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04-04-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,588
Posted By lfairban

Is anyone else worried about what is going to...

Is anyone else worried about what is going to happen when those 10" wheels hit a pot hole or speed bump while holding groceries?
02-23-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,756
Posted By lfairban

There should be no problem if you turn off the...

There should be no problem if you turn off the controller with the included switch. It is not really necessary to even to disconnect the batteries. For a 4 mile round trip, you should be OK with 3...
02-21-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By lfairban

For 25 mi. each way, first and foremost, a padded...

For 25 mi. each way, first and foremost, a padded seat and probably a Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost. Commute implies daily use, so a stable platform is essential. Stay away from the department...
07-02-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By lfairban

Sounds like cogging drag. With the motor off,...

Sounds like cogging drag. With the motor off, the Direct Hub motor will drag much more than a non-motored wheel.

This is not true for most Geared Hub motors, or Direct Drive motors like the...
03-25-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,074
Posted By lfairban

e-bay

The "Duct Tape" batteries from China on e-bay are advertised as LiFePO4, but they are inevitably LiCO or LiMn if you are lucky. They are not as good at producing high current levels, but they cost...
03-25-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By lfairban

Get a sturdy bike.

I assume you are looking to build rather than buy a pre-built model. You will definitely need a Clydesdale bike to start with, one that is built for heavier athletes. Torque will be more important...
11-04-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,712
Posted By lfairban

You may wish to check out my list of ebike kits:...

You may wish to check out my list of ebike kits: (http://home.columbus.rr.com/lfairban/Pages/Electric%20Bike%20Kits.html)

Avoid front hubs on an Aluminum fork! Use a magnate to test it.
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09-20-08, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By lfairban

That usually happens when you try to measure a...

That usually happens when you try to measure a voltage with the meter set to measure amperage.

I have done it so often, I always keep a spare fuse.
09-20-08, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By lfairban

You have a LiFePO4 and a SLA hooked up in series?...

You have a LiFePO4 and a SLA hooked up in series?

I am not sure anyone has tried that yet? How does it do?
09-07-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By lfairban

Did you check the voltage of the two battery...

Did you check the voltage of the two battery packs with a volt meter when fully charged? I thing 24V Li batteries are typically 27 V.

You might want to isolate the two battery pack by putting a...
09-06-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By lfairban

Another consideration for higher powered kits is...

Another consideration for higher powered kits is that the front fork and dropout is not nearly as strong as the frame and drop out where the rear wheel is mounted. At the rear, the dropout is at the...
09-06-08, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By lfairban

I have a Trek 700 cross training bike, half way...

I have a Trek 700 cross training bike, half way between a road bike and a mountain bike. I was thinking of adding a small hub motor and Li batteries to that. Something like that might be what you...
09-03-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,642
Posted By lfairban

Gearing is not nearly as necessary with an...

Gearing is not nearly as necessary with an electric motor as with an internal combustion engine. The torque is maximum at 0 rpm, and the power curve is much flatter:
...
08-26-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By lfairban

Question My two best links for e-bike laws are: ...

My two best links for e-bike laws are:

Veloteq (http://veloteq.com/links_to_laws.htm)

and

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_bicycle_laws#United_States)

In the second link,...
08-26-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,712
Posted By lfairban

I got this e-bike 8 years ago. I use it for short...

I got this e-bike 8 years ago. I use it for short trips around town, and on our wonderful system of bike paths. It will carry up to 40 lbs. of groceries.

The top edges of the basket are wrapped...
08-12-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By lfairban

There seems to considerable confusion about what...

There seems to considerable confusion about what is legal and what that means to you, the consumer.

I believe the criteria you cited about 20 mph is part of the classification by the Consumer...
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