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by Raged
Mar 03 2016 4:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: For those in Australia - Aldi bike sale on next week
Replies: 1
Views: 242

For those in Australia - Aldi bike sale on next week

Heads up. Aldi bike sale on next week. The Aldi trail bike looks ok for a hybrid commuter... You wont get over 55km/h and I'd question it's ability for singletrack, but as casual bike for commuting its pretty sweet... The reason I mention this is that Aldi bikes are usually rebranded polygon, so the...
by Raged
Mar 02 2016 7:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery in backpack vs. mounted to frame
Replies: 39
Views: 5721

Re: Battery in backpack vs. mounted to frame

I've come off the bike twice and landed on my back hard after flipping over a car. I'd hate to think what an added battery fire would do.
by Raged
Mar 01 2016 5:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 29" MTB build
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New 29" MTB build

With regards to the freewheel/cassette, why will a 7 speed freewheel wear out less than the 9 speed 11T DNP, is it because I can get a higher quality (different brand than DNP) freewheel/cassette? I heard talk of 9 speed sunrace (http://www.amazon.com/SunRace-9-speed-11-32t-Freewheel/dp/B00ABHFZO8)...
by Raged
Feb 29 2016 12:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 29" MTB build
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New 29" MTB build

Or jump to a mid-drive since no one uses the granny chainrings during commute anyway. Well, yes... unless they're limping around with an unpowered e-bike that provides several times as much resistance as a normal bike. Road triple cranks (typically 52-42-30) are a better match to e-bike situations ...
by Raged
Feb 28 2016 10:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 29" MTB build
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New 29" MTB build

The DNP freewheel is just a steaming pile of crap, that's all. Born to break. Just an FYI - I stripped 2 of my 9 speed DNP freewheels in 10 months of all weather commuting before I taco'ed the rim. But yes... Option 2 is to lose your nice 9 speed gear and go to 7 speed... Or jump to a mid-drive sin...
by Raged
Feb 28 2016 7:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 29" MTB build
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New 29" MTB build

I think Wesnewell is on the money for most things, but as with everything, it depends on the user.

Do you like pedalling hard or do you just want to run on the motor for most of the trip?
by Raged
Feb 26 2016 3:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 29" MTB build
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New 29" MTB build

Welcome! I'm a big fan of 29ers as well and instead of a hub motor, would you consider a mid-drive (BBSHD or BBS02)? The reason I say this is because of the integrated pedal assist that comes with the Bafangs vs the addon bits for the other motors. I ran a 9 speed on my old hub motor, however I kept...
by Raged
Feb 25 2016 10:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery question about BS02 8Ffun 750/1000w
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Battery question about BS02 8Ffun 750/1000w

Uilleam Gilvoni wrote:

Hi
So.. can I use 52v battery without need of using any additional thing? Just plug and ride?

Thanks
Yes. I run 52v (14S lipo) on a 48v BBS02 750.
by Raged
Feb 24 2016 8:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery question about BS02 8Ffun 750/1000w
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Battery question about BS02 8Ffun 750/1000w

The capacitors are rated at about 63v and they have a high voltage cut off (safety) at 60v. This means the max you can run 14S lipo - also known as 52V - hot off the charger voltage is 58.8v ( 14 x 4.2v ) 13S lipo - Also known as 48v - hot off the charger voltage is 54.6v ( 13 x 4.2v ) Battery volta...
by Raged
Feb 22 2016 11:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What kind of helmet do you use?
Replies: 465
Views: 22192

Re: More noobpidity: What kind of helmet do you wear?

