Mid drive for an old BikeE

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sunistar   1 µW

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Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by sunistar » Aug 02 2018 5:28pm

I'd like people's thoughts on which mid drive kit would be most straightforward to install on an old BikeE (made in Oregon). It's a 7x3. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by AF7JA » Aug 02 2018 6:37pm

I still have my old Bike-e. The problem is the oddly placed bottom bracket. I would suggest looking at the cyclone motors double freewheel kits.

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Re: Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by sunistar » Aug 03 2018 2:39pm

Thanks for that suggestion, I'll check them out.

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Re: Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by Uturn » Aug 04 2018 2:17am

they are noisy and the double freewheel does not last long, also 24Volt is not standard for batteries anymore. Consider a rear hub motor with a 9 or 10 speed derailleur, or even with your existing 8speed (but without the 3xhub of course).

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Re: Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by amberwolf » Aug 04 2018 3:08am

If it helps, there are other BikeE middrive conversions here on ES. If you look thru this list
search.php?keywords=bikee&terms=all&aut ... mit=Search
you can see some of which ones are relevant by title, and others are obvious once you start looking thru the actual thread.

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Re: Mid drive for an old BikeE

Post by hobbyvac » Aug 05 2018 8:35am

Consider the Tongsheng TSDZ2 torque sensing mid drive. Super easy installation on 68-72mm bottom brackets. The operation is very transparent and natural. You just feel stronger than you were before.

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