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by benend
Jul 25 2020 12:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newb questions about 1st ebike build ??
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Re: Newb questions about 1st ebike build ??

I had a Pedego with a twist throttle, and the previous owner had disconnected the brake sensors. I never wished they were connected. I had full control over the throttle and never felt like I might forget to back off when braking, probably because dropping the throttle and braking are done simultane...
by benend
Jan 23 2020 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 or BBSHD for my wife's hardtail
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: BBS02 or BBSHD for my wife's hardtail

Can you share where you're going to buy the kit? I'm roughly in the same boat and I'm trying to decide whether or not to just buy a kit + battery from Amazon.
by benend
Aug 04 2015 3:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang BBS01 on Dyno cruiser
Replies: 14
Views: 2155

Re: Bafang BBS01 on Dyno cruiser

It worked for me. I'm trying to do this very thing and asked the same question earlier. The responses were that the conversion adapter thing would put too much space between the motor housing and the bracket. I'd love to see photos of yours if you have any - and any pointers. BTW, I asked Paul at e...
by benend
Jul 27 2015 12:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"
Replies: 105
Views: 11633

Re: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"

Perhaps the answer is to stencil "500W" on the 1000W hub in big, bright letters.
by benend
Jul 27 2015 10:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"
Replies: 105
Views: 11633

Re: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"

I need to rethink my 1000W motor if it makes it a "Motorized Bicycle".
by benend
Jul 26 2015 10:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"
Replies: 105
Views: 11633

Re: California: AB-1096 to classify an "electric bicycle"

21207.5. (a) Notwithstanding Sections 21207 and 23127 of this code, or any other law, a motorized bicycle or class 3 electric bicycle shall not be operated on a bicycle path or trail, bikeway, bicycle lane established pursuant to Section 21207, equestrian trail, or hiking or recreational trail, unle...
by benend
Jul 26 2015 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: California CVC 406(b)-What constitutes a "Motorized Bicycle"
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

California CVC 406(b)-What constitutes a "Motorized Bicycle"

This has probably been talked to death here, but I'd like to post what I've found. A friend of mine mentioned that part of my commute was on National Park territory - and it specifically states on an official sign: "No Motorized Bicycles" - according to him. So it comes to the definition o...
by benend
Jul 24 2015 5:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Board Track Racer Style Felt Cruiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2497

Re: Board Track Racer Style Felt Cruiser

How did you fit the 135mm hub in the 110mm dropout? or is it not 110?
by benend
Jun 11 2015 10:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Commute - charge both at home and at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Commute - charge both at home and at work?

Great info - thank you! I brought the charger with me to work today. The throttle still reads green "Full" though it's hard to tell what that means. When you think about it, battery care is like managing your MPG. So if I get home and charge it - what if I just charged it for an hour - the...
by benend
Jun 10 2015 1:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Commute - charge both at home and at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Commute - charge both at home and at work?

All good info - thanks. I'm still learning. Commute is 8 miles each way Battery is Pedego 36v10ah Lithium Ion From what I understand then, for Lithium Ion: 1. Don't store it 100% fully charged. 2. Don't discharge past 20% if you can help it. 3. Charge it as close to using it as possible. And the rec...
by benend
Jun 10 2015 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone used a mid-drive with old style bottom bracket?
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Has anyone used a mid-drive with old style bottom bracke

You guys are talking me out of it. I wanted to use a 3spd hub and the mid drive to get the benefits of shifting. The other option is to bend the rear fork 10cm each way - 20cm! - to fit the 135mm hub - and I'd have to deal with rebuilding the wheel, converting it to single speed, aligning the offset...
by benend
Jun 09 2015 9:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone used a mid-drive with old style bottom bracket?
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Has anyone used a mid-drive with old style bottom bracket?

I have an old Worksman frame with the one piece crank style bottom bracket. I know there are converters to make it a standard 68mm 3piece crank style, but I'm afraid that adding that much space would be too wide for a mid drive, like the Bafang BBS02.

Has anyone done it?
by benend
Jun 08 2015 10:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Commute - charge both at home and at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Commute - charge both at home and at work?

I bought a Pedego recently, and their web site says to keep it fully charged and to charge the battery even after a short ride.

Does that mean that if I commute, I should charge it at work as well as home? Or is it enough to just charge when I get home?
by benend
May 31 2015 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will this Yescom kit suffice for Worksman INB?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Will this Yescom kit suffice for Worksman INB?

I'm putting together a cruiser ebike from a Worksman INB frame and fork, and with all the reading I've done, Yescom gets good marks/good price, and to avoid the 135mm rear requirement (and they're out of the rear ones anyway), I think I'll go with front drive: http://www.yescomusa.com/collections/el...
by benend
May 13 2015 11:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can you fit a mid drive motor inside frame triangle?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Can you fit a mid drive motor inside frame triangle?

I think mid drive is the way I want to go. Has anyone fit on inside a frame triangle rather than under the bottom bracket?
by benend
May 11 2015 9:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice and suggestions needed for cruiser build -HBBC Delux
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Advice and suggestions needed for cruiser build -HBBC De

Thanks for the reply - truing a wheel is the only thing I can't do on a bike. I tried when I was a kid - and I probably still have the truing stand somewhere. Youtube and the Internet happened, and I might take it on again with help. Man, I wish it were easier to find a cruiser frame with a disc tab...
by benend
May 11 2015 4:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice and suggestions needed for cruiser build -HBBC Delux
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Advice and suggestions needed for cruiser build -HBBC Delux

I'm considering a build based on the Delux cruiser from HBBC . I'm thinking Yescom for the kit - something 500W or more, and mechanical disc brakes, because I don't want to bother with hydraulic. And Ping battery, very likely. Any advice on the kit is appreciated. I'd love it if the battery could fi...
by benend
Apr 26 2015 10:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Another lame “Ebike newbie” posting
Replies: 45
Views: 5266

Re: Another lame “Ebike newbie” posting

How does the original axle and nut fit? That looks like a Schwinn design flaw.
by benend
Apr 23 2015 10:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build
Replies: 143
Views: 32010

Re: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build

Samd wrote:I've been doing mine in 24 inch. https://instagram.com/p/02CiOBnFRV/?tak ... aratebikes
You guys are artists. That's a great bike!
by benend
Apr 23 2015 9:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build
Replies: 143
Views: 32010

Re: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build

I read through several times - he doesn't mention how he did the rear disc brake. Is it brazed on? Is it an adapter? I love this bike - I'd like to find a frame that has both a stretch cruiser look that's disc ready. Also, I'd like to find a e-kit supplier that provides 24in rims already laced. I re...
by benend
Apr 12 2015 9:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build
Replies: 143
Views: 32010

Re: Modern boardtrack-inspired cruiser build

This is pretty close to exactly what I want to build.

The wheels - are those 24in to fit on the 26in frame? choppersus.com has both 24 and 26. I'm guessing the 26x3 wouldn't fit in the frame, so they must be 24?
by benend
Jan 15 2014 12:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The problem of the clean build
Replies: 43
Views: 5094

Re: The problem of the clean build

I'd go for an ebike that had an aluminum battery triangle shaped like a mini motorcycle motor. Please China, make this.
by benend
Jan 12 2014 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Just got my ebike kit from yescomusa what battery?
Replies: 203
Views: 18473

Re: Just got my ebike kit from yescomusa what battery?

I'd like to build a bike with the yescomusa kit - I've read elsewhere that the axle is exceptionally wide - 145mm or something (http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=49638). Is that still the case? I'd rather not have to bend a frame to make it fit - and the kits' descriptions don...