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Old 08-10-2016, 09:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
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at 64kmh how many RPMs is that?

rpms/v=kv
it's probably pretty low. I'm making assumptions, but I imagine that thing is essentially a giant diameter brushless outrunner, so it will be low KV, but with assloads of torque.
more efficient that way too. Takes more volts to get RPM out of it, but better than needing a shit ton of amps.
I would be inclined to lace that hub up in a 29'er wheel for higher speed.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:11 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I would be inclined to lace that hub up in a 29'er wheel for higher speed.
ditch the hub motor and lets do this shit proper with some sprockets and gearing.

my seamaster has 2500w of power and it's not even a big electric plane.

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Just picked up a Mongoose Dolomite. A little assist might not be a bad thing.
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Just picked up a Mongoose Dolomite. A little assist might not be a bad thing.


I'll be the first to say it's more than assist! It basically turns the bike into a moped. Your only going to pedal when the battery dies, since the kit has been installed I haven't seen anyone pedal the bike at all! That is why my main mountain bike will not be getting this kit, I still enjoy pedaling! This is more of a big kid toy!
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Just picked up a Mongoose Dolomite. A little assist might not be a bad thing.
Step 1, ditch the walmart brands.
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Step 1, ditch the walmart brands.

I don't know..... It's hard to take a $500+ bike and do this to it. I'd have a hard time doing this to my Fuji Nevada 1.0. When in the end on an e-bike all you need is a decent set of brakes, a half ass decent shock up front and a frame that wont brake in half. All of which comes on a Walmart bike (you can get an okish fork for about $100).
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I would build one from a craigslist bike. You have to replace the rear wheel anyways when you get the motor so the most commonly bent wheel isnt a factor anymore.

I would like to see it done to a hybrid for skinny tall tire speed action :-p
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Step 1, ditch the walmart brands.
eh...I bought it to knock around the neighborhood and down to the beach, not to run the fucking Tour De France. A mall crawler bike to go with mall crawler Jeeps. And I bought it off Amazon, not Wal-mart lol.

I have no problem buying a thousand dollar guitar that I can't play well, but there is no way I'd spend a grand on a bicycle. To each their own.

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Old 08-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Oh no, I wasnt talking about buying a brand new bike. Im talking a name brand aluminum frame bike, double wall rims and non base-level components that can take the stress of 50 extra pounds of weight on it *shrug*

Those bikes are $50 all the time around here....and it sounds like a bunch of bike components come with the kit so why not?
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Oh no, I wasnt talking about buying a brand new bike. Im talking a name brand aluminum frame bike, double wall rims and non base-level components that can take the stress of 50 extra pounds of weight on it *shrug*

Those bikes are $50 all the time around here....and it sounds like a bunch of bike components come with the kit so why not?

point made! I just found a GT avalanche 3.0, medium frame for $175 (that is perfect for my wife), told the guy if he still has it on Monday I'll buy it!
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Talk him down to 125 and roll out of there
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The most fun you can have with these things is during tour-de-france season, when there are tons of the spandex-wearing types out. Roll up slowly behind some super-serious looking Lance Armstrong wannabe and just pace them for a while, up a gentile incline, while pedaling, and acting like you're acutally putting in a bit of effort. They'll glance back, and in their peripheral vision see some beach-cruiser riding, flip-flop wearing jackoff keeping up with them, and they'll keep upping their pace. Keep that up for a while till they keel over, get wise, or you get bored and blow past them.

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The funny thing is the more you spin on a power assisted bike the better you do even without assist. And I do ride in flip flops a lot.
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The most fun you can have with these things is during tour-de-france season, when there are tons of the spandex-wearing types out. Roll up slowly behind some super-serious looking Lance Armstrong wannabe and just pace them for a while, up a gentile incline, while pedaling, and acting like you're acutally putting in a bit of effort. They'll glance back, and in their peripheral vision see some beach-cruiser riding, flip-flop wearing jackoff keeping up with them, and they'll keep upping their pace. Keep that up for a while till they keel over, get wise, or you get bored and blow past them.


Or better yet pass them with a cig in mouth! Rolling coal, E-bike style!
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I just wanted to check in to brag on this bike! It's almost been 2 weeks since th bike was done and last night I finally pushed it to the limit. I rode it about 11 miles round trip full throttle, with 2 really really big hills. I got it up to 62.8kmh which equals about 38.5 mph , it felt like 100mph! My wife loves riding it, which in turn means I get to ride my mtb more. This is the best $500 dumb ( I say dumb because I really didn't know if this thing was going to be worth the money) purchase I have ever made! I do believe that with conservative throttle and pedalling this bike would go 20 miles.

Last night.. Rode it to my parents about 5.5 miles away from our house and back, wife was in the truck behind me.




My wife in front of me (she rides the e-bike when we ride together), we did about an 8 mile ride. When done the battery still had 4/5 battery.


My wife wrecked it last sunday, at the end of the day she was showing the bike off to our friends and blurped the throttle while getting off of the bike.
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So.... can you get a dwi on one of these?
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So.... can you get a dwi on one of these?
Likely.

Probably not a good idea to start riding it after getting a DUI.

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