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by lutefisk
Oct 02 2014 8:27pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Interbike 2014, Las Vegas Sept 9-13
Replies: 54
Views: 14861

Re: Interbike 2014, Las Vegas Sept 9-13

Spinningmagnets, just wanted to take a moment to say THANKS for all these awesome photos to drool over. Great reporting from Interbike, you're the best dude. I'm now going to click the link to your crossbreak mid-drive writeup, hopefully you'll have more stuff posted when I get back :) Edit: Nice wr...
by lutefisk
Oct 02 2014 8:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?

Interesting conversation indeed. You may be right that we have very different riding styles. When I'm on a bike (electric or no), I do very much like to pedal--it's how I've always ridden bikes, and I feel like I have more control. I also own a Vespa and full size motorcycle, and those are obviously...
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 9:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?

Well, EM3EV sells only 2 motors: MAC and the BBS02. That tells me something right there. So, the BBS02 is #2 for me right now. I keep going back and forth. I just don't think it would be as pleasant of an experience... This is just for pleasure, not a commute, which affects my choices. Using the ge...
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 8:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?

Lutefisk, you've got a Moonlander. I don't think you can get any bigger than that. What's your rear dropout size, and also what's the distance between outer sides of the dropouts (IOW, what's the total thickness of the metal at the dropout)? The Moonlander is kind of a funny animal. Indeed, it runs...
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 8:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First e bike custom build I need your input please
Replies: 22
Views: 2604

Re: First e bike custom build I need your input please

I don't own a hubmotor ebike, so this is secondhand information at best, but one thing that jumped out at me regarding your interest in the Magic Pie is the regenerative braking. The issue that folks have run into is having a sufficiently strong torque arm to resist the effects of the regen. Especia...
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First e bike custom build I need your input please
Replies: 22
Views: 2604

Re: First e bike custom build I need your input please

Wanted to share a few of my thoughts, though I'm sure others with far more experience will chime in. First, I think the BB02 would be a great fit for the type of riding you described. Looks like it should fit your Giant no problem, and you won't need to worry about torque arms on your aluminum frame...
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 3:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!

Hey Ohzee, thanks. Every Home Depot I've been to has carried this 2" aluminum, it's in the "hardware" section. Handy stuff, I've used it for all kinds of projects.
by lutefisk
Oct 01 2014 10:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!

Thanks for the comments! I have a thin strip of foam which covers the sharp edges and gives just enough padding to squeeze the battery in the box when I strap down the lid.
by lutefisk
Sep 30 2014 9:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Built a battery box for my BB02 ride!

Howdy all, First off, a HUGE thanks to all of endless-sphere for being such an incredible community :) I decided to build a battery box for my recently completed BB02 powered Giant NRS. This is actually version 2 of the box--the original was designed to hold 4 5000mAh Zippy 7s lipos, and had a steel...
by lutefisk
Sep 27 2014 8:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: Fat MAC: Is it do-able?

First post on E-S, so take this with a grain of salt. I have a Surly Moonlander, bought it with the intent of making it an ebike, but the problems you're running into put me off the idea of a hubmotor, and the 100mm bottom bracket rules out most mid-drives. Tired of running into a brick wall, I zigg...