Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Batch of Controllers

I picked up an assortment of dead and working electric bike controllers over the last week. They are a little bit of everything.

A Lyen 9 FET mini-monster controller.
A 12 FET Infineon controller
A 15 FET Infineon controller
A 12 FET Crystalyte sensorless controller

Then another couple of controllers showed up on Endless-sphere.com.

A 12 FET 36-48V 30A controller
A 12 FET 48-84V 35A controller

These are supposedly sensored/sensorless which would be very handy!

Pix below. Can you spot which one is which?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cycle Analyst Data Analogger with GPS

I bought a Cycle Analyst Data Analogger with GPS on eBay a while back. The unit came with a High Current Cycle Analyst which I really didn't need. I sold the CA-HC and kept the CA-LOG_GPS.

Can't wait to connect it to the bike and take some tests with it! The unit is amazingly small. It's only 80 x 40 x 19mm or 3.15 x 1.6 x 0.75"! It's about the size of a deck of cards that have been cut in half down the middle. It comes with all the cables and also a 1GB microSD memory card.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Getting ready for spring!

With the possibility of warm temperatures tomorrow, I quickly charged up the Tidalforce iO Cruiser's batteries to prepare for a nice ride. I also quickly put some old wheels on the Tidalforce iO step-through in order to take it to the LBS (local bike shop) tomorrow for a fitting of a rear brake line, a rear derailleur cable and perhaps a tube and tires for the rear wheel!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Park Tool TS-8 Truing Stand

I borrowed a neighbor's Park Tool truing stand a while back and needed to return it. I've missed it ever since! I decided to buy one ASAP. This is not the TS-2 model that he had but it's very basic and seems well built and very accurate. I need to add a piece of plywood to the base in order to balance better but in all other respects, it seems to do the job.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Crystalyte 12 FET 24-74V analog controller

I can use another controller for my Wavecrest Tidalforce S-750C bike with the HS3540 motor. The analog controller is a bit old fashioned and I really don't know what the difference is between an analog and digital controllers but I grabbed an inexpensive one from eBay this morning. I particularly like Crystalyte controllers because they have On/Off switches. Very handy!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Folding pedals

With the plethora of ebikes in my stable, I have a hard time moving them around and having them fit in as little space as possible. One easy way to gain just a bit more space and to make moving them around easier is to remove the fixed pedals from my bikes and replace them with folding pedals.

Each pair will save about 4 inches (roughly 10CM). It doesn't sound like much but with multiple bikes, it adds up quickly. The best part is that they slip past each other with less snagging of the pedals! These are particularly nice since they flip up or down without having to press any releases. They have pop into the pedaling position with a strong spring which helps the impression that they will stay open.