Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Tony Seba: Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation

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Drum Brake Renovation

The drum brakes on the Blue ICE started acting up after a mere 8.650km of heavy use. Braking performance was still good, but the left brake was starting to get stuck. That’s normally a sure sign that the brake pads … Continue reading

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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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Shifter shopping

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I’m busy searching online for missing parts to build-up the ‘new’ trike. Fortunately, a friendly user in the German recumbent forum offered a spare boom for a good price. The new Patterson Metropolis need to get its 175mm cranks chopped … Continue reading

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Front Wheel Rebuild

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I’m in the middle of rebuilding the front wheels of the black Sprint. They served me very well for close to 6,000km and it was actually nothing wrong with them. Ok, the spokes where too short. Despite meticulously measuring the … Continue reading

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Aero Bullet Velomobile Shell

I’ve mentioned the Aero Bullet velomobile shell from AEM in Florida some time ago in an older post about velomobile shells for trikes. While the first production shells were made from fiber glass, they’re now made from carbon fiber. No … Continue reading

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Blue ICE and Marathon Winter

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I’ve just mounted some Schwalbe Marathon Winter spike tyres and did a 13km test run ’round the block’. Schwalbe recently introduced the Marathon Winter in a wider 50-559 size and it’s are a perfect match for the pair of 24″ … Continue reading

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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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