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by neptronix
Mar 07 2021 8:02pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Maxarya Ray 2 Semi Recumbent w/high efficiency mid drive
Replies: 57
Views: 2327

Re: Maxarya Ray 2 Semi Recumbent w/high efficiency mid drive

Doesn't apply to building your own from what i hear.. and i live in Utah, yanno. Anyway i have a small update. Finally got those 2 chromoly prototype forks from maxarya. The suspension fork is a spring that is set WAY too stiff to be even remotely useful.. the only good thing about it is that it wou...
by neptronix
Mar 07 2021 1:08pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

Thanks for volunteering, Nicobie. Spirits lifted over here. Dauntless, since you have questionable internet, it would be best to disclude you, but thanks for your offer. If you were able to allow a more realistic timeframe, you'd probably get more volunteers, too. There are not many people I know of...
by neptronix
Mar 06 2021 2:13pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: ebikes.com or endless-sphere.com
Replies: 64
Views: 1169

Re: ebikes.com or endless-sphere.com

BTW, what happened to your big writing a new platform claim? I meant to answer you on this. The idea for QuickBoards has been on the shelf for a number of years due to not having the time/energy to get to it. I also have another more financially viable commercial product in development that i've be...
by neptronix
Mar 06 2021 11:37am
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

I had similar problems and my brain chemistry is now within 80% of an optimal tune after the 13 years of experimentation. Now, instead of fatigue and depression being my norm, i have the opposite problem. My brain is always on and ready. I can go days without coffee or any other stimulant, and it's ...
by neptronix
Mar 06 2021 11:07am
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

markz wrote:
Mar 06 2021 12:32am
Bicycle Components/Frame/Mechanical/Suspension/Drivetrain (Non ebike stuff)
Way too long. Will wrap to two lines on a mobile device and look very ugly :/

The less and most concise words, the better.
by neptronix
Mar 05 2021 1:03pm
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

Few other names off the top of my head.. Bicycle mechanical/frame discussion Bicycle service and design shop ..intentionally eschewing the 'ebike' part to indicate this is only about mechanical and structural topics. Or perhaps: Ebike mechanical & structural ..which fits the naming scheme and ho...
by neptronix
Mar 05 2021 12:47pm
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

Chalo has been a bicycle mechanic for a long time, and his posts have provided excellent info on brakes, tires, chain, spokes, and other aspects of the common pedal-bike... Perhaps some of those threads can be moved here? Can't think of a better place for his posts to live. ..and with this section,...
by neptronix
Mar 05 2021 11:57am
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

So things like fabricating custom drop outs might be a subject here, or is that too ebike specific? I see how that can be confusing.. it does fit the discussion. Another name that comes immediately to mind is 'Bicycle mechanical/frame discussion' What do 'yall think? ps - thanks to AW for moving so...
by neptronix
Mar 05 2021 9:43am
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

Dauntless wrote:
Mar 04 2021 11:14pm
I want to say yes, but if I understand your time frame I have unreliable internet, I never know when it will slow down or stop for minutes, hours, whatever. Oh, could the phone run it too? But that's not much better.
Well, thanks for the consideration.
by neptronix
Mar 04 2021 3:16pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: Anyone offer Ebike consultation for $$?
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Anyone offer Ebike consultation for $$?

I would prefer you receive your help and information for free on the forum.

If i had time, i would offer you consulting at a rate of $35/hr over google conferencing, but i don't.

ebikeschool ( http://www.ebikeschool.com/ ) may be a better starter resource than the sphere.
by neptronix
Mar 04 2021 12:59pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

I fully understand and relate. My health, especially energy levels, cognitive, and emotional issues, was a living hell for the majority of my life. Yours sounds a bit worse. I started out with heart palpitations despite no structural or electrical heart abnormality. Chronic severe depression. ADHD. ...
by neptronix
Mar 04 2021 11:39am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 46
Views: 5460

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

tigcross wrote:
Mar 03 2021 10:50pm
Thanks, I appreciate your input. I've checked out your Maxaraya build and I'll try to get some of my initial thoughts down for you.
ps..

