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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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Electric Bikes – wear, tear and repair – Bafang CST Hub Motor strip down

Following on from the last post, the new gears arrived, and at the weekend I stripped down the Bafang CST Hub motor and replaced the planetary gears. There, that was easy wasn’t it? OK, for my own satisfaction and to

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Electric Bikes – wear and tear

So with over 5000kms on the clock, all of which carrying a 100kg bloke with an aggressive streak when it comes to riding, my electric motor is starting to sound a little clunky, literally. It started when I was testing

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