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by neptronix
Jun 14 2019 4:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 165
Views: 2917

Re: Poor Man's RV

I'd use a recumbent as a DD with a trailer added for touring.
Hell yes.
by neptronix
Jun 14 2019 1:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is there any genuine FS XC ebikes?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Is there any genuine FS XC ebikes?

Why a 29er? older bikes with 26" wheels tend to have short travels like you desire. They also more typically have the right sized/shaped dropouts for using a hub motor with.
by neptronix
Jun 13 2019 1:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The keto thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1688

Re: The keto thread

There's an interesting trend of a lot of popular youtube vegans going full carnivore. And there is a huge backlash going on amongst the 'true scotsman' vegans versus the 'fake ones'. Interesting development.
2019-06-13 12_33_02-Why I'm No Longer Vegan response - YouTube - Brave.jpg
by neptronix
Jun 13 2019 12:13am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Gonna get a used model S
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Gonna get a used model S

I would never ever touch a Tesla because i know how hard the company makes it to repair your own car or even obtain parts. They're excellent cars in a lot of ways, but from a financial perspective, you're up there with luxury cars in terms of rapid depreciation and repair costs. There's a reason why...
by neptronix
Jun 12 2019 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 103
Views: 4023

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Sounds like assembly of your project is quickly approaching the final countdown! Is it feasible in your planning to do some top speed tests with and without the aerodynamic improvements? I’m interested in getting an idea of what kind of real world efficiency can be gained. I had planned on doing ex...
by neptronix
Jun 12 2019 1:15am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 103
Views: 4023

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

If you don't specify a speed, they'll give you a 4T motor by default.
The shipping did go up, but god damn if that isn't a lot of motor for the dollar.
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 11:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The keto thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1688

Re: The keto thread

Y'all down for some shitty keto memes?
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 11:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The keto thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1688

Re: The keto thread

Brussel sprouts are the shit, especially if they are cooked with bacon fat, sprinkled with bacon and cheese.. One of the most keto meals you could ever devise. Here's what i had today. Wild salmon on a bed of cauliflower rice, with eggs, tamari sauce, and crushed seaweed on top. A dish i call 'poor ...
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 5:30pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Donut wheel scooter news
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Donut wheel scooter news

Hey, it's at least as tall as the brake rotors we use on our bikes.. :lol:
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 5:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 103
Views: 4023

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Motor and battery are now both ordered and on the way. Finally. As for my leg, well.. i'm doing a decent amount of walking on it each day. By the time the parts arrive, i will have enough bone fused to be 100% cane free at this rate, so i'm not going to bother making a cane holder for the bike :bigt...
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 12:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build

Image

Kinda like Simon Williams' creation? an upright trike?
( notice the two hub motors out back )
by neptronix
Jun 11 2019 12:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2019 16" moped/scooter tire pop-off: which is the most puncture proof?
Replies: 26
Views: 879

Re: 2019 16" moped/scooter tire pop-off: which is the most puncture proof?

I can say i've only had two flats from road metal, versus well, i think i've picked at least 50,000 goatheads out of my tires.
Sounds like you live in a real hellscape for bikes.

Would the the continental KKS10 you're running just so happen to be the 22 inch size ( AKA 26" in bicycle land )?
by neptronix
Jun 10 2019 3:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build

Yeah, i found that out the hard way. Japanese minivelos are some of the best. They're designed with a different goal in mind - to fit inside a 5 square foot house :mrgreen:. Some are built very well. salamanderSS.jpg Because Japan has an insane urban density, any feature that would allow high speeds...
by neptronix
Jun 10 2019 3:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: old motors inefficient?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: old motors inefficient?

Older battery.. demagnetized stator.. the answer is in measuring.
We can only provide guesses until you provide data ;)
by neptronix
Jun 10 2019 11:40am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS
Replies: 34
Views: 2261

Re: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS

Nice. I have seen your site but wasn't aware of the comparison shopping part - very cool. Spitting image of this steintrike bike, but obviously loads stronger and more comfortable than the stein. ( also, what's up with the mcdonald's paint job, lol ) http://www.steintrikes.com/trike_images/speedy_fs...
by neptronix
Jun 10 2019 12:58am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Car replacement E-bike that fits me
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Car replacement E-bike that fits me

Hmm, i wonder how strong that rear suspension is.. if it'd be twisty, etc with a big hub. How much power are you looking to push? One of the smaller 30mm diameter leafmotors or MXUS 3004's would be hot stuff. A larger motor isn't necessary unless you want to go faster than say, 45mph, or have mondo ...
by neptronix
Jun 09 2019 12:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build

I did my due diligence on each of these bikes, but there was misinformation, lack of information, or no information for each of them. I spent hours on the phone with the owner of downtube before i bought one of his bikes, and looked at every single review i could find on the internet. No mention of ...
by neptronix
Jun 09 2019 10:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !
Replies: 68
Views: 4243

Re: Cyclist spits at me and makes a buzzing noise !

It's rare that a Lycra fetishist even has the ability to catch up to my bike to lodge a complaint. I am also never seen NOT pedaling, unless I am in the car lane doing 45mph. I've had the most problems with car drivers yelling at me to get off the road, despite the fact that I can exceed the speed l...
by neptronix
Jun 08 2019 2:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: The most basic demonstration of why you should consider a recumbent..

If you watched the first vid, you'll see that the grade varies ( and is mapped on the bottom left ). He is averaging a bit over 20mph on the flat ground sections. You probably like the 85 centurion because of the flexy frame and the fact that the cranks are fairly far forwards. The ideal road biking...
by neptronix
Jun 08 2019 2:50pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 10s3p 30Q Pack Cell or BMS gone bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: 10s3p 30Q Pack Cell or BMS gone bad?

Wasn't aware that you built this pack yourself and carefully matched it. A discharge test answers your initial question. Fully balancing the pack and running it on the bike without the BMS to say, a safe 33% SOC... and measuring the resulting voltages would 100% confirm whether it was the cells or t...
by neptronix
Jun 08 2019 11:18am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 10s3p 30Q Pack Cell or BMS gone bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: 10s3p 30Q Pack Cell or BMS gone bad?

Unfortunately this is a big problem with packs whose cells have not been matched. Because of it's very small size, the difference in the cells performance will also show up with a LVC cut as one group sags further than the others. It's likely that cell group 3 was weak to begin with, but it never re...
by neptronix
Jun 08 2019 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Neppy's 3 year long minivelo / folding bike failed build

https://www.amazon.ca/Dahon-Jetstream-Urbanite-Folding-Bicycle/dp/B00O19DKCQ Dahon jettstream might be a good donor bike. I saw that bike. Couldn't find any specs on the tire width or rear dropout width. I suspect it's a wobbly feeling ride with too short of a wheelbase and not enough arm reach. No...
by neptronix
Jun 07 2019 8:48pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS
Replies: 34
Views: 2261

Re: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS

That's a beautiful ride and looks comfortable as a bike can possibly get. Is that a custom frame?
by neptronix
Jun 07 2019 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 103
Views: 4023

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I think the front might make more of a difference than the tail, but the tail is a hundred times easier to design and implement. The front end of a recumbent bike makes mounting anything there difficult. Yeah, i'm getting a pack with 23.8AH of 35E cells. I understand they'll be saggy at full speed, ...