both of you have no idea what I have gone through running 4kw through one.....Offroader wrote:It is really nice not having to deal with the chain and rear derailleur!
This is why I am currently running 125mm crank arms. They are almost like foot pegs, but not quite. I rode a Hurricane back in May and loved the moto seat and footpegs, I see why you like it.Offroader wrote:Just installed the footpeg option from Qulbix today and went for a ride.
I really like the footpegs, especially since I never pedal the bike anyway. Offroad riding is much better, it seems like I have more control of the bike, even things like making tight turns. Just everything seems easier to do, much better for aggressive offroad riding.
It is really nice not having to deal with the chain and rear derailleur! I just cracked and destroyed my Zee derailleur the last time I took my bike out after hitting it on something. It also seems without the chain the rear suspension works better, which makes sense since the derailleur and chain are adding extra unsprung weight to the rear.
Impacting things or jumping is less stressful on your knees, hopping over a large log is much easier. Just jump off your bed with your legs spread apart like they are on pedals, much more stressful on your knees than having them together.
Overall, just a better riding experience. This is the reason why all motorbikes use footpegs because pedals suck, unless you actually don't have a motor.
Of course pedals may make your electric bike legal, so this is of course the big issue with footpegs.
The footpegs weigh in at 630 grams.
Hey Steven, could you share the corrected layout? I'm kindness of curious as I never got around to welding the layout I posted a while back.smurphy wrote:Hi John,
Sorry for late answer.
I ended up with 20s 14p samsung 30Q cells pack.
If you want to use the same cell layout, don't use the one in the picture because there is a mistake in it
If you want i can send you the good layout.
Bike is up and runnin and did 2 test off road of +- 60Km.
I think a range of 120Km off road is possible with this pack.
I have a qs205 and Max-e, set to 150A batt and 350A fase.
Shoot if you have more questions
I followed Offroader's chain, derailleur set up and never have problem again like chain drop, chain growth or hitting anything even I have long rear travel. you might take a look for reference.smurphy wrote:Hi Offroader,
Yes i think the foot pegs are the best way to drive this bike, but for me i can't do that because i have to drive the bike sometimes on the road so has to look street legal.
Only think that's not going well with my build is the chain and tensioner. Got so tired of this i now drive the bike without chain
+1 always good to see the mods for visual purposes.smurphy wrote:Can you post some pictures of the chain setup Offroader ?
Yes I can do that, will have to find those pics and post them. because photobucket decided not to 3rd party host pics anymore, all the pics I have posted in the past do not show up anymore or I would just send you a link to that page.smurphy wrote:Can you post some pictures of the chain setup Offroader ?
Yes, I like that better also. I can swap between pedals & footpegs fast.Rix wrote:I like how thats done using the existing Bottom bracket.
Thanks, I really tried to make the most advanced ebike in the world, no joking either. I did a ton of research into all the best components and think I did a resonable job. It has some really advanced stuff like custom fan cooling, huge pack in such a small frame. I also had a couple of builds before this to learn about all build problems.smurphy wrote:Thanks Offroader. Your bike is a masterpiece.
Can't even imagine what would happen if i had your setup. pedals help me remind i'm on a bicycle with 15Kw of power
Did you buy just the frame or a rolling chassis ?
Just asking because now, when you buy a frame they dont send you the Q76R decal stickerset. Mine is just white.
In a regular "Rear Derailleur" RD, the spring in that lower arm is all that is keeping the lower part of the chain tensioned. When you go over bumps, rocks etc, the weight of your bouncing chain pulls the spring loaded arm forwards creating slack and "chain slap". Chain slap is when your RD arm and chain are bouncing enough for the chain to slap the chainstay bracket. This is obnoxious. Also when your chain is loose like that, it is easier for it to bounce off of your chain rings and make your day a living hell.
A clutch RD eliminates the bounce. Take the same diagram as above with a Clutch RD. If you pushed the RD up and forwards, it wouldnt move. It is held in place by a small piece that prevents it from moving forward. This keeps your chain properly tensioned, preventing the chain slap and bounce.
This proper chain tension will make riding over rocky, bumpy terrain tolerable. No distracting chain slap, no dropped chains, and no chain suck.
Suck it non-clutch rear derailleurs.