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by 2old
Jun 15 2019 11:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD Build with GX Eagle 1x12?
Replies: 20
Views: 729

Re: BBSHD Build with GX Eagle 1x12?

The BBS02 was for 68 mm bottom bracket (BB) (or 73 mm with no lock ring) so it wasn't possible for me to space out the motor without really impairing the chainline and exacerbating the symmetry problem. Probably you can overcome the motor hitting frame situation with a 100 mm BBSHD and have the cran...
by 2old
Jun 15 2019 11:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Adventures On The Cheap
Replies: 42
Views: 1216

Re: Adventures On The Cheap

If you "lose" the front derailleur, you can always shift the chain to a smaller chainwheel by hand in an emergency. However you should have a narrow/wide large chainring to keep the chain from jumping off.
by 2old
Jun 14 2019 11:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)

FME = from my experience. BTW, look at the bicyclistxyz web site. There are articles on bike fit by R Schlutz (AIR).
by 2old
Jun 13 2019 9:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)

FME (and others that I ride with), switch the pain from knees to the neck area and you'll see why some individuals prefer a more upright stance.
by 2old
Jun 05 2019 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)

Part of the lack of knowledge regarding "Q" factor may be that many are not aware of or affected by the issue. I was amazed that very few individuals knew there was a difference in distance between the right and left crank arms from their respective chainstays with the BBS02. Seems like the guys tha...
by 2old
Jun 03 2019 10:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: Looking for full suspension fat bike with bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)

Near as I can determine, the "Q" on my wife's BBS02-equipped with a 68 mm bottom bracket width bike is about 200 mm and the motor housing just clears the chainstays. Doubt that any of Bafang's mid-systems will improve on that.
by 2old
Jun 01 2019 9:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for full suspension fat bike with integrated Bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: Looking for full suspension fat bike with bafang mid drive (and narrow Q-factor)

This won't solve your problem (might make it worse), but even though the "offset" crankarms on the BBS02-equipped bike didn't seem to cause me problems, Lekkie crankarms resolved the situation. Eventually some company will construct a fat bike with a Fazua motor system; can almost guarantee it will ...
by 2old
May 28 2019 10:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Adventures On The Cheap
Replies: 42
Views: 1216

Re: Adventures On The Cheap

You need a different tool for the lock ring on the cassette and the freewheel. Also, make sure the freewheel tool has a large enough hole to fit over the axle on your hub motor (some are made for quick releases and not large enough).
by 2old
May 28 2019 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor for tall guys
Replies: 101
Views: 1816

Re: Donor for tall guys

"V" or disc brakes on the front fork will require either studs("V") or a mount (disc) to be welded to the fork or a new fork. Also, disc brakes in the front mandate a new wheel. That wasn't the "homegrown" I thought it was, but the frame looks sturdy and fits you so that's a big plus. I purchased a ...
by 2old
May 27 2019 9:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Donor for tall guys
Replies: 101
Views: 1816

Re: Donor for tall guys

The Schwinn "Homegrown" (can't tell from the picture) was made by Yeti in CO AIR, and is a great frame. Considering it's your size, jump on it.
by 2old
May 24 2019 10:54am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Adventures On The Cheap
Replies: 42
Views: 1216

Re: Adventures On The Cheap

If you raise the seat as much as you can, it should be possible to fit a seatpost rack and have room for your bag AFAICT. Seems advisable to have the controller "out in the air" and not susceptible to road debris.
by 2old
May 22 2019 8:58am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits

I've ordered at least ten different times from Luna (probably more like 15, but can't remember all of them), batteries, BBS02's , Cyclones and small parts. The one time there was a problem it was rectified quickly and courteously. I met Paul from em3ev at Interbike and he seemed like a great guy and...
by 2old
May 20 2019 11:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 2018 Kona Unit BBSHD Build with questions
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: 2018 Kona Unit BBSHD Build with questions

