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by Raged
Feb 12 2019 11:39am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 16037

Re: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread

Just a short update here after some guys asked about my battery pack on ES Facebook page.

by Raged
Jan 07 2018 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Carbon cross bike conversion to ebike - bad idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Carbon cross bike conversion to ebike - bad idea?

Carbon Frames have thicker re-enforced BB moulding so the BB is typically thicker than 3mm which makes it real hard to fit a BBS mid-drive. http://en.cycloboost.com/media/guide/schema-moteur-bbs01.jpg That said, a BBS02 at 52V will get you 50km/h on a cross bike with a 48t Chainring as stated in my ...
by Raged
Dec 11 2017 7:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 16037

Re: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread

Hi Do you use any brake motor cut-off? I mean, when you brake, do the brakes actuation cut the power to the motor? If you did, could you comment, illustrate, tell us how you installed such a device? Thanks Robert I dont have brake sensors attached as the BBS02 is primarily for throttle assist as I ...
by Raged
Oct 19 2017 8:05pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: SOLD. (AUS) Bafang BBS02 750w - $400
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: (AUS) Bafang BBS02 750w - $400

how much without the battery?
by Raged
Sep 23 2017 8:10am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice requested - Minimal DD Cylcocross Build
Replies: 17
Views: 1557

Re: Advice requested - Minimal DD Cylcocross Build

Shark battery packs stand out and scream ebike fairly loudly. How much do you want the stealth look?
by Raged
Sep 19 2017 5:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3071

Re: Australian helmet laws

Everyone who bashes his helmet and screws it up seems to be convinced that it saved him from certain death. If that isn't confirmation bias, I don't know what is. The proof is in the populationwide data. They don't really help at all, on average. Whatever meager extra protection they provide is ful...
by Raged
Sep 18 2017 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Heated jacket for winter riding
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Heated jacket for winter riding

Just get a heated jacket? Runs off a couple of lipo or a buck converter off your battery pack.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear
by Raged
Sep 18 2017 12:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3071

Re: Australian helmet laws

In Australia we do not have free gov healthcare, we have socialised healthcare. We all pay for it every time we get paid, or buy anything. And even then, its not 'free' in that regard, as there are numerous expenses not covered by medicare (MRI is a common one). The gov doesn't pay for it, they man...
by Raged
Sep 16 2017 6:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3071

Re: Australian helmet laws

Society/government wear the burden of additional medical costs when you do stack without a helmet though. Hospital stays/surgeons/MRI scans etc cost 10's of thousands which the government/tax payer needs to fork out if you do the wrong thing and injure yourself permanently. In Australia where we hav...
by Raged
Sep 14 2017 9:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Australian helmet laws, edit (survey results )
Replies: 47
Views: 3071

Re: Australian helmet laws

As someone who has been doored twice and come off at speed ( 45km/h )... Wear a helmet. Better than leaving half your scalp on the road. All times, my helmet has saved my noggin tremendously.

And here's a permanent reminder of how shit can turn bad really fast.

by Raged
Sep 08 2017 4:49am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 16037

Re: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread

5.8*25/4 = 36.25Amps continuous so I wont stress the battery which is connected to a 30A BMS anyway. With the MAC10T I needed 2P for 40-60A pulls, thus larger battery space required and a bigger metal box in frame. I'm currently (very slowly) building up a big 14s10p 18650 pack to go in the frame o...
by Raged
Aug 15 2017 3:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear bike light too bright.
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Rear bike light too bright.

I use raypal comet lights from ebay which are bright and give a good flood. They're knock off of a moon comet. (I do also have a real moon comet), and the only difference is that the original has a longer lasting battery. When the original raypal battery dies, I'll just pop in the latest 18650. And ...
by Raged
Jul 07 2017 5:10am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best bike frame for ~55kmh
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Best bike frame for ~55kmh

If you're a big guy, try out some 29ers. I still think they're the best for all terrain and fast road bike feel (eg. gravel bike on roids for 1/2 the price). They combine MTB robustness with road bike speed/feel. (I'm biased as all my ebikes are based 29ers and all do 55km/h). You need about 1-1.5kw...
by Raged
May 30 2017 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Planning my first build, lightweight + 1000W double-torque
Replies: 48
Views: 2935

