Sean9002 wrote:so far, so pretty!!
Spray a bit of Windex on the tire when mounting...evaporates away and helps as a lube!
Funnily enough i only remembered to lube right near the end - when it was needed. Some soapy water definitly helped and a heat gun to soften the rubber a little. Investing in a cheap long tyre lever takes the pain and frustration out of the equation for sure.
I had a play around yesterday mounting the motor onto the frame and had the same age old issues of......
Wires too close to the moving disc rotor
Not enough clearance for the brake calliper mount
Disc rotor bolts being too long for the cromotor threaded holes - this in particular drove me loopy! As adding a spacer behind the rotor meant even less space for the brake mount. Tried cutting down the tiny bolts and made a hash of it. Went to a local bike shop and they had no shorter bolts. In the end i found some from an old build in a draw full of bits, these had large allen heads which caused even more clearance issiues for the wires coming out of the cro. I then stripped one of the allen heads
eventually got it back out. Tried another bolt (a star headed one this time) in the cro to see if it was short enough and it stripped too and got stuck in the cro which led to 30 minutes of sawing, swearing, shouting.... Eventuallly brute force with some pliers enabled me to get the bolt back out.
In short, as usual, to get a rear disc brake mounted means lots of trial and error and repositioning of parts, and it looks like i will have to be quite creative channelling the exit route of the fat cro wire bundle.
I have to be careful not to stretch the rear swingarm too much for axle mount as it is a concentric bottom bracket.