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by 2old
Jan 17 2019 11:04am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 lunacycle Edition??
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: TSDZ2 lunacycle Edition??

And be really careful when evaluating comments from anyone who has a hard on for a company and slams them every time he can. I haven't seen any complaints from individuals who purchased the Xiongda from Luna.
by 2old
Jan 14 2019 10:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs

DD, that's what I used to do on ICE motorcycles; either get behind someone and let them run interference or juice it and locate an area where I could ride alone.
by 2old
Jan 12 2019 6:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a Powerful Ebike
Replies: 50
Views: 1187

Re: Building a Powerful Ebike

You wouldn't glean that from the posts that I've seen where users are getting 20,000+ miles from their no-name kits. Mine has performed perfectly for three + years.
by 2old
Jan 11 2019 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a Powerful Ebike
Replies: 50
Views: 1187

Re: Building a Powerful Ebike

The kit info states it's capable of 34 mph @ 48V, but is restricted to 24 for street use, and should be capable of more @ 52V especially with the cells you're using. Have you removed the restriction in which case they're information is faulty? I ask because my YESCOM kit goes 33+ mph with a 30 amp c...
by 2old
Jan 10 2019 11:06am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 26"+ Front Wheel No Disc
Replies: 0
Views: 81

26"+ Front Wheel No Disc

26" X 3" Front Wheel plus 26" X 3" Innova Tire and Tube; non-disc hub; new; $25. Local pick up in socal.

Also, new 26' X 4.5" 36 hole rim $20.
by 2old
Jan 10 2019 12:56am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD Build with GX Eagle 1x12?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: BBSHD Build with GX Eagle 1x12?

If it's the earliest steel Honzo (circa 2013), I tried a BBS02 on mine and the right side of the unit contacted the chainstay so the mounts couldn't be tightened. Perhaps the BBSHD is different.
by 2old
Jan 09 2019 5:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG X1-pro 3000w
Replies: 180
Views: 12482

Re: GNG X1-pro 3000w

Agree that the larger battery is a more prudent choice. I purchased this battery for my wife's BBS02 bike (although I sneak it on mine too) and have been pleasantly surprised by its performance. One trail, a seven mile 1,500' ascent (14 miles total since the return is all downhill), consumed only 10...
by 2old
Jan 09 2019 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG X1-pro 3000w
Replies: 180
Views: 12482

Re: GNG X1-pro 3000w

Yes. I weighed the battery, 1499 grams (3.3) pounds) AIR. Total weight of the GT Zaskar bike, 10 pound BBS02 and battery about 34 pounds.
by 2old
Jan 09 2019 10:23am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG X1-pro 3000w
Replies: 180
Views: 12482

Re: GNG X1-pro 3000w

A 52V, 6ah, 30q (14s, 2p) battery can power a 750w BBS02 for off road riding up to 20 miles with 2,000'+ climbing or 1000w rear hub (30 amp) system to 33 mph which it has done for the past year without any complaints. I know it's stressed beyond normal limits, but wanted to determine the capability ...
by 2old
Jan 06 2019 4:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs

Whatever is going on in other areas, I've stopped commuting/errand activities in my burg since road riding is frightening. Lots of recreational riders in outlying areas, but the only ones in my urban environment seem to be homeless. I built a 2WD commuter with 500w front PAS/rear 1500w throttle but ...
by 2old
Jan 05 2019 6:11pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM
Replies: 31
Views: 2794

Re: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM

Last word from me on this subject: I think it's inane, and should be disallowed for any individual to criticize a company unless that person has been a customer. Have you ever purchased from Luna?
by 2old
Jan 05 2019 9:55am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: em3ev firesaling their old BBS01 and BBS02 stock - $275
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: em3ev firesaling their old BBS01 and BBS02 stock - $275

Don't know what the percentage of "failures" was, but my "pre" model has functioned perfectly for three plus years.
by 2old
Jan 05 2019 9:47am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM
Replies: 31
Views: 2794

Re: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM

To me, it seems disingenuous for someone who owns a web site to allow his moderator(s) to bash a competitor. I think they should be neutral and their function is to maintain the integrity of the forum, but sadly, not always so.
by 2old
Jan 05 2019 9:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?

It's fine for the relatively short amounts of time I ride it unpowered, but if it was going to be MOST of the time I'd really want to somehow deal with the weird pedal offset. That will screw with you over time. The Lekkie crank arms, while being much higher quality than stock, accommodate the diff...
by 2old
Jan 04 2019 11:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?

From my perspective after three+ years of riding off road at least twice a week on it (I ride a pedal-MTB twice a week too), the BBS02 pedals fine unassisted, and I've never had a mechanical problem or any other malady with it.
by 2old
Jan 04 2019 11:07am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM
Replies: 31
Views: 2794

Re: Problems with Lunacycle - GOT DENTED RIM

Biggest problem for Luna that I perceive is, apparently, the site owner hates them and has a shill or maybe someone who works for him constantly denigrate Luna while extolling his products (if the site owner doesn't know it, this makes the shill's analysis of his products worthless). Might get me ba...
by 2old
Jan 04 2019 10:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Need help picking ebike for 60-something Dad
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Need help picking ebike for 60-something Dad

I have the 2017 SDURO and the Yamaha motor works perfectly for me, although some purists may point out minor deficiencies that I don't recognize. Your dad might benefit from full suspension, but if not, that $1700 bike would more than suffice.
by 2old
Jan 04 2019 10:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why do m1 Ebikes get no attention ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Why do m1 Ebikes get no attention ?

Looks great and I've been deterred from M1 by the 10K price and lack of availability locally. Can you please tell me where you procured yours. I reside about 100 miles up the coast from SD.
by 2old
Jan 03 2019 11:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a Powerful Ebike
Replies: 50
Views: 1187

Re: Building a Powerful Ebike

Question about the Dolomite; I squeezed the 190 (actually was 200+) rear to 135 before aftermarket rear motors with greater width were available, but needed to space out the freewheel for a conversion. That said, listen to those above about speed. My "errand" bike goes 35 mph and even with the excel...
by 2old
Jan 03 2019 12:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Anybody ride with a BBS02 mostly unpowered?

I ride a BBS02 off road without power 50+% of the time (flat terrain and descending). The added resistance seems minimal, but the 10 pound weight addition is noticeable. Biggest considerations are: 1) there is only one chainring, so you need to decide on gearing, and 2) the the right and left crank ...
by 2old
Jan 01 2019 11:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bigger tire in front?
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Bigger tire in front?

The larger width tire will have a slightly more rounded profile, but as others have said, should be fine. I've needed to repair tubeless flats where the sidewall was ripped slightly and the sealant was ineffective in closing the gap. A tube works fine, but it's important to remove all the sealant or...
by 2old
Dec 19 2018 1:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 197
Views: 13969

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

You're smart or got lucky. Dave is a legendary wheel builder in the MTB world.
by 2old
Dec 18 2018 10:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1105
Views: 48372

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Nothing in Orange County for the last 10 or so days, and nothing predicted for the next seven. Looks like it might be another washout.
by 2old
Dec 17 2018 12:37am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: YESCOM 48V, 1000w
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: YESCOM 48V, 1000w

Sold.
by 2old
Dec 15 2018 10:29am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: YESCOM 48V, 1000w
Replies: 1
Views: 316

YESCOM 48V, 1000w

Great condition; Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire on rear hub system. 33+ mph @ 52V. $140. Local pick-up in socal.