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09-23-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By andychrist

You actually need to get both beads into the...

You actually need to get both beads into the channel on one side of the rim so that they can lift over the edge on the other side. When unseating heavy duty tires at home I use spring clamps to press...
09-12-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By andychrist

I live in similar terrain and have been riding...

I live in similar terrain and have been riding DIY ebikes for the past year. From my experience, I’d recommend at least a 1000W system in order to maintain a minimum of ~14mph up the steepest hills...
09-06-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By andychrist

It’s dual drive, with a TSDZ2 crank drive...

It’s dual drive, with a TSDZ2 crank drive powering the rear wheel. But the TongShen with Open Source Firmware is pretty crappy so the Bafang front hub actually does most of the heavy lifting. 2.4”...
09-01-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By andychrist

Well you would need a super strong headset and...

Well you would need a super strong headset and steel fork with fender eyelets to support a pair of GrinTech TorqArms V2, to handle that kind of power from a front hub!

It’s not too difficult to...
09-01-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By andychrist

Hostel Shoppe can put together a 20” rear hub...

Hostel Shoppe can put together a 20” rear hub drive (https://hostelshoppe.com/collections/electric-assist/products/electric-bike-outfitters-burly-20-8sp-48v-kit). They are actually a recumbent...
09-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By andychrist

20Ē hub drives have different windings and spoke...

20Ē hub drives have different windings and spoke counts from 26 or 700C wheels. Unfortunately, AFAIK, Bafang does not offer any 20Ē rear hub drives, only front ones, so not currently an option for...
08-25-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,147
Posted By andychrist

Schwalbe Marathon Green Guard tires are available...

Schwalbe Marathon Green Guard tires are available in 16x1.75 50-70psi. Price in the US kinda eye watering but can be found either at Bike24 or BikeInn for cheap, just that shipping is around $20 a...
08-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 358,534
Posted By andychrist

Glad your new Burley Bee worked out for you,...

Glad your new Burley Bee worked out for you, Brad! That was the first trailer I ever had, given to me for free by a neighbor whose kid had out grown it ages before. Since then Iíve burned through two...
08-22-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By andychrist

Well Robert this was a recent purchase of the...

Well Robert this was a recent purchase of the TSDZ2 with OSF from Eco Cycles and I chose the right half twist throttle from their list of available options, so thereís no reason it shouldnít work. I...
08-20-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By andychrist

Yes I know and have searched fruitlessly. Anyway...

Yes I know and have searched fruitlessly. Anyway as has often been the case recently, ES is currently down for the count. :(

But I did find out how to access the configuration menu, only to have...
08-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By andychrist

I shouldn’t have to, the TSDZ2 OSF comes...

I shouldn’t have to, the TSDZ2 OSF comes pre-flashed (obviously!)

Unless I have to connect it to a computer over USB to access those settings which would be freely available on a standard...
08-20-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By andychrist

TSDZ2 OSF Configuration Menu?

Could anybody here knowledgeable about the TSDZ2 OSF please explain how to access the hidden menus to input wheel size, speed limit, etc. Iíve already contacted support at EcoCycles but to no avail....
08-19-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By andychrist

TSDZ2 Throttle

Just installed a TSDZ2 OSF on my newest bike. On the stand, the right half twist throttle seemed to work fine but on the road it has just about no power at all, temperature gauge keeps flashing red...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By andychrist

That’s funny, I thought Cuomo was hoisted by his...

That’s funny, I thought Cuomo was hoisted by his own petard.
08-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,705
Posted By andychrist

Didnít know that about the TSDZ2, thought it was...

Didnít know that about the TSDZ2, thought it was the most up to date model.

So is yours also the earlier 36V?

This is my latest build with a 52V TSDZ2 OSF, plus a 48V 500W Bafang 20Ē front hub...
08-15-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,705
Posted By andychrist

[/list] Huh? Is there something special about...

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Huh? Is there something special about that throttle as opposed to the options available with the TSDZ2? Because the half-twist throttle I got with mine seems to work fine, at least with the...
08-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By andychrist

Redundo, my latest ecumbent cargo bike

Meet Redundo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38426223@N05/albums/72157719738552530/with/51380606051/), my latest dual drive ecumbent from a RANS Stratus LE frame with 500W 48V Bafang 20Ē front hub,...
08-15-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 358,534
Posted By andychrist

The “Classic” plastic assembly was just made for...

The “Classic” plastic assembly was just made for bikes without QR skewers.
08-06-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By andychrist

Actually David I think Chuckles nailed it....

Actually David I think Chuckles nailed it. Bafang’s PAS sensor functions more like an on/off switch and is notoriously poor at syncing with the rider’s cadence, while its throttle performs well...
08-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By andychrist

Thatís the same front hub setup I have on my dual...

Thatís the same front hub setup I have on my dual drive ecumbent, only mine came from Bluenergia rather than Greenergia. Havenít experienced an identical problem but never installed the PAS sensors,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By andychrist

I think the Stratus LE is your best bet. Accepts...

I think the Stratus LE is your best bet. Accepts the widest tires with room left for fenders, easy to mount an Ibera rear disc rack too. RANS is selling off XL frames...
07-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,715
Posted By andychrist

While it’s not especially heavy duty, I built up...

While it’s not especially heavy duty, I built up my ecumbent cargo bike “Blutus” from a [sparkle blue] RANS Stratus XP incorporating dual Bafang 500W hub drives. So it kinda exceeds the legal limit...
07-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By andychrist

Marcus, which Bafang mid drive are you planning...

Marcus, which Bafang mid drive are you planning to install, a BBSO2B or BBSHD?

