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Electric Bikes – the trailer

As I mentioned in my previous post, we have decided to acquire a trailer to tow behind our bikes. I bid and won on an article on Trade Me, but the seller took 6 days to respond to my 3

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Electric Bikes – some extra kms

After a week of commuting (well 4 days of it) in a mixed bag of weather, the weekend was actually quite pleasant. On Saturday morning, Lynn was at work, and while I had a stack of stuff to do at

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Electric bikes – a mixed mode holiday.

After nearly two years of using our electric bikes almost entirely for commuting, I decided it was time to use them for what I intended them for – riding for fun and pleasure. We normally take some sort of break

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Electric Bikes – 6000km in two years

On the 22nd Jun 2016, the odometer on the bike clicked over to 6000km. Just one day short of 2 years since the first commuter ride on the bikes. We weren’t commuting at the time, in fact we were on

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Arduino – multi cell battery voltmeter progress

As reported in the last post on this topic, I soldered headers onto the two 16 channel MUX and started testing. Since then I have spent a bit more time trying to get it all to work. The major change

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Electric Bikes – two years and still going

This morning I rode into my third year of using my electric bike. Just another commute to the shop, but still great fun. The first ride was on 6th June 2014, to the coffee cart and back, and the first

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Arduino – voltage drop

I started working again on the multicell voltmeter, I soldered some header pins onto the two 16 channel multiplexers, and plugged them into a breadboard with arduino. Some basic testing proved that my optimism was completely unfounded. So using best

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Electric Bikes – Cheetah not a cheater

I have noticed a few threads on forums and an article or two on Electric Bike Report about electric bikes and cheating. There has been many tedious pages of people justifying their use of electric bikes, all very true and

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Electric bikes – random odometer reading

Riding into work this morning, I randomly pressed the mode button on my cycle computer, from Trip to Odometer, and it read 5555.5 kilometres! Couldn’t photograph it, as I was doing 30kph at the time. The motor has settle down

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Electric Bikes – blogging

I have had one or two people comment on this blog, possibly the total audience, who knows? Electric bike riders seem to enjoy blogging, some about the build, some about the riding. Obviously I like to do both, but my

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