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by m4k3r
Jan 03 2018 6:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log
Replies: 1409
Views: 185797

Re: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log

Great work Dave, never ceases to amaze!

Haven't signed on in a while (due to life) but I'm glad I did...keep doing what you do!

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by m4k3r
Sep 26 2017 5:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 2688

Re: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?

Pro tip : keep the excess chain you trim off when sizing up your new chain. Throw that in your backpack/toolkit along with some master links. That way if you happen to snap the chain you'll be able to still make it home. Just take a couple links from the excess chain and link it up to your broken c...
by m4k3r
Sep 26 2017 1:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 2688

Re: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?

What brand chain are you running? I only use high end KMC chains. 11 speed chains are inherently weaker than wider chains by their design I won't disagree with that, BUT i will say get whatever you're happy with. A chain is a chain and isn't designed to last forever anyway. I had more problems with...
by m4k3r
Sep 25 2017 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 2688

Re: 11 Speed chain strength on mid drives?

Been running an 11-speed chain on the Knolly + Tangent (20:1, 3kw) for a year now. So far so good...
by m4k3r
Sep 19 2017 5:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Hey, Bafang, How About a BBSHD With Just an On Off Switch?
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Hey, Bafang, How About a BBSHD With Just an On Off Switc

The app has way more functionality and is actually pretty impressive.... If they werent limited I'd buy one! There's a little "hack" you can do to the wheel size of the Specialized (not sure about other brands). Basically, you trick the controller into thinking you're running a much smaller wheel s...
by m4k3r
Sep 19 2017 4:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Hey, Bafang, How About a BBSHD With Just an On Off Switch?
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Hey, Bafang, How About a BBSHD With Just an On Off Switc

Epyon wrote:Maybe DIY is not for you.
I agree as that's half the fun for most of us. If you want something simple, go with a production ebike.
by m4k3r
Sep 01 2017 5:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bird frames
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: Bird frames

A used Pike FTW...or find one in the take off section of your LBS. Not only is it a great fork, it matches the frame nicely.
by m4k3r
Sep 01 2017 4:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Offset Distances for Eclipse Lekkie Needed Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Offset Distances for Eclipse Lekkie Needed Please

I'm curious about the offset on the 36t chainring, it seems to be just as elusive as the others: https://lunacycle.com/luna-one-bbshd-36-tooth-sprocket/
by m4k3r
Aug 31 2017 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Offset Distances for Eclipse Lekkie Needed Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Offset Distances for Eclipse Lekkie Needed Please

Let us know what you find then. Thanks for contributing.
by m4k3r
Aug 22 2017 5:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bird frames
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: Bird frames

I just added a complete of the base model Aeris 145 to the cart just to get an idea for shipping....says $10,000 to ship to CA!!! WTF can't be right...also the connection isn't secure (no HTTPS). I wouldn't put any info into that site until they secure it. Looks like a great deal and very clean desi...
by m4k3r
Aug 11 2017 1:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log
Replies: 1409
Views: 185797

Re: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log

For those that run your battery in a backpack, I ordered a USWE backpack which features their "No Dancing Monkeys" technology. So far I like it a lot, just takes some getting used to as we are all familiar with the standard straps for backpacks. The built in suspension technology really helps with t...
by m4k3r
Jul 26 2017 3:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log
Replies: 1409
Views: 185797

Re: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log

by lightrush ยป Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 am Incredible. Put some load by pressing the rear brake while under throttle so we can hear the under-load sound. My steel gearbox gets louder when under load. Comes without saying all gearboxes are significantly louder under load ! so that's when you want to co...
by m4k3r
Jul 16 2017 2:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commut

Well i decided to pull the trigger on a new drivetrain. Went with the Sram X.4 shifter and derailleur, SunRace 11-40t 8-speed cassette (all steel) and KMC Z-72 8sp chain. Grand total of $94.10 and will be here in a couple days. My current setup didn't "need" to be replaced, I just wanted to shift le...
by m4k3r
Jul 14 2017 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commut

If you swap to a new chain when the old one measures 0.5 percent longer than it started, you can usually reuse the old cassette at least once, sometimes twice. Shifting among all your gears rather than just one or two most-used ones is a good habit for maximizing component longevity. Awesome, thank...
by m4k3r
Jul 14 2017 7:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commut

Thank you for clarifying! Damn, i love this forum! You guys rock...

What might be the first signs of accelerated wear on the sprockets/chain? Shifting problems? Chain skips? Usually when i'm in the 11t i'm not using more that 15-20A as it's just to maintain speed with a smaller noise footprint.
by m4k3r
Jul 14 2017 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commut

An 11 tooth, on a mid-drive, is pretty foolish...unless you are selling cassettes. :-) Why is that, just chain wear due to lack of teeth on the 11t? I've been running my 11-42t SunRace 10s cassette with a KMC DLC chain (overkill, i know) for over a year now and I get into the 11t at least once or t...
by m4k3r
Jul 13 2017 7:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commute?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Reliability & drivetrain wear on 30mph, 350 mi/wk commut

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the Sram EX1 group set yet? Been thinking about picking it up for a while now. It's definitely a bit pricey which is why i haven't pulled the trigger just yet... I know this thread is on the side of road bikes but still falls under the "reliability & d...
by m4k3r
Jul 07 2017 1:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ebiker Joke thread...
Replies: 1561
Views: 150128

Re: The Ebiker Joke thread...

LockH wrote:Reebok electric exercise bike bicycle - great condition
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by m4k3r
Jul 06 2017 6:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: You have 6K: Ultimate Enduro Ascent Donor
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: You have 6K: Ultimate Enduro Ascent Donor

Feckin' sweet! more pics :) Posted a few pics in Dave's thread (bottom of page 27: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70099&start=650#p1293898) On a different note, thought i would add this to the list. Seems like a great platform, 29"front 27.5" rear and threaded 68mm BB... htt...
by m4k3r
Jul 06 2017 5:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When ES members leave and delete posts
Replies: 45
Views: 3279

Re: When ES members leave and delete posts

RIPPERTON wrote:victimised me.
Reported.

lol, sorry no safe spaces on the interwebz my man. but seriously, nutSpecial said you might be full of it followed by a laughing emoji face indicating he's goofing around. try not to take everything so personally. Life is too short bruh..
by m4k3r
Jul 06 2017 4:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When ES members leave and delete posts
Replies: 45
Views: 3279

Re: When ES members leave and delete posts

That's been the thing, when I first got online people started telling me there's a big difference between getting the joke in person among friends and just reading it from a stranger online. That's because i think 60% of a conversation is body language, 20% tone of voice and 20% is what is actually...
by m4k3r
Jul 06 2017 2:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When ES members leave and delete posts
Replies: 45
Views: 3279

Re: When ES members leave and delete posts

Dauntless wrote:
RIPPERTON wrote:
amberwolf wrote:And IIRC Ripperton started it.
Post reported to admin.
That better have been a joke.
I laughed, we must have a similar sense of humor :lol:
by m4k3r
Jul 06 2017 12:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When ES members leave and delete posts
Replies: 45
Views: 3279

Re: When ES members leave and delete posts

Something else has to be at play here...to get mad and delete a profile over some random dudes post is a little extreme. It's the internet, and it's nothing new.

Hope he wasn't Seth Rich'd! :shock:
by m4k3r
Jun 30 2017 12:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5915
Views: 494880

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

RTIII wrote:Under significant load, the chain SKIPS TEETH on the 11T rear gear!
Are you trying to give it significant power from a stand still in the 11T?