off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by toad » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:12 pm

Well I suppose you could tow a wheel barrel backwards. Maybe train a trunk monkey to operate the gun.
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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:16 am

oh my... I think I'm in love. Fat tire Jeepin'

Bare frame can be had for $485. First iteration had a 7000W motor and 50mph. I heard it said you can melt those fat tires with friction between tube and tire if you run too long above 20mph.
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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by Cobar » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:09 am

Yeah they do need to make that box curved. Reminds me of some of the original motorcycles.

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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:35 pm

Yep, only design beef I have with it. Though it's a form follows function issue and I can live with that. Maybe some ammo can or jerry can graphics would help.
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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:20 am

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Got the e-grin back on my face. Was back on e-bike for a quick 1.5mi run around the 'hood after work today.

First time since my unexpected hospital stay 05FEB. Balance seems to be fine, running out of excuses to start back to my ride to work.

Here she is with some changes made since my original post last fall.
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The Mr Bean handlebars were a great addition. Closer to the width of my shoulders and the hands position is more natural that the original straight pipe MTB bars.

That basket comes off with a spring latch. I only use it on some weekend/evening store runs. Regular commute I used a grocery sized open top detachable pannier to carry my laptop and lunch.

The seatpost is a Suntour suspension unit. Spendy and worth every dime. Thank goodness for E-bay. Scored from German shop for almost 50% les$$ than available anywhere in the States. Without it the aluminum frame would really bust my tail riding over cracks in poorly maintained commute route.

Better rear rack added. My grocery bag pannier gets heavy on the commute and the cheapy old rack would let the bag rotate into my spokes (wore a hold in my bag).

Hardwired in lights. Probably should fuse the supply line now that I think about it. I think you might be able to weld with that headlight. The tail light has 5 LEDs, Not as bright as I'd like. It's off a scooter. Seems to handle the 48Vdc source fine.
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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:26 am

Here's a (not very good) closeup of that suspension seat post.

Nifty roller cam sort of arrangement to compress the center piston. There's tension screw at the bottom of the seat post you can fiddle with if you take the seat post out.
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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by BDK » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:24 pm

That "Jeepin" bike is quite cool!

Any suggestions on where to buy that seat suspension component?

The SO is a fan of bicycles, and I'm supposed to do as much as possible to reduce my stress levels - I'm think riding a bicycle may help.

I'm getting to the age where one has more than one doctor, and I never have enjoyed driving, unless on a track.

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Re: off the deep end: into electric bikes and batteries

Post by Cobar » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:11 pm

That is one thing I always disliked about bicycles. The way the seat beats you to death. The last time I rode a bicycle was before they were putting any suspension on them.

I would always just stand up and let my legs absorb the shock but my knees would not appreciate that nowadays.

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