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by John and Cecil
Apr 23 2020 7:04am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark
Replies: 28
Views: 3827

Re: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark

stanmiller wrote:
Apr 16 2020 9:58am
What extender did you use with the Envoy?
Sorry, I have a different model bike not the Envoy. I believe my extender is the jgbike one as well. I thought they were compatible with all bikes but I guess not :(
by John and Cecil
Mar 25 2020 7:18am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark
Replies: 28
Views: 3827

Re: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark

Edit *** After blowing up my rear derailleur, I downgraded back to the factory spec 11-34t. The fit is too tight for a 40t (even with additional chain links) and it looks like I'll need a hanger extender to support a larger cog and I haven't sorted that out yet. *** Update *** I replaced the Shiman...
by John and Cecil
Mar 17 2020 1:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?

Perhaps a tire manufacturer may start making heavy duty tires since there are an awful lot of ebikes out there now. A 3" wide tire in 22 and 23 inch rim sizes (26 & 27.5 bike wheels) with heavy duty beads and thicker sidewalls and carcasses as well as deeper treads and maybe 2-2.5 kg weight. I think...
by John and Cecil
Mar 16 2020 2:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?

Trying to stuff a 23inc tire onto a thin 700c 27.5 in. rim will be a nightmare,I bet. Let us know how it goes. I mean, someone has to be a guinea pig. Not like I have not done some crazy combos to see how they went. That is not what I suggested, you misunderstood. Putting a mc tire on a 700c rim is...
by John and Cecil
Mar 16 2020 2:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?

Yes those 22" tires are hard to come by, up until I found that one I did not even know they existed. It looks like they use them for track racing. I was really interested in the 23" tire for the 27.5 plus width rims, they still make those tires as they fit the front wheel on older honda 550xl. Unfor...
by John and Cecil
Feb 27 2020 10:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

The fingers wrote:
Feb 25 2020 9:15am
Oliver likes the tread pattern of your tire photo, says “Arf arf” (hello) to Cecil. :)
Cecil says hello back, does Oliver ride with you too?
by John and Cecil
Feb 27 2020 7:54am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

there's a thread for using 26" bike tires on 19" motorcycle rims over here: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55458 so if the 22" tire fits a 19" motorcycle rim, then maybe it might fit a 26" bike rim. I don't think it works on every tire/rim combo though, so you'd have to check...
by John and Cecil
Feb 26 2020 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim?

I think I just stumbled across a motorcycle tire that may actually fit a 26 bicycle rim if anyone is interested. Mitas SW-13 2.75" x 22 knobby tire. I believe the 26 bicycle rim is actually a 22" rim, as is this particular tire. I never saw a 22" motorcycle tire before. It is speed rated to 170kph :...
by John and Cecil
Feb 26 2020 12:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

I think I just stumbled across a motorcycle tire that will actually fit a 26 bicycle rim if anyone is interested. Mitas SW-13 2.75" x 22 knobby tire. I believe the 26 bicycle rim is actually a 22" rim, as is this particular tire. I never saw a 22" motorcycle tire before.
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by John and Cecil
Feb 26 2020 10:48am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

three of them (yogi, kirin, jelly) are, but one (peanutbutter) isn't doing at all anymore. :( I am sorry about Peanutbutter, I guess he is getting old? Cecil is showing his age now too, he is 10+ years old. He sleeps a lot and I have him on glucosamine/chondroitin supplements for early stages of ar...
by John and Cecil
Feb 25 2020 7:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

my favorite brand is cst, cheng shin tire. the 26"x2.5" cst city is what i use on the front of the trikes and the bike, with no flats yet (excepting a valve stem separation from a crappy tube). it has knobs on the edges and slick in the center; don't want the knobs but haven't found a better tire t...
by John and Cecil
Feb 24 2020 8:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

I went through some of my bike pictures trying to see what is stamped on my old kenda tires. They were marker 27.5 x 2.8 and also something-23 M/C (I think I recall it being 2.80-23 M/C but that part of it is cut off in the photo). I think when they first started making 27.5 tires they stamped them ...
by John and Cecil
Feb 24 2020 7:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

No, the rims aren't 27" they are really 23". They call them 27.5's but that is bike language. There are not many tires for a 27.5 plus bicycle. With 50mm wide rims I have to run at least a 27.5 x 2.5 tires and preferably a 2.8 or 3.0" width. There are very few tires in this size. Actually the kenda ...
by John and Cecil
Feb 24 2020 4:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Has anyone here tried mounting a 23" motorcycle tire on a 27.5 bicycle rim (or 22" mc tire on 26 bike rim)?

