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Old 09-02-2019, 07:42 AM   #291 (permalink)
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:54 AM   #292 (permalink)
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Do any of the cyclists on here use Strava? I'd be willing to link up with other Ecomodders, or we could even start our own Strava club.
Yes, just started with strava a week or two ago. My bicycle is a Trek Y3 with big touring tires. Unfortunately the freewheel is very draggy when freewheeling so it is in pieces right now, trying to see if I can either open it up or replace it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:53 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Despite the fact that NYS vehicle laws are not allowing home built motorized bikes I am seeing more 49er powered mountain bikes here. The Lime e-bikes are available but not everyone has the phone to use one.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:11 AM   #294 (permalink)
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Here's a few from todays "adventure" and also my bike storage space at the moment.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:05 PM   #295 (permalink)
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I am slowly working on a tail box for my 700C triple crank commuter bike. I am using 9 mm aluminum honeycomb for the bulkheads and spars. The front is angled to follow the contours of my back and the rear Kamm tail is 8 inches wide. Length is 18 inches at the base. The skin is hex mesh chicken wire bonded between 5 mil plastic. The nose is cut and bent from 4 mm Coroplast to resemble a motorcycle touring fairing.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:43 AM   #296 (permalink)
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The new Kamm Tailbox


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Old 03-12-2020, 02:19 AM   #297 (permalink)
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Finished my first build. 2019 Ragley Blue Pig with a 170mm travel fork and magura brakes. Long, low&slack. Headtube angle 63.
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I've got about 1/3 of the new shell installed on my trike:

I still need to mount the tail, turtledeck, hood, windscreen, roof, rear wheel cowling, fenders, suspension arm boots, and steering bar side boots, roll bar, among other pieces. With just the middle and front on this trike, the drag is about as good as the entire previous shell I had on it two years ago, and I find that encouraging.

I also have a Leafbike 1500W motor, Sempu 115mm torque sensing bottom bracket, Cycle Analyst v3.1, and other parts in my possession, with a Phaserunner controller on the way. I need to order the battery pack and charger still. I've built up a 26/39/53T crankset with 152mm crankarms and once I install the motor, I will be running a 34-11T 7sp cassette.

This thing is going to accelerate like a car, be able to reach highway speeds, and theoretically/possibly get 200 miles range at 30 mph and 150 miles range at 40 mph with a rider input of 125W using a 21S4P pack of Panasonic 21700s from a Tesla Model 3, all while staying under 100 lbs.
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:41 AM   #299 (permalink)
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What speed are the tires rated for?

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What speed are the tires rated for?
Bicycle tires are not speed rated.

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