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02-23-21, 12:09 AM
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Posted By spinnanz

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Trial of a tow bike last week, we can cruise at about 35kph.
02-22-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By spinnanz

The halls tell the controller the poistion of the...

The halls tell the controller the poistion of the wheel, so it can energise the correct main coil. Without halls it guesses the position. Using the halls gives smoother and quieter acceleration or...
02-21-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By spinnanz

I was actually a little surprised in the weight...

I was actually a little surprised in the weight seeing its steel. Its 3kg lighter than my partners factory made alloy ebike.
02-21-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By spinnanz

No keep the halls. Although that controller will...

No keep the halls. Although that controller will run without them it will be a little noisier than with hall sensors. Also without halls it will display the error code E08 on screen.
02-21-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By spinnanz

Hook the 3 main motor wires back as per colour. ...

Hook the 3 main motor wires back as per colour.

Then power up your conteller and set to level 3. Join the 2 single green wires together. If the wheel spins, let it do so for 30 sec then...
02-21-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By spinnanz

You can use whatever voltage you like on any...

You can use whatever voltage you like on any motor, you may just need to limit amps.

​​Voltage kills controllers, amps kills motors.
02-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By spinnanz

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01-27-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By spinnanz

A steel frame is the best. Keep it simple for...

A steel frame is the best. Keep it simple for your 1st build!

A front hub is the cheapest and easiest, then rear drive hub. A geared hub is best for stop start commuting, direct drive hub best for...
01-27-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By spinnanz

I'd be looking at handheld power tools for...

I'd be looking at handheld power tools for batteris. Run in parallel you can increase ah.
12-08-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By spinnanz

Ebikes afford healthier transport (no matter how...

Ebikes afford healthier transport (no matter how little effort is put in, it's going to more effort than sitting in a car) to this who's fitness or age would not afford them to ride a bike.

They...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,534,573
Posted By spinnanz

A 48v battery, a 48v to 6v converter (for the...

A 48v battery, a 48v to 6v converter (for the lights) and the speed controller for the hub motor.
11-24-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 21,416
Posted By spinnanz

My other spend up is flying, paragliding. I'm now...

My other spend up is flying, paragliding. I'm now moving onto a paramotor.

This pic is from about 1000m up, from an initial jump off a hill of 1500m...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,534,573
Posted By spinnanz

37 year old steel commuter here, with a stealth...

37 year old steel commuter here, with a stealth electric conversion. ...
11-10-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,234
Posted By spinnanz

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Its 1972 Raleigh sport. Its running a BH Easy Motion wheel...
11-10-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,234
Posted By spinnanz

I wonder if that excludes electric wheelchairs or...

I wonder if that excludes electric wheelchairs or mobility aids. It's in pretty bad taste to exclude people who may rely on an electric mobility aid, including an electric bike. Many older folk...
11-10-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By spinnanz

Yeahs ago I toon had problems with led...

Yeahs ago I toon had problems with led conversions fitted to cars. After a few months they would flicker, or not work. I was lead to belive this was due to bad heat dissipation.

Given these are...
11-06-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By spinnanz

6v LED light conversion

Here some £1 LED bulbs I've retrofited. They are definatly better than the incandecent originals. This is 6v 3w originals vs 6v 0.3w LED.

You could also run them from an old dynamo but youd need...
11-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By spinnanz

Here we are, 3w incandecent bulbs vs 0.3w LED....

Here we are, 3w incandecent bulbs vs 0.3w LED. The led is easily brighter....
11-06-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By spinnanz

They are a LOT brighter. I'll take a picture...

They are a LOT brighter. I'll take a picture tonight of the LED bulb vs a 3w standard bulb both running on 6v.
11-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By spinnanz

The motor im getting does only require a very...

The motor im getting does only require a very light file of the dropout, and spreading approx 6mm, so 3mm each side.

So really there is no alloy rim I can easily get in the size in have? I quite...
11-02-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By spinnanz

Retro-fit LED for vintage

I wanted to retrofit leds into my original 6v lights. £1 got me 5x bulbs from aliexpress.

The lights run off the USB port of the battery in the pannier bag (the bike is electric).

Bulbs should...
11-02-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By spinnanz

New electric project Raleigh

Bought a cheap Raleigh with pannier bag last week, with the intention to convert to electric.

Plan is to take the electric hub out of an EasyMotion wheel (700c) and lace it to an alloy rim thats...
09-03-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By spinnanz

As above, check the capacitors inside, and just...

As above, check the capacitors inside, and just buy a $5 voltage monitor to ensure you don't over discharge your battery.

I've recently gone from 36v to 48v, however my controllers display allows...
08-02-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,904
Posted By spinnanz

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city...

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city bike, that was a stealth hidden electric. I also like old stuff so I wanted an actual old bike, not an old "style" bike.

I used a 1978 Raleigh steel...
04-14-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

That look really good! The noisier hub will just...

That look really good! The noisier hub will just be due to it being a non hall sensor hub. ​
04-07-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,796
Posted By spinnanz

A recent hill circuit the bike went better than...

