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02-21-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By spinnanz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-24-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 20,641
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: 15,454
Views: 11,524,171
Posted By spinnanz

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

37 year old steel commuter here, with a stealth electric conversion. ...
11-06-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
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...
11-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
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: 984
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: 446
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...
08-02-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,888
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: 3,487
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: 9,618
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: 9,618
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: 9,618
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: 4,349
Posted By spinnanz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-21-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17,005
Views: 1,813,683
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
03-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,509
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...
03-04-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
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: 3,487
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: 3,487
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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
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...
02-19-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
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: 55,509
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
02-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,509
Posted By spinnanz

A bus will cost me $4 each way to work and take...

A bus will cost me $4 each way to work and take at least 45 minutes. A car will cast me about $6 each way and take 12/25 minutes depending on the time of day. A 50cc moped will cost me $1 each way...
02-09-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

Id say go for it! A conversion that not looking...

Id say go for it! A conversion that not looking to get extreme speeds and rather to extend the time someone is able to ride is a perfect reason to electrify a bike!
02-09-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 38,687
Posted By spinnanz

what do I say? Nothing, I dont care what anyone...

what do I say? Nothing, I dont care what anyone else thinks.
02-09-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By spinnanz

The owner tells me the rear wheel is stuffed, in...

The owner tells me the rear wheel is stuffed, in which case using a spare 3 speed rear wheel I have here does make sense. Id pref a bit of un-originality to make it usable, plus its not like it...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By spinnanz

My bikes a 1973/74 Raleigh, made in New Zealand...

My bikes a 1973/74 Raleigh, made in New Zealand by Morrison. It originally had a 3 speed rear hub but I had to get rid of this in place of the electric hub.
02-08-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,981
Posted By spinnanz

Pub crawl bikes

Me and a few mates are building up old looking bikes to do some pub crawls on. My 2 builds are a 1973 Raligh Sport that I've converted to stealth electric and a early 1990s girls bike we've painted...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By spinnanz

Vintage E-Commuter, 1st ride with electric conversion!!

Up and running today, although currently its all just zip tied together, mostly to make sure it all works! Speed controller is running sensor-less at the moment so acceleration is a bit nosier than...
02-08-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

Up and running today, although currently its all...

Up and running today, although currently its all just zip tied together, mostly to make sure it all works! Speed controller is running sensor-less at the moment so acceleration is a bit nosier than...
02-07-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By spinnanz

Yeah its got a rear coaster brake. At the cost of...

Yeah its got a rear coaster brake. At the cost of originality id want to convert it to 3 speed....
Forum: Foo
02-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 418,574
Posted By spinnanz

That's the one, woolen yarn spinning, for carpet....

That's the one, woolen yarn spinning, for carpet. The old machine gears make great tables!...
Forum: Foo
02-05-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 418,574
Posted By spinnanz

Work pics, all taken/edited with a cell phone. ...

Work pics, all taken/edited with a cell phone. ...
02-05-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

I like this! How have you found the older rear...

I like this! How have you found the older rear hubs with a mid drive? How many of these did you make for NZ?
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,248
Posted By spinnanz

My commuting/weekend rider is a bit of a project,...

My commuting/weekend rider is a bit of a project, a 1973 Raleigh Sport. Ive converted from 28" steel rims to 700c, with not a lot of effort. The biggest upgrade however is the electric rear hub...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 418,574
Posted By spinnanz

No high def pics here sorry, all grabbed from a...

No high def pics here sorry, all grabbed from a video, flying (paraglider) around some bays in NZ. From memory we started at 1200ft, no thermals or ridge lift so we were down in about 10 min. Video...
02-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

How does a rear hub place any extra load on a...

How does a rear hub place any extra load on a frame going up hill? There will be torque on the axle but no more than on the flat, under acceleration. I can guarantee the frame will be getting a...
01-31-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 932,458
Posted By spinnanz

Stealth hidden ebike conversion here, on a 1973...

Stealth hidden ebike conversion here, on a 1973 Raleigh. Wheels and motor were ex EasyGo Race Easy Motion....
01-31-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

You are under the illusion that watts equals...

You are under the illusion that watts equals speed, it does not. You can have a hub of 450w that's geared internally to do 40kph or one that's geared to do 25kph, its max rpm is its limit, be it 100w...
01-31-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,487
Posted By spinnanz

Retro ebike conversion

Here is my almost complete conversion to a 1973/74 Raleigh. Aim is to have a cheap 25kph cruiser/commuter bike. Total spend is around £200....
01-31-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

I'd love to have converted to a small front disk...

I'd love to have converted to a small front disk however decided against it for exactly the reason in that picture, being that the braking force is near the tip of the fork, rather than 1" below the...
01-31-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,618
Posted By spinnanz

Rickert63, In regards to a few points you make in...

Rickert63, In regards to a few points you make in your replies...

Weight, it's weight is now 23kg, which is 3kg LIGHTER than my alloy framed electric commuter bike with battery of half the...
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