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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
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
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
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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 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
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The Blue ICE offers a pretty comfy ride with its big tyres.
Tagged 24" front wheels, big front wheels, Blue ICE, cycling, e-trike, etrike, ICE Sprint, ICE Sprint 26", ICE trikes, Patterson Metropolis, pedelec, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike
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I’m planning a long tour this Summer and a 120km test tour in March revealed some shortcomings in the setup of the Blue ICE. Too long cranks While the Patterson Drive with 175mm cranks felt ok on my usual 30-60km … Continue reading
Tagged 24" front wheels, 36t Patterson chain ring, Avid BB7, Blue ICE, cycling, e-trike, ebike, etrike, ICE Sprint, ICE trikes, pedelec, Phase Runner, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike, trike
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The Patterson Metropolis 2-speed crank drive comes stock with a 28t chain wheel. If thats not adequate, there is a 130mm adapter available from Patterson, to be able to mount chain wheels starting from 38tooth size to the Patterson Metropolis. … Continue reading
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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