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We've "electrified" our Macchiato

Old 05-01-19, 05:05 AM
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[QUOTE=twocicle;20908272

Beating a dead fish here and said my bit. Out.[/QUOTE]

Flogging a dead horse, where I come from:-)
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Old 05-28-19, 05:48 AM
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How did the motor work at the recent GTR?
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Old 01-19-20, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DubT View Post
How did the motor work at the recent GTR?
Sorry, Dub. I just noticed I hadnít replied to your post. We did not attend GTR owing to an illness in the family.
We decided to take the Euro version of the Cytronex back to the UK and ordered the US version for here. Now we can keep up with the younger people(60s)who might be riding at 18+ mph on our group rides. The system behaves flawlessly and we easily get 30 miles from a charge of the 180kWh battery.
Although I havenít done a really scientific comparison, I think that the range on the Helios, Shimano STEPS 418kWh battery is not much different on similar terrain, to the Cytronex on our Macchiato. It could be because the Helios is about twice as heavy as the Macchiato. This was noticable in the Dordogne with the Helios last summer where in hilly terrain, 35 miles was about the limit. We carried the charger and were able to boost the charge at coffee stops.
BTW, after a couple of thousand miles, there is no sign of stress at the fork.
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I suspect the battery sizes are 180 Watt-hr and 418 Watt-hr in reality, not the kWh listed by Artmo. Tesla cars have 60-100 KWhr batteries and are
a significant part of the car weight.
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I suspect the battery sizes are 180 Watt-hr and 418 Watt-hr in reality, not the kWh listed by Artmo. Tesla cars have 60-100 KWhr batteries and are
a significant part of the car weight.
Of course! Another senior moment!!
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Originally Posted by twocicle View Post
<quote>forks would be specified for team weight, wouldn't they?</quote>

Well actually, yes, many forks (and maybe most carbon forks) do come with a rider weight rating. Nevertheless, you are indeed guessing that the AlphaQ fork is capable of handling this motor hub - a setup the AlphaQ was never designed for. It is not like you are using the fork for it's intended purpose and design.

Beating a dead fish here and said my bit. Out.

Update: over 10,000 miles ridden since last post. No sign of fork/dropout damage as would be expected with a 250W motor. We now have three Cytronex C1 systems; two single, one tandem.
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Congratulations on dodging a bullet... so far, with your fatigue testing.

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