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by tln
Oct 02 2019 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 119
Views: 3899

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Nathan and other X1 owners: how do you find the motor noise?
by tln
Jun 25 2019 5:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on ebike kit for 30 commute
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: Advice on ebike kit for 30 commute

BBSHD and BBS02 both work with normal frames, they are after-market and IIRC will both fit the same frames, pretty much. BBSHD will help keep you at 28mph better. On my setup, 28-30mph was the best I could get in a long straightaway with max pedalling effort. With taller gears and better road tires ...
by tln
Jun 25 2019 9:20am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 10,000mah 4S multistar pack deal
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: 10,000mah 4S multistar pack deal

HobbyKing.com was the source. However I don't see any in stock, so perhaps that product line has been discontinued.
by tln
Jun 19 2019 8:59pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 10,000mah 4S multistar pack deal
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: 10,000mah 4S multistar pack deal

If anyone wants to go in on a mini group buy DM me. I don't need 14!
by tln
May 23 2018 1:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: BBS02 Cake -- FS mid-drive build, v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Re: BBS02 Cake -- FS mid-drive build, v2

With how I ride, I can get about 25 miles from my 16ah battery, and 15 with my 10ah battery.

I've seen other people post BBS02 wh/mile numbers around 3x more efficient than that, so if long
rides are your concern, I'm sure you can do better than this.
by tln
May 11 2018 8:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: BBS02 Cake -- FS mid-drive build, v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Re: BBS02 Cake -- FS mid-drive build, v2

Yep, still in use! The battery mount has held up like a champ. I have had to buy a few pairs of replacement lipos, but that is pretty cheap. My BB was 68mm. Kit install was easy, I needed a bling ring to avoid the swingarm (the larger stock gear would have fouled). The motor has kept up very well. W...
by tln
Aug 03 2017 7:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Commuter suggestion BBSHD vs MAC
Replies: 41
Views: 4605

Re: Commuter suggestion BBSHD vs MAC

My commute is about 19 miles each way including mostly flat asphalt, about 2 miles of rough road and 2 bridges with some stiff climbs. I have ordered Diamondback 2017 Trace Mountain Bike to convert to ebike. Before deciding on building my own bike, I had bought a pre-built ebike with a hub motor. T...
by tln
May 27 2017 12:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: first build
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: first build

Nobody's saying that lipos aren't cheaper to buy; however, if you look at overall costs, the pendulum swings the other way. To use lipos, you need a lot of additional paraphernalia - chargers, balance boards, leads, connectors and monitoring system; then you include the cost of the lipos that you b...
by tln
May 27 2017 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Yet another BBS02 build, BeOne Nirvana 2.0
Replies: 16
Views: 5679

Re: Yet another BBS02 build, BeOne Nirvana 2.0

Awesome build! Is there a story behind the battery box side covers?

Looks lightweight, whats the final weight (without mud :) )
by tln
May 13 2017 12:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Folding 27.5+ wheel frame for 12s 1kw ebike
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Folding 27.5+ wheel frame for 12s 1kw ebike

Can't vouch for it, but it popped up during a search... http://www.lightinthebox.com/21-speeds-fat-bike-folding-bicicleta-wheels-26-frame-17-tire-4-0-lm-aluminium-alloy-black-hollow-rim-snow-bike_p5049454.html?currency=USD&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&sku=1_6916&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_med...
by tln
May 10 2017 5:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Folding 27.5+ wheel frame for 12s 1kw ebike
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Folding 27.5+ wheel frame for 12s 1kw ebike

A mid drive will handle that hill better than a hub motor. If you can stretch that part of the budget for a bbs02, I think you'll be happier. The multistars are a fine choice, I actually recently ordered an extra pair of 16ah 6s when it went on sale. Waiting for a sale is the worst part! For bbs02 y...
by tln
May 02 2017 8:45am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Calibike 30 lb ebike goes 30 mph w 30 mi range
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Calibike 30 lb ebike goes 30 mph w 30 mi range

Here is range test with real time video of power, speed and strava log https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/30c3-ebike-goes-range-test-rafe-husain [youtube]https://youtu.be/oBXx4zvNQhg[/youtube] PS: mod can u explain how to embed youtube video the full strava logs are in the article I don't see anything ...
by tln
May 01 2017 10:04pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Calibike 30 lb ebike goes 30 mph w 30 mi range
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Calibike 30 lb ebike goes 30 mph w 30 mi range