A recent hill circuit the bike went better than I'd hoped given I've now only got one gear. To power it, I engaged cruise control set at 20kph, this makes the speed controller vary the power to the...
04-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,796
Posted By spinnanz

Some controllers have the ability to limit...

Some controllers have the ability to limit current, which would act as a torque limit. My controller has it but I've not been able to get it to work.

Id not worry though, In reality you'd have to...
04-07-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,796
Posted By spinnanz

to be honest I'd go a small front hub motor laced...

to be honest I'd go a small front hub motor laced to your original rim. My hubs rated at 250w and easily gets me around 30kph.

You'd want a geared hub, these are better low to mid speeds, a...
03-29-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,410
Posted By spinnanz

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03-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,823,407
Posted By spinnanz

Thats the one, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thats the one, Christchurch, New Zealand
03-21-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 1,823,407
Posted By spinnanz

1st decent ride with hills today. I really...

1st decent ride with hills today. I really regretted not having the 3 speed rear hub anymore!

Total distance was 31km, taking us just over an hour (1:16) as a round trip.

It was VERY windy
...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

My 12 mile threshold is because that's the...

My 12 mile threshold is because that's the distance to my work and back. This is on an 8 year old 10ah (360wh). My 12mile/18km uses around 1/3rd of the battery. A new 20ah is under $500 here.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

thats $800 for a battery? That's a about a 3rd...

thats $800 for a battery? That's a about a 3rd more than what they cost. If you are including the cost of the battery replacment per mile, why are you not including the same for a moped upkeep? At...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

OK I'll tone it back just for you. I'll let you...

OK I'll tone it back just for you. I'll let you have 300 cycles of the battery.

That's 900x 1/3rd charges, that will cost me $180 in power and I'll get about 16,000km of travel which is almost 4...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

The cells of my ebike are rated at 600 to 1000...

The cells of my ebike are rated at 600 to 1000 full charge cycles. Let's assume the worst and its 600 full charges and my 1/3 cell usage each ride equates to 1800 partial charges. For me that equates...
03-06-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

it should most likely work. I do wonder though,...

it should most likely work. I do wonder though, at what level they have the PAS set at. Given I have a screen, I can choose what level of assistance it gives. Yours should work with no motor halls.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

what battery cost? The above is what it costs me...

what battery cost? The above is what it costs me to charge. The above also don't include road tax cost of $128 per year for a moped or $89 for a car.
03-04-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

24v@13a is over 300w, that's nominal Watts. A 24v...

24v@13a is over 300w, that's nominal Watts. A 24v lipo will charge to just shy of 30v, my 36v charges to 42v. I think they like to under rate them for longevity.
03-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

From what I've read your brain box is almost the...

From what I've read your brain box is almost the same as mine, less the plug for the display, I guess yours is just pre-programmed...
03-04-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

I've fitted my sensor to the drive side, only for...

I've fitted my sensor to the drive side, only for the fact I didn't want it to be seen easily.

The display I have is a S866, it's a generic one that fits most Chinese controllers with a 5 pin...
03-03-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

I went with this PAS but I removed the sensor and...

I went with this PAS but I removed the sensor and made an "L" bracket for it, this was then screwed to the frame.

My controller will work off either the PAS or throttle (or both) and is the same...
03-03-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

This controllers are usually pretty good for the...

This controllers are usually pretty good for the price. If you power it up, with those "intelegant Id" wires joined it should automatically detect what you do and don't have connected and work from...
03-03-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By spinnanz

I love repurposed projects! You didn't think...

I love repurposed projects!

You didn't think about just using a cheap $25 Chinese controller? They will ignore missing hall effect sensors, although are a little noisier on acceleration with no...
03-03-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,598
Posted By spinnanz

I don't need to choose. My classic IS my ebike ...

I don't need to choose. My classic IS my ebike
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03-03-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By spinnanz

I took a decent ride this weekend, 18km of road...

I took a decent ride this weekend, 18km of road riding and a few km of trails. Couldn't be happier with how the bike goes! ...
02-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By spinnanz

the rear wheel is from a EasyMotion EasyGoRace....

the rear wheel is from a EasyMotion EasyGoRace. For a even more factory look I'd have kept the factory front wheel and had the electric hub laced to the original rear rim, but the 700c wheels roll...
02-19-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,796
Posted By spinnanz

Have been using the bike for the last week and a...

Have been using the bike for the last week and a bit, doing 18-22km a day, averaging 30kph. This uses 1/3 of a 10ah battery. Have refitted the rear fender, and also scored myself an oldschool...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,597
Posted By spinnanz

​​​​​​To get to work, for the sake of 10c I'd...

​​​​​​To get to work, for the sake of 10c I'd rather get there twice as fast and not sweating my balls off.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By spinnanz

yeah rear dive with all the elec in the pannier....

yeah rear dive with all the elec in the pannier. The only wire that's seen is the throttle. I have a plan to hide this ;)

The other wire is from the original lights, this will also be tidied up
Forum: Commuting
02-16-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By spinnanz

1st week using my converted vintage

1st week of using my e-converted vintage for work, have to say it's far nicer to ride and quieter than my pevious commuter. Manage to fit my lunch and a laptop in the saddlebag.

Doing 18-22km...
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