electric powered pusher...

How about if you had an electric powered pusher trailer that you could add to your cyclocross bike when you want assist and take it off in under a minute when you don't. The cost of the motor/battery...
10-04-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By Mabman

Really. A Custom bike with a stock BionX kit on...

Really. A Custom bike with a stock BionX kit on it? Only a design exercise? We need the real deal now for a decent price, this Tesla business model that is being followed is not pro working man, or...
10-04-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Mabman

Get a Yuba, they are a stronger frame and have...

Get a Yuba, they are a stronger frame and have more load capacity than the BD and less money to boot. You can get one built for just a little more than a BC frame actually.

For a cargo type bike...
05-05-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,347
Posted By Mabman

About the best way that I can describe riding a...

About the best way that I can describe riding a properly set up e bike to a cyclist is that it is like riding a tandem with a very fit stoker. Also any effort you put in is repaid in fitness and...
04-01-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,117
Posted By Mabman

Type "Ohio Electric Bike Laws" in to the search...

Type "Ohio Electric Bike Laws" in to the search engine of your choice and you will come up with all the info you need. Use several links to cross reference but it looks like Ohio has standard laws...
03-30-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,502
Posted By Mabman

If you want a Hot Rod trike you need one of...

If you want a Hot Rod trike you need one of these, not a Ride Kick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKAMus3oSdw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
03-29-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,761
Posted By Mabman

Is it a speed or torque motor? Front or rear?

Is it a speed or torque motor? Front or rear?
03-27-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,502
Posted By Mabman

With SLA performance and range are on par with a...

With SLA performance and range are on par with a Walmart Izip that costs less but may appeal to someone that has a bike already and not room to store another.

i personally like pusher trailers...
03-24-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mabman

I routinely get 40 miles out of a 48v/12ah...

I routinely get 40 miles out of a 48v/12ah Lifepo4 battery using lots of throttle and pedaling on top of the motor in hilly terrain averaging about 20 mph. Your conventional gear ratio's should cover...
03-20-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By Mabman

I doubt that jogger that beat him to the top of...

I doubt that jogger that beat him to the top of the hill was doing more than 3 or 4 mph.

Optibikes are made in a small facility and use some proprietary parts and mostly off the shelf parts. They...
03-17-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,969
Posted By Mabman

350w/36v will certainly be better but one of the...

350w/36v will certainly be better but one of the problems that e bikes face is that there are so many variables involved in regards to those that could potentially benefit from their use. I don't...
03-16-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,969
Posted By Mabman

The Protanium system is used by lots of...

The Protanium system is used by lots of companies. They are well regarded and found on bikes in the $2k range so the Clymb deal is not too bad if you are happy enough being able to go 20 mph on flat...
03-14-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,969
Posted By Mabman

I looked these up at their website and the only...

I looked these up at their website and the only ones listed there have BionX kits on them. The ones on Clymb have 250w front hubs and are most likely EPAC compliant. It is funny though that on the...
01-12-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,496
Posted By Mabman

There is some interesting data here:...

There is some interesting data here: http://solarbike.com.au/solar_module.php

It seems to me though that all the long distance type e biking trips I have read about on the web involve extra...
12-28-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mabman

You can activate regen with a switch. The trick...

You can activate regen with a switch. The trick is to have a controller that allows for varying the amount of regen. I have a setup similar to yours and cannot use the regen because it locks up the...
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