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by StuRat
Sep 26 2018 8:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

I would take 'at the wheel' to encompass the controller, the parameters, the gearing, etc. The whole system, not just the survival temperature of the motor windings. It makes far more sense. Plus the fact it states dyno testing really does imply the power is measured at the tyres contact point. So w...
by StuRat
Sep 26 2018 6:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

G'day Sunder,

I just tried to download the standard. They want 300 Swiss francs, which is 421 Aussie dollars!

But, the NSW law states 250w 'at the wheel', which has little to do with the physical motor itself.
by StuRat
Sep 26 2018 5:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

So a 250W continuous is what you are hanging your hat on. Yes that's right. I'm hanging my hat on their wording, and of course my interpretation of it, which is how law works, ask any lawyer. Nothing is black n white, and yes this is certainly grey. On what degree of slope, for how long, in what wi...
by StuRat
Sep 25 2018 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

Manufacturer = me If I were presented with that, as an officer who really cared to enforce the law, I wouldn't buy it. Their system appears to be "take the manufacturer's word for it", understandably as the alternative would be rather unmanageable. That can only work with manufacturers who have som...
by StuRat
Sep 25 2018 9:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

Apology accepted :mrgreen: I had read justins rant many times. I think the wording of the law addresses most of it. 250w continuous power at the rear wheel... nothing to do with 'rated' watts, and nothing to do with overheating. Peak power limit is not stated and ' very short periods of time ' is su...
by StuRat
Sep 25 2018 7:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Street-Legal BBSHD (in '250w' australia)

I have just built up a Surly Troll with a BBSHD that I believe conforms to all the EN15194 rules that Australia uses. These are the official wordings from the NSW state government in Australia To comply with EN 15194: • The motor must be electric • The maximum continuous power output of the motor ca...
by StuRat
Aug 10 2018 5:01am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

No french-speaking girl would ever marry a man that cannot.
But I'd say it came easy. The French. It's second language in canada.


What happened to the bike??
by StuRat
Jun 25 2018 2:12am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: 2nd Half Plans

So why would two award candidates such as Eric and Stephane take that route ? Mr and Mrs Grin are heading on a different route to Eric and Stephane. If you zoom in on the map you'll see. God knows which turns who takes? Did the riders submit planned routes?? Can we see them?? I can't wait to get ba...
by StuRat
Jun 24 2018 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Just over 1000kms! :mrgreen: woohoo! Where's guiness book when you need them? Maybe they'll be in iran??

They have company too!
In that video, Justin did say there were 3 teams taking the southern-most route.
by StuRat
Jun 24 2018 3:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Its a rather strange style... Participate in a race without even the intention to get to the goal? That's not really participating. .. Maybe the organizers were happy enough to oblige because it is another starting fee without even the cost of the return shipping of the vehicle (which is probably t...
by StuRat
Jun 23 2018 4:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

I suppose it was always on the cards... Team Grin have left the southern route to go further south. Looks like they won't be seeing any other riders for a long time.

Who'd have thought Justin would follow everyone else? Nobody.

Just them and their adventure, I like their style.
by StuRat
Jun 21 2018 5:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Anyone know how to integrate an altitude graph to the live map so we can see what the terrain is like?
by StuRat
Jun 20 2018 6:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

They will be in first place soon... those three bikes in front of them are going the wrong way! :mrgreen:
by StuRat
Jun 20 2018 5:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Not sure if this link was posted or not. It wasn't an obvious find from the Sun Trip website. http://race.thesuntrip.com/en/ That live map is awesome! Looks like they are in fourth place within the group taking the southern route. Are you camping Justin? Or hostels? Looks like you're in a park for ...
by StuRat
Jun 20 2018 6:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

If you two are still engaged after a month of this, then your marriage will survive anything!!
by StuRat
May 30 2018 5:40am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

justin_le wrote:
May 30 2018 3:58am
a material that's tougher against abrasion.
Maybe just some sacrificial telfon tape
by StuRat
May 02 2018 5:12am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 57222

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Love your work Justin.

This is so cool!

Have you tried it by youself? Might be marketable as a pedicab or ubercycle! Ha!
by StuRat
Apr 27 2018 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7581
Views: 788705

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I was thinking about making a TSDZ info summary thread, maybe it can be locked, and keep all the useful data that is confirmed for everyone's reference... What do you all think? Brilliant! Trawling through threads full of opinions and mis-information is getting particularly annoying. Keep it scient...
by StuRat
Mar 25 2018 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: 2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff

Thanks motomech, I like that dual throttle setup, it's easy to imagine how well it would work.
by StuRat
Mar 23 2018 3:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: 2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff

Thanks for that. I just fell down a rabbithole of threads!
Man there is a lot of information on here, just a matter of sorting through it. The search function instructions about using + seems to not work??
by StuRat
Mar 15 2018 8:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: stromer st1 lock cylinder replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: stromer st1 lock cylinder replacement?

Hi electrcifun, I'm a locksmith, i had a look on youtube at the locking function, does the key just unlock the button on the other side? ie doesn't interface to the actual battery? It just looks like an ordinary camlock, probably with a special cam on the end of it. I'd take it out and take it to a ...
by StuRat
Mar 15 2018 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff
Replies: 5
Views: 987

2WD - Front hub plus mid drive to rohloff

That's my plan anyway. And I already have the rohloff, so a middrive makes sense there. Both to be 250w legal (australia) so if I get caught with both at least I can make 2x legal bikes and haven't blown my cash. Probably the Bafang G01 front hub. Either TSDZ or BBS01 mid drive. Will the CA (cycle a...