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by cheekybloke
Apr 13 2015 4:39pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

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Torsion arm solution for twisty motor bracket .
Use the arm off one of theses or make one similar.
by cheekybloke
Apr 09 2015 5:01am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG: the chain braker
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: GNG: the chain braker

The nuvinci N171 will handle 5kw cont.according to the specs. Darren 5kw is a lt fr bicycle parts. has anybdy tested the 171 ? A couple of people on here have used the N171 and been happy, i am going to push it hard and find out what it will really take. It will be paired with a Lightning Rods Big ...
by cheekybloke
Apr 08 2015 12:55pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG: the chain braker
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: GNG: the chain braker

The nuvinci N171 will handle 5kw cont.according to the specs.
Darren
by cheekybloke
Mar 30 2015 8:49am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Easiest, most reliable bolt on mid drive kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

Re: Easiest, most reliable bolt on mid drive kit?

It must be the mount that is twisting or your motor sliding backwards under load.
Or maybe the clamp on the frame is slipping.
Try some silicon under the clamp to secure it if it is slipping.
If it is twisting add another brace
Darren
by cheekybloke
Mar 30 2015 5:31am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Easiest, most reliable bolt on mid drive kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

Re: Easiest, most reliable bolt on mid drive kit?

Is it ever possible to get things dialed in so airing the bike out won't derail the drive chain (chain tensioner installed) How many speed is your rear cassette? If it is more than 8 your chain will stretch quicker Is it your primary motor chain that comes off? Bmx half link chain will fit and be ti...
by cheekybloke
Mar 30 2015 4:55am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

[quote="LightningRods"]Or you might not even need another idler. Just another cable to apply additional pressure to the existing derailleur arm. Check out the derailleur on one of your bikes. If you pull the cage plate up as shown by the red arrow in the picture below you can feel how much...
by cheekybloke
Mar 29 2015 8:21am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The Beast Mid Drive. In Beta Testing.
Replies: 125
Views: 22487

Re: The Beast Mid Drive. 3 Beta Testers Wanted!

+2 on the Thud comment,
Give one to E moaner and then brace yourself for a tirade of earache
Darren
by cheekybloke
Mar 29 2015 7:56am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The Beast Mid Drive. In Beta Testing.
Replies: 125
Views: 22487

Re: The Beast Mid Drive. 3 Beta Testers Wanted!

I noticed you ran the secondary chain on both sides of the tensioner on a couple of your pics.
Have you made a boo boo?
Darren
by cheekybloke
Mar 23 2015 8:56am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: demo 8 astro 3220
Replies: 38
Views: 10253

Re: demo 8 astro 3220

Nice bike mate,
You could switch the chain between output cog and cranks to bmx half link as it fits the sprocket and would do away with the tensioner as you can remove 1 link at a time
Darren
by cheekybloke
Mar 14 2015 7:37am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Working before - there was no before - this is first fit. Cranks spin freely. However, the large drive belt pulley had unscrewed itself down its freewheel and catching - thanks for idea Darren. I assume that this freewheel is loaded in the tightening direction under load? Mine did the same on my AF...
by cheekybloke
Mar 14 2015 7:17am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Lightning or AFT motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Lightning or AFT motor

Hi Kneepel I have had my AFT kit for about 2 years now and have put 5000 miles on it with very little issues. Had to replace chain and sprockets etc a few times. Managed to snap my rear mech hanger when my gears were out of sync.(my fault) Also jim at AFT is very good with after sales serv I have or...
by cheekybloke
Mar 14 2015 6:22am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

It looks from video it may be the freewheel in the cranks could have tightened itself up .
Darren
by cheekybloke
Feb 27 2015 6:15am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release
Replies: 4621
Views: 875544

Re: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release

The only thing missing for me is a clock, you should make a plug in version that uses the output for the light.
Darren
by cheekybloke
Feb 26 2015 6:01am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Holy crap Batman, That looks awesome and bombproof too. Thermal conductive goo is way more conductive than an air space and would help the motor shed heat faster by connecting the coils to the outer case. I will post pics as i do it. Hopefully the custom frame will not twist, it all made from 4mm al...
by cheekybloke
Feb 23 2015 9:05am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013
Replies: 143
Views: 25894

Re: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013

I have seen this before it happens quite rarely and only when the freewheels are brand new and haven't locked up yet ? for some reason maybe they are not very tight from the factory ? So if they tighten and don't unscrew the first few rides you probably won't have a problem ever, but if they are sl...
by cheekybloke
Feb 22 2015 2:32pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013
Replies: 143
Views: 25894

Re: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013

Never had a problem but you have put a lot more miles than me. I'm assuming first one lasted longtime and these others not lasting long? If so, something is not right like the screw holding it in is messed up. Yes the first one lasted 4000 miles ish and the second had no threadlock on it and unscre...
by cheekybloke
Feb 21 2015 7:26am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013
Replies: 143
Views: 25894

Re: AFT mid drive giant glory 2013

Does anyone else have issues with the motor freewheel unscrewing itself and spitting bearings out?
I have bought 2 new ones and they both lasted a day.
Darren
by cheekybloke
Feb 20 2015 2:44pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: My Big Fat Giant
Replies: 52
Views: 10059

Re: My Big Fat Giant

Darren thanks for the info. Wow! That's an extensive frame mod. Would love to see some pictures. Do you have a build thread? Are both the down tube and top tube being removed? Are they welding in a box frame for the batt compartment? How about the dropout, are they going to widen that too. I recomm...
by cheekybloke
Feb 20 2015 10:19am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: My Big Fat Giant
Replies: 52
Views: 10059

Re: My Big Fat Giant

Cant wait to see this one finished mate, been keeping a close eye on this and your other dh comp build. I have a dh comp at the welders for a full on frame chop .As i have an 18" it is just not long enough, does not want to go round a corner on flat ground etc. So it has had 75mm added to the d...
by cheekybloke
Feb 19 2015 7:23am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I run 2.5kw peak and my chain lasts about 700 miles . Darren. how do you measure chain wear? i use a dedicated tool for measuring length gain. and afaik it's ok to just replace the chain if the gears are in a still good condition. if you wait too long (chain starts skipping gears), then gears are a...
by cheekybloke
Feb 19 2015 6:19am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I run 2.5kw peak and my chain lasts about 700 miles .
Darren.
by cheekybloke
Feb 16 2015 5:14am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

r3volved wrote:Any recommendations on an 8-notch BB tool for this fat ISIS BB? I got one at LBS yesterday - made by Axiom (PN:343105-02) but it's center hole isn't going to fit around the extended axle.

JIm at AFT sells one that fits.
Darren
by cheekybloke
Feb 13 2015 1:58pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Many thanks again Spinningmagnets.
my rear gear system is coming together nicely.
Darren
by cheekybloke
Feb 13 2015 12:58pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Unfortunately the Bullet Bros chain tensioner is discontinued. You can still get them on closeout. They look like an easy thing to copy. I have not looked at Dave Kaufmanns version yet but a v brake and a spring sounds easy to make and would have adjustable tension if you welded a brake boss to some...
by cheekybloke
Feb 13 2015 6:13am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4978
Views: 654883

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

It is not the cassette that is the problem. It is the detailer not having enough spring tension. That causes high power systems to chain skip under high loads. He will need to figure out how to stiften the derailer spring. He will wear out sprockets and chains quickly now with this much power. Matt...