For about a day or two I have a quite big wobbling problem coming from my rear wheel. It was barely noticeable, but got worse to the point where my wheel is touching the frame when I'm turning left or right, and I can feel the bike wobbling when I'm riding. I should mention that I added an extra seat at the back, and I'm using it daily to bring my girlfriend and myself to work (which I'm not doing anymore since this issue obviously). So far, I have tried to tighten the wheel as much as I could with my 18mm wrench, but that didn't change anything really.
Do you have any idea:
- What the problem actually is ?
- What replacement parts will I need to fix that ?
Since the motor seems to be fairly well integrated to the wheel axis, does that mean I might have to buy a new motor if let's say the axis is bended or something like this ? Is it worth bringing the bike to a bike shop regarding how particular this one is ?
Thanks in advance for you answers !
Sondors in Puerto Vallarta
Hola Sondors community!
Here I am in sunny Puerto Vallarta, waiting for my next visitor to bring me my brand-new bike. There's been a delay as I did not realize that the Airlines would not transport the bicycle with the battery. When I when I arrived however, they took the bike in, checked me in and put me on the flight. I didn't find out that my Sondors Custom Aluminium would not be joining me on the flight until after the doors of the airplane had already been shut. Imagine you are a kid coming downstairs on December 25th, to find out your parents converted to Russian Orthodox and Christmas is on January 7th now. Times five.
Rather than shipping the current battery from California to Puerto Vallarta, I have decided to just order an upgraded battery and controller and have those shipped by the seller. Now, my next question has to be, what battery will best compliment my upgrade needs? I live on a hill about five blocks from the beach and need to get up that hill at the end of each ride. I'm in the Old Town part of PV, which adds cobblestones to the mix, which I'm hoping the fat tires will mitigate. I'm thinking I will want to upgrade the rear hub motor to a 750, any suggestion as to which battery I should order with that in mind? Since much of my riding is on cobblestones, will I need upgraded forks?
I'm grateful to have this great forum and to now be a member of the Sondors community. As soon as both battery and bike make it here, I will get some drone footage of the Sondors on the Beach.
By Josh Wardell
Brake light system
I completed my prototype brake light system a few weeks ago and just made a quick video demonstrating it. I'm curious if others would be interested in a polished version of this:
I'm using real Higo connectors so it is plug and play into the brake wires without modification.
My prototype uses a separate 12v converter (I will also be powering a horn) but I will design it to be powered directly from any battery 30-60v.
The tail light has a solid low light with occasional blink when powered, and goes to full brightness when either brake handle is pulled.
I made my own light and bracket from bright waterproof LED strips, but I would probably bundle this with a real reflector light made for automotive use.
Would anyone have an interest in this if I were to design a board and make a dozen or two of these? Any opinions or changes?
Also, I tapped into the battery wires, I'm not sure I can make the battery plug and play because I believe the connector is different depending on fat or thin or 3rd party batteries, can someone confirm that? Or I could make a plug & play Y adapter for fat.