Tag Archives: hub motor

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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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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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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Spoke Calculator

Grin Tech recently updated their, already quite excellent, Spoke Calculator. Here is the introduction thread at Endless Sphere. I especially like that it shows the wheel and calculates the spoke angle. I’ve used some other online spoke calculators, but it … Continue reading

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Justin Lemire-Elmore: Everything I know about hub motors

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

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New HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26″

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Even if my blog is in danger to look like kind of a press release channel… HP Velotechnik just announced their new full suspension Scorpion FS 26″ trike. Beside being quite a good-looking trike with a suspended 26″ rear wheel … Continue reading

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