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
Since the new 24″ Kojak’s needed some breaking-in, I’ve put them on the Blue ICE. Looks like the front wheels are probably a bit out of alignment (the rod end bearings are worn-out), since the tyres show some wear already … Continue reading
Posted in Cycling, Recumbent Trike
Tagged 24" front wheels, big front wheels, Blue ICE, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, etrike, hub motor, ICE Sprint, ICE Sprint 26", ICE trikes, Ortlieb XPress, Patterson Metropolis, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike
Looks like Spring arrived. The blue Sprint got a second B&M IQ Cyo 80 Lux front light and a new rear fender lately (its actually a 26″ front fender).
Posted in Cycling, Recumbent Trike
Tagged 24" front wheels, Blue ICE, cycling, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, etrike, ICE Sprint, Ortlieb XPress, Patterson Metropolis, recumbent trike, tadpole trike
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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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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
Grin posted a video of the Satiator 608 ebike charger in their blog that explaines the main features. http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/cycle-satiator.html (I’m still very happy with my Satiator and wouldn’t hesitate to order a second one, albeit all available funds are used … Continue reading
Posted in Cycling, ebike, Technical Stuff
Tagged battery charger, charger, Cycle Satiator, Cycle Satiator 608, cycling, e-bike, ebikes.ca, Grin Tech, Grin Technologies, Satiator
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I’ve tried only a handful of different tyres in the last couple of years. For a fast e-trike my main focus is traction and braking power, not minimal rolling resistance. Schwalbe Big Ben Currently in use are Schwalbe Big Ben … Continue reading
Tagged Big Apple, Big Ben, big front wheels, cycling, Durano, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, Energizer Plus, etrike, Marathon Winter, pedelec, recumbent trike, Schwalbe, Schwalbe Land Cruiser, Schwalbe Marathon, tadpole trike, tire, tyre, wheels
My Satiator 608 charger arrived yesterday. I got a unit from the pilot batch at discount price for beta testing. Image: Grin Tech It looks great and feels very well made and rugged. Setting up new charging profiles is painless, … Continue reading
Posted in ebike, Technical Stuff
Tagged battery charger, beta testing, charger, Cycle Satiator, Cycle Satiator 608, cycling, e-bike, e-trike, Grin Tech, pedelec, travel