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by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 4:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Greger explains the cause of insulin resistance, p 17
Replies: 408
Views: 36765

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Studies show Insulin Resistance reversed ONLY with weight loss!p

Just sugar or fat alone didn't do it but researchers had found there was an optimum ratio of fat to sugar that maximized the potential for type 2. The pigs were fed a mixture of lard and sugar that was added to the normal pig chow. It was real tasty and the piggies gobbled it up and sure enough the...
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 4:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 5759

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

on big inclines, contribute as much as possible just to keep the motor from burning out. A semi recumbent will require power while going uphill ( especially at higher speeds ) because of the aerodynamic advantage it has. So you will not necessarily have to pedal harder. In addition, semi recumbents...
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 1:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 5759

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

When human power is very important, do you actually get as much from that position as when you can stand on the pedals and get all your weight into it? Nope, you lose a huge amount of leverage when it comes to going uphill. This is why a recumbent or semi recumbent is best paired with a motor. What...
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 1:17pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Greger explains the cause of insulin resistance, p 17
Replies: 408
Views: 36765

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Studies show Insulin Resistance reversed ONLY with weight loss!p

The term 'plant based' is indeed misused all over the place. It bugs the hell out of me. Technically our government has been pushing, and subsidizing a 'plant based diet' for decades now. https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/myplate/FGPLargeGIF.gif I'd call it an industrially...
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 5759

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I ride a recumbent with a rear DD hub motor, and it is absolutely fabulous. And it has rear suspension. Even though I don't ride real fast - often less than 15mph! - I ride a lot faster on the average than I did without the motor, and the constant hammering on me and everything on the bicycle was u...
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 11:45am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Greger explains the cause of insulin resistance, p 17
Replies: 408
Views: 36765

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Studies show Insulin Resistance reversed ONLY with weight loss!p

Here's an interesting story about someone who is a type 1 diabetic that did both the low carb and high carb approach. I find it really interesting that both approaches worked.

https://diabetesstrong.com/my-high-carb ... -diabetes/
by neptronix
Nov 12 2019 11:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Greger explains the cause of insulin resistance, p 17
Replies: 408
Views: 36765

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Studies show Insulin Resistance reversed ONLY with weight loss!p

99% oxygen is good. I'm repeating myself here but if you have insulin resistance like me, then you should be aware of what macronutrients do in the body.. Fat - needs almost zero insulin required to process - ideal metabolism happens under a ketogenic state of metabolism, IE you've eliminated or red...
by neptronix
Nov 10 2019 5:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Greger explains the cause of insulin resistance, p 17
Replies: 408
Views: 36765

Re: increasing pedal range by eating healthy food-p11, Low insulin makes you live longer! pg 15

Turns out it is HIGH insulin that damages blood vessels and leads to blindness, etc. Diabetes T2 is when you are insulin resistant and your pancreas works fine and produces more insulin to compensate. People assume it is the high glucose that does the damage, but NO, it is the high insulin. Insulin...
by neptronix
Nov 09 2019 9:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 5759

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

Yup it is!
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 6:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Removing Freewheel from Unite MY 1016 / 1018 Motor
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Removing Freewheel from Unite MY 1016 / 1018 Motor

Maybe a 3 pronged gear puller? that's my best guess.. it could be held on there with tension alone.
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 6:01pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Li-ion cells cycle ageing
Replies: 337
Views: 30325

Re: Li-ion cells cycle ageing

Padja :roll:

Let's keep it on point and without personal insults please.
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 4:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 1000w Geared hub MXUS XFC19
Replies: 22
Views: 1474

Re: New 1000w Geared hub MXUS XFC19

There's tons of reports of MXUS stuff breaking. They're kind of middle of the pack when it comes to quality. Getting replacement parts for their geared motors has always been hard. I've seen a lot of vendors here in the states buy their products and then back off from the relationship. I don't exact...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 2:56pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.
Replies: 27
Views: 1417

Re: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.

Also you have an amazing story of thriving despite the Tarzan brain. I've thought about living out of a van for a couple years and continuing to work remotely for a while. If i wasn't in a relationship and still undergoing physical therapy and a gazillion follow up appointments, i might let myself d...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 2:49pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.
Replies: 27
Views: 1417

Re: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.

