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by stodd
31 Mar 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Raleigh motus 400 watt battery
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Raleigh motus 400 watt battery

The thing that will increase range most is to keep it in eco wherever you can; that will usually give 70% or so extra range over tour according to the assistant.

Eco means you do 2/3 work and it does 1/3: tour means the work is split 1/2 each.

Enjoy your rides when the better weather comes.
by stodd
30 Mar 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Raleigh motus 400 watt battery
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Raleigh motus 400 watt battery

The advertised range is 'up to' in ideal conditions. And the difference between 'up to' figures and real figures is much greater than you might expect. Responsible advertising does not push this 'up to' figure. If you look on https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/range-assistant/ you will see how d...
by stodd
30 Mar 2020, 11:45am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: DIY ebike build- waterproofing?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: DIY ebike build- waterproofing?

Throttle is often a weak spot for water, also the LCD. I've seen mention of heat shrink tubing over vulnerable joints. Regular shrink wrap can help a tiny bit, but can also collect water and make things worse if not very carefully applied. You'll get lots more hands-on advice at https://www.pedelecs...
by stodd
27 Mar 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Tuning a merida e160 9000
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Tuning a merida e160 9000

Have you checked that its all working as designed and that the firmware is all up to date? A quality ebike should have progressive reduction in assistance around 15.5mph with no serious kicking in and out such as you describe. I usually go slower than that (different age, different type of bike, Mot...
by stodd
24 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New e-bike : Basis Beacon : problems encountered
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: New e-bike : Basis Beacon : problems encountered

I just re-registered (different id) using 'pedelec' ... after failing a few times with 'pedalec'. I wouldn't bother to follow up on the confirmation email; but should work for you with luck. (For the technical I checked the code for the form: pattern="^pedelec|Pedelec|Pedelecs|pedelecs$") ...
by stodd
23 Mar 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New e-bike : Basis Beacon : problems encountered
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Remotely interested...

You should say what sort of bike; and the exact issues/symptoms. The major problem is probably there, even if E Bikes Direct have been poor on chasing up the issues for you. If you post a question on https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums/electric-bike-general-discussion.2/ giving details of the bi...
by stodd
18 Mar 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Legs with different strengths
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Legs with different strengths

As you'll see from other posts here, and lots on the pedalecs forum, Woosh are very highly rated for customer service (both pre and post sale). They'll give good advice as to the best bike for your needs and won't try to push something unsuitable just to get a sale. Unless you live near Southend you...
by stodd
18 Mar 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Legs with different strengths
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Legs with different strengths

I'd certainly agree with kwackers for road and relatively sedate offroad riding. I'm not sure it there are any cadence sensor bikes in that price range for more adventurous cycling which most Haibikes seem to target. It might be worth looking at Woosh RIO; https://wooshbikes.co.uk/?rio-mtb. May be s...
by stodd
15 Mar 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikemotion X35 range
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Ebikemotion X35 range

You can get an idea using https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/range-assistant/ Designed for estimating with Bosch motors/batteries, but the differences between different bike types will be pretty much the same. With lots of settings left at default a difference of 37 miles (hub gears) to 41 (dera...
by stodd
13 Mar 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: is there such a thing as a small, discreet, lightweight speed controller
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: is there such a thing as a small, discreet, lightweight speed controller

Looks a neat and potent (if completely illegal) unit. They themselves advertise 40 amp 48-72v Sinewave Tiny Controller $25.00 at https://lunacycle.com/luna-deluxe-mini-cyclone-kit/ (presumably the $25 is if ordered with the unit instead of the standard controller). It's going to need a pretty hefty ...
by stodd
13 Mar 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Get me, my child and 4 bottles of beer up a mountain...
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Get me, my child and 4 bottles of beer up a mountain...

She's probably going for the BBS01, which matches what you suggest. See the extensive parallel thread at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/getting-me-my-child-and-4-bottles-of-beer-up-a-mountain.36904/ (I'm sure she'd welcome any suggestions of cheap ways of get it shipped with battery to Tur...
by stodd
12 Mar 2020, 9:38am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Get me, my child and 4 bottles of beer up a mountain...
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Get me, my child and 4 bottles of beer up a mountain...

Beware the cheap nominally high power motor kits. They are mostly direct drive, fast on the flat, very bad at hills, require a very potent battery, and are very inefficient. It may be the 250w one you tried was wired more for speed than torque; there may be suitable ones. (See woosh's reply on your ...
by stodd
6 Mar 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Aston Martin E Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Aston Martin E Bike

Makes a Gtech look sensible.
by stodd
5 Mar 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What 18650 batteries for your battery pack?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: What 18650 batteries for your battery pack?

The TSDZ2 can probably draw 600w or even more peak in either the 250w or 350w versions. The nominal rating is for continuous use over a period of hours. Looking at https://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html does not have the TSDZ2, but the BBS02 is shown as max output 500w for battery draw over 700w...
by stodd
3 Mar 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What 18650 batteries for your battery pack?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: What 18650 batteries for your battery pack?

hmm - I made a post and it has disappeared, so repeating. Another thing to consider on batteries is number of discharge cycles. The reference you want is probably Jimmy at https://bga-reworking.co.uk/product-category/all-products/e-bike-batteries/ I've never used him but everyone who has seems enthu...