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by neptronix
Aug 31 2010 1:38am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Dead Ipod, want a new MP3 Player NON-Ipod
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Dead Ipod, want a new MP3 Player NON-Ipod

I like my sony.

I drag files into a folder and it figures it out from there.
No software required... love it :)
by neptronix
Aug 30 2010 6:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI China restricts rare earth element exports
Replies: 18
Views: 2441

Re: FYI China restricts rare earth element exports

Lessss wrote:I always love it when US staters complain about when their slave labour pool gets uppity.
God forbid that white people do any real work. Anything less than a picket fence and 2 cars just won't do for us ;)
by neptronix
Aug 29 2010 2:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Favorite Youtube Videos!
Replies: 66
Views: 5039

Re: Post Your Most Inspiring Youtube Videos!

*octuple facepalm*
by neptronix
Aug 29 2010 12:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Favorite Youtube Videos!
Replies: 66
Views: 5039

Re: Post Your Most Inspiring Youtube Videos!

The sad part is that the guy is sober... can you believe it? :P

Oh, it gets better.
by neptronix
Aug 28 2010 9:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Shimano Total Electric Power System (STEPS)
Replies: 30
Views: 8736

Re: Shimano Total Electric Power System (STEPS)

If they made a more powerful version of this, i'd pick it over the lightweight/low power build i'm doing anyday.. I like the sleeper effect, the integration, and the no hassle of the whole system.

But it will probably be cost-prohibitive. So i'll take my $700 10ah 37v build instead :)
by neptronix
Aug 26 2010 12:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: store bought or home made?
Replies: 30
Views: 1991

Re: store bought or home made?

I went on Golden Motors.ca and did the build my own kit and it came out to $1095 (USD like the other stuff on the site?) and that's without a bike but they also sell their ebikes too. EDIT I'll have to run this build thing again as 'the best kit on GM' only comes out to $788 so I must be doing some...
by neptronix
Aug 25 2010 11:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery help for a semi-informed beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 2929

Re: Battery help for a semi-informed beginner

^-- what he said. iCharger + zippy flightmax is what i'm going with. You can balance charge two 5s packs with the 1010b+, which is pretty damn convenient. That's why i selected that voltage. They also make some 10s packs, which seem overly expensive.. but they are something to consider for the pure ...
by neptronix
Aug 25 2010 4:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycles banned in Black Hawk,Colorado (Riders are ticketed)
Replies: 16
Views: 1309

Re: Bicycles banned in Black Hawk,Colorado (Riders are ticke

mwkeefer wrote:Maybe we could get a high speed chase video posted of these idiots chasing down a bicyclist ?
That would be both hilarious to watch, and bad for ebikers :P
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 12:05pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: store bought or home made?
Replies: 30
Views: 1991

Re: store bought or home made?

I second that; i'm going to be in for a total of $800 ( $100 for a used bike, $700 for parts ) for a bike with power output similar to a store bought ~$2000 ebike.. On pure price alone, there is no competition. If you are a geeky guy you also end up with a better product since these ebikes are still...
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 3:41am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: General E-musings.............
Replies: 17
Views: 1692

Re: General E-musings.............

I enjoy the pioneering aspect. It's like hotrodding's prime days of trying new ideas and experimenting (I wish I was born in the 1930-40s sometimes lol). Anyone with a good idea they are willing to invest a relatively modest amount of cash towards is able to press into uncharted waters of LEV devel...
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 3:09am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?

I have straight bars and i don't like those either. I have a trek 930 which is pretty much the same as yours, but with some high end components.

Anyway i ordered all the stuff.. waiting.. waiting... :)
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 3:07am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: China's Future
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: China's Future

Peak oil is going to rape them, IMHO. All it would take is for the cost of that 'bunker fuel' they use for shipping things to the USA to rise 1.5x-2.0x and suddenly they're no longer competitive! Then they have to start making quality products to compete like Japan does.. Then we can have our crappy...
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 2:15am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?

I'm in Cedar Hills/Portland, quite a bit away. But i LOVE Eugene and want to visit some time soon. Yeah, i could go the ATX route but let's just say i've been rubbed the wrong way by ATX power supplies more than once as a PC tech O_O BTW Tostino, i looked those power supplies up and they look like c...
by neptronix
Aug 24 2010 1:11am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?

I'm about 220lb so you probably have an advantage :)

I may head that way, haven't explored much of northern Oregon, and if the eBike is stable, i'll probably take it such long distances :)
by neptronix
Aug 23 2010 9:03pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: $700 ebike build plan. Opinions?

I think i'm gonna try to find something locally first for the power charger. I learned about 5s cells and the 10s charger. This means i can balance charge 2 packs at the same time, which i dig. This is also cool because it's 37v, and the LVC is set to 30v on the motor controller. So i don't have to ...
by neptronix
Aug 22 2010 6:41pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: sla batt question please
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: sla batt question please

^-- i second what he said. SLA batteries have really bad voltage sag and bad discharge rates to begin with. They will be unhappy about this :P
by neptronix
Aug 22 2010 6:01am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Solar only ebike?
Replies: 76
Views: 5588

Re: Solar only ebike?

Neptronix seems to be unaware of the World Solar Challenge that is run every year 3000km across the Australian outback, whose competitors have no pedal assist, start the race with a full battery but recharge only using the sun, and speeds started getting so high that the race cars have become more ...
by neptronix
Aug 22 2010 12:49am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: ATX power supply
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: ATX power supply

lulz.. you need 10-50 times more power than those put out.
by neptronix
Aug 21 2010 5:32pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Solar only ebike?
Replies: 76
Views: 5588

Re: Solar only ebike?

Ahh... your stubborn-ness is amazing :)

More panels = more dead weight to lug around outside of peak sunlight hours.

This is a good idea if you plan on operating this thing only 3 hours a day and are okay with going 5-10mph.
Would be more efficient to walk :)
by neptronix
Aug 21 2010 3:41pm
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: conhismotor personal experience
Replies: 21
Views: 6711

Re: conhismotor personal experience

The name, "Con His Motor" is probably just an unfortunate coincidence, and not some secretive jab by the owner at his potential clients :twisted: , but it does show a lack of attention to detail by the owner to chose that for a name. Understatement of the year, have you seen this? http://...
by neptronix
Aug 20 2010 10:21pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Adding regen/electric to ICE car
Replies: 12
Views: 2602

Re: Adding regen/electric to ICE car

Don't go in circles, just do an EV conversion or ride an eBike and use the eBike for all your short trips :) I have a ~30mpg car and i don't like it either. But i figure i am at least using the gasoline in an efficient matter if i use it only for long trips, or to carry 2 people ( rare occurrence )....
by neptronix
Aug 20 2010 6:17pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Adding regen/electric to ICE car
Replies: 12
Views: 2602

Re: Adding regen/electric to ICE car

Not worth it. Mild hybrid systems do not pay for themselves at all. There is also the challenge of making basically custom axles for that specific car; that's a pain in the ass. It would cost you less money to do an electric conversion with a used forklift motor ( sometimes you can find these free )...
by neptronix
Aug 20 2010 3:27pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Turningy 4 pack charger help...
Replies: 27
Views: 1724

Re: Turningy 4 pack charger help...

hm.. what about the iCharger? same deal.. shunts rather than a dedicated setup?