Rafe, I think this project has many compelling aspects. Congrats on putting yourself out there and creating something. I know a few people who prefer to commute on road bikes, and the idea of a 30 mph version at an attractive price might be super appealing. It seems like one of the main things pissi...
by tln
Apr 29 2017 11:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: At what wattage can 1200 wh of battery give me 60 mile range
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: At what wattage can 1200 wh of battery give me 60 mile r

Not sure you can or should use all 1200 Wh of your 1200 Wh battery... but using that number: 1200 wh / 60 mile range = 20 wh / mi. Seems doable. 500 watts / 20 wh / mi = 25mph. You need to keep you speed at 25 mph to achieve that range at 500 W continuous draw. 400 watts / 20 wh / mi = 20mph. This m...
by tln
Apr 27 2017 9:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help me with my first ebike purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 1397

Re: Help me with my first ebike purchase

I'm assuming caltrain or you would be looking for a small folder :) I'm also assuming you're commuting within the flat/pockmarked SOMA / downtown areas? I'd say that optimizing for weight is the only difficult constraint, you dont need mid drive or a big battery. It's pretty easy to build a nice ebi...
by tln
Apr 25 2017 2:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First timer, looking for advice on conversion.
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: First timer, looking for advice on conversion.

I think your choices look great. If it's really 3.4 miles round trip a mighty mini is fine. Those Hardcase batteries are nice though.

I'm near SF so if you need help PM me
by tln
Apr 09 2017 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for first ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 4162

Re: Recommendations for first ebike

My personal experience is buy quality or buy twice! That battery is not very powerful. Only 15A. Battery should be able to handle whatever your controller can draw. The battery I linked is 30A at least if Im reading it right Also you lose out on a nice case. Mounting that brick in a triangle could b...
by tln
Apr 07 2017 4:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for first ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 4162

Re: Recommendations for first ebike

I like this option. The 48v Panasonic 11.5ah Luna battery, what max speed/range could I expect paired with the 48v 1000w rear hub? This battery (and better bike) would raise my budget quite a bit, but may be worth it in the long run. You can figure that from wh/mile such as listed in this thread ht...
by tln
Apr 06 2017 9:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for first ebike
Replies: 58
Views: 4162

Re: Recommendations for first ebike

Pittsburgh is very hilly. My commute however, is flat (trail along river). I expect to take the bike 3 days a week, since I'll be home 1 day a week and we get a fair amount of rain. I would retire it during the winter months. Like you said I'll take the bus when it rains/gets cold. I do have some f...
by tln
Mar 25 2017 7:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3127

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

If you are switching to BBSHD, you might want to pay a little more for good brakes, as you are losing the regen braking of a DD hub.

Are you anticipating hills? Curious about your motor choice. Mid 30s is as much as I think you can expect

I'll second the used bike recommendation.

Good luck
by tln
Mar 19 2017 7:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best BBQ restaurant in SF area? (+ free meal offered)
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: best BBQ restaurant in SF area? (+ free meal offered)

If it was open right now I'd say Gorilla BBQ in Pacifica :) I have heard good things about Smoked Out BBQ food truck though and it is much much closer, I believe it's usually in San Jose
by tln
Sep 01 2016 2:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is an ebike for commuting and exercise reasonable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Is an ebike for commuting and exercise reasonable?

The top potential speed will depend on the motor choice, voltage, gearing and tire size. Then the top actual speed depends on how much power the system can deliver to push against wheel/air resistance. A mid-drive motor will go through the bike gears and give you a wider range of speeds. In my exper...
by tln
Sep 01 2016 12:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is an ebike for commuting and exercise reasonable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Is an ebike for commuting and exercise reasonable?

My commute is 18 miles each way. I average 28-31mph driving it in my car. I am (or was) in the same boat. 18.2 miles. Took a little over an hour as opposed to two+ without a motor helping. I was still sweaty though, maybe because I have some hills 1300 ft up 1600 ft down. Unfortunately an idiot mot...
by tln
Aug 22 2016 10:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Test My Framed Minnesota 3.0 BBSHD Build
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

Re: Pressure Test My Framed Minnesota 3.0 BBSHD Build

3. 52V 13.5+ AMPHRS + PF Shark Pack $565 Is this going to be enough power? Will it fit? Are there better options in a pack? I don't want a triangle bag just cuz I don't really like the look. Defs don't want a backpack or rear mount. . Sounds like an awesome bike waiting to happen! That battery will...