Still don’t think you’d understand the nature of e-assist. Those motors can continuously put out 3-4x more power than...
07-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 358,534
Posted By andychrist

Just remodeled my salvaged Burley Nomad with a...

Just remodeled my salvaged Burley Nomad with a new bed and black Rubbermaid 35-Gallon ActionPacker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38426223@N05/albums/72157719575109415/with/51307317406/).
...
07-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By andychrist

You might also consider upgrading your chain to...

You might also consider upgrading your chain to something like this one designed for electric bikes (https://www.ebay.com/itm/401572173926?hash=item5d7f911866:g:9BAAAOSwFAdfUTgU). It will resist...
07-14-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By andychrist

Yes you are. E-assist multiplies your own...

Yes you are.

E-assist multiplies your own power so you donít need such small chain rings.

I run 40/32/22 x 11-40 on my unassisted bike, and barely make it up the steepest hills in the lowest...
07-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Amen to that, brother!

Amen to that, brother!
07-13-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By andychrist

We Americans verb all our nouns.

We Americans verb all our nouns.
07-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By andychrist

I transitioned to e-bikes and am never going back.

I transitioned to e-bikes and am never going back.
07-13-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Well the wires coming out of the Bafang are...

Well the wires coming out of the Bafang are fairly narrow gauge. Iím trying to solder in 12AWG, which from what Iíve read is a lot more demanding in terms of heat needed to apply. Would have ordered...
07-13-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

What gauge wire were you using?

What gauge wire were you using?
07-13-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

So I opted for the RadioShack 150/230W Soldering...

So I opted for the RadioShack 150/230W Soldering Gun. A little more powerful than Wall-Lenk’s 150/100W, but not the overkill of their 150/400W.

Will post back with results.
07-12-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

So am vacillating between these three: ...

So am vacillating between these three:

RadioShack Dual-Heat Soldering Gun (https://www.radioshack.com/products/dual-heat-soldering-gun-with-light)

Wall-Lenk 150/100W Soldering Gun...
07-05-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By andychrist

Have you checked with the vendor from whom you...

Have you checked with the vendor from whom you bought the 750W Rear Fat kit? Good possibility they can get the part to you pretty quick even if it is not listed for sale in their store.
07-05-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By andychrist

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001809062359.html?algo_pvid=96818481-8ade-4d31-b86f-5cc6280123d9&algo_exp_id=96818481-8ade-4d31-b86f-5cc6280123d9-4)?

If itís 750W,...
07-04-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Yeah I already own one of those gooseneck stands,...

Yeah I already own one of those gooseneck stands, got it on Amazon. Am through with HF, everything Iíve purchased from them has been wildly poor quality/defective.

Havenít had any problems with...
07-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Because the tip on the unit I have now is bent...

Because the tip on the unit I have now is bent and worn out and canít be replaced.

Will consider Hakko, for some reason none of their products appeared when I searched Amazon before.

Thanks!
07-04-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Which one? They make so many different models. ...

Which one? They make so many different models.

I already have a station whose soldering tip is fused and cannot be removed, so only need an iron.
07-03-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Recent reviews all say the new Wellers are crap....

Recent reviews all say the new Wellers are crap. Insides rattle, trigger is difficult to hold and the guns donít last long.

Is the Radio Shack any good?
07-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By andychrist

Question Any decent soldering irons/guns?

Title says it all.

Now that Weller is manufacturing their products in Mexico seems impossible to find a quality, pro soldering tool.

Can any of you guys recommend one for XT90 connectors/12 AWG...
05-15-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Well they canít make me send it back, but...

Well they canít make me send it back, but unlikely they wouldnít want me to, not at that price! Trouble for me is having run out of storage space and then some, otherwise Iíd probably want to hold...
05-15-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Update

So once the delivery window closed on the order from Bluenergy I filed a dispute with AE to which the vendor did not respond, so got a refund promptly. Ordered the same kit again on 3 May but this...
05-01-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

You couldnít pay me to install the Cycle Analyst...

You couldnít pay me to install the Cycle Analyst and BaseRunner, Iíve seen Justinís videos.

Bafang is all plug and play and a small fraction of the price of anything Grin offers.

Plus I need a...
05-01-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Yeah it has to be the 20” Bafang, I already have...

Yeah it has to be the 20” Bafang, I already have the most expensive matching 52V battery pack and light sensing/auto dimming 860C display. Grin doesn’t offer anything comparable. :(
05-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Merchant never responded to the dispute I...

Merchant never responded to the dispute I initiated so AE just issued me a full refund.

Now problem is trying to find another 500W 48V Bafang 20Ē front hub motor any place, because AE seems to be...
04-27-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Please stop being such a jerk all the time Mr....

Please stop being such a jerk all the time Mr. Griswold. Casting aspersions on every other vendor and what they stock does not make you and your own store come off any more the finer.

I’ve bought...
04-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By andychrist

Ali Express BLUENERGY Official Store Fraud

Placed an order with BLUENERGY Official Store on AliExpress 15 March that still has not been fulfilled, although delivery was advertised as 1-5 days....
04-20-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By andychrist

I use a similar mount from a Greenfield kickstand...

I use a similar mount from a Greenfield kickstand (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FVYTLI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Shim the clamps with 3M siliconized rubber pads...
04-19-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By andychrist

:foo: No, have only tightened it enough for...

:foo:

No, have only tightened it enough for the included split lock washer to flatten. Who said anything about supporting the riderís weight? Like I wrote before, it was the previous owner who...
04-18-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By andychrist

Chuckles1 said he did a hub conversion. But that...

Chuckles1 said he did a hub conversion. But that Lumintrail double leg kickstand will not work on his bike. Clamp is designed first to mar paint, then to gouge and crush the stays. Once installed it...
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