I use a Giro Revel to blend in with the other riders on my cyclocross. Most of the impacts I've had were landing on the top of my head or bouncing off the ground (protect back of the head). I've strangely never fallen face first into the ground... Always flipped over the handlebars. I'm cool like th...
by Raged
Feb 22 2016 2:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 7005 aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: 7005 aluminum

My old focus MTB was 7005. It was fine with a 2kw geared hub and a grin v4 torque arm.
by Raged
Feb 21 2016 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Heavy-duty steel road bike conversion - Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Heavy-duty steel road bike conversion - Advice needed

That article was enlightening reading, thank you Simonvtr. Mid-drive it is! The BafangHD sounds very interesting. Much more power than I need, but it sounds like it is well built and long-lasting. Perhaps best value because of that. I wonder how it works with the gears already on the bike, what bat...
by Raged
Feb 19 2016 4:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Throttle is playing up
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Throttle is playing up

open her up and clean it out then spray some silicone grease inside. They get sticky from dirt/grit/grime falling inside the cracks (if you are a commuter and ride in the rain). In my experience, the em3ev throttle spring is one of the better ones as it's spring is soft enough to hold the throttle d...
by Raged
Feb 11 2016 1:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

twist wrote:Would be good to know how the plugs are called so that we can make are own cables!

Does anybody know?

Each bike is different and this way everbody could make his own cables.

Cheers

You mean the higo connectors?
by Raged
Feb 06 2016 6:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AUS / NSW - couple of A2B ebikes on auction
Replies: 0
Views: 197

AUS / NSW - couple of A2B ebikes on auction

Just a heads up. Saw a few ebikes come on graysonline auctions. They are from abandoned storage cages that get auctioned off. So if you want a spare ebike bike for the kids/missus and can build your own battery ( or have spare battery parts ) it might be worthwhile. Bikes are A2B hybrids 250w kits w...
by Raged
Feb 05 2016 7:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about using 52v with BBS02
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Question about using 52v with BBS02

puregsr wrote:Just curious, I'm assuming you need to change the LVC when switching from 13S to 14S (41V to 43V), am I wrong?
Only when you go down in voltage. Your BMS should protect your battery before the LVC does.
by Raged
Feb 04 2016 9:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What type of bottom bracket is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: What type of bottom bracket is this?

Bottom Bracket BBT4 ?
by Raged
Feb 04 2016 5:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Kit Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: Conversion Kit Questions

Thanks again Raged. Is it not uncomfortable pulling your thumb back like that for an extended period of time ? Not really...? I dont actually use the throttle alot, so it's only a momentary push. My wheels / hubs are concept ex (not the best but quite good rolling wheels), so I throttle for a bit a...
by Raged
Feb 04 2016 4:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 16166

Re: Raged Cube Reaction 29er Cyclocross BBS02 Build Thread

A short update as requested in the other thread on how I mounted my throttle.



The bikes been going well for the last few months. It's a solid commuter that doesnt draw any attention (other than the fact I've got big fat tires on a dropbar)
by Raged
Feb 04 2016 3:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Kit Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: Conversion Kit Questions

The sound cuts out mid-way... I must have covered up the mic on my phone for a bit, but you get the idea... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29npPhguFA y29npPhguFA In short, without the PVC pipe spacer, the cable ties sorta catch on the outside of the throttle and make it stick (not good) Also note ...
by Raged
Feb 03 2016 5:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Kit Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: Conversion Kit Questions

I rode into work today so I can take a short video of the lever mechanism and how it works at lunch time for you guys.
by Raged
Feb 02 2016 1:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about using 52v with BBS02
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Question about using 52v with BBS02

Oh... I was using a 48t chainring... which probably loaded it a bit too much as well.
by Raged
Feb 02 2016 1:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conversion Kit Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: Conversion Kit Questions

I will be sticking with the drops for the time being as the shifters are on the drops but its obvious that flat bars are better, i will keep this in mind when i look to change the bike in a few years. I don't think a push button would be the best option but i will consider it whatever setup i get. ...
by Raged
Jan 31 2016 7:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about using 52v with BBS02
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Question about using 52v with BBS02

It should be fine if the kit you are buying is using the upgraded FETs ( They switched mid July 2015 ) Ive been running 14s ( 58.8v ) on my BBS02 29er cyclocross fine with the new controller for about 4 months. The old controller popped if it was at the ege of its limits. Just wondering what that m...
by Raged
Jan 30 2016 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about using 52v with BBS02
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Question about using 52v with BBS02

It should be fine if the kit you are buying is using the upgraded FETs ( They switched mid July 2015 )

Ive been running 14s ( 58.8v ) on my BBS02 29er cyclocross fine with the new controller for about 4 months. The old controller popped if it was at the ege of its limits.