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by anachrocomputer
Sat May 24, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any one know anything about Ecomoped or Sakura ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4713

The Ecomoped claims to have a 1500W motor, so it's too big to be classed as an "assisted pedal cycle". That means, you'll need a tax disc, registration, insurance, a bike licence and a helmet. The tax disc would be free, of course. The Sakuras (at least, the ones that I've seen) are 250W a...
by anachrocomputer
Fri May 16, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 19151

I should explain a bit more about the lithium-ion cell. The oil-like fluid that we drained out was not an electrolyte, and the "plates" that you can see are not the actual working parts of the cell. I think the oil was either an electrical insulator, a heat conductor, or a way to keep wate...
by anachrocomputer
Fri May 09, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: City El
Topic: Upgrades wish-list
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

OK -- how about a dashboard with integral GPS, CD/MP3 player, cruise control and ultrasonic parking assist? Then there's stuff like electric mirrors, a rear view mirror that dims when a following car has its lights on, indicator lights in the wing mirrors and a puddle light that comes on when you op...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Th!nk Show and tell, Bristol
Replies: 17
Views: 13801

I'd like to see the new Think car -- and I spoke to someone at the IET meeting today who was also keen on it, so there may be interest from others in the Bristol area. We'd need to make sure it was publicised properly.
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BEVoB Meeting, May 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 11960

BEVoB Meeting, May 2008

Just for a change, we held the May meeting of the Battery Electric Vehicles of Bristol (BVS south-west branch) at the pub in Stoke Gifford: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604921245231/ Chris Faulkener brought along his electric bike conversion, Nikki drove in with her City-El...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trabant EV Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 13174

Trabant EV Conversion

Yes, it's another Bristol EV photo-story, this time the conversion of an East German Trabant to electric power. It's a 120V system, with lead-acid batteries (six in the front, four in the back):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604747849759/
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 19151

Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings

A couple of photo-sets that show the kind of crazy things that we do in Bristol -- just for fun, of course! Firstly, we have some shots of Russ and Nikki fitting new wheel bearings in a City-El: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604028399531/ And now one that's a whole lot more ...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: City El
Topic: El of a return
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Glad that we were able to fix it! The faulty part that I replaced, just in case anyone was wondering, was a surge-protection diode. The original had shorted and was blowing fuses.
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: City El
Topic: Upgrades wish-list
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Um, how about two wheels at the front, one at the back? Asking a bit much, I suppose...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: City El
Topic: Does anyone own a City El?
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Yes! I've got one! Mine was imported from Germany, and is an older model (actually built as a Mini-El).

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