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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
Couldn’t stop laughing watching it…
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
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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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I’ve finally swopped the ICE front suspension for unsuspended king pins yesterday. On my 50km test ride today, I was quite shocked how much corner handling improved without the front suspension with the 24″ front wheels. Corner handling is still … Continue reading
Tagged 24" front wheels, 3x24, big front wheels, big wheels, Black ICE, e-trike, electric, etrike, ICE Sprint, recumbent trike, tadpole trike
Justin from Grin Tech just introduced their newest creation at Endless Sphere: The Cycle Satiator 608: a 360W, rugged, waterproof (IP65), programmable (20 battery profiles), certified (!), universal ebike battery charger with graphic display, 90-240V AC input, 24V-60V DC output … Continue reading
Posted in ebike, Technical Stuff
Tagged battery charger, charger, Cycle Satiator, Cycle Satiator 608, cycling, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, ebike charger, electric, etrike, Grin Tech, pedelec, rugged, The Cycle Satiator, travel, waterproof
Yesterday I happily stumbled across the free charging station of SenerTec in Lauenburg right at the point where my battery’s hit half empty and I had to decide what to do next. Go back home the same way or continue … Continue reading
In December 2011 Justin from Grin Tech gave this one and a half hour presentation ‘Everything I know about hub motors’ at VEVA (whatever that is). Since his presentation contains a ton of information about hub motors I thought it … Continue reading
Posted in Cycling, ebike, Technical Stuff
Tagged e-bike, ebike, electric, Grin Tech, hub motor, Justin Lemire-Elmore, pedelec, presentation, Veva