Thanks i have seen similar to that before. Kind of seems finicky. I'll have to look up how to make it secure and attractive.footloose wrote:http://lunacycle.com/bafang-hydraulic-a ... rake-pair/
Mounts to existing brake lever assembly. Uses magnet to make/break circuit based on proximity, which changes when you pull brake lever. Sometimes takes some fiddling to get it mounted right, but works fine to keep your stock brake lever.
This are 672wh for 25miles ...27wh/mile...Thanks for this info, then I would need the 52V battery for sure.I ride a GA cell, 13s4p battery, from Luna. Maximum distance so far is 25.1 miles.
Yes you are right the rim is ROLF, haha i forgot to edit that in the original post i had been doing lots of research into IGH and Rholloff was on my mind so i wrote that i will edit OP in a sec..2old wrote:I have a BBS02 with Luna 52V (14s), 10 a/h battery and have ridden it 18 miles (9 up, 9 down, 180 pound rider, socal so no wind) off road with 3000'+ elevation gain so your battery should be adequate on good days. Also, I use 11-17-28 on an 8-speed cassette and have enough gears for all my needs. BTW, those are Rolf wheels and the "whatever" derailleur is Shimano XTR, top of the line.
Thanks a lot for the breakdown that really helps me gauge riding. I am getting a watt meter that i plan to install soon. My goal is to average 20-22 mph for the trip. If i average 22mph i think it will take me around an hour, give or take 10 mintues for wind, lights, traffic, weather etc... Weirdly, driving in a car, "averaging" the legal MPH in all zones, which is a city highway, and interstate, and the city roads to end, should take 26 minutes. And indeed it does, when there is not another car on the road. BUT WITH TRAFFIC!!! If you take the interstate, it's around 47 minutes! Almost 2x as long. You can take the city highway all the way and avoid the interstate but again with traffic it still takes 35-40 minutes and there's always delays and cops. I know that's not long for some commuters but i can't bare it any longer. Not only from boredom's perspective but also because of my deep hatred of fossil fuels, and my dependency on them.dogman dan wrote: This means his existing battery will be more than big enough, if he keeps it under 18 mph/30 kph. 20 miles from that battery should be pretty easy. Assume 12 ah really usable, At least 550 wh. He can ride at 27 watt hours per mile and get 20 miles from that pack for sure. That should allow 20 mph travel, or more if he's a really strong pedaler. On the worst day, he'd have to aim for more like 20wh/mi, because on the worst day his pack will get smaller from the cold.
Google maps and strava heat map are my friends for finding good routes. I avoid main roads like the plague, and can find all kinds of hidden cut throughs from Strava bicycle heat maps.dogman dan wrote: You are going to come to love it. Work out the safest way to go, any intersection where cars try to kill you daily, has to be avoided somehow.
I use a cygolite 800lumen light, and it is PLENTY bright. Sometimes use two (one on the bike, one on the helmet), and that is as much light as a car/motorcycle headlight.Mündawg wrote:
Hello wonderful community! I have been lurking around for a long time and recently joined so i could actively take part in the
I also want to install bright motorcycle lights because the 6 mile stretch nearest the city has terrible traffic in the morning, and the is no alternate route.
Thanks, these rims are just temporary. My goal is to get some strong wheels with disk brakes in the future. these just have to last me a month or two.ScooterMan101 wrote:When doing a home made rim tape job/repair,
I was told by a wheel builder that you can go to the local store , that sells the Packing tape that has threads in it and is very thick and strong. You do have to cut it down to the proper width for your rim though.
If you find that you have continuous problems with those rims that are light, made for cross country racing, ( Your bike now weighs much more ) you can get a strong wheel from Performance Bike, I had a Forte Terramax for years on a mountain bike and it held up to
all kinds dirt riding/rock and root gardens.
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