Getting a chain for BBS02.

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Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by Appbeza » Jun 06 2017 3:17am

I've ordered a new cassette for my bike.

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/shimano-cs-hg41 ... -cassette/

Will this chain be good for this cassette in combination with a 500W BBS02 using a Lekkie 42T Bling Ring?

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/kmc-x8-99-8-speed-chain/

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by Overclocker » Jun 06 2017 4:13am

narrow-wide chainrings don't retain 8spd chains very well because they've been optimized for 10/11spd chains. but that's ok just use a chain guide

personally i use 8spd chains coz they're cheap! mid-drives wear them out quickly so cheap is good

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by alfantastic » Jun 06 2017 4:43am

Appbeza wrote:I've ordered a new cassette for my bike.

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/shimano-cs-hg41 ... -cassette/

Will this chain be good for this cassette in combination with a 500W BBS02 using a Lekkie 42T Bling Ring?

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/kmc-x8-99-8-speed-chain/
Exactly the same chain, cassette and chainring size (ALCEDO brand), that I have been using on my BBS02 750w for the past 4k miles.

I have never had a chain break or derailment in all that time, although I recommend that you keep your front derailleur on the bike. Make sure that the chain is not too long, I took some links out, but not so short that you cannot select lower gears. Also, adjust the B-tension screw correctly.

When they do eventually wear out, replace both the cassette and chain at the same time. Do not try to save money by replacing just one or the other, you will regret it lol.

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by Overclocker » Jun 06 2017 7:38am

alfantastic wrote:

When they do eventually wear out, replace both the cassette and chain at the same time. Do not try to save money by replacing just one or the other, you will regret it lol.

here's a better way to deal w/ the accelerated wear when using mid-drives. since we're using cheap 8spd chain we could afford to buy a few of them for the price of a single 11spd chain so grab a few and rotate them. sprocket life is greatly extended if you do this

if you use just one chain until EOL then your sprockets, including the expensive Lekkie, all wear together

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by tommie » Jun 07 2017 6:26am

Appbeza wrote:Will this chain be good for this cassette in combination with a 500W BBS02 using a Lekkie 42T Bling Ring?

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/kmc-x8-99-8-speed-chain/
That`s the one i`ve been using with my BBS02 750w. KMC or Wipperman would be the ones i`d choose.

Also have a look at this one from KMC, made specifically for ebikes http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/kmc- ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by Appbeza » Jun 09 2017 3:52am

alfantastic wrote:I have never had a chain break or derailment in all that time, although I recommend that you keep your front derailleur on the bike.
Why?

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Re: Getting a chain for BBS02.

Post by tomjasz » Jun 09 2017 7:42pm

tommie wrote:
Appbeza wrote:Will this chain be good for this cassette in combination with a 500W BBS02 using a Lekkie 42T Bling Ring?

http://www.wiggle.co.nz/kmc-x8-99-8-speed-chain/
That`s the one i`ve been using with my BBS02 750w. KMC or Wipperman would be the ones i`d choose.

Also have a look at this one from KMC, made specifically for ebikes http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/kmc- ... lsrc=aw.ds
Wipperman "eBike" chains will not run on narrow wide, ie, Lekkie or Luna Eclipse.
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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