Tag Archives: e-bike

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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Blue ICE with Kojak

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

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Blue ICE – current setup

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).

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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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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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Satiator Video

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

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Tyres for E-Trikes

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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

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My Satiator arrived yesterday

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

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