Please do. I could use your expertise in the recumbent arena. The one thing i know diddly squat is about building aerodynamic aids in particular.
by neptronix
Mar 04 2021 11:37am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 46
Views: 5460

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

I hope you do not see me as hounding you over this. I just want to lend you the experience i have so your project could be a success. If i was not a seasoned builder of bikes myself, i would be looking to buy one of your first production units. I think your project kicks ass and i want to see more v...
by neptronix
Mar 03 2021 9:49pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

I know you're one of the few people willing to do this, so i could design this so multiple people could use it at once. Instead of the work being divided into phases, all 3 phases could be one pass. It would be a page by page affair, and each user would be given a page after hitting 'next'. it's mor...
by neptronix
Mar 03 2021 1:05pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 46
Views: 5460

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

I have operated both of these motors in 20 inch wheels and my opinion comes from many years of experience. Yes, the 273mm stator has amazing initial torque but peters out in the mid-high RPM ranges and loses efficiency to iron and copper losses. You'll see it in the ebikes.ca simulator and i have ex...
by neptronix
Mar 03 2021 11:24am
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

You'll immediately want to use the tool versus the moderator control panel. It would make the process painless and infinitely easier to track what you have categorized versus not. It's 5-7 less clicks per thread and has the fastest possible workflow. It also reduces human error. I'll provide a visua...
by neptronix
Mar 03 2021 10:41am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 46
Views: 5460

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Cool. Your powertrain choice could use a little refinement though. Because the magic pie has a taller stator with more poles, in a 20 inch wheel, it has a higher amount of cogging and end turn loss than say, a run of the mill 30mm wide 203mm tall DD. The magic pie is a better motor in a 26"+ wh...
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 8:53pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motors and were they hide
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: Hub motors and were they hide

leafbike will sell you a hub motor wheel in any type of rim imaginable. It will be wound too fast so you should ask for a winding that's sane ( 30mph on 48v ) unless you have a big honker of a battery. ..only their DDs are worth buying and you might not wanna screw with their subpar controllers. But...
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 8:35pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Can MAC 8T take 2000W+?
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Can MAC 8T take 2000W+?

I melted the gears on my oldschool 2011 0.5mm lam 8T motor in 5 minutes at 4kW. Time to melt should be longer on new macs due to the much higher efficiency from 0.27-0.35mm lams installed in them. Let the heat coming off the side cover be your guide if it doesn't have a temp sensor. Frequent checks ...
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 4:10pm
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

You know, i'm not fixed on the name. Feel free to suggest another.
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 3:47pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 41
Views: 1258

Re: Move to XenForo software

Hoping to put in another round of work in on thursday/friday. Another thing i will be developing is a tool for re-categorizing threads to aid in the creation of new subforms that are more specific than 'ebike technical' and 'ebike general' This is easier to do with an 'aftermarket' tool in phpbb tha...
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 2:56pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Maxarya Ray 2 Semi Recumbent w/high efficiency mid drive
Replies: 57
Views: 2327

Re: Maxarya Ray 2 Semi Recumbent w/high efficiency mid drive

Nice, but doesn't apply to my state, and i'm building something far greater than what's on the semi recumbent market.
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 2:38pm
Forum: Help wanted & offered
Topic: ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

ES is looking for volunteers to move threads into new categories.

Okay, so in our ebike section, we have a lot of different non-hub motor drives The ideal work flow: I create a tool that allows us to easily mark and move threads, supplanting the need for giving access to the moderator control panel. I create a section for 'Ebike other drives'. I create a section f...
by neptronix
Mar 02 2021 2:35pm
Forum: EBike bike frame/part discussion
Topic: Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Welcome to EBike bicycle frame/part discussion

Howdy. I've created this subforum so you can talk about the non-electrical aspects of bicycle repair, frame building, bike upgrades, etc.

Please use this section in the future to discuss matters of 'acoustic bike' issues. :)