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09-13-16, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

You can hitch a BoB to any axle with the...

You can hitch a BoB to any axle with the appropriate BoB Nuts as long as the axle width supports it. I can pull my BoB with QR axles with the BoB skewer with integrated bobbins.
I also have 3/8 x...
05-20-16, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
04-08-16, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well, since nobody has un stickied this thread, I...

Well, since nobody has un stickied this thread, I guess I'll do another update. The mechanical and electric components of this bike continue to function flawlessly, but the frame had an issue. The...
08-04-15, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Time for an update. I've replaced the 7 ah...

Time for an update.
I've replaced the 7 ah SLA battery pack with a 10 ah Lifepo4 pack. I did not change anything else. The first trip out, I did 16km all on the battery, only pedaling to get...
06-03-15, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thanks for the comments. I'm still shopping...

Thanks for the comments.
I'm still shopping for batteries. Looks like lifepo4 is the way to go.
03-22-15, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thank you. The bike is still working great, no...

Thank you. The bike is still working great, no issues mechanically or with the electrics.
I have built a standard front wheel with matching rim that I can swap in for transporting long distances on...
09-03-13, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Two years later, an update

Just thought I'd check in to say with another year in the books, this bike continues to be 100% reliable every time we take it out.
My wife loves it, and I love it too, because it makes our rides...
07-17-12, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

The battery pack is the one that came with the...

The battery pack is the one that came with the Wilderness Energy kiit. 3X 12 volt 7ah sealed lead acid, wired in series. Weight of the battery pack is 16lb. Range, varies with terrain and pedal...
07-17-12, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Update

Well, the bike has been in use for almost a year and performing flawlessly. At some point, I'd like to upgrade the battery pack, but the SLA pack works OK for rides up to 30 km or so.
The only...
09-04-11, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

I'll agree that the dangers of over taxing front...

I'll agree that the dangers of over taxing front dropouts cannot be overstated. We just had a discussion here a few days ago about putting front hub motors in aluminum forks.
The bike I converted 5...
09-04-11, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

It is a steel fork. Video #2 shows how I...

It is a steel fork. Video #2 shows how I fabricated safety tabs to engage the axle flats and re-enforce the dropouts. Works as a torque arm.
08-21-11, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well ,thank you for saying so, but as a great...

Well ,thank you for saying so, but as a great philosopher of our time always says," if the women don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy".:D
08-16-11, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thank you. I guess the true gauge of success will...

Thank you. I guess the true gauge of success will be if my wife actually likes it when she finally gets around to riding it.
08-16-11, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Project complete.

First real test ride is in the books. Everything seems to work as it's supposed to. I had to stop mid ride to give the Sturmey Archer hub shifter a bit of an adjustment, but that's to be expected...
08-15-11, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

TADA! ...

TADA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2_Dk2hy99I

Still a few minor touches to look after, but it's ready to present to my wife when she gets home from work.
I took it around the block a few...
08-12-11, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

OK, here's where I'm wading out of my depth.

As I explained in one of the earlier videos, I am discarding the brake lever with the kill switch built in, and wiring a separate kill switch on the handlebars. The reason being, the lever is junk,...
08-12-11, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Rear wheel built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAn2Pw_VD0Q
08-11-11, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well thanks again. Got the rear wheel laced, so...

Well thanks again. Got the rear wheel laced, so it's up for tensioning and truing in the morning. Should be part of the series tomorrow.
Having people watch your progress is a real motivator. This...
08-11-11, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Wow! Thanks. Guess the pressure is on now to keep...

Wow! Thanks. Guess the pressure is on now to keep the updates coming.:)
08-11-11, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Dan Burkhart

Building a new electric assist bike

I don't often hang out here with the electrified crowd, but I'm currently working on a project that I would appreciate some feedback on.
About 5 years ago, I did a Wilderness energy electric...
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