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by Balmorhea
Oct 08 2019 9:15pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

transposon wrote:
Oct 08 2019 3:47pm
Are disc brakes something that can be fixed while on the road if I were to bring spare parts?
Cable discs are about equivalent to rim brakes in terms of fixing them on the road. Hydraulics are not a good choice if field repairability is important to you.
by Balmorhea
Oct 08 2019 2:50pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

khorse wrote:
Oct 08 2019 10:28am
V-Brakes with very good cables and pads are fine.
That's my observation from having used lots of different brakes. Disc brakes can feel nice, but they don't stop more safely or effectively than good working V-brakes.
by Balmorhea
Oct 08 2019 2:31pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Cassette chainline rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Cassette chainline rework

If you take out the spacers from the 9sp cassette and substitute 2.2mm thick spacers, you can probably make it compatible with 10 speed shifters, at least across a half dozen gears. Dura Ace 11 speed uses 2.18mm spacers, or you could stack a 1mm spacer with a Shimano 1.2mm spacer in between each spr...
by Balmorhea
Oct 08 2019 1:48pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Cassette chainline rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Cassette chainline rework

Any inexpensive cassette that doesn't have a spider for the large sprockets can be reshuffled to put the larger sprockets closer to the outside end. You might have to grind or drill the heads off of some rivets to separate the sprockets. Use the derailleur's limit screws to keep it from shifting pas...