Finally, Anne-Sophie successfully made it to Santiago, Chile, concluding her 4600 km solo unicycle ride up South America with only a few bumps and bruises. We've been happy to have her back and overseeing the active unicycle corner of our shop and many other behind the scenes operations.
We've managed a work-around strategy for dealing with controller mosfets and now have the 25A and 30A controllers in stock again, and the 20 and 40A coming shortly. All of our controllers now work both sensored and sensorless, and have a jumper cable to select between two levels of regen intensity depending on what you or your batteries want. Not only that, they will automatically map the hall sensors so that there is no need to mess around via trial and error to figure out the correct pinout with a given motor. The full details will soon be explained on the controller store page.
One final project that Adam finished just before his departure is a cute but thorough introductory guide to ebike conversions. Our website generally assumes some level of technical background or previous familiarity with electric bicycle hardware, so this guide offers a non-intimedating way to get acquainted with the very basics. We hope that people appreciate this nice parting gift from Adam.
In part because of the stock situation, we've decided this will be a good time to do some serious renovation work at the shop, starting this coming labour day long weekend until Sept 8th. During this time both the online and physical stores will be closed, and our phone line may be disconnected. We will try our best to handle any urgent issues over email, and thank you in advance for your patience.
As a result of supply shortages and customs difficulties with performance mosfets, our summer production batch of infineon motor controllers was unfortunately set back by almost 2 months. That leaves us now out of stock on all the controller models, and until the new batch arrives sometime in September we won't be able to supply Nine Continent or Crystalyte conversion kits either. Sorry about that. We're also only down to only front 26" eZee kits, and front Crystalyte kits. New sea shipments from both eZee and Crystalyte are expected in late Sept / early Oct.
We promise this will be the last Stokemonkey update until we actually announce universal availability,,, the last 10% always takes the longest time. BUT, for those who have been waiting patiently the news is good. Our updated bracket design works with the right side freewheeling drives as well as the classic stokemonkey configuration for driving the cranks. And, for those classic style stokemonkey builds, we’ve produced an updated clampset that fits tubes from 3/4" up to 1.75" in diameter, accommodating a wider range of frame types without shims or adapters.