Search found 18 matches

by Williemakeit
Dec 29 2021 11:52am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Minimal Assistance Setup for Young Mind/Old Body
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Minimal Assistance Setup for Young Mind/Old Body

Yes, that's right minimal assistance, so if you are all about speed and power this post is not for you. Now for the few remaining who might be interested in a way to set up an ebike to give you minimal assistance please read on: First I love the whole idea of an ebike, however I hate that I'm gettin...
by Williemakeit
Dec 07 2021 9:05pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues

khorse wrote:
Dec 07 2021 8:17pm
...you're asking me to give you a list of chains that say ebike on the box?
No, you said "The ones I tried never lasted any longer".

I"m asking which ones you tried...that didn't last any longer.
by Williemakeit
Dec 07 2021 8:11am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues

khorse wrote:
Dec 06 2021 9:41pm
I don't think there's any magic in the chains marketed for ebikes. The ones I tried never lasted any longer.
Thanks for the feedback, can you provide the make and model of those chains? That way I'll know not to waste time on them.
by Williemakeit
Dec 06 2021 7:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 430

E-Bike Chains...or Alternatives Due To Supply Issues

OK folks, I've been looking for an e-bike specific chain (10 speed), but not much available at a decent price. By that I mean less than $45. Any suggestions for either where to look, or perhaps alternatives. By alternatives, I mean non e-bike specific that perform well on mid-drive systems. Prefer m...
by Williemakeit
Nov 30 2021 8:23pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

Not sure what hub motor your wifes bike has, but a lighter geared hub motor would be a good choice. 7% not hard for a motor that weighs about 8 or 9 pounds. Typical direct drive bike hub motors weigh more like 15 pounds. Keep the total weight under 300 pounds, or not much over for the geared motors...
by Williemakeit
Nov 17 2021 6:17pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

The TSDZ2 has torque sensor and can be configured really well with an open source firmware upgrade, but I cannot really recommend the motor because of it's several constructional weaknesses. If you go with a light geared hub motor, be sure that with the system you can monitor the motor temperature,...
by Williemakeit
Nov 17 2021 4:42pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

The speed limit is 35 mph and most people are doing barely that in their cars. Interesting. When I drove it two years ago, it was mostly 45 mph, and people were passing me on blind curves while I was going that speed. https://www.visitroanokeva.com/things-to-do/blue-ridge-parkway/tips/#:~:text=Spee...
by Williemakeit
Nov 17 2021 4:39pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

OK, so you go slower - a little over half throttle to 10mph, and you're back to "never." 10% grade, 1/3 throttle. Etc. Maybe this is all wrong, there's some giant error that makes these simulator outcomes invalid? Possible, but I just don't think that Orbea experience with an unknown moto...
by Williemakeit
Nov 17 2021 7:17am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

Yet the G310 appears to have a similar torque output, as you noticed, but will go up 5% grade all day at 13mph, at 2/3 throttle, delivering 258W motor power on top of your 125W pedal input. So either 1) the simulator is wrong, 2) the parameters weren't the same, like maybe you weren't pedaling or i...
by Williemakeit
Nov 16 2021 8:34pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

The displays didn't show the watts you were drawing? It's pretty hard to get much insight out of those rides, without some idea what was under the hood and how hot it was running. Both bike had a minimalist setup. Orbea doesn't even have a display. Amber, green and red lights for power levels. I ca...
by Williemakeit
Nov 16 2021 2:26pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

3. Manual Throttle Control (Hub or Mid Drive). I can't say how realistic your ideas are about the various pedal assist systems, never tried any, they seem highly dependent on configuration options. But relative to throttles - it appears to me that the two pedal controls to some extent may match the...
by Williemakeit
Nov 16 2021 1:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

I usually ride in the mornings, maybe they don't start running moonshine until later in the day. :lol:
by Williemakeit
Nov 16 2021 10:38am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

All thanks for the input. Based on comments it seems that setting up the throttle to assist during hill climb might be an option. Here are the options I'm now considering for hill climbing assistance: 1. Torque sensors with hub drive (haven't found add-on mid drive with torque sensors). Pros: - In t...
by Williemakeit
Nov 15 2021 7:19pm
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Eggrider V2 Display
Replies: 11
Views: 5117

Re: Eggrider V2 Display

Anyone using the Eggrider with a hub motor? Hub motor and torque sensor?
by Williemakeit
Nov 15 2021 4:50pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

I hate to break it to you, but the BRP is much safer than almost all other roads on North Carolina. Most of the time there are very few cars. Most traffic in NC is around Ashville, but there are also more bikers in that area so I've never had a problem. I have the Garmin Varia rear view radar to ale...
by Williemakeit
Nov 15 2021 2:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be. Believe it or not that's why I've left off the regen braking. :lol: If I could get a system that had it, great, but for now it's not a hard requirement. I had an old Bionx system with regen braking and it didn't really make ...
by Williemakeit
Nov 15 2021 10:55am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Conversion Solution for Blue Ridge Parkway (hill assist)

Hey all, I'm looking for some advice for converting my Surly Disk Trucker to electric assist. Grin and others who only sell hub motors seem to think mid-drive systems are not good. However I can't get over the advantages of a mid-drive so I have a hard time ruling them out. Here's my situation: - 20...
by Williemakeit
Nov 14 2021 1:46pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Surly E•D•LHT - Touring eBike Build with BBSHD!
Replies: 35
Views: 5541

Re: Surly E•D•LHT - Touring eBike Build with BBSHD!

Awesome thread, I’m looking at adding a motor to my Disk Trucker as well. Like you I’m only looking for assistance on hills and such. I ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and it’s a lot of ups and downs so these old legs need a little help on the steeper grades. You mentioned your system is set to give you...