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    Pedalling resistance with a powerful motor

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/aero/formulas.html On my way to work I peak at 42 km/h, I am not pedalling but concentrating on negotiating a -15% gradient with a corner at the bottom. I guess if I tucked in and lay down on the bars I could top 50 km/h but I'm scared my tie might get caught...
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    Reccomendation for 20" front wheel conversion Hase Kettweisel Trike

    A front hub motor will work fine in the Netherlands, Belgium and a fair bit of Germany and northern France. When it isn't raining, or snowing... For the speed you want, a mid-drive motor is the way to go, if you want that kind of speed from a hub you need to muck about with overvolting, oil...
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    Error 06 on KT-controller

    I think I might have some water issues in my controller too except I get error 00. Now you can look for that error in the docs but it doesn't seem to exist... 06 being "Motor or controller has short circuit Abnormality" I don't get nutty Watt numbers I get strange speed readings as in I am...
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    Would you pay £30 to save 1kg?

    Hope it isn't like the bafang sellers, it took me days to find the G310.250... I agree I am one of many niche customers. I can get by with the stock standard motors used by the masses but I know motors more suited to my needs exist and I would like to be able to buy one. I don't have a solid...
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    Chain ring help

    You should try slicks :) I beat you, 67 km/h on my first pedelec. Haven't measured the speed of the trike yet but so close to the ground it feels even faster...
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    Would you pay £30 to save 1kg?

    My question was a bit ambiguous :) How much do I need one? And/or how much does it cost? Lace me a 1.7 kg rear hub cassette motor into a Halo SAS 26" rim with black Sapim Strong spokes and red nipples and it would be pretty close to rear wheel heaven... Two problems when compared to the...
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    Chain ring help

    46:11 @ 90 rpm is 48 km/h with Big Bens, on a really steep downhill you would probably spin out at over 60 km/h. All numbers with a 26" wheel.
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    Chain ring help

    How old/strong are you? I'm pretty strong but I can't pull 48:11 anymore (young had a 52 tooth). At cadence, downhill, I can manage 48:15 or if it is really, really steep 48:13, my cadence drops to 60 or below if I try 48:11. Now if I add a hub motor to the mix I can pedal all day at 48:17 =...
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    Q128H

    bafang use 15% difference between loaded and unloaded speed for their motors.
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    Road Legal 250W - wow never again

    Silly me here I was changing down a gear or two when I got to a hill... My "250W" hub will (well it used to when I was younger) climb 13.8% hills @ a steady 25 km/h. Plenty enough for me and very annoying for MAMILs. On 17% gradients it does slow to 18-19 km/h. The 250W mid motor is slower but...
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    Q128H

    45 km/h is 362 rpm with a 26" wheel https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16114
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    New Orbea Gains (2020 model?)

    There are some lycras that were getting in the wind of my trike last year when I was in top form. So even an old guy in baggy clothes can join the fun. When the motor is working properly I'll be able to tag along with the local cycling club I guess. They do a 70 km run up and back my flat...
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    New Orbea Gains (2020 model?)

    On the flat last year I averaged 32 km/h on the trike without a motor. I have been mucking about with a hub motor recently and unfit average 35km/h on the same run. Does that answer your question? ;)
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    For Sale HPVelo Spirit/Street Machine Recumbents

    Having been passed and left in the dust by 2 wheel recumbents I decided they weren't for me so I bought a trike... :rolleyes: Gaz, you are lying down (so comfortable) and downhill or on the flat you don't need a motor. There is a steepish learning curve and you will be looked upon as...