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Several Ebay vendors offer cheap 12FET, 15FET and 18FET motor controllers for electric mopeds. Aside from the obvious price advantage, compared to the usual, programmable, ‘Infineon’ motor controllers, some of these controllers work sensored and sensorless. Upsides: -dirt cheap (around … Continue reading
Tagged Custom, DIY, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, electric, etrike, Grin Tech, modification, motor controller, pedelec
Since this summer is fairly wet, I’ve mounted the KingCycle nose fairing to the Blue ICE. The nose fairing looks quite nice with the white Ortlieb X-Press panniers. The mirrors mounted to the fairing offer a perfect rear view.
Posted in Cycling, ebike, Recumbent Trike
Tagged 24" front wheels, Bafang BPM, big front wheels, Blue ICE, cycling, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, electric, etrike, hub motor, ICE Sprint, ICE trikes, Ortlieb XPress, Patterson Metropolis, pedelec, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike, trike
I always like to recommend EM3EV, since Paul has a very good reputation at Endless-Sphere and is known for his great customer service. Check-out this video about how EM3EV designs and produces their batteries. The next time I need new … Continue reading
Posted in ebike, Technical Stuff
Tagged battery, battery charger, battery design, battery production, charger, ebike, ebike battery, ebike shop, EM3EV, factory, factory tour, shop
Sometimes comes the question, where and how to mount the battery to a trike. The best place I found, is mounting the battery directly to the seat tubes, hanging low under the seat for enhanced cornering stability. The worst place … Continue reading
Posted in ebike, Recumbent Trike
Tagged Batterie, battery, Blue ICE, bracket, cycling, DIY, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, etrike, ICE Sprint, ICE trikes, pedelec, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike, trike
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I’m commuting with the Rans XStream since last week. Figured, it’s the best way to get more accustomed to this (for me) odd bike. The Duranos had to go and make way for more supple Big Ben, that can take … Continue reading
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I’m tinkering with the RANS XStream at the moment. The big, wide RANS handlebar had to go and today I’ve swapped the Phaserunner for the old but trusty KU123 controller. It handles way better with the short handlebar, but while … Continue reading
Well, looks like I better get a electric two wheeler for the coming zombie apocalypse… Starring: Caroline Buchanan
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I got a ‘like new’, used 20″ Bafang CST geared hub motor from Ebay. The seller stated it only ran 170km. Definitely no exaggeration, since it still turned with noticeably resistance. The gears and freewheel clutch weren’t even proper run-in … Continue reading
Tagged ATF, Bafang, Bafang CST, CST, DIY, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, electric, etrike, geared hub motor, hub motor, Hub Motor Tuning, oil cooling, pedelec, steel planetary gears
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Tuning an electric hub motor is a relatively straightforward thing. The biggest obstacle to overcome is excessive heat build-up in the hub motor. Most hub motors are cheaply made in great volume. There is no specific eye in using high … Continue reading
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I wouldn’t bother you in telling the story how the Phase Runner motor controller came to be. There is a lengthily thread in the Endless Sphere forum, covering its whole development. Justin gives a short discription of the Phase Runner … Continue reading
Tagged controller, Cycle Analyst, Cycle Analyst V3, Cycle Satiator, cycling, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, etrike, Grin Tech, motor controller, pedelec, Phase Runner, Phaserunner, prototype, recumbent trike, Satiator, tadpole trike, trike, velomobil, velomobile