Well I am running out of patience using crappy bike tires on the back of my 27.5" plus ebike. When I replaced my last tires (kenda havok) I noticed that they were stamped like a motorcycle tire - I think they were 2.8 x 23. I have since went with a Super Moto X 2.8" tire but the wire bead is already...
by John and Cecil
Feb 24 2020 4:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

Well we got another flat. I am not happy with the super moto x tire on the rear, the wire bead is shot as I can put the tire on the rim now without tools or even much effort. I probably killed it by walking the bike home with a flat. Even though it has most of the tread remaining I am going to have ...
by John and Cecil
Feb 14 2020 3:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 15s BBS02b
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: 15s BBS02b

I have been running a full charged 15s2p 5ah battery on my Tongshen tsdz2 midrive for 1.5 years and for over 2000 miles. I also ordered an adjustable charger but it was DOA so I bought a cheap non adjustable one (63v1a) for $12. If I charge the batteries and wait a few hours the battery works fine r...
by John and Cecil
Feb 13 2020 4:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

The batteries I am looking at now are 10.5" x 3.8" x 1.6" x 3.75 lbs each (I would need 2 for 52v 17.5ah) so I could put one over and the other under the downtube and still clear the fork. I could also fit them both inline on the bottom of the downtube or both stacked at the bottom of the downtube n...
by John and Cecil
Feb 13 2020 2:23pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: First build, random questions about hub motors and overall build
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Hub motor kits specifically for mopeds?

Hi, I am not sure what you are looking to do? Are you looking to modify a moped so it is street legal? Every state/country/area has different laws regarding legality of conversions/etc. I would think a moped could be converted to an e-moped. I would think the best (easiest) way would be to mount an ...
by John and Cecil
Feb 13 2020 7:09am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

I have been giving the bike some more thought. I tested it yesterday, in high gear it goes about 17-20mph on flat roads with only a very light effort on the pedals depending on battery charge. I believe I could probably ride quite a bit faster if I go back to the original 42t chainring and I replace...
by John and Cecil
Feb 12 2020 2:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark
Replies: 28
Views: 3827

Re: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark

Thank you for the post. I also ride with my dog and I really like the extended rack with the wheel moved further back. One of our issues is when I wear my backpack Cecil sits almost sideways because my backpack gets into his space. His box is only a few inches behind by seat. With the Envoy there is...
by John and Cecil
Feb 09 2020 8:22am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

Thank you. I don't think it is the button since that button is also used to turn the lights off and on and that is still working. I am not sure if the usb charge issue is due to an error with the display or maybe the controller, or possibly it is a manufacturer defect. It is also possible that these...
by John and Cecil
Feb 07 2020 12:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: BBS02 powered HT commuter - Vitus Nucleus 29er
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: BBS02 powered HT commuter - Vitus Nucleus 29er

If you cannot get the bbs02 to fit perhaps another motor will fit your bike provided that you can return your motor for a refund. I mounted a TSDZ2 to my 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 which has a 73mm bb. The TSDZ2 is designed for both 68 and 73mm bbs and my kit even came with mounting plate spacers to use ...
by John and Cecil
Feb 07 2020 11:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carrier
Replies: 55
Views: 6352

Re: Cecil's ride - 2017 Raleigh Kodiak 1 full suspension 27.5 plus bike with 750w TSDZ2 mid drive and rear rack dog carr

Well it has been a long time since I updated this thread. We have left the US and we are in Europe. I was able to take the bike apart and pack it into 2 standard suitcases. The (3) 5p2s 20v5ah Hercules power tool batteries went through TSA without issue (they are 90wh each so legal in cabin on airpl...
by John and Cecil
Aug 25 2018 8:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7405
Views: 775974

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Oh there are a lot of reasons for the formed opinions, but lets stick with just one. This forum thread is for this motor. A thread was created specifically for the modified firmware, yet no one is using it. Many people have complained and then quit this forum thread and maybe even the entire forum. ...
by John and Cecil
Aug 25 2018 2:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7405
Views: 775974

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

EndlessCadence wrote:
Aug 25 2018 2:02pm
Thank you for the review of the firmware mod. It is nice to see the bike is not launching with pressure on the pedals. Perhaps eventually we may try it too after it is tested a bit. I am just now seeing how the original firmware works with the 15s battery.