Category Archives: ebike

Blue ICE got a Nose

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.

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EM3EV Battery Factory Tour

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

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ICE Sprint DIY Battery Bracket

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

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Taking the XStream to work

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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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RANS in the Park

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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

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Things you can’t do with a recumbent trike… (3)

Well, looks like I better get a electric two wheeler for the coming zombie apocalypse… Starring: Caroline Buchanan

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Bafang CST – Oil Cooling

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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

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Electric Hub Motor Tuning

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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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Phase Runner Motor Controller

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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

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Blue ICE Impressions

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The Blue ICE ready for touring with big panniers ground clearance batterys only DIY battery mount and rear lights The Cockpit with Cycle Analyst Patterson Metropolis drive XPress panniers, 1.2kW/h battery, Abus U-lock

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