bachmaninoff wrote:Wow, I figured a mid-drive system would be complicated to setup.
bachmaninoff wrote:Just got an email from BMS battery with tracking info, according to FEDEX should be here by cob June 11th. Seems pretty optimistic!
And I'll still need to lace the motor into the wheel...
The wife expressed interest in getting a hub motor, so maybe I could outfit her's with this one... Perhaps I should go with the BMC/MAC after all?
bachmaninoff wrote:I won't be using a cassette, it's a freewheel - which just came in today from ComCycle USA! It's a DNP Epoch 9 speed freewheel. Matches the spacing of my existing cassette. Appears to be 43mm wide, and since I won't be running disc brakes on the rear, I should have some room to play with. If not, I'll just cold set the frame to accommodate it.
bachmaninoff wrote:Yeah, I think I understand what you're saying about going with the 7 speed. I won't always be using the motor though, guess I should have said that before. Well it's not installed on anything yet, hasn't even arrived. Not too late to do something different! I do just want to see how it is prior to going another route though...
I won't always be using the motor though, guess I should have said that before.
motomech wrote:Yeah, we've heard that before too. That attitude will last...maybe a week
bachmaninoff wrote: The wheel was not prebuilt, which I was not expecting, so again, no big deal.
amberwolf wrote:I'm not terribly surprised that they've gotten so cheap they don't even *try* to build the wheel, though, since at least half the time they're laced wrong anyway.
bachmaninoff wrote:Acquired the BikeE. Sadly will have to let the E-Mongoose go. Details here:
Chalo wrote:Yikes. Have you tried a real bike yet? Like, not a department store abomination and not an ill-handling recumbent accident-in-happening? You might be surprised at how much better the experience can be.
bachmaninoff wrote:Chalo wrote:Yikes. Have you tried a real bike yet? Like, not a department store abomination and not an ill-handling recumbent accident-in-happening? You might be surprised at how much better the experience can be.
Haha, yeah... I had a KHS "Club 900" Japanese model and a MASI Alure road bike and they were definitely better bikes, but my nether regions would still get numb (like totally without feeling, then tingly) after 30 minutes of riding. Since it'd take me just over an hour for a one-way commute, I decided that work was not worth my tingly parts becoming degraded.
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