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Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 4:21am
by Newboy
Hi guys,

Nothing special but as I am new to the field of e-bikes I am now considering

1.buying this fairly simple bike (Shimano Acera. Promax brakes TX123D, front Fork Suntour)
https://www.bikester.be/serious-cedar-s ... 86029.html

2.and mounting this Bafang BBS01B 250W (due to legal restrictions here) 36/17.5Ah kit DC18 LCD with 48T:
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/32674634 ... 2e0eMdhM1F

Any thoughts? Any tips?
Would this one be programmable with the Bafang cable to set a speed limit myself?

Thanks

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 6:38am
by AHicks
Matter of personal tastes maybe, but I would not use a donor bike that did not have disk brakes.

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 7:45am
by Newboy
AHicks wrote:
Sep 11 2019 6:38am
Matter of personal tastes maybe, but I would not use a donor bike that did not have disk brakes.
Thanks, fair remark!
Questions is, do these kits work with hydraulic brakes? And how?

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 8:17am
by AHicks
I've never found the need for hydraulic as the mechanicals I've used have always done the job well enough where I'm not inclined to change. I would think though, that there are calipers that might not work due to interference. That's a guess though....

Worth mentioning I think, is that I'm 300lbs, and the bike is often used in a coastal area with a fair share of decent sized hills, the worst of which feature stop signs at the bottom....

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 10:28am
by RunForTheHills
The brakes on that bike will work fine at the speeds a 250 watt motor will drive you.

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 10:37am
by docw009
For BBS01 250W motor speeds, under 20 mph, the rim brakes should do OK. It does depend on your riding needs. If I rode in very hilly spots maybe I need the best brakes, but it's flat here. I have one non electric bike with hydraulics so I know how excellent brakes feel, but the ebikes I ride have rim brakes or mechanical disks and I am equally happy with either.

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 11:00am
by AHicks
Work well under 20 if you're a flat lander.....

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 12:12pm
by Newboy
I think I am going for a known brand with hydraulic discs
https://www.cubestores.nl/cube-nature-a ... m/34610046

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 11 2019 2:48pm
by AHicks
Yup, like that!

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 16 2019 4:53am
by Newboy
AHicks wrote:
Sep 11 2019 2:48pm
Yup, like that!
Just to make sure before I press the buy button on that Bafang. That bike has the crank https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/ ... TX801.html which should have a threaded 68mm long bottom bracket. Reading about compatiblity here viewtopic.php?t=80319 I think that should be the right one, no?

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 16 2019 9:17am
by 2old
FME, a 68 mm BB is far preferable to 73 mm since you can use the "jam" nut to back up the nut on the BB. I had trouble with the "one nut" design loosening even with Locktite. Also, for me, linear brakes are adequate.

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 16 2019 9:23am
by Newboy
2old wrote:
Sep 16 2019 9:17am
FME, a 68 mm BB is far preferable to 73 mm since you can use the "jam" nut to back up the nut on the BB. I had trouble with the "one nut" design loosening even with Locktite. Also, for me, linear brakes are adequate.
Thanks, I am not worried about the 68mm but the inner diameter. It requires a 35mm diameter but can't find no information on that. Seems like that's a standard??

I'll have the hydraulic brakes... So I need two of those sensors with at least 120cm cables I think.

Re: Bike + kit : is this a good combo?

Posted: Sep 16 2019 4:31pm
by 999zip999
Rim brakes are fine or mechanical disc. Go to a local bike store and try a middrive ebike.