One of my mentors basically told me to "get some pills, take them, put in your 30 years, and retire" (sigh...) Yeah, frock that. I had thoughts so scary and disturbing on SSRIs that i won't even talk about them on this forum. That shit got thrown in the trash after 2 days. Wellbutrin works great bu...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 1:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?

It actually makes sense for car stereos. Just think of it like this, a car audio system's load can rapidly fluctuate from 10-100%, based on when a bass drum is hitting, or not. Reproducing low frequencies takes a lot of electricity, and the low frequency hits are intermittent in most music. An ebike...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 1:15pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?

^--- yup. Capacitors or supercapacitors have some applications but traction power is not one of them.. it's nice to have a tiny battery with a wide voltage range sometimes. In times when a series string of lithium cells with a BMS and all that complicated stuff would be to expensive or complex. A dy...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 11:50am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?

It was made clear to me that all packs will be built from brand new cells at all times now and in the future... and the recycle fairy is going to magically make all those old packs disassemble themselves and fall into a 100% efficient recycling process. It is highly improbable that we will see a ma...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 11:40am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.
Replies: 27
Views: 1417

Re: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.

Yup, yup.. i prefer to be unmedicated and seek alternatives for a lot of the same reasons. When i was on antidepressants, i was at the top of my game in life. I had ascended to some high peaks in my career, yet i had these side effects: + Not able to keep an erection no matter how hot of a girl i ha...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 11:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?

There can be a way to have an advantage of the power density of supercapacitors: Have your normal Li-ion battery pack to keep it simple 100V nominal. Get a motor controller that can handle a higher voltage let's say 400V Get a super capacitor bank that that is 400V Max charged. That's an electrical...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 10:28am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.
Replies: 27
Views: 1417

Re: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.

[SOAPBOX] Why the hell are we torturing ourselves with daylight saving? I lived in Arizona for 20 years, so I know we don't need it and it has funked me up every year, after I moved from AZ. Back to the Glymphatic system. If it isn't working adequately, any, if not all, your brain functions can be ...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 10:17am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.
Replies: 27
Views: 1417

Re: Cured my wife's anxiety and my depression with nutritional supplements.

At times I still get stress-sick Thick mucus coming up out of my stomach 200 hiccups in a night Air trapped in my stomach Gnarly PTSD loops Impossible to escape it and it usually results in 20 min sleep in a night Jesus, that's gnarly. :shock: I used to have constant hiccups and bloating spells. Th...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 12:48am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Toyota will use Tokyo Olympics to debut solid-state battery electric vehicle
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Toyota will use Tokyo Olympics to debut solid-state battery electric vehicle

Haha yeah you're right what does Toyota know about making practical, affordable cars by the millions? RIP Tesla. Possible, but Tesla is smart enough to develop a niche that nobody else is filling.. sexy and fast electric cars. Not affordable ones, per se. Turns out that sexy and fast sells more tha...
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 12:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buying a stealth bomber from amazon
Replies: 26
Views: 2016

Re: Buying ebike online from China??

JohnLewis222 wrote:
Nov 07 2019 8:05pm
Ali express is better to buy from, thanks just doing research
In terms of making a deal, yes.
In terms of quality merchandise, no. They can sell more junk rapidly, so they do. Really good vendors rarely set up shop on there.
by neptronix
Nov 08 2019 12:31am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Super Capacitors for "Burst Mode"?

Spec a battery far beyond what you'd need for discharge output and this thought will never come to you again :thumb: Bonus: as it ages, and gains internal resistance, it will still kick out tons of power. The energy density of supercapacitors is like lead acid batteries, if that. Add more lithium un...
by neptronix
Nov 07 2019 8:12pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 1988 Honda Prelude conversion - fastest build log ever.
Replies: 36
Views: 4141

Re: 1988 Honda Prelude conversion - fastest build log ever.

160km is pretty nice.. considered doing some aerodynamics mods? IE bottom panels, gap sealing, rear wheel wells, etc?
The ecomodder forums could be real helpful here.