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by Scotty T
May 27 2015 11:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: 250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid

On the battery life in cold weather: My son managed to run his 8Ah battery out the other day (about 90% charge at a guess, all LEDS on battery were lit, 24km trip) and he said it rapidly dropped below half about 3km from home on the way in, it was -2.2c with apparent -4.3c! On the way home he had it...
by Scotty T
May 27 2015 11:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

Brass monkeys apply here nearly every day in winter :) My son managed to run his 8Ah battery out the other day (about 90% charge at a guess, all LEDS on battery were lit, 24km trip) and he said it rapidly dropped below half about 3km from home on the way in, it was -2.2c with apparent -4.3c! On the ...
by Scotty T
May 20 2015 3:49am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

Oh I've put down ~80km on PAS 8/9 but with a 1 hour squirt of charge after 40km because I did a couple of small trips to add the 10 k over my normal commute. I ran 9 for over 50% of the both legs today (20km). I'm pretty confident that on PAS 7/8 I can easily get two commutes or 72km. Battery indica...
by Scotty T
May 20 2015 3:39am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

Hi Michael, that looks like a proper stealthy road rocket, congrats. Indeedy! This morning I learned why hub motors don't compete with mid drive for overall speed. A dude older (appeared mid 50's or more) and seemingly not as strong as me cruised past me on the flat, the motor kept pushing him alon...
by Scotty T
May 18 2015 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: 250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid

Nice review! I have a pair of questions have you tested it with only throttle use? Which cells are inside the bottle? I see is 8Ah, what is the voltage? Thanks for sharing! This is the kit Nobuo: http://dillengerelectricbikes.com.au/electric-bike-kits/250w-electric-bike-kit-8ah-by-dillenger.html Th...
by Scotty T
May 18 2015 5:16am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

They could lose a few hundred grams with the chainring upgrade ;)
by Scotty T
May 18 2015 4:45am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

250w Dillenger basic front hub kit on Holstar hybrid

I’ve had the Dillenger kit for several months now so here is the review thread. http://www.alienspeaking.com/scotty/ebike-lake-small.jpg First up most of the story can be found on Dillenger’s blog, they asked me if I’d write a blog review for them so here it is, while I don’t like to make you jump t...
by Scotty T
May 18 2015 3:26am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

I gotta say, I've noticed my little 26" wheels on the MTB compared to the hybrid which feel massive comparatively. The 29er MTB would be the ultimate commuter.
by Scotty T
May 13 2015 4:29am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

I'd be in for one of those meters too with connectors fitted by you. Maybe won't even permanent mount, just to geek out a bit now and then, see how much more power I am putting in as I get fitter :)
by Scotty T
May 13 2015 4:24am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

After this morning arriving with 3/4, this arvo it quickly dropped to 2/4 (about 5 km in), then I got it down to 1/4 on display for about the last 5km (mostly mellow climb from the river up to home) on 7 PAS and dropped it to 6 for the last 3 km, on arriving home it rose back up to 2/4 display. I th...
by Scotty T
May 12 2015 8:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

I took my Bafang 350w CST (rear hub) with 11.6 Ah dolphin eMax kit (some of it hand delivered at a pub lunch) out for the first commute yesterday. 39km (18 x 2) with a total 360m gain. Full build review and pics coming soon. I arrived home with 3/4 indicators on the display and battery! I almost did...
by Scotty T
Apr 30 2015 8:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

Got a quick question on the chain staying on too. I think I am running a 48 tooth on the new rig I'm building and found I don't have room on the bars for the front shifter. I plan to just remove the lot, was thinking about a chain guide but it seems unnecessary given many bikes are fitting the mid d...
by Scotty T
Apr 30 2015 8:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

So I guess the crank arms are made of better cheese because there only seems to be chainring adaptors available?

http://www.hi-powercycles.com/hpc-bafan ... g-gearing/

Still waiting on some bits that AusPost are taking an age to deliver for my rear hub upgrade.
by Scotty T
Apr 03 2015 4:31am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

Those pedals look great!

MkII bike parts arrive next week. Meanwhile I am defeating petrol on all fronts, I have just removed the ICE from my old BMW. So stoked. BYE BYE PETROL!

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by Scotty T
Mar 25 2015 7:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 105048

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

Did the survey. Great info on the ACT situation. "Do you have an engraver?" As a matter of fact... :D
by Scotty T
Mar 16 2015 12:34am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Dillenger 250 watt
Replies: 50
Views: 7501

Re: Dillenger 250 watt

Thanks Sam for the replacement bracket, perfect!
by Scotty T
Mar 05 2015 2:37am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Dillenger 250 watt
Replies: 50
Views: 7501

Re: Dillenger 250 watt

G'day Sam, thanks for that offer. I logged a call and was told I could buy a replacement or see if I could put it back together, which I don't mind since it was a crash and I didn't want to waste an almost new unit. I got some larger thread screws ($1 at specialty fasteners, slightly long but ok on ...
by Scotty T
Mar 02 2015 3:21am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Dillenger 250 watt
Replies: 50
Views: 7501

Re: Dillenger 250 watt

Yeah I'm all good, but I broke the battery carrier, it will be a simple repair. Pretty sore today.
by Scotty T
Mar 01 2015 4:36am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Dillenger 250 watt
Replies: 50
Views: 7501

Re: Dillenger 250 watt

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Gloves. Always wear them when you ride.
by Scotty T
Mar 01 2015 4:31am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Dillenger 250 watt
Replies: 50
Views: 7501

Re: Dillenger 250 watt

I high sided hard on my bike with the same kit today. I was running the high setting on the PAS and giving it some good pedal, came to a corner on the bike path and thought to myself too late that there was sand on that corner. Slid out, flew off the bike and copped some major gravel rash. Hopped ba...
by Scotty T
Feb 26 2015 2:13am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

My boy took e-bike 1 on the commute today, did really well, found a great route with 150m of road in 11.5km, such is Canberra. He got a locker for the battery, locked the bike in the school rack and all was fine. He's keen to ride it again, so all good. Even more exciting for me is e-bike 2 is comin...
by Scotty T
Feb 24 2015 6:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

I agree on the chip concept, but it's not gonna happen soon because of the infrastructure required. It would have to happen at the manufacturer so the only way to remove was to destroy the bike frame. Oh the TiGr at least in the thin model is not so good BTW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8YoT9Q...
by Scotty T
Feb 24 2015 3:21am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub
Replies: 199
Views: 65728

Re: Bafang BBS01 350w vs Dillenger 250w front hub

I'm going to test the theory on stealing as my son is going to ride it to school and lock it inside the school but it is a college (Yr 11 and 12 in Canberra is a college setup) so it's a little more open than a typical school with fencing etc. I think unless you had the same carrier already, or are ...