On my first BBS02 conversion the gearing was 11-17-28, 8-speed spacing (so, IMO, a stronger 8-speed chain could be used), spaced on the outside end of the cassette which shifted fine, gave a straight chainline (with the middle gear, so the chain was never more than one gear off) and was all the gear...
by 2old
May 20 2019 10:35am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1342
Views: 60954

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Went to the Anza Borrego Desert over thee weekend since it was the only place in the socal area without precipitation. 90+ degrees was a little warm though.
by 2old
May 20 2019 7:14am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 2018 Kona Unit BBSHD Build with questions
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: 2018 Kona Unit BBSHD Build with questions

IMO, from BBS02 builds, you definitely need to space the support bracket adequately. On one of my builds (73 mm bottom bracket) I tried to affix the "mounting bolt" with Locktite (no room for the jam nut), but it came loose, so I transferred the BBS to another bike. Others have had success, but it d...
by 2old
May 16 2019 5:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1342
Views: 60954

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Rained for about three hours in the "OC" today; nice little wet down. Maybe some more on Sunday.
by 2old
May 16 2019 11:03am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The snobby cyclist's noob guide to TSDZ2 & BBS02
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: The snobby cyclist's noob guide to TSDZ2 & BBS02

Good job; interesting report; I ride MTB and eMTB equally about 2X - 3X a week each. My BBS02 is four years old (so the original controller) and used with the same 52V battery. For me, the programming is fine; using a maximum level three (of nine) on rides of 10 - 20 miles with ascents of 1500' - 30...
by 2old
May 13 2019 4:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth checking out?
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Worth checking out?

Great deal AFAICT since they look to be in good condition and assuming you have a plan for what to do with them.
by 2old
May 09 2019 4:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1 X 2018 - Help and advice request
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Stromer ST1 X 2018 - Help and advice request

AFAIK, their sales office is in San Diego, CA; if you can't find a number, probably I have a card from them (would need to find it).
by 2old
May 08 2019 7:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electric Wheelchair Attachment - DIY
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Electric Wheelchair Attachment - DIY

Looks amazing. Great job. I'd suggest a smaller front wheel except your ground clearance is minimal now.
by 2old
Apr 30 2019 8:52am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electric Wheelchair Attachment - DIY
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Electric Wheelchair Attachment - DIY

Incredible job, and hope either it helps others by providing a template or you're able to market the concept. Also, (please forgive the diversion) bigwheel, I'm really impressed with what you've accomplished for your son.
by 2old
Apr 29 2019 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Specialized Globe 1 Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Newbie Specialized Globe 1 Conversion

Probable you'll need to remove the "lawyer tabs" on the fork too. I would consider two torque arms (look at Grin - ebikesca).
by 2old
Apr 25 2019 4:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Specialized Globe 1 Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Newbie Specialized Globe 1 Conversion

Everyone seems to have good reports on ebikeling and the "1200", which has a 30 amp controller, should go at least 30 mph @ 52V IMO. Luna Wolf @52V, 12 ah (600 or so wh) should provide 30 miles @ 20 mph with you pedaling; faster = more consumption. added after oldwahoo54 - really good point about fo...
by 2old
Apr 21 2019 9:45am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Anyone ever extended the fork neck?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Anyone ever extended the fork neck?

Bumps, potholes put a lot of stress on a front fork and the ramifications of a failure might be astronomical. Wouldn't consider anything but a good fork. You can but an excellent rigid fork (Surly or equivalent) for < $75 new or lots less used or used suspension fork for $100 - $200. Why gamble?
by 2old
Apr 15 2019 9:29am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Sea Otter Classic 2019, April 11-14, Monterey California

Pretty tame SOC. HPC was present with their (IMO) overpriced products, Cake had an exceptionally nice moped for way too much money and M1 Sportechnik had 45 mph carbon jewelry, but still too expensive at $8,000 - $10,000. Nothing exciting at the OEM's, but the new Fazua modular system at <7 pounds m...