Basically I still can't decide between rear hub and mid drive
Was 99% ready to order a Direct Drive rear Hub for my first project. But part of my brain keeps nagging me that I should get a BBS02 Mid-drive or i'm gonna regret it.
Silly I know but I know that
- I live in a town with a lot of hills. It's a coastal town with mountains behind.
- that i'm likely to be more adventurous with the bike than I admit to right now. (I'm telling myself its just for commuting)
- I have a strong feeling i'm likely to very quickly want to buy a better donor bike (which is unlikely to have 26" rims)
- Im worried its a lot of money to lay down and regret my choice!
I know the increased stresses on the bike drivetrain using a mid-drive... that I understand they can be more temperamental than a hub, but I think I got a bit swayed when I ended up trying an e-bike this weekend (just a Raleigh bike with 350w bosch mid drive)... but the mixture of gearing and a drive were impressive.
I'm already thinking that my initial donor bike will do for now, but later I might want to swap the drive to a better bike I buy. Now if I choose a rear hub I will limited to a 26" wheel unless I get it rebuilt on a different rim. but a mid-drive I could easier move over.
Yes I know the cheaper Direct Drive rear hub is probably less hassle, more reliable and perfectly capable for my every need! So do I go sensible, or listen to the devil on my shoulder telling me to do it? Maybe I just need talking back to the sensible option.
at least I think I got my Battery sorted. Likely to buy from em3ev.com (unless someone can tell me that's a bad Idea).