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by skestans
Jul 24 2019 11:50pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

I settled on a Marin Muirwoods in Tequila Sunrise paint. It has all the required holes for fenders + racks, no suspension, and a cromoly frame. Thanks for your input everyone.
by skestans
Jul 24 2019 7:25am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

Frame material doesn't matter for hub drives either. Just use properly designed and mounted torque arms or plates. That lives me in a spot where I can't consider a downhill or MTB because they all come with suspension forks and fenders won't fit. No reason you can't put a fender on a suspension for...
by skestans
Jul 24 2019 2:39am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

Looks like either bike would work and are similarly equipped. Considerations might be battery location, both of which are ample; range of the rear cassette, since you'll be mating it to a single chain ring; seatpost diameter, nice to have a standard 27.2 in case you want to add a suspension post la...
by skestans
Jul 23 2019 7:44am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

I understand that downhill bikes are a lot more robust. But they don't suit my usage because they don't easily fit full fenders and a rack/paniers. I would be happy enough doing 20-30 km/h on flat ground, I'm not interested into pushing the motor and frame to their limits (not for my first ebike any...
by skestans
Jul 23 2019 5:15am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

Right, I need 68/73mm square tapered, correct?

How do IGH like the Shimano Nexus fare with the TSDZ2?
by skestans
Jul 23 2019 4:46am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Do you *have* to use a MTB for fitting a TSDZ2?

I read that only a mountain bike is strong enough for an ebike conversion because of the stronger forces from the motor vs muscle power. However, a moutain bike doesn't fit my requirements: I want full fenders for commuting in the rain, and I want to fit a rear rack with paniers for errands. I still...
by skestans
Jul 22 2019 1:52am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?

Hi Im new to this forum, but I was pointed here from another forum. Ive just converted my Wife's new bike to an ebike using TSDZ2 with custom firmware. I bought a 48V kit from Electrifymybike in the USA. I sourced a 52volt battery from China through DH Gate website. I can say its an easy conversion...
by skestans
Jul 19 2019 3:13pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?

Yes, cheap bikes suck and cheap suspension sucks a lot more (for a skilled rider who rides hard). On the other hand, if it's only for your comfort, cheap suspension will be OK as long as it's not broken. That's what I worry about. Aren't they fragile, especially the cheaper ones? What's their life ...
by skestans
Jul 19 2019 6:46am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?

For your needs, 36v vs 48v almost doesn't matter as you rarely are needing the full power of the motor, except for climbing steep hills. And that's when you'll want 48 volts. And probably half the people who get an ebike don't want a moped, they want bionic legs. But then they ride the thing, and t...
by skestans
Jul 19 2019 1:38am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Opinion on donor bike and overall plan for TSDZ2 conversion?

I live in a rather hilly area (Switzerland) and want to build an e-bike that will provide some assist while I pedal: I don't want a moped but rather a "bionic legs" bike. I don't want to go super fast (25-35 km/h on flat is plenty) but I do have pretty steep hills (8-10% grade). I want dis...
by skestans
Jul 16 2019 1:28am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 and belt drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: TSDZ2 and belt drive?

Thank you angrybob, that's helpful.
by skestans
Jul 15 2019 10:42am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 and belt drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: TSDZ2 and belt drive?

I haven't tried climbing the hill with a bicycle as I sold my previous one and don't have one at the moment. Judging from other cyclists I pass by, they're going 6-7km/h up the hill on the lowest gears. It's very steep. Would a front hub also let me feel like I have "bionic legs" and ampli...
by skestans
Jul 15 2019 7:44am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 and belt drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: TSDZ2 and belt drive?

I am used to riding a normal bike and do enjoy pedaling. The reason why I'm looking into an e-bike conversion is because my geeky side thinks it's pretty cool and because the hills are brutal where I live. I would also like to be able to ride 30-50 km easily. Basically, I want a bicycle that helps m...
by skestans
Jul 15 2019 12:11am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 and belt drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: TSDZ2 and belt drive?

Do you have a lot of hills to climb? Hub motors also have pedal assist available, and the right motor will climb any hill you want and leave your drivetrain components unstressed by several times the power they were designed to handle. Grin even has a hub motor with an IGH built-in. The motor does ...
by skestans
Jul 14 2019 2:45am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 and belt drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

TSDZ2 and belt drive?

New to all this and very excited to convert a regular bicycle. I'm considering using a TSDZ2 because of its pedal assist capabilities and because of the open source replacement firmware. One of the bicycles I'm considering is a belt drive with an internal 8 gear hub. Would the TSDZ2 work well in tha...
by skestans
Jul 12 2019 2:10am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: TSDZ2 mid drive with 860C, 850C or SW102 displays only -- Flexible OpenSource firmware (Casainho code only)
Replies: 6502
Views: 480896

Re: TSDZ2 mid drive -- Flexible OpenSource firmware for TongSheng TSDZ2 mid drive motor

I am new to this, and I'm wondering: is the Open Source firmware compatible with the 850c colors display, or is it only with the KT-LCD3? Are there any plans to make the 850c compatible with it? I hope to release in a few days a first version for 850C, here is a picture I took recently from the one...
by skestans
Jul 12 2019 1:08am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: TSDZ2 mid drive with 860C, 850C or SW102 displays only -- Flexible OpenSource firmware (Casainho code only)
Replies: 6502
Views: 480896

Re: TSDZ2 mid drive -- Flexible OpenSource firmware for TongSheng TSDZ2 mid drive motor

I am new to this, and I'm wondering: is the Open Source firmware compatible with the 850c colors display, or is it only with the KT-LCD3? Are there any plans to make the 850c compatible with it?