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Offline Wolvenar

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Re: New member
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, 07:33:30 PM »
As one that did not do much on FL, I guess I am not aware of these projects, so.. What is your PedGen project?
Can you repost your work in a new topic, or at least link me up?
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Re: New member
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 11:17:42 PM »
Took a lousy dim blurred pic of my PedGen....will take a couple pics of my
newest PedGen tomorrow and post an update  past my bedtime for now....
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Re: New member
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 09:56:10 AM »
1st photo

This is the PedGen as the latest version, I plan on putting small roller
wheels on front so when I grab that back support ( which also serves as
a handle and I can roll it around....a spring gets attached to the middle of
the board in back, up to the brace at top to positively engage the ECM's
red scooter wheel to the solid rubber tire.
2nd photo

This is the solid rubber tire that I was talking about, about 11 inches
in diameter, no coaster brake, the overall ratio from the crankshaft
pedals to the ECM is about 1:7....so a leisurely pedaling at 45 RPM spins
the ECM at about 300 rpm.
This gives me 1 watt/hr. for every 2 minutes of pedaling
this would be an average rate of 30 watts, I have been able
to hit a maximum of 95 watts ...but only for about a minute....one
of these days I plan to add a flywheel (disk brake rotor, they make
nice flywheels)
3rd photo

Here is the ECM probably capable of 300 watts, or maybe
much, much more.

One of Ghurd's products altho I don't know if he sells them.

I have a Shwinn digital bike speedometer hooked to this wheel,
I 'travel' at about 3.5 mph....If this was a bike a person walking
would be able to keep up with me and for 50 watt/hrs. I travel
the equivalant of 5 miles a day for a person walking ....total of
100 minutes....150 miles a month. I've been doing this for a few
years now used to weigh 228 lbs down to 190 trying for 175,
great for diabetics like me.....a motivation to eat less and exercise
more....a great satisfying feeling!

I didn't realise that I'm in better shape than most of my relatives.

.............."Here try it out"

( after about a minute or two...."Whew....that's enough for me ! ")

Well that's it for now.....it was easier for me to post this than to
look for my previous posting in that 'other' forum.

Norm.


 


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Re: New member
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 09:37:14 AM »





As a quick example of what pedaling on my PedGen:
Last night glucose level 152
This morning 154
Had breakfast took 2 pills for diabetes (which will just offset
what I had for breakfast)
Pedaled my PedGen for 50 minutes total but 2 hrs. counting
the time spent switching batteries and on computer.
So for a total time workout of 50 minutes
and my glucose level is now 114.
So you can see pedaling does help.
I try to pedal 50 watt/hrs a day.
which takes a total time pedaling of about 100 minutes.
You can see what I do every day at....

http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/green_virtual_gym.html
also shows what I have done since I started there and how much I
have pedaled this month.
Norm.




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Re: New member
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 03:30:06 PM »
Neat site concept!!  Would be a good thing for us chubby Americans to have really catch on. ;D
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Re: New member
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 10:54:05 PM »
  As far as I'm concerned you're welcome to join us....based on Dave's
approval and when you have a PedGen.
Norm.