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by Marc
5 Jan 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker need an advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: New ebiker need an advice

Hi, Recently I started working as a bike courier and to make my life easier I want to convert my bike into electric one. Hi Mark! ;) Since you will ride quite some distance with your ebike and mid-drives put a lot more strain on the chain and sprockets (I've read of people who had to change their c...
by Marc
31 Dec 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3614

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

That looks really nice Marc. Thanks! Tell us more about the Bafang hub with ATF cooling and steel planetary gears please. A while ago, I wrote an extensive blog post about tuning hub motors: https://etrike.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/electric-hub-motor-tuning ;) The first image showed the setup in Sum...
by Marc
30 Dec 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3614

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

My long range cruiser with small 2x 15l 'commuter panniers'. Build-up from a bare frame. https://etrike.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/the-blue-ice For longer tours it got 2x 25l and 2x 35l panniers, as well: https://etrike.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/ortlieb-x-press-pannier-conversion https://etrike.files.w...
by Marc
30 Dec 2018, 10:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Brompton Electric. Game changer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Grin Tech in Canada offers Bromton Pedelec conversion kits based on two small Cyctalyte direct drive hub motors: https://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/brompton-kit.html Since these are direct drive hub motors, they even sport regenerative braking with the included controller. The info page got nice ima...
by Marc
30 Dec 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Brompton Electric. Game changer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

With one of these for £200 and one of these £190 and the cost of rebuilding a wheel to the hubmotor, and a standard Brompton, you get something like this 'cept neater and lighter and 2-speed which is great for hills, and save around £1000. Nice idea! Shame it doesn't work. Bromton use 75mm wide fro...
by Marc
26 Dec 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 494
Views: 206917

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Nice trailer!

A couple of month ago, I've build a trailer with drum brakes for my trike:

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https://etrike.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/diy-trailer
by Marc
22 Oct 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 494
Views: 206917

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

[XAP]Bob wrote:Jealous

:D
I know the feeling.
by Marc
21 Oct 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 494
Views: 206917

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Picked-up a used Milan GT MkII yesterday. :) https://etrike.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/dscf0619.jpg The lighting system need's a complete redo, the drive train (36/57t chain rings, 9-speed, dual drive) has to go and it needs at least one big hole cut in its side to properly work on the derailleur. ...
by Marc
14 Sep 2018, 5:22am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 3521

Re: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes

The water cooling/water cleaning drum brakes do fine after 1 1/2 month and 1,902km in daily use. I didn't observe any of the issues raised so far. - if your sole difficulty is dust, you would be as well off just blowing compressed air in through the hole that you have drilled, once a week using a ga...
by Marc
14 Sep 2018, 5:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What is the lowest battery ah I can have with 750w Bafang mid drive ?
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: What is the lowest battery ah I can have with 750w Bafang mid drive ?

@Del15476: Stop right there! The most important part of any EV (especially ebikes) is its battery. If you are strapped for cash to buy a good battery, save more money and take the time to learn more about the topic. As a rule of thump, get a battery with high quality battery cells and enough capacit...
by Marc
3 Sep 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Trike wanted.

Hey Carl! Did you still have the old, broken, ICE cruciform laying around? I'm interested to buy it. Yes, and you can have it for nowt if you can collect it. I’m in Doncaster. Since I live in Germany, pick-up is no option. Sorry. Any chance you put it in a box and send it? I could ask Fedex/UPS/DHL...
by Marc
2 Sep 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Trike wanted.

Hey Carl!
Did you still have the old, broken, ICE cruciform laying around?
I'm interested to buy it.

Cheers
Marc
by Marc
2 Sep 2018, 7:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: advice sought choosing recumbent trike
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

The sprint is more reclined than the adventure - The seat of the ICE Adventure can be easily set-up as reclined as the seat of the ICE Sprint. You just have to remove the extra bracket ( https://shop.icletta.com/en/tt-adapter-ice.html ), at the upper seat mount of the Adventure, to recline the seat...
by Marc
1 Sep 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Hub Motor Not Working
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Front Hub Motor Not Working

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=53183&mode=view If you install a hub motor with the motor cable going up, water (rain, your washing) will go down the cable, find its way between cable and the hollow axle inside the motor. To prevent this, you always install the motor with the c...
by Marc
20 Aug 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 3521

Re: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes

brynpoeth wrote:Perhaps some ducts/intakes could be used to air cool the brakes (no moving parts, simpler?)
Or does water have better cooling properties?

Water has vastly better cooling properties than air. But like I wrote before, heat is not my problem. The the stuff that gets worn off the brake pads is.