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by 2old
Apr 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 504
Views: 32464

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Maybe "being there" means attending.
by 2old
Apr 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 504
Views: 32464

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I didn't see your company listed with the exhibitors; what booth will you be at?
by 2old
Apr 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 25
Views: 567

Re: Advice please

IMO, the weight of the motor isn't a problem unless you need to hoist the bike up stairs or on a bike rack. My DD system, an inexpensive 1000w, 48V, is fast and reliable with a 52V, 10 ah battery. And I'm old too.
by 2old
Apr 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1st ebike build - critique my Crystalyte hub motor build plans (ebikes.ca/em3ev/luna?)
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: 1st ebike build - critique my Crystalyte hub motor build plans (ebikes.ca/em3ev/luna?)

Another option is a DD motor like the YESCOM (or acceries on ebay) 48V, 1000w system. Mine easily goes 30+ mph (flat terrain, 180 pound rider, no wind). DD motors shed heat well since there's a lot of "open space" in the motor, but fins or Statorade are also an option. Look up wesnewell's posts and ...
by 2old
Apr 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: is this site legit? recycles-ebike.com
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: is this site legit? recycles-ebike.com

The proprietor used to post on ES frequently, but seems to have been largely absent lately. Also, they state that for the Tongsheng mid-drive, the unit is drop shipped from China, but don't know whether they do the same with batteries. Anyway, I'm avoiding them too.
by 2old
Mar 31, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 PAS not torque sensing, will I be disappointed?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: BBS02 PAS not torque sensing, will I be disappointed?

Good assessment above on the BBS02. I haven't tried the TD because there have been too many reports of quality issues (for me). I'm on my third BBS02 (my wife rides one of them) and all function well. The biggest challenge with the RPM-based PAS on the BBS02 is you need to keep pedaling or the syste...
by 2old
Mar 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: E3 ZUMA Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: E3 ZUMA Restoration

I may be misinterpreting your question, but that looks like a screw-on freewheel, and the entire unit can be replaced.
by 2old
Mar 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 981
Views: 49705

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Luna has a support service where they will answer a posted question asked M - F from 9 AM - 6 PM (local time) within one-half hour. I've asked at least a half dozen questions within the last year and they haven't failed yet.
by 2old
Mar 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Should I upgrade my components for my bafang conversion?
Replies: 17
Views: 388

Re: Should I upgrade my components for my bafang conversion?

Several considerations: 1) The DT wheels have rear spacing of 142mm; I couldn't find that spec for your bike, but check first. In any event, for an e-bike the Trek wheels are fine. 2) The Shimano hydraulic brakes are superb IMO. If I were you, I would complete the conversion first, then decide wheth...
by 2old
Mar 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eBike batteries reputable sources
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: eBike batteries reputable sources

Another year has elapsed and the Luna battery still alternating between operating a BBS02 or 48V, 1000w rear hub. Although I haven't analyzed it quantitatively, it doesn't seem to have last any pep based on a 9 mile, 3000" ascent that I ride intermittently.
by 2old
Mar 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The end of BionX?
Replies: 116
Views: 8763

Re: The end of BionX?

A 500D hardtail, programmed for 28 mph, was unmatched for power by any of the more than 50 CA-legal OEM bikes that I've ridden, and several friends share the same experience. If a different dealer had been selling them, there would be at least three more sold.
by 2old
Feb 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SURU electric bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: SURU electric bike

Why motorcycle wheels and 78 pounds for 20 mph?
by 2old
Feb 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cheap suspension fork 1-1/8 threaded
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Cheap suspension fork 1-1/8 threaded

If your bike has rim brakes as I suspect with an antiquated stem steer system, you'll need a disc wheel too. As indicated, find a good used bike.
by 2old
Feb 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er

Hardtail, and contact with the drive-side chainstay was the issue. Tried it on a 2000 GT Zaskar and it fit perfectly. Can't believe that Bafang hasn't done anything about the non-symmetry. The drive-side crank is about 10mm further from the chainstay than the left.
by 2old
Feb 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 2925
Views: 237367

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Did that with a BBS02; 11-17-28 with 8-speed spacing, and an inexpensive Altus derailleur worked fine.
by 2old
Feb 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: new E-bike Motobecane Fantom 29er

This may or not be relevant since I didn't try google, but I wasn't able to install a BBS02 on a Niner aluminum frame because the motor contacted the frame in such a manner that it would need about 5 mm of spacers on the "drive" side. This would exacerbate the already horrendous centering of the mot...
by 2old
Feb 20, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)

Don't know where you're located, but if you have a BionX dealer nearby, check them out. They are assembled in Canada, have a three-year all-inclusive warranty and are used on several OEM bikes. They're like most OEM companies in that they have proprietary parts. The other consideration, but a geared...
by 2old
Feb 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion

Steel framed MTB from a major manufacturer (like the Trek 830 if it's steel) that fits you comfortably. Others have good success with "Walmart" bikes, but why save a few bucks for much lower quality frame and components?
by 2old
Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: First DIY Build - input needed (I read the FAQ!)

I haven't been at this as long as other posters, but I did a long term test on the ST1X and it's a great commuter. If you're set on a DD motor, you might consider a BionX conversion. Tested their 500 system and it's equally competent with a three -year all inclusive warranty.
by 2old
Feb 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Kaffenback Commuter
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Kaffenback Commuter

Missed this the first time around; nice job. The 10-Mac must provide a nice boost at 52V.
by 2old
Feb 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 768
Views: 28189

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

In OC, "some chance" goes to "no chance" really quickly.
by 2old
Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Another (more satisfactory) Luna Cycle experience
Replies: 22
Views: 3725

Re: Another (more satisfactory) Luna Cycle experience

Good to hear; I've got two+ years on my Luna 52V, 10 a-h battery, and it's used for my BBS02, my wife's BBS02 and a 48V, 1000w YES kit. Probably not the best idea, but I always charge to 100% (58.8V the last time I checked).
by 2old
Feb 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?
Replies: 104
Views: 6633

Re: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?

Homeless encampments near Anaheim Stadium along the Santa Ana River trail, which turned that into a dicey experience, were being removed, but I heard that a judge stopped the process at least temporarily yesterday. This is a problem without an easy (if any) solution IMO.
by 2old
Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 768
Views: 28189

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

You're right about socal; it was 80ish yesterday with more of the same for the foreseeable future and no precipitation in sight. Drought-time.
by 2old
Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 981
Views: 49705

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Warren, I live in densely-populated Orange County, CA and have the same experience; keep pedaling. Of course, it's possible there are areas where the gendarmes react differently.