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by RunForTheHills
Apr 30 2019 10:01am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan
Replies: 163
Views: 10292

Re: First E-Bike - Doing DIY BBSHD - Critique my plan

I am still waiting for parts for my build and I haven't ridden an electric bike much, but I have put a lot of miles on rigid framed bikes with no issues getting up on the pedals to absorb the bumps. I feel like I am missing something in the argument for full suspension bikes, but maybe it is one of ...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 29 2019 1:09pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork

You want the mountain bike version and not the road bike version for your levers. The cable pull is shorter for road brakes/levers. This one includes the rotor with an option to choose a 200mm rotor (the second link in your list). I think that is the one you want. https://www.amazon.com/Avid-BB7-Fro...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 28 2019 11:39pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork

I don't know about the 255mm rotor that markz linked to, but a larger rotor does make a difference in stopping power. TRP sells a 180mm to 203mm adapter for their brakes. So you could run the Spyke with a 203mm rotor.
by RunForTheHills
Apr 28 2019 8:13pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork

FWIW, I measured the TRP Quadiems and they need about 16.1mm clearance between the motor and the rotor. Maybe a little more to be safe.
by RunForTheHills
Apr 27 2019 11:26pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: CA3 to Phaserunner Mainwire
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: CA3 to Phaserunner Mainwire

--Network (LAN) Ethernet cables have enough conductors, but are often solid (not stranded) wire, making them more vulnerable to vibration failures at connection points, requiring strain relief, etc . Actually, most network patch cables are stranded for the reasons you cited. Solid core twisted pair...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 27 2019 10:56pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork

For cable actuated brakes, I think the TRP Spyke is supposed to be slightly better than the BB7 (two pistons as opposed to one). I don't have personal experience with either brake. I hate the Tektro Lyra cable actuated disc brakes on my Jamis. For that kind of weight, I think you might need a quad p...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 27 2019 3:31pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Help Needed For Brake Options For Non-Fatbike Wheel in Fatbike Fork

Maybe you could check Craigslist for a used bike to scavenge parts from.
by RunForTheHills
Apr 25 2019 12:15am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do rear hub conversion kits not some with rear sprockets?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Do rear hub conversion kits not some with rear sprockets?

Pinesal wrote:
Apr 24 2019 10:53pm

Yes but I have to buy more parts and tools now. This bike is nickel and dimeing me to the poor house.
Well, you either invest in tools and learn how to use them or pay someone else to work on your bikes.
by RunForTheHills
Apr 24 2019 10:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do rear hub conversion kits not some with rear sprockets?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Do rear hub conversion kits not some with rear sprockets?

Wait what? I need a new shifter now? The part that goes on the handle bars? Is that hard to do? It is not hard at all. There are Youtube videos that will walk you through adjusting the derailleur if you haven't done it before. It is a good idea to replace the cable housing at the same time if the e...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 20 2019 12:34pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Casual Commuter Recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

Re: Casual Commuter Recommendations

I respectfully disagree with the credit card advice. If you can't afford it, save up for a while longer until you can. Credit card debt is a trap you will regret. If you are healthy, 10 miles round trip is easily doable without an electric motor until you can afford one. Ride a little slower in the ...
by RunForTheHills
Apr 19 2019 10:10am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Rear aluminum dropouts bent
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Re: Rear aluminum dropouts bent

A local custom frame builder could replace the dropouts for you. However, I think most of them work with steel and not aluminum.
by RunForTheHills
Mar 08 2019 10:59pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Putting rear gear hub motor to front?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Putting rear gear hub motor to front?

I wouldn't do it. You didn't really describe the bike you have. If the bike is a road bike less than 20 years old and not a fat bike, the O.L.D. of your front forks is likely 100mm and the rear is 135mm. 35mm is a lot to spread the fork (cold set) even if it doesn't have a suspension and is made out...
by RunForTheHills
Mar 03 2019 11:07pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

I missed seeing that on there thanks for the link. I use a similar type but home made bracket that uses the steerer tube but positions the CA off to either side and below the height of the handlebars which I find completely keeps it out of harms way in the event you want to turn the bike upside dow...
by RunForTheHills
Mar 03 2019 1:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

Bigwheel wrote:
Feb 24 2019 4:27pm

11. Stainless Steel Mounting Plate for Attaching CA to Bicycle Steer Tube

I don't see it listed on their site? But if it is what I think it is you will like it.
It is just a mounting bracket for the CA3.

https://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bic ... acket.html
by RunForTheHills
Mar 03 2019 1:50pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

Wow, I missed all these replies. I have been ordering parts for the bike, but I haven't ordered the electric conversion kit yet. It is a frame up build, so I have to order all the regular bike components. I am changing jobs in a week, so this project will likely get delayed for a month or so while I...
by RunForTheHills
Feb 20 2019 4:57pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

I like the idea of stealth, but I don't wan't to carry panniers when I am not commuting. When I do commute to the office, I have two full panniers (exercise clothes in one bag and two laptops in the other) so I wouldn't have room for a battery in them. I am good with mounting the battery on the fram...
by RunForTheHills
Feb 20 2019 11:51am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Re: Surly Disc Trucker Build

Another thing to keep in mind is your terrain and will you be stopping and going all the time. https://www.ebikes.ca/tools/trip-simulator.html Input Type Google Maps (Bottom Right) Take a peek, play around, get familiar. Right click to start and end, then move the route to your route. Thanks. Part ...
by RunForTheHills
Feb 19 2019 2:53pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surly Disc Trucker Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3540

Surly Disc Trucker Build

Hi, I have been lurking here for a few days. I have been thinking about getting an electric bike. However, most of the prebuilt e-bikes I looked at don't really appeal to me with the oversized tubing and suspensions. I am new to e-bikes, but I have the tools and I am comfortable working on and build...