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by Steve.Morris
May 01 2019 4:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan
Replies: 163
Views: 9249

Re: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan

BTW, if it weren't for the OP's current body weight and that he has to deal with hills, I'd strongly recommend the DD hub motor for a commuter. He's more likely to be wearing out drive train components than he is likely bend a hardtail or thrash a suspension. Hello - OP Here... Wow - So this thread...
by Steve.Morris
Apr 29 2019 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan
Replies: 163
Views: 9249

Re: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan

Just want to point out that you can buy an electric bicycle for that kind of money. It won't be a 24mph average speed ride, but that's really kind of a good thing. Along with legal, safer and more comfortable, it's more efficient - for example, you'll double your battery range, if you cut that down...
by Steve.Morris
Apr 29 2019 10:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan
Replies: 163
Views: 9249

Re: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan

First, about me and my commute: I'm an overweight new rider (280lbs) trying to get more exercise and lose weight. My commute is mostly bike-path and mostly downhill to work and uphill home. Trip is 12.5 miles one way (25 miles / 40.2km round trip) On a non-powered bike it takes me almost 1:15hr to ...
by Steve.Morris
Apr 26 2019 5:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan
Replies: 163
Views: 9249

First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan

Hello; Hey all - I've been lurking a while and learning about e-bikes. I've decided to do a DIY build and will be building up a BBSHD. I have a plan of action but I would like some feedback from all the other DIY'ers here. I've decided on a mid-drive because given my weight (see below) I fear I'd pu...