Re: Planning my first build, lightweight + 1000W double-torq

Check out my BBS02 Cube cyclocross build (29er/700c rims with disc brakes). Easily do 15miles on a 52v 5800mAh lipo pack and weigh about 40lbs To hit the 32mph speed you need a 48t chainring or bigger without spinning like mad and if you want the BBS02 to keep pushing past 35mph, change the wheel di...
by Raged
May 27 2017 10:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buying BBS02 parts off craigslist
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Buying BBS02 parts off craigslist

If I recall correctly, when you test the components off the bike... the system will work with throttle input, but may show an error code on the display meaning something like "no signal from speed sensor" -- i.e., the little magnet that mounts on the spokes isn't passing by the signal pickup and ge...
by Raged
May 27 2017 10:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on hybrid donor bike for BBSHD
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Advice on hybrid donor bike for BBSHD

Since you're so tall, I'd look at a 29er so you can also fit fairly big tires on it. At least 2" wide to handle the extra weight and a MTB frame is just more durable for higher speed ( and knocks ).
by Raged
May 15 2017 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike Weight....
Replies: 25
Views: 2577

Re: Ebike Weight....

As others have said, it's all about use. My CX 29er dropbar bike is about 41lbs because I sometimes need to lift it over stuff like fences and logs. It will still do 32mph and have a good range with a bit of peddling. If it was just a commuter with flat roads then it doesnt really matter as much as ...
by Raged
Apr 28 2017 4:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 7342

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

People who do *stuff* and learn to solve problems generally stop being poor. +1 Quote of the month :D A lot, probably most, of the people I know spend more attention on reducing their needs than on increasing their incomes. We see folks with lots of money all the time, living terrible lives that no...
by Raged
Apr 28 2017 3:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 29er front suspension forks suggestions.
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 29er front suspension forks suggestions.

I have thought about doing that on my MTB that I ride on the street because it has a heavy hub motor. But Who has both Cheap, and Quality Rigid Carbon Disc Forks ? I have seen enough youtube videos on the ones that break. B.T.W. ( I bought a Cyclocross Carbon Rigid Disc Fork from Nashbar.com , but ...
by Raged
Apr 28 2017 12:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for some advice on a conversion kit.
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Looking for some advice on a conversion kit.

I wouldn’t say I’m not interested in using RC LiPos, I just don’t know yet due to not fully understanding the LiPo vs 18650 vs LiFe pros and cons with it comes to battery management in an e-bike application. I am very familiar with using Lipos from my RC background, at least up to 8s packs. But do ...
by Raged
Apr 28 2017 12:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 7342

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

If you have the motivation to go out and spend at least $500 of hard earned as well as spend "countless" hours researching and refining your ebike to get the best bang for buck safely... you wont be poor for long. The DIY attitude with custom bikes is the difference between someone who looks and dre...
by Raged
Apr 28 2017 12:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 29er front suspension forks suggestions.
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 29er front suspension forks suggestions.

I don't need heavy trail ride suggestions. It's a hard tail, and it rarely goes on dirt. Looking for sub 200 USD shock, closer to 150 preferred. Also looking for shipping within the U.S.. Amazon just has a poor selection of 29er forks with reviews and shipping from the U.S. I use chainreaction and ...
by Raged
Apr 26 2017 8:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cyclocross ebike project
Replies: 32
Views: 2887

Re: cyclocross ebike project

FWIW, those skinny road bike tires (good ones) have the best tarmac cornering grip and stopping grip available out of any type of bicycle tire. They have the most development, most exotic compounds and road bikes actually corner at speed on tarmac unlike basically any other type of bicycle around. ...
by Raged
Apr 23 2017 6:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My New Frame build (finished)
Replies: 35
Views: 2572

Re: My New Frame

Controllers should sit outside because they get hot without airflow. I did run a 12FET controller in a saddle bag for a year, but it's not that advisable. You also need to add heaps of padding to the batteries because they dont like being thrown around next to a hard surface. I cut up a $4